Courtenay Taylor

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Courtenay Taylor
Born
Courtenay Kellen Taylor

(1969-07-19) July 19, 1969 (age 49)
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1993–present

Courtenay Kellen Taylor[1] (born July 19, 1969)[2] is an American voice actress, known for her roles as Jack in Mass Effect 2 and 3, Ada Wong in the Resident Evil series, the title character in OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes[3] and the female Sole Survivor in Fallout 4.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Before she got into voice acting, Taylor was a boxing gym mentor, teaching in fitness classes.[6]

Taylor has been named has one of the most prolific voice actors in the gaming industry, having been working in the genre since 2002 with American Idol. As of 2017, she had worked on 83 separate titles in numerous franchises.[4]

In 2010, Taylor voiced Gloria Van Graff, Janet, Jas Wilkins, Morgan Blake and other additional characters in Fallout: New Vegas.

Personal life[edit]

Taylor grew up in San Francisco with stints in Texas and Australia and holds US, UK and Australian citizenship.[7]

Taylor suffered from a vocal chord hemorrhage after working on a game during a speech that included whispering and was unable to work for three months afterwards.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Resident Evil: Damnation Ada Wong

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Guard
2011–16 Regular Show Starla, Audrey, Additional Voices
2016 Skylanders Academy Hex
2017–present OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes K.O., Slime, Whistle, T.K.O., Blue Power,
Hon Dew, Baby Shannon, Topher, Evil K.O.

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 American Idol Judge
2002 Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Additional Voices
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Juhani
2004 Van Helsing Villager
2004 EverQuest II Generic Female Half Elf Merchant, Generic Female Barbarian Merchant,
Generic Female Dark Elf Merchant, Generic Female High Elf Merchant,
Generic Female Erudite Merchant, Generic Female Wood Elf Merchant,
Generic Female Froglok Merchant, Generic Female Ogre Merchant
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Heather, Rosa, Doris, Damsel
2005 God of War Twins
2005 Fatal Frame III: The Tormented Kyoka Kuze, Makie Kuzuhara, Seri Kuzuhara, Additional Voices English version
2005 Call of Duty 2 Russian Female Soldier
2006 Night Watch Tigra
2006 Justice League Heroes Wonder Woman
2006 Destroy All Humans! 2 Natalya Ivanova, Prudence Kane
2006 Downhill Jam MacKenzie
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Unique
2006 Thrillville Adult Female
2007 Supreme Commander Elite Commander Dostya
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Scrin A.I.
2007 Spider-Man 3 Frances Louise Barrison / Shriek
2007 Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance Order Commander Vedelta, Elite Commander Ivanna Qostya
2007 The Golden Compass Disobedient Larry, Froederick, Tanner
2008 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Patty Wurst, Natalya Ivanova
2008 Iron Man Whitney Frost / Madame Masque
2008 The Incredible Hulk Summervox, Minerva Leader
2008 WALL-E Axiom Passenger
2008 Saints Row 2 DJ CB DeCaro, FUNK DJ, Ronin, Additional Voices
2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 A.I. Also Uprising
2009 Halo Wars Serina A.I., Additional Voices
2009 Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Twilight Lady
2009 Stormrise Sable
2009 Infamous Female Pedestrian
2009 Brütal Legend Battle Nuns, Dominatrices
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Farinden, Shaevra, Cocky Dwarf Female, Denerim Gang Leader,
Lady Brodens, Dust Town Beggar
2010 Mass Effect 2 Jack, Kalara Tomi, Lilith, Eclipse Enemies
2010 Dead to Rights: Retribution Marla Bates
2010 Alpha Protocol Scarlet Lake
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Lady Chaos, Lassara, Broodmother Niadara, Additional Voices
2010 Ninety-Nine Nights II Zazi English version
2010 Halo: Reach Female Trooper #1
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Gloria Van Graff, Janet, Jas Wilkens, Morgan Blake, Mrs. Hostetler,
Lupe, Anne, Rachel, Assistant, Boulder City Worker, Caravaneer,
Crimson Caravan Guard, Gambler, NCR Engineer, NCR Prospector,
Refugee, Traveler
2011 Infamous 2 Female Vampire Festival of Blood DLC
2011 Driver: San Francisco Leila Yassin, Jessica Adams
2011 Gears of War 3 Female Former, Various Stranded
2011 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Coast Guard 6595 English version
2011–15 Skylanders series Hex, Fox, Yeti, Hijinx, Knight Mare
2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Arwen, Saenathra
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrians
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Sharack Breev, Lady Aitalla, Casey Rix, Ann'ya, Imani, Kalda Biss,
Lieutenant Ross, Netula Pahn, Screaming Blade Attendant, Zalia
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Athyll, Additional Voices
2012 Mass Effect 3 Jack
2012 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Ada Wong English version
2012 Diablo III Asheara Also Reaper of Souls
2012 Guild Wars 2 Mary, Inspector Ellen Kiel, Human, Centaur, Asura, Sylvari, Norn
2012 Resident Evil: Damnation Ada Wong
2012 Resident Evil 6 Ada Wong
2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown XCOM A.I.
2013 Gears of War: Judgement Female Onyx Guard
2013 The Last of Us Hunter
2013 Disney Infinity Additional Voices
2013 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Angela Weaver
2013 Saints Row IV The Voices of Virtual Steelport
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Priestess, Announcer
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Female Breton #2, Female Khajit #2
2014 Dawngate Freia, Kindra
2014 Ace Combat Infinity Additional Voices English version
2014 WildStar Aviel the Weaver, Apprentice Laveka, Deadringer Shallos,
Ayita Sinnatus, Draken Female, Osun Female
2014 Murdered: Soul Suspect Additional Voices
2014 Destiny Amanda Holliday, City Civilian, Ship Comm, City P.A.
2015 Infinite Crisis Atomic Poison Ivy
2015 Heroes of the Storm Sgt. Hammer
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Sergeant Hanarahan
2015 Mad Max Hope
2015 Lego Dimensions Wicked Witch, Lois Lane, Janine Melnitz
2015 Halo 5: Guardians Spartan
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Additional Voices
2015 Fallout 4 Sole Survivor (Female)
2016 XCOM 2 US Soldier
2016 Headlander Artemis-11, Female Patrol Shepard
2016 Titanfall 2 Gates
2016 Final Fantasy XV Comrades English version
2017 For Honor The Orochi (Female)
2017 Halo Wars 2 Serina
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Meredith Quill
2017 LawBreakers Additional Voices
2017 Destiny 2 Amanda Holliday, Female Extras
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Scarlett Rhodes

Live-action[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Strong Medicine Brandi Episode: "Feeling No Pain"
2005 Close to Home Lisa Episode: "Suburban Prostitution"
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Ticket Seller Episode: "Everybody Hates Drew"
2006 CSI: NY Nurse Yvette Episode: "And Here's to You, Mrs. Azrael"
2007 Because I Said So Computer Girl Uncredited
2007 Cold Case Hooker Episode: "Thrill Kill"
2009 iCarly Judge Marla Episode: "iCook"
2010 Rubber Deputy Denise
2010 Wizards of Waverly Place News Reporter Episode: "Alex Saves Mason (Wizards Unleashed)"
2011 Person of Interest Mrs. Kovach Uncredited
Episode: "Pilot"
2013 3 Geezers! Lisa
2013 Franklin & Bash Kelli Episode: "Coffee and Cream"
2013 Criminal Minds Melody Grimes Episode: "Route 66"
2016 2 Broke Girls Death Bitch (voice) Episode: "And the Booth Babes"
2017 Orphan Black Michael Episode: "Let the Children and the Childbearers Toil"
2017 No Activity Officer Eastman Episode: "The Raid"
2018 S.W.A.T. ER Nurse Violet Episode: "K-Town"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Courtenay Kellen Taylor Games Profile - Metacritic". Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Courtenay Taylor - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "'KO' returns with a knock-out". Hofstra Chronicle. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Fallout 4' Actress Courtenay Taylor Opens Up". Forbes. July 27, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Voice Actress Courtenay Taylor: Fallout 4 is Like a Pixar Movie". IGN. November 3, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "How Fallout 4's Courtenay Taylor turned it around - finder.com". Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Courtenay Taylor exclusive interview – the voice behind YOUR female protagonist in Fallout 4". Female First. November 12, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Frankel, Todd (29 October 2017). "In $24B Video Game Industry, Voice Actors Struggle to Make a Living". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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