January 30, 1972 |
Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
|Other names||Carren Learning|
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress|
|Agent||SBV Talent Agency|
|Spouse(s)||Barry Oswick (m. 2009)|
Jennifer Hale (born January 30, 1972) is a Canadian-born American actress best known for her voice over work in video games like Grandia II, the Mass Effect trilogy, Diablo III, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, Tales of Symphonia, the Metroid Prime trilogy, the Metal Gear Solid games, Brütal Legend, Halo 4, BioShock Infinite and Disney's animated movies. As a result of her prolific works as a voice actress in video gaming, Guinness World Records awarded her with a Guinness World Record for being "the most prolific videogame voice actor (female)" which has been featured in the book Guinness World Records 2013: Gamer's Edition.
Hale was born in Canada to parents from Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the United States, attending the Alabama School of Fine Arts and then Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham. While in high school, Hale began working as a production assistant. After graduation, Hale worked as an actress, commuting between Birmingham and Atlanta. She got her first big break in the 1988 made-for-TV movie A Father's Homecoming.
Later she moved to Hollywood and has been doing voices for video games, animation, commercials, radio promotions, anime, and movies since 1993. In 1994 she was cast as Felicia Hardy/Black Cat in Spider-Man, the first in a long line of Marvel Comics characters she has voiced. She has also been a guest on several well-known TV shows, such as Charmed, ER, Just Shoot Me!, among others. She was sometimes credited as Carren Learning. She plays Cinderella and Princess Aurora in various Disney projects.
She also voiced several characters (the undercover spy Sam, her mother Gabby, the rival Mandy and her mother Phoebe) in the cartoon series Totally Spies. She voiced Bastila Shan in the award-winning Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and returned for a brief appearance in the sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords. She later voiced the female version of Jaden Korr in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. In the BioWare MMOPRG Star Wars: The Old Republic, Hale voiced the Republic Trooper Female as well as the recurring NPC Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan. Hale also voiced Bastila Shan in cameo role during the game's Jedi Consular storyline. Hale interpreted the voices of Fall-From-Grace and Deionarra in the computer-role-playing-game Planescape: Torment. She voiced the female version of Commander Shepard in the video game series Mass Effect, noted for her nomination for "Best Performance by a Human Female" award at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards (Mass Effect 2). She is also known as the "voice" of Samus Aran in all three games in the Metroid Prime trilogy, providing grunts and screams as the player moves and takes damage. Hale is also known for playing several voices in the Metal Gear Solid series (Naomi Hunter in Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Emma Emmerich in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty).
Hale was also the voice of Jean Grey in Wolverine and the X-Men and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds as well as a small role in Swat Kats. She also voiced British mercenary Jennifer Mui in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. In 2003, Hale voiced Mrs. Little in the short-lived Stuart Little: The Animated Series. In 2011, she was the voice of Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel on Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
|A Father's Homecoming||1988|
|In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas||1991||Mary Ann Kahl|
|Biker Mice from Mars||1993–1996||Harley||voice|
|The Pink Panther||1993||Additional Voices||voice|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||1993||Additional Voices||voice|
|Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?||1994–1998||Ivy||voice|
|Skeleton Warriors||1994||Jennifer Steele/Talyn||voice|
|Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights||1994||Alliyah-din||voice|
|The Tick||1994||Carmelita (1995–1996)||voice|
|Iron Man||1994–1996||Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman (1995–1996)||voice|
|Spider-Man: The Animated Series||1994–1998||Felicia Hardy/Black Cat||voice|
|The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat||1995||Candy Kitty, Additional Voices||voice|
|Mighty Ducks||1996–1997||Mallory McMallard||voice|
|Bruno the Kid||1996||Leecy Davidson||voice|
|The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||1996||Jessica Margaret Leya 'Jessie' Bannon (1997)||voice|
|Just Shoot Me||1997||Model|
|Cow and Chicken||1997||P.E. Teacher, Additional Voices||Voice|
|The Powerpuff Girls||1998–2005||Princess Morbucks, Ms. Keane, Big Mary, Sedusa, Additional Voices||voice|
|Charmed||1999||Neighbor (episode "Morality Bites")|
|Rocket Power||1999||Paula Dullard||voice|
|The Chimp Channel||1999||Kimmy, Marina||voice|
|The New Woody Woodpecker Show||1999||Hinga||voice|
|Spider-Man Unlimited||1999–2001||Lady Vermin of the Knights of Wundagore, Mary Jane Watson, Additional Voices||voice|
|House of Mouse||2001||Cinderella, Princess Aurora||voice|
|Shrinking Violet||2001||Raven Wells||voice|
|Samurai Jack||2001||Additional Voices||voice|
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||2001–2008||Gladys (Billy's Mom), Mallory, Various||voice|
|Totally Spies!||2001–present||Samantha "Sam", Mandy, Various||voice|
|Time Squad||2001||Josephine Bonaparte||voice|
|Justice League||2002–2003||Black Siren, Inza, Giganta, Killer Frost||voice|
|Codename: Kids Next Door||2002–2008||Numbuh 86 (2003–2008), Computer, Mrs. Thompson, Nurse Claiborne, Runt, Dixie, Mrs. Uno, Mrs. Beatles, Negative Numbuh 86, Rowdy Hooligans From Across The Square and Rainbow Monkey||voice|
|Gotham Girls||2002||Commissioner, Prison Warden Caroline||voice|
|Fillmore!||2002–2004||Natasha (episode "The Currency of Doubt")||voice|
|What's New, Scooby-Doo||2002–2006||Thorn (episode "The Vampire Strikes Back"),
House Computer, Allison (episode "High-Tech House of Horrors"),
Honey Hensecker, Dr. Joan Goodfew (episode "Safari So Good"),
Meadow, Maize, Knox (episode "Homeword House"), Leora Lasswell (episode "Go West, Young Scoob"),
Sue Krose (episode "Gold Paw"), Linda, Gooey-Oh Creature, Zombie Kid #3 (episode "E-Scream")
|Stuart Little: The Animated Series||2003||Eleanor Little, Martha Little||voice|
|All Grown Up!||2003||Brett, Diane||voice|
|Justice League Unlimited||2004–2006||Giganta, Killer Frost, Inza, Zatanna||voice|
|Brandy & Mr. Whiskers||2004–2006||Margo, Gina the Olingo||voice|
|Camp Lazlo||2005||Mrs. McCannon, Misty, Suzie||voice|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||2005||June, Avatar Kyoshi||voice|
|Ben 10||2006||Teacher, Jamie (episode "And Then There Were 10"),
Joey (Rojo) (episodes "The Alliance", "Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10" Pts. 1 & 2),
Gilbert, Mandy (episode "Camp Fear"),
Turbine (episode "Ben 4 Good Buddy")
|Class of 3000||2006–2008||Madison, Ms. Lopez, Bianca Moon||voice|
|Legion of Super Heroes||2006–2008||Emerald Empress, Martha Kent, other voices||voice|
|Random! Cartoons||2007||Ms. Penelope, Express Mail, Co-Worker #3, and Mom||voice|
|Back at the Barnyard||2007||Freddy's Mom||voice|
|El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera||2007||Sophie Jarre, La Skunkette Rouga||voice|
|Phineas and Ferb||2007–current||Carla the Intern||voice|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||2009–2010||Aayla Secura, Senator Riyo Chuchi, Lolo Purs||voice|
|Wolverine and the X-Men||2009||Jean Grey, Boom Boom||voice|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold||2008–2011||Ramona, Zatanna, Poison Ivy (episode "Chill of the Night!" only), Ice, Killer Frost||voice|
|Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||2010||Thorn (episode "In Fear of the Phantom"),
Delilah Blake (episode "The Legend of Alice May")
|The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes||2010–2012||Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel, Corrina Korvac||voice|
|G.I. Joe: Renegades||2010–2011||Wendy||episode "Dreadnoks Rising"|
|TUFF Puppy||2010–present||Additional voices||voice|
|Green Lantern: The Animated Series||2011–2013||Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire||voice|
|Generator Rex||2011–2013||Black Knight||voice|
|Motorcity||2012–2013||Foxy (episode "The Duke of Detroit")||voice|
|Sofia the First||2012||Violet (episode "The Amulet of Avalor"), Suzette (the episode "Baileywick's Day Off")||voice|
|Xiaolin Chronicles||2013||Kimiko Tohomiko, Ashley / Katnappe, Willow / Shadow||voice|
|The Legend of Korra||2013||Avatar Kyoshi (episode "Beginnings, Part 1")||voice|
|Regular Show||2013||Mordecai's Mom, Thomas' Mom (episode "The Thanksgiving Special")||voice|
All roles listed are voice roles and for the English versions where applicable.
- "NP Power Profiles". Nintendo Power 241. May 2009. pp. 76–78.
- "Animation Promo (Jennifer Hale Animation.mp3)". jenniferhale.com.
- Nintendo Power staff (May 2009). "Power Profiles 26: Jennifer Hale". Nintendo Power (241): 76–78.
- "Game Credits". jenniferhale.com.
- "Animation Credits". jenniferhale.com.
- Guinness World Records 2013: Gamer's Edition. Guinness World Records Ltd. 2012. p. 154. ISBN 9781904994954.
- http://www.toondisneymedianet.com/web/showpage/showpage.aspx?program_id=3112592&type=hale[dead link]
- The Voice of The Old Republic Featurette
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jennifer Hale.|
- Official website
- Jennifer Hale at the Internet Movie Database
- Jennifer Hale at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Jennifer Hale at http://www.voicechasers.com