Laura Bailey (voice actress)

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Laura Bailey
Born Laura Dawn Bailey
(1981-05-28) May 28, 1981 (age 32)
Mississippi[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Collin College[2]
Occupation Voice actress, actress, ADR director, line producer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Travis Willingham (2011-present)[3]

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 include Maka Albarn in Soul Eater, Kid Trunks in Dragon Ball Z, Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket, Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist and Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara in Crayon Shin-Chan, the last of which she also served as the line producer. In video games, she provides the voice of Rayne in the Bloodrayne series; Chun Li in the newer titles of the Street Fighter series; Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 and Persona 4: Arena; Lucina in Fire Emblem: Awakening; Serah Farron in Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2; Serana in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard; and Jaina Proudmoore in World of Warcraft. She also voices Auntie Greenleaf in telltale games' "The Wolf Among Us".[4][5]

Biography[edit]

Bailey was inspired to go into acting after watching a making of Dawson's Creek special where they interviewed Katie Holmes.[6][7] She attended the theatre program at the Collin County Community College (Quad C) in Plano, Texas.[6] where she participated in productions of "suburbia", "Through a Glass Onion", and "Don’t Rock the Jukebox".[2] Kent Williams, who spotted her at one of the plays, invited her to audition for Funimation, who had been working on Dragonball Z.[8] Her most notable role on Dragonball Z was Kid Trunks,[8] which she portrayed with a raspy voice.[9] She voiced the starring character Marlene Angel in Blue Gender, which was the first project Funimation did outside of the Dragonball world,[1][7] and Keiko Yukimura in Yu Yu Hakusho.

Bailey was cast for the starring role of Tohru Honda in the anime Fruits Basket. 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."[8] She later voiced Lust, one of the villains in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Sana Kurata in Kodocha[10]

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 Gunslinger Girl, in which she also voices Henrietta. She also co-directed parts of Kodocha.[10] She became a line producer for Shin-Chan and also voices the title character.

Personal life[edit]

Bailey and anime voice actor/director Colleen Clinkenbeard were once roommates while working at Funimation.[11] In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles.[9] In 2011, she married fellow voice actor Travis Willingham.[3] They currently live in Los Angeles.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Anime roles[edit]

Non-Anime roles[edit]

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Live-Action roles[edit]

Selected Video game roles[edit]


Production staff[edit]

Line Producer[edit]

Voice Director[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The in-game closing credits list only the Japanese voice actors.
  2. ^ a b The closing credits do not list the voice actors involved.
  3. ^ Isara Gunther is a hidden playable character

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Dragonball Z Chat Log - Laura Bailey". Myfavoritegames.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Laura Bailey". Collintheatrecenter.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Travis and Laura Wedding Photobooth at mebophoto". September 25, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Laura Bailey". Saboten Con. February 26, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Resnick, Todd (July 1, 2011). "Laura Bailey Voice Over | Resnick Interactive Group". Resnickinteractive.com. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Darrow, Heather (May 2011). "Laura Bailey: Superhero". Plano Profile: 36–38. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Interview with Laura Bailey (Voice Actor) " g33ksauce". G33ksauce.wordpress.com. September 28, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ferreira, Mike (July 26, 2012). "Interview: Laura Bailey". Anime Herald. Retrieved May 4, 2013.  original article Ferreira, Mike (May 23, 2009 (interview)). "Informal And Intriguing: An Interview With Laura Bailey". Anime Dream (published May 31, 2009). Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c Japan Society (April 22, 2012). Interview with Laura Bailey at 2009 New York Anime Festival (YouTube). Retrieved May 04, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Anderson, Matthew; Costello, Stephanie (June 15, 2005). "Exclusive Interview with Laura Bailey & Colleen Clinkenbeard at DVD Vision Japan". DVJ 2.0. DVD Vision Japan. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Colleen Clinkenbeard Special Edition". Mania.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c Owen, Phil (June 7, 2013). "Voice Actor Laura Bailey Interview: Notoriety Can Hurt an Actor's Career". Game Front. 
  13. ^ 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 February 25, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Voice Actor Luci Christian (interview)". OtakuReview.net. March 27, 2006. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ "NYCC: Coulson Lives In Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." (Updated with Photos)". Comic Book Resources. October 13, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b c "Animation". Lizardbee.com (Laura Bailey official website). Retrieved April 8, 2012. [dead link]
  17. ^ Levy, Emanuel (2007). "Four Sheets to the Wind". Emanuel Levy. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Ruffian (2007) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  19. ^ "The Staircase Murders". Radio Times. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Images, Trailer for 'From the Dark'". esplatter.com. August 26, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  21. ^ a b c d e "Laura Bailey News". lizardbee.com. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  22. ^ Rodanes, Michelle (March 15, 2012). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 2". Japanator.com. 
  23. ^ http://www.thegamingliberty.com/2011/07/catherine-speaks-an-interview-with-laura-bailey-travis-willingham/
  24. ^ "Infinite Crisis - Behind the Voice - Laura Bailey as Mecha Wonder Woman". YouTube. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  25. ^ Wilcox, David (August 25, 2013). "Game Review: 'Saints Row IV' is crazy, stupid, superpowered fun". Longview, WA: The Daily News. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Official website of Laura Bailey – Video Games". Official website. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Laura Bailey News". Official website. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Laura Bailey Voice". Facebook.com. June 26, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012. "Did anybody get Dawnguard for Skyrim today?? I play Serana, a new companion with a bit of a bite." 
  29. ^ "Immersion into Tron: Evolution Video Game Grid to Be Guided by Tron: Legacy Film Talent". BusinessWire. October 21, 2010. 

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