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Susan Bennett

Susan Alice Bennett[1]

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett Betty Boop

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Susan Alice Cameron
Voice of Siri

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Susan Alice Bennett (July 31, 1949) is an American voice actress who previously sang background vocals for Burt Bacharach and Roy Orbison.

Bennett went to Clinton Central School in Clinton, New York, for her high school education. She was born in Burlington, Vermont. She started at Pembroke College in 1967 and graduated from Brown University in 1971 following the merger of the two institutions. Bennett intended to become a teacher and concentrated on the classics while in college.

She was a vocalist with the a cappella group Chattertocks, a member of a jazz band, and performed in plays by Sock and Buskin.

Several regional and national television commercials for brands like Disney, Ford, Coca-Cola, Fisher-Price, McDonald's, The Home Depot, Goodyear, Delta, AT&T, Visa, Macy's, Hot Pockets, Club Med, and Cartoon Network have also featured her voice.

Since the October 4, 2011, launch of Apple's Siri personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, she is most recognized for being the female American voice of the service. Before the iOS 7 update was made available on September 18, 2013, she served as Siri's voice. She voiced EMMA, an artificial intelligence program, in Atlus' Persona 5 Strikers in 2021.

Bennett was one of the many voices of the Fleischer Studios' cartoon character Betty Boop.[2]

Quotes

  • Susan Bennett: "For a while I was Tillie the All-Time Teller." (2018)
  • Susan Bennett: "I took some voice coaching from a successful guy in Atlanta, and then got an agent." (2021)
  • Susan Bennett: "Being a voice-over artist is acting, but it is just acting for the voice." (2021)
  • Susan Bennett: "You have to learn to use a microphone, and not pop your p(s)." (2021)
  • Susan Bennett: "A lot of people getting into voice-over now are amateurs." (2021)
  • Susan Bennett: "Now you're auditioning against 100 people for a little local spot." (2021)

Trivia

  • Bennett's career started in 1974 when she recorded the voice for "Tillie the All-Time Teller"[3] for First National Bank of Atlanta.
  • She recorded the voice of Siri in 2005. Allison Dufty was originally credited, until Dufty confirmed that she did not voice Siri. Bennett eventually revealed that she herself was the voice. Apple however refused to acknowledge Bennett for the role.
  • Before experimenting with voiceover work, which she was a natural at, her meandering career earned her gigs singing jingles.
  • Third National Bank had Tammy the Timeless Teller.

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