"I was chasing my horse one time, we were playing, this sounds crazy, but we were playing tag in this arena and I'm chasing him around and it was a really deep, sandy arena, and I tripped, and I just did a full-on faceplant, and was like "PLUAAEH", you know, one of those things? And as I go down and I get the wind knocked out of me, I'm thinking "oh, I gotta remember that sound..."
— Hale herself during an interview
with UltraNeko, telling us just how dedicated she is to her job.
Jennifer Hale is a prolific
Canadian-born American actress and singer best known for her voice over work in video games and appearances in numerous animated series. With 129 appearances, she was given the title of the "Most Prolific Voice Actress in Video Games" by Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2012
Her Eastern counterpart is Mitsuki Saiga
, as both actresses specialize in using a contralto
voice for the majority of characters they voice.
Has a Twitter account
Notable roles from Hale:
Live Action TV
Tropes relating to Jennifer Hale:
- Action Girl: Most of her characters.
- Badass Normal: Voice actress/volunteer wildfire animal evacuation specialist.
- Contralto of Danger: Hale uses her lower-pitched voice (which is just one of her many voices) for most badass women she plays—of whom there are a lot.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: She is fully capable of voicing boys, but does so very rarely.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: She currently holds the title of the "Most Prolific Video Game Voice Actress".
- I Am Not Female Shepard or Bastila: Though unlike most instances of this, she doesn't hate or try to distance herself from these roles.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Once Bastila's original design as Vima Sunrider was scrapped, her appearance was redesigned to better closely resemble Hale.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Averted, as she does a very convincing British accent as Bastila. Not to mention her accent as Katrina in Quest for Glory IV, Jennifer Mui in Mercenaries, Kimmy Howell in No More Heroes 2, Rosalind Lutece in BioShock Infinite, or Fall-From-Grace in Planescape: Torment.
- One of Us: Hale loves sci-fi. In particular, because of her love for Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined), she was even the one who recommended Tricia Helfer to play EDI and Michael Hogan to play Bailey in Mass Effect 2. Ironically, despite being the most prolific voice actress in video games, Hale has admitted that she is terrible at them and only ever played Mass Effect 2 once on a dare.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: She usually voices action girls and redheads. She's stated in convention panels that being pigeonholed as a badass is preferable to being a damsel in distress.
- Relationship Voice Actor: She is usually cast alongside Steve Blum, Nolan North, Tara Strong, Quinton Flynn, Keith Szarabajka, and Troy Baker.
- Role Reprisal:
- Talking To Herself: She usually ends up doing this in video games as she tends to voice other characters other than her main role. And also in Totally Spies! as Sam and Mandy.
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: She does have a hell of a range, as shown by her roles in Totally Spies!, the Soul series, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and The Powerpuff Girls, despite having to use her standard action girl voice, or a variation of it, to fit certain characters.
- You Go Girl: In her own words, she likes to "play where the boys play" and enjoys voicing action girls in order to achieve this.