Kat Cressida

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Kat Cressida
Kat-Cressida-Comic-Con.jpg
Cressida at San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Kathryn Cressida

(1968-03-01) March 1, 1968 (age 51)
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1993–present
Websitewww.katcressida.com

Kathryn "Kat" Cressida (/ˈkrɛsɪdə/; born March 1, 1968) is an American actress and voice actress. She is best known for voicing the Bride in The Haunted Mansion at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. She also voiced Bloody Mary in the video game The Wolf Among Us.

Early career[edit]

Cressida guest-starred in several television shows and theatre productions, such as Loco Motives[1] and made her feature film debut in The Long Way Home,[2] before starting her voice acting career in 2000.

Voice acting[edit]

Cressida has voiced Jessie from Toy Story in various Disney projects, serving as a voice double for Joan Cusack. She is best known for voicing Dee Dee in seasons 2 and 4 of the Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory, Uta in the F/X series Archer and the Bride in Disneyland and Disney World's The Haunted Mansion theme parks.[3] She is also noted for being the first woman to do live announcing for ESPN's coverage of the 2010 NFL Draft,[4] [5]as well as announcing for several other shows for ESPN, NBC Sports and Versus. She can also be heard in other attractions throughout the Disney Parks, including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Toy Story Midway Mania! and Epcot Character Spot. She was the first voice actress to narrate for WatchMojo.com and has also made appearances in video games, including Marvel Heroes,[6] Guild Wars 2, Fallout 4, Mirror's Edge, Master of Orion, The Elder Scrolls, Star Trek Online, EverQuest, Titan Quest, Dragon Age and World of Warcraft, among others. She is represented by Cool Water Productions and Talent for Cons, a booking agent for fan conventions such as the San Diego Comic-Con.[7][8]

Public speaking[edit]

Cressida is also a public speaker. She shared her story about being diagnosed with Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in 2012 and the subsequent two years of life-threatening surgeries and specialized treatment she went through in order to re-learn how to speak so she could continue her career. She has since spoken to audiences who are amidst their own recoveries from cancer, healing from PTSD and overcoming speech disabilities.[9]

Education[edit]

Cressida graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Animation[edit]

Anime dubbing[edit]

Film[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Video games[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, Sylvie (31 March 1993). "THEATER REVIEW : Spirited Writing Can't Keep 'Loco Motives' on Track : Nicholas Meyer's muscular script looks at the last days of Leo Tolstoy, focusing on his struggle between all-consuming religious devotion and family". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard. "LONG WAY HOME, THE". Turner Classic Movies. Warnermedia. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ "One of Disneyland's many voices has an ear for magic". Orange County Register. 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  4. ^ Brigante, Ricky (2010-04-16). "Voice actress Kat Cressida becomes first woman to announce the NFL Draft on ESPN". Inside the Magic. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  5. ^ Zeigler, Cyd (2010-10-28). "Meet the woman behind the sexy voice of the NFL Draft and PTI". Outsports. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  6. ^ World, The Wenatchee (2018-04-18). "2018 WEN-CON | Woman of many voices". www.wenatcheeworld.com. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  7. ^ "KatCressidaBio Page". coolwatersprods.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  8. ^ "Kat Cressida – Talent For Cons". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  9. ^ Hutchinson, Scott. "TEDxUCLA 2019". TEDx UCLA. TEDx. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Voice actress Kat Cressida talks Shakespeare, UC Berkeley memories | The Daily Californian". The Daily Californian. 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Behind The Voice Actors - Kathryn Cressida". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 20, 2016. Green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits screenshots.
  12. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  13. ^ Forté, Malik (February 18, 2016). "Master of Orion Voice Cast Includes Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, and More". Nerdist. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  14. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.

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