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Years active  1981– present
Name  Lorelei King

Role  Actress
Spouse  Vincent Marzello

Full Name  Lorelei Elizabeth King
Born  29 October 1953 (age 62) (1953-10-29) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation  Actress, Television presenter
Movies and TV shows  Bob the Builder, Notting Hill, Boo - Zino & the Snurks, The House of Mirth, Avenger Penguins
Similar People  Vincent Marzello, Keith Chapman, Roger Michell, Dirk Maggs, Holger Tappe

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Lorelei Elizabeth King (born 29 October 1953) is an American actress who has been based in the United Kingdom since 1981. She has narrated audiobooks, acted in radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and appeared on television.


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Early life

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King was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, to a Croatian father (originally surnamed Kralj) and a Bulgarian mother. She spent her childhood moving between Pennsylvania, Arkansas and California. In 1981, she planned to move to either Paris, or Yugoslavia, where her family originated, but after a three-day stopover in London she decided to stay in Britain.


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King has made numerous television roles, which include drama, comedy and children's shows. Her first appearance was in the 1983 drama Murrow, a biography of the American news reporter and political commentator Edward R. Murrow and since then she has had roles in many British shows, such as Series 2 on the Sky One show, Mile High as Fresh! airlines HR boss, Stella Lightfoot, Chef! (as Savanah) and in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as showgirl Vonda Lockhart. As well as this, she has also had parts in films such as Shining Through (1992), Notting Hill (1999), 24 Hours in London (2000) and The House of Mirth (2000), as well leading her voice to radio shows and video games. This includes Dirk Maggs' adaptations of The Adventures of Superman and Batman: Knightfall. She also voiced the character of Mary Osakwe in the UFO: Afterlight computer game. In 2006, she appeared in an episode of sitcom Not Going Out as a therapist. She has narrated over 200 audiobooks. King also provided the voice of Samus Aran's Power Suit in a 2005 pinball video game, Metroid Prime Pinball. In 2017 she portrayed the voice of MUTHUR, the eponymous spaceship's computer in Alien: Covenant.

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King's work also includes:

  • Voicing several female characters (excluding Bella) in Avenger Penguins; Tabs and Marmagora in Fantomcat; and Wendy, Dizzy, and Roley in the American version of Bob the Builder.
  • Narrating all audiobooks of the American children's cartoon series Dinobabies, as well as books by Janet Evanovich, Darynda Jones, Patricia Briggs, Patricia Cornwell, and Debbie Macomber. In addition to numerous Audiofile Earphone and Audie Awards, she was voted Performer of the Year in 1999 and 2001 by the United Kingdom APA and Best Narrator of the Year by in 2011.
  • Playing all the female roles in Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel, that was adapted in the 1990s for BBC Radio 4 from the original Marx Brothers radio series broadcast in the 1930s.
  • Voice directing the CGI animated series Chuggington and several video games such as Gray Matter and Lost Chronicles of Zerzura.
  • Writing scripts for Chuggington, Fantomcat, Big Mutha Truckers and Cartoon Network Racing as well rewriting some of the original scripts for Bob the Builder.
  • Personal life

    King lives in London with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello. She is a British citizen.


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