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Alésia Toyoko Glidewell (born December 8, 1978[1]) is an American video game actress, voice actress, model, and director who served as the base for Chell's face and body.[2]


Glidewell also served as the base for the original model of Left 4 Dead's Zoey, but she was replaced by Sonja Kinski when the characters' designs were changed (she is therefore not credited, although a picture of the model can be seen on her website). In the past, she performed the motion capture animations of another video game character, Alma Wade, for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.[2] She also has voiced several video game characters in Sly 2: Band of Thieves, Star Fox: Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[1]

Glidewell is of Brazilian and Japanese descent (her father is Brazilian American and her mother is Japanese). She speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, is an animal lover,[1] and a science fiction fan.[1] She is also the owner of a small film production company, Snagbuddy Films.[2][3] In 2008 she relocated from Seattle to Los Angeles where she currently resides.[2]


Alesia Chell reference shot

Reference shot of Alésia as Chell, with orange jumpsuit and ASHPD placeholder.

Video game

Motion capture actress

Voice actress







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