Voice Talent |  Stage and Screen  | What’s in holly’s head today

Animation Demo

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Voice Talent

When I bring voice to a book, I try to honor author, characters, and listener, ever mindful of the intimacy of these relationships. When I am voicing a game or animation, it’s still about the story, the characters, and the intense or deliciously funny action, right? That’s my job–be there, tell the truth.” – Holly Adams

Holly Adams draws on voice and physical theatre training to breathe life into every text. Her attention to texture and the energy/movement qualities of sound make her voice work personal and dynamic. Holly records audiobooks, commercials, video narrations, and animation/game characters at client studios or in her professional home studio, which is equipped with Source Connect for live recording sessions.

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Holly’s Latest Book

  Holly sez: I am a huge fan of Jacqueline Rhoades, and it is an honor and joy to narrate this series!


“JJ Justice has spent her adulthood lost and alone and vulnerable to the haunting of a past she can’t remember. It’s no wonder she feels different from other people, and not surprising that she chose the police force as a way of standing up for others who are defenseless against the evils of the world. But when her only friend and partner is brutally murdered by a creature not of this world, JJ discovers a greater purpose. She is called to hunt the monsters only she can see. Once again, she resigns herself to living her life alone.

Guardian of the Race, Bernardo ad Tormeo, longs for a woman of his own, one that’s as fun loving and loyal as his Liege Lord’s Lady, Grace, and as soft and gentle as his fellow Guardian’s mate, Hope, but the chances of meeting such a woman seem slim to none. What, with the nightly patrols and his gaming business, he hasn’t the time to go searching for love. Besides, he’s seen too many matings that didn’t work out.

Nardo is sworn to protect his people and their human cousins from the demons who cross over from the Otherworld. He never thought he would be hunting a vampire; just like he never thought of falling in love with a leather clad ex-cop who can kick demon butt with the best of them.

How do you romance a woman who thinks more of knives than roses? And how do you help her fight the demons of her soul when she can’t remember who they are? Nardo doesn’t know, but he’s determined to find out. He only hopes he and his new love can find the answers before a monster from Joy’s past takes away the only woman he will ever love.”

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“The narrator did a great job as well. Holly Adams brought this story to life. I really liked all the spark and mouthiness she gave the main character. She was fun to listen to, the narrator made the whole story fun and leaving me begging for more.”

“I am so pleased to have been introduced to this great series via audio, otherwise I would have missed out on a terrific narration by Holly Adams. She absolutely nailed it. She sure knows how to deliver a line! The story has quite a few characters, all of whom are distinctive and diverse, but Holly captured them all perfectly.”

“Her performance helped me be pulled into the narrative which greatly heightened my enjoyment. Excellent performance by Ms. Adams to bring the author’s words to life.”

“Holly has a knack for capturing the essence of each character.Her timing is impeccable-she made me laugh and empathize with the characters at the same time. Brava!”


Professional Accomplishments


Stage and Screen

“As a performer, I am always in service to the piece I am working on, listening for its heart beat and breath, creating opportunity for those harmonic moments where audience and actor touch like a finger on a violin string. I am also a driven educator, a passionate director and project coordinator, and a take-no-prisoners kind of person. These rivers of my life converge in my role as Artistic Director of Shearwater Productions.” – Holly Adams

Holly Adams’ professional career covers two decades and four continents! Known for her skills as a physical actor, her stage and film credits include Zombies, Aliens, and Shakespearean nymphs, witches, and warriors. When playing characters with ‘normal’ lives, these same drives of passion and honesty make her stillness and subtlety all the more compelling.

Holly Adams (III) on IMdB: View Holly Adams’ IMdB page

Film Reel:

Holly is taking Trapeze class!

“In the Bag”, starring Holly Adams as Netta, the tough lawyer with a soft spot
for the man she loves:


Holly also does mask-making, stunt work, and stage combat choreography.

What’s in holly’s head today

It is crazy May weather here in Upstate New York! We went from a high temperature of 51 degrees (really too cold for May here!) to a couple days of temps in the upper 80s, back done to a high today of 65. And through it all, I have had the honor of ‘being David Attenborough’– the program host for “A Tompkins County Almanac”, a series of short films connecting people to history and the natural world around them. No matter the weather, I LOVE IT!