Fryda Maria Wolff (born May 25, 1982 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American voice actress and sound design artist, currently most well-known as Sara Ryder in Mass Effect: Andromeda. She initially got her start in 2003 while working as a game master for Sony Online Entertainment; her boss knew of her interest in voice acting and asked her to provide the voice for the player character in the long-running massively multiplayer online first-person shooter PlanetSide. In the end, though, Fryda's performance was replaced by Wendee Lee, though Wolff was still listed in the credits.
Somewhat disillusioned by her first experience, Wolff transitioned into game development, working as a sound designer for Sony Online Entertainment (EverQuest II), Obsidian (Neverwinter Nights 2), and Bethesda Software (Fallout: New Vegas) among others. In 2012 she decided to give voice acting another shot, getting a minor role in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, then narrating Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth and its Rising Tide expansion. Some of her other game roles include the vampire Mira in the new Killer Instinct and Lorraine in The Secret World & its side story game The Park.
She's also worked steadily in animation since her return to games, voicing Poison Ivy in the DC Super Friends shorts, Jade in the Bratz series, The Enchantress in Avengers Assemble, and Faora in Justice League Action among others.
Notable roles by Fryda Wolff:
- Apex Legends - Loba Andrade
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Dominique
- Boyfriend Dungeon - Valeria
- Bugsnax - Eggabell Batternugget
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Additional voices
- Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth & Rising Tide - Narrator
- Cyberpunk 2077 - Carol Emeka
- Epic Seven - Aither, Guider Aither, Bellona, Seaside Bellona, Hazel, Mascot Hazel, Ravi, Apocalypse Ravi, Wanda, All-Rounder Wanda
- Evolve - Caira
- Fallout 4 - Vault Security
- Fire Emblem Heroes - Annand
- Gods Of Rome - Medusa, Athena
- Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - Lylla
- Killer Instinct - Mira
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Additional voices
- Mass Effect: Andromeda - Sara Ryder
- Octodad: Deadliest Catch - Stacy
- Octopath Traveler - Tressa Colzione
- Onmyoji Arena - Karasu-tengu, Yōtō-hime (English voice)
- Paladins - Vivian
- Paradigm - Rebel Leader, Apple Head, Children's Book Narrator
- Project Spark - Scarlett
- The Secret World, The Park - Lorraine
- Sid Meier's Starships - Voices
- Street Fighter V - Information voice
- The Technomancer - Boulgakov, Additional voices
- Trillion: God of Destruction - Fegor
- WarioWare Gold - Penny Crygor, Ana
- Xcom 2 - Soldiers, Additional voices
- Avengers Assemble - The Enchantress
- Bratz - Jade
- DC Super Friends - Poison Ivy
- Justice League Action - Faora
- Mobile Suit Gundam Origin II: Artesia's Sorrow - Mirai Yashima, Amuro Ray
- The Owl House - The Collector
- Trolls: The Beat Goes On! - Satin, Chenille, DJ Suki, Dr. Moonbloom, Gemma Fur, Gia Grooves
- Trolls: TrollsTopia - Satin, Chenille, DJ Suki
- Victor and Valentino - Talon
Tropes applicable to Fryda Wolff's work:
- Action Girl: Sara Ryder, Mira, Faora, Caira...
- Contralto of Danger: When her characters are being serious, she tends to pull this out.
- Deadpan Snarker: Particularly in Andromeda, Sara can be played this way.
- Promoted Fanboy: Has been very open about her admiration for Jennifer Hale, the voice of FemShep in the original Mass Effect trilogy.
- Star-Making Role: Despite Andromeda's other woes, her performance as Sara garnered quite a bit of fan praise.