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Meet the Real Siri

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 9, 2013 at 2:29PM

This Thursday the Queen Latifah Show will introduce the world to Susan Bennett, the woman who claims to be behind Apple iPhone's original Siri. Bennett revealed herself last week in order to set the record straight after a tech news site gave another voiceover actress credit for Siri.
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Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri
Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri
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This Thursday the Queen Latifah Show will introduce the world to Susan Bennett, the woman who claims to be behind Apple iPhone's original Siri.  Bennett revealed herself last week in order to set the record straight after a tech news site gave another voiceover actress credit for Siri.

The veteran voiceover artist has been working since the 70s. Bennett says she made the original Siri recordings in July 2005, although she had no idea what they were for. Like everyone else she first heard her own voice as Siri on an iPhone 4S.

Bennett will tell Queen Latifah about making the recordings and how it feels to reveal herself to the world.

This article is related to: Apple, TV, Television, TV News


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.