Maria Pendolino

Maria Pendolino, professional voice actor wearing a black shirt, smiling with brown hair.

Vocal Descriptors:

Conversational, Youthful, Confident, Relatable, Upbeat, Friendly, Sassy

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Accents/Dialects: NYC/NJ, Buffalo, CA/Valley, Midwestern, Southern, Texas

Democratic Voiceover Talent
Political Voiceover Actor
Female Political Voiceover
Millennial Political Voiceover
Voiceover For Politicals

Contact Maria: | 607-222-1401 |

Maria is an award-winning female voice over talent. An entertainment and media industry professional for nearly two decades, Maria's voice has represented major brands like Google, Whole Foods Market, Dannon, American Express and many more.

As a political voiceover talent, Maria has voiced for candidates like Biden/Harris, Maggie Hassan, Jill Karofsky, Alex Askew, and many other winning Democrats and progressives. Maria offers a quintessential conversational and relatable read that skews youthful and resonates with Millennial and Gen Z ears.

Maria is honored to have won three Reed Awards from Campaigns & Elections for her political VO work.

In addition to her political voiceover work and commercials, Maria regularly provides voiceover services for explainer videos, corporate videos, "voice of god", e-learning narration, medical narration, telephone and IVR systems, animation, video games, radio imaging and more. Her youthful and confident voice provides an approachable sound that makes even the most jargon-heavy scripts easy to listen to.

Maria makes a mean spaghetti sauce and her other fun fact is that she was on a recent episode of HGTV’s flagship show, “House Hunters” with her husband, Eric.

Studio Details

Maria maintains a professional studio that is equipped with a StudioBricks OnePlus sound booth, Neumann TLM-103 microphone, Sennheiser MK-416 microphone, Audient id14 interface, Mogami Gold Cables, and Mac Pro Editing Suite.

Turnaround Time

Eastern Standard Time (EST, GMT-5). Maria is a full-time voice talent and can offer immediate and same-day turnaround. She is available after traditional business hours and on weekends for urgent voiceover sessions and rush jobs.

Connection Details

Maria is available for live remote directed voiceover sessions via SourceConnect, ISDN, ipDTL, SessionLink, Phone Patch, Zoom, Google Meet, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and others.

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Sabina Matos Campaign - Image
Elected to RI Lieutenant Governor 2022

Diana DiZoglio Campaign - Image
Elected to MA State Auditor - 2022

Jill Karofsky Campaign - Negative
Elected to Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2020

Daniella Levine Cava for Miami-Dade County - Nominated for 2019 Reed Award

Voice of God - Live Announcer
Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Shifting Voter Mindset - Video for USPS

Jill Karofsky Campaign - Negative
Elected to Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2020

Jill Karofsky Campaign - Image
Elected to Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2020

Diana DiZoglio Campaign - Fearless
Elected to MA State Auditor - 2022

Commercial Video Demo

Animation & Character Reel

National for Geico

Venue Concierge by The Knot

Corporate Narration Video Demo

e-Learning Narration Video Demo

More About Maria Pendolino

Political Voiceover Actor

Maria Pendolino is a professional female voiceover talent from Buffalo, New York. For political voiceover spots, you can count on her to be the trusted, warm & friendly voice for a candidate’s image ad. Or, a firm, authoritative and aggressive voice for an attack or negative spot. As a talented voice actor, you can count on Maria to deliver a real read for first-person and citizen testimonials. Maria is skilled in political voiceover recording and production and is proud to be one of the best Democratic voiceovers around.

With a background in acting across theater, television, and film, Maria finally found a cozy home in the voiceover booth. During her career, she has acted in over 40 stage plays and musicals, appeared on Lifetime’s hit drama “Army Wives” as a recurring character, was a guest re-enactment star on Nat Geo’s addictive series “Locked Up Abroad” and played the hilarious lunch lady Eunice on Cartoon Network’s teen series “Team Toon.” She was also in the hit Bollywood movie “English Vinglish” that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

She jokes that she “retired” to upstate/Western New York for the real estate, but as a bonus, she also got to be closer to her large (and loud) extended Italian and German families.

Maria began her freelance voiceover career in 2010 and since then has worked with brands, production companies and studios around the globe to bring their diverse content to life. Maria specializes in voiceover for television and radio commercials, pre-roll streaming commercials and social media advertising, internet radio like Pandora, Spotify and iHeart Radio, explainer videos, e-learning and educational content, corporate narration, political voiceover, live announcing (Voice of God) for awards shows and conferences, in-app narration, voiceover for AR and VR experiences, telephone systems and IVR, radio imaging (CHR, Hot AC, Adult Contemporary, Country, Rock) and she is also a master of character voices and accents and regularly provides voices for animated characters, interactive and video games. Maria had the honor of narrating the audiobook for her sister’s smash title “Wedding Planning for the Busy Feminist”, which is available on Amazon and Audible.

Maria’s voice is mid-range to low tones – perfect to represent the girl next door, the young mom, your female coworker, the girlfriend, the wife and the impassioned young woman.

While not an impressionist, Maria is often hired when clients are looking for a celebrity sound and read like Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, Mila Kunis and more.

Maria lives in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York with her husband Eric, a GIS Mapping Consultant (read: A Map Nerd) and their three rescue cats: Two Scoops, Nellie and Mozzie.

Political Issues & Causes:

In addition to providing voiceovers for Democrats and progressives and mission-driven organizations, Maria is passionate about several issues on the Democratic agenda and is proud to be a Democratic voiceover for change. She is happy to offer discounts to 501c3 and 501c4 organizations to help them get their messages across.

At the center of her personal advocacy and charitable giving is Women’s Reproductive Rights and Health. Maria believes in the work done by Planned Parenthood and other organizations in this space. She is also passionate about working hard to close the gender pay gap and fight for feminism and gender equality.

As a descendant of German and Italian immigrants, Maria is proud of the work immigrants have done to build our country up over the previous decades and is passionate about finding a solution to the current humanitarian crisis at the borders.

Healthcare is a central issue. Maria would like to see the Democrats formulate a proposal that allows the millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans to have access to quality, affordable healthcare and end the “GoFundMe” and bankruptcy circus that has become medical debt and healthcare financing for millions of Americans.

As an adoptive pet parent, Maria is also very passionate about legislation that makes the sale of domestic and exotic animals illegal and promotes the adoption model over the breeding mill / pet store model. She is also a supporter of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) to help control the stray & feral cat populations.

Maria is a fierce ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. She is passionate about ensuring that LGBTQIA+ individuals feel safe, supported and maintain the same rights as everyone else.

Finally, none of the above will matter if we don’t have clean air to breathe and fresh water to drink. Maria supports legislation and candidates that make climate change an important part of their platforms. Maria would like to see the United States take steps similar to the Scandinavian countries in reducing single-use plastics and containers and work to reduce emissions across the board. Maria also supports organizations like the World Wildlife Fund, the Sierra Club, the National Parks Foundation, Nurtured by Nature and more.

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