January LaVoy (born Trumbull, Connecticut) is an American actress, most recognized as Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. LaVoy made her Broadway debut in the Broadway premiere of the play Enron at The Broadhurst Theatre on April 27, 2010.
In the fall of 2012, LaVoy created the character of Lena in the world premiere of Pearl Cleage's What I Learned In Paris at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been seen in regional theatres across America, including the Denver Center Theatre Company, Pittsburgh's City Theatre and Public Theater, CATF in Shepherdstown, WV, Philadelphia's Wilma Theater, and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. LaVoy played the character Risa in the 2007 Lucille Lortel Award winning play, Two Trains Running. She received the 2004 Denver Post Ovation Award, as Best Actress, for her portrayal of Portia in the Denver Center Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
LaVoy played the role of Helen Keller in the play, Helen Keller Speaks, performed first on March 14, 2009 at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. The play was written by Dr. John Orman, a Professor of Politics at Fairfield University and a former teacher of LaVoy's. The play captures the social activist views of Keller based on her documented speeches and letters between 1913 to 1919.
LaVoy was featured in Signature Theatre Company's Off-Broadway production of Samm-Art Williams' Home playing Woman One/Pattie Mae Wells. She also performed in the world premiere of the musical Coraline at the MCC Theater.
Voiceover & Audiobooks
LaVoy has voiced many national commercials, including Toll House, Revlon, Home Depot, Dannon, and United Health Care.
She has recorded dozens of audiobooks for publishing houses such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Penguin Audio, including:
- The Diviners by Libba Bray
- Private Berlin by James Patterson
- Guilt By Association by Marcia Clark
- Guilt By Degrees by Marcia Clark
- A Singular Woman by Janny Scott
- Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal
- Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
- Dreams of the Dead by Perri O'Shaughnessy
- Guilty Wives by James Patterson
- Dark Eyes by William Richter
- 11th Hour by James Patterson
- If I'm Dead by Marcia Clark
- Overseas by Beatriz Williams
- Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel
- Shadow Show - inspired by Ray Bradbury
- The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
- The Beginning by Karen Kingsbury
- 12th of Never by James Patterson
- The Power Trip by Jackie Collins
- The Chance by Karen Kingsbury
- Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon
- Missing You by Harlan Coben
- Invisible by James Patterson & David Ellis
Television & Film Credits
In addition to her role on One Life to Live, LaVoy has been seen on Law & Order (including the SVU and Criminal Intent franchises), All My Children, Guiding Light, and 3 Lbs.. She also appeared in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, and the upcoming short High Ground.
LaVoy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she was a member of Theatre Fairfield, the resident production company. She received her Master in Fine Arts degree from the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, Colorado.
- Weisberg, LaVoy, Kahn and More Added to Broadway's Enron
- In a Diner, Chewing the Fat and Burying the Dead
- LaVoy Finds There Is One Life To Live
- Giving Voice to Helen Keller
- NYC's Signature Opens Doors to Home, With Bonner, Carroll, LaVoy, Nov. 11
- Complete Casting Announced for MCC's Coraline
- January LaVoy Bio