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Voice Talent

Fiction Demo

Animation Demo

Hear more of Holly’s demos on her SoundCloud page.

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: Trudy (the 12 year old) is fun and feisty, but I fell in love with the character Ida (the Grandmother)!

BLURB: “A widowed grandmother ready to spread her wings. A 12-year-old granddaughter looking for a summertime adventure. Together, they are going to attempt the impossible.

In Charleston, South Carolina, the summer of 1964, Ida Trueluck moves into her son’s house after losing her beloved husband of 40 years. Living with her son’s family is quite an adjustment – her daughter-in-law is a bit uptight – and she’s trying to figure out who she is on her own.

Her saving grace is her 12-year-old granddaughter Trudy. Smart and feisty, Trudy and her best friend Vel – short for Velvet, who wears all pink and is a Nancy Drew wannabee – are trying to figure out what to do on their summer vacation. When a black boy named Paris saves Trudy from being crushed by a runaway Sunbeam Bread truck, they become friends.

Navigating a multi-racial friendship in 1964 is no easy thing, however. The racism they encounter inspires them to go on an audacious adventure: to take down the Confederate flag that flies atop the South Carolina State House. And they can’t do it without the help of Trudy’s grandmother, Ida.

If you like funny, heart-warming southern stories, you’ll love the unforgettable characters in this captivating novel by Amazon number one best-selling author Susan Gabriel, about the courage friends and family inspire in each other and the risks and rewards of trying to make the world a better place.”

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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

Happy Summer, everyone! I am happily swordfighting in an outdoor performance of Richard III, recording a paranormal YA adventure, and enjoying my family. Wishing you lovely summer days!