Ali Hillis – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Notable Roles: Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII), Dr Liara T’Soni (Mass Effect), Emma Frost (X-Men TV series), Karin (Naruto: Shippuden),
Ali Hillis has just as many live action credits as anything else on her extensive CV, but she is perhaps most well known for lending her voice to various video games and animated action TV shows, most notably as Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII and as the Asari Dr. Liara T’Soni in the Mass Effect series.
It’s criminal that Hillis’ on screen roles haven’t come close to the giving her the recognition she has received for her voice acting, but she has rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood’s elite. In 2005, Hillis appeared in a very small role in the so-underrated-it-hurts film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (which starred Robert Downey Jr, Michelle Monaghan, and Val Kilmer), and managed to maximise her short time on screen as Monaghan’s drunk friend, Marleah, who ends up spending the night with the future Iron Man himself. Ali Hillis has more prominent roles in other lesser known films, but Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is likely to be the one you’ve seen her in. Previous