Merlên LaVoix Lundsgaard

Member for 12 months
"The soothing storyteller with an international voice."
Merlên LaVoix Lundsgaard

My "signature" voice style is documentary/narration and narrative series (promo series). That's where my natural voice lives. I am also a "Certified Medical Narration Specialist." Voice coaches describe my voice as "alluring, very nurturing, calm, storytelling, elegant, unique, flirty, sexy" with a sense of "wonder, inquisitiveness and soothing tones."

I am a TCK ("Third-Country-Kid") from an inter-cultural marriage raised multi-lingually in an international city (Tokyo), educated in Paris (France), Sydney (Australia), Minneapolis (USA), and Moscow (Russia). My vo/TV news anchorman father had me reading into a tape recorder at the age of 4. I did my first radio spot at age 7. My voice was used in language learning tapes (to teach English) at my primary school throughout my childhood. As an adult, I have lived and worked in over 30 cities across 4 continents in both hemispheres; as a result, my natural accent in English is unique, rather hard-to-place, and easily understood by non-native English speakers across the globe. I can speak English with many accents: a west-coast American dialect, southern, Sydney (I am an Australian citizen), French, Japanese, Filipino, and Russian. I also speak those languages quite well. In French I can do a Parisian accent, an American accent, and a south of France accent.

I take direction well, live in Denmark, and work from a broadcast-quality home recording studio.


Rogers Communication International (Tokyo, Japan), Tokyo International Players (acting), Doordomskaya Comedy Improv Group (Moscow, Russia), A.Carlton vo coaching (Sydney, Australia), Anthony Grgas at The Actor's Studio (Sydney, Australia), Mirren Lee acting coach (Sydney, Australia), VoiceActing Academy Graduate (8-week course) in 2004 (San Diego, CA), Pat Fraley, Ed Asner, Marc Cashman, and Larry Hudson (audio editing). Private coaching with: Jim Alburger, Penny Abshire, Deb Munro (Canada), Julie Williams, Peter Rofé (NYC, New York), , Melody Jones (NYC), and on-going private coaching with the above people as well as weekly copy workout sessions. I also have a BA in broadcast journalism and a diploma in phonetics.


KFC Japan, Fujitsu Pocket Bell (Japan National TV CM and jingle), Sonopac news and language tapes (English), various television ads for JCTV (Tokyo), Tesla IVR in French, Signature Travel Club, Frontier Enterprises movie dubbing of Japanese films and cartoons into English and French for Japan Airlines, Kevin Kiley Associates (corporate narration)


Translation and interpreting, singing, copy editing (French and English).