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August 3, 1972 |
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress|
Sumalee Montano (born August 3, 1972) is an American actress and voice actress, born in Columbus, Ohio, United States. She worked as an investment bank analyst in New York City and Hong Kong before starting her acting career, and is also a writer. She has acted in ER, Minority Report, The West Wing, Boston Legal, Bones, Nip/Tuck, Hancock, and Commander in Chief. As a voice actor, she provided the voices of Mystique in X-Men: Destiny, Yerema in Dead Island, Cali in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Arcee in Transformers: Prime and Mera in Justice League Throne of Alantis. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to work on her career.
Montano is of Filipino and Thai descent and grew up mostly in the United States, but also spent a few years in Bangkok, Thailand. During her high school career, she began acting as an extracurricular.
Education and acting career
She graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1993 and is a U.S. Fulbright scholar. After graduation, she worked as an investment-banking analyst for Morgan Stanley for a few years. After realizing investment banking wasn't something she was passionate about, Montano quit and went backpacking through Africa before realizing she wanted to pursue acting professionally.
Montano has taken on a variety of different roles, both live-action and voice-over. She is talented in using many different accents, including Chinese, Filipino, British, Southern, Thai, Vietnamese, Eastern European, and Japanese.
|2000||Space Channel 5||Pudding|||
|2000||The World Is Not Enough||Elektra King||Nintendo 64 and PlayStation|
|2003||The Sims: Superstar||Sim|
|2003||Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic||Lashowe, Belaya, Rahasia Sandral, Duel Spectator|
|2006||CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder||Lucy Canelli, Maya Nguyen|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence||Liz Schmidt, Nicole Simms|
|2008||Commander in Chief||Air Force Reporter|
|2010||Army of Two: The 40th Day||Mei Lin|
|2010||APB: All Points Bulletin||Additional voices|
|2011||Call of Juarez: The Cartel||Shane Dickson|
|2011||Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure||Cali|||
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Shae Vizla|
|2012||Mass Effect 3||Nyreen Kandros|
|2012||Diablo III||Eirena the Enchantress|||
|2012||Guild Wars 2||Janis, Marjory Delaqua (2013–present)|
|2012||World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria||Liu Flameheart, Suna Silentstrike, Sun Tenderheart|
|2012||Transformers: Prime – The Game||Arcee|||
|2012||Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed||Pudding|
|2013||Saints Row IV||The President of the United States of America|||
|2013||Skylanders: Swap Force||Cali|
|2014||The Elder Scrolls Online||Female Redguard, Female Khajiit #1, additional voices|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Whitney Chang|||
|2014||WildStar||Tresayne Toria, Vesna Taranoft, Nuriam|
|2014||Skylanders: Trap Team||Cali|
|2014||Dragon Age: Inquisition||Female Inquisitor (American accent)|
|2015||Saints Row: Gat out of Hell||The President of the United States of America|||
|2015||Fallout 4||Rachel, Female Gunners, Institute Scientist|
|2016||XCOM 2||Female Soldier|
|2016||Mirror's Edge Catalyst||Erika Connors|||
|2016||Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars||Terran Advisor|
|2017||Prey||Morgan Yu, January (Female)|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters||Su Wu, Wing Wu, Wan Wu||Short film|||
|2012||Superman vs. The Elite||Newscaster|||
|2013||Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising||Arcee|||
|2015||Justice League: Throne of Atlantis||Mera|||
|2016||Only Yesterday||Kiyoko, Taeko's aunt||English dub|
|2013–14||Beware the Batman||Katana, additional voices|||
|2016||Bunnicula||Fluffy||Episode: "Vampire Rabbit Season"|
|2017||The Loud House||Mrs. Santiago|
|2002–05||E.R.||Duvata Mahal||10 episodes|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Med Student #2||Episode: "Vaccinations"|
|2005||Judging Amy||Helen||Episode: "The New Normal"|
|2005||Medium||Nurse #1||Episode: "Penny for Your Thoughts"|
|2005||The Comeback||Producer||Episode: "Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet"|
|2005–06||The West Wing||Vinick Reporter #1||2 episodes|
|2005–07||Close to Home||Melinda Mallari||6 episodes|
|2006||Bones||Alexandra Combs||Episode: "The Graft in the Girl"|
|2006||Commander in Chief||Air Force One Reporter||Episode: "Happy Birthday, Madam President"|
|2007||Cane||Christine Kim||2 episodes|
|2007||Lincoln Heights||Nurse Tan||Episode: "The Vision"|
|2007||Shark||Arlene Pierce||Episode: "Every Breath You Take"|
|2007–08||The Young and the Restless||Dr. Maya Bagano||5 episodes|
|2008||Boston Legal||Dr. Linda Corbin||Episode: "Kill, Baby, Kill!"|
|2009||Big Love||Dr. Gowan||Episode: "Empire"|
|2009||Nip/Tuck||Dr. Wu||Episode: "Briggitte Reinholt"|
|2010||Glory Daze||Kim-Ly Franklin||Episode: "Papa Don't Pre-Game"|
|2011||Harry's Law||Dr. Erica Christie||Episode: "In the Ghetto"|
|2012||The Finder||Lee Scott||Episode: "Little Green Men"|
|2012||NCIS: Los Angeles||Yen Tran||Episode: "The Dragon and the Fairy"|
|2012||Parenthood||Malea||Episode: "What to My Wondering Eyes"|
|2013||Monday Mornings||Lynne Iverson||Episode: "Wheels Within Wheels"|
|2013||Touch||Nurse Liz||2 episodes|
|2014–17||Days of Our Lives||Dr. Yuen, Dr. Ong||3 episodes|
|2015||The Mentalist||Susan Nguyen||Episode: "Green Light"|
|2015||NCIS: New Orleans||Melanie Pratt||Episode: "Touched by the Sun"|
|2015–16||Nashville||Dr. Kitley||4 episodes|
|2016–17||Veep||Joyce Cafferty||3 episodes|
|2016||Rizzoli & Isles||Judge Huang||Episode: "65 Hours"|
|2016||Grey's Anatomy||Lena McCallister||Episode: "Catastrophe and the Cure"|
|2017||NCIS||Nicole Taggart||Episode: "Rendezvous"|
|2002||Minority Report||Talking Billboard||Uncredited|
|2003||Water Under the Bridge||Sara|
|2009||Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat||Pam|
|2011||Losing Control||Breanna Lee|
|2016||10 Cloverfield Lane||Voice on Radio|||
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- "Voice Actor Interview: Sumalee Montano | BWTF". www.bwtf.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
- "Sumalee Montano". Sumalee Montano. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
- "Sumalee Montano". Sumalee Montano. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
- "Voice Actor Interview: Sumalee Montano". BWTF. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
- "Sumalee Montano". Sumalee Montano. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
- "Behind The Voice Actors – Sumalee Montano". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 27 June 2017. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
- Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.