With roots in rock, jazz, country and gospel, Roxanne Beck is a genre-busting singer and songwriter. A native Arkansan, her career began in Nashville, where she worked as a demo singer, sang back-up on the Grand Ole Opry and was a winner of the Country Music Hall of Fame Vocalist Contest. But perceived as a rocker by Nashville's traditional music scene, Roxanne decided to move to New York City, where she continued to develop her distinctive style and also studied acting. There she wrote and produced her first CD, “Garden of Love,” and performed at venues from the Bitter End to Town Hall and Carnegie Hall. Soon her style turned towards jazz, and a move to Los Angeles led to the production of her first jazz/blues CD, "Comes Love" (2008), overseen by Grammy-nominated producer Bud Harner.
An internationally known voice actor, Roxanne's TV and film credits include multiple roles on "ILL-ustrated" (VH1), "Doug" (ABC/Nickelodeon), "Pokemon" (the WB) and many other Japanese anime productions (see IMDB.com). Known for her wide range of character voices and accents, Roxanne has voiced bratty tots, precocious teens, sweet ingenues, quirky moms, evil witches, and celebrity impersonations. Her voice-over and jingle work includes Cover Girl, Disney, Dodge, Kroger, Long John Silver's, Saatchi & Saatchi, Nintendo, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and The Documentary Channel. A trained stage and film actress with over 15 years of experience, Roxanne is a member of SAG, AFTRA and Actors Equity.
Roxanne relocated to Los Angeles in 2003 and now performs her unique blend of jazz, blues and pop throughout Southern California (check out the Music page for samples or to purchase her CDs.) "Comes Love" and "Garden of Love" are available for purchase on her Music page and also at CDBaby.com and iTunes.
Roxanne has joined the ranks of aspiring Hollywood screenwriters, and is currently working on an MFA in screenwriting at UCLA. Her feature-length animation script Caterpillarland was awarded the 2011 Oliver's Prize for Best Animated or Family Screenplay by a UCLA student.