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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 Feb 12 2010, 55 Comments
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, Foxwolf, UltimateCharm, TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Tales Of Metropolis
Lois LaneMaria Bamford
Maria Bamford
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: The Man of Steel (2002)
Lois LaneMonica Murray
Monica Murray
Superman Returns: The Video Game (2006)
Lois LaneKate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth
Superman: Doomsday (2007)
Lois LaneAnne Heche
Anne Heche
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Lois LaneSirena Irwin
Sirena Irwin
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
DC Universe Online (2011)
Lois LaneAdrienne Mischler
Adrienne Mischler
Superman vs The Elite (2012)
Lois LanePauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette
Justice League: Doom (2012)
Lois LaneGrey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle
Superman: Unbound (2013)
Lois LaneStana Katic
Stana Katic
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
Lois LaneJuliet Landau
Juliet Landau
Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)
Lois LanePaget Brewster
Paget Brewster


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.



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said at 3:32 AM on Tue Sep 8 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1. Mary McDonald Lewis
2. Joan Alexander
3. Dana Delany
4. Sirena Irwin
5. Pauley Perrette
6. Stana Katic
7. Grey Delisle
8. Juliet Landau
9. Maria Bamford
10. Kyra Sedgwick
11. Paget Brewster
12. Adrienne Mischler
13. Christina Hendricks
14. Ginny McSwain
15. Anne Heche
16. Kate Bosworth
17. Julie Bennett
18. Monica Murray
19. Cindy Robinson
20. Shannon Farnon
said at 6:44 AM on Tue Sep 1 2015
(NOTE: I'm not counting Julie Bennett because after looking at the credits for "The Batman/Superman Hour, I don't think she ever replaced Joan Alexander)

Of course, Joan Alexander was great as Lois. The Superman radio show really did a good job in making Lois a more relatable character and Joan was a very important player at that. Lois is an independent woman, but one that should also be a good teamplayer, and Joan finds the perfect balance between the two. The other performers were also great, but some of them always seem to focus too much on either the independent woman aspect or the teamplayer co-worker aspect without finding the right balance between the two.

1) Joan Alexander
2) Helen Choat (Superman radio show)
3) Rolly Bester (Superman radio show)
4) Mary McDonald Lewis
5) Ginny McSwain
6) Lorelei King (BBC "Adventures of Superman" and "Doomsday and Beyond" radio dramas)
7) Shelley Thompson (BBC "Superman on Trial" radio drama)
8) Shannon Farnon
9) Sirena Irwin
10) Kyra Sedgwick
11) Christina Hendricks
12) Grey DeLisle
13) Anne Heche
14) Dana Delany
15) Juliet Landau
16) Paget Brewster
17) Kate Bosworth
18) Monica Murray
19) Cindy Robinson
20) Adrienne Mischler
21) Pauley Perrette
22) Stana Katic
23) Maria Bamford
said at 6:11 AM on Sat Aug 29 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Both Paget Brewster and Juliet Landau were good as Lois.

Sorry to sound fickle again, but I'm changing my vote back to Dana Delaney. I'm really sorry if I'm getting on people's nerves with this.
said at 6:38 AM on Fri Mar 13 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
DeLisle is fine, but it was Delaney who really re-invented Lois for the 21st century. Once she comes along, Lois is no longer just the girl Superman always saves.
said at 4:40 PM on Tue Jan 13 2015
I voted for Pauley Perrette. She captures the dry wit, but never in a way where it comes off as too brash or too cocky. It's just Lois trying to be fun. Not to mention she's got that gravely kind of voice that can be both playful and serious.

She's my favorite performance as Lois, so far.
said at 12:00 AM on Wed Jan 7 2015
Stana Katic and Martia Bramford were pretty good as Lois. That said, changing my vote back to Pauley Perrette.
said at 10:21 AM on Tue Jan 20 2015

Sorry if I'm fickle, but if it's possible to edit, could someone edit out that part of me changing my vote; I'm changing it back to Dana Delany.
said at 11:07 PM on Sat Aug 22 2015

Sorry and thanks in advance, but could someone delete that last post? I'm going back to Pauley Perrette.
said at 8:34 PM on Fri Dec 26 2014
Delay as first pick. Stana Katic as my second
said at 10:04 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Julia Louis Dreyfus is my ideal Lois.
said at 6:52 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Dana Delaney is Lois in any time period, although Sirena Irwin is a close second.
said at 8:15 AM on Fri Nov 8 2013
 4 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.
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...
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*
said at 6:55 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Understandable. :|
said at 7:06 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@Comicfan117 Seems I'm not either. :)
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
said at 2:14 PM on Fri May 17 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Dana
2. Stana
3. Pauley
4. Grey
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.
said at 5:51 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@TheAtticus Jenn Hale as Miss Lane? that would be.... AMAZING!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
said at 2:22 PM on Tue Jan 1 2013

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

Sticking with Dana Delaney, but Stana Katic was also pretty good as Lois.
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

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. :)
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.
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.
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!
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.
said at 1:00 PM on Mon Oct 10 2011
@ryano2099 Me too.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Tue Feb 16 2010
Dana Delaney certainly portrayed the sass and attitude flawlessy
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).
said at 10:39 PM on Tue Apr 2 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 But Dana is probably my favorite overall, but Joan certainly set the standard.
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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
Paget Brewster
Juliet Landau