Ellie is voiced by American actress Ashley Johnson in The Last of Us video game series. She is the voice actress for Ellie in all three of The Last of Us games:

  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • The Last of Us: Part II

While working on the game as Ellie, Johnson significantly influenced the character’s direction. She convinced show creator Neil Druckmann to give Ellie more independence and success in combat.

Johnson is a renowned actress, with most of her work coming in the form of voice acting for various shows and video games. Ashley Johnson played Ellie’s mother in The Last of Us TV series; you can learn more about her here.

Ashley Johnson as Anna Williams in The Last of Us Season 1

How Old Was Ashley Johnson When She Voiced Ellie in The Last of Us?

Despite the fact that Ellie is a 14-year-old girl in The Last of Us, Ashley Johnson was 29 years old when she started playing the character.

She was 36 years old when she returned to voice the renowned video game character in 2020 for the sequel, voicing Ellie, who was now a 19-year-old girl.

Johnson has always been a talented voice actor who can morph her voice to fit various age groups. Before beginning her role as Ellie, she was the voice for Ben 10’s paternal first cousin Gwen Tennyson.

Over the span of years, Gwen was aged between 10-16, while Johnson was in her mid 20’s. This showcases a fantastic age range of voices the actor can perform.

Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker working on The Last of Us motion capture

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