Browse VOICE COMPARE
#ABCDEF
GHIJKLM
NOPQRST
UVWXYZ
OTHER SUPERMAN COMPARES
Superman

Voice Compare » Superman » Lois Lane

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Lois Lane with sound clips and images.
Lois Lane is a journalist for the Daily Planet and the wife of Superman/Clark Kent. She is the daughter of army general Sam Lane and is older sister to Lucy Lane. Lois has extensive investigative skills, martial arts training and also extensive combat training. She is intelligent, beautiful and a hard working woman. She is also sometimes bossy, impulsive and persistent.
Created by Jackson_H on Fri Feb 12 2010, 45 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, Foxwolf, UltimateCharm, TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Share/Save/Bookmark
Superman
Lois LaneJoan Alexander
Joan Alexander
The New Adventures of Superman (1966)
Lois LaneJulie Bennett
Julie Bennett
Challenge of the Super Friends (1978)
Lois LaneShannon Farnon
Shannon Farnon
The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984)
Lois LaneMary McDonald Lewis
Mary McDonald Lewis
Superman (1988) (1988)
Lois LaneGinny McSwain
Ginny McSwain
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
Lois LaneDana Delany
Dana Delany
Superman Returns: The Video Game (2006)
Lois LaneKate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth
Superman: Doomsday (2007)
Lois LaneAnne Heche
Anne Heche
Justice League The New Frontier (2008)
Lois LaneKyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
Superman: Red Son (2009)
Lois LaneCindy Robinson
Cindy Robinson
All-Star Superman (2011)
Lois LaneChristina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Lois LaneSirena Irwin
Sirena Irwin
Justice League: Doom (2012)
Lois LaneGrey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle
DC Universe Online (2011)
Lois LaneAdrienne Mischler
Adrienne Mischler
Superman vs The Elite (2012)
Lois LanePauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette
Superman: The Man of Steel (2002)
Lois LaneMonica Murray
Monica Murray
Superman: Unbound (2013)
Lois LaneStana Katic
Stana Katic
Tales Of Metropolis
Lois LaneMaria Bamford
Maria Bamford

EDITOR'S OPINION

Most of these voice actors had great voices for their generation or incarnation, but my personal favorite and IMO the best among this group is Dana Delany. Christina Hendricks is my second favorite.

Jackson_H

Latest Comments

Add a Comment

Supergirlfan63
said at 6:52 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Dana Delaney is Lois in any time period, although Sirena Irwin is a close second.
Comicfan117
said at 8:08 AM on Sun Dec 8 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
Anyone think Laura Bailey could make a good Lois
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:15 AM on Fri Nov 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I think I'll vote for Maria Bamford. I honestly didn't find what I've heard of Dana's Lois very compelling. She does well when it comes to deadpan humor, but I thought she was a little bland and irritating overall.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 6:39 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy It's the character in general that can be bland and irritating. Lois Lane in general isn't all too interesting if you ask me, so that might account for your not caring.

But IMHO, for this kind of role, I feel Delany DOES nail it. And while I understand your opinion, I find Maria's Lois performance to be... ...more irritating. Yes, she's more upbeat, but...
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:48 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@DreamMaster08X I understand. I don't think any of these actresses were just amazing, in fact they all kinda bore me for the most part... like, I find this character and the voices she has so boring at the moment that I'm having a hard time typing out an intelligent response... just, maybe I'll elaborate more later or something. I don't know. *brain-farts to death*
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 6:55 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Understandable. :|
Comicfan117
said at 7:03 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@DreamMaster08X I am not alone!
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 7:06 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@Comicfan117 Seems I'm not either. :)
Comicfan117
said at 7:28 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@DreamMaster08X I was worried I would get some hate
Comicfan117
said at 5:07 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@DreamMaster08X I found her more annoying than fun.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 8:19 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Comicfan117 I think Lois from the original live-action movies (Margot Kidder) is the only one I found to be enjoyable. Then again, I do like Dana Delany's performance for the deadpan humor.
Comicfan117
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@DreamMaster08X Amy Adams was a good Lois too
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@Comicfan117 Haven't seen Man of Steel yet. Eventually will. I do like Adams in general, though, so I have my hopes up.
Comicfan117
said at 6:07 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@DreamMaster08X It's a good movie. Don't listen to the critics (they thought sharknado was better than the Hobbit).
Comicfan117
said at 3:20 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@Comicfan117 I take it back, its just the material she is given that makes her annoying. In a more serious portrayal I may change my vote
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 5:44 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
Finally, someone makes Lois Lane fun! Bamford gets my vote :)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:47 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Maria and Pauley are actually my favorites. Both make Lois' sarcastic personality sound likeable.

Pauley has a caring feel to her so when she jokes you know it's in good fun while Maria has good delivery that just makes it funnier charming.

Some others kinda make her sound, for lack of a better word, b**chy and even though I grew up with her voice I feel Dana falls under this sometimes. She has her moments where it does come off as caring but other times...
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:48 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Dana Delany - She nails it.
2. Christina Hendricks - Agree with the editor here: she's second best.
3. Grey Delisle - Also perfect. Sounds like she's emulating Dana's take.
4. Ginny McSwain - A lovely voice and perfect for the silver age Lois.
5. Pauley Perrette - A bit gruff sounding but the delivery more than makes up for that.
6. Stana Katic - A tad too deep, but again, the acting is fabulous.
7. Joan Alexander - A very solid early take on Lois.
8. Cindy Robinson - Sounds like a Susan Egan impression. She's okay.
9. Sirena Irwin - Sounds like Megan Hollingshead's voice for Mai Valentine. Again, okay.
10. Adrienne Mischler - Decent voice, but the acting is really forced.
11. Kyra Sedgwick - Passable, but a bit high and raspy sounding at points.
12. Anne Heche - She sounds kinda dorky and shrill.
13. Monica Murray - Sounds on the verge of trailing off almost every line.
14. Kate Bosworth - Wow. Total monotone line reading.
15. Julie Bennett - Doesn't really hold up.
16. Shannon Farnon - Too deep and old sounding.
17. Mary McDonald Lewis - Obnoxious.
Fulgore2005
said at 11:04 AM on Fri Jul 26 2013
Lois Lane has a lot of good performances.

My favourite is Dana, though I wished her Lego Batman 2 actress had lines to speak for both Lois and the Supergirl alter-ego.
Lpfan120
said at 2:14 PM on Fri May 17 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Dana
2. Stana
3. Pauley
4. Grey
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:27 PM on Sat May 4 2013
I really think Joan Alexander is the best Lois overall. But Dana Delaney and Julie Bennett are really good too, because when I hear them, they sound a lot like Joan.
TheAtticus
said at 1:38 PM on Thu May 2 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I think that Jennifer Hale would do nicely in this role. In fact, I should be surprised that they haven't casted her as Lois Lane yet.
Lpfan120
said at 5:51 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@TheAtticus Jenn Hale as Miss Lane? that would be.... AMAZING!!
VctrBnsn
said at 2:10 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Dana and Pauley are tied for my favorite. They both give really unique performances. Next would probably be Grey. She is always awesome. Anne Heche was a little annoying and Christina Hendrichs
wasn't very distictive.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:09 AM on Fri May 17 2013
@VctrBnsn At first I was unsure of Stana's Lois, but now , I really like it. I get a real Dana Delany vibe that doesn't sound forced like Anne Heche's. Dana and Pauley are still my favorites though.
coolgeek176
said at 3:58 PM on Sun Dec 30 2012
I'm going with Dana Delaney. Pauley Perrette, Grey DeLisle, Sirena Irwin, Christina Hendricks, Kyra Sedgewick, and Anne Heche were good too. I thought there would be more comments on this one.
Anicomicgeek
said at 8:06 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
You know, after watching Superman VS. The Elite, I'm gonna change my vote to Pauley Perrette. I thought she was better as Lois.
BigBDawg
said at 1:32 AM on Thu Jul 12 2012
@Anicomicgeek I gotta go the same route since she had that sass we're used to hearing from Lois.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:22 PM on Tue Jan 1 2013
@Anicomicgeek

On second thought, I'm gonna change my vote back to Dana Delaney.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:57 AM on Fri May 17 2013
@Anicomicgeek

Sticking with Dana Delaney, but Stana Katic was also pretty good as Lois.
AMT
said at 6:59 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Dana wins of course. But I would REALLY like to hear Erica Durance voice her in an animated feature.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:02 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
@AMT

Same! Erica Durance is my favorite on-camera actress to portray the character.

Slim chance but since Smallville continued in comic form, maybe Warner Brothers will try and make more money off it in the future by adapting some of those comic stories into an animated direct-to-video film and reunite the Smallville cast. :)
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:31 AM on Tue Nov 22 2011
I'm gonna go with Dana Delaney on this one, but Anne Heche, Kyra Sedgwick, Christina Hendricks, and Sirena Irwin are also good, too, thoguh Hence did start off rocky. Kate Bosworth, much like in the actual movie, stunk as Lois.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:14 AM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@Anicomicgeek Grey DeLisle was also good, but I'm sticking with Dana for this one.
BigBDawg
said at 10:32 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
@Anicomicgeek Well, then I'll differ on that, dude. I kind of wish Grey Delisle did more lines, but I liked her Lois a lot. She has my vote.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:28 PM on Mon Feb 21 2011
Christina Hendricks now added!
ryano2099
said at 10:56 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Dana Delaney by far. I think she is not only the best animated Lois, but the best Lois Lane ever. She has the sass and the confidence of a top reporter and a stong woman but she still retains that femininty that I think Superman falls in love with. I HATE versions of Lois thats just a hardcore feminist bitch cuz I don't think even Superman would put up with that **** for too long hence why I HATED Kate Bosworth's version.
BlankSlate
said at 1:00 PM on Mon Oct 10 2011
@ryano2099 Me too.
kevin (Guest)
said at 10:16 AM on Thu Feb 3 2011
Dana Delany is Lois Lane
ynw (Guest)
said at 3:46 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
dana delany hands down. perfect smart mouth attitude. you can hear delany's influence on the actress who plays lois in smallville
bkev (Guest)
said at 5:47 AM on Thu Jul 22 2010
Mary McDonald Lewis has the same inflection as Margot Kidder... she is quite good!
supesgirlfriend (Guest)
said at 4:47 PM on Mon May 3 2010
Dana Delany rapes them all.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Tue Feb 16 2010
Dana Delaney certainly portrayed the sass and attitude flawlessy
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:12 AM on Sat Feb 13 2010
I liked most of them, but Joan Alexander definitely gave the character life, and played Lois for more than 20 years (on radio, theater and later, television).
PurpleWarrior13
said at 10:39 PM on Tue Apr 2 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 But Dana is probably my favorite overall, but Joan certainly set the standard.


A favorite Voice Compare
for 8 members.
Latest Reason:

"The Original Superhero Love Interest."

- spencermalley935
BTVA POLL
Who do you think has been the best from these Lois Lane voice actors?
Joan Alexander
Julie Bennett
Shannon Farnon
Mary McDonald Lewis
Ginny McSwain
Dana Delany
Kate Bosworth
Anne Heche
Kyra Sedgwick
Sirena Irwin
Cindy Robinson
Christina Hendricks
Grey DeLisle
Adrienne Mischler
Pauley Perrette
Monica Murray
Stana Katic
Maria Bamford