Frances is a native of Virginia Beach, and the desire to use her voice has always held a place in her heart and mind. When given the opportunity to introduce a speaker, recite a poem, or simply read aloud, she was always complimented on her voice. When she took courses in Public Speaking and Oral Communication, she found it fascinating the way one communicates completely. She was assigned to do a project on a form of communicating and came across a website about voiceover, and her immediate thought, “I Want to Pursue Voiceover”. The night she presented her paper the Professor leaned over and pretended she was turning a knob and said, “You sound like you should be on radio/television.” It was from that moment on that she began her journey to pursue voiceover. Frances has been studying acting with the well known Keith Flippen of Professional Media Artists and of The Actors’ Place, Inc., since 2004; additionally, she studied under the former owner of The Actors' Place Inc., Sylvia Harman.
She has been blessed to work on independent and student films, theater, television, industrials, and voiceover projects. Her most recent voiceover credit was for the Attucks Theatre, and her recent television credit is her recurring role as Detective Helen Weaver on “Precinct 757”. Other projects include the stage credit at the Generic Theater, Lady in Green in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, and the film credit at Regent University, Secrets for Strangers, which was shown at the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival. Frances has received many accolades in regards to her performances, as to how well she captures the audience and tells the story, to being very natural and believable on film.
Frances wants to use her voice in every facet, to bring life to every word she speaks whether it is in front of the camera or behind the mic, “Thy Will Be Done”.
Name: Frances Owens
Lives in: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Occupation: Actor and Voice Artist