Merle Dandridge is an American actress and voice actress.
In The Last of Us, Merle provides the English voice and mo-cap for Marlene, and later reprised the role in the musical The Last of Us: One Night Live and the TV series. She is also the voice of well-known female protagonist Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2.
Over The Last of Us in game commentary, released on The Last of Us Remastered Neil Druckmann noted that they held a special callback day just so Merle could appear due to everyone feeling confident that she was the best actress for Marlene. Troy Baker too was stunned by the actress' audition, mouthing to Druckmann "Are you kidding me?", with Druckmann replying "I told you so".
In 2021, Merle was announced as playing Marlene in the television adaptation of The Last of Us. She is the only actress from the game adaptation to portray the same character in both the game and TV series.
- Merle Dandridge at the Internet Movie Database
- Last of Us Game Star to Reprise Role in HBO Series (Exclusive), Hollywood Reporter, (Accessed 2021)
People from the real world
|Voice actors||Troy Baker · Ashley Johnson · Annie Wersching · Nolan North · Jeffrey Pierce · Ashley Scott · Merle Dandridge · Hana Hayes · Brandon Scott · Nadji Jeter · W. Earl Brown · Misty Lee · Mark Aston · Emily Swallow · Robin Atkin Downes · Reuben Langdon · Laura Bailey · Shannon Woodward · Ian Alexander · Stephen Chang · Victoria Grace · Jon Olsen · Lani Minella · Liam O'Brien · Yaani King · Ashly Burch · Patrick Fugit · Alejandro Edda · Jeffrey Wright|
|Live action actors||Pedro Pascal · Bella Ramsey · Gabriel Luna · Nico Parker|
|Developers||Neil Druckmann · Bruce Straley · Halley Gross · Anthony Newman · Kurt Margenau|