After much research we have come up with a list of voice actors with links to lesboland. Yes that’s right, some of our favorite lesbian characters in TV / Film have done video game voice work and some of them you will not believe, though if you saw the Sara Ramirez / Lammy image in our features section, I guess that cat.. err.. lamb is out of the voice actor bag. Without further ado, let’s look at some lesbian connections in video game voice acting!
As we stated and chose to use as our main image, none other than Sara Ramirez who plays Dr. Calliope “Callie” Torres in Grey’s Anatomy did the voice of video game character Lammy in PaRappa the Rapper 2 and UmJammer Lammy.
I know right, how totally bizarre is that? Well it’s something we never realized until we saw it last year. This one was actually what got us thinking about who else might have done video game voice work.
Lauren Lee Smith who played uber cute chef Lara “The Soup Chef” Perkins in The L Word voiced Riley Adams in the 2009 video game CSI: Crime Scene Investigates – Deadly Intent.
Yeah we know, hardly surprising since she plays that character in the TV show this is based on. Of course this is because that is the character Lauren Lee Smith played in the TV series of the same name.
Jane Lynch who played Joyce Wischinia in The L Word and is of course a lesbian in her real life, oddly is listed as having done voice work for 2009 game Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust. She plays a studio exec in the game.
Having checked out this character one has to ask WHY! but perhaps that’s more because of the game this is in. Ahh well we still have Sue Sylvester eh?
Malaya Rivera Drew who played the evil Adele Channing in The L Word voiced Julie in the 2003 video game Midnight Club II.
She was the annoying French chick in case your memory is foggy, she raced with another female character called Jewel… oooh la la. Seriously who liked Adele, come on hands up, well she was a less annoying character than Julie.
Danielle Kremeniuk who appeared in The L Word as Sam Makavejev also voiced Angie in 2006 video game Need for Speed: Carbon.
A little foggy on just who Sam was in The L Word? Well she was working on Les Girls and was pretty flirty with Tina. Bette was none too happy obviously (because Tina is the one for her and she knows it!).
Maria Dimou who appeared in 4 episodes of The L Word as Patricia voiced a character in the 2005 video game SSX on Tour. No other info known about this one so let’s assume a passing peripheral female.
As far as The L word goes, the character of Patricia was so unmemorable to me I appear to have wiped all memory of her from my L Word soaked brain, so no help here, sorry!
Kristanna Loken who played Paige Sobel in The L Word as well as BloodRayne in the BloodRayne film (dire though it was) voiced Iphigenia/Lethe in the 2003 video game Battlestar Galactica.
She also voiced T-X in the 2003 game Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and also the 2004 game Terminator 3: Redemption (she played the T-X in the T3 film). Oh duh, let’s not forget she gets bonus points for
allegedly dating Michelle Rodriguez.
Lena Headey who starred as the rather lovely Luce with Piper Perbo in the movie “Imagine Me & You” voices multiple characters in the 2009 video game Risen. Those characters are Patty/Jasmin/Cathy/Lily.
Remember Lena Headey also did that dead funny short where she played the psycho flatmate. Damn what was that called!
Michelle Forbes who played Admiral Helena Cain in Battlestar Galactica of course voices Dr. Judith Mossman in the Half Life games. As well as this she also voices Captain Gail Revas in the 2009 game The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.
Bonus points for playing Ro Laren in STNG, but they’re swiftly removed for thinking Ryker was hotter than Troi…. seriously, as if!
Tricia Helfer who’s character Gina Inviere (one of many characters) was the love interest of the above Admiral Cain in Battlestar Galactica: Razor has loads of video games she’s voiced.
First up she’s EDI in Mass Effect II, she’s also Sarah Kerrigan in the StarCraft games, Dare in 2009 game Halo: ODST, Black Cat in 2008 game Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Kilian Qatar in 2008 game Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath and 2007’s Tiberium Wars.
Patricia Velasquez who appeared in The L word as Begonia / Karina for 5 episodes also voiced the character of Marisol in the 2001 video game SSX Tricky <- SSX Trick is a great game if you've never tried it on the PS2 (best version).
My mind is a little fuzzy, but I assume Begonia was the actress playing the part of Karina in Les Girls? And she would be based on Marina… rowwrrrr.
Simone Bailly who played Grace in The L Word (she was only in 6 episodes) as well as ‘wife’ in Exes & Ohs, voiced a female officer in the 2005 game Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Not sure who Grace was? Well she was a nice friend Max had who wanted nothing for Max but to be himself. She was a bit of a computer geek and worked as Max’s intern for the OurChart.com website.
Jennifer Copping who played Carolyn Varajian in The L Word also voiced Frances “Frankie” Malone in the 2006 video game The Godfather and the same character in the Blackhand and Don’s Editions of the same game.
Actually on thinking about this, it’s a pretty tenuous connection given her character was straight (Tim’s friends wife). Oh well.
Jessica Hecht who played lesbian Susan Bunch in Friends (Ross’s ex wifes new wife) voiced a character in 1995 video game The Dark Eye. Let’s not forget she played one of the first lesbians on a popular prime time series!
There’s really not that much info around about the character, but man that game looked creepy!
Lolita Davidovich who played that nasty piece of work Francesca Wolff in The L Word (you remember Marina’s girlfriend) voiced a couple of 90’s video games including Of Light and Darkness in 1998 in which she voiced Angel Geminia (an exotic dancer) and also the 1995 video game Chronomaster in which she voiced Jester, the lead characters walking / talking PDA (also voice acting by Ron Perlman and Brent Spiner).
Claudia Christian who played Susan Ivanova (who had a lesbian relationship with Talia Winters) in Babylon 5 voices loads of game characters. In the Shrek Forever After: The Game (yet to be released) she voices the Fairy Godmother, she also voices the character of Abbie in the 2009 game Pizza Morgana, the 2004 game Shrek 2 (Fairy Godmother again), White Rose in the 2003 game Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Lady Katherine Isabella Olivia deWinter in 2002 game Earth and Beyond, Sangaril/Logosarch/Rosalind/Dama Heras in the 2002 game Summoner 2, Helga Sinclair in the 2001 game Atlantis and lastly Maj. Delany Kelt in the 1997 game Solar Eclipse.
Ming Na who plays lesbian character Camille Wray in StarGate: Universe voiced the character of Mulan in the 2005 video game Kingdom Hearts II. She also voiced Streetfighter character Chun-Li in the 1995 video game Street Fighter: The Movie.
Seriously does anyone like Ming Na’s character Camille Wray in Stargate: Universe? The only time she’s likable is when she’s with her girlfriend, but we guess that’s what counts.
Cathy DeBuono who played Becca in Exes & Ohs as well as Risa in Out at the Wedding, voiced the character of a soldier in the 1999 game Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Firestorm. [Note image is cover artwork as no image of character available].
Come on, what more do you need to know, seriously it’s Cathy “I look awesome in a white singlet top” DeBuono. That is all we have, move along.
Alyson Hannigan – unsurprisingly – voiced Willow Rosenburg in the 2002 video game Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her on screen partner played by Amber Benson didn’t appear in the 2002 Buffy game, but did voice her character in the followup game in 2003 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds).
It’s Willow. Do we really have to add anything else? Thought not.
Anna Torv who played lesbian cheaty cheaterson Alex in UK series Mistresses (and more recently the straight Agent Olivia Dunham in Fringe), voiced and played Nariko in the wonderful PS3 title Heavenly Sword.
Oh let’s not forget there was also that weird Fringe episode where Agent Dunham was taken over by this creepy guy and she pretty much got it on (off screen) with a female stripper. Classy.
Keeley Hawes who played Kitty Butler in UK series Tipping the Velvet (and more recently cool MI5 agent Zoe Reynolds in Spooks), voiced Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Legend (2006), Tomb Raider Anniversary (2007), Tomb Raider: Underworld and related DLC (2008) and the upcoming Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Due August 2010 at time of writing).
Thanks to Hutton for reminding us!
That’s all we’ve got for you in our lesbian connections and gaming voice work. If you can think of any more, let us know and we will amend and give credit.
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