Jen Taylor

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Jen Taylor
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Photo of 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
(1973-02-17) February 17, 1973 (age 44)[1]
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1997–present
Notable credit(s)

Jennifer Lee "Jen" Taylor (born February 17, 1973) is an American voice actress, best known for her roles as Cortana in various Halo games as well as Microsoft's intelligent personal assistant of the same name; Zoey in Left 4 Dead; Princess Peach, Toad, and Toadette in various Mario games;[2] Salem, the main antagonist of the hit RWBY series, and Lina, Windranger, Puck and Medusa in Dota 2.


Films and television

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Inheritance Abbey
2005 Catscratch Snouser/Son (voice) Ep. "Scaredy Cat/Requiem for a Cat"
2006 Ergo Proxy Female Announcer (voice) Ep. 15
2008 Taos Maya
2010 Leverage Jodie McManus (voice) Ep. "The Future Job"
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Cortana (voice)
2013–present RWBY Mysterious Narrator / Salem (voice) [3][4]
2017 Automata Verna Southern 5 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Backyard Baseball Sunny Day  
1999–2009 Mario franchise Princess Peach, Toad, Toadette [2]
1999 Backyard Football Sunny Day  
2001 Backyard Basketball Sunny Day  
2001 Aliens versus Predator 2 Tomiko / Various  
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved Cortana  
2002 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Cate Archer / Isako / Ninja Girls  
2002 Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal Roxy  
2003 Hoyle Card Games Chloe  
2003 Contract J.A.C.K. Cate Archer  
2004 EverQuest II Generic Half Elf Enemy  
2004 Halo 2 Cortana  
2005 The Matrix: Path of Neo Red Pill Librarian / Civilian  
2006 SiN Episodes Jessica Cannon  
2007 Halo 3 Cortana  
2008 Left 4 Dead Zoey  
2009 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Keira Stokes  
2009 Saw Amanda Young  
2009 1 vs 100 (Xbox 360) Herself (Avatar)  
2010 Left 4 Dead 2 Zoey DLC only
2010 Halo: Reach Catherine Halsey / Cortana  
2012 Devil's Attorney Susan Maple  
2012 Halo 4 Catherine Halsey / Cortana  
2012 Guild Wars 2 Demmi Beetlestone  
2013 Dota 2 Lina / Medusa / Puck / Windranger  
2014 Destiny City Civil Frame, Archive Security A.I., City P.A. [5]
2015 Infinite Crisis Atomic Wonder Woman [6][7]
2015 Halo 5: Guardians Catherine Halsey / Cortana  
2017 The Long Dark Astrid Greenwood

Other works

Year Title Role Notes Refs
2014–present Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana [8][9]
2015–present Windows 10 Cortana [10]


  1. ^ "Jen Taylor on Twitter: "Thank you for my happy birthday wishes, friends! It has been relaxing and full of cheese which explains this photo."". Twitter. 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Jen Taylor - South Texas Gamers Expo". South Texas Gamers Expo. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  3. ^ RWBY. Season 1. Event occurs at Closing credits. 
  4. ^ RWBY. Season 3. Event occurs at Closing credits. 
  5. ^ Destiny – End Credits – IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  6. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent. 
  7. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". Archived from the original on 2014-10-11. 
  8. ^ tomwarren. "The story of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri killer". The Verge. Vox Media. 
  9. ^ Blair, Nancy (April 3, 2014). "Who is Cortana? It's Halo's Jen Taylor". USA Today. 
  10. ^ Judith Aparri. "Microsoft Corporation Lets Cortana Open Apps in Windows 10". Guardian Liberty Voice. 
  • Bungie's 2002 interview with Jen Taylor
  • Interview about her work on the film Inheritance

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