Laura Summer

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Laura Summer
Known for Janine Melnitz (voice)

Laura Z. Summer has an extensive background in both voice acting and television. Her earliest role was on The Facts of Life playing Emily, an Eastland School student., in the 1983 two part episode Graduation. She would appear one more time, reprising her character, in the same season's episode, Help from Home. From there, she continued to do bit parts in such shows as Night Court, She's Out of Control, and Grace Under Fire. She also had a small role in the 2001 movie, Shallow Hal.

Her first foray into voice work was playing Ghostbuster's secretary Janine Melnitz in the 1986 animated series, The Real Ghostbusters. She would continue for another two seasons, until an ABC mandated retooling of the show saw her let go in favor of the softer-voiced Kathie Soucie. From there, she continued her voice acting work, though mainly outside of animation. Within the animation industry, she was the voice for Mimi in Hello Kitty, Patamon in Digimon: Digital Monsters, and Princess Hightower in Flint: The Time Detective. Outside animation, she has done voices for Highschool Musical, The Cheetah Girls and several other television shows.