Deedee Magno Hall

Deedee Magno Hall
Hall at Florida Supercon in 2016
Born (1975-04-02) April 2, 1975
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Occupations
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1988–present
Spouse Cliffton Hall ​(m. 2003)​
Children2

Deedee Magno Hall (born April 2, 1975) is an American actress. She is best known for her work in the pop group The Party, and as the voice of Pearl in the animated series Steven Universe and its epilogue series Steven Universe Future.

Early life

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Magno Hall is the child of a United States Navy sailor and a nurse, both Filipino-American immigrants. Her father is originally from Baguio, and her mother was raised in Manila. Magno Hall grew up in San Diego, California, and Orlando, Florida.

Career

Magno Hall began acting at a young age, lending her voice to the Disney show The All New Mickey Mouse Club (first recorded in 1988) from 1988-1991, and occasionally in 1992. She also appears as Jasmine on the Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular soundtrack. She is credited as one of the students in the 1993 film Sister Act 2 and voiced Princess Dinner Guest in an episode of Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.

After The Party, Magno went on to perform in musical theatre, most notable was her role of Kim in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon, a role she later reprised on the national tour. She later played the role of Nessarose on the first national tour of Wicked, from December 12, 2006 until November 16, 2008. She reprised the role in the San Francisco sit-down production at the Orpheum Theatre. Performances began January 27, 2009 with an opening night of February 6, 2009. She played her final performance on September 5, 2010, when the production closed. She joined the ensemble for the US tour of If/Then in October 2015, listed as "Cathy and others" and was the understudy for Elizabeth and Kate. Hall starred in the East West Players production of Next to Normal as Diana Goodman from May 12 to June 18, 2017.

Magno Hall came to wider attention for providing the voice of the character of Pearl on the Cartoon Network program Steven Universe from 2013 to 2019, and the follow-up series Steven Universe Future from 2019 to 2020. She also voiced Pink Pearl, Holopearl, and other characters in both series. Magno Hall provided both the spoken and singing voice for the character, in these two series, Steven Universe: The Movie, video games such as Steven Universe: Attack the Light, Steven Universe: Save the Light, Steven Universe: The Phantom Fable, and Steven Universe: Unleash the Light, and other animated shorts. She also voiced Snuggs in the animated series Doc McStuffins, from 2016 to 2017, and three characters (Dorris, Dominel, and Pyllis) in the video game Epic Seven.

In 2021, Magno Hall voiced multiple characters, specifically Emissary, Vina, and Newscaster, in Trese and two characters in Dogs in Space, Penelope and Elder Shrubdub. She also voiced the character of Rory in Craig of the Creek, two characters in We Baby Bears (Snowball and Fairy #2), Lola Belen in an episode of Firebuds, and Queenie Santos in the video game We Are OFK In 2023, she voiced Miss Deer Teacher in the Disney animated series Kiff.

Personal life

Magno Hall is married to Cliffton Hall, who has starred opposite her in both Miss Saigon and Wicked national tours, and as Fiyero in the San Francisco production of Wicked. He also played the role of Dan Goodman alongside her in East West Player's production of Next to Normal. Most recently, they played opposite each other as Donna Sheridan and Sam Carmichael in a Guam production of "Mamma Mia!". They have two sons named Kaeden and Brycen.

Filmography

Live-action

Film
Year Title Role Notes Source
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Classroom Kid
2002 Face Kelly
2013 Riff Rockit Hanna Hat (voice) Direct-to-video
2022 And One Melissa Alvarez
Television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1989–1993 The All New Mickey Mouse Club Herself
1993 Blossom Herself
1998 Dellaventura Lin Chang Episode: "Made in America"
Rear Window Popoff Nurse TV movie
2000 Third Watch Lori Tan Episode: "Alone in a Crowd"
2016 Sanders Shorts Pearl Episode: "Life with the Crystal Gems is Tough"
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Wife #3 Episode: "Fatwa!"
Thomas Sanders Herself Episode: "Warrior Girl"
2018 Ching Chong Blues Dana Episode: "Rickshaw to Hollywood"
Thomas Sanders & Friends Herself Episode: "Storytime Madlibs: You All Ruined a Bunch of Fairy Tales"
2019 Goliath Ms. Kwok Episode: "Fer-De-Lance"
2020 Grey's Anatomy Katrina Scott Episode: "Put on a Happy Face"
2021 9-1-1 Surgeon Episode: "Suspicion"

Voice roles

Film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2019 Steven Universe: The Movie Pearl, Blue Pearl & Yellow Pearl (voice) TV movie
Television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Princess Dinner Guest (voice) Episode: "The Princess and the Pea"
2013–2019 Steven Universe Pearl, Yellow Pearl, Blue Pearl, Ticket Girl, Hotdog Person, Pear, Holopearl, Hopper, Phone, Cluster, Obsidian, Pink Pearl Thing (voice) Main role
2016–2017 Doc McStuffins Snuggs (voice) 5 episodes
2018–2019 Steven Universe and the Dove Self-Esteem Project Pearl
2019–2020 Steven Universe Future Pearl, Holopearl, Shell, Volleyball (Pink Pearl), Mega Pearl, Brandish, Aubergine Pearl (voice) Main role
2020 The Crystal Gems Say Be Anti-Racist Pearl (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Trese Emissary, Vina, Newscaster (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Dogs in Space Penelope, Elder Shrubdub (voice) 4 episodes
2022 Craig of the Creek Rory (voice) 2 episodes
2022 We Baby Bears Snowball, Fairy #2 (voice) 2 episodes
2022 Firebuds Lola Belen (voice) 1 episodes
2023–Present Kiff Miss Deer Teacher (voice)
Video games
Year Title Role Source
2014 Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal Pearl
2015 Steven Universe: Attack the Light Pearl
2017 Steven Universe: Save the Light Pearl
2018 Fallout 76 Gloria Chance - Steel Dawn DLC
2018 Epic Seven Dominiel, Pyllis, Doris
2019 Steven Universe: Unleash the Light Pearl
2020 Fallout 76: Steel Dawn Gloria Chance
2022 We Are OFK Queenie Santos

Theatre

Year Title Role Source
1995–2000 Miss Saigon Broadway, 2nd US National Tour Kim
2003–2016 Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular Princess Jasmine
2006–2008 Wicked Emerald City Tour Nessarose
2009–2010 Wicked San Francisco Production Nessarose
2017 Next to Normal Diana Goodman
2019 Mamma Mia! Donna Sheridan

Awards and nominations

Year Title Category Role Result
2014 BTVA Voice Acting Award Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Pearl (Steven Universe) Nominated
2015 Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Grace Rolek, Tom Scharpling, Jennifer Paz, Susan Egan, Matthew Moy and Kate Micucci
Steven Universe Won
Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Pearl (Steven Universe) Won
Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical (People's Choice) Won
2016 Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Kate Micucci, Matthew Moy, Shelby Rabara, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Charlyne Yi and Erica Luttrell
Steven Universe Nominated
Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series (People's Choice)
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Kate Micucci, Matthew Moy, Shelby Rabara, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Charlyne Yi and Erica Luttrell
Won
2017 Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Shelby Rabara, Tom Scharpling, Jennifer Paz, Grace Rolek, Kimberly Brooks, Charlyne Yi, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Kate Micucci, AJ Michalka, Colton Dunn, and Matthew Moy
Nominated

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