Birth Place: New York, USA
Also Credited as: Elisabeth Ortiz
Biography: Lisa Ortiz is an American theatre and voice actor, best known for her roles in English-language anime adaptations. She is perhaps best known for the roles of the high-elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War and Lina Inverse in the Slayers TV series. Her extensive resumé also includes the role of Amy Rose in Sonic X, and Serenity Wheeler (known as Shizuka Kawai or Shizuka Jonouchi in the English-language manga and in the original Japanese versions) in Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Bilingual in English and Spanish, Ortiz is most recognised for her dialect voices. She holds a BFA in theatre from Hofstra University.
Ortiz credits her entry into voice acting to one of her brothers, who stole her car. During the search for it, she was accompanied by an animator at anime distributor Central Park Media, who let slip that the company was looking for voice actors. Ortiz went in and auditioned, and landed the role of Deedlit in Lodoss.
Ortiz attended Otakon in 1998.