Tasia Valenza

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Tasia Valenza
Born (1967-04-05) April 5, 1967 (age 52)
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1982present
Spouse(s)Harvey Stern (1995-present)
Children3
Website http://tasiavalenza.com

Tasia Valenza (born April 5, 1967 in New York City) is an American actress and voice actress.

New York City Largest city in the United States

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Voice acting act of doubling a character in an animated movie or to voice-over

Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs or providing voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user. Examples include animated, off-stage, off-screen or non-visible characters in various works, including feature films, dubbed foreign language films, animated short films, television programs, commercials, radio or audio dramas, comedy, video games, puppet shows, amusement rides, audiobooks and documentaries. Voice acting is also done for small handheld audio games.

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Personal life

Tasia Valenza is the daughter of former actor and restaurant consultant Frank Valenza and Gloria Valenza. Her twin brother is a former television writer and now solar marketing consultant Tor Alexander Valenza. She also has an older brother, Greg. [1]

Tor Alexander Valenza is an American television writer.

Career

In the early part of her career, Valenza played the role of Dottie Thornton on All My Children from 1982 to 1986, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work. She also showed up in a guest star appearance in the fifth season of The A-Team , and a recurring role as Lieutenant Winslow in Space: Above and Beyond . She also portrayed Jodie Abramovitz in Aaron Spelling's drama series The Heights . Valenza is best known to play female villains in video games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and multiple Spider-Man games.

<i>All My Children</i> television series

All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from January 5, 1970, to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network (TOLN) from April 29 to September 2, 2013, via Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a fictional suburb of Philadelphia, which is modeled on the actual Philadelphia suburb of Rosemont. The original series featured Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, one of daytime television's most popular characters. The title of the series refers to the bonds of humanity. All My Children was the first new network daytime drama to debut in the 1970s. Originally owned by Creative Horizons, Inc., the company created by Nixon and her husband, Bob, the show was sold to ABC in January 1975. The series started at a half-hour in per-installment length, then was expanded to a full hour on April 25, 1977. Earlier, the show had experimented with the full-hour format for one week starting on June 30, 1975, after which Ryan's Hope premiered.

<i>The A-Team</i> American television series

The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series that ran on NBC from 1983 to 1987 about former members of a fictitious United States Army Special Forces unit. The members, after being court-martialed "for a crime they didn't commit", escaped from military prison and, while still on the run, worked as soldiers of fortune. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo. A feature film based on the series was released by 20th Century Fox in 2010.

<i>Space: Above and Beyond</i> American science fiction television show

Space: Above and Beyond is an American science fiction television show that originally aired on Fox, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season, due to low ratings. It was nominated for two Emmy Awards and one Saturn Award. It was ranked "50" in IGN's top 50 Sci-Fi TV Shows, described as "yet another sci-fi show that went before its time".

Valenza appeared in the 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Coming of Age" as a Vulcan. She returned to Star Trek in 2017 with a voiceover role in the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery as the computer voice of the USS Shenzhou. [2]

<i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> US-American science fiction television series from 1987–1994

Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. It originally aired from September 28, 1987 to May 23, 1994 on syndication, spanning 178 episodes over the course of seven seasons. The third series in the Star Trek franchise, it is the second sequel to Star Trek: The Original Series. Set in the 24th century, when Earth is part of a United Federation of Planets, it follows the adventures of a Starfleet starship, the USS Enterprise-D, in its exploration of the Milky Way galaxy.

"Coming of Age" is the nineteenth episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. It first aired in broadcast syndication on March 14, 1988. Sandy Fries originally wrote the episode, but Hannah Louise Shearer performed an uncredited re-write. It is the only episode of the series directed by Mike Vejar, who went on to direct episodes of Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.

<i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> American television series based on Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery is an American web television series created for CBS All Access by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. It is the first series developed specifically for that service, and the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series and separate from the timeline of the concurrently produced feature films, Discovery follows the crew of the USS Discovery on various adventures.

Valenza is married to Harvey Stern since 1995 and has three children. [3] [4]

Filmography

Film

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation T'ShanikEp. "Coming of Age"
2017-2018 Star Trek: Discovery USS Shenzhou Computer (voice)
<i>21 Jump Street</i> American TV crime series from 1987 to 1991

21 Jump Street is an American police procedural television series that aired on the Fox network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. It was originally going to be titled Jump Street Chapel, after the deconsecrated church building in which the unit has its headquarters, but was changed at Fox's request so as not to mislead viewers into thinking it was a religious program.

<i>Adam-12</i> (1990 TV series) 1990 television series

Adam-12 is a syndicated revival of the 1968–1975 series of the same name. Like the original, this program focused on the daily jobs and lives of two police officers whose patrol car is designated "Adam-12". This time, the officers assigned to Adam-12 were Matt Doyle and his partner Gus Grant .This series ran two 26-episode seasons consecutively for 52 straight weeks, so although it had two seasons it ran for one calendar year. The New Adam-12 was paired up with another revival of a Jack Webb television series: The New Dragnet. Both revivals were considerably different from the originals and can be considered revivals in name only.

<i>The Bold and the Beautiful</i> American television drama series

The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It premiered on March 23, 1987, as a sister show to the Bells' other soap opera The Young and the Restless; several characters from each of the two shows have crossed over to the other since the early 1990s. Set in Los Angeles, California, the show centers upon the Forrester family and their fashion house business Forrester Creations.

Animation

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994 Batman: The Animated Series MariamEp. "Baby-Doll"
1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Vlorana, Monster #2Ep. "Smile and Say Oblina/The Great Wave"
1995 Duckman Live Action "Bernice" ActressEp. "Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W."
1996 Superman PolicewomanEp. "Feeding Time"
1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Jade2 Episodes
1997 Spicy City MargoEp. "Sex Drive"
1998 Tekkaman Blade II Natasha PablochivaEnglish Dub
1998 The New Batman Adventures Female CultistEp. "Cult of the Cat"
2000 The Wild Thornberrys CamelEp. "Gobi Yourself"
2000-2001 Batman Beyond Servant Girl #1, Female Cop2 Episodes
2002-2004 Ozzy & Drix Maria Amino14 Episodes
2003-2004 Duck Dodgers Senorita Theresa, Vampire Bride #22 Episodes
2003-2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Brooke Bjork, Lupe Chesares, Wormian #22 Episodes
2010-2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Shaak Ti 5 Episodes

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998 Metal Gear Solid Sniper Wolf English Dub
Credited as Julie Monroe [5]
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Ann Gella, Coruscant Female, Gungan Female [5]
1999 Revenant Kylie, Townswomen [5]
1999 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Sophia Hapgood [5]
1999 Star Wars: Demolition Aurra Sing [5]
2001 Max Steel: Covert Missions Dawn [5]
2002 Bloody Roar Extreme Jenny Burtory
2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge "Brooklyn" Betty Charles [5]
2004 Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Sniper Wolf, Computer [5]
2004 Spider-Man 2 Female Thugs, Additional voices [5]
2005 Predator: Concrete Jungle Isabella Borgia / Mother [5]
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins Valara [5]
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Spider-Woman [5]
2007 Spider-Man 3 Female Thugs
2009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Ultimecia [5]
2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy, Martha Wayne [5]
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Ultimecia [5]
2011 Batman: Arkham City Poison Ivy
2011 Saints Row: The Third Monica Hughes [5]
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Kaliyo Djannis [5]
2013 Marvel Heroes Madame Hydra [5]
2015 Infinite Crisis Poison Ivy
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Poison Ivy
2017 Injustice 2 Poison Ivy [5] [6]
2018 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Ultimecia [5]
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy

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References

  1. Boca Raton News. Jan. 26, 1984 (p. 24) .
  2. "Tasia Valenza". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on September 28, 2017.
  3. "Got engaged 19 years ago on Valentine's Day! And More in love with my "Valentine" than ever! #lovers #love #romantic #soulmates #soulmates #engaed #marriage #truelove". February 16, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  4. Ravenna, Joni. "Of Vows and Valentines".
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Tasia-Valenza/
  6. Tasia Valenza [@TasiaValenza] (March 3, 2017). ""Super excited to be able to share that I'm playing #PoisonIvy Injustice 2! Thank you for all for your support! Go..."" (Tweet). Retrieved March 9, 2017 via Twitter.