Jen Taylor

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Jen Taylor
Jen Taylor.jpg
Photo of Jen 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 49)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1997–present
Notable credit(s) Cortana in Halo series Princess Peach in Mario series (1999-2007)

Jennifer Lee "Jen" Taylor (born on February 17, 1973 in Seattle, Washington) is an American voice actress best known for her roles as Cortana in various Halo games as well as the intelligent personal assistant of the same name; Zoey in Left 4 Dead; Princess Peach, Toad & Toadette in various Mario games; and Lina, Windranger, Puck and Medusa in Dota 2.

In 2012, she played Eliza Doolittle in a Seattle Shakespeare Company production of Pygmalion. In 2013, she played Miss Casewell in the Village Theatre production of The Mousetrap.[1]


Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Backyard Baseball Sunny Day  
1999 Mario Golf Peach  
Backyard Football Sunny Day  
2000 Mario Tennis Peach / Toads  
Mario Party 3 Peach / Daisy
2001 Backyard Basketball Sunny Day  
Super Mario Advance Peach / Toad / Birdo / Robirdo  
Luigi's Mansion Toads  
Aliens versus Predator 2 Tomiko / Various  
Halo: Combat Evolved Cortana  
Super Smash Bros. Melee Princess Peach  
2002 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Cate Archer / Isako / Ninja Girls  
Super Mario Sunshine Peach / Toads  
Mario Party 4 Peach / Daisy / Toad  
Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal Roxy  
2003 Hoyle Card Games    
Contract J.A.C.K. Cate Archer  
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Peach / Toad  
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Peach / Toad / Toadette  
Mario Party 5 Peach / Daisy / Toad  
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Peach  
2004 Mario Golf: Advance Tour  
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Paper Peach  
Mario Power Tennis Peach / Toad  
EverQuest II Generic Half Elf Enemy  
Halo 2 Cortana  
Super Mario 64 DS Toads  
Mario Party 6 Peach / Toad / Toadette  
2005 Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix Toad  
Mario Superstar Baseball Peach / Toad / Toadette  
The Matrix: Path of Neo Red Pill Librarian / Civilian  
Mario Kart DS Peach / Toad  
Mario Party 7 Peach / Toad / Toadette  
Mario Tennis: Power Tour Peach  
2006 Super Princess Peach Peach / Toads  
SiN Episodes Jessica Cannon  
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Peach  
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Mini Peachs and Toads  
2007 Halo 3 Cortana  
2007/2008 Mario & Sonic at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Peach / Toad  
2008 Left 4 Dead Zoey  
2009 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Keira Stokes  
Saw Amanda Young  
1 vs 100 (Xbox 360) Herself (Avatar)  
2010 Left 4 Dead 2 Zoey DLC only
Halo: Reach Catherine Halsey / Cortana  
2012 Devil's Attorney Susan Maple  
Halo 4 Catherine Halsey / Cortana  
Guild Wars 2 Demmi Beetlestone  
2013 Dota 2 Lina / Medusa / Puck / Windranger  
2014 Destiny City Civil Frame, Archive Security A.I., City P.A. [2]
2015 Infinite Crisis Atomic Wonder Woman [3][4]
Halo 5: Guardians Catherine Halsey / Cortana  


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Inheritance Abbey
2008 Taos Maya
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Cortana


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Catscratch Snouser/Son Voice
"Scaredy Cat/Requiem for a Cat" (Season 1: Episode 9)
2006 Ergo Proxy Female Announcer Voice
"Ki akumu no kuizuSHOW!" (Season 1: Episode 15)
2010 Leverage Jodie McManus "The Future Job" (Season 2: Episode 13)
2014 Z Nation Computer Voice Voice
"Full Metal Zombie" (Season 1: Episode 4)

Other works

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Agents of the Spirit, Episode I: The Phantom Influence Agent Angie Orange N/A
2013– RWBY Narrator N/A
2014– Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana[5]

intelligent personal assistant
knowledge navigator

2015– Windows 10 Cortana[6]

intelligent personal assistant
knowledge navigator


  2. Destiny – End Credits – IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Infinite Crisis Credits".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. tomwarren. "The story of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri killer". The Verge. Vox Media.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Judith Aparri. "Microsoft Corporation Lets Cortana Open Apps in Windows 10". Guardian Liberty Voice.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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