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Emily Eiden
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What's Happening?

Emily plays "Shay" in the Netflix hit VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER.  VOLTRON is produced by DreamWorks Animation and is now streaming on Netflix.

Shay's Season One Episodes:

S1 Episode 5. Tears of the Balmera
S1 Episode 7. Return to the Balmera
S1 Episode 8. Rebirth

Shay in Season Two:
S2 Episode 11. Stayin' Alive

Check out Emily's interview on Nerdist's Form Podcast!  Emily joined Voltron Legendary Defender star (and all-around cool dude) Tyler Labine (Hunk) and Nerdist's Kyle Anderson in Episode 7: Form Podcast - Return to the Balmera.  Please take a listen here.

Other News

February, 2019

Viola in Reel Life, by New York Times Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, was the very first audiobook Emily ever narrated. Nearly a decade later, Emily was thrilled to finally revisit the Viola Series with Viola in the Spotlight!  The audiobook will be released early this Spring.

Emily narrated WHATEVER AFTER: SPILL THE BEANS, the 14th audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling (and super cool) Whatever After Series by Sarah Mlynowski! This time, Abby and Jonah fall into Jack and the Beanstalk.  The audiobook will be released April 30, 2019!

January, 2019

Keep an ear out for EE's newest radio commercial -- for CarMax!

MARY McSCARY, an animated film based on the book by R.L. Stine and Marc Brown and starring Emily, is screening at the Belmont World Film 16th Annual Family Film Festival on January 19th! 

December, 2018

The 8th and final season of VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER is now streaming on Netflix.  Emily has been honored to be a part of this special show.  Thank you to the fans of VOLTRON for reaching out over the past two years to let Emily know just how much "Shay" has meant to them.

November, 2018

Emily was in the studios at Penguin Random House recording PRESIDENT OF POPLAR LANE, the funny sequel to Margaret Mincks' book PAYBACK ON POPLAR LANE.  The audiobook will be released in Spring 2019.

October, 2018

 WHATEVER AFTER: SEEING RED, the THIRTEENTH audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series by Sarah Mlynowski, is available now!  You can hear a clip of EE's narration on Audible.

September, 2018

Weston Woods has done it again!  MARY McSCARY is a hilarious animated film based on the book by R.L. Stine and Marc Brown - and Emily voices all the characters!


Check out a short clip from the film HERE.

August, 2018

Emily narrated WHATEVER AFTER: SEEING RED, the THIRTEENTH audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling (and super cool) Whatever After Series by Sarah Mlynowski!  The audiobook will be released October 30, 2018!
July, 2018

Keep an ear out for Emily's new Hyundai radio commercial!

June, 2018

Little Pig Saves the Ship, a delightful read-along audiobook by David Hyde Costello and narrated by Emily, is available now from Live Oak Media!

May, 2018

Emily joined Scholastic's StudyJams! crew, providing voices for many of the StudyJams! animated Math and Science videos!  Check it out!

April, 2018

TWO PEAS IN A POD, the TWELFTH audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series is out!  Find it on Emily's Audible Page or listen here:

March, 2018

EE narrated LITTLE PIG SAVES THE SHIP, the long-awaited follow-up to David Hyde Costello's LITTLE PIG JOINS THE BAND.  This read-along audiobook will be released by Live Oak Media later this year!

OLIVIA SHARP: AGENT FOR SECRETS BOOKS 1-4 are available now!  This detective series for kids by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat is the spin-off series to the beloved classic NATE THE GREAT!  Find the audiobooks HERE or listen here:

February, 2018

Emily can be heard voicing a doomed character in MR. PICKLES on Comedy Central/Adult Swim.  Check out Season 3, Episode 2: "Momma's Boy" to learn Goth Girl's gruesome fate.  Fair warning: this one is definitely NOT for the kiddies! 

EE narrated two adorable read-along audiobooks, PART-TIME PRINCESS and PART-TIME MERMAID, written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Cambria Evans.  The books will be released by Disney-Hyperion this Spring!
Emily narrated WHATEVER AFTER: TWO PEAS IN A POD, the TWELFTH audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series by Sarah Mlynowski!  The audiobook will be released April 24, 2018!
January, 2018

Emily unleashed her inner Detective Sam Spade while narrating all four
OLIVIA SHARP: AGENT FOR SECRETS audiobooks by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat. This is the spin-off series to the beloved classic NATE THE GREAT and will be released by Penguin Random House later this spring!

December, 2017

VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER was Tumblr's Top Animated TV Show in 2017! Tumblr's passion for VOLTRON  was even noted by The New York Times in its article "Who Do You Ship? What Tumblr Tells Us About Fan Culture."  Tumblr's #1 "Ship" (relationship) in 2017 is "Klance" (Keith + Lance/VOLTRON).  "Sheith" (Shiro + Keith/VOLTRON) made an admirable showing at #12.  But personally, we're rooting for "Shunk" aka "Hunay"  (Shay + Hunk/VOLTRON).  ;)

November, 2017

Emily was thrilled to record the role of Mary McScary in the animated film
MARY McSCARY based on the book written by R.L. Stine and illustrated by Marc Brown! MARY McSCARY is produced by Weston Woods and Scholastic and will be released in 2018!

October, 2017

Did you know??  Emily is the great-granddaughter of Newbery Medal-Winning Author Carol Ryrie Brink.  CADDIE WOODLAWN, the most famous of Brink's 30 novels, was written about Brink's grandma, the real Caddie -- and Emily's great-great-great-grandma!

September, 2017

ABBY IN WONDERLAND (Whatever After: Special Edition), the ELEVENTH audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series is out!  Find it on Emily's Audible Page or listen here:

Check out author Sarah Mlynowski's awesome interview with Audible about her
Whatever After Series.  She had this to say about EE's narration of the series: "She's amazing.  Emily brings so much hilarity and warmth to the series and I am lucky that she has been a part of Whatever After since the beginning."

August, 2017

AudioFile magazine gave BIG & LITTLE QUESTIONS (ACCORDING TO WREN JO BYRD) by Julie Bowe a great review, saying: "With nuance and compassion, Eiden gently encourages listeners to consider how Wren finds her way through a difficult time." To read the full review click HERE.

Emily participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of her friend and audiobook mentor Bob Deyan.  To learn more about ALS and donate to help find a cure, visit The ALS Association Golden West Chapter. #BillionForBob

July, 2017

If you missed Emily discussing her Voltron: Legendary Defender character "Shay" on AfterBuzz TV, you can now listen to the interview here:

June, 2017

Emily narrated ABBY IN WONDERLAND (Whatever After: Special Edition), the ELEVENTH audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling (and super cool) Whatever After Series!  The book and audiobook will be released September 12, 2017!

May, 2017

EE had a ton of fun voicing a bored gym attendant for a couple of T-Mobile radio spots!

April, 2017

Emily has put many of her favorite characters together in a new Animation Demo!  Please give it a listen!

March, 2017

The middle grade audiobook 
BIG & LITTLE QUESTIONS (ACCORDING TO WREN JO BYRD) by Julie Bowe and narrated by Emily is out!  The audiobook was produced by Listening Library/Penguin Random House and you can find it on Emily's Audible Page.

February, 2017

EE continued her on-going gig as narrator of the live planetarium shows at the world-famous Griffith Observatory! Be sure to catch the Total Solar Eclipse happening on August 21, 2017!  Or partial eclipse if you live in CA, like Emily.  www.Eclipse2017.org is a great resource to help you plan your eclipse viewing!

January, 2017

2017 is off to a great start!  VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER returned to Netflix for its 2nd Season -- and Emily reprises her role as "Shay."  Be sure to catch "Shay" in Season 2, Episode 11: "Stayin' Alive" now streaming on Netflix!

EE had a blast recording a gruesome episode of Comedy Central's Adult Swim cartoon series MR. PICKLES.  Stay tuned for more info about the episode's air date!

Emily narrated a lovely middle grade audiobook, BIG & LITTLE QUESTIONS (ACCORDING TO WREN JO BYRD) by Julie Bowe!  The audiobook was produced by Listening Library/Penguin Random House and will be released March 21, 2017!

December, 2016

The 10th audiobook in the New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series is out!  Find out what happens when Abby and Jonah meet Hansel and Gretel in Whatever After, Book 10: Sugar and Spice. 

November, 2016

Emily plays mean girl Bizzy Stanhope in the multi-cast recording of Stephanie Kate Strohm's
It's Not Me, It's You, available now from Audible and iTunes!

October, 2016

EE continued her on-going gig as narrator of the live planetarium shows at the world-famous Griffith Observatory!

September, 2016

Emily was honored to be a guest on the popular Let's Voltron Podcast, the Official Voltron Podcast! Emily had a great time answering fan questions and chatting
with hosts Marc and Greg about her character Shay and how she got started in voice acting.  Listen to Episode 71 right HERE.

EE can't believe it, but she just wrapped the TENTH audiobook in Sarah Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series.  Whatever After, Book 10: Sugar and Spice takes Abby and Jonah into the Hansel & Gretel story and has an exciting twist in store for fans of the series!

August, 2016

Emily was thrilled to sit down with the awesome hosts of the AfterBuzz TV "Voltron After Show!" They geeked out together over Emily's character (Shay) and all things VOLTRON.  Emily even brought along a special guest (aka Her Husband's Super Cool Vintage Voltron Toy).  You can find the video interview here on AfterBuzz TV and here on YouTube. You can also download the podcast from iTunes!

EE totes got her mean girl on as "Bizzy Stanhope" in the multicast audiobook IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU by Stephanie Kate Strohm. OMG, INMIY is produced by Scholastic Audio and hits iPods everywhere October 25th!

Emily was back at South Coast Repertory working and singing hard as Mrs. Popper in a workshop of the musical MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS. Ork!

Emily recorded a funny radio spot for Unity Health!

July, 2016

VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER is a hit!  Isn't Shay cute??

June, 2016

EE's third episode of
TripTank, "Crime Steve Investigation," premiered on Comedy Central this month!  Her "Bald Guys" sketch opened the show!

You can now listen to
TUMBLING, Caela Carter's awesome new YA (audio)book released by Listening Library!  Tumbling follows five girls as they compete in the U.S. Olympic GymnasticsTrials -- you can find the book on Emily's Audible page.

May, 2016

Emily is performing in The Light Princess, a wonderful musical for Young Audiences, at South Coast Repertory from May 20th to June 5th.  EE has played many kids and tons of animals on stage -- but this is her very first WISEMAN!

Scholastic's audiobook version of Best Friends for Never by Adrienne Maria Vrettos is here!  Find the book on EE's Audible page.

April, 2016

Emily was back in the studios at Listening Library to recordTumbling by Caela Carter. This exciting Young Adult book follows five gymnasts competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials and will be released in June -- just in time for this summer's Rio Olympics!

EE was at South Coast Rep to act in a workshop reading of a new musical by Sofia Alvarez based on William Steig's classic book, Amos and Boris.

Whatever After: Genie in a Bottlethe 9th audiobook in Sarah Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series is here!  Find the book on EE's Audible page.

March, 2016

EE had a super fun ADR session for that TOP SECRET cartoon and will finally be allowed to tell ya more later this Spring....

Emily narrated the audiobook
BEST FRIENDS FOR NEVER by Adrienne Maria Vrettos for Scholastic Audio. What a great book for middle readers about friendship and loyalty -- mixed with just a touch of magic!

February, 2016

Emily had a blast narrating the
NINTH audiobook in Sarah Mlynowski's super fun New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series.  Whatever After, Book 9: Genie in a Bottle takes Abby and Jonah into Aladdin's story and will be out later this Spring!

January, 2016

Still can't spill the beans, but EE had another great recording session on that top secret cartoon gig, sharing the booth with some seriously fancy folks.  Details coming soon!

December, 2015

Whatever After: Once Upon a Frog, the 8th audiobook in Sarah Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series is here!  Find the book on EE's Audible page.

November, 2015

"Hot Box," EE's second episode of
TripTank, has aired!  Emily's third episode, "Crime Steve Investigation," will premiere on Comedy Central in early 2016!

Emily returns to South Coast Repertory to reprise her Mouse, Young Frog, Bird, Squirrel, and Mole roles in another SCR production of the hit family musical, "A Year with Frog and Toad."  What fun to work with this terrific team again!

October, 2015

More work on the STILL-top-secret-cartoon-series-that-is-sure-to-WOW-you-when-it-finally-premieres! EE's recurring character is great! And that's about all we can say right now.  ;)

EE loves narrating the audiobooks in Sarah  Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series!  She just recorded Whatever After, Book 8: Once Upon a Frog.  Can you guess which fairy tale Abby & Jonah visit this time?

September, 2015

TripTank Season 2 premiered this month on Comedy Central.  Emily lends her voice to characters in THREE episodes this season! Check out a still of EE's character in Season 2 Episode 2! Episodes 6 and 11 featuring Emily will air later this fall!  

August, 2015

R.L. Stine's Classic Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door audiobook (narrated by Emily) has finally been released! This story should get you in the mood to be scared by the Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black and opening October 16th!

July, 2015

EE voiced a fun character in the next installment of a HUGE video game franchise!  The game is due out in 2017 and is, yep, you guessed it: a BIG SECRET.  

June, 2015

Emily recorded
another great episode of the TOP SECRET animated series.  Seriously, as soon as EE can say more, you'll be the first to know about this exciting show and the cool people working on it!

May, 2015

What fun!  Emily Eiden was back in the studio to record her recurring role on a TOP SECRET cartoon series!  She was in the booth with some animation greats today.  Stay tuned for more information about her awesome character and this terrific new show!

April, 2015

Whatever After: Beauty Queen, the 7th audiobook in Sarah Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling  Whatever After Series is out!  Find the book on Emily's Audible page.

March, 2015

Emily was back in Fairy Tale Land to record the 7th audiobook in Sarah Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series.  In Whatever After: Beauty Queen, Abby and Jonah find themselves in the story of Beauty and the Beast.

Emily also voiced a "small" role in the upcoming Weston Woods/Scholastic Audio animated film based on You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant. This great kids book just won the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!

February, 2015

EE recorded a funny radio spot for Salt River Project.

January, 2015

Happy New Year!  Emily Eiden's latest CARTOON project is so cool it's currently classified TOP SECRET.  Can't say more than that at this time -- but stay tuned for updates!

December, 2014

2014 closed with a creeeepy bang as Emily narrated Classic Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door.  Several of R.L. Stine's classic stories are being produced as audiobooks in anticipation of the 2015 release of the GOOSEBUMPS feature film starring Jack Black! 

November, 2014

EE had a ton of fun voicing several characters for Comedy Central's Adult Swim cartoon series 
TripTank. This show is seriously twisted.  Emily's episodes will air in 2015.

Emily was excited to work with Live Oak Media again on a wonderful audiobook for beginning readers: National Geographic Kids' Jump, Pup!

October, 2014

Emily was thrilled to record the sixth audiobook in Sarah 
Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series.  Whatever After: Cold as Ice is based on Frozen -- er -- The Snow Queen and may be Emily's favorite Whatever After book yet!

September, 2014

More great press for Exclamation Mark, the animated film based on the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld!  Check out School Library Journal's STARRED REVIEW! "Question Mark, voiced by Emily Eiden, almost steals the show as she interrogates timid Exclamation Point (MacLeod Andrews)--think Charlie Brown and Lucy...Punctuation has never been this fun."

August, 2014

EE was back in the studio to record the latest audiobook installment in Sarah Mlynowski's New York Times Bestselling Whatever After Series (Book #5: Bad Hair Day).  Abby & Jonah really mess things up this time when they find themselves in Rapunzel's fairy tale.

Cartoon Network has ordered a new season of Clarence.  Be sure to check out the Clarence Wiki page for Emily's Sample Lady character!

July, 2014

Exclamation Mark, an animated film featuring Emily as the Question Mark and based on the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, has been released!  For a clip of this cute film, click HERE.  You'll also find a review of the audio version of this production in AudioFile Magazine.

June, 2014

AudioFile Magazine has just published a great review of the very first audiobook EE ever narrated -- Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani!  

May, 2014

Hear EE in the "Lost in the Supermarket" episode of CLARENCE airing on Cartoon Network May 22nd, 24th, and 26th.  OR -- catch the episode HERE.  Emily plays Cookie Sample Lady, Cashier Girl, and Game Show Contestant Tina.

April, 2014

Emily continues to narrate the live planetarium shows at Griffith Observatory.  Contact EE for a current performance schedule!

March, 2014

The audiobook version of Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld has been released! The animated film version will be out later this Spring.  For now, you can hear EE's Question Mark character help Exclamation Mark find his true purpose at Audible.com.

February, 2014

Emily is performing The Vagina Monologues in spoken English and American Sign Language to benefit DeafHope, an organization working to end violence against deaf women.  For tickets and more information visit www.tvmasl.com.

January, 2014

Check out EE's newest audiobooks!  The first four books in the fantastic Whatever After series follow two kids who fall through a magic mirror into the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and  Sleeping Beauty!  For slightly older tastes, Roomies is a great new YA read (and listen)!

Emily played a speed-dating gal who believes she's a scorpion (pinchers and all) in another radio commercial for Honda!

December, 2013

EE narrated half of Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando for Hachette Audio!  This audiobook about two future roommates in the summer before their freshman year of college is also narrated by Becca Battoe.

November, 2013

        Emily is a singing, tango-dancing, scootering, ball-spinning machine in South Coast Repertory's production of "Ivy + Bean, The Musical."  Bring your kids November 8th-24th!

        Emily will be narrating in Audiobook Marathon LIVE, a 25-hour marathon featuring many of your favorite audiobook narrators reading from their most popular audiobooks.   The event on November 9th and 10th will benefit ALS research.  For tickets and the link to the related online auction, check out AudiobooksLIVE.org.

October, 2013

Emily returned to fairy tale land to narrate the next two audiobooks in Sarah Mlynowski's fun and funny
Whatever After Series (Book #3: Sink or Swim and Book #4: Dream On).  This is a terrific series from Scholastic Audio and Emily loves voicing the mermaids, fairies, witches, dwarfs, and princesses of the books!

        EE provided VO for an IHOP tv spot! And no, they did not pay her in pancakes, though she might have considered a deal like that...

September, 2013

EE is walking to raise money for The ALS Association in honor of her good friend, Bob Deyan, who was diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) earlier this year. To learn more about Bob's amazing spirit and his crusade to wipe out ALS, visit www.alsbob.com.  To join Team Bob Deyan in the L.A. County Walk to Defeat ALS on 10/20/13 or sponsor Emily's Walk, please visit Emily's ALS Walk Page. Thank you!!

August, 2013 -- a busy month

Emily just voiced 3 characters in a
video game!!! Can't tell ya what the super top secret game is -- but you've probably heard of the franchise!!

Ever wondered what it's like to play a punctuation mark?  Ask Emily??  She recently voiced the role of Question Mark in the Weston Woods/Scholastic animated film Exclamation Mark based on the brilliant little book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld???  Yay????

Emily also narrated the first two books in Sarah Mlynowski's awesome Whatever After Series (Book #1: Fairest of All and Book #2: If the Shoe Fits), produced by Scholastic Audio.

EE explored her bossy side as Nancy in South Coast Repertory's workshop production of Ivy and Bean: The Musical by Scott Elmegreen.

July, 2013

EE played a woman with a million excuses to avoid going to the gym in a funny radio spot for Sears .

June, 2013
Emily traveled 6,086 miles to Russia where she experienced the White Nights of Saint Petersburg and saw
The Threepenny Opera (in Russian) at the Moscow Art Theatre!

May, 2013
Emily attended the Audio Publishers Association's Annual Conference in NYC to reconnect with old pals in the audiobook industry and make some new ones!

April, 2013

EE spent an afternoon at Cartoon Network Studios voicing several characters in Skyler Page's new cartoon, Clarence.  This offbeat show is sure to be a hit when it premieres on CN.  Check back here for updates on Emily's episode.

March, 2013

Emily voiced a sassy commercial advertising Discover Card's Cashback Bonus with Amazon!

February, 2013

Emily played the title role in South Coast Repertory's production of 
Anastasia Krupnik!

The American Library Association has chosen A Dog's Way Home written by Bobbie Pyron and narrated by EE and Chuck Carrington as a 2013 Notable Children's Recording!

January, 2013

Emily recorded a funny Honda commercial and narrated Darkwood by M.E. Breen for Audible, Inc.  Nice start to the new year!

December, 2012

EE voiced a quirky McDonald's commercial!  Coming soon to radios everywhere:  listen as she breaks up with "Phil" over a McDonald's McMuffin with egg whites!

November, 2012

Emily is thrilled to announce that she has signed with AVO Talent for voice over representation!

October, 2012

AudioFile Magazine published a great review of EE's narration of Little Pig Joins the Band by David Hyde Costello!
 Read review here.

September, 2012

Emily narrated the audiobook The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams for Audible, Inc.

August, 2012

EE returned to South Coast Repertory to workshop the title role in Anastasia Krupnik!

July, 2012

Emily voiced the role of Can-Can Robot in the animated feature film Bling (fka Almost Heroes 3D), which will be released in 2016.  Ooh-la-la!

June, 2012

Children Make Terrible Pets wins the Carnegie!!
   Emily attended the American Library Association's Annual Conference as part of the team accepting the 2012 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video!  

Emily voiced and narrated the winning animated film produced by the amazing folks at Weston Woods and Scholastic!

Visit the Demo Reels page to hear EE's voice demos!

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