Merle Dandridge (born May 31, 1975) is an American actress and voice actress.
In The Last of Us, Merle provides the English voice and mo-cap for Marlene and later reprised the role in the musical The Last of Us: One Night Live. She is also the voice of well-known female protagonist Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2.
Over The Last of Us in game commentary, released on The Last of Us Remastered Neil Druckmann noted that they held a special callback day just so Merle could appear due to everyone feeling confident that she was the best actress for Marlene. Troy Baker too was stunned by the actress' audition, mouthing to Druckmann "Are you kidding me?", with Druckmann replying "I told you so".
- Merle Dandridge at the Internet Movie Database