While her name might sound unfamiliar, her voice definitely doesn’t. Katherine Ellen Soucie, better known as Kath Soucie, is an American actress who has played hundreds of roles as a voice actress in countless animated films, TV shows, and other animations.
She is most notable for her roles as Lola Bunny in Space Jam, Dexter’s Mom in Dexter’s Laboratory, Ray Ray Lee in The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Phil, Lil and Betty DeVille in Rugrats, Janine Melnitz in The Real Ghostbusters, Ingrid “Minx” Krueger in Jem, Cindy Bear in the Wake, Rattle, and Roll and Yo Yogi!, Linka in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and Fifi La Fume in Tiny Toon Adventures.
Kath Soucie’s Early Life
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Kath Soucie later on moved to the Big Apple to pursue her dream as an actress. She first started studying acting under legendary acting teacher Manu Tupou, and later on attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Shortly after that, she successfully launched her acting career on the New York stage.
Kath Soucie’s Acting Career
It was in the 1970s when Kath Soucie landed her first TV role through appearances in several “movies of the week” on television, including a role in The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel.
Not long after this, however, she started to feel disappointed about the physical restrictions of acting on-screen. Because of this, she soon after decided to start a voice acting career.
And it seems like she made the right decision.
Kath Soucie’s Voice Acting Career
After being pushed by her frustration on the physical restrictions of on-screen acting, Kath Soucie launched her voice acting career via Rambo: The Force of Freedom, where she was tapped to play the role of three different girls.
The following year, she was asked to play the role of Janine Melnitz on the The Real Ghostbusters, which was originally a role bring played by Laura Summer.
This was the start of her very long and successful career in voice acting, where she played many roles in countless major animated films and TV shows, including Beauty and the Beast, The Tigger Movie, Lilo & Stitch, Piglet’s Big Movie, Pooh’s Heffalump Lovie, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time, Hellboy: Blood and Iron, Kangaroo Jack: G’Day U.S.A.!, Futurama: Bender’s Big Game, Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz, Green Lantern: First Flight, Wreck-It Ralph, and most recently, Zootopia.
In the past, she also took on multiple roles in animated television, including those in popular shows like The Smurfs, X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men, The Little Mermaid, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Pink Panther, Aladdin, The Mask: The Animated Series, Casper, Hey, Arnold!, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Johnny Bravo, Mike, Lu & Og, Disney’s House of Mouse, Totally Spies!, Neutron: Boy Genius, The Grim Adventures of Bill & Mandy, Ben 10, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Chowder.
Before Tara Strong took over the role of Bubbles for Powerpuff Girls, she lent her voice for the puppy-eyed character for two shorts which later on became the basis for the hit cartoon.
Kath Soucie’s Roles in Video Games
Video gamers might also recognize Kath Soucie for lending her voice to popular video games like World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy X-2, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, as well as several Star Wars games, including Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of The Eternal Throne from last year.
Kath Soucie’s Current Projects
The lineup for Kath Soucie’s 2017 projects is not yet known as of the moment, but she is said to be working on Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie, set to be released sometime this year.
Kath Soucie’s Net Worth
Kath Soucie’s net worth is currently estimated at $11 million, making her among the richest cartoon voice actors ever.
Kath Soucie’s Awards
Despite the long list of roles she’s played on animated films and TV shows, Kath Soucie has only been nominated twice for her performance as a voice actor.
Both nominations were for Behind the Voice Actors Awards (BTVA): one in 2011 for her role as Tuffy in Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz where she won the award for Best Female Vocal Performance In A TV Special/Direct-To-DVD Title Or Theatrical Short, and one in 2011 for her role as Maketh Tua in Star Wars Rebels where she was nominated as Best Female Vocal Performance In A Television Series In A Supporting Role – Action/Drama.
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