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|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara|
Diane Michelle is an American voice actress, famous for voicing Daisy Duck in several modern Disney projects (Daisy is currently voiced by Tress MacNeille in many projects) in The Spirit of Mickey, Mickey Mouse Works and Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas.
Diane is a Southern California native and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In 1984, Ms. Michelle formed The Goils, a group of three talented and harmonious singers in World War II uniforms who emulate The Andrews Sisters but include jazz, swing, and popular tunes in their wide repertoire. The group has appeared on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, spent one year as resident performers at Las Vegas' New York, New York, and toured Japan four times.
She can often be heard on current TV and radio commercials - she's the voice of Olive Oyl in the Prego Spaghetti Sauce commercials. Diane's known for creating off-beat voices for animated characters. Her numerous television V.O. credits include The Simpsons, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (as Jane Jetson), and The West Wing. She has also done voices for many motion pictures, including RV (as the voice of the R.V.), Little Mermaid II and The Savages. She's the dubbed voice of Dianne Feinstein in the newly released feature about Harvey Milk, entitled Milk.
In 2002, Diane launched a one-woman show at the world-famous Encounter Restaurant at LAX portraying the award-winning cartoon spaceship captain/diva Va Va LaVoom, her character from the Elmo Aardvark cartoon series.
Her voice work appears in Happy Feet and she voiced both Depa Billaba, a Republic medic droid, Zam Wessel in Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, Francine Langstrom in Son of Batman, Shin Chan in the Phuuz dub of Crayon Shin-chan, and Ket's mother, Miss Dora and Additional voices in Kiki's Delivery Service (Streamline dub). She has voiced multiple characters in popular video games such as Mass Effect, EverQuest II, and Diablo II in which she not only played the character Natalya, but also many of the monsters.
Diane is an expert in dialects and celebrity impersonations and is also a fine painter, an accomplished guitarist, and a highly experienced voice teacher.