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This article is about Lapis' voice actress. You may be looking for Jennifer Pelphrey.

Jennifer Paz-Fedorov is a Filipina-American actress and producer, who voices Lapis Lazuli, "Mean" Lapis, "Nice" Lapis,  and half of Malachite in Steven Universe, Steven Universe: The Movie and Steven Universe Future. She's also known for her roles in Can't Hardly Wait, Santa with Muscles, and Project A.

Career

Paz made her professional stage debut in the 1st National Miss Saigon US Tour. She made her international stage debut in The Fantasticks as Luisa, with Singapore Repertory Theater.

Later, she appeared on Broadway (Les Misérables, in the 10th-anniversary cast), as a soloist during the "Do You Hear The People Sing" concert tour, and took over the role of Mei-Li in David Henry Hwang's Flower Drum Song, for the production's celebrated 5-week extension.[1]

Personal Life

Jennifer is of Filipino descent. The youngest of four children, Paz moved with her family at the age of 5 from the Philippines to Seattle, where her mother's brother was living at the time. After completing her freshman year at the University of Washington in Seattle, Paz - then at the age of 21 - played the alternate of the lead role in the 1st National Miss Saigon US Tour. She is currently engaged with singer/actor/songwriter Anthony Fedorov, who is an American Idol finalist and RENT off-Broadway. They welcomed her first child, Julian Paz Fedorov, on April 1, 2013, at 6:08 CDT.[2]

Awards

Since this professional debut, Paz has received multi-award nominations and wins including a 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Lead Actress. She is also a three-time LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominee, a Carbonnell Award Winner (Florida), a Helen Hayes Award Nominee (Washington D.C.), a San Diego Critics Circle nominee, and a 2011 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Nominee for best lead actress.

In 2014 at Behind the Voice Actor Awards, she was nominated and won Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Comedy/Musical as Lapis Lazuli.

Trivia

  • She originally auditioned for Amethyst but turned down the role before the role was given to Michaela Dietz.[3][4]
  • Jennifer is one of the Filipina-American voice actresses to voice a Gem, the others are Shelby Rabara, Deedee Magno Hall, and Charlyne Yi who has Filipino parentage.
  • During NYCC 2016, she described her favorite moment in the series was the introduction of Lapis, specifically the first moment with the smack-down of the water hand in "Mirror Gem".[5]
  • Jennifer, Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), and Shelby Rabara (Peridot) had a live episode viewing of "Gem Harvest", as well as a Q&A afterward! [6] During the live episode viewing, the four admitted that they are friends outside of the show and especially look forward to seeing Jennifer because she doesn't have that many lines to record.
  • During the year, Paz had collabed with the famous Viner Thomas Sanders, together with her castmates, Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, and Deedee Magno Hall.

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Voice Actors
Lamar AbramsChris Jai AlexDee Bradley BakerKimberly BrooksZach CallisonMichaela DietzSusan EganEstelleKate FlanneryReagan Gomez-PrestonJoel HodgsonIan Jones-QuarteyErica LuttrellDeedee Magno-HallMary Elizabeth McGlynnBilly MerrittKate MicucciMatthew MoyToks OlagundoyeJennifer PazBrian PosehnShelby RabaraGrace RolekTom ScharplingAtticus ShafferZachary SteelCharlyne Yi
Guest Voices
Uzo AdubaRita Rani AhujaTahani AndersonChristine BaranskiEric BauzaEric Bell Jr.Ashly BurchJackie BuscarinoJemaine ClementMason CookEugene CorderoGodfrey DanchimahColton DunnChristine EbersoleMelissa FahnKathleen FisherBraden FitzgeraldCrispin FreemanNika FuttermanLarissa GallagherBrian GeorgeLisa HanniganJohnny HawkesMarieve HeringtonMartha HigaredaMiriam HymanAlastair JamesJoan JettAlexia KhadimeAndrew KishinoMike KrolTed LeoNancy LinariPatti LuPoneNatasha LyonneAimee MannMichelle MarykAJ MichalkaNicki MinajJinkx Monsoon • Indya MooreAparna NancherlaEnuka OkumaOlivia OlsonChristine PediDella SabaAmy SedarisShoniqua ShandaiSinbadSarah StilesCristina VeeKari WahlgrenFrank WelkerDave WillisJon Wurster
Storyboarders
Artists: Lamar AbramsMiki BrewsterDanny CraggHilary FloridoWarren FokDrew GreenEtienne GuignardTom HerpichColin HowardHellen JoJoe JohnstonIan Jones-QuarteyAmish KumarChristine LiuJeff LiuKatie MitroffRaven MoliseeKat MorrisMaya PetersenChristopher PiankaRebecca SugarPaul VillecoJesse Zuke

Revisionists: Danny CraggAmish KumarLeiana NituraMaya PetersenNicole RodriguezAleth RomanillosJesse Zuke

Show Staff
Producers: Jackie BuscarinoCurtis LelashJennifer PelphreyAlonso Ramirez RamosRobert SorcherRebecca Sugar

Directors: Liz ArtinianKi-Yong BaePatrick BrysonRicky CometaKevin DartNick DeMayoRobert IngramYong Seop JeongJoe JohnstonIan Jones-QuarteySue Hong KimJasmin LaiByung Ki LeeDongsoo LeeJae Bok LeeSeon-Jae LeeCurtis LelashElle MichalkaKat MorrisKent OsborneHye Sung ParkJin-Hee ParkRebecca SugarHeeman YangYoung-Wha YoonSeong Wook Yun
Music Staff: Jeff BallMichael EvansTravis KindredEmily KingKristin NaigusJack PendarvisEdwin RhodesStemageAivi & Surasshu
Character/Prop Design: Danny CraggBecky DreistadtColin HowardDanny HynesAleth RomanillosAngie Wang
Background Artists: Alison AbitbolJane BakSam BosmaPatrick BrysonRicky CometaEfrain FariasCharles HiltonLeonard HungMelissa KingMichelle KwonJasmin LaiElle MichalkaKatie MitroffAlex MyungMary NashJulian De PerioLaura PriceSteven SugarKat TsaiHans TsengEmily WalusAmanda Winterstein
Colorists: Becky DreistadtEfrain FariasAshley FisherTiffany FordLeigh LunaElle MichalkaHans Tseng

Other: Matt BurnettTom HerpichBen Levin
Guest Artists
Aaron AustinTakafumi HoriAdam MutoPendleton WardMatt BralyMadeline QueripelLuke Weber
Comic Staff
Rii AbregoFrans BoukasGeorge CaltsoudasQueenie ChanKali CiesemierWhitney CogarJillian CrabMatt CummingsRebekka DunlapBecky DreistadtColeman EngleKaty FarinaJosceline FentonAndrea FernandezMike FiorentinoPaulina GanucheauMelanie GillmanJoey GrangerGrace KraftWhitney LeopardStu LivingstonRaven MoliseeMiracle MosleyMissy PeñaTalya PerperMad RupertJeremy SoreseAyme SotuyoJenn St-OngeRebecca SugarRian SyghSara TalmadgeKat TsaiBridget UnderwoodShannon WattersHelen Yoon
Movie Staff
Chance the RapperJames FauntleroyGallantTed LeoAlonso Ramirez RamosJulian "Zorsy" SanchezStemageMacie Stewart
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