Grey DeLisle is a singer-songwriter and voice actress best known for her roles in animated film and TV shows like Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, Ben 10, The Replacements, Scooby-Doo! and The Grim Adventures of Bill and Mandy, where she played the lead voice role of Mandy.
Grey DeLisle’s Early Life
Born Erin Grey Van Oosbree in Fort Ord, California on August 24, 1973, Grey DeLisle has one younger brother. Her mother, Joanna Ruth, and her father, George Van Oosbree, a truck driver, separated when she was still very young. She was later on raised by her grandmother, Eva Flores, who worked as a vocalist, performing often with Tito Puente, a salsa musician.
Grey DeLisle was in the same graduating class as host Mario Lopez at Chula Vista High School.
She started her career in stand-up comedy at the advice of a friend, and it was during one of her gigs as a stand-up comedian imitating voices that she was advised by a casting director to study voice acting.
Soon after, she followed the casting director’s advice and took up voice acting, all the while still pursuing her musical dreams. She started working with Sandy Schnarr, a talent agent shortly after.
Grey DeLisle’s Personal Life
Grey DeLisle married Christopher DeLisle in 1992, but filed for divorced merely a year after. She moved to marry Old 97’s Murry Hammond in 2002, and gave birth to their son Jefferson Texas Hammond in 2007. They divorced in 2010.
By 2012, she met and married Jared Griffin, whom she met on Twitter, and gave birth to their son, Harlan Roy Griffin in August 7, 2014. In December of last year, she gave birth to their daughter, Mariposa Ruth Griffin.
Grey DeLisle’s Animated TV Shows
Grey DeLisle started her careen in voice acting in 1996 via Rugrats, before she went to work for another popular animated TV show, Johnny Bravo, where she played various characters. She also worked in other animated TV shows like The Wild Thornberrys, where she played the voice role of Gazelle, and lent her voices in shows like Samurai Jack, Avatar: The Last Air Bender, Ben 10, Codename: Kids Next Door, and Justice League Unlimited.
In 2001, Grey DeLisle joined the voice cast of The Fairly OddParents, where she provided the voices of Vicky and Tootie, among others. It was in the same year that she managed to land the lead role of Mandy in The Grim Adventures of Bill and Mandy.
The following year, she started playing the role of Daphne in What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, and later on also started working in other animated TV shows like Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The Batman, My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, Loonatics Unleashed, The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Penguins of Madagascar, and Gravity Falls.
She also played the voice role of Betty Brant in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show where she played the voice of Cleopatra, and Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered, where she provided the voices of Lois Lane and Wonder Woman.
Grey DeLisle’s Animated Films
In addition to the very long list of animated TV shows that Grey DeLisle has worked in, she also lent her voice to animated films like The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bolt, as well as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Grey DeLisle’s TV Shows
Grey DeLisle also once performed as an actress in a live-action TV show, during which she played the role of Ms. Kaminsky of That ’70s Show.
Grey DeLisle’s Awards
In 2016, Grey DeLisle won Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in an Anime Feature Film/Special in a Supporting Role for her performance in Omoide no Mânî as the voice of “Setsu Oiwa”.
In 2015, 2014, and 2013, she was nominated for Behind The Voice Actors Awards’ Voice Actress of the Year, the same award she won at BTVA in 2012.
She was also nominated for an Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Award for her performance in Dawn of the Croods as the voice of “Lerk” for the episode “The First Picture Show” at the 2016 Annie Awards.
Grey DeLisle’s Net Worth
Grey DeLisle’s net worth is currently estimated at $5 million.
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