Ashly Burch (born June 19, 1990) is the voice actress for Chloe Price, Taylor Christensen, Stella Hill, Sarah and the weird lady in Life is Strange. She is a well-known up-and-coming voice actress, singer, writer and performer. Due to the SAG-AFTRA voice acting strike, she wasn't able to reprise her role in the prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm, but served as a writing consultant.

Career Edit

Now well-known for her work on Life is Strange (2015), Ashly has had other voice acting roles in video games, most notably as Tiny Tina in Borderlands 2 (2012) and as Cassie Cage in Mortal Kombat X (2015). She has also recently been featured in Bethesda's Fallout 4 (2015) as Tina De Luca, Rowdy and Cricket and as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn (2017).

In addition to this, she has also voiced several characters in anime including Sasha in Attack on Titan (2013, 2015), Mayuri Shiina in Steins;Gate (2011), Sakura Sakurakouji in Code:Breaker (2012), Freckles in Space Dandy (2014), and various voices in Dragon Ball Z Kai (2011).

She also performed several characters in animated cartoon series, including Cass in Bee and PuppyCat (2013-2014), and various voices in Adventure Time (2014-2015). She is also a story line writer for the popular Cartoon Network series.

Ashly is also well known for her involvement in the gaming web series "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?" (HAWP), which she does together with her brother Anthony.

She won the award of Best Gaming Performance for her role as Chloe Price in Life is Strange, in the Golden Joystick Awards 2015.

In December 2015, Ashly worked for the first time as director on the latest episode of RocketJump! The Show, "Fan Friction".

She also played the main character in the web series Muzzled the Musical which aired from December 26, 2015, to

In 2017, Ashly returns to work on the Life is Strange prequel Before the Storm as a writing consultant to help provide consistency and authenticity for Chloe's younger version due to her love for the game. However, she is not giving Chloe her voice this time as she is participating in the strikes.[1]

Personal Life Edit

Ashly Burch stated that she suffers from anxiety. (To Be Continued)

"I grew up when YouTube was kind of becoming the goliath that it is now. And it's easy to get sucked into wanting to make a viral video... I think you see a lot of stuff online that isn't made necessarily with love. It's not even to say that they're unsuccessful, but for me, the whole point of being into anything creative is because you love the process."[2]

Trivia Edit

  • Ashly's nickname is "Ash".
  • Ashly originally comes from Phoenix, Arizona, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
  • Wanna hear Ashly say "Wowser, Max. You're hella welcome in my mosh pit"? She did it on Sac Anime Convention in Sacramento, California, in January, 2016.
  • Examining David Madsen's garage in Episode 4, Life is Strange protagonist Max Caulfield says, "Hey, David, whatcha hidin'?"; a reference to Ashly Burch's web series "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?"
  • Ashly's brother, Anthony Burch, tweeted that he liked the Life is Strange finale, since it "kinda justifies the whole series" to him[3]. He also stated why he chose to save Chloe here . Of course he didn't forget that Chloe was played by his sister: "Also, I'm not gonna let my sister die in any game where she's a character, so there's that."
  • Ashly is credited as "Writer" on the end credits of Episode 1 of Before the Storm despite her previously announced role as a "Writing Consultant". Her name is also set apart from the main writing team and appears later in the credits.

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References Edit

  1. Life is Strange: Before the Storm got a lot of help from exiting voice actor Ashly Burch (June 14, 2017)
  2. 'RocketJump': Ashly Burch On Comandeering The Director's Chair In "Fan Friction" 
  3. Screenshot

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