If you love cartoons, you’ll recognize Lori Alan’s voice. Over the course of the past 20 years, she’s done the voices of characters as diverse as Susan Storm on Fantastic Four, Diane Simmons on Family Guy and Pearl on SpongeBob SquarePants. Before she started a career in voice-over work, she was a live-action actress who made her debut on the original Law And Order, and has continued to be seen on camera to this day, with recent appearances on shows like Disney XD’s Mighty Med and Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.
I got my geek on with an exclusive interview with Lori Alan about her work on Pixar’s Inside Out opening next week (June 19th). You may not 'know' Lori by sight but you've heard her voice on numerous shows from Diane Simmons in Family Guy, Toy Story as Bonnie's Mom and Pearl the Whale in all the SpongeBob episodes and films. In her newest role she plays the 'Voice of Sadness' for Riley's Mom, played by Diane Lane that has her own Inside Out voices to help her emotions.