Cree Summer is an American-Canadian actress, singer, and voice actress best known for her voice roles in popular animated film and TV shows like Rugrats, Codename: Kids Next Door, Inspector Gadget, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as The Care Bears Movie.
Cree Summer’s Early Career
Cree Summer’s career as a voice actress began in the year 1983, when she landed the voice role of niece Penny on the original cartoon version of popular animated TV series Inspector Gadget.
Cree Summer became easily recognizable to viewers through her unique voice that exhibited a sound of throatiness to it. Soon after her career in voice acting took off, casting agents have started including her in various animated TV shows and films.
Cree Summer’s Live-Action Roles
While her voice acting career was still doing great, Cree Summer began acting in live-action films and TV series as well. In 1988, she was tapped to join the cast of A Different World, a spin-off of the highly popular The Cosby Show, where she played the role of a free-spirited individual named Winifred “Freddie” Brooks. She was a regular cast of the show from 1988 until it ended in 1993.
Cree Summer’s Animated Film and TV Shows
Even during the time that Cree Summer was busy playing the role of Winifred Brooks in A Different World, she continued playing different voice roles in numerous popular animated TV shows and films.
In 1988, at the height of her acting career in live-action TV, she was tapped to play the role of Chilly Cooper, the sweet and always helpful neighborhood ice cream woman who also happens to be the love interest of Slimer in the then-newly revamped The Real Ghostbusters series.
She also went to play countless other roles in various animated films and TV series. Among her most notable roles in animated film and TV include playing the role of Penny in Inspector Gadget, Cree Lincoln in popular animated TV show Codename: Kids Next Door, My Life as a Teenage Robot‘s Tiff, Elmyra Duff of Tiny Toon Adventures,Rugrats‘ Susie Carmichael, Sonic the Hedgehog‘s Dulcy the Dragon, Princess ‘Kida’ Kidagakash of Atlantis: The Lost Empire from Disney, As Told by Ginger‘s Miranda, and Transformer Animated‘s Blackarachnia.
Cree Summer’s Video Game Roles
Apart from playing hundreds of roles for various popular animated films and TV shows, Cree Summers also lent her voice to numerous video games with famous titles.
Among the video games she worked on include Diablo 3, where she played the voice of Auriel, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Marvel super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet where she played the voice of She-Hulk, X-Men Legends where she played the voice of Magma, Marvel Super Hero Squad where she played the voice of Storm, Final Fantasy X where she played numerous roles like Young Tidus, Lady Belgemine, as well as other additional voices, and Final Fantasy X-2 where she played the roles of Lenne and Calli.
In 2009, she also played the role of Penelope Young in Batman Arkham Asylum.
Cree Summer’s Personal Life
The daughter of Lili Francks and Canadian actor-singer Don Francks, Cree Summer was born Cree Summer Francks in Los Angeles, California on July 7, 1969. She has a younger brother named Rainbow Francks, who was a VJ for Canadian music channel Much Music.
She is currently married to Angelo Pullens, with whom she has two children named Brave Littewing and Hero Peregrine.
Cree Summer’s Net Worth
Cree Summer’s net worth is currently estimated at $4 million. No further details about her properties and estates have been made known to the public, however.
Cree Summer’s Awards
In 2016, Cree Summer won Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Voice Acting Award for Voice Actress of the Year. She also won the BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role for her performance in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as the voice of “Nebula” in the same year.
In 2013, she 2013 won the BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role – Comedy/Musical for her performance in Robot and Monster as the voice of “Spitfire”.
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