Roxanne is a highly accomplished and versatile female bilingual English/Spanish speaking voice actor based in Georgetown, Texas. She has over 20 years of experience in the voiceover industry and is a native bilingual speaker, allowing her to seamlessly switch between English and Latin American Spanish. She’s also conversational in Portuguese and French. Roxanne has become a trusted name in the world of voice acting due to her exceptional talent, linguistic range, classical training, and extensive repertoire.
As a bilingual voice actor, Roxanne is capable of catering to a diverse range of clients seeking voiceover services in both English and Spanish. Her ability to effortlessly switch between these two languages enables her to deliver authentic and engaging performances that resonate with audiences of a myriad of backgrounds. She has deep experience in a wide range of genres, including commercials, corporate narrations, e-learning, explainers, audiobooks, and more.
An ear for language
Some people are born with an ear for music. Roxanne was born with an ear for language which she has cultivated throughout her life.
Here’s a secret: English is not Roxanne’s first language. Spanish is. She was born in Santiago, Chile. She moved to Boston when she was four and one day her mother dropped her off at pre-school with not a single word of English in her head. It was a “full immersion” learning opportunity.
By the time she was 18 years old she had lived in Massachusetts, North Carolina, California, Minnesota, Paris, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She soaked up the music of the languages and accents she heard around her. So, Roxanne’s not just bilingual. She’s conversational in French and Portuguese besides being fluent in English and Spanish. That makes her ‘quadri-lingual’.
It’s just one more reason her skills as a narrator and voiceover talent are in such demand. She is currently at work perfecting the iconic sound of Central Texas.
Theater of the mind
Roxanne’s passion for voice acting began at a young age. She fell in love with spoken word audio at just 6 years old, when her parents gave her a record for Christmas.
It was Camille Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, with narration by the Russian ballerina (and mother-in-law of the comedian Steve Martin), Irina Baronova. Maybe it was her exotic Russian accent that drew Roxanne in, or perhaps the wonderfully evocative music. Either way, that record opened the doors to her imagination, and she lost herself in a magical world of make-believe.
Her love of storytelling blossomed, and after graduating from Stanford University she moved to Hollywood to work in the movies. She worked as a camera assistant for 7 years. She met husband, Brian, on the set of an independent horror movie and traveled the world with him making television commercials — Brian as the director and Roxanne as the First Assistant Camera Operator.