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Ellen McLain


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Ellen McLain is a singer and actress from Nashville, Tennessee. Ellen provides voices for many characters in several video games from Valve. Among them are GLaDOS, the antagonist in Portal and its sequel Portal 2, the announcer in Team Fortress 2, and the voice of the Combine Dispatch for several games in the Half-Life 2 series.


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  • Cashmach1ne

    but there is no sense crying over every mistake, you just keep on trying till you run out of cake!

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Hunter_Zombie

    @TJONO Its bad enough that forms like Classical & Orchestral & Chamber Music put the composer in the "Artist" field, as IMHO that is stupid, and annoying as 2 different recordings of a work with different orchestras and conductors will sound very different . I really don't want that spreading to other forms of music thank you! The tags on Last.FM are messy enough as it is. Of course it would have helped if Last.FM dind't base their database on the limited and outdated CDDB/FreeDB format.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Stuart42

    Still Alive -> Awesome

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Noxbi

    @TJOHO look, she's performing Want You Gone without Jonathan. :P

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • pxx

    She's still alive

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Count-Pudding

    Богиня ♥

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • VolcanoColdplay

    Well here we are again.

    3 Jun 2011 Reply

    @Noxbi: That would probably be the most *correct* way to do it, and the way I would do it if it weren't for my dislike of "feat." in a tag (hey we all have our quirky hangups). @hermenne: Analogy fail. It may not have been clear from my shout below, but Jonathan Coulton is one of two performers of this song. It's not like Mclain is covering Coulton. How would you have tagged a Beatles song where everyone in the Beatles were playing but they had a guest vocalist?

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Noxbi

    @TJOHO and @herrnenne... so maybe we should tag it like artist: Jonathan Coulton, track: "Still Alive (feat. Ellen Mclain)" [for a version with Ellen], "Still Alive" [for a version where he sings himself] and "Want You Gone (feat. Ellen Mclain)"?

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Piyokopyo

    The full version of the opera will most likely be in volume 3, since it seems volume 1 pretty much has songs from the very beginning of the game. Volume 2 will probably have the middle, and 3 will have the end.

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • DenZelenov47

    I'm GLaD to see you!

    24 May 2011 Reply

    The more common and in my opinion correct artist tagging for "Still Alive" and "Want You Gone" is Jonathan Coulton. Yes, she is the singer, and an amazing voice actor as GLaDOS, but Coulton wrote, arranged, and recorded the songs.

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • KrevetkaFOX

    thank you for GLaDOS and i don't want to kill you. really.

    14 May 2011 Reply
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    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Piyokopyo

    In fact, someone e-mailed her about it.

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Piyokopyo

    I hope they release a full version of Exile Vilify, it's too great of an awesome song to be so short. I'd definitely give all of my money for it.

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • GLaDOS-chan

    Nice voice for a mammal.

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Pretzhog

    What an amazing voice. <3

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Darkforce69

    Singer Ellen McLain Similar to Lyudmila Sechina, She lives in Nashville, Texas, USA She sings in perfect bel canto, She makes a cake Prescription, which gave her GLaDOS ... It's not a lie. Andrew lives in Efremov, He sings at night in a tavern, Where does not go Ellen McLain, Because she Dines in restaurants a class above And never was in Efremov She hardly find This city on the map. In Efremov only Hina Chlek, Who can not sing at all, Who dedicate poems, Although she does not matter. It remains only to get drunk And to see happy dreams, That in Efremov coming Ellen McLain And give a solo concert ...

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Muh_Muh_Metuuul

    Woaahh Marry me ! :D

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
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