A nice interview with Jennifer Hale, one of the most recognisable voice actresses in western videogaming, where she talks about the importance of having strong female characters in games.
I have listened to Hale’s voice for almost two decades. I remember way back in 1995-1996, during the height of the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons, she was the voice of Felicia Hardy/Black Cat in the Spider-Man Animated Series. She also played Jessie Bennon in the second season of the 1996-1997 Jonny Quest cartoon.
This probably explains why I could instantly tell that she was the voice of Rosalind Lutece in BioShock: Infinite. Much like Steve Blum, another prominent videogame voice actor, I can recognise her anywhere.
I have read before in the past that voice acting work (not just for games, but for TV and animation in general) is a grueling and difficult job that sometimes does not pay very well. If you liked a character’s voice, take note of the voice actor’s name in the credits, and show them your support. These guys are responsible for bringing life and drama to your favourite games, and they deserve the kudos and recognition.