The Many Voices of Omega – From Ang to Z
Omega has won the hearts of countless Star Wars fans across the globe and you could argue that a lot if this is down to the upbeat personalities and vocal talents of the dozen or so women who have voiced her. Those who have been watching The Bad Batch in its original English will already be familiar with New Zealand-born actor Michelle Ang but they may not know much (if anything) about the women who voice the young clone in the foreign-language versions of the show, so I felt it was time to show some love for the many voices of Omega.
A word of warning before we dive in: I’ve had to rely on Google Translate for some sections of this article due to the lack of English-language information available for most of Omega’s voice actors. So if any of the information below is incorrect or you have any additional information for me, leave me a message in the replies below or send me an email!
English – Michelle Ang
Michelle Ang is a New Zealander of Chinese/Malaysian descent who began her television career in 1997 as a singing and dancing Super Trooper on the talent reality show McDonald’s Young Entertainers. She went on to appear in a number of immensely popular TV series, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Grey’s Anatomy, and Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462, but she is perhaps best known for playing Lori Lee in the Australian soap opera Neighbours and Tai-San in the post-apocalyptic teen drama series The Tribe.
Some of her most recent work includes The New Legends of Monkey, where she plays the formidable General Khan, and the Kiwi action-thriller series Vegas. If you’re eager to learn more about Ang’s work, visit her IMDB page or check out her interview with StarWars.Com. You can also find her on Instagram, @themichelleang.
Brazilian Portuguese – Duda Chantre
The youngest voice actor listed here, Duda Chantre voices Omega in the Brazilian Portuguese dubbed version and is barely older than her animated counterpart. But despite her young age, Duda has already established herself as a rising star in the Brazilian voice-acting world.
Her most recent dubbing roles include Blanca in the 2019 Spanish film Vivir dos veces, Kate in The Mysterious Benedict Society, Elena in Diary of a Future President, and Moonee in The Florida Project.
Cantonese – Melodee Mak (麥智鈞)
The Hong Kong-based singer, actor, and yoga teacher Melodee Mak (麥智鈞/麥紫筠) is the voice actor for Omega on the Cantonese dub of The Bad Batch (星球大戰: 特種兵團). Mak has been performing since she was just six years old and has a wealth of experience both on the stage and in the recording booth.
She played the role of Lavina in the 2014 Cantonese horror-comedy film The Midnight After and her dubbing work includes Miss Wendy on Toy Story 4 and Tina in Minions. You can listen to some of Mak’s music on her YouTube channel or follow her on Instagram, @melodeemak.
Danish – Sandra Bothmann
Voice actor and singer-songwriter Sandra Bothmann plays Omega on Star Wars: De Hårde Hunde, as the show is known in Denmark, and is no stranger to the world of voice acting. Her voice-over résumé includes UniKitty in The Lego Movie 2 and Tam Ryvora on Star Wars Resistance, and she recently voiced Haru in the Danish version of the Star Wars Visions short “The Village Bride”.
Bothmann has sung and played at concerts throughout Europe and you can listen to some of her music over on Spotify. She can also be found sharing details about her recent projects over on her Instagram account, @cazzandramusic.
Dutch – Mandy de Lee
In the Dutch version, Omega is voiced by actor Mandy de Lee, a student from the Dutch Academy of Performing Arts. She began her acting career in the early 2010s and played Red Riding Hood in the Dutch musical De Sprookjesmusical Klaas Vaak, which was performed at the Efteling theme park’s theatre from September 2013 to March 2014.
Ms. de Lee’s voice acting work includes Queen Aanya in the Dutch dubbed version of the popular Netflix animated series The Dragon Prince and Scootaloo in the JimJam version of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Finnish – Hanna Mönkäre
The Finnish Omega is voiced by Hanna Mönkäre, an actor, theatre performer, and dancer based in Helsinki. She has a growing résumé of Finnish dubbing roles and has worked with a number of major production companies over the years, including Disney, Netflix, and Studio Ghibli. Her most recent roles include Webby Vanderquack in DuckTales (2017) and Young Iduna in Frozen II.
French – Emmylou Homs
Singer and voice actor Emmylou Homs plays Omega in the French dubbed version of the show and began her prolific career in voice acting at the tender age of six. Over the years, Homs has lent her vocal talents to the French versions of numerous foreign films and TV series, including Stranger Things, Supernatural, and The Walking Dead.
The Bad Batch was far from being her first foray into the world of animation dubs. Homs has worked on the French versions of animated series such as Steven Universe and The Lion Guard, and she was the speaking and singing voice of Anna in both Frozen films.
Twitter user Ulrich Decoster (@SkyloverSC) got in touch with me to add that Emmylou Homs had also voiced Dean in the French dub of LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales and that her mother Nathalie Homs had voiced Leia and Shaak Ti in the French edition of The Force Unleashed.
German – Lina Rabea Mohr
The German Omega is voiced by Lina Rabea Mohr, an actor from Berlin who began her career in the late 1990s. She has appeared in numerous German films and TV series, including Fünf Sterne and the serial drama Julia – Wege zum Glück.
Mohr also has over 250 voice credits to her name and has worked on a diverse selection of feature films, TV dramas, sitcoms, and anime series since her voice acting debut in 2013. Her most recent dubbing roles include Miss Minutes on the German dub of Loki and Rapunzel in Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.
Italian – Tiziana Martello
In the Italian dubbed version of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Omega is voiced by Tiziana Martello, a voice actor with nearly two decades’ worth of experience working on films, TV series, and video games.
She has voiced characters in the Italian dubs of shows like Gravity Falls, My Hero Academia and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Italian gamers may know her as Sombra in the Italian version of Overwatch. You can learn more about Martello’s work over on her website and you can find her on Instagram, @tizi_marte.
Japanese – Kawakatsu Mirai (川勝未来)
Kawakatsu is currently affiliated with the Production Ace seiyuu talent agency and recent voice-over roles of hers include Theo Crane in Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and Kymara in the Australian sci-fi thriller series, The Unlisted.
Korean – Kim Seo-yeong (김서영)
Seoul-based voice actor Kim Seo-yeong (김서영) plays Omega in the Korean dub of The Bad Batch (스타워즈: 배드 배치). She began her career as an in-house voice artist for the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and has done voice-over work for thousands of TV ads.
Kim has also lent her vocal talents to a range of Western films and Japanese animated series. Her dubbing portfolio includes Agnes from the Despicable Me movies, Eve from WALL-E, and Misa Amane in the anime series Death Note. You can find Kim Seo-yeong on Instagram, @voiceactor_seoyoungkim.
Latin American Spanish – Pamela Mendoza
Mexican voice actor Pamela Mendoza Ortiz voices Omega in the Latin American Spanish version of the show and she began her career in 2014 when she was just seven years old.
The young actor has a growing portfolio of work, which includes dubbing work for several Disney animated features and for Hollywood films such as The Suicide Squad, The Greatest Showman, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Mendoza has also provided additional voices for The Mandalorian and voiced Young Rey in The Force Awakens. Spanish-speaking fans might want to check out her chats with the hosts of Comic Con Uruguay and Star Wars Chile Collection.
Norwegian – Gulla Nordmoen
Fans of Den gærne gjengen may already be familiar with Omega’s Norwegian voice actor, Gulla Martine Lia Nordmoen. Nordmoen is based in Oslo and has been taking on voice-acting gigs since the early 2010s.
Some of her most recent dubbing work includes the popular animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, where she voiced Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman, Vivi in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, and Zuma in PAW Patrol: The Movie.
Polish – Karolina Bacia
Bacia has appeared in a number of Polish television series, including the drama series Papiery na szczescie, and she has a sizeable portfolio of dubbing roles. She has worked on films such as Spider-Man: Far From Home and Coco, and she has voiced at least two other roles in the Star Wars galaxy: a rebel in the game Jedi: Fallen Order and Eila in the animated series Star Wars Resistance.
Portuguese – Marta Mota
In the Portuguese dubbed version of the show, the newest member of the Lote Estragado is voiced by Marta Mota, an actor and voice artist from Porto.
Mota has some experience working in theatre and acting in short films but voice acting is where she truly shines. She has lent her vocal talents to the Portuguese dubs of feature films such as Soul, Sonic the Hedgehog, and several Barbie animated films, and she has worked on a number of television series, including The Baby-Sitters Club, Monster High, and Star Wars: Visions.
Spanish – Irene Miràs
Barcelona-based actor Irene Miràs voices Omega on the Spanish version of the show, La Remesa Mala. Although she studied psychology at university, Miràs has been working as a voice actor since 2000 and has dubbed films, TV series, and promotional material in both Spanish and Catalan.
Her most recent work includes the animated feature films Wish Dragon and Toy Story 4, and television series such as Shadow and Bone, American Horror Stories, My Hero Academia, and Cobra Kai. You can find Irene Miràs on Instagram, @irenemiras, and Twitter.
Swedish – Lea Heed
Teenage voice actor and aspiring singer-songwriter Lea Heed voices Omega on Star Wars: Uslingarna, as the series is known in Swedish, and has lent her voice talents to the Swedish dubs of the Japanese animated features Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.
The young actor is also passionate about environmental issues and was recently named a “Youth Hero” by the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet for her work as the founder of the community clean-up group Untrash Sigtuna.
Taiwanese Mandarin – Mu Hsuan-ming (穆宣名)
Mu Hsuan-ming voices Omega (奧美加) in the Taiwanese Mandarin dub of The Bad Batch (星際大戰：瑕疵小隊). Hailing from Taipei, Mu has an impressive résumé, which includes Taiwanese animated features such as Mida (夢見) and Deus Ex Baryon (重甲機神) and dubs for over 50 Japanese anime series and feature films. She has lent her voice to a number of video games and is the voice of D.Va in the Taiwanese edition of the immensely popular multi-player game Overwatch.
Mu has also worked on a number of Disney projects in the past. She voiced Rapunzel in the Taiwanese dubs of Tangled and Ralph Breaks the Internet as well as Young Elsa in Frozen.
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