Jen Taylor

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Jen Taylor
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Photo of Jen Taylor taken on-location for the filming of The Cortana Chronicles: In Search of Fandom, included with the Legendary Edition of Halo 3.
Born Jennifer Lee Taylor
February 17[1]
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1997–present
Notable credit(s) Cortana in Halo series

Jennifer Lee Taylor is an American voice actress best known for her roles as Cortana in various Halo games as well as the intelligent personal assistant of the same name. She also voices Zoey in Left 4 Dead; Princess Peach, Toad, and Toadette in various Mario games;[2] Salem in RWBY, and Lina, Windranger, Puck and Medusa in Dota 2.


A native of Seattle, Taylor grew up in nearby Issaquah and studied theater in Northwestern University. Her first paid job was voicing a baseball glove in Thinkin' Things: Sky Island Mysteries, followed by a role in Backyard Baseball. Taylor is also a stage actress[3].[4][5]


Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1997 Backyard Baseball Sunny Day / Billy Jean Blackwood / Luanne Lui / Maria Luna [5]
1998 Thinkin' Things: Sky Island Mysteries Glove [5]
1999–2009 Mario franchise Princess Peach, Toad [2]
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved Cortana [6]
2002 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Cate Archer / Isako / Ninja Girls [5]S
2004 Halo 2 Cortana [6]
2006 SiN Episodes Jessica Cannon [6]
2007 Halo 3 Cortana [6]
2008 Left 4 Dead Zoey [6]
2010 Left 4 Dead 2 Zoey DLC only [6]
2010 Halo: Reach Halsey, Cortana (Firefight) [6]
2012 Halo 4 Cortana (voice) , Halsey [6]
2014 Destiny City Civil Frame, Archive Security A.I., City P.A. [7]
2015 Infinite Crisis Atomic Wonder Woman [8][9]
2015 Halo 5: Guardians Cortana, Dr. Halsey [10]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
2013–present RWBY Mysterious Narrator / Salem [11][12]

Live action

List of acting performances in television and film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Inheritance Abbey [13]
2018 Everything Sucks! Miss Stock 2 episodes [5]

Other works

Year Title Role Notes Refs
2014–present Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana [14][15]
2015–present Windows 10 Cortana [16]


  1. ^ Taylor, Jen [@jentaylorfortown] (February 17, 2017). "Thank you for my happy birthday wishes, friends! It has been relaxing and full of cheese which explains this photo" (Tweet). Retrieved March 22, 2017 – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b "Jen Taylor - South Texas Gamers Expo". South Texas Gamers Expo. August 19, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ Borrelli, Christopher (November 5, 2012). "Steve Downes is the 'Halo' master". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ Better Know an Actor: Jennifer Lee Taylor
  5. ^ a b c d e Hyper Chat: Jen Taylor
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jen Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ Destiny – End Credits – IGN Video. IGN Video. September 11, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent. 
  9. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ 343 Industries. Halo 5: Guardians. Microsoft Studios. Scene: Closing credits, 7 minutes in, Main Voice and Performance Cast. 
  11. ^ RWBY. Season 1. Event occurs at Closing credits. 
  12. ^ RWBY. Season 3. Event occurs at Closing credits. 
  13. ^ "Inheritance - Press: Interview with Jen Taylor". June 13, 2003. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  14. ^ tomwarren. "The story of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri killer". The Verge. Vox Media. 
  15. ^ Blair, Nancy (April 3, 2014). "Who is Cortana? It's Halo's Jen Taylor". USA Today. 
  16. ^ Judith Aparri. "Microsoft Corporation Lets Cortana Open Apps in Windows 10". Guardian Liberty Voice. 
  • Bungie's 2002 interview with Jen Taylor

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