Lorelei Elizabeth King (born October 29, 1953) is an American-born British actress, screenwriter and development executive who has been based in the United Kingdom in 1981. She has narrated audiobooks, acted in radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and appeared on television.
King was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, to a Croatian father (originally surnamed Kralj) and a Bulgarian mother. She spent her childhood moving between Pennsylvania, Arkansas and California. In 1981, she planned to move to either Paris, or Yugoslavia, where her family originated, but after a three-day stopover in London she decided to stay in Britain.
King has made numerous television roles, which include drama, comedy and children's shows. Her first appearance was in the 1983 drama Murrow, a biography of the American news reporter and political commentator Edward R. Murrow and since then she has had roles in many British shows, such as Series 2 on the Sky One show, Mile High as Fresh! airlines HR boss, Stella Lightfoot, Chef! (as Savanah) and in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as showgirl Vonda Lockhart. As well as this, she has also had parts in films such as Shining Through (1992), Notting Hill (1999), 24 Hours in London (2000) and The House of Mirth (2000), as well leading her voice to radio shows and video games. This includes Dirk Maggs' adaptations of The Adventures of Superman and Batman: Knightfall. She also voiced the character of Mary Osakwe in the UFO: Afterlight computer game. More recently, she provided voices to small parts in the video games Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017) and Subnautica (2018). In 2006, she appeared in an episode of sitcom Not Going Out as a therapist. She has narrated over 200 audiobooks. King also provided the voice of Samus Aran's Power Suit in a 2005 pinball video game, Metroid Prime Pinball. In 2017 she portrayed the voice of MUTHUR, the eponymous spaceship's computer in Alien: Covenant.
- Bob the Builder: The Live Show! (2002) - Wendy (US Dub)
- Bob the Builder (1998-2012) - Wendy, Molly, Mrs. Potts, Mrs. Percival, Roley (Season 15-18), Sumsy, Packer (US Dub)
- 64 Zoo Lane (1999-2013) - Giggles
- Chuggington (2008-present) - Karen (US Dub)
- Millionaire Dogs (1999) - Bella, Velvet, Miss Lily, Hannie, Additional Voices
OVAs & Specials
- Junk Boy (1987) - Yuki Oda
- Appleseed (1988) - Athena
- Angel Cop (1989-1994) - Lucifer
- Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990-1991) - Kerry (ep. 3)
- Bounty Dog (1994) - Legion (ep. 1), Tourist (ep. 2)
- Space Adventure Cobra (1982) - Jane Flower, Catherine Royal, Dominique Royal (Manga Dub)
- Chuggington (US Dub)
- Bob the Builder (US Dub)