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Zoe Ann Leader


July 1, 1949


Hollywood, California, U.S.


March 3, 2015 (age 66)



Zoe Ann Leader (July 1, 1949 – March 3, 2015) was a marketing communications director and voice actress best known for voicing Sarafina in The Lion King. Leader also provided additional voices in the sequel, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, though she was uncredited. According to her profile at Internet Movie Database, Zoe did not act in any other movies except The Lion King and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.



Zoe Leader was born and raised in Hollywood, California until her family moved to London in the 1960s. After graduating from San Francisco State University,[1] she served as a producer for the marketing communications companies Ogilvy & Mather and Young & Rubicam, and was appointed to serve as the Director of Communications for the Feature Animation division for the Walt Disney Company.[2] Meanwhile, she was married to Steve Leader, and lived in Los Angeles, California.[3] On March 3, 2015, Leader passed away after suffering from cancer.[2] In addition to her husband, she was survived by her daughter, mother, brother, and extended family.


  1. Zoe Leader. LinkedIn. Retrieved on October 6, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Zoe Leader Obituary. Los Angeles Times. Legacy. Retrieved on October 6, 2015.
  3. Zoe Leader - Biography. Internet Movie Database. Amazon. Retrieved on May 27, 2011.

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