Lorelei King(born 8 March 1963) is a United States-born actress who has been based in the United Kingdom since 1981.
Lorelei King was born on 8 March 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. She spent her childhood moving between Pennsylvania, Arkansas and California. In 1981, she planned to move to either Paris, or Yugoslavia, where her family was originally from. She had a three-day stopover in London, but decided to stay in Britain.
King is known for her numerous television roles, which include drama, comedy and children's shows. Her first appearance was in the 1983 drama Murrow, a biography of the American news reporter and political commentator Edward R. Murrow and since then she has had roles in many British shows, such as Chef! (as Savanah) and in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as showgirl Vonda Lockhart. As well as this, she has also had parts in films such as Notting Hill as well leading her voice to radio shows and video games. This includes Dirk Maggs adaptations of The Adventures of Superman and Batman: Knightfall. She also voiced the character of Mary Osakwe in the UFO: Afterlight computer game. In 2006, she appeared in an episode of sitcom Not Going Out as a therapist.
She has narrated over 200 audiobooks.
King's work also includes:
- Voicing several female characters (except for Bella) in Avenger Penguins, Tabs and Marmagora in Fantomcat and Wendy, Muck, Dizzy and Roley in the American version of Bob the Builder,
- Narrating all audiobooks of the American children's cartoon series Dinobabies,
- Playing all the female roles in Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel that was adapted in the 1990s for BBC Radio 4 from the original American radio series broadcast in the 1930s.