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Lorelei Elizabeth King (born 29 October 1953) is an American actress, screenwriter and development executive 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.

Lorelei King
Lorelei Elizabeth King

(1953-10-29) 29 October 1953 (age 66)[1]
ResidenceLondon, England, U.K.
OccupationActress, Screenwriter, Development executive
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Vincent Marzello

Early lifeEdit

King was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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.[2]


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. More recently, she provided voices to small parts in the video games Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017)[3] and Subnautica(2018).[4] In 2006, she appeared in an episode of sitcom Not Going Out as a therapist. She has narrated over 400 audiobooks.[2] King also provided the voice of Samus Aran's Power Suit in a 2005 pinball video game, Metroid Prime Pinball.[5] In 2017 she portrayed the voice of MUTHUR, the eponymous spaceship's computer in Alien: Covenant.[6]

King's work also includes:

Personal lifeEdit

King lives in London with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.[7] She is a British citizen.[2]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Jordan Watch[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Staff (22 May 2006). "A voice made for audiobooks", Publishers Weekly, Reed Business Information (archived at AccessMyLibrary).
  3. ^ Mass Effect: Andromeda (Video Game 2017), retrieved 19 February 2018
  4. ^ Subnautica (Video Game 2018), retrieved 19 February 2018
  5. ^ Fuse Games (24 October 2005). Metroid Prime Pinball. Nintendo. Scene: Staff credits. Suit Voice: Lorelei King
  6. ^ "Lorelei King: Film and TV". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Lorelei King biography",

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