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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 August 1969Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameKim Mai Angela Guest
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kim Mai Guest was born on August 5, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kim Mai Angela Guest. She is known for her work on TMNT (2007), Dead Rising (2006) and Dead Island (2011).

Trivia (11)

One of the most prolific voice actors in the industry.
She has done voice work in five separate animated productions with fellow voice actor Kirk Bailey.
Throughout her career as a voice-over artist, she has worked with Jennifer Hale 24 times, Paul Eiding 12 times, Robin Atkin Downes 9 times, Masasa Moyo 5 times and Armin Shimerman 3 times.
From 1997-1999 she was unable to go by her real name when credited due to SAG stipulations, which led to her using the pseudonym Kim Nguyen when the credits rolled.
During the making of Metal Gear Solid, Guest was the second choice for the role of Mei Ling because the producers balked at hiring Guest who at the time was an inexperienced voice actress to voice such a fairly important role. However the person originally favored for the role botched their final audition so badly Guest ended up getting the role, which is arguably her most famous one to date.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
One of the few cast members of Metal Gear Solid that actually played the game. She progressed as far as Revolver Ocelot before giving up.
Landed her first acting role at the age of 4 where she played a talking mouse in a school play.
Is good friends with fellow "Metal Gear" voice-over artist David Hayter.
Upon winning the role of Mei Ling in Metal Gear Solid, Guest picked up her character's Chinese accent over the course of three days.
Is of Vietnamese and European descent.

Personal Quotes (1)

On voicing a character's death for the first time: "It was said to me that I was the first woman that they heard that effectively conveyed the process of dying that also did not sound like I was experiencing some kind of sexual pleasure."

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