TEXAS STRONG SEATTLE EDGY MINNESOTA NICE
One of these days I am going to get me one of those third-person write-ups, but this is more personal, no?
I was born in South Texas to a working-class Mexican-American military family. I fell in love with languages and voices at a young age, after listening to the translation between my deaf and Spanish-speaking grandparents. I also frequently followed my parents around, annoying them with my hilaaaarious recordings on my Fisher-Price portable tape recorder. I have degrees in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, and spent some time touring internationally performing operas and musicals with other classically-trained vocalists.
After touring, I spent time in the corporate world as an I.T. Senior Product Manager and as a healthcare provider but couldn't resist the call to return to voice work! I now work full-time from my home studio in the Twin Cities Minnesota providing commercial voice-overs in English and Spanish. Video game voice acting is my BIG PASSION, and you can hear me in game titles for companies like PBS, Big Fish, and Hasbro, with titles on Xbox, Steam, Mobile, and Oculus VR platforms. My commercial client list includes both international and national clients such as Tik Tok, Everfi, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and more. You can also hear my voice in dozens of Audio Dramas and even more Audible books! The next area I'd like to conquer is animation!
"Melissa is a true devotee of the art of voice, bringing incredible range, variety, and energy to effortlessly draw us in."— San Antonio Express
Currently repped by Chicago Talent Network. I am also a bi-lingual Voiceover Coach at Such a Voice training & demo creation, working alongside amazing VO industry pros! Well, now that you know a little about me, reach out! I'd love to know more about you!Contact Me
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