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Cree Summer
Summer in 2020
Cree Summer Francks

(1969-07-07) July 7, 1969 (age 54)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
  • United States
  • Canada[2]
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1983–present
Angelo Pullen
(m. 2013; div. 2022)
RelativesRainbow Sun Francks (brother)
Musical career

Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969)[1] is an American and Canadian actress and singer. She has worked extensively in animation, voicing characters such as Susie Carmichael in Rugrats and Elmyra Duff in Tiny Toon Adventures and related media. She is also known for her roles in Inspector Gadget, Batman Beyond, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Codename: Kids Next Door, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Danny Phantom, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Drawn Together, and Puppy Dog Pals.

In live-action, she is known for her role as Winifred "Freddie" Brooks in the NBC sitcom A Different World from 1987 to 1993.

Early life[edit]

Summer was born in Los Angeles on July 7, 1969,[1] and grew up in Saskatchewan and Toronto, Canada.[4] Her parents are Canadian actors Don Francks, and Lili "Red Eagle" Francks (née Clark). She and her family traveled and lived around British Columbia during her childhood, and she started public school at the age of nine in Toronto.[5] Her brother, Rainbow Sun Francks, is an actor and a former MuchMusic VJ.



Summer's acting career began in 1983 when she was cast as Penny in the first season of the original version of Inspector Gadget. She appeared frequently in animated programs. She appeared in The Care Bears Movie (1985) and Ewoks (1985, part of the Star Wars franchise).[6][7]

In 1988, Summer was cast as the free-spirited Winifred "Freddie" Brooks in The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World.[8] She remained a regular cast member of the show from 1988 through its end in 1993.[7]

During the run of A Different World, Summer continued working in voice acting. She was cast in the short-lived television series Sweet Justice in 1994 until its cancellation in 1995. In the fall of that same year, Summer and her A Different World co-star Jenifer Lewis starred in the prime time drama Courthouse, which was cancelled two months after it premiered.[9] Apart from guest appearances on other live-action television shows such as Living Single, Better Things, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Summer's professional work since has mostly been limited to voice acting.[10]

She appeared as herself in "It Was All a Dream", the final episode of Atlanta, in 2022, following a voice cameo in the first season episode "B.A.N.". At the start of the third season of A Different World in 1988, the cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters episodes were expanded from their original half-hour format to an hour. The show was changed to be more youthful. Episodes had a lighter tone designed to be less serious and frightening. In these lighter episodes, she voiced Chilly Cooper, the neighborhood ice-cream woman and innocent love interest of Slimer.[11]

Summer voiced over 101 animated characters between 1983 and 2006. These have spanned video games, cartoon television series, animated films and commercials. Among her most famous roles was in Inspector Gadget (Season 1) as Penny (a role she reprised in the Robot Chicken episode "Adoption's an Option"), WB's Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) as Elmyra Duff (which she reprised for Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain) and Mary Melody, Aka Pella in WB's Histeria!, Susie Carmichael in Nickelodeon's Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up!, Cleo the Poodle in PBS Kids' Clifford the Big Red Dog, Miranda from Nickelodeon's As Told by Ginger, Foxxy Love in Drawn Together, Dulcy the Dragon in Sonic the Hedgehog, Valerie Gray in Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom, Numbuh 5 and Cree Lincoln in Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door, Penelope in Barbie as Rapunzel, octogenarian villain Granny May on WordGirl, Tiff from Nickelodeon's My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Blackarachnia in Transformers: Animated. She also voiced Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash for the franchise of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire.[12] Summer has regarded the character of Kida as one of her favorite roles and even considers the character among the official Disney Princess line. She also played a role in Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated as Lady Marmalad in the episode "The Haunting". In December 2016, Summer reprised her role as Penny from Inspector Gadget in an episode of the web-series, Nostalgia Critic. She later joined SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff The Patrick Star Show, where she voices Patrick Star's mother and Squidward Tentacles' grandmother.[13]

Summer has a recurring guest role as librarian Rosalyn Inez on Season 3 of ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary. [14]

Video game voice acting[edit]

She performed voice over for the games Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Black, as well as Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. She voiced Auriel in Diablo III,[15] and reprised the role for Heroes of the Storm. She was the voice of Tandi in Fallout and First Citizen Lynette in Fallout 2, Tatjana in Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, Lady Belgemine, Young Tidus and additional voice-overs in Final Fantasy X, Lenne/Calli in Final Fantasy X-2, Storm in Marvel Super Hero Squad, Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Magma in X-Men Legends, and the Inca Princess Micay in Pitfall: The Lost Expedition.[15] She voices Medusa in the game Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS.[15] She voiced Catalina Thorn, the leader of the Cell in Crackdown 2. She had a small role in Mass Effect. She did miscellaneous voices in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. She reprised her voice of She-Hulk in Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet.[15] She voiced Kit Brinny in the introduction video for the MMORPG Wildstar. She provides the voice of vampire Roller Brawl in the Skylanders series. She has voiced Professor Penelope Young, a minor character original in Batman: Arkham Asylum.[15]


Summer recorded the theme song for OWL/TV in 1985. In 1990, she sang background vocals on two tracks for fellow A Different World cast member Jasmine Guy, appearing on the album Jasmine Guy. In 1993, she recorded an unreleased album (as lead singer) with her band Subject to Change. In 1999, Summer released a solo album, Street Faërie, produced by and featuring Lenny Kravitz.

A number of Summer's portrayed characters (animated or otherwise) are singers. The character of Susie in All Grown Up! was portrayed as a singer with real talent, allowing Summer to sing in the role.[16] Summer sings the opening theme song for All Grown Up!. The character of Foxxy Love in Drawn Together was a singer, with songs like "La-La-La-La-Labia" and "Crashy Smashy", Numbuh 5 from Codename: Kids Next Door sang a lullaby to lull babies to sleep. Elmyra Duff sang many times on Tiny Toon Adventures. She co-performed lead vocals in the song "Cool Kitty" with Tara Strong, which accompanied a cartoon called Class of 3000, directed and written for Cartoon Network by André 3000. She provided the voice of a recurring pomegranate singer in The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, who usually sang during montage sequences. Her character Priscilla on Sheriff Callie's Wild West sings many times, as well.[17]

In 2008, Summer appeared on The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle, performing a cover of Zappa's song "Dirty Love" with Dweezil Zappa on guitar and backup vocals by Ahmet Zappa, produced by Linda Perry.[18]

Summer's musical influences include Frank Zappa,[19][20] Al Green[20] and Dinah Washington.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Summer has dual American and Canadian citizenship.[2] She was married to producer Angelo Pullen for nearly ten years; they announced the dissolution of their marriage in May 2022.[21] They have two daughters born in 2011 and 2013. Summer has a younger brother, Rainbow Sun Francks, a Canadian actor and songwriter who was an on-air personality at Much Music, a Canadian music video and variety television channel.[22]


Animated film roles[edit]

List of voice performances in films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1984 Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name Orange Blossom Television film
1985 The Care Bears Movie Young Kim Feature film
1986 Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation Christy [15]
Madballs: Escape from Orb Freakella Direct-to-video [15]
1992 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Elmyra Duff, Mary Melody [15]
1998 The Rugrats Movie Susie Carmichael Feature film [15]
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Co-Ed (girl at club) Direct-to-video [15]
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Susie Carmichael Feature film [15]
As Told by Ginger Miranda Killgallen Direct-to-video [15]
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Princess Kida Feature film [15]
All Growed Up Susie Carmichael Television film [15]
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Phaedra Feature film [15]
Barbie as Rapunzel Penelope Direct-to-video [15]
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Queen Kida [15]
Rugrats Go Wild Susie Carmichael Feature film [15]
Blizzard Aphrodite [15]
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie Cleo [15]
2005 The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Lizzie, Bonehead Direct-to-video [15]
Bratz Alonce [15]
2006 Bambi II Mena Feature film (non-USA) [15]
Bratz: Genie Magic Zell Direct-to-video [15]
Operation: Z.E.R.O Numbuh 5, Cree Lincoln, Delightful Children From Down The Lane Television film
Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion Diamondz Mandy Direct-to-video [15]
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Hecate
Superman: Doomsday Mercy Graves [15]
2008 Turok: Son of Stone Sepinta [15]
Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend Additional Voices
2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Mrs. Fisher, Cargo Pilot, Young Girl [15]
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie Foxxy Love, Suck My Taint Girl, Network Head's Wife, Old Lady
2011 DC Showcase: Catwoman Lily [15]
2012 Medusa's Revenge Medusa
Strange Frame: Love & Sax Reesa Abi Kiran Ariana Livingston III Feature film [15]
2013 Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Ada Television film [15]
2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings Veronica [15]
2015 Madea's Tough Love Woman in Crowd Direct-to-video [15]
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Seagull Feature film
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom Cheetah Direct-to-video [15]
2016 Nerdland Reporter Sassy [15]
2019 Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Hippolyta [15]
2019 Toy Story 4 Additional Voices Feature film
2022 Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse Catwoman, Hippolyta Direct-to-video
2023 The Super Mario Bros. Movie Plumbing Customer Woman, Additional Voices Feature film

Animation roles[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source
1983 Inspector Gadget Penny Season 1, Gadget's Greatest Gadgets
1985–1986 Star Wars: Droids & Ewoks Gerin (Droids), Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka (Ewoks, Season one only)
1986 The Care Bears Family Gay Episode: "The Big Star Round-Up"
1987 Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater Catnip
1988 Garbage Pail Kids Clogged Duane, Heartless Hal, Trashed Tracy, Squishy, Plain Jane
The New Yogi Bear Show Scruffy Episode: "Pokey the Bear"
1990 Kid 'n Play Marika, Downtown
Peter Pan and the Pirates Tiger Lily 3 episodes
Camp Candy Robin 6 episodes
1990–1992 Tiny Toon Adventures Elmyra Duff, Mary Melody [15]
1991–1994 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Karen 2 episodes
1992 The Little Mermaid Pearl 2 episodes
The Plucky Duck Show Elmyra Duff
1993 Cro Soolie
1993–2004 Rugrats Susie Carmichael, Edwin Carmichael, Vendor Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special (2002) [15]
1994 Bonkers Alto, Young Toon Saxophone Episode: "Frame That Toon"
Sonic the Hedgehog Dulcy the Dragon [15]
1994–1995 Animaniacs Elmyra Duff, Singers 3 episodes [15]
1994–1996 Gargoyles Hyena [15]
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Princess Ebony Episode: "The Frog Prince"
Freakazoid! Jill Episode: "Dance of Doom" [15]
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Master Cylinder, Sheba Beboporeba
1996 Project G.e.e.K.e.R. Lady MacBeth
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Princess Kitana [15]
1996–1997 The Mask: The Animated Series Jennifer Peenman, Gorgonzola, Cookie BaBoom, Davida Steelmine
1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Bessie Episode: "Faith"
The Wacky World of Tex Avery Khanie 2 episodes
The New Batman Adventures Ice Maiden #2 Episode: "Cold Comfort" [15]
Superman: The Animated Series Natasha Irons, Psychic Girl 2 episodes [15]
Men in Black: The Series Vonda
The Incredible Hulk She-Hulk Season 2
1997–1998 Jungle Cubs Louie
101 Dalmatians: The Series Princess
1997 Mummies Alive! Nefertina
1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Polly, Tilly, Cleo [15]
Pinky and the Brain Bunny, Receptionist [15]
Hercules Anaxerete
1998–2000 Histeria! Aka Pella, Senator, Mrs. T-Rex [15]
Pepper Ann Tessa James, Vanessa James
1998–1999 Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain Elmyra Duff Nominated – Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production (1999) [15]
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Feral Girl, Panther, Rosie 2 episodes [15]
1999–2001 Batman Beyond Max Gibson, Tigress [15]
1999 Sabrina: The Animated Series Chloe Flan
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Savy SL2 Episode: "The Slayer" [15]
2000–2003 Clifford the Big Red Dog Cleo Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program (2001) [15]
2000–2004 As Told by Ginger Miranda Killgallen [15]
2001 The Weekenders Penny Descartes, Carver's Mom, Todd Descartes [15]
The Zeta Project Skye Hoaps Episode: "Ro's Reunion" [15]
Johnny Bravo Amy Elephant, Salvador, Puppy Episode: "A Johnny Bravo Christmas" [15]
2001 Horrible Histories Mo, additional voices
2002–2006 My Life as a Teenage Robot Tiff, Vicky, QT2, Stephanie, various voices [15]
2002 Totally Spies! Model, Tuesday Tate Episode: "Model Citizens"
Ozzy & Drix Mayor Santorini Episode: "An Out of Body Experience" [15]
2002–2008 Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh Five/Abigail "Abby" Lincoln, DCFDTL, Numbuh Eleven/Cree Lincoln, Additional voices [15]
2002 Kim Possible Additional voices
2002–2003 The Proud Family Peabo/Additional voices 3 episodes/more
2003 Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Professor Patricia Williams, Joana 3 episodes
2003–2008 All Grown Up! Susie Carmichael Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program (2004) [15]
2004 ChalkZone Sonny Episode: "Let's Twister Again/The Legend of the Golden Worms/Beanie Boys to Men"
Star Wars: Clone Wars Luminara Unduli Episode: "Chapter 14" [15]
Static Shock Candide Episode: "Wet and Wild" [15]
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Cave Witch Episode: "A Grim Prophecy"
Dave the Barbarian Various voices [15]
2004–2007 Danny Phantom Valerie Gray 2nd voice (since Episode 10 "Shades of Grey") [15]
2004–2008 Drawn Together Foxxy Love, Evil Stepmother, Strawberry Sweetcake, Super Nanny, Ni-Pul, Xandir's Girlfriend, Captain She-Ro, Letta Lame, Foxxy Five members, Queen of Mexico, Georgina Georgiopolis, Daphne Blake
2004 Justice League Unlimited Female Singer, Watchtower Computer Episode: "Fearful Symmetry"
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lana Episode: "Retro: Experiment #210"
Bratz Aloncé Episode: "Sasha's Big Interview"
2005–2008 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Mrs. Eugenia Tusk, Kerry, Mrs. Catherine Loon, Latanya Hippo, Eddie Panther
2005 Danger Rangers Alisha, Alisha's Mother [15]
Rugrats Pre-School Daze Susie Carmichael 4 episodes
Ben 10 Frightwig 2 episodes [15]
Four Eyes! Miss Wendy Doager
2005–2006 The Buzz on Maggie Rayna Cartflight
2006–2021 Robot Chicken Penny, Little Girl, Mother, Goldilocks, Valerie Brown 3 episodes
2006 Bratz Genie Magic Zell
W.I.T.C.H. Ember 4 episodes
The Replacements Nature Activist Episode: "Zoo or False?"
2007 Class of 3000 Kaylie, Tanya (singing voice) Episode: "Prank Yankers" [15]
The Land Before Time Tippy Episode: "The Forbidden Friendship" [15]
Friday: The Animated Series Betty "Mom" Jones, Dana Jones
2007–2011 Curious George Ada, The Announcer, Sisley 3 episodes
2007 Transformers: Animated Blackarachnia, Elita-1 [15]
2007–2010 Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures Sarah
2007 Karas Yurine
2007–2015 WordGirl Granny May
2008 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Diver, Buff Delinquent Episode: "Several Leagues Under the Sea/Eye Sea You"
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Glory Grant [15]
2009 DJ & the Fro Doreen, Cecilia, Gigi, Skillet Episode: "101"
2009–2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Storm 3 episodes [15]
2009 The Goode Family Souki
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Vixen 2 episodes [15]
2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Lady Marmalade, Paige Kruller 2 episodes
The Cleveland Show Twin #1, Guest #1 Episode: "Sex and the Biddy"
Good Vibes HJ Kuntz, BJ Kuntz, Tang, Wanda
2011–2013 Pound Puppies Cupcake, Izzy, Sumalee, additional voices [15]
2011–2012 Young Justice Madame Xanadu, Mary West, Tula/Aquagirl, Mattie Harcourt, Highway Patrolman 3 episodes [15]
ThunderCats Panthera 2 episodes [15]
Dan Vs. Becky, Kelly 2 episodes
2012–2013 Robot and Monster Spitfire, Globetha [15]
2012 Superman of Tokyo Jemmy
2013 Henry Hugglemonster Denzel Dugglemonster
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Mr. Cash and Smash Singer Episode: "Everybody Loves Cabbage" [15]
Thunder and Lightning Thunder
Beware the Batman Bethanie Ravencroft 3 episodes [15]
2013–2014 Xiaolin Chronicles Wuya, Tigress, MGVC Leader [15]
2014 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Ho, Pig Episode: "Po Picks a Pocket" [15]
Ben 10: Omniverse Frightwig Episode: "Something Zombozo This Way Comes" [15]
Rick and Morty Rose Episode: "Meeseeks and Destroy"
TripTank Matilda, Ugly Blonde Woman Episode: "Buck Wild" [15]
Avengers Assemble Darlene Wilson Episode: "One Little Thing" [15]
The Tom and Jerry Show Beatie, Woman 11 episodes [15]
The Boondocks Desperate Friend #2 Episode: "Early Bird Special"
2014–2015 Breadwinners SwaySway's Mom, Mrs. Juniper Furfle, Background Dancers [15]
Sheriff Callie's Wild West Priscilla Skunk
2015–2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Merchant, additional voices 4 episodes [15]
2015 Transformers: Rescue Bots Maura the Magnificent Episode: "More Than Meets the Eye" [15]
Golan the Insatiable Various voices
2015–2018 Dinotrux Ace, Drillian, Stegarbasaur #3 36 episodes [15]
Miles from Tomorrowland Maya Kitumba, Tech Bots, Mikrons, Cannon Interface 5 episodes [15]
2015 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Dakota Koder Episode: "Dance Bots" [15]
Moonbeam City Quasar Daniels, Aiaiaia 3 episodes
2015–2019 Guardians of the Galaxy Nebula, Victoria, Trapped Girl [15][23]
2015–2017 Dawn of the Croods Ugga, Pat, Clip, Pup Howler, various voices 51 episodes [15]
2016–2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Witch Haggar 34 episodes
2016–2019 Ben 10 Shasta, Betts McCabe, Hildie 3 episodes [15]
2016 Mixels Jamzy, Teacher [15]
Rolling with the Ronks! Mama [15]
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Skink Mercenary
Nostalgia Critic Penny, Herself Episode: "Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas"
Ultimate Spider-Man Madame Web, Vampire White Tiger 3 Episodes [24][25]
2017 The Powerpuff Girls Green Wing Episode: "Green Wing"
Ginger Snaps Rachel Main role
Vampirina Edna, various voices Main role [15]
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Tess Episode: "Night of the Upsetting Shorts" [15]
Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat Nebula [15]
2017–2019 DuckTales Amunet, Mummies, Pink Terra-firmian 2 episodes [15]
2018–2023 The Loud House Paula, Megan, Soccer Coach, Boy, various voices 2 episodes [15]
2018–2019 Teen Titans Go! Beast Girl, Elasti-Girl 5 episodes [15]
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jessica Jaclyne, Fire Yokai, Mrs. Linda Stockboy, additional voices 7 episodes [15]
2019 Milo Murphy's Law Additional voices Episode: "Look at This Ship"
Tigtone Lore Mastra, Axeanne, Beconka, Kid Tigtone
Harvey Street Kids Zoe, Roary Uproar 8 episodes [15]
2019–2021 DC Super Hero Girls Catwoman Recurring Role [15]
2019–2023 Puppy Dog Pals Ana, additional voices 39 episodes
2020 Muppet Babies Skeeter Episode: "Win a Twin/Skeeter and the Super Girls"
2020–2021 Lazor Wulf Additional voices Also the voice director in season 2
2020–2021 Big Hero 6: The Series Crushroom 6 episodes
2021–2022 Kid Cosmic Queen Xhan 12 episodes [15]
2021–present Rugrats Susie Carmichael, Police Officer Won – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television) [15]
2021 Masters of the Universe: Revelation Priestess, Kuduk 6 episodes [15]
Amphibia Dr. Amelia Frakes Episode: "If You Give a Frog a Cookie"
Saturday Morning All Star Hits! Various Main cast
A Tale Dark & Grimm Mother Tree [15]
2021—present The Patrick Star Show Bunny Star, Granny Tentacles, additional voices Main cast [26]
2022 The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Bufferina, Rochelle, Make Up Boy Fan, Peabo [15]
Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years Bunny Star Episode: "Help Not Wanted"
Hamster & Gretel Ms. Weems Episode: "Close Shave" [15]
2022—present Pretzel and the Puppies Jules 2 episodes
Spirit Rangers Lizard, DeeDee, Wolf, Villain Von Nomanners, Otter Spirit, Dandelion Spirit Main cast [27][15]
2022—present The Legend of Vox Machina Raishan, Salda, Otherworldly Voice Recurring role [28][29][15]
2023 Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Marlaa Jinara 4 episodes [15]
2024 Tiny Toons Looniversity Elmyra Duff Episode: "Whatever Happened to Babsy Bunny?" [30]
2024 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Aragorn Episode: "The Devil You Know" [15]

Live-action film roles[edit]

List of performances in live-action films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1987 Wild Thing Lisa Feature film
Bay Coven Jazz Singer Television film
Hearts of Fire Colt's Band Member Feature film
1991 Perfect Crimes Cheryl Television film
1995 Tuesday Morning Ride Unknown Short film
2002 Kermit's Swamp Years Pilgrim, Kermit's Mom, Star (voice) Direct-to-video [15]
2003 Blizzard Penelope (voice) Feature film
2005 Free Lunch for Brad Whitman Kristi Short film
2007 Callback Student
2013 I Know That Voice Herself Documentary film [31][32]

Live-action television series roles[edit]

List of performances in live-action television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1985 Night Heat Karen Simmons Episode: "Crossfire"
1986 Seeing Things Unknown Episode: "Optical Illusion"
1988–1993 A Different World Winifred "Freddie" Brooks Seasons 2–6
1994 Living Single Summer Episode: "Love Thy Neighbor"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Lisa Adams Episode: "The Harder They Fall"
1994–1995 Sweet Justice Reese Daulkins Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (1996)
1995 Courthouse Danni 4 episodes
2016, 2022 Atlanta Kid #1/Kid #2 (voices) / Cree Episodes: "B.A.N.", "It Was All a Dream"
2019–2022 Better Things Lenny 8 episodes
2019 Queen Sugar Dr. Octavia Laurent 2 episodes
2020 Woke Paper Bag (voice) 2 episodes
2021 What We Do In The Shadows Jan Episode: "The Wellness Center"
2022 Cosmic Love The Astro Chamber (voice) 10 episodes
2023 Swarm Rashida's mom Episode: "Only God Makes Happy Endings"
Run the World Dr. Monica Mitchell Episode: "My New Therapist Says..."
2024 Abbott Elementary Rosalyn Inez 2 episodes
TBA Ironheart TBA

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Voice Role Notes Source
1996 Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster and the Beanstalk Elmyra Duff
1997 Fallout Tandi [15]
1998 Fallout 2 Joanne Lynette [15]
1999 Tiny Toon Adventures: Toonenstein Elmyra Duff [15]
Rugrats: Studio Tour Susie Carmichael [15]
2000 M&M's The Lost Formulas Green
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Kida, Atlantean Child
Final Fantasy X Belgemine [15]
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Osala, Adrianna
Clifford the Big Red Dog Learning Activities Cleo, Mrs. Diller [15]
Atlantis The Lost Empire: Search for the Journal Additional voices
Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe Elmyra Duff Cancelled game
2002 Rugrats: Royal Ransom Susie Carmichael [15]
Clifford the Big Red Dog Musical Memory Games Cleo, Mrs. Queenie Diller
Rugrats Munchin Land Susie Carmichael
Run Like Hell Samantha [15]
2003 Freelancer Dr. Kendra Sinclair
Final Fantasy X-2 Lenne [15]
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Tatjana [15]
Rugrats Go Wild! Susie Carmichael [15]
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics Cleo [15]
Lords of EverQuest Solruua
2004 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Additional voices
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Micay [15]
X-Men Legends Magma [15]
2005 Fantastic Four Alicia Masters, additional voices
Codename: Kids Next Door – Operation: V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E. Numbuh Five, Delightful Children From Down the Lane, Cree Lincoln [15]
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Mindy
2006 Black MacCarver
Driver: Parallel Lines Additional voices
Scarface: The World Is Yours Venus
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Cynder [15]
Superman Returns The Citizens of Metropolis
Bratz Forever Diamondz Mandy
2007 Mass Effect Macha Doyle, Consort Attendant
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Numbuh Five
inFamous Additional voices
Batman: Arkham Asylum Dr. Penelope Young [15]
Brütal Legend Dominatrices [15]
Marvel Super Hero Squad Storm [15]
Dragon Age: Origins Violent Elf Female
2010 Crackdown 2 Catalina Thorn
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Executor Selendis [15]
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet She-Hulk [15]
2011 Knights Contract Straeggele [15]
2012 Unit 13 Command
Kid Icarus: Uprising Medusa [15]
Diablo III Auriel [15]
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Scout Captain Elsia
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Roller Brawl
Young Justice: Legacy Aquagirl, Rocket [15]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices [33]
Lichdom: Battlemage Witch, Alchemist
Broken Age Morelia, Drumstick Maiden, Teledoor [15]
WildStar Kit Brinny, Chua, Exiled Female
Destiny Guardian (EXO) Female [34]
Skylanders: Trap Team Roller Brawl
2015 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Selendis [15]
Disney Princess: Palace Pets Treasure
Skylanders: SuperChargers Roller Brawl
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire Hylo Visz, additional voices
2016 Heroes of the Storm Auriel
Skylanders: Imaginators Roller Brawl
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne Hylo Visz, additional voices
2017 Destiny 2 Exo Player (Female)
DreamWorks' Voltron VR Chronicles Haggar
2018 Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Female Avatar 4 [15]
Lego DC Super-Villains Mercy Graves, Livewire, Mad Harriet, Goon
2021 DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power Catwoman [15]
2022 Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis Susie Carmichael
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway [15]



  • Appeared on the Juno Award-nominated album I Lost My Pet Lizard (1979)
  • Appeared as Debbie on the Juno Award-nominated Canadian Sesame Street album Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch: Camping in Canada (1981)
  • Womb Amnesia – (1993) (with her band Subject to Change)
  • Street Faërie – (1999)


  • "Revelation Sunshine"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2023 Children's and Family Emmy Awards Outstanding Voice Performance in a Preschool Animated Program Spirit Rangers Nominated [35]


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