Eliza Jane Schneider is an actor, playwright, songstress, dialectologist, and fiddler. She is most widely known for voicing most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s SOUTH PARK, including Wendy, Shelly, Principal Victoria, Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Cartman, Mrs. McCormick, Ms. Crabtree, and the Mayor.
Her one-woman, 34-character show, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, directed by Sal Romeo, won the “Best Solo Show” award at the New York International Fringe Festival, then ran Off-Broadway at P.S. 122, and was ultimately moved to Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. MOXIE Theatre in San Diego produced a run of the show in 2013, directed by Delicia Turner-Sonnenberg, and that production has been nominated for a Craig Noel Award. On camera, Eliza Jane guest starred on UPN’s GIRLFRIENDS as a white girl surprisingly fluent in “Ebonics,” and she was profiled on the International BRAVO! Network’s “Arts & Minds” program for her research. She is also known in over 60 countries as series regular “Liza,” on CBS’ BEAKMAN’S WORLD, and less known as “Sheila” on CBS’s THE AMAZING LIVE SEA MONKEYS with Howie Mandel.
Her gaming fans know her as Rebecca Crane in the ASSASSIN’S CREED game franchise, Elizabeth Swann in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and Arwen and Eowyn in the LORD OF THE RINGS games. She has voiced dozens of other characters and creatures for the gaming world, from Scottish trolls to Jamaican dragons. She specializes in voice matching, and recently worked ADR with Oliver Stone on the role of “Ophelia” for his film SAVAGES. For MTV, she voiced animated versions of Oprah Winfrey, Tori Spelling, Beyonce, Giselle Bundchen, Michelle Obama, a Cyborg Brittany Spears, and a Ugandan adoption agent who wouldn’t give Angelina Jolie a baby (among others), on Dave Thomas’s POPZILLA! As a dialect coach, she recently worked with Chinese actor Jim Lau to sound Thai for HANGOVER 3, and regularly helps kid actors sound like real live starving Ethiopians, Cambodians, and Haitians for charity.