Elissa Knight

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Elissa Knight
Born (1975-04-15) April 15, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Occupation Pixar employee, voice actress
Years active 2006–present

Elissa Knight (born April 15, 1975) is an American employee at Pixar Animation Studios and voice actress. As a voice actress, her first major role was in the 2008 film WALL-E as a robot named EVE.[1]

Biography[edit]

Knight has been working as an assistant at Pixar for its recent films, including Cars, Ratatouille,[2] and WALL-E. Knight voices animated characters as necessary, occasionally recording scratch tracks for use until a big-name actor can record their dialogue.

She had her first voice role in the 2006 film Cars as Tia,[1] one of two identical twin Mazda Miata "sisters" who become fans of several of the race cars (The other is played by Lindsey Collins; both actors work at Pixar as assistants).

Knight continued to do voice acting in WALL-E.[1] In WALL-E, she plays EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), a futuristic robot who descends to Earth in search of any life, specifically plants, that still exist in the 29th century. Knight claims that she had never read the script for WALL-E and made few preparations. Sound engineer Ben Burtt modified her recorded voice and director Andrew Stanton decided to keep her voice with the result.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cars Tia Served as assistant
2007 Ratatouille Woman in restaurant[citation needed] Other - Pixar Productions
2008 WALL-E EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) First major role
BURN-E Short film; uncredited
2008–2011 Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales Tia
2009 TRACY Ellen Canzini (Junior) First live action role
2010 Toy Story 3: The Video Game Lil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Elissa Knight on IMDB". Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Elissa Knight hollywood.com". Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

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