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Melissa Disney (born November 20, 1970) is an Emmy-nominated American actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, writer, and film producer. Her best known role to date was as the voice of the titular character in the popular Nickelodeon animated series As Told by Ginger.

Melissa Disney
Melissa Femling

(1970-11-20) November 20, 1970 (age 48)
OccupationActress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, writer, producer
Years active1995–present
Ryan Paul James (m. 2010)
RelativesSee Disney family



Disney was born Melissa Femling on November 20, 1970, the daughter of Louise Gallagher, an occasional film actress, and Carl Femling, a writer. She has a familial connection to film and television; her maternal grandmother, Toy Gallagher, was a silent film actress who appeared in several films in the 1920s, and she has claimed to be a distant relative of American film producer and businessman Walt Disney.[1]


Disney is one of a small number of women who do voice-over work for movie trailers. The trailer for Gone in 60 Seconds, which she voiced in 2000, was one of the first by a major film studio to use a female voice.[2]

She voices the title character Ginger Foutley in the animated cartoon As Told by Ginger. She is also known for her role as Elora the Faun in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and as Courtney Gears (a parody of Britney Spears) in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.

She appeared in actress Lake Bell's directorial debut,[3] In a World..., a movie about voice artists.[4] Disney appears in the film as the character Melinda Chisney.

Personal lifeEdit

Disney is married to actor and writer Ryan Paul James. They were married on October 15, 2010, in San Diego, CA.[5][6]




Video gamesEdit


  • Hermie & Friends: Hermie: A Common Caterpillar – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee – Lucy Ladybug, Hailey, Bailey
  • Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: Hermie and the High Seas – Hailey
  • Hermie & Friends: Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray – Lucy Ladybug, Hailey, Bailey
  • Hermie & Friends: Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure – Hailey
  • Hermie & Friends: The Flo Show Creates a Buzz – Hailey
  • Hermie & Friends: To Share or Nut to Share – Lucy Ladybug
  • Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider – Lucy Ladybug


Disney won a Key Art Award for voicing the Gone in 60 Seconds movie trailer.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "CYT Alum Melissa Disney, The Official Voice Of The 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards". CYT Times. August 27, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, C. Molly (August 9, 2013). "Lake Bell's New Movie Asks Why More Women Aren't Used to Narrate Movie Trailers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Scott, A.O. (August 8, 2013). "All Those Voices: Can You Hear Her Now?". New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (August 7, 2013). "Lake Bell Talks 'In A World,' Mastering Accents, Voice-Over Sexism And William Shatner's Uniqueness". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ryan Paul James' Productions - Ryan Paul James Productions".
  6. ^ Andy Isaacson. "Ryan Paul James Productions - Melissa Disney".

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