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3rd September 2020 • She Will Not Be Silenced with Keisha Shields • Keisha Shields
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Today I have the pleasure of speaking with my crazy and amazing friend, Grey Delisle Griffin. If you’ve never heard of Grey then you may recognize her voice from your favorite childhood TV shows or even your kid’s TV shows. Grey has starred and appeared as a voice actor in many shows all the way from Clifford the Big Red Dog, to Scooby Doo, Avatar the Last Airbender, Wonder Woman, Fairly Odd-Parents, and so many more. Today we’re getting to know the woman behind the voice. 

Let’s dive right into Grey’s story and learn how being convinced of greatness helped her push through the negativity and how that has affected the rest of her life. 

[00:01 - 07:53] Opening Segment

  • I introduce and welcome my friend, Grey Delisle, to the show
  • Met three years ago at an event 
  • Grey talks a bit about herself
  • Voice actress on well-known TV shows
  • Examples of her characters 
  • Single mom of three kids 
  • Musician 
  • Getting into the comedy world 
  • Other things Grey is involved in

[07:54 - 19:46] Convinced of Greatness

  • Grey talks about how she finds time to do extra things with everything on her plate
  • Not a lot of television or series 
  • Involving the kids in things 
  • We talk about some of the shows she was involved in 
  • Grey talks about how she got into TV
  • Put on voices as a kid and recorded them as little shows
  • Working on voices even in school 
  • Stunt screamer 
  • Grey talks about her conviction to break through 
  • Growing up with unshakeable confidence 
  • The voice of Grandma overpowered the voice of the negative 
  • Grey shares how she uses the encouragement she received as a child with her own children 
  • Building a foundation early so they can stand against the waves of life later
  • Grey shares a story about her kids raising money 

[19:47 - 27:58] Mindful of Privilege 

  • Grey talks about raising her kids mindful of their privilege 
  • Instilling the value of making things instead of just buying presents and toys 
  • Working together to build things for less fortunate 
  • Seeing expensive items as potential houses for those in need
  • Grey got into voice acting via stand-up
  • A lot of people think they’re better than they are 

[27:59 - 33:20] Being Comfortable Calling Things Out

  • Grey talks about how she became so comfortable with herself 
  • Loving the job and the people 
  • Calling out the BS 
  • Calling out offenses by coming from a place of love
  • Sometimes you need to give the benefit of the doubt first 
  • Unfriending the people you constantly find yourself having to educate 

[33:21 - 44:33] Closing Segment

  • Is your pay comparable to men in the same workforce?
  • Yes, we get the exact same 
  • Standard part of the industry because of Union 
  • Almost always the only woman in the room 
  • Most of the parts are written for men 
  • Have you had to speak up for yourself?
  • Grey shares how she’s opened her eyes to the small ways 
  • What you say has ramifications for how you’re treated 
  • Men are just now experiencing a room that’s not filled only with men
  • How do you help navigate the dynamic of being cool with the guys and having another woman come to the table
  • Acting like it’s a new person at the family dinner 
  • Final words of wisdom
  • Use humor and go to the person first before going higher
  • Closing 

Tweetable Quotes:

"I went to LA and every person I met was like, ‘you’re never gonna do this, you’re not great.’ but my grandma had so brainwashed me into thinking I was great that it just rolled right off…” - Grey Delisle Griffin

“Every time something good happens for you, lift someone else up.” - Grey Delisle Griffin

“Use humor; if you have a problem with someone go to them first, and if they still can’t handle it then go to the higher-ups. As neighbors, as anyone, we always want to be addressed first” - Grey Delisle Griffin


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…is a Grammy - winning singer/ songwriter who is known as the most prolific voice actress in American animation history, having performed over 1500 cartoon voices since 1996. Grey is also a comedian who launched her first stand-up comedy special, “My First Comedy Special” which has received rave reviews.

Grey’s most iconic roles include “Vicky” from “The Fairly Odd Parents,” ‘Samantha “Sam” Manson’ from “Danny Phantom,” ‘Mandy’ from “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,” ‘Frankie Foster,” ‘Dutchess’ and ‘Goo’ from “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” ‘Yumi Yoshimura’ from “Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi,” ‘Azula’ from “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” ‘Kimiko Tohomiko’ from “Xiaolin Showsown,” as well as ‘Lola,’ ‘Lana’ and ‘Lily Loud’ from the “Loud House” and ‘Prince Puppycorn’ from “Unikitty!.” She’s also been the voice of ‘Daphne Blake’ in “Scooby-Doo” cartoons since 2000.

Her film roles include ‘Grandma Sanchez’ in “The Book of Life,” ‘Arcee’ in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Bumblebee” and ‘Setsu Oiwa’ in Studio Ghibli’s final film, “When Marnie Was There.”

Grey is a single mom to her 3 kids and she’s basically kicking ass.

You can connect with Grey on Instagram, Twitter. Visit her website

If you’d like to continue the conversation check out the Find Your Voice Course or visit You will now be able to see videos if you check out the Keisha Shields YouTube Channel where I will begin putting up more content for you to see. 

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