Hynden Walch is an American actress, singer, writer, and voice actress best known for her roles in popular animated TV shows like Adventure Time, ChalkZone, Justice League, and The Batman. She also starred in the 1993 crime drama TV series, The Untouchables, as Mae Capone.
Hynden Walch’s Early Life
Hynden Walch was born in Davenport, Iowa on February 1, 1971. During her senior year in high school, she received an award as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts in drama. She started attending the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she majored in voice, at 16 years old.
Hynden Walch graduated summa cum laude at the University of California – Los Angeles with a BA in American Literature in 2005.
Hynden Walch’s Early Career
Hynden Walch started her career as an entertainer and performer as early as 11 years old. It was at this age that she started acting professionally onstage.
The first time she was nominated for an award was in 1992, where her performance for a play called The School of Wives — which was held at at the Northlight Theater in Chicago, Illinois — garnered her a nomination for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play.
By 1994, Hynden Walch received a nomination for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for her performance in “The Rise and Fall of Little Voice”, which was held at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, also in Chicago, Illinois.
Hynden Walch’s Animated TV Shows
Despite the fact that Hynden Walch started her acting career as a stage, film, and TV actress early on, it was her roles in animated television series and films that earned her international recognition.
Among the most notable roles she has so far played include Princess Bubblegum in Adventure Time, Harley Quinn in The Batman, Penny Sanchez in Nickelodeon’s ChalkZone, Wendy in Peter Pan and Alice in Alice in Wonderland.
She also lent her voice to numerous popular film and TV animations like Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Justice League, American Dragon: Jake Long, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Winx Club, as well as Avengers Assembles and Transformers: Rescue Bots.
Hynden Walch’s Live Action TV Shows
Apart from the countless voice roles she played on numerous animated TV shows, Hynden Walch has also played various roles in a number of live action TV shows.
Among the most popular titles she starred in include The Untouchables, Law & Order, The Practice, The Drew Carey Show, Charmed, and NYPD Blue.
Hynden Walch’s Video Games
Like many other voice talents like her, Hynden Walch has also worked in numerous popular video games. Among the vide games credited under her name so far include The Lego Movie Video game, Teen Titans, Dead or Alive Extreme 2, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know!, and Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Hynden Walch’s Personal Life
Hynden Walch is married Sean McDermott. They wed in 1999. Details about her personal life, however, remain largely unknown to the public eye.
Hynden Walch’s Other Projects
Hynden Walch is also the founder of Hillside Produce Cooperative, which is described as a “free exchange” of locally grown organic food. This venture of Walch’s garnered her a Global Green Award USA Citizen Citizen Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Hynden Walch’s Net Worth
Hynden Walch’s net worth is currently estimated at about $600,000.
Hynden Walch’s Awards
In 2016, Hynden Walch was nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Feature Film/Special for her performance in UFO gakuen no himitsu, in which she played the voice of “Halle”.
In 2015, she won Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Best Female Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role for her role in Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Wii U and Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Nintendo 3DS, where she played the voice of “Viridi”.
In the same year, she also won BTVA’s Best Female Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short for her role in Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) as “Harley Quinn”. She was also nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Voice Actress of the Year in the same year.
In 2014, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake won Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Comedy/Musical at the Behind the Voice Actors Awards. Teen Titans Go!, which is another one of her projects, also won Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series at the Behind the Voice Actors Awards. Meanwhile, yet another of her projects, Henry Hugglemonster, won Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series.
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