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Ellen McLain

Seattle, WA
Day Phone:206-484-6405
Eve Phone: 206-484-6405
Cell Phone: 206-484-6405
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  • Sex:female
  • Age Range: 50 - 60
  • Vocal Range: Soprano/Belt
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Weight:150

Representation: The Actors Group  email

MEMBER: SAG-AFTRA MEMBER: Actors Equity Association (AEA) MEMBER: American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)

Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS, the artificial intelligence antagonist in Portal (2007 AIAS Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance) and Portal 2, (2011 Spike Video Game Award in the category "Best Performance by a Human Female") hails from Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked in theater and opera for over thirty years. Her professional career began on Broadway with Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady and with the legendary Peggy Lee in her show, Peg. Ellen’s credits range from Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman to Mimi in La Boheme.  McLain provides voices for many characters in several video games from Valve. Among them are the Administrator in Team Fortress 2, and the voice of the Combine Overwatch for the Half-Life 2 series.  She also voiced Broodmother and Death Prophet for DOTA 2.

McLain is the only person to have her voice in all the games in The Orange Box.  She sang the ending credits song in Portal, "Still Alive", and Portal 2, "Want You Gone", both written by Jonathan Coulton, and sang the Turret Opera “Cara Mia Addio” by Mike Morasky featured at the end of Portal 2.

McLain now lives in Seattle with her husband, fellow voice actor John Patrick Lowrie, who insisted she get a voice demo for years and is therefore responsible for her subsequent fame as the much loved and hated GLaDOS.


Professions/skills: Voice Talent;Vocal Coach;Singer;Educator;Actor

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