Catherine Taber

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Catherine Taber
Clone Wars screening - Nika Futterman (Asajj Ventress), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan), Catherine Taber (Padme Amidala) chat outside the theater (5240699536).jpg
Taber (right) with Nika Futterman and James Arnold Taylor
Born
Catherine Anne Taber

Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Websitecatherinetaber.com

Catherine Anne Taber is an American actress working in film, television and voice over who is noted for her voices roles in the Star Wars franchise, specifically the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series where she portrayed Padme Amidala.[1][2] Taber also voices Lori Loud on The Loud House.

Biography[edit]

In 2000, the Georgia native made her feature film debut starring alongside Soleil Moon Frye and Wil Wheaton in the coming of age dramedy The Girls' Room, where she and Frye play college roommates with contrasting lifestyles.[3][4][5]

Taber got her break into video game voice-overs in Knights of the Old Republic in 2003,[6] where she played Mission Vao.[7][8] She voiced Penelo in Final Fantasy XII, for which she was nominated for a National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) Award for Supporting Role in a Drama in 2006.[9]

She was the voice of Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated film and television series that aired on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2014. Although she auditioned for the part, she credits her video game roles in the Star Wars universe as helping her become a fan and landing the part.[10] She also voiced Amidala in the related Star Wars video games, as well as the character Vette in Star Wars: The Old Republic. She voiced Princess Leia in the Star Wars: Force Unleashed video games,[1] and provided voices during production of the now cancelled animated comedy series Star Wars Detours. Meanwhile, in live-action roles, she had a starring role in the horror movie The Morningside Monster which screened at the Phoenix Film Festival in April 2014.[11]

Outside of science fiction films and games, she voiced Ginger the Pig in A Pig's Tail, an animated 2012 short film made by Aardman Animations for The Humane Society.[12][13][14] She also runs a charity website called Games for Soldiers where she collects video game donations for U.S. soldiers overseas.[15][16]

Taber does the voice of Lori Loud, the eldest of the siblings, on Nickelodeon's The Loud House.[17]

Taber also voiced female Jesse in both seasons of the video game Minecraft: Story Mode (2015–17), which was first released on October 12, 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Live-action[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source
2000 The Girls' Room Grace [3][4]
2018 Haven's End Allison [citation needed]
2016 Faking It Sara [citation needed]
2016 Jane the Virgin Woman [citation needed]
2005 Just Like Heaven Karen [citation needed]
2014 A Stitch in Time (for $9.99) Rebecca Short film [18]
2014 The Morningside Monster Mandy Jenkins Film festival release [19][20]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Stroker and Hoop Miss Hoe Cakes [17]
2008–14 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Padmé Amidala, Numa [16][21][22]
2012, 2014, 2018 Robot Chicken Gadget, Raptor #2 [23]
2012 Star Wars Detours Princess Leia [24]
2015 Bear in Underwear Quinn [25]
2015-present Guardians of the Galaxy Medusa [17]
2016–present The Loud House Lori Loud, others [17][26]
2016 Star Wars Rebels Numa [22]

Film[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Padmé Amidala [27]
2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Tina [17]
2014 We Wish You a Merry Walrus (2014) Jangrah, DJ Cadence [17]
2015 Club Penguin: Monster Beach Party Jangrah, DJ Cadence [17]
2015 Club Penguin: Halloween Panic! Jangrah, DJ Cadence [17]
List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2011 Waltz of the Demon King Cosette Short film
Festival release
[28][29]
2012 A Pig's Tail Ginger Short film for The Humane Society of the United States [12][13][14]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Mission Vao [6][8][30]
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Rogue [10][17]
2006 Final Fantasy XII Penelo [9][10][31]
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins Lolo [17]
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Princess Leia [18][30]
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Padmé Amidala [32]
2010 Resonance of Fate Rebecca [17]
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Cécile Cosima Caminades [17]
2010 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Princess Leia [18][17]
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Padmé Amidala [17]
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Vette [18][33][34]
2012 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Party Girl [17]
2012 The Secret World Rose White, Cassandra King, Karen Olson, Saccharissa [35]
2013 Marvel Heroes Rogue, Shanna the She-Devil [17]
2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows April O'Neil [17][36]
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Andoria, Others [17]
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Padmé Amidala [37]
2015 Minecraft: Story Mode Jesse (Female) [38]
2016 Titanfall 2 Monarch Titan OS [citation needed]
2018 Spyro Reignited Trilogy Zoe [citation needed]

Audio books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Basile, Nancy (March 3, 2014). "Catherine Taber 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 3". AnimatedTV.about.com. About.com. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Interview: Catherine Taber" (Interview). Interviewed by Rudie Preston. Tampa Bay: WTSP. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Loewenstein, Lael (March 19, 2000). "The Girls' Room". Variety. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Crow, Jonathan. "The Girls' Room (2000)". New York Times. Rovi (All Movie Guide). Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "In April, The American Cinematheque's Independent Film Showcase – The Alternative Screen Presents A Sneak Preview Of Everything Put Together (April 19) and The Girls' Room (April 27)". Egyptian Theatre (Press release). Hollywood: American Cinematheque. March 17, 2000. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  6. ^ a b McIver, Brian (March 30, 2010). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars actress Cat Taber loves being a sci-fi geek". Daily Record. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Interview: Catherine Taber". Pink Raygun. August 17, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Guerrero, Tony (September 16, 2010). "Interview: Catherine Taber, Padme On Star Wars: The Clone Wars". Comic Vine.
  9. ^ a b "2006 Awards | National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Corporation". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR). Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Veekhoven, Tim (July 2010). "An interview with Catherine Taber | TeeKay-421 vow". TeeKay-421 (53). Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "The Morningside Monster". Festival Genius. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Meet the Artists Behind "A Pig's Tail"". The Humane Society of the United States. October 24, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  13. ^ a b Gutleben, Christine (October 5, 2012). "Celebrating the Spirit of Food Day with "A Pig's Tail"". Food Day. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  14. ^ a b Zahed, Ramin (October 25, 2012). "Aardman's 'Pig's Tail' Exposes Inhumane Factory Farming". Animation Magazine. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  15. ^ Herve, Heather Borden (April 23, 2014). "Wilton Father and Sons Donate Video Games to U.S. Soldiers Overseas". Good Morning Wilton. Wilton, Connecticut.
  16. ^ a b Jones, Jason B. (September 10, 2010). "Padmé Speaks out: GeekDad Interviews Catherine Taber". Wired. Wired. Archived from the original on September 12, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Catherine Taber". Behind The Voice Actors. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  18. ^ a b c d "A Stitch in Time (for $9.99) – Electronic Press Kit" (PDF). Stitchintimefilim.com. 2014.
  19. ^ "The Morningside Monster". Festival Genius. Phoenix. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  20. ^ Ethridge, Chris (August 14, 2012). "More fun casting for "The Morningside Monster"". Nothing is Self-Evident. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  21. ^ Goldman, Eric (October 14, 2010). "The Clone Wars: Padme Fights On". IGN. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  22. ^ a b Star Wars (February 17, 2016). Rebels Recon #2.15: Inside "Homecoming" – Star Wars Rebels. YouTube. Event occurs at 3:00.
  23. ^ Bonanno, Luke (October 8, 2013). "Robot Chicken: Season 6 Blu-ray Review – Page 1 of 2". Dvdizzy.com. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  24. ^ Goldman, Eric (August 24, 2012). "First Footage Shown from Seth Green and Matt Senreich's Star Wars: Detours Animated Series". IGN. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  25. ^ Catherine Taber [@cattaber] (June 26, 2015). "Please check out the new animated kids pilot on Amazon Video US BEAR IN UNDERWEAR! I play "Quinn" (Lucky... fb.me/4wzZmgYon" (Tweet). Retrieved June 30, 2015 – via Twitter.
  26. ^ Chris Savino [@Bigfootandgray] (February 13, 2015). "@cattaber OMG I love Lori Loud so much!! you killed it today!!! thank you thank you thank you" (Tweet). Retrieved July 8, 2015 – via Twitter.
    Catherine Taber [@cattaber] (February 13, 2015). "@BigfootandGray Thank YOU for having me be a part of such a great show! #MutualAdmirationSociety #LoveBeingLoud #TheLoudHouse #Nickolodeon" (Tweet). Retrieved July 8, 2015 – via Twitter.
  27. ^ "Fans out in force for 'Clone Wars'". Variety. August 11, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  28. ^ "CALIFORNIAN: Synopsis of films at Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival – Part 2". U-T San Diego. September 14, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  29. ^ "Waltz of the Demon King – Media Kit" (PDF). New Filmmakers. Los Angeles. p. 2. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  30. ^ a b Vilmur, Pete (October 17, 2008). "Cat Taber: Voicing Padmé". StarWars.com. Lucasfilm. Archived from the original on October 18, 2008.
  31. ^ Final Fantasy XII Playstation 2 Instructional Manual. North America: Square Enix. 2006. p. 36.
  32. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
  33. ^ Channell, Mary (October 17, 2011). "Star Wars Fan Days". Richland Chronicle. Richland College.
  34. ^ BioWare (December 20, 2011). Star Wars: The Old Republic. Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast.
  35. ^ Funcom. The Secret World. Electronic Arts. Scene: Credits, Cast.
  36. ^ Carsillo, Ray (September 4, 2013). "EGM Review: TMNT: Out of the Shadows". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  37. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Scene: Closing credits, 5:29 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  38. ^ Marchiafava, Jeff (August 28, 2015). "Minecraft: Story Mode". Game Informer. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  39. ^ "Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson audio book". Simply Audiobooks. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  40. ^ Walker, Jodi (September 24, 2013). "Check out a sneak peek of 'Star Wars: Razor's Edge' with Princess Leia". Shelf Life – Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 28, 2014.

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