Linsay Rousseau is an actor, voice-over, performance capture artist and singer with over 20 years of theatre experience. She has trained at Steppenwolf, the Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, Studio A.C.T. at the American Conservatory Theater, The Rachel Adler Studio, The Groundlings, The Second City, Impro Studio, and with Larry Moss. With training in a variety of martial arts and weapons (from East to West), she feels most comfortable with a sword, staff or spear in her hand. She is a US Army Iraq War combat veteran and holds degrees from the University of California Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and The College of William & Mary. She is best know as the voice of Elita-1 Transformers: War for Cybertron on Netflix and for her extensive work in video games.
SAG/AFTRA, Television Academy, ASIFA, WIF, IGDA
Linsay is known for her range and versatility. As a stage performer who specialized in character roles and decades of improv, she easily slips into any character and adapts to whatever medium she is performing for. As a classically trained singer, she is a master of her instrument. While she loves all aspects in the industry, it was her stage experience coupled with her time in the Army that drew her to video games and subsequently, performance capture. Along with the vast story telling opportunities that video games afford, she's the type of woman who can throw a punch, swing a sword, shoot a gun, take a hit and yell and die for hours.
A consummate geek, Linsay is an associate producer and content creator at Culture Slate and host of the weekly geek talk show The Roll Out. Whether it’s D&D, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The X-Files, The Witcher...she’s got a passion (and t-shirt) for all things geeky. As the Doctor would say: Space. For all. Now roll for initiative!
While Linsay has been a performer her entire life, she took a few detours along the way. She is a former journalist and was one of four Carnegie Fellows chosen to work with the Brian Ross Investigative Reporting Unit at ABC News in New York and worked as an associate producer, reporter, researcher and production associate for PBS Frontline. Her masters thesis for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, "Rape in the Fields," went on to be produced by PBS Frontline, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Univision. The documentary has won the Alfred I. duPont-Colombia Award, John F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Public Radio News Directors Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
Prior to attending Berkeley, she served as a combat photographer and public affairs sergeant for the U.S. Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. She spent a year in the northern Iraq province of Kirkuk documenting and reporting on combat and humanitarian operations. She also works to give back to veterans as an ambassador for the non-profit organization Pin-Ups for Vets.