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
Seattle, Washington, United States
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1997–present
Notable credit(s)

Cortana in Halo series

Princess Peach in Mario series (1999–2007)

Jennifer Lee Taylor 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;[1] Salem, the main antagonist of the hit RWBY series, and Lina, Windranger, Puck and Medusa in Dota 2.


Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Backyard Baseball Sunny Day  
1999–2009 Mario franchise Princess Peach [1]
1999 Backyard Football Sunny Day  
2001 Backyard Basketball Sunny Day  
2001 Aliens versus Predator 2 Tomiko / Various  
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved Cortana  
2002 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Cate Archer / Isako / Ninja Girls  
2002 Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal Roxy  
2003 Hoyle Card Games Chloe  
2003 Contract J.A.C.K. Cate Archer  
2004 EverQuest II Generic Half Elf Enemy  
2004 Halo 2 Cortana  
2005 The Matrix: Path of Neo Red Pill Librarian / Civilian  
2006 SiN Episodes Jessica Cannon  
2007 Halo 3 Cortana  
2008 Left 4 Dead Zoey  
2009 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Keira Stokes  
2009 Saw Amanda Young  
2009 1 vs 100 (Xbox 360) Herself (Avatar)  
2010 Left 4 Dead 2 Zoey DLC only
2010 Halo: Reach Catherine Halsey / Cortana  
2012 Devil's Attorney Susan Maple  
2012 Halo 4 Catherine Halsey / Cortana  
2012 Guild Wars 2 Demmi Beetlestone  
2013 Dota 2 Lina / Medusa / Puck / Windranger  
2014 Destiny City Civil Frame, Archive Security A.I., City P.A. [2]
2015 Infinite Crisis Atomic Wonder Woman [3][4]
2015 Halo 5: Guardians Catherine Halsey / Cortana  


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


Year Title Role Notes Refs
2005 Catscratch Snouser/Son Ep. "Scaredy Cat/Requiem for a Cat"
2006 Ergo Proxy Female Announcer Ep. 15
2013–present RWBY Mysterious Narrator / Salem [5][6]

Live action[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Leverage Jodie McManus Ep. "The Future Job"
2014 Z Nation Computer Voice Ep. "Full Metal Zombie"

Other works[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Refs
2014–present Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana [7][8]
2015–present Windows 10 Cortana [9]


  1. ^ a b "Jen Taylor - South Texas Gamers Expo". South Texas Gamers Expo. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  2. ^ Destiny – End Credits – IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  3. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent. 
  4. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". 
  5. ^ RWBY. Season 1. Event occurs at Closing credits. 
  6. ^ RWBY. Season 3. Event occurs at Closing credits. 
  7. ^ tomwarren. "The story of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri killer". The Verge. Vox Media. 
  8. ^ Blair, Nancy (April 3, 2014). "Who is Cortana? It's Halo's Jen Taylor". USA Today. 
  9. ^ Judith Aparri. "Microsoft Corporation Lets Cortana Open Apps in Windows 10". Guardian Liberty Voice. 

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