"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 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 apperances, she was recently given the title of Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games by Guinness World Records. No one was surprised. See the list below for details.
Among her 'lesser' works include the Quest for Glory IV as Katrina and Felicity Hardy/The Black Cat from Spider-Man.
Notable roles from Jennifer Hale:
Anime and Manga
- One of the bad guys in Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel.
- Mazzy in Baldur's Gate II
- Ophelia in Brütal Legend
- Alexandra Roivas in Eternal Darkness, as well as one of Xel'lotath's voices
- Jun'ko Zane in Freelancer
- Jaden Korr in Jedi Knight 3 (if played female)
- Bastila in Knights of the Old Republic
- Satele Shan (descendant of Bastila), Female Republic Trooper player characters, Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Prier in La Pucelle Tactics
- Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series (female)
- Naomi Hunter and Emma Emmerich in the Metal Gear Solid games
- Samus Aran in the Metroid Prime series
- Fall-From-Grace and Deionarra in Planescape: Torment
- Persephone in Sacrifice
- Sheena Fujibayashi in Tales of Symphonia
- Jennifer Mui in Mercenaries
- Silver Sable in Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man Friend or Foe and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
- Vanessa Z. Schneider in P.N.03
- Kimmy Howell and Alice Twilight in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
- Phoenix in Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Trishka Novak in Bulletstorm
- Young Gaignun Kukai in Xenosaga Episode II
- Elizabet Ramsey in Age of Empires III
- Princess Aurora and Cinderella in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
- Katrina in Quest For Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness
- Leah in Diablo III
- Felicia Hardy / Black Cat in Spider-Man: The Animated Series
- Avatar Kyoshi and June in Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Numbuh 86 from Codename: Kids Next Door
- Princess Morbucks, Sedusa and Miss Keane from The Powerpuff Girls
- Sam and Mandy from Totally Spies
- Aayla Secura from Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Ivy from Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
- Jean Grey in Wolverine and the X-Men
- Emerald Empress in Legion of Super Heroes
- Killer Frost and Giganta in Justice League but also voiced other one off characters throughout as well
- Jessie Bannon in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
- Carol Danvers/ Ms. Marvel in Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes
- Zatanna in Justice League Unlimited.
- Delilah Blake and Thorn in Scooby Doo Mystery Inc
- Mallory McMallard in The Mighty Ducks
- Aayla Secura and Riyo Chuchi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Cinderella in both of the movie's sequels. However, she does not perform Cinderella's songs in A Twist in Time.
- Katnappe in Xiaolin Showdown.
- Charmed, a cameo appearance as a friendly neighbor who takes Piper's kid to school. Key word: APPEARANCE, this is one of the only times it isn't just her voice that shows up to do the acting.
- ER Tribes
- Melrose Place The Rumor Whisperer
- Action Girl/Badass: Most of the characters she voices are these.
- Casting Gag: Apart from Young Justice, she voices Killer Frost in every animated series she appears in.
- May be coincidental, but she does voice a lot of Fiery Redheads.
- 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 Most Prolific Video Game Voice Actress. And that's not even bringing her work in animation into the mix.
- I Am Not Spock: She's most known for being the voice of Commander Shepard, but, unlike most instances of the trope, she loves voicing for the Mass Effect games, and doesn't hate or try to distance herself from the role.
- Ink Suit Actor: Once Bastila's original design as Vima Sunrider was scrapped, her appearance was redesigned to better closely resemble Jennifer.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Averted. As Bastila Shan, she gives a very convincing British accent.
- One of Us: Not a gamer herself but she has stated her love of sci-fi and Battlestar Galactica Reimagined in particular.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: She constantly voices Action Girl characters. Mainly in video games, but it does spill over into animation from time to time. It's gotten to the point that, in a choice between video game characters (Shepard v. FemShep, for example), gamers will pick someone else over Jennifer Hale — just to hear another voice that isn't Jennifer Hale.
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: She does have a range, as shown by her roles in Totally Spies, Soul Calibur, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and The Powerpuff Girls, despite having to use her standard Action Girl voice, or a variation of it, to fit certain characters.
- Relationship Voice Actor: She is usually cast alongside Steve Blum and Nolan North.
- Rule of Sean Connery: She has been called the Meryl Streep of gaming if that's any indication.
- 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.
- 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.
There's certainly a pattern to find here. With some characters, you even get surprised to not hear Jennifer Hale when they speak for the first time--
OW! It wasn't supposed to be a bad thing, really!