ABOUT

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.

Linsay Roussau Geek Girl

Linsay is known for her 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 a producer, streamer and host for the tabletop gaming network  Fabled42. Tune into Twitch for her popular geek talk show The Roll Out every Wednesday at 5:30 and her D&D campaigns every Monday at 5:30 and every other Sunday at 5:00 starting in October. Check out the Fabled42 website to stay up to date with their calendar of events. Whether it’s 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.

Linsay Rousseau Journalist
Linsay Rousseau Army Iraq

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.

Training
  • Acting: Steppenwolf, Larry Moss, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, Studio A.C.T. at American Conservatory Theater, The Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory, College of William & Mary Theatre Dept., Encore Music & Theater School

  • Improv: The Groundlings, The Second City, Impro Studio, Studio A.C.T. at American Conservatory Theater, College of William and Mary

  • On-Camera Acting: Lesly Kahn, LA On-Camera Training Center, TVI Actors Studio, Tim Phillips

  • Shakespeare: Susan Angelo

  • Dialects: Pamela Vanderway, Eliza Jane Sherman

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Creative Combat, Zedric Harris

  • Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA): Creative Combat, South Coast Swords, Anthony De Longis

  • Wushu (open-hand, swords and staff): National Wushu Training Center

  • Horseback Riding/Mounted Archery/Mounted Firing: Anthony De Longis

  • Motion Capture: The MOCAP Vaults

  • Singing (Classical/Musical Theatre/Jazz): Elizabeth Zharoff

  • Dance (jazz, modern, tap, ballet, swing): Dance 10, College of William & Mary, Encore Music & Theater School (summer intensive 5 years)

Special Skills
  • Combat/Weaponry: U.S. Army Iraq War veteran, tactical firearms proficiency (M4, 9mm, shotgun), military tactics, stage/film combat, hand-to-hand combat (CQC, Systema, Krav Maga), fighting sticks, Wushu (broad sword, straight sword, staff, spear), HEMA (long sword, rapier, sword & buckler, knives), traditional archery, crashes, falls

  • Vocal: Mezzo, F3-D6 - Belt to F#5 Vocal Styles: Musical theatre (belt and legit), opera, classical, jazz/big band, Celtic, pop, rock, choral

  • Dialects: Ask and ye shall receive

  • Instruments: piano, flute, piccolo (20+ years experience), auxiliary percussion, quadratoms , conducting
    Athletics: baseball, basketball, bike riding, cardio kickboxing, horseback riding (English & Western), kayaking, SSI certified SCUBA diver, skiing (downhill, cross country), softball, swimming (all strokes), weight lifting, yoga, Zumba

  • Dance: jazz, modern, theatrical (20yrs each), ballet (10yrs), tap (1yr), swing, Latin, ballroom (2yrs each), choreography (2yrs)

  • Languages: basic Spanish

  • Misc: Creature movements, substitute teacher, singing coach, former EMT, needlepoint, marching band, drill & ceremony marching

Education
  • Masters of Journalism (M.J.): University of California, Berkeley - Graduate School of Journalism

  • B.A. Sociology, minor Anthropology: The College of William & Mary

  • Broadcast Journalism/Public Affairs Specialist Certification: Defense Information School: Ft. Meade, MD

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