Profile

Elley Ray Hennessey



An award-winning "BON VIVANT," this theatrical alchemist; Awakens, Inspires and Delights ALL who witness her unique form of "MAGIC !" ELLEY has traversed the stages, film sets, television and radio studios for over 40 years, delighting audiences worldwide. Her talent and compassion to share it are "unparalleled." Elley has performed in over 300 theatrical productions, with hundreds of on-camera series and movies to her credit and voiced literally thousands of commercial campaigns, animated series, animated movies and games. Currently, three shows Elley voices have been nominated for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards - The Cat in the Hat Halloween Special, where she sings with Martin Short; The Wide World of Wandering Wenda by Margaret Atwood, where she plays the yodeling Yolanda Yukihosen, and Shuyan Saga, an interactive game where she played 30 characters. Her TV Series, Carter Files, shot last year will be airing soon with Amaze Films, as well as the upcoming animated feature film, Tabaluga and a mini series shot in Russia called Insomnia. Currently, Elley voices delightful characters on My Little Pony, The Becky and Bagel Show, Corn & Peg, Hotel Transylvania, Cyberchase and Arthur, with some surprises coming up (including a new Cartoon Network show - NDA). She also narrates the TV Series, Guilty Rich. Elley juries the EMMY AWARDS for Best Animated Series and Best Voice. Upcoming projects include a new Netflix Series shooting in Toronto (NDA) as well as working on a new play called Haon of the Sticks. She is doing final edits on her second book of inspirations called Fly With Eagles by Salt River Publishing (the first called Butterfly Kisses on Amazon) and is writing a new animated series property (NDA). Elley teaches internationally with upcoming conventions in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Ohio, Manchester, Germany, Russia, Toronto, Vancouver and London, to name a few. She delights in teaching at the University of Windsor where she received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her contributions to the Arts and Humanities. The dressing rooms at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre were named after her for her years of support on the Board, as well as sitting on numerous arts org boards, giving back to her community. There is nothing this powerhouse can't do and nothing she wouldn't give to the world of storytelling. If you want to know what true transformation looks like, experience Elley Ray and see "inspired creativity" at its best because she gives it to audiences worldwide in the hopes of uplifting humanity.