Melissa Disney

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Melissa Disney
Born
Melissa Femling

(1970-11-20) November 20, 1970 (age 48)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, writer, producer
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
Ryan Paul James (m. 2010)
RelativesSee Disney family
Websitemelissadisney.com

Melissa Disney (born November 20, 1970) is an Emmy-nominated American actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, writer, and film producer. Her best known role to date was as the voice of the titular character in the popular Nickelodeon animated series As Told by Ginger.

Background[edit]

Disney was born Melissa Femling on November 20, 1970, the daughter of Louise Gallagher, an occasional film actress, and Carl Femling, a writer. She has a familial connection to film and television; her maternal grandmother, Toy Gallagher, was a silent film actress who appeared in several films in the 1920s, and she has claimed to be a distant relative of American film producer and businessman Walt Disney, though how she is connected to the Disney family has never been made clear.[1]

Career[edit]

Disney is one of a small number of women who do voice-over work for movie trailers. The trailer for Gone in 60 Seconds, which she voiced in 2000, was one of the first by a major film studio to use a female voice.[2]

She voices the title character Ginger Foutley in the animated cartoon As Told by Ginger. She is also known for her role as Elora the Faun in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and as Courtney Gears (a parody of Britney Spears) in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.

She appeared in actress Lake Bell's directorial debut,[3] In a World..., a movie about voice artists.[4] Disney appears in the film as the character Melinda Chisney.

Personal life[edit]

Disney is married to actor and writer Ryan Paul James. They were married on October 15, 2010, in San Diego, CA.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

Videos[edit]

  • Hermie & Friends: Hermie: A Common Caterpillar – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee – Lucy Ladybug, Hailey, Bailey
  • Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: Hermie and the High Seas – Hailey
  • Hermie & Friends: Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray – Lucy Ladybug, Hailey, Bailey
  • Hermie & Friends: Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure – Hailey
  • Hermie & Friends: The Flo Show Creates a Buzz – Hailey
  • Hermie & Friends: To Share or Nut to Share – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider – Lucy Ladybug

Awards[edit]

Disney won a Key Art Award for voicing the Gone in 60 Seconds movie trailer.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "CYT Alum Melissa Disney, The Official Voice Of The 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards". CYT Times. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  2. ^ Smith, C. Molly (August 9, 2013). "Lake Bell's New Movie Asks Why More Women Aren't Used to Narrate Movie Trailers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Scott, A.O. (August 8, 2013). "All Those Voices: Can You Hear Her Now?". New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (August 7, 2013). "Lake Bell Talks 'In A World,' Mastering Accents, Voice-Over Sexism And William Shatner's Uniqueness". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  5. ^ http://ryanpauljamesproductions.com
  6. ^ http://ryanpauljamesproductions.com/melissa-disney/

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