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Behind the voice

Samantha Norbury

Samantha was classically trained as a theater actor/singer and has been lucky enough to work with wonderful vocal coaches such as Ana Clements, Hilary Huber, Tanya Rich, Jesse Bickford, Amanda Quaid, and more as she continues to perfect her craft of voice acting. She was raised in a multi-cultural family with one side of her family being Yaqui Native American and the other of European decent. This unique upbringing combined with her immigrating from California to the English countryside as an adult, has given her a profound respect for different cultures, their rich histories, and how they influence our lives and the stories we tell.

In her free time Samantha can be found exploring and photographing old ruins around The UK, listening to audiobooks, knitting, reading, baking, or playing video games. She is a through and through uber-nerd and proud of it. When other kids were going to parties Samantha was going to LAN parties and even now will play a few rounds of StarCraft to help clear her head. She also loves to go on hikes with her rescue puppy and go on seaside adventures with her kids.

Samantha has held many jobs while pursing acting including pastry chef, bar tender, barista, waitress, receptionist, accounting clerk, and UX designer. While none of those jobs were a fit they have given her a wonderful broad perspective that she's able to tap into to help authentically bring characters to life. When she began her career as an audiobook narrator it was as if all the stars had aligned and everything just clicked into place. Her two favorite things - books and acting all rolled up into the perfect career! As soon as she began narrating full time she knew she had finally found her path. The one thing in the world she can do better than anything else. She is so grateful and feels so fortune to be doing what she deeply loves and what she feels she was born to do.

As a writer and lover of stories herself, Samantha is extremely passionate about performing the author's truth and bringing a story to life in an authentic and genuine way. She records clean punch and roll, is extremely professional, and believes in consistent communication throughout her recording process. She has a strong respect for the seriousness of deadlines and how they impact the entire production team and always does everything she can to make sure she delivers a top tier performance on schedule.

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Studio specs

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Samantha records in a Studiobricks VO edition booth

Software

Twisted Wave

iZotope RX9 Standard

Interface

Focusrite Scarlett  2i2

Microphone

Rode NT1

Live Direction

Source Connect, ISDN, Cleanfeed, Bodalgo 

Performance

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Fluent

Can perform convincingly for an extended period of time

Accents

12-45
 

Ages

American west coast
American general southern
British cockney
British RP
Canadian

Dialogue

Can perform convincingly in smaller segments

01-11
46-100
 

Ages

Accents

American east coast
Australian
French
Italian
Irish
Jamaican
Mexican
Russian
Scottish
Spanish

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