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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.

Merle joined the cast of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End along with Nolan North and Troy Baker, who portrayed Nathan Drake and Sam Drake, respectively. She played the roles of Evelyn and Sister Catherine.

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.[1]

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