Each of our exoneree’s stories is introduced by a well known voice. Below is a little more information on each of the voice over artists involved.
Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons won the Academy Award® for Best Actor for his performance as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune. He is also a Golden Globe® Award, Primetime Emmy® Award, Tony Award®, and SAG Award® winner. The British Irons has an extraordinary legacy of film, television and theatre performances including: The French Lieutenant’s Woman, in which he starred opposite Meryl Streep; The Mission; and David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers. Irons starred in Damage and M. Butterfly before he made pop culture history as the voice of the evil lion Scar in Disney’s classic The Lion King. Irons showed his grasp of the action genre starring opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard: With A Vengeance, and also starred as Humbert Humbert in Adrian Lyne’s Lolita.
ElanorDanny Glover is a distinguished actor of the stage and screen, known for his work in both Hollywood blockbusters and serious dramatic films. Towering and quietly forceful, Glover lends gravity and complexity to the diverse characters he has portrayed throughout his lengthy career. He made his film debut in Escape from Alcatraz. In the early ’80s, Glover made his name portraying characters ranging from the sympathetic in Places in the Heart to the menacing in Witness and The Color Purple. He reached box-office-gold status with the three Lethal Weapon flicks produced between 1987 and 1992, playing the conservative, family-man partner of “loose cannon” L.A. cop Mel Gibson. Glover has been a dedicate activist on a multitude of issues from capital punishment to Haiti and opposition to the Iraq War.
ElanorThroughout her extraordinary career, Lily Tomlin has received numerous awards, including: six Emmys; a Tony for her one woman Broadway show, Appearing Nitely; a second Tony for Best Actress, two Peabody Awards–the first for the ABC television special, Edith Ann’s Christmas: Just Say Noël, and the second for narrating and executive producing the HBO film, The Celluloid Closet. In 003, she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She recently won acclaim playing President Bartlett’s assistant, Debbie Fiderer in the hit NBC series, The West Wing –a role for which she received a 2003 Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
ElanorChali 2na has done it all. From his days growing up on the hardscrabble streets of Chicago’s south side, to his subsequent explosion onto Los Angeles’ burgeoning hip-hop scene as MC for seminal hip-hop group Jurassic 5. With his unmistakable, beloved baritone, Chali has firmly established himself as one of the most distinctive, charismatic personalities not just in hip-hop, but music in general. As well as working with Jurassic 5, Chali helped form the salsa funk band Ozomatli and has collaborated with such varied artists as Roots Manuva, Dave Matthews and Linkin Park.
ElanorBorn in 1974, Damien Echols grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. At the age of eighteen, he was wrongfully convicted of murder, along with Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley, Jr., thereafter known as The West Memphis Three. Echols received a death sentence and spent almost eighteen years on death row until he, Baldwin, and Misskelley were released in 2011. The WM3 have been the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO, and West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. Echols is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Life After Death (2012), and a self-published memoir, Almost Home (2005).
ElanorLewis Black has managed to mix comedy and politics in to a range of different outlets during his career as a stand-up, actor and author. Lewis has taped four specials for the Comedy Central Presents series, co-created Last Laugh with Lewis Black, presided over Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil, and became famous for Back in Black on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His popular appearances on Comedy Central helped to win him Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001. His stand up albums have gained him  5 Grammy nominations and two wins. As a playwright Lewis has penned over 40 plays, many of which have been produced around the country. He’s filmed two specials for HBO, Black On Broadway and Red, White and Screwed. The latter was nominated for an Emmy in 2007.