Mary Jessica Gibbs is an American former child actress and voice actress, who is best known for voicing Boo in the 2001 Disney/Pixar film, Monsters, Inc.. She also voiced Sha-Ron in Mulan II (2004). She is the daughter of storyboard artist Rob Gibbs and niece of composer Richard Gibbs.
Having been two years old at the time of filming for Monsters, Inc., the crew found that Gibbs was unable to sit still in the recording booth, and so they followed her around the studio with a microphone to record her dialogue.
Archive recordings of her cries and screams were re-used for toddler-age Riley Andersen in the 2015 Disney/Pixar film, Inside Out, which was also directed by Pete Docter. In the video game, Kingdom Hearts III, archive recordings of her were used again for Boo.
Gibbs returned to her acting career in 2022 in the audio-drama series Heroes of Extinction as the voice of Jessica Jenson.
Amy Allen is an American actress and film crew member who portrayed the Jedi Master Aayla Secura in Star Wars films released in 2002 and 2005. She worked behind the scenes on many different movies, including A.I. Artificial Intelligence, before she acted in Star Wars.
A production assistant with Industrial Light & Magic at the time Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones was being filmed, Allen was selected to portray Jedi Knight Aayla Secura, a humanoid of the Twi'lek species with distinctive head tails and blue skin. The character was a last-minute addition to the Episode II script; she had been created for a licensed Star Wars comic book by Dark Horse Comics and was added to the film after Lucas saw a cover illustration of the character. Allen had previously been cast as an extra in the DVD release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as a Twi'lek as well.
She reprised her role as Aayla Secura in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Her character is killed by clone troopers as part of the Jedi Purge.
Allen graduated from San Francisco State University. Prior to being cast in the Star Wars films, she was employed behind the camera on the set of several other films. She first worked for Lucasfilm during a break from filming Gangs of New York.
Allen frequently makes appearances at conventions, including C2 and C3, SDCC 2005, Celebration V (2010) and Celebration VI (2012). At Celebration II, she participated in a panel discussion of "Women Who Kick."