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  1. Kiljoy616
    Feb 29 - 8:10 pm

    I could be there is no real person behind it. Look at some of the Japanese singer which where later discovered to be multiple women voices created into one seamless voice men liked.

    • Robin Parrish
      Feb 29 - 8:38 pm

      It’s possible, I guess. But doesn’t it stand to reason that if the UK voice of Siri is a single individual, that the US one would be as well?

    Mar 16 - 9:21 pm

    I think that Siris voice in the U.S. sounds like Lana Parrilla.She is on the ABC show Once Upon A Time.

    • C.Q.
      Jun 02 - 1:50 pm

      I agree. She sounds exactly like Lana Parrilla.

    • gail bunner
      Aug 19 - 10:38 pm

      I totally agree, the voice is Lana Parilla.

  3. Cm Causey
    Apr 30 - 8:44 pm

    Siri’s voice reminds me of the radio doctor from the movie Sleepless in Seattle.

    • Jason
      Jan 05 - 3:32 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. My wife is watching Sleepless in Seattle in the other room. I was like, what the heck is Siri doing in that movie.

  4. EagleMan
    May 04 - 3:41 pm

    Siri is a digital computerized voice – not a “real” person

    • Robin Parrish
      May 05 - 9:30 am

      Without proof, I have trouble swallowing that. The British voice of Siri (a male voice) is a real person. Why wouldn’t the American voice be a real person, too?

    • Joe macey
      Jun 18 - 7:54 am

      No. Siri is real. I promise you I know for a fact…

    • Matthew
      Jan 04 - 6:56 pm


  5. RW
    May 12 - 1:04 am

    Majel Barrett?

    • Endroux
      May 14 - 10:08 pm

      @rw…. That would be too funny..” maybe for the enterprise edition iphone….

    • Lisa in Baltimore
      May 14 - 11:21 pm

      She died over 5 years ago- unless they sampled her voice from the all the Star Trek series which I doubt. I’m going with real but an unknown for property protection.

  6. Karen
    May 14 - 9:17 pm

    Tracy Grandstaff AKA Daria?

  7. Charles
    May 14 - 10:20 pm

    Anyone have a Garmin GPS unit? I’d say Garmin’s “Jill” is also Apple’s Siri.

    • Patrizia
      May 24 - 11:20 pm

      If it’s a real person it could be that Apple doesn’t want her ‘face’ to be revealed so as not to allow anybody to like her or dislike her. As Siri ‘the voice’ you can imagine her to have any face that you like.

  8. anddep
    Jun 08 - 7:20 pm

    how about that woman that plays siri on the big bang theory? she hot and sounds like siri

  9. Austin
    Jun 10 - 1:03 am

    I live in Seattle and I was on my iPhone at one of Seattle’s main transit hubs, and it has an AI voice warming of incoming trains, times, everything you’d need. It was Siri’s voice. Mind blown

  10. Dennis
    Jun 11 - 5:39 am

    The girl from Bones..Michaela Conlin

    • Joe macey
      Jun 18 - 7:57 am

      I know who she is…I’m related to her. Wish I could tell you more…I will tell u this. She’s American. A real women. A very famous voice. Done tons of commercials and lots of other stuff.

      • auramac
        Jun 24 - 1:49 am

        I heard her on TV tonight. I’m pretty sure it was her- a real person. If Apple aint telling, then neither am I.

  11. esp
    Jun 23 - 1:50 am
    • Dean
      Jul 03 - 5:55 am

      I don’t have nor have I ever used an iPhone, but Cira Larkin does sound like the voice from the commercials. Good catch esp.

      • Dean
        Jul 03 - 6:01 am

        It is Cira Larkin. In the demos section of her website it has a Siri sample as #9. Siri = Cira. Clever.

        • Robin Parrish
          Jul 03 - 1:03 pm

          That demo sample can’t be trusted… It’s a parody, and it’s not using samples of Siri’s real voice.

          I’m not saying that Cira Larkin isn’t the voice of Siri. She could be. Her voice does sound similar. But the voice in that demo video doesn’t use the same vocal intonations as the real Siri. You can tell it’s vocal lines recorded by Larkin. Each word Siri uses was recorded separately (or possibly in short phrases). The lines in this demo were recorded all at once, in a broken fashion meant to mimic Siri.

  12. Ben
    Jul 08 - 1:07 am

    The narrator on my big fat gypsy wedding on TLC is the voice of Siri for sure.

  13. Daryl
    Jul 09 - 7:43 pm

    Here in the UK we have been having the same discussion.

    On my Mac Mini computer, I downloaded the British English male voice “Daniel” for my voice commands, and when I heard the adverts here in the UK for the iPhone 4S, and heard about “Siri’ – and heard it talking, I knew straightaway it was Apple’s “Daniel” voice, which I have on my OS X Lion.

    Finally, sleep prevailed! :) lol

  14. shawna
    Jul 11 - 3:21 pm

    I believe the voice of VIKI from the movie I Robot is the same.

  15. Hasan
    Jul 15 - 12:12 pm

    I don’t know…but after watching Episode 14 of The Big Bang Theory ‘The Beta Test Initiation’ of Season 5…in the last scene where Rajesh Kuthrapali goes on to meet the love of his life “SIRI”…the girl who talks back to him is like 100% like the voice of SIRI :D…you guys should watch the ending of that episode coz im sold on it :)

  16. Lee
    Jul 22 - 5:08 pm

    I read the other day who gave their voice for Siri, now I can’t remember what actress I was reading about…but it definitely said that she was the voice of Siri!

  17. Sean
    Jul 24 - 11:55 am

    There seems to be a little confusion over what Siri’s voices are and how they are created…

    When Jon Briggs (the voice of Siri in the UK) recorded his voice for Scansoft (now Nuance) five years ago, they asked him to record 5000 sentences in a *flat monotone*.

    Those 5000 sentences include every phoneme heard in the English language, as well as some additional ones that might not be part of ordinary English, but may be required for famous (foreign) names, loan words and common foreign language phrases, such as “Je ne sais quoi”.

    The same speech synthesis technique is used for all the Siri voices (and the new voices in OS X Lion too), but the files are pretty big. “Daniel”—the voice used for Siri in the UK—is a roughly 500MiB download. A big chunk of that is the voice data itself, which is why he voice isn’t *quite* as good in Siri as it could be: the only way to fix that synthetic effect would involve hiring voice artists to record those 5000 phrases repeatedly using different intonations and stresses.

    All the pitch and stress changes you hear are therefore added by the software during playback. This is why Siri still sounds a little synthetic, but rather less so than the older, entirely synthesised voices of old.

  18. James Horton
    Aug 01 - 7:23 pm

    The voice of Siri, is the same voice on my Sync system in my Ford Focus. When I want to make a phone call from the car, the voice comes on asking for a command. Same voice in the I-phone ad with Scorcese.

  19. bart
    Aug 06 - 7:49 am

    I;m sure it’s Tress MacNeille of Futurama and Simpsons

  20. Visibly Shaken
    Aug 19 - 5:11 pm

    You are all wrong. You were not there for the recordings and so you are speculating with celebrity guesses, all of which are incorrect. I know for a FACT that the voice of Siri is *Kathryn Nymoen*. She is a professional voice actor who lives in the Silicon Valley. She also sings (church), which helps in this highly technical line of work. By the way, the UK male voice talent is in breach of contract for revealing aspects of text-to-speech production and is lucky that Nuance/Scansoft is not suing him (…or maybe they are).

    • Will
      Oct 04 - 2:19 pm

      Guess who’s wrong!

  21. pstiegman
    Sep 17 - 11:33 pm

    I believe that the samples for SIRI came from Kate Weiman, same husky intonations.

  22. SL Moore
    Sep 18 - 9:51 pm

    Are you sure it isn’t Connie Chung?

  23. Ozsuzie
    Oct 01 - 11:51 pm

    I know the voice of Siri in Australian phones is Karen Jacobsen. She is also the ‘Aussie Karen’ voice in many GPS units.

  24. Carlos
    Feb 23 - 6:41 pm

    I know US female Siri is not a female.

  25. amanda
    Jun 11 - 5:07 pm

    there’s a voice actress named Lauren Martin who sounds eerily similar to Siri. imdb her and listen to her voice.

  26. JG
    Jun 13 - 2:13 pm

    I think it is Lorelei King

  27. John
    Jul 02 - 12:53 am

    Judi Durand is the voice of Siri.

  28. Susan
    Jul 23 - 1:13 am

    I think whoevere did the majority of the narration for this documentary about Winslow Homer is the voice of Siri. Possibly Susan Howe? Just a guess, but I have a good ear for recognizing voices.

  29. B
    Jul 29 - 10:15 am

    Orlagh Cassidy

  30. YoMamma
    Aug 04 - 9:05 am

    It’s Morgan Freeman…

  31. Modidi
    Aug 15 - 2:39 pm

    Maybe Shazam knows who she is ;)

  32. Foundit
    Oct 04 - 5:09 am

    It is susan benett

  33. Ed g
    Oct 04 - 8:01 am

    Susan Bennett

  34. Doug
    Feb 05 - 12:29 am

    Susan Bennett of Atlanta Georgia
    Don’t believe me? Just ask Siri who was the original voice of Siri

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