Elissa Knight

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Elissa Knight
Born (1975-04-15) April 15, 1975 (age 44)
NationalityUnited States
OccupationVoice actress
Years active2006–present
Notable work
WALL-E

Elissa Knight is an American employee at Pixar and voice actress. As a voice actress, her first major role was in the 2008 film WALL-E as a robot named EVE.[1]

Biography[edit]

The Santa Cruz, California-born Knight has been working as an assistant at Pixar for its recent[when?] films, including Cars, Ratatouille,[2] and WALL-E. Knight voices animated characters as necessary, occasionally recording scratch tracks for use until a big-name actor can record their dialogue. She had her first voice role in the 2006 film Cars as Tia,[1] one of two identical twin Mazda Miata "sisters" who become fans of several of the race cars (The other is played by Lindsey Collins; both actors work at Pixar as assistants).[citation needed]

Knight continued to do voice acting in WALL-E.[1] In WALL-E, she plays EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), a futuristic robot who descends to Earth in search of any life, specifically plants, that still exist in the 29th century. Knight claims that she had never read the script for WALL-E and made few preparations. Sound engineer Ben Burtt modified her recorded voice and director Andrew Stanton decided to keep her voice with the result.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cars Tia Also served as assistant
2008 WALL-E EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) First major role
BURN-E Short film
Uncredited
2009 Tracy Ellen Canzini (Junior)
2013 Monsters University Additional Voices
2014 Party Central Short
2015 Inside Out

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008–11 Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales Tia 7 Episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 WALL-E EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator)
2009 Cars Race-O-Rama Tia
2010 Toy Story 3: The Video Game Lil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Elissa Knight". IMDB. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  2. ^ "Elissa Knight profile". hollywood.com. Retrieved 2008-07-05.

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