It feels so dramatic to say, but acting really saved my life. What inspires me now is that I might be able to help someone similarly.
Lily Lammers, a source of inspiration, confronted an anxiety disorder at 16 and turned to the world of media for solace. Today, Lily excels as a gifted voice artist for top video games and is dedicated to advocating for mental health, aiming to break down stigmas surrounding mental health and disabilities.
Meet Lily Lammers, a true inspiration! At just 16, she faced a daunting anxiety disorder. To cope, Lily immersed herself in the world of media, specifically movies, comics, and video games. Little did she know, her love for voice acting would lead to an incredible journey. “After meeting Wendee Lee, the voice behind [the popular Japanese character] ‘Haruhi Suzumiya,’ I realized my dream was within reach,” Lily shares. Today, she’s not only a gifted voice artist working on top video games but a mental health advocate on a mission. Her goal? To break down the barriers around mental health and disabilities. Read our new Member Stories spotlight and join us in celebrating Lily’s journey and her commitment to being a beacon of hope and making a positive impact on so many lives.
What is the key to finding success in the entertainment industry?
“Luck! Okay, there’s a lot more factors to it than that, but a lot of it is luck. But the real key is perseverance. We all want everything to happen overnight and to suddenly wake up rich and famous. For most of us, it’s going to be a slower process. You have to get used to waiting, you have to get used to slow periods, and above all, you have to get used to rejection.”
What inspired you to want to pursue voice acting?
“I’ve been interested in acting from a young age, and when I realized voice acting was a job you could do, I’d practice different voices. However, I didn’t think it was something I could actually achieve. Later, I found a voice coach and started getting bookings on projects like Quantum Leap and Fire Emblem Heroes. It feels so dramatic to say, but acting really saved my life. What inspires me now is that I might be able to help someone similarly. I’ve been at a place where it felt like there was no way things would ever get better. I want to tell others in that position that they’re not alone, and even getting through each day is something worth celebrating.”
How does First Entertainment benefit you as a creator of entertainment?
“First Entertainment offers many benefits, but providing loans for SAG membership is especially cool!”
How is First Entertainment different from other financial institutions you’ve banked with in the past?
“I’ve only ever banked with First Entertainment Credit Union and have always enjoyed it.”
What has your experience been like using our digital banking?
“I use digital banking all the time! It’s so fast and easy that I rarely have to visit a branch.”
First Entertainment Credit Union membership is comprised of the people in entertainment whose individual stories are as unique as they are inspiring. Our Member Stories series* highlights these extraordinary stories. Building a network of supportive partnerships contributes to your story and can make all the difference in feeling a sense of genuinely belonging. At First Entertainment, you belong here and Your Story Matters™.
Testimonials are provided as a means for members to share their experiences. Individual experiences and results may vary. Membership eligibility is required.