Kay Bess is an American voice actor originally from Santa Barbara, CA. She trained in The School of Dramatic Arts BFA Acting Program at The University of Southern California and studied Philosophy at UCLA. She studied Meisner Technique at The Ruskin School in Santa Monica and is a member (on-leave) of The Actor’s Co-op Theater Company in Hollywood.
Kay has worked as a voice actor for nearly 40 years and has been heard on TV and radio commercials too numerous to count. She’s done promos for every major American TV network and a wide variety of cable stations, and is currently the voice of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Kay has voiced video game roles in renowned franchises such as The Last of Us II, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Agents of MAYHEM, Skylanders: Super Chargers, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, Final Fantasy XV, and Fallout 76. Kay has also landed roles in noted animation series such as The Loud House, Spirit Riding Free, and Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.
She is best known as the voice of Ana in the celebrated video game Lara Croft: Rise of the Tomb Raider, and can be heard as the voice of The Starship La Sirena in Star Trek: Picard. She voices President Rosalind Myers in the newly released Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, and Bellroc in WIZARDS, the 3rd installment of Guillermo Del Toro’s epic trilogy, Tales of Arcadia, as well as in Troll Hunters, Rise of the Titans.
Kay resides in quaint and quiet Thompson’s Station, TN, just outside Nashville, with her emotionally unstable dog, Stella, and loves communing with the cows, deer, and other wildlife in her neighborhood. On the weekends, she relishes visiting local farms for milk, beef, eggs and vegetables, and otherwise spends entirely too much time inside her head contemplating the meaning of life. Find her everywhere on social media at @kaybess, and her coaching services at trustandbebrave.com.