Laura Dawn Bailey (born May 28, 1981) is an American actress, voice actress, ADR director, and line producer. She has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime films, television series, and video games. Her notable roles in anime include Kid Trunks in , Dragon Ball Z Tohru Honda in , Fruits Basket Lust in , Fullmetal Alchemist Maka Albarn in and Soul Eater Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara in , the last of which she also served as the line producer. In video games, she provides the voice of Crayon Shin-Chan Rayne in the series; Bloodrayne Chun Li in the newer titles of the series; Street Fighter Serah Farron in and Final Fantasy XIII ; Serana in Final Fantasy XIII-2 ; and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard Jaina Proudmoore in . World of Warcraft [4 ] [5 ]
Biography [ edit ]
Bailey was inspired to go into acting after watching a making of
special where they interviewed Dawson's Creek Katie Holmes. [6 ] She attended the theatre program at the [7 ] Collin County Community College (Quad C) in Plano, Texas. where she participated in productions of "suburbia", "Through a Glass Onion", and "Don’t Rock the Jukebox". [6 ] [2 ] Kent Williams, who spotted her at one of the plays, invited her to audition for Funimation, who had been working on . Dragonball Z Her most notable role on [8 ] Dragonball Z was Kid Trunks, which she portrayed with a raspy voice. [8 ] She voiced the starring character [9 ] Marlene Angel in , which was the first project Funimation did outside of the Blue Gender Dragonball world, [1 ] and [7 ] Keiko Yukimura in . Yu Yu Hakusho
Bailey was cast for the starring role of
Tohru Honda in the anime . Bailey said that Tohru's character has helped her be more positive: "I was so inspired by her character by her, joy, and outlook on life that, you know, you wanna emulate that." Fruits Basket She later voiced [8 ] Lust, one of the villains in , and Fullmetal Alchemist Sana Kurata in Kodocha [10 ]
This section requires expansion with: add major roles chronological Glass Fleet, Soul Eater, Naruto, major video games. (May 2013)
Bailey had been working with Funimation for about four years before she started ADR directing. She worked on
Blue Gender: The Warrior and some episodes of Case Closed. Her first major ADR Directing project was , in which she also voices Henrietta. She also co-directed parts of Gunslinger Girl Kodocha. She became a line producer for [10 ] and also voices the title character. Shin-Chan
Personal life [ edit ]
Bailey and anime voice actor/director
Colleen Clinkenbeard were once roommates while working at Funimation. In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles. [11 ] In 2011, she married fellow voice actor [9 ] Travis Willingham. They currently live in Los Angeles. [3 ] [12 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Anime roles [ edit ]
– Bleach Tier Harribel, Mashiro Kuna, Yui Toyokawa, Hiyori Sarugaki (Eps. 206+), Homura
Sabato Mihashigo Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan –
– Claymore Jean
– Darker than Black Amber
- Beastmon, Shakomon Digimon Fusion Dragonball Z - Oceanus Shenron (GT)
– Rita El Cazador de la Bruja
Nodoka Manabe K-On! –
– Monster Dieter
– Kurotsuchi, Fuka, Yūkimaru Naruto Shippuden One Piece - Isoka
– Ouran High School Host Club Kanako Kasugazaki (Ep. 2)
– Persona 4: The Animation Rise Kujikawa, Yuta (Ep. 13)
– Tsumugi Yuuki School Rumble
– Sgt. Frog Asami (Ep. 16)
– Speed Grapher Miharu Shirumaku
– Tigerlily Stitch!
– Suzuka Suzune Asahina
– Tiger & Bunny Dragon Kid, Mary Rose, Christina Lyle (Blue Rose's Mother), Tony (Ep. 2, movie)
series – Vampire Knight Maria Kurenai
Non-Anime roles [ edit ]
Live-Action roles [ edit ]
Selected Video game roles [ edit ]
– Natalie Ape Escape (series)
- Lionela Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland
- Barbara Gordon Batman: Arkham Origins
– Lady Comstock/The Siren BioShock Infinite
, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger , & BlazBlue: Continuum Shift – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Platinum the Trinity
– BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Rachel Alucard
– Bleach: Soul Resurrección Tier Halibel
Solange Blanchefleur de Lux Code of Princess' –
– Dead or Alive 5 Christie
- EGO Defiance
– Disgaea: Infinite Raspberyl (uncredited) [note 1 ]
– Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Raspberyl (uncredited) [note 1 ]
& Dissidia Final Fantasy – Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Cloud of Darkness
– Carrie Boyd, Christine Royce, Doctor Usanagi, Julie Farkas, Female Courier, Vera Keyes Fallout New Vegas
– Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Belle (as Elle Deets)
– Lucina/"Marth" Fire Emblem: Awakening
– Alicia Valera Gears Of War 3
– Alex Brand Gears Of War: Judgment
– Abigail Walker inFAMOUS: Second Son
– Isa Infinity Blade 3
- ADA (A Detection Algorithm), voice of AI machine Ingress
– Huepow/Hewpoe Klonoa
– Female Boston Civilian The Last of Us
– Akali League of Legends
– Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy
– Lego Marvel Super Heroes Black Widow
- Magna Carta 2 Claire Setilan
– Ulrika Mulberry (uncredited), Sasalina Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy
– NIER Kainé
– Helena Harper Resident Evil 6
– Sherry Birkin Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
- Dolce Rune Factory 4
- Gemini Sunrise Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
– Oichi Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
- Nozomi Shin Megami Tensei IV
- Nemissa Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
- Amane Kuzuryu (uncredited) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable – Female Protagonist (uncredited) [note 2 ]
– Dahlia Gillespie/Dahlia Mason (uncredited) Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Silent Hill 2 HD – Angela Orosco (uncredited)
Silent Hill 3 HD – Claudia Wolf (uncredited)
& Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure – Persephone Skylanders: Giants
– Soulcalibur V Pyrrha Alexandra
– Female Protagonist (uncredited) Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament
Kori's and Derek's Daughter (Uncredited) Time Hollow -
Production staff [ edit ]
Line Producer [ edit ]
Voice Director [ edit ]
^ a b c d The in-game closing credits list only the Japanese voice actors.
^ a b The closing credits do not list the voice actors involved.
^ Isara Gunther is a hidden playable character
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e "Dragonball Z Chat Log - Laura Bailey". Myfavoritegames.com . Retrieved 2013-05-04.
^ a b "Laura Bailey". Collintheatrecenter.com . Retrieved 2013-05-04.
^ a b "Travis and Laura Wedding Photobooth at mebophoto". September 25, 2011 . Retrieved October 3, 2011.
^ a b "Laura Bailey". Saboten Con. 2013-02-26 . Retrieved 2013-11-27.
^ a b Resnick, Todd (2011-07-01). "Laura Bailey Voice Over | Resnick Interactive Group". Resnickinteractive.com . Retrieved 2013-11-27.
^ a b Darrow, Heather (May 2011). "Laura Bailey: Superhero". Plano Profile: 36–38.
^ a b c d "Interview with Laura Bailey (Voice Actor) " g33ksauce". G33ksauce.wordpress.com. 2010-09-28 . Retrieved 2013-05-04.
^ a b c d e f g h i Ferreira, Mike (2012-07-26). "Interview: Laura Bailey". Anime Herald . Retrieved 2013-05-04. original article Ferreira, Mike (2009-05-23 (interview) 2009-05-31 (post)). "Informal and Intriguing - An Interview with Laura Bailey". Anime Dream.
^ a b c Japan Society (2012-04-22). (YouTube) Interview with Laura Bailey at 2009 New York Anime Festival . Retrieved 2013-05-04.
^ a b c d e f g Anderson, Matthew; Costello, Stephanie (2005-06-15). "Exclusive Interview with Laura Bailey & Colleen Clinkenbeard at DVD Vision Japan". DVJ 2.0. DVD Vision Japan . Retrieved 2013-05-04.
^ "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Colleen Clinkenbeard Special Edition". Mania.com . Retrieved 2013-05-04.
^ a b c Owen, Phil (June 7, 2013). "Voice Actor Laura Bailey Interview: Notoriety Can Hurt an Actor's Career". Game Front.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au "Laura Bailey's Voicework". Lizardbee.com (Laura Bailey Official Website). Archived from the original on 2009-02-25.
^ "Voice Actor Luci Christian (interview)". OtakuReview.net. 2006-03-27. Archived from the original on 2012-05-06.
^ "NYCC: Coulson Lives In Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." (Updated with Photos)". Comic Book Resources. October 13, 2012 . Retrieved 2012-10-17.
^ a b c "Animation". Lizardbee.com (Laura Bailey official website) . Retrieved 2012-04-08.
^ Levy, Emanuel (2007). "Four Sheets to the Wind". Emanuel Levy . Retrieved 2011-11-09.
^ "Ruffian (2007) - Overview". TCM.com . Retrieved 2013-11-27.
^ "The Staircase Murders". Radio Times . Retrieved 2013-11-27.
^ "Images, Trailer for 'From the Dark'". esplatter.com. August 26, 2008 . Retrieved 2011-11-09.
^ a b c d e "Laura Bailey News". lizardbee.com . Retrieved 2012-03-20.
^ Rodanes, Michelle (March 15, 2012). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 2". Japanator.com.
^ Wilcox, David (2013-08-25). "Game Review: 'Saints Row IV' is crazy, stupid, superpowered fun". Longview, WA: The Daily News . Retrieved 2013-09-17.
^ "Official website of Laura Bailey – Video Games". Official website . Retrieved 2012-07-30.
^ "Laura Bailey News". Official website . Retrieved 2011-12-26.
^ "Laura Bailey Voice". Facebook.com. June 26, 2012 . Retrieved 2012-09-12. "Did anybody get Dawnguard for Skyrim today?? I play Serana, a new companion with a bit of a bite."
^ "Immersion into . Tron: Evolution Video Game Grid to Be Guided by Tron: Legacy Film Talent" . October 21, 2010. BusinessWire
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