Laura Dawn Bailey (born May 28, 1981) is an American actress who provides voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime films and television series as well as voice roles in cartoons 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 and Fullmetal Alchemist 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; The Female Protagonist in Street Fighter ; Rise Kujikawa in the Persona 3 Portable series; Persona 4 Serah Farron in the series; Serana in Final Fantasy XIII ; 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 . Dragon Ball Z Her most notable role on [8 ] Dragon Ball 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 Dragon Ball world, [1 ] and [7 ] Keiko Yukimura in . YuYu 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 ]
Live action [ edit ]
Animation [ edit ]
Feature films [ edit ]
Direct-to-video and television films [ edit ]
Video games [ edit ]
Production staff [ edit ]
Line Producer [ edit ]
Voice Director [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Dragon Ball Z Chat Log - Laura Bailey". Myfavoritegames.com . Retrieved May 4, 2013.
^ a b "Laura Bailey". Collintheatrecenter.com . Retrieved May 4, 2013.
^ a b "Travis and Laura Wedding Photobooth at mebophoto". September 25, 2011 . Retrieved October 3, 2011.
^ "Laura Bailey". Saboten Con. February 26, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17 . Retrieved November 27, 2013.
^ Resnick, Todd (July 1, 2011). "Laura Bailey Voice Over | Resnick Interactive Group". Resnickinteractive.com . Retrieved November 27, 2013.
^ a b Darrow, Heather (May 2011). "Laura Bailey: Superhero". Plano Profile: 36–38.
^ a b "Interview with Laura Bailey (Voice Actor) " g33ksauce". G33ksauce.wordpress.com. September 28, 2010 . Retrieved May 4, 2013.
^ a b c d e f g Ferreira, Mike (July 26, 2012). "Interview: Laura Bailey". Anime Herald. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. 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.
^ a b Japan Society (April 22, 2012). (YouTube) Interview with Laura Bailey at 2009 New York Anime Festival . Retrieved May 4, 2013.
^ 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. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02 . Retrieved May 4, 2013.
^ "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Colleen Clinkenbeard Special Edition". Mania.com . Retrieved May 4, 2013.
^ 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 "Full Credits". Laura Bailey VO (official site) . Retrieved 2014-09-16.
^ "The Staircase Murders". . April 12, 2007 Variety . Retrieved October 2, 2014.
^ "Laura Bailey". Crystal Acids.
^ Divers, Allen (March 21, 2002). "Review - Blue Gender - DVD 1". Anime News Network.
^ "Lupin the 3rd - Dragon of Doom". Amazon.com . Retrieved 2014-08-02.
^ Terrace 2008, p. 423
^ "Anime ExpoÂ® 2008 Announces the 2008 SPJA Award Winners" (Press release). Anime Expo. July 9, 2008 . Retrieved September 28, 2014.
^ 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 av aw ax ay az ba bb "Laura Bailey". Behind the Voice Actors . Retrieved 2014-09-16. - entries with check marks have been confirmed by the site with screen captures of the credits or other announcements
^ "Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning (DVD)". Anime News Network . Retrieved October 2, 2014.
^ BioWare (2011-12-20). " Star Wars: The Old Republic". Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast.
^ "Kinect Star Wars Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. 2012.
^ a b Playstation (June 10, 2014). ( PlayStation E3 2014 - inFAMOUS: First Light - Live Coverage (PS4) YouTube).
^ Wilson, Matt D. (2014-07-31). "Laughing At The Joker: Adam West & Developers Talk ‘LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’". Comics Alliance.
^ Day, Patrick Kevin (July 27, 2014). "Comic-Con 2014: ‘Lego Batman 3′ will take players back to ’60s Batman". Hero Complex. Los Angeles Times.
^ (YouTube). LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Characters . July 28, 2014. Gamespot
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