Linsay Rousseau an actor, voice-over and performance capture artist and singer with over 20 years of theatre and improv experience. She is a US Army Iraq War combat veteran and holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.S. in sociology and cultural anthropology from The College of William & Mary. With training in a variety of martial arts and weapons (from East to West), she feels most comfortable with a sword or staff in her hand.
Linsay is known for her versatility. As a stage performer who specialized in character roles and decades of improv, she easily slips into any character and adapts to whatever medium she is performing for. As a classically trained singer, she is a master of her instrument. While she loves all aspects in the industry, it was her stage experience coupled with her time in the Army that drew her to video games and subsequently, performance capture. Along with the vast story telling opportunities that video games afford, she's the type of woman who can throw a punch, swing a sword, shoot a gun, take a hit and yell and die for hours.
A consummate geek, you can see her streaming Dungeons and Dragons on Twitch every few weeks for Fabled42. Whether it’s Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The X-Files…she’s got a passion (and t-shirt) for all things sci-fi and fantasy.
While Linsay’s been a performer her entire life, she took a few detours along the way. She is a former journalist who worked as an investigative reporter and associate producer for PBS Frontline and was one of four Carnegie Fellows chosen to work with the Brian Ross Investigative Reporting Unit at ABC News. Her masters thesis for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, “Rape in the Field,” went on to be produced by PBS Frontline, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Univision. The documentary won the Alfred I. duPont-Colombia Award, John F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Public Radio News Directors Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
Prior to attending Berkeley, she served as a combat photographer and public affairs sergeant for the U.S. Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. She spent a year in the northern Iraq province of Kirkuk documenting and reporting on combat and humanitarian operations. She also works to give back to veterans as an ambassador for the non-profit organization Pin-Ups for Vets.Add to Call Sheet