Karen Dyer is an American actress of Jamaican and Irish heritage who provided the voice work as well as the motion capture performances for Sheva Alomar in Resident Evil 5. Aside from her role as Sheva, Dyer is also known for voicing Elena in Street Fighter X Tekken, Street Fighter X Tekken Vita television mini-series, and Ultra Street Fighter IV.
Until the recording of the Resident Evil 5 storyboards, Dyer had no experience with acting with firearms. In preparation for acting the part Dyer became certified and received training. Due to Sheva being a left-handed character, Dyer also had to specifically learn how to use weapons with her left hand, and learn left stances.
- Davis, H. Leigh, ed (2011). Resident Evil Archives II. Translated by Elizabeth Ellis. Indianapolis: BradyGames. ISBN 0744013216.