Lori Alan (born July 18, 1966 in Potomac, Maryland), sometimes credited as Lori Allen, is an American actress, voice actress, and stand-up comic. Alan provided the English voice of The Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the latter of which included the Basilisk AI weapon in both Main Ops and Extra Ops DLC. On May 11, 2014, when asked on her Twitter account regarding whether The Boss would appear in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, in at least a flashback form, Alan responded, "Maaaaaaybe so?!?:-)))" Ultimately, she provided the voice of The Boss AI. She also "voiced" the character Rosemary in the Metal Gear Raiden: Snake Eraser video from Secret Theater via reused voice clips from The Boss, due to The Boss being voiced by the same voice actress as Rosemary in the Japanese version.
Outside the Metal Gear series, Alan is best known for providing the voice of Diane Simmons in the FOX show Family Guy, Felina Feral on SWAT KATS: The Radical Squadron, various characters on the Nickelodeon show Hey Arnold!, and Pearl Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants. She also made an appearance in an episode of Friends in the show's ninth season, and voiced Bonnie's mother in Toy Story 3. She is also the narrator of various TV commercials.
Metal Gear works
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) – The Boss AI
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010) — The Boss AI / The Boss, Basilisk Human Voice DLC
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (2005) — The Boss / Rosemary
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) — The Boss