Jen Taylor

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Jen Taylor
Jen Taylor.jpg
Photo of Jen Taylor taken on-location for the filming of The Cortana Chronicles: In Search of Fandom, included with the Legendary Edition of Halo 3.
Born Jennifer Lee Taylor
(1973-02-17) February 17, 1973 (age 42)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Occupation Voice actress, stage actress
Years active 1997–present

Jennifer Lee "Jen" Taylor (born February 17, 1973) is an American voice actress best known for her roles as Cortana in various Halo games as well as the intelligent personal assistant of the same name, Zoey in Left 4 Dead, Princess Peach, Toad & Toadette in various Mario games, Lina, Windranger, Puck and Medusa in Dota 2.

In 2012, she played Eliza Doolittle in a Seattle Shakespeare Company production of Pygmalion. In 2013, she played Miss Casewell in the Village Theatre production of The Mousetrap.[1]


Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Backyard Baseball Sunny Day N/A
1999 Mario Golf Peach N/A
Backyard Football Sunny Day N/A
2000 Mario Tennis Peach / Toads N/A
Mario Party 3 Peach / Daisy Credited as Jenn Taylor
2001 Backyard Basketball Sunny Day N/A
Super Mario Advance Peach / Toad / Birdo / Robirdo N/A
Luigi's Mansion Toads N/A
Aliens versus Predator 2 Tomiko / Various N/A
Halo: Combat Evolved Cortana N/A
Super Smash Bros. Melee Princess Peach N/A
2002 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Cate Archer / Isako / Ninja Girls N/A
Super Mario Sunshine Peach / Toads N/A
Mario Party 4 Peach / Daisy / Toad N/A
Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal Roxy N/A
2003 Hoyle Card Games N/A N/A
Contract J.A.C.K. Cate Archer N/A
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Peach / Toad N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Peach / Toad / Toadette N/A
Mario Party 5 Peach / Daisy / Toad N/A
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Peach N/A
2004 Mario Golf: Advance Tour N/A
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Paper Peach N/A
Mario Power Tennis Peach / Toad N/A
EverQuest II Generic Half Elf Enemy N/A
Halo 2 Cortana N/A
Super Mario 64 DS Toads N/A
Mario Party 6 Peach / Toad / Toadette N/A
2005 Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix Toad N/A
Mario Superstar Baseball Peach / Toad / Toadette N/A
The Matrix: Path of Neo Red Pill Librarian / Civilian N/A
Mario Kart DS Peach / Toad N/A
Mario Party 7 Peach / Toad / Toadette N/A
Mario Tennis: Power Tour Peach N/A
2006 Super Princess Peach Peach / Toads N/A
SiN Episodes Jessica Cannon N/A
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Peach N/A
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Mini Peachs and Toads N/A
2007 Halo 3 Cortana N/A
2007/2008 Mario & Sonic at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Peach / Toad N/A
2008 Left 4 Dead Zoey N/A
2009 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Keira Stokes N/A
Saw Amanda Young N/A
1 vs 100 (Xbox 360) Herself (Avatar) N/A
2010 Left 4 Dead 2 Zoey DLC only
Halo: Reach Catherine Halsey / Cortana N/A
2012 Devil's Attorney Susan Maple N/A
Halo 4 Catherine Halsey / Cortana N/A
Guild Wars 2 Demmi Beetlestone N/A
2013 Dota 2 Lina / Medusa / Puck / Windranger N/A
2014 Destiny City Civil Frame, Archive Security A.I., City P.A. [2]
2015 Infinite Crisis Atomic Wonder Woman [3][4]
Halo 5 Catherine Halsey N/A


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Inheritance Abbey
2008 Taos Maya
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Cortana


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Catscratch Snouser/Son Voice
"Scaredy Cat/Requiem for a Cat" (Season 1: Episode 9)
2006 Ergo Proxy Female Announcer Voice
"Ki akumu no kuizuSHOW!" (Season 1: Episode 15)
2010 Leverage Jodie McManus "The Future Job" (Season 2: Episode 13)
2014 Z Nation Computer Voice Voice
"Full Metal Zombie" (Season 1: Episode 4)

Other works[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Agents of the Spirit, Episode I: The Phantom Influence Agent Angie Orange N/A
2013– RWBY Narrator N/A
2014– Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana[5]

intelligent personal assistant
knowledge navigator

2015– Windows 10 Cortana[6]

intelligent personal assistant
knowledge navigator


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  2. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. 4:30 (Voice and Motion Performers). Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  3. ^ Turbine, Inc.. "Infinite Crisis". Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent. 
  4. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". 
  5. ^ tomwarren. "The story of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri killer". The Verge. Vox Media. 
  6. ^ Judith Aparri. "Microsoft Corporation Lets Cortana Open Apps in Windows 10". Guardian Liberty Voice. 

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