28 Facts About Jennifer Hale


Jennifer Hale is best known for her work in video game franchises such as Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock Infinite, Metroid Prime, Overwatch, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.


Jennifer Hale's mother was what she called "a wandering master's degree pursuer" and her stepfather was a microbiologist.


Jennifer Hale later told Tom Bissell of The New Yorker that her biological father, James Learning, was an outdoorsman who was a prominent NunatuKavut elder and environmental activist.


Jennifer Hale has a paternal half-sister, Carren Dujela, who works at the University of Victoria.


Jennifer Hale moved to the US as a child and grew up in Alabama, mainly in Birmingham and Montgomery.


When Jennifer Hale was a teenager, she got a voice-over spot at a local radio station, being paid $35 just to talk.


Jennifer Hale began working as an actress and continued doing voice-overs, commuting frequently between Birmingham and Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jennifer Hale's first big break in acting was in 1988 for the made-for-television movie A Father's Homecoming, which was an NBC movie of the week.


Jennifer Hale was selected among a group of about six thousand girls in a nationwide search to be in several episodes of the Santa Barbara soap opera television series.


Jennifer Hale enjoyed the project and noted that it was one of the first network TV cartoons that met the educational requirements.


Jennifer Hale describes her time with the game as a "really confusing experience" as it required a lot more lines and time than the show did.


Jennifer Hale plays Cinderella and Princess Aurora in various Disney projects, as well as voicing Dory from Finding Nemo throughout the Disney parks, filling in for Ellen DeGeneres.


In 2003, Jennifer Hale voiced Mrs Little in the short-lived Stuart Little TV series.


Jennifer Hale later voiced the female version of Jaden Korr in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.


Jennifer Hale interpreted the voices of Fall-From-Grace and Deionarra in the role-playing computer game Planescape: Torment.


Jennifer Hale is known as the "voice" of Samus Aran in all three games in the Metroid Prime trilogy, providing grunts and screams as the player moves and takes damage.


Jennifer Hale is known for playing several voices in the Metal Gear Solid series.


Jennifer Hale was the voice of Jean Grey in Wolverine and the X-Men and Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds as well as a small role in Swat Kats.


Jennifer Hale voiced British mercenary Jennifer Mui in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames.


Jennifer Hale provided the voice of Leah in Diablo III, and appeared as Rosalind Lutece in BioShock Infinite.


Jennifer Hale played the role of Krem in BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition.


Jennifer Hale provided the voice for Kronika, the final boss of Mortal Kombat 11.


Jennifer Hale was selected to voice Commander Shepard, the main player character in the Mass Effect series.


Jennifer Hale had said that she is very invested in helping to "create" the stories of video games, though she herself is not a gamer.


Jennifer Hale was nominated for "Best Performance by a Human Female" at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, in 2012, she was nominated again for Mass Effect 3.

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In February 2023, Jennifer Hale guest voiced Riyo Chuchi, a Pantoran member of the Imperial Senate, in Star Wars: The Bad Batch.


Jennifer Hale has several pets and enjoys the outdoors, stating that she might have become an architect because she likes to redo houses.


Jennifer Hale has said that she was not allowed to watch cartoons as a child, and had not played any video games until her 2011 interview with Tom Bissell for The New Yorker, in which she played Mass Effect for the first time.