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Susan Bennett, The Original Voice of Siri

Susan Bennett, The Original Voice of Siri
Susan Bennett, The Original Voice of Siri

Susan Bennett, The Original Voice of Siri

Born in 1948, Susan Bennett, a voice-over artist, is the voice of Apple’s Siri since Siri’s birthday, on October 4, 2011.

According to Wikipedia, she was born in Clinton, New York. She attended high school at Clinton Central School. In 1971 she graduated from Brown University. While at Brown, Susa intended to become a teacher, but liked to perform as an actress. She acted in theatrical productions, was a member of a jazz band, and was a singer with the “Chattertocks” a cappella group.

In 1974 she was recorded as the voice of First National Bank of Atlanta’s “Tillie the All-Time Teller.” She as recorded messages and advertisements for Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Ford, Fisher-Price, The Home Depot, Goodyear, VISA, Macy’s, Hot Pockets, Club Med, and Cartoon Network, among others.

In June 2005, the software company ScanSoft picked Suzan Bennett to be the voice for a database project involving speech construction. As Susan recalls, she worked for the entire month of July 2005, more than four hours each day, five days a week, reading phrases and sentences. These recordings were later concatenated into the sentences used in the Siri voice.

Curiously enough, Susan only became aware she was the voice of Siri when a friend asked her if it was she behind the voice, in October 2011.She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

By the way, let’s tell you that the Australian Sire is voiced by Karen Jacobsen and in the United Kingdom is Jon Briggs who is behind the voice of the British male voice for Siri.

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Susan Bennett, The Original Voice of Siri

Susan Bennett, The Original Voice of Siri

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