Lori Alan (born July 18, 1966) is an American actress and voice actress. She has played a long-running role as Pearl Krabs on the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. She also voiced Diane Simmons on Family Guy, the Invisible Woman on The Fantastic Four, and The Boss in the Metal Gear video game series.
|Born||July 18, 1966|
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress|
Alan was born in Potomac, Maryland. She had a mixed-faith family: her mother is a Southern Baptist and her father is Jewish. Both of her parents were performers and supported her choice to be an actress. Alan currently lives in Los Angeles.
She started acting at age five, making her television debut in a Shakey's Pizza commercial. Her stage debut was as Annie's youngest sister in a local community theater production of Annie Get Your Gun. A longtime member of New York's Gotham City Improv (Groundlings East), she went on to Emerson College and graduated with honors from Tisch School of the Arts.
Alan is active in animal rescue and welfare causes. She has spoken out against animal cruelty and has campaigned for the anti-dog meat charity World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade. She is also on the board of Pickle Pants Rescue, an animal rescue organization in Los Angeles.
Alan has done vocal work for over three decades. Her process of getting to the authentic personality of the character she is providing the voice for is to improvise and trust her own choices, something she learned at her first voice acting job.
Alan voices Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob SquarePants, Sue Richards (the Invisible Woman) on Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four, newsreader-turned-murderer Diane Simmons on Family Guy, and The Boss in the Metal Gear series. Lori has done voices in feature films: Monsters University, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 2, WALL·E, Inside Out, and each movie in the SpongeBob SquarePants film series. She has also voiced roles for Henry Hugglemonster, Cow and Chicken, Animaniacs, and Futurama. Her work as The Boss was praised as the "most amazing female character of gaming at the time" according to Rizwan Anwer.
In 2014, she won a Voice Arts Award (VAA) for outstanding body of work and outstanding national television commercial.
Alan's on-camera roles include Desperate Housewives, Ray Donovan, Comedy Central's Workaholics, Bones, Southland, CSI, 90210, Law & Order: LA, Law & Order and many more. On stage credits include The Pee-wee Herman Show, solo show Lori Alan: The Musical, Queen Celia in the hit musical Sneaux!, and the award-winning musical Reefer Madness. Her 1999 performance in Reefer Madness as a "Reefer Madam" was praised by the Los Angeles Times.
|1994||The Rockford Files: "I Still Love L.A."||Karen Kupfer||Television film|
|1995||Boys on the Side||Girl with Attitude|||
|1995||Father of the Bride Part II||Wife Mrs. Habib|
|1996||The Oz Kids Toto Lost in New York||Mother and Wife (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1996||The Oz Kids Virtual Oz||Auntie Scraps (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1996||The Oz Kids Underground Adventure||Auntie Scraps (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1996||Garage Sale||Gwen||Short film|
|1996||Larry & Steve||Cindy, Loudspeaker Voice (voice)||Short film|
|2004||Comic Book: The Movie||Anita Levine||Direct-to-video|
|2004||The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie||Pearl Krabs (voice)|||
|2008||WALL-E||Axiom Passenger #8|
|2008||Tokyo Mater||Additional voices||Short film|
|2009||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Additional voices|
|2009||Divorce Sale||Hot Chick||Short film|
|2010||Pee-Wee Gets an iPad!||Chairry, Magic Screen (voice)||Video short|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Bonnie's Mom (voice)|||
|2011||Hawaiian Vacation||Bonnie's Mom (voice)||Short film|
|2011||Small Fry||Bonnie's Mom, Tae-Kwon Doe (voice)||Short film|
|2012||Partysaurus Rex||Bonnie's Mom (voice)||Short film|
|2013||Monsters University||Bus Driver (voice)|||
|2013||Despicable Me 2||Additional voices|||
|2013||Dean Slater: Resident Advisor||Mrs. Harris|
|2013||Meet My Rapist||Mom||Short film|
|2015||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||Pearl Krabs (voice)|
|2015||Inside Out||Mom's Sadness (voice)|||
|2015||Riley's First Date?||Mom's Sadness (voice)||Short film|
|2017||Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory||Mrs. Teevee (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2017||Despicable Me 3||Additional voices|
|2019||Toy Story 4||Bonnie's Mom (voice)|
|2020||The SpongeBob Movie 3: It's a Wonderful Sponge||Pearl Krabs (voice)||In production|
|1990||Law & Order||Martha||Episode: "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die"|
|1993||Phenom||Beverly||Episode: "Answered Prayers"|
|1994||Dave's World||The T.A.||Episode: "Family Membership"|
|1994||SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||Lt. Felina Feral (voice)||6 episodes|
|1995||The George Carlin Show||Nurse||Episode: "George Tells the Truth"|
|1995||Ned and Stacey||Theresa||Episode: "Reality Check"|
|1995||Buford's Got a Gun||Estelle||Television short|
|1994–1996||The Fantastic Four||Invisible Woman, additional voices||27 episodes|
|1996||Boston Common||Liz||3 episodes|
|1996||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Mom, Girl (voice)||Episode: "Eye Full of Wander/Lifestyles of the Rich and Scary"|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||Rachel Carson||Episode: "Into the Light"|
|1997||The Angry Beavers||Porcupine, Skunk (voice)||Episode: "Enter the Daggett/Bugaboo"|
|1997||Cow and Chicken||Winney (voice)||Episode: "I Am Ambassador"|
|1997–1999, 2001||Hey Arnold!||Brooke Lloyd, School Secretary, Chocolate Woman, Police Officer Pudney, Announcer (voice)||5 episodes|
|1998||Animaniacs||Sharon Stone, additional voices||Episode: "Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 2"|
|1999–2002, 2005–2010||Family Guy||Diane Simmons, additional voices||63 episodes|
|1999||Johnny Bravo||Production Assistant, Robot Walla (voice)||Episode: "Karma Krisis/A Star Is Bruised/The Prince and the Pinhead"|
|1999–present||SpongeBob SquarePants||Pearl Krabs, additional voices||All seasons|
|1999||The Kids from Room 402||Nurse Pitts (voice)||Episode: "Son of Einstein"|
|1999||The Brothers Flub||Additional voices|
|2001||Will and Grace||Jean||Episode: "Coffee & Commitment"|
|2002||The Tick||District Attorney||Episode: "The Tick vs. Justice"|
|2002||Charmed||Cynthia||Episode: "Lost and Bound"|
|2002||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Sabrina's Car (voice)||Episode: "Driving Mr. Goodman"|
|2002||Rocket Power||Game Voice (voice)||Episode: "Sim Sammy/Otto Hangs 11"|
|2002||3 South||Felicity, Various (voice)||2 episodes|
|2003||Friends||Sonya||Episode: "The One Where Monica Sings"|
|2003||Good Morning, Miami||Loretta||Episode: "Mutt and Jake"|
|2003||Six Feet Under||Macy's Saleswoman||Episode: "The Eye Inside"|
|2004||The Wild Thornberrys||Elder's Daughter (voice)||Episode: "Eliza Unplugged"|
|2005||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||Librarian, Rosella, Girl #2 (voice)||Episode "Duck! / Aren't You Chupacabra to See Me?"|
|2005||Stroker and Hoop||Leslie, Helena St. Chloe-Butz, Coed, Grandma, Reporter, Woman, Porche, Tour Guide, Sunshine (voice)||3 episodes|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Valerie Esposito||Episode: "Still Life"|
|2006||W.I.T.C.H.||Brenda (voice)||Episode: "U is for Undivided"|
|2007||Cory in the House||Mrs. Flowers||4 episodes|
|2007–2009||Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Ivory, Nerds, Dr. Joy, Various Characters, Dixie, Nerd, Eunice, Mail Lady (voice)||7 episodes|
|2008||Days of Our Lives||Java Café Patron||Episode: "Episode #1.10942"|
|2009||Chuck||Judy Roberts||Episode: "Chuck Versus the First Kill"|
|2009||Chowder||Lady #2, Lady #6, Lady #8 (voice)||Episode: "Won Ton Bombs"|
|2009||Southland||D.A. Deborah Janowitz||3 episodes|
|2009||The Closer||Kathy Weber||Episode: "Strike Three"|
|2010–2011||Mater's Tall Tales||Additional voices||4 episodes|
|2010||The Hard Times of RJ Berger||Linda Robbins||2 episodes|
|2010||90210||Realtor||Episode: "Holiday Madness"|
|2010||Fanboy & Chum Chum||Additional voices|
|2011||BlackBoxTV||Joanna Haywood||Episode: "The Family Circus"|
|2011||McCracken Live!||Lauren Hanson||Episode: "The Pilot Lot"|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Robbi Nathan||Episode: "Benedict Canyon"|
|2011||Workaholics||Betsy Russ||Episode: "6 Hours Til Hedonism II"|
|2012||Lab Rats||Edie (voice)||Episode: "Commando App"|
|2012||School Board||Susan||4 episodes|
|2012||Bones||Gina Carson||Episode: "The Gunk in the Garage"|
|2013||Rolling with Dad||Brenda Stickle||Television short|
|2013–2014||Henry Hugglemonster||Momma (voice)||43 episodes|
|2013||Ray Donovan||Darlene||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|2013||Mighty Med||Mrs. Gleason||Episode: "Evil Gus"|
|2013||Doc McStuffins||Gloria the Gorilla||Episode: "You Crack Me Up"|
|2014||Castle||Ms. Papen||Episode: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"|
|2014||Acting Dead||Zombietologist||2 episodes|
|2014||Grey's Anatomy||Ellen Weaver||Episode: "Don't Let's Start"|
|2014||Toy Story That Time Forgot||Bonnie's Mom||Television short|
|2015||Natasha||Natasha's Mother||Episode: "A Finale"|
|2015||The League||Mrs. Shtotelman||Episode: "Deflategate"|
|2010||Hollywood is Like High School with Money||Iris Whitaker||9 episodes|
|2004||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater||The Boss|
|2005||Area 51||Additional voices|
|2006||Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence||The Boss|
|2006||Family Guy Video Game!||Diane Simmons|
|2008||CSI: NY||Amy Yablans, Olivia Moretti, Eloise Stanwick-Lourdes|
|2009||Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2||Newscaster|
|2010||Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker||The Boss/The Boss AI Pod|
|2012||Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure||Bonnie's Mom|
|2015||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||The Boss AI Pod|||
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