Lani Minella

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Lani Minella
Born Lani J. Minella
July 28[1]
San Diego, California
Other names Lani Mazeratti
Alma mater San Diego State University
Occupation Voice actress, voice director, producer
Years active 1992–present
Notable credit(s)

Lani Minella (born July 28) is an American voice actress, well-known for her unique 4-octave vocal range giving the ability to voice anywhere from a young child to a vicious beast.[2] Some of her major roles in video games include Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew games, Ivy Valentine in the Soulcalibur series, Rouge the Bat and Omochao from the Sonic games, both Pit and Lucas in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Lemmy, Larry, Morton, and Wendy O. Koopa in the Super Mario series, Gloria in Remothered: Tormented Fathers, and she even provided voices for the Infected in 2013 game The Last of Us. Minella has voiced more than 365 characters in over 500 video games, cartoons and anime, radio, and several TV commercials.[3]

Minella has also worked as a supervising producer, casting director, sound designer, voice director, recording director and director. She is also founder and owner of a voice-acting agency called AudioGodz.[4]



List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Voice role Crew role, notes Source
2006 Justice League Unlimited Mayor of Central City Episode: "Flash and Substance" [5]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Voice role Crew role, notes Source
1996 Bubsy 3D Bubsy [5]
1997–2002 The Land Before Time games Various characters Grouped as "Voice Talent" or "Voices" [5]
1998 Rocky & Bullwinkle's Know-It-All Quiz Game Sherman [5]
1998–2015 Nancy Drew games Nancy Drew, various characters [5]
1999 Snowboard Kids 2 Slash Kamei, Damien, Wendy Rain [5]
1999 Evil Zone Alty Lazel, Midori Himeno, Ihadurca [5]
1999 Duke Nukem: Zero Hour Female Commander [5]
1999 Blue Stinger Janine King Voice director [5]
1999 Tail Concerto Waffle Ryebread, Panta [5]
2000 Evil Dead: Hail to the King Anne Knowby, Grammy [5]
2001 AirBlade Kat English Casting and Direction [5]
2001 Frogger: The Great Quest Various characters [5]
2009 Borderlands Steele [5]
2010 Darksiders Silitha, Tiamat [5]
2010 Amnesia: The Dark Descent Girl, Mother Voice director [5]
2011 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Hive Mind [5]
2011 Mortal Kombat (2011 video game) Sindel, Sheeva [5]
2013 Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Slivan [5]
2013 The Last of Us Various characters Credited as "Voice-over cast" [5]
2014 Strider Nang Pooh, Xi Mang Wu, Female broadcaster [5]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Mia [5]
2017 Remothered: Tormented Fathers Gloria [5]


  1. ^ "While I've tried to correct my online birthday date for me,...". Lani Minella's Facebook. October 26, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lani Minella - Videogame Voices". NandrewForever YouTube channel. June 28, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Trivia". IMBd. Retrieved December 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ Gnatek, Tim (4 November 2004). "Giving Voice to Video Games". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Lani Minella". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved September 16, 2016. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources 

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