Lori Alan

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Lori Alan
Born Potomac, Maryland, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, comedian, voice actress
Years active 1990–present
Website www.lorialan.com

Lori Alan is an award-winning American actress, comedian, and voice actress. She is very active with animal rescue and politics. Alan currently lives in Los Angeles.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Alan was born in Potomac, Maryland. She had a mixed-faith family with her mother a Southern Baptist and her father being Jewish.[2] Both of her parents were performers and supported her choice to be an actress.[3] She started acting at the age five making her television debut in a Shakey's Pizza commercial.[4] Her theater debut was as Annie's youngest sister in a local community theater production of Annie Get Your Gun. A longtime member of New York's Gotham City Improv (Groundlings East), she went on to Emerson College and graduated with honors from Tisch School of the Arts.

Alan has spoken out against animal cruelty and has campaigned for the anti-dog meat charity World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade [5] She is also on the board of Pickle Pants Rescue, an animal rescue organization in Los Angeles.[1]

Career[edit]

Alan is especially known for her vocal work which currently spans three decades.[6] Her process of getting to the authentic personality of the character she is providing the voice for is to improvise and trust her own choices, something she learned at her first voice acting job.[7]

Alan voices Pearl Krabs the Whale on SpongeBob SquarePants, Sue Richards (The Invisible Woman) on Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four, newsreader-turned-murderer Diane Simmons on Family Guy, and The Boss in the Metal Gear series. Lori has done voices in feature films: Monsters University, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 2, WALL·E and Inside Out. She has also voiced roles for Henry Hugglemonster, Cow and Chicken, Animaniacs, and Futurama. Her work as The Boss was praised as the "most amazing female character of gaming at the time" according to Rizwan Anwer.[8] Her rendition of the The Boss was also rated as one of the top 25 "Greatest Acting Performances in Video Games" by Complex.[9]

In 2005, she joined Warren Beatty, Rob Reiner, Kurtwood Smith and Jason George to help voice commercials against proposals made by California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.[10]

In 2014, she won a Voice Arts Award (VAA) for outstanding body of work and outstanding national television commercial.[11]

Alan's on-camera roles include Desperate Housewives, Ray Donovan, Comedy Central's Workaholics, Bones, Southland, CSI, 90210, Law & Order: LA, Law & Order and many more. On stage credits include The Pee-wee Herman Show,[12] solo show Lori Alan: The Musical, Queen Celia in the hit musical Sneaux!, and the award-winning musical Reefer Madness.[13] Her 1999 performance in Reefer Madness as a "Reefer Madam" was praised by the Los Angeles Times.[14]

She revisted her role in the Reefer Madness tenth Anniversary Cast in 2015.[15] Her vocals on the song, "The Stuff" was considered both sultry and comical by Broadway World.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Holy Matrimony Cleopatra [16]
1994 The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. Karen Kupfer Television film
1995 Boys on the Side Girl with Attitude [16]
1995 Father of the Bride Part II Wife Mrs. Habib
1996 The Oz Kids Toto Lost in New York Mother and Wife (voice) Direct-to-video
1996 The Oz Kids Virtual Oz Auntie Scraps (voice) Direct-to-video
1996 The Oz Kids Underground Adventure Auntie Scraps (voice) Direct-to-video
1996 Garage Sale Gwen Short film
1996 Larry & Steve Cindy, Loudspeaker Voice (voice) Short film
2001 The Fluffer Harmony [16]
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Anita Levine Direct-to-video[3]
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Pearl Krabs (voice) [16]
2008 WALL-E Axiom Passenger #8
2008 Tokyo Mater Additional Voices (voice) Short film
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Additional Voices (voice)
2009 Divorce Sale Hot Chick Short film
2010 Pee-Wee Gets an iPad! Chairry, Magic Screen (voice) Video short
2010 Toy Story 3 Bonnie's Mom (voice) [16]
2011 Hawaiian Vacation Bonnie's Mom (voice) Short film
2011 Small Fry Bonnie's Mom, Tae-Kwon Doe (voice) Short film
2012 Partysaurus Rex Bonnie's Mom (voice) Short film
2013 Monsters University Bus Driver (voice) [16]
2013 Despicable Me 2 Additional Voices (voice) [16]
2013 Dean Slater: Resident Advisor Mrs. Harris
2013 Meet My Rapist Mom Short film
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Pearl Krabs (voice)
2015 Inside Out Mom's Sadness (voice) [16]
2015 Minions Additional Voices (voice) [16]
2015 Riley's First Date? Mom's Sadness (voice) Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Law & Order Martha Episode: "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die"
1993 Phenom Beverly Episode: "Answered Prayers"
1994 Dave's World The T.A. Episode: "Family Membership"
1994 SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Lt. Felina Feral (voice) 6 episodes[7]
1995 The George Carlin Show Nurse Episode: "George Tells the Truth"
1995 Ned and Stacey Theresa Episode: "Reality Check"
1995 Buford's Got a Gun Estelle Television short
1994–1996 The Fantastic Four Invisible Woman, Additional Voices (voice) 27 episodes
1996 Boston Common Liz 3 episodes
1996 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Mom, Girl (voice) Episode: "Eye Full of Wander/Lifestyles of the Rich and Scary"
1996 Touched by an Angel Rachel Carson Episode: "Into the Light"
1997 The Angry Beavers Porcupine, Skunk (voice) Episode: "Enter the Daggett/Bugaboo"
1997 Cow and Chicken Winney (voice) Episode: "I Am Ambassador"
1997–1999, 2001 Hey Arnold! Brooke Lloyd, School Secretary, Chocolate Woman, Police Officer Pudney, Announcer (voice) 5 episodes
1999–2002, 2005–2010 Family Guy Diane Simmons, Additional Voices (voice) 63 episodes
1999 Animaniacs Sharon Stone, Additional Voices (voice) Episode: "Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 2"
1999 Johnny Bravo Production Assistant, Robot Walla (voice) Episode: "Karma Krisis/A Star Is Bruised/The Prince and the Pinhead"
1999–2000, 2002–2003, 2005–2013, 2015-present SpongeBob SquarePants Pearl Krabs, Additional Voices (voice) 36 episodes
1999 The Kids from Room 402 Nurse Pitts (voice) Episode: "Son of Einstein"
1999 The Brothers Flub Additional Voices (voice)
2001 Will and Grace Jean Episode: "Coffee & Commitment"
2002 The Tick District Attorney Episode: "The Tick vs. Justice"
2002 Charmed Cynthia Episode: "Lost and Bound"
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Sabrina's Car (voice) Episode: "Driving Mr. Goodman"
2002 Rocket Power Game Voice (voice) Episode: "Sim Sammy/Otto Hangs 11"
2002 3 South Felicity, Various (voice) 2 episodes
2003 Friends Sonya Episode: "The One Where Monica Sings"
2003 Good Morning, Miami Loretta Episode: "Mutt and Jake"
2003 Six Feet Under Macy's Saleswoman Episode: "The Eye Inside"
2004 The Wild Thornberrys Elder's Daughter (voice) Episode: "Eliza Unplugged"
2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Liberian, Rosella, Girl #2 (voice) Episode "Duck! / Aren't You Chupacabra to See Me?"
2005 Stroker and Hoop Leslie, Helena St. Chloe-Butz, Coed, Grandma, Reporter, Woman, Porche, Tour Guide, Sunshine (voice) 3 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Valerie Esposito Episode: "Still Life"
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Brenda (voice) Episode: "U is for Undivided"
2007 Cory in the House Mrs. Flowers 4 episodes
2007–2009 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Ivory, Nerds, Dr. Joy, Various Characters, Dixie, Nerd, Eunice, Mail Lady (voice) 7 episodes
2008 Days of Our Lives Java Café Patron Episode: "Episode #1.10942"
2009 Chuck Judy Roberts Episode: "Chuck Versus the First Kill"
2009 Chowder Lady #2, Lady #6, Lady #8 (voice) Episode: "Won Ton Bombs"
2009 Southland D.A. Deborah Janowitz 3 episodes
2009 The Closer Kathy Weber Episode: "Strike Three"
2010–2011 Mater's Tall Tales Additional Voices (voice) 4 episodes
2010 The Hard Times of RJ Berger Linda Robbins 2 episodes
2010 Hollywood Is Like High School Iris Whitaker 9 episodes
2010 90210 Realtor Episode: "Holiday Madness"
2010 Futurama Additional Voices (voice)
2010 Fanboy & Chum Chum Additional Voices (voice)
2011 BlackBoxTV Joanna Haywood Episode: "The Family Circus"
2011 McCracken Live! Lauren Hanson Episode: "The Pilot Lot"
2011 Law & Order: LA Robbi Nathan Episode: "Benedict Canyon"
2011 Workaholics Betsy Russ Episode: "6 Hours Til Hedonism II"
2012 Lab Rats Edie (voice) Episode: "Commando App"
2012 School Board Susan 4 episodes
2012 Bones Gina Carson Episode: "The Gunk in the Garage"
2013 Rolling with Dad Brenda Stickle Television short
2013–2014 Henry Hugglemonster Momma (voice) 43 episodes
2013 Ray Donovan Darlene Episode: "Road Trip"
2013 Mighty Med Mrs. Gleason Episode: "Evil Gus"
2013 Doc McStuffins Gloria the Gorilla Episode: "You Crack Me Up"
2014 Castle Ms. Papen Episode: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
2014 Acting Dead Zombietologist 2 episodes
2014 Grey's Anatomy Ellen Weaver Episode: "Don't Let's Start"
2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot Bonnie's Mom Television short
2015 Natasha Natasha's Mother Episode: "A Finale"
2015 The League Mrs. Shtotelman Episode: "Deflategate"

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater The Boss
2005 Area 51 Additional Voices
2006 Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence The Boss
2006 Family Guy Video Game! Diane Simmons
2008 CSI: NY Amy Yablans, Olivia Moretti, Eloise Stanwick-Lourdes
2009 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Newscaster
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker The Boss/The Boss AI Pod
2012 Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Bonnie's Mom
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain The Boss AI Pod [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meet Our Team". NoToDogMeat. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Kang, K. Connie (27 December 2003). "Spiritual Blend Appeals to People of Many Faiths". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Fix, Annette (2008). "20 Questions Answered by Lori Alan". Wow! Women on Writing. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Alan, Lori. "Bio". Lori Alan. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/julia-de-cadenet-/animal-cruelty_b_6557208.html
  6. ^ Levy, Carmi (9 November 2014). "Voice Arts Awards Celebrate The Industry's Best And Brightest". Voice Over Times. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Gaskins, Rudy; Baker, Joan (19 February 2015). "6 Inspiring Teachable Moments for Voice Actors". Back Stage. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Anwer, Rizwan (12 May 2014). "Phantom Pain Could See The Return of "The Boss", Voice Actress Confirms". WCCF Tech. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Hester, Larry (14 April 2013). "The 25 Greatest Voice Acting Performances in Video Games". Complex. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Booth, William (6 November 2005). "The Terminatee". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  11. ^ Smart, Jack (13 November 2014). "The Oscars for Voice". Back Stage. 55 (46): 11. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  12. ^ Clark, Krystal (8 October 2010). "Watch the Pee-Wee Herman Show Preview". Screen Crave. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Hohenadel, Kristin (8 August 1999). "In a Sense, It's High Comedy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  14. ^ Phillips, Michael (6 May 1999). "A Pot Parody and a Sea Spoof". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Clarke, David (24 April 2015). "Reefer Madness Tenth Anniversary Reunion Concert Leaves Audience High". Broadway World. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Lori Alan Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  17. ^ Konami. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Konami. Scene: Prologue, 4:14 in, Opening Credits. 

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