Paula Tiso is a long time, Los Angeles based, multifaceted vo talent whose gifts run deep and wide. You’ve heard her as Lulu in Final Fantasy X, the evil Jihl Nabaat in Final Fantasy XIII, and as the Laughing Octopus in Metal Gear Solid IV, among other video games (and if you haven’t, check out her amazingly complex and creepy performance here: Laughing Octopus.) These days, Paula is rockin’ her home studio doing commercial, narration and affiliate promo work, getting ready to launch her 3rd child from home into the big wondrous world of adulthood, and fostering little kitties. Yep. That’s right. Fostering little wayward kitties! Paula’s nurtured a complex and long-standing career in voiceover while keeping her priorities in place, and she’s got a LOT of wisdom to share.
Hanging out with Rebecca Riedy is like drinking your favorite cocktail on the deck of the Titanic and not caring a whit because you’re laughing so hard. Wait. I’m not sure that came out right. What I mean to say is that she’s so bloody fun to hang out with, your life could be going to hell in a handbasket and you couldn’t care less because she makes you forget who you are! I’m not sure that came out right either, but you get my meaning: She’s a great hang. You’ve heard her announce the Emmys and the Grammys. You’ve heard her on those hilarious spoof spots on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Now meet the affable and entertaining Rebecca Reidy in the B-Hive.
Meet Larissa Gallagher – a sweet and most hilarious sheila, all the way from Down Under. Larissa is a woman of many talents and many accents – including good old Standard American right at the top of the list, so don’t go lookin’ in the ‘Aussie-Only’ VO box, ’cause she busted outta there a long time ago. Her biggest dream is a juicy recurring role in a wacky animated series. Are you listening, Butch Hartman?
What better way to inaugurate a podcast about women in voiceover than with Wonder Woman herself? Rachel’s role as Wonder Woman on Justice League Action is her first EVER in an animated series and, even better, it marks the fulfillment of a lifelong dream: to voice a powerful childhood heroine. Rachel’s been a voice actor for 10 years, and is also a passionate teacher of acting technique and voiceover technique. She is a former CrossFit trainer, and yoga and weightlifting instructor. She understands well the importance of life-long learning and is herself a humble student, always pursuing and accentuating the positive. In the background, you can hear a bit of the marvelous rain we had here in California this past winter, which makes for a kind of cozy chat. I’m loving Rachel Kimsey. You’re gonna love her, too.