Melissa Disney

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Melissa Disney
Born Melissa Femling
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Ryan Paul James (2010–present)

Melissa Disney is a voiceover artist, actress, singer-songwriter, writer, and film producer.


Disney is the daughter of actress Louise Gallagher and writer Carl Femling, the granddaughter of silent actress Tara Gallagher, and is a distant relative of Walt Disney.[1]


Disney is one of a small community of women who do voice over work for movie trailers. In 2000, Disney narrated her first trailer, the action movie Gone in 60 Seconds, which is widely credited as one of the first major movies to employ a female trailer voice.[2]

She voices the title character Ginger Foutley in the animated cartoon As Told by Ginger. She is also known for her role as Elora the Faun in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Spyro: Year of the Dragon and as Courtney Gears (a parody of Britney Spears) in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal and Ratchet: Deadlocked.

She appeared in actress Lake Bell's directorial debut,[3] In a World..., a movie that is about the world of voice artists.[4] Disney appears in the film as the character, Melinda Chisney.

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Disney won a Key Art Award for voicing the Gone in 60 Seconds movie trailer.

Personal life[edit]

Disney is married to actor/writer Ryan Paul James. They were married on October 15, 2010, in San Diego, CA.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Isaacson, Andy (January 27, 2012). "Why Men Always Tell You to See Movies". New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Smith, C. Molly (August 9, 2013). "Lake Bell's New Movie Asks Why More Women Aren't Used to Narrate Movie Trailers". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Scott, A.O. (August 8, 2013). "All Those Voices: Can You Hear Her Now?". New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (August 7, 2013). "Lake Bell Talks 'In A World,' Mastering Accents, Voice-Over Sexism And William Shatner's Uniqueness". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 

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