VIDEO GAME GUEST OF HONOR: Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the US in 2008. She speaks fluent Japanese, and does her voice work in both Japanese and English.
She is the powerhouse behind some of of the gaming industry’s most popular characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro from the Tekken franchise, as well as Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter/D.O.A., Shenmue,just to name a few. She has also voiced the Sanrio character Batz Maru, as well as quite a few Japanese anime.
She is currently based in Los Angeles, and besides her voice over work, she is also a local correspondent for the Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes, and the Emmys. Lisle was in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost in Translation”, and a few years later had her first principal role in the award winning critically acclaimed indie film “Kamataki”.
Lisle currently hosts two entertainment shows for Japanese television, and also does a lot of interpreting, most recently as the on-set interpreter for Keanu Reeves’ upcoming film, “Man Of Tai Chi”. And when she isn’t working or running around with her bright pink boxing gloves trying to save the world Nina Williams-style, she spends her time at home with her adorable jet-setting cat, Princess Genki.
Official Website: www.LisleWeapon.com