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Fri, Feb 16, 2018 6:17 AM

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Voice

Who is the voice of your new ad?

"Your Thing Ad"

February 12, 2018 Ad

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5 y مضت

Sometimes the voice sounds like Serena Williams too.

Teacher

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I think it is Leslie Jones from SNL!

 

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5 y مضت

Me too... that's who I thought it was.

Teacher

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5 y مضت

Other folks seem to disagree and think it is Lena Waithe.
She posted some kind of emoji on Twitter but never confirmed either way.

Tutor

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5 y مضت

Thanks imanim22!! I knew it was her-thanks for posting the IG pic!  (are you a Master of None fan? I am-she's great in the show if you haven't watched yet 😉

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LOVE Master of None.  She wrote "Thanksgiving" based on her own experience.  While she was hesitant to share her story, she ultimately won an Emmy for it.  Smiley Happy

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5 y مضت

 I'm pretty sure that's Cocoa Brown

 

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I thought it was Laila Ali as well but it does also sound like Kim Whitley but could she keep from laughing long enough, love ya Kim.

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5 y مضت

Why do I think it’s Queen Latifah

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@Imanim22 wrote:

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It's NOT Laila Ali.

It's NOT Serena Williams

It's NOT Kym Whitley

It's NOT Leslie Jones or Cocoa Brown

It's NOT even D.J. Pierce, aka Shangela Laquifa Wadley

 

It's Lena Waithe!

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Queen Latifah!s voice is very distinctive and that is definitely not her. Apparently, Lena Waithe commented on Twitter that she has been having larynx issues with all of her recent voice-over work. She also had a screen shot of the AT&T logo for ‘Your Thing’ captured. Seems that she is implicitly suggesting that she is the actor.

Teacher

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I just confirmed that and thought this had been clearly denoted last week!
Thanks in advance.

Employee

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4 y مضت

I’m going with Lena. I’ve watched the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master Of None about a billion times. Sounds exactly like her. 

davidbk

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 FWIW, I came across this, earlier today on https://www.mediavillage.com/article/stuart-elliott-oscar-ads-offer-a-glimpse-at-the-shape-of-advertising/print/ - about commercials on the Super Bowl and Oscars:

 

There also were numerous commercials with diverse casting, narrators or announcers, such as a funny spot for McDonald's $1/$2/$3 menu with Chrissy Teigen; a teaser for the final season of House of Cards with Robin Wright as President of the United States; an upbeat commercial for AARP with a spiel delivered in rap-poetry style; product-centric "More for your thing" commercials for AT&T, narrated by Lena Waithe, the African-American actress and screenwriter ...

 

Good looking out, @Imanim22!

 

Thanks,

Dave

 

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I think it's Kim Whitley.


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