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Marni Penning

Washington, District of Columbia, US 8:24 PM (EST) Local Time

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About Marni Penning

I've been acting since I was 8 years old, and after a lifetime on stage & screen, I mostly live behind my mic in my broadcast-quality studio. I have over 180 books on Audible, and I'm a character voice & accent specialist for Graphic Audio, for whom I've done over 350 titles. I've also done over 400 articles for Curio and Apple News. Whether you need eLearning, explainer videos, medical narration, messaging systems, or straight commercial copy, my warm, rich, inviting voice will do the job.

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Vocal Characteristics



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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)


British, Canadian, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), French, French (Parisienne), Irish, Italian, Italian American, Jewish, North American, Russian, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, Spanish (International Spanish) Acento Neutro, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad Voice Assistant

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Turnaround Time

24-48 hours, can often be done in less than 24

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)



Computer & Software

Dedicated Mac Mini, OcenAudio, own ProTools

Special Equipment

Studiobricks pro triple-wall sound booth, Scarlett Solo, ART VoiceChannel

Service Overview

Voice Over

Full-service audio for all your voice acting projects. A warm, rich, inviting voice for eLearning, explainer, phone systems, TV, radio, or medical narration; Multi-character voices and accents a specialty for animation, video games, and audiobook narration.

I’ve been working as a voice over artist for 20+ years in many areas of the business.

I am available to start on your project right away, and I can deliver high quality, finished files within 24 hours from my broadcast-quality home studio. If needed, I can also provide same-day or overnight delivery.

Live Directed Sessions: If needed I can participate in a live directed session via Zoom or any video conferencing platform that works for you.

Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions.

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Voice Over Experience

Audiobook Narrator

Marni Penning Narration, LLC • Self-employed

Jun 2019 - Present

Owner and main voice talent of full-service audiobook production company with nearly 200 titles on Audible, and over 400 articles recorded for the Curio app. Also 350+ large-cast recordings for GraphicAudio.

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Voice Over Testimonials

Marni has breathed life into the characters of FIRE GAMES exactly as I imagined them. I forgot to breathe in parts as I proofed the audio. I really felt like I was there, watching every tense moment. Those who love being read to (especially by a voice talent with major acting skills to boot) will not want to miss this!

A.L. Knorr - author

Marni Penning is an actress with amazing range and versatility. She is intuitive, enthusiastic and a pure delight to work with.

Richard Rohan - Senior Creative Director, Graphic Audio

It has been my pleasure to have worked with Marni, an intuitive actress, exceptionally talented storyteller, and as committed to her craft as any audiobook narrator I know.

Paul Alan Ruben, Grammy-winning audiobook producer/director

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How do I work with Marni Penning?

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  3. When the work is done, download your files.