Ali Hillis

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Ali Hillis
Hillis at the 16th Annual MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards Gala on February 12, 2008
Born (1978-12-29) December 29, 1978 (age 44)
Alma materEast Carolina University[1]
Years active1999–present
SpouseMatt Swartz[2]

Ali Hillis (born December 29, 1978)[3][4] is an American actress who has appeared in television and film, and voices a number of characters in video games. She is best known for her video game work as Dr. Liara T'Soni in the Mass Effect trilogy, Lightning in the Final Fantasy XIII series, and Palutena in Kid Icarus: Uprising.


Hillis was born in Huntington Beach, California on December 29, 1978.[1][4] When she was six months old, Hillis and her family moved to Normal, Illinois and at age 3, to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina at age 13[5] and performed at The Children's Theater.[6] She auditioned for Broadway plays in New York City with TV shows of Felicity (2 episodes in 1999), FreakyLinks, Undressed (2000), Naruto, JAG, Boomtown and Less Than Perfect.[7] Her several film roles are All the Wrong Places, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Must Love Dogs, Open Water 2: Adrift, The Ultimate Gift, and The Heartbreak Kid[5] and the Los Angeles play, A Good Soldier. Her video game roles are Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII, its sequels and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Liara T'Soni in the Mass Effect trilogy, Ariel Hanson in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Karin in the Naruto series, Palutena in Kid Icarus: Uprising and Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair in Fuse.

In 2012, she starred in a YouTube web series called Fix Me by ModernMom, in which she plays Sydney Lang, a housewife who tries to fix everything around her.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Hillis is married to Matt Swartz.[2] The couple have one daughter together.[9]


Voice-over roles[edit]


List of voice performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source[10]
2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Meg singing Resume
2011–12 Marvel Anime: X-Men Emma Frost English version Resume
Naruto Shippuden Karin English version Resume
2013 Stitch! Toriko English version [11]
Regular Show Tracey, others   [12]
2015 Bear in Underwear Eloise   [13]
2019 Apple & Onion Cinnamon Twist   [14]
2019 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Karin English version [15]
2022 Exception Nina English version [16]


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Source[10]
2012 Back to the Sea Teaching Fish [12]
2015 Regular Show: The Movie Ship Computer, Rigby's Mother [12]

Video games[edit]

List of performances in video games
Year Title Role Source[10]
2005 Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse Mary Godwin, Shelley Godwin [12]
2006 Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Mary Godwin, Shelley Godwin [12]
2007 Mass Effect Liara T'Soni [12]
2010–11 Mass Effect 2 Liara T'Soni Resume
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Lightning [12]
2010 Dead or Alive Paradise Rio [12]
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Ariel Hanson [12]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Audrey Gassenarl [12]
2010–present Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series Karin [12]
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Lightning [12]
2011 Resistance 3 Glenda, Norma [12]
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrian voices [17]
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning [12]
2012–13 Mass Effect 3 Liara T'Soni [12]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Mizuki McCloud [12]
2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising Palutena [12]
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Felicia Hardy / Black Cat [12]
2013 Gears of War: Judgment Sofia Hendrik [12][18]
2013 Shin Megami Tensei IV Burroughs
2013 Fuse Isabelle Sinclair, Female Computer [12]
2013 Saints Row IV The Voices of Virtual Steelport [19]
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Talwyn, Computer, Mrs. Zurkon [12]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning [12]
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Black Cat/Felicia Hardy [12]
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Scout Harding, Valta [20]
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Emina [12]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Computer, Starlene, Mrs. Zurkon [12]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Lightning [12]
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Liara T'Soni [21]
2017 Mobius Final Fantasy Lightning [22]
2018 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Lightning [12]
2021 Mass Effect Legendary Edition Liara T'Soni [12]
2021 Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Old Woman, Lady of the Fount [12]
2021 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Mrs Zuckon, Ms. Fungal [12]
2023 Star Trek: Resurgence Bedrosian [12]

Live-action roles[edit]


List of live-action acting performances on television and related media
Year Title Role Notes Source[10]
1999 Felicity Chloe 2 episodes Resume
2000 Undressed Kim 3 episodes Resume
2000 MK3   FOX pilot Resume[23]
2000 FreakyLinks Crystal Episode: "Subject: Fearsum" Resume
2001 Baywatch Hawaii Ivy Latham Episode: "A Good Man in a Storm" Resume
2001 Inside Schwartz Laine Episode: "Roommates" Resume
2002 Boomtown Melanie Stone Episode: "The Squeeze" Resume
2002 Less Than Perfect Tiffany Episode: "The Pole" Resume
2004 Jessica Holly TV pilot with Jessica Simpson [23]
2004 JAG Rachel Hanna Episode: "Retrial" Resume
2005 Life on a Stick Jenny Episode: "Things People Stand For" Resume
2007 Heartland Heather Hartog Episode: "I Make Myself Into Something New" Resume
2007 My Boys Rachel Episode: "The Estates of Hoffman" Resume
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Denise Episode: "Beauty is Only Spanx Deep" Resume
2010 Miami Medical Heidi Pelton Episode: "88 Seconds" Resume
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Olivia Fowler Episode: "Hitting for the Cycle" Resume
2011 Memphis Beat Stacy Ekler Episode: "At the River" Resume
2012 Fix Me Sydney Lang Web series for Facebook[24]
2015 Castle Megan Brooks Episode: "At Close Range" Resume
2015 Bones Lynette O'Malley Episode: "The Senator in the Street Sweeper" Resume
2017 Rebel Vivian Reeves Episode: "Partners" Resume
2017 NCIS: Los Angeles VA Administrator Episode: "Battle Scars"
2018 NCIS Antonia Morello Episode: "Fallout"
2018 9-1-1 Jen 2 episodes
2019 Grey's Anatomy Lori Carter 4 episodes
2022-2023 Chicago Med Vickie Evans 2 episodes
  Being Dunbar   FOX pilot Resume


List of live-action acting performances in feature films
Year Title Role Source[10]
2000 All the Wrong Places Marisa Baron Resume
2002 The Month of August August Resume
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Marleah [25]
2005 Must Love Dogs Christine Resume
2005 American Gun Gunshop Patron Resume
2006 Open Water 2: Adrift Lauren Resume
2006 The Ultimate Gift Alexia Drummond Resume
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Jodi the Bride Resume
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Angela YouTube[26]
2013 The Ultimate Life Alexia Drummond Resume
2014 The Road Within Monica Resume
2015 The Ultimate Legacy Alexia Drummond Resume
List of live-action acting performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Source[10]
2009 Space Buddies Astro Spalding [27]
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Agnes Bright Resume[28]


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  11. ^ "Stitch! Best Friends Forever". Stitch!. Season 3. Episode 20. Event occurs at Closing credits.
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  13. ^ "Bear in Underwear - Movie & Television Guide". Movie & Television Guide. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  14. ^ "Appleoni". Apple & Onion. Season 1. Episode 31. Event occurs at Closing credits.
  15. ^ Kitsune [@Kitsunes96] (March 24, 2019). "This episode confirmed who voices. Look like Henry Dittman and @missalihillis are back to voices Kabuto & Karin once again!!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2022 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (September 13, 2022). "Exception: Sci-Fi Horror Anime Readies to Launch with New Trailer, Images". Animation Magazine.
  17. ^ Volition (November 15, 2011). Saints Row: The Third. THQ. Scene: closing credits, 5:45 in, Character Voice Talent.
  18. ^ "Gears of War: Judgment Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  19. ^ Volition, High Voltage Software (August 20, 2013). Saints Row IV. Deep Silver. Scene: closing credits, 5:25 in, Character Voice Talent.
  20. ^ BioWare. Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC). Electronic Arts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:40 in, Additional Voices.
  21. ^ BioWare. Mass Effect: Andromeda. Scene: Closing credits, 5:22 in Additional Voices.
  22. ^ Final Fantasy Mobius Boss Lightning. BuffMaister. September 16, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2022 – via YouTube.
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  24. ^ Hillis, Ali (July 9, 2012). "Well, I got cast in this cute web series, and i think it turned out pretty well! Check out the first short webisodes of FIX ME on! I'm not a mom, yet, but i can be one on the net! smile emoticon". Facebook. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
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  26. ^ Ali Hillis in BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA. Ali Hillis. February 5, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2022 – via YouTube.
  27. ^ "Space Buddies (2009) - Cast and Crew".
  28. ^ "Disney Cheryl Ladd and Ali Landry Host Santa Paws 2 the Santa Pups Holiday Party Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images".

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