Roxana Ortega is an American actor, writer and voiceover artist who is known for voicing the ever emotional Frida Casagrande on Nickelodeon’s Emmy award-winning and Imagen award-winning cartoon The Casagrandes, a spinoff of the acclaimed animated series The Loud House.
On-camera, she recently starred opposite Danny Trejo, Reno Wilson and a cast of legends including Garrett Morris, Barry Bostwick and James Hong in the Universal feature Grand-Daddy Day Care. Other film credits include The Flight Before Christmas opposite Mayim Bialik, Miss Congeniality 2 opposite Sandra Bullock and Larry Crowne opposite Tom Hanks. Her TV guest-star credits include New Girl, Shonda Rhimes’ For The People, The League, Rules of Engagement, NCIS and the Peabody award-winning satire American Vandal.
Behind the mic, she has voiced countless characters in TV, films, trailers, commercials and some of the biggest video game franchises around, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Final Fantasy, Halo and Ghost Recon: Wildlands. A two-time AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has narrated the Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina and the New York Time’s non-fiction best seller Random Family to name just a few. In addition, her mimicking skills have led her to voice-match the likes of Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Tilly.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Fullerton, CA, Roxana is of mixed Peruvian and Mexican descent. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, then spent a year teaching English in Madrid, Spain. It was there, while she was elaborately acting out English vocabulary to her students, that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in acting. She returned to the Bay Area and immersed herself in theatre and improvisation, then made her way to Los Angeles where she continued her improv and acting training and began writing and performing sketch comedy.
Roxana is an alumna of the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and the Groundlings Sunday Company. She has written and produced her own shorts and performed storytelling all over Los Angeles, including at The Moth GrandSLAM.
She is also the creator and co-host of the live storytelling show Minority Retorts, which spotlights stories from the under-represented and The Risking Space, a podcast about art and risk.
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