Emilie-Claire Barlow

Emilie-Claire Barlow (born 6 June 1976) is a Canadian singer, arranger, record producer, and voice actress.[1] She has released several albums on her label, Empress Music Group, and has voiced characters for animated television series. She sings in English, French, and Portuguese.

Emilie-Claire Barlow
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Barlow in Mexico, December 2014
Born (1976-06-06) 6 June 1976 (age 45)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Singer
  • arranger
  • voice actress
Years active1992–present
Known forSailor Moon as Voice of Sailor Mars (DIC dub) and Sailor Venus (Cloverway dub)
  • Brian Barlow (father)
  • Judy Tate (mother)
Musical career
GenresVocal jazz
LabelsEmpress Music Group
Associated actsMetropole Orkest

Barlow's first album, Sings, was released in 1998. She has received seven nominations for Canada's Juno Awards[2] with her album Seule ce soir winning for best Jazz Vocal Recording in 2013 and Clear Day winning the same award in 2016. Seule ce soir also won Album of the Year – Jazz Interpretation at the 2013 ADISQ Awards. Barlow was also nominated for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award at the 2016 Juno Awards.[3]

Barlow was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2008 National Jazz Awards.[4] She has named as influences Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and Stevie Wonder.

Barlow has voiced various characters for animated television series, including Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon, Courtney, Laurie and Ellody in Total Drama series, Chrissy in 6teen, Mrs. Ridgemount in Stoked, Bunny in Almost Naked Animals and Theresa Falcone (MacDougall) in Fugget About It.

Early lifeEdit

Born in Toronto to parents who were professional musicians, Barlow grew up in recording studios and by age seven had begun a career singing television and radio commercials.[5]

She was encouraged by her parents to sing and study several instruments including piano, cello, clarinet and violin. Barlow studied voice at the Etobicoke School of Arts and music theory and arranging at Humber College.[1]


Barlow's grandfathers were ventriloquist Cy Leonard and actor Bob Homme (who played The Friendly Giant).[6] Her father is award-winning jazz drummer Brian Barlow (aka Brian Leonard).[7] Her mother, Judy Tate, is a composer, arranger and singer.[6] Her uncle was Richard Homme, a Canadian jazz bassist who died 6 May 2011.[6]


Barlow in 2014

As guestEdit


Year Award Nominated Work Category Result
2002 Juno Awards[2] Tribute Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2008 Juno Awards[2] The Very Thought of You Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2008 National Jazz Awards[4] Female Vocalist of the Year Won
2008 Gemini Awards[8] Words to Music: Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Best Performance in a Variety Program Nominated
2010 Juno Awards[2] Haven't We Met? Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2011 Juno Awards[2] The Beat Goes On Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2011 SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year[9] Jazz Artist of the Year Won
2013 Juno Awards[2] Seule ce soir Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Won
2013 ADISQ Awards Seule ce soir Album of the Year - Jazz Interpretation Won
2013 SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year[10] Jazz Artist of the Year Won
2013 ACTRA Awards[11] Almost Naked Animals - Miss Surrounding Area (Bunny) Outstanding Performance - Voice Nominated
2016 Juno Awards[2] Clear Day Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Won
2016 Juno Awards[2] Clear Day Producer of the Year Nominated
2016 ADISQ Awards[12] Clear Day Album de l’année - Jazz Nominated



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Oh, What a Night Lorraine
2012 Z-Baw Mara (voice) Main role


Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Mighty Jungle Cheryl (Voice) 1 episode: "Home Alone"
1998, 2000 Sailor Moon Sailor Mars (voice)/Sailor Venus (voice) 94 episodes, DIC dub and CWI dub
1998 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Siren #2 (voice) 1 episode: "Ulysses and the Journey Home"
2004 6teen Chrissy (voice) 3 episodes
2005 Wayside Johan (voice) 1 episode
2006-2007 Z-Squad Bernice Credited as Emily Claire Barlow
2007 Bakugan Battle Brawlers Alice Gehabich (voice) 39 episodes
2007–2008 Total Drama Island Courtney (voice) 16 episodes
2009–2010 Total Drama Action Courtney (voice) 17 episodes
2009-2010 Bakugan: New Vestroia Alice Gehabich (voice) ? episodes
2009-2012 The Amazing Spiez! Kat
2009 The Dating Guy Rachel (voice)/Hot Chick Pot Creature (voice) 1 episode each
2009 Stoked Mrs. Ridgemount (voice) 11 episodes
2010 Total Drama World Tour Courtney (voice) 23 episodes
2011-2013 Almost Naked Animals Bunny (voice) 40 episodes
2011 Skatoony Courtney (voice) 1 episode: "Hoo Love You, Baby!"
2011 Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge Chris (voice) 12 episodes
2011 Beyblade: Metal Masters Lera (voice) 3 episodes
2013 Beyblade: Metal Fury Lera (voice) 1 episode
2012–16 Fugget About It Theresa Maria Falcone (voice) 39 episodes
2013 Total Drama: All-Stars Courtney (voice) 11 episodes
2014 Cyberchase Abby (voice) 1 episode
2014-2016 Numb Chucks Various voices 51 episodes
2015 Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race Ellody and Laurie (voice) Ellody (5 episodes), Laurie (7 episodes)
2018–present Total DramaRama Courtney (voice) TBA


  1. ^ a b "Emilie-Claire Barlow".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Artist Summary - The JUNO Awards".
  3. ^ "Jack Richardson Producer of the Year". The JUNO Awards.
  4. ^ a b "» 2008 National Jazz Awards Handed Out Jazz Elements: jazz & blues music blog with news, reviews, concerts & more, with a Canadian focus".
  5. ^ Alex Henderson, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Allmusic, retrieved 23 November 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "Biography of Cy Leonard". Cy Leonard official site. 2008. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Brian Barlow".
  8. ^ "Nominees in major categories for the 23rd Gemini Awards". thestar.com.
  9. ^ "2011 Nominees/Winners - INDIES". SiriusXM INDIES.
  10. ^ "2013 SiriusXM Indies Award Winners -2015 Canadian Music Week May 1-10, 2015". Canadian Music Week 2014. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014.
  11. ^ "ACTRA Toronto - ACTRA Awards in Toronto 2013 nominees announced".
  12. ^ ""ADISQ"".

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Katie Griffin
Voice of Sailor Mars
Eps. 65 - 82
Succeeded by
Katie Griffin
Preceded by
Stephanie Morgenstern
Voice of Sailor Venus
Eps. 83 - 159
Succeeded by
Cherami Leigh