Adlon at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Pamela Fionna Segall
July 9, 1966
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Pamela Segall
Pamela Segall Adlon
Pamela S. Adlon
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress, screenwriter, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Felix O. Adlon (m. 1996; div. 2010)|
Pamela Fionna Adlon (née Segall; born July 9, 1966) is an American actress, voice actress, screenwriter, and producer. She is best known for her voice work, in particular as the voice of Bobby Hill on King of the Hill for which she won an Emmy Award, as well as the title character of Pajama Sam in the Pajama Sam video games. She is also known for playing Dolores in Grease 2 and Ashley Spinelli on the animated series Recess, and for her appearances on Californication and Louie, on which she is also a consulting producer. As of 2016, Adlon stars in the FX comedy television series Better Things which she co-created with Louis C.K.
Adlon was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of TV comedy writer-producer (and author of comic books and science fiction pulp novels) Donald "Don" Maxwell Segall (1933–1994) and Marina L. Segall. Her father produced The Dave Garroway Show, which became AM New York, and then The Today Show. He was a page at NBC with Gil Cates. He wrote erotic fiction under various pseudonyms, including Troy Conway. Adlon's father was from Boston, Massachusetts, and her mother is English. Her mother converted to Judaism. Adlon said her parents met at the USO in Paris.
As a child, Adlon lived in the Carnegie House building at 100 West 57th Street. She has said that she and her family lived bi-coastally, moving between Los Angeles and New York because her father was a journeyman writer and producer for TV. She started performing at age nine; one of her father's friends had a radio studio, so she would do voice over work there, and while in Los Angeles, she did acting work. She attended Sarah Lawrence College for a semester. After moving to Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, she shared a house with Anna Gunn.
Adlon said voice-overs saved her career. Successful as her child-actress years had been, she struggled to find parts in her 20s.
Adlon voiced Arthur Read in Arthur's Thinking Games. Adlon's best known role is playing Bobby Hill on the animated TV show King of the Hill, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2002. Though she is mostly known for voicing young boys, Adlon has voiced two girl characters (both of which have boylike qualities): Margaret "Moose" Pearson in Pepper Ann and Ashley Spinelli in Recess.
Notable live-action roles include Girl Joey in the 1984 teen comedy film Bad Manners, Kelly Affinado on The Facts of Life, Marcy Runkle on Showtime's Californication, and Pamela on FX's Louie (she is also a consulting producer for the show).
Adlon was nominated for an Annie Award for her role as Otto Osworth on Cartoon Network's Time Squad. In 2006–07, she played the voice of Andy in Cartoon Network's Squirrel Boy animated series and co-starred with Louis C.K. as his wife in the short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie. She also stars as the friend of Louie (a fictional character based on himself, Louis C.K.) in his FX single-camera show, Louie. She is in episodes of seasons 1, 2, 4, and 5. For the 5th season, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Adlon voiced Pajama Sam in the video games Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside, Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening, Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet, and Pajama Sam's Games to Play on Any Day.
In 2015, FX gave a pilot order for Better Things which is a comedy created by and starring Adlon. She plays an actress raising three daughters. The pilot was written by Adlon and Louis C.K. who also directed it. It was picked up to a 10-episode series on August 7, 2015. The show, which premiered on September 8, 2016, is semi-autobiographical. As of December 2016, she is doing the voice of Baby Halley on The Big Bang Theory.
In 1996, Adlon married Felix O. Adlon, the son of German director Percy Adlon. They divorced in 2010; he currently lives in Germany. They have three daughters, to whom Adlon has said she is a single parent.
|Grease 2||1982||Dolores Rebchuck|
|Bad Manners||1984||Girl Joey|
|Kiki's Delivery Service||Ket||Voice
English dub – Disney version
|After Midnight||Cheryl||Segment: "Allison's Story"|
|The Gate II: Trespassers||1990||Liz|
|The Adventures of Ford Fairlane||Pussycat|
|FernGully: The Last Rainforest||1992||Fairy #2||Voice|
|Bed of Roses||1996||Kim|
|Sgt. Bilko||Sgt. Raquel Barbella|
|Two Guys Talkin' About Girls||Tracy||Direct-to-video|
|Plump Fiction||1997||Vallory Cox|
|Princess Mononoke||Rice Seller, Iron Town Woman, additional voices||Voice
|Eat Your Heart Out||Samantha|
|Waiting for Woody||Voice
|Dirk and Betty||2000||Daisy|
|Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust||Leila||Voice|
|Recess: School's Out||2001||Ashley Spinelli||Voice|
|The Trumpet of the Swan||A.G. Skinner||Voice|
|The Animatrix||2003||Jue, Manabu||Voice
Segments: "Final Flight of the Osiris" & "Beyond"
|Brother Bear||Additional voices||Voice|
|Teacher's Pet||2004||Trevor, Taylor, Tyler||Voice|
|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||2009||Vidia||Voice
|Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||2010||Vidia||Voice|
|Secret of the Wings||2012||Vidia||Voice|
|Dino Time||Ernie Fitzpatrick||Voice|
|9 Full Moons||2013||Rachel Stevens|
|I Know That Voice||Herself||Documentary|
|Pixie Hollow Bake Off||Vidia||Voice
|The Pirate Fairy||2014||Vidia||Voice|
|First Girl I Loved||2016||Sharon|
|The Facts of Life||1983–84||Kelly Affinado|
|Night Court||1984||Andy, Stella||Episode: "Bull Gets a Kid"|
|The Redd Foxx Show||1986||Toni Rutledge|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||1989||Oji|
|21 Jump Street||1989||Dori the Psychic|
|Down the Shore||1992||Miranda|
|Rugrats||1992–2002||Dean, Sticky, Wiseguy, Young Drew Pickles||Voice|
|Bobby's World||1996–98||Derek Generic||Voice|
|Pepper Ann||1997–2000||Moose Pearson, Sean, additional voices||Voice|
|King of the Hill||1997–2009||Bobby Hill, Clark Peters, Chane Wassonason||Voice|
|101 Dalmatians: The Series||1997–98||Lucky||Voice|
|The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot||1999–2003||Rusty||Voice|
|Teacher's Pet||2000||Tyler, Tayler, Trevor||Voice|
|The Wild Thornberrys||2001||Tano||Voice
Episode: "Cheetahs Never Prosper"
|The Oblongs...||Milo Francis Oblong, Jared Klimer, The Debbies||Voice|
|Time Squad||2001–03||Otto Osworth||Voice|
|Teamo Supremo||2002–04||Scooter Lad||Voice|
|Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks||2003||Hector MacBadger||Voice|
|All Grown Up!||2003–07||Sean||Voice|
|Squirrel Boy||2006–07||Andy Johnson||Voice|
|El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera||2007||Voice|
|Boston Legal||2007–08||Attorney Emma Path|
|WordGirl||Eileen, aka The Birthday Girl||Voice|
|The Drinky Crow Show||2008–09||Mademoiselle DeBoursay, Claire, additional voices||Voice|
|Monk||2009||Sarah Longson||Episode: "Mr. Monk On Wheels"|
|True Jackson, VP||2010||Babs||Episode: "Little Buddies"|
|Ben 10: Alien Force||Kevin's Mom||Voice
|Pound Puppies||2010–13||Gwen, various characters||Voice|
|Phineas and Ferb||Melanie||Voice|
|Pamela||Also writer and producer|
|Love Bites||2011||Colleen Rouscher||Pilot episode|
|Mongo Wrestling Alliance||Acid Alice Kleberkuh||Voice|
|Eric Kaplan's Sketch World||Various characters||Voice|
|The Problem Solverz||Sweetie Creamie, Danny||Voice|
|Beavis and Butt-Head||Additional voices||Voice|
Episode: "Field of Dreams... and Dogs"
|Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness||Fang||Voice
Episode: "Challenge Day"
|ThunderCats||2012||Pumyra, additional voices||Voice|
|Bob's Burgers||2012–16||Olsen Benner, Kristi, Teenage Girl #1||Voice|
|Out There||2013||Joanie Novak, Henrietta Miller||Voice|
Episode: "Driver's Test"
|Jake and the Never Land Pirates||2013–present||Vidia||Voice|
|Sofia the First||2014||Rosey||Voice|
|TripTank||2014–16||Donnie, Wanda, Tina, additional voices||Voice|
|Stone Quackers||2015||Binky, Mean Cop, Hawk||Voice|
|Teen Titans Go!||Rose Wilson||Voice
Episodes: "Cool School" and "Operation: Dude Rescue"
|Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Drab Lieutenant||Voice
Episode: "It's a Colorful Life"
|Playing House||Pam||Episode: "Celebrate Me Scones"|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Ma Raccoon, Sis Raccoon||Voice
Episode: "We Are Family"
|Sanjay and Craig||Chido||Voice|
|Milo Murphy's Law||Brigette Murphy||Voice|
|Better Things||2016–present||Sam||Also creator|
|The Loud House||2016–present||Tabby||Voice|
|The Big Bang Theory||2017||Halley||Voice (10x12)|
|Pajama Sam series||1996–2003||Pajama Sam||Voice|
|Run Like Hell||2002||Jinx||Voice|
|LeapFrog series||2002–03||Leap||Voice for the 2002 Phonics Program Series and 2003's Fiesta in the House/Town books|
|Final Fantasy X-2||2003||Shinra||Voice|
|Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||2013||Additional voices||Voice|
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