Laura Bailey (voice actress)

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Laura Bailey
Born Laura Dawn Bailey
(1981-05-28) May 28, 1981 (age 33)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Elle Deets[note 1]
Alma mater Collin College[2]
Occupation Voice actress, voice director
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Travis Willingham (m. 2011)[3]

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 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; The Female Protagonist in Persona 3 Portable; Rise Kujikawa in the Persona 4 series; Serah Farron in the Final Fantasy XIII series; Serana in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard; and Jaina Proudmoore in World of Warcraft.[4][5]


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 Dragon Ball Z.[8] Her most notable role on Dragon Ball 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 Dragon Ball world,[1][7] and Keiko Yukimura in YuYu 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]


Live action[edit]

List of live-action performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Roberta Ep. 192: "Saturday Night"
2003 Graduation Day Marni directed by Matt Cade [14]
2003 Prison-A-Go-Go! Ginger
2006 Placebo Nancy short film by Dan Burks
2007 Mr. Brooks Flight Attendant
2007 Four Sheets to the Wind Francie
2007 Thief Ep. 103[note 2]
2007 Underbelly Birdnose Productions
2007 One Tree Hill Girl #2 Ep. 417: "It Gets Worse at Night"
2007 The Staircase Murders Margaret Peterson Lifetime TV movie [15]
2007 Ruffian Cassie TV movie
2009 From the Dark Kristin Parker directed by Chris McClellan
2010 Dusk Chelsea directed by Mitch Waters
2014 To Have and to Hold Jane Pierce directed by Ray Bengston


List of voice performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source[13]
1999-2003 Dragon Ball Z Dende, Trunks, Marron [8]
2001-03 Dragon Ball Chi-Chi, Ranfan, Sara, Akane, others [16]
2001-02 Blue Gender Marlene Angel [17]
2002-06 Yu Yu Hakusho Keiko Yukimura
2002-03 Fruits Basket Tohru Honda [8]
2003 Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom Kikyo TV special [18]
2003-04 Dragon Ball GT Princess Oto, others episodic
2004 Kiddy Grade Alv
2004-10 Case Closed Serena Sebastian
2004-06 Fullmetal Alchemist Lust
2005 Spiral Ryoko Takamichi
2005 Gunslinger Girl Henrietta [19]
2005-06 The Galaxy Railways Layla
2005-07 Kodocha Sana Kurata
2006 Diamond Daydreams Hanna Jarvinen Eps. 7-8
2006-07 Tactics Rosalie
2006-07 Negima! Evangeline A.K. McDowell, Ayaka Yukihiro also Spring and Summer OVAs
2006-07 Basilisk Oboro Iga
2006-07 Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase Hiromi Anzai
2007 SoltyRei Sylvia Ban
2007 Peach Girl Nami
2007-09 Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Xing Huo, Primera
2007-08 Suzuka Suzune Asahina
2007 Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad Hiromi Masuoka
2007-08 Glass Fleet Michel
2007-08 One Piece Conis
2008 School Rumble Tsumugi Yuuki
2008 Genesis of Aquarion Tsugumi Rosenmeier
2008-09 Naruto Anko Mitarashi, Yakumo Kurama, Toki
2008-11 Shin-Chan Shin Nohara 2008 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Award, Best Voice Actress (English)[20]
2008-09 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Nagisa Chiba, Rakshata Chawla
2008 Hellsing Ultimate Schrödinger Hellsing IV [8]
2008 Ouran High School Host Club Kanako Kasugazaki Eps. 2, 13
2008-09 Darker than Black Amber
2008-09 Gurren Lagann Leite Jokin
2008-09 Negima!? Evangeline, Ayaka
2009-10 D.Gray-man John, Elda, Chitta, Jessica episodic
2009-10 Kurokami: The Animation Kuro
2009-14 Bleach Tier Harribel, Hiyori Sarugaki, Mashiro Kuna, Yui Toyokawa
2009-10 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Nagisa Chiba
2009 Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- Henrietta
2009-13 Stitch! Tigerlily, Ted, JJ, Makiko recurring, episodic
2009 Monster Dieter
2009 El Cazador de la Bruja Rita Ep. 5
2010 Soul Eater Maka Albarn
2010-11 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Lust
2011 Dragon Ball Z Kai Vegeta (young) Ep. 45
2011 K-On! Nodoka Manabe
2011-14 Naruto: Shippûden Kushina Uzumaki, Yukimaru, Fuka, Shiho, Akane
2011-12 Kekkaishi Tokine Yukimura
2012 K-On!! Nodoka Manabe
2012 Persona 4: The Animation Rise Kujikawa [21]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source[13]
2004 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Eve De Lafeye Ep. "Simple Plan & the Invisible Madman"
2008 Transformers: Animated Additional Voices Ep. "Mission Accomplished"
2010 Barbie: Fashionistas Glam
2010 Iron Man[disambiguation needed] Dr. Chika Tanaka, Village Children, Aki
2011 Blade[disambiguation needed] Prostitute, Police Woman Eps. "Childhood Days (That Was Then, This is Now)", "Mad World (A Night for the Living, a Mourning for the Dead"
2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Firestar, Angelica Jones Eps. "Planet Hulk! (Six Against Infinity Part 5)"; "Too Many Wolverines!"
2011-14 Shelf Life The Kid, Jason
2011 X-Men[disambiguation needed] Mrs. Ichiki, Kyoko, Girls Eps. "Conflict", "Transformation", "U-Men", "The Return"
2011-13 Winx Club Tressa, Serena
2011-12 Monster High Lagoona Blue webisodes, specials
2011 Fright On! Lagoona Blue TV movie
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Vita Chun-Li TV miniseries
2013 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff [21]
2013-14 Marvel's Avengers Assemble Black Widow [21]
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Black Widow


List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2002-06 Dragon Ball Z films Dende, Trunks [21]
2004 Blue Gender: The Warrior Marlene Angel [21]
2005 Farewell to Nostradamus Julia
2005 Shinobi: Heart Under Blade Oboro (Iga)
2006 Origin: Spirits of the Past Minka
2006 A Four Course Meal Clara/Lisa/Mary
2006-10 Case Closed films Serena Sebastian [21]
2007 Naruto Shippûden: The Movie Shion/Miroku
2007 Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone Additional Voices
2007 Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations Xing Huo Direct-to-video
2008 Resident Evil: Degeneration Angela Miller
2008 Bleach: Fade to Black Homura
2009 Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind Chun-Li Direct-to-video
2009 Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Inheritors of the Will of Fire Ni/Additional Voices
2010 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Kilowatt, Computer, Girl Reporter, Instar Receptionist [21]
2011 Barbie: A Fairy Secret Uncredited for this role
2011 Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Oichi [21]
2011 K-on! movie Nodoka Manabe
2012 Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Kamille Direct-to-video [21]
2012 The Swan Princess Christmas Odette Direct-to-video [21]
2013 Monster High: Friday Night Frights Lagoona Blue
2013 LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn [21]
2013 Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid [22]
2013 Monster High: 13 Wishes Headmistress Bloodgood/Lagoona Blue
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Dawnstar Direct-to-video [21]
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trunks
2014 The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale Odette [21]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2002 BloodRayne Rayne Title role
2003 Deus Ex: Invisible War Female Alex Denton
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2003 Roadkill Love Talk #1/Additional Voices
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Kid Trunks/Gotenks [21]
2004 Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir Lust
2004 BloodRayne 2 Rayne Main role [21]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2005 Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Gemini Sunrise
2005 Spikeout: Battle Street Min Hua
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Dende
2005 Æon Flux Una, Hostess [21]
2006 Dawn of Mana Medusa/Ritzia/Additional Voices Uncredited
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Kid Trunks/Dende/Gotenks
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Gotenks
2007 Dynasty Warriors 6 Uncredited
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Kid Trunks/Kid Chi-Chi/Kid Dende
2007 One Piece: Unlimited Adventure Kuina/Pepper
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road Gotenks
2008 Dissidia: Final Fantasy Cloud of Darkness [21]
2008 Klonoa Hewpoe [21]
2008 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Jaina Proudmoore/Sif/Argent Confessr Paletress
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World Kid Trunks/Gotenks/Kid Dende
2008 Dragon Ball: Origins Chi-Chi/Ranfan
2008 Infinite Undiscovery Svala
2008 Tales of Vesperia Gauche [21]
2008 Street Fighter IV Chun-Li [21]
2008 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Rise Kujikawa [21]
2008 Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Marta Lualdi
2008 Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi-tachi Ulrika Myberg/Sasarina Schily Uncredited
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Isara Gunther [21]
2008 Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Raspberyl
2009 Final Fantasy XIII Serah Farron [21]
2009 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Dahlia Gillespie Uncredited
2009 Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Kamen Rider Siren Credited as Elle Deets
2009 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Sherry Birkin [21]
2009 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Belle Credited as Elle Deets
2009 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2009 League of Legends Akali
2009 Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Luca Trulyworth [8]
2009 Tekken 6 Christie Monteiro Uncredited
Theater Ending only
2009 Dreamkiller Alice Drake
2009 MagnaCarta 2 Claire [21]
2009 Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo Suno
2009 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Additional Voices
2009 Star Ocean: The Last Hope Reimi Saionji, Welch Vineyard [21]
2009 Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Luca Trulyworth Uncredited
2009 Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Chiyo
2010 Might & Magic Heroes VI Valeska
2010 Nier Kaine Uncredited for this role
2010 Tron: Evolution The Grid [21]
2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Echo of Jaina
2010 Body & Brain Connection Watts
2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2010 Sonic Free Riders Blaze the Cat/Omochao
2010 Sonic Colors Blaze the Cat Nintendo DS version only [21]
2010 Gods Eater Burst
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Christine, Vera Keyes, Julie Farkas [21]
2010 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Anko Mitarashi
2010 Arcania: Gothic 4 Additional Voices
2010 Medal of Honor Female News Reporter 2
2010 Quantum Theory Lainie/Elev
2010 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Oichi
2010 Blazblue: Continuum Shift Platinum
2010 Super Street Fighter IV Chun-Li [21]
2010 Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage Mamiya
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight E.V.A.
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Isara Gunther
2010 Shira Oka: Second Chances Naoko Ogawa/Suzu Inoue Credited as Elle Deets
2011 Knight's Contract Gretchen [21]
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Kira Carsen [23]
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Chun-Li
2011 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Serah Farron [21]
2011 Infinity Blade II Isa
2011 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Blaze the Cat/Omochao
2011 Saints Row: The Third Female Player [21]
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Serana
2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Andriel
2011 Resistance 3 Jean Rose, Prisoners [21]
2011 Sonic Generations Blaze the Cat/Omochao
2011 Dungeon Siege III Queen Roslyn/Leona/Additional Voices
2011 Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Firestar
2011 Hunted: The Demon's Forge E'lara
2011 Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy Cloud of Darkness
2011 The Sims Medieval Sim
2011 Catherine Catherine Title role [21]
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Chun-Li
2011 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Angela Ledore
2012 Persona 4 Arena Rise Kujikawa
2012 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Nemissa
2011 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Persephone [21]
2012 Skylanders: Giants Persephone/Ninjini
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Jaina Proudmoore
2012 Halo 4 Rivera/Additional Voices
2012 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Phoenix/Scarlet Witch/Abigail Brand
2012 Resident Evil 6 Helena Harper
2012 Dead or Alive 5 Christie Uncredited
2012 Infex Keenan
2012 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy/Wonder Woman
2012 Persona 4 Golden Rise Kujikawa
2012 Men in Black: Alien Crisis Catyana Ibrovsky / Agent C, Party Guest Isabel Ramirez, Nethera [21]
2012 Dragon's Dogma Female Pawn
2012 Kinect Star Wars NPCFemPadawan, pad4, padFem [24]
2012 Tales of Graces F Cheria Barnes [21]
2012 Mass Effect 3 Ensign Rodriquez/Dr. Eva Coré/Oriana Lawson
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Chun-Li [21]
2012 Binary Domain Faye Lee Also motion capture [21]
2012 Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Luna
2012 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Anko Mitarashi, Kurotsuchi [21]
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gwyn Amwy
2012 NeverDead Nikki Summerfield [21]
2012 Soulcalibur V Pyrrha [21]
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Serah Farron [21]
2013 Knack Charlotte [21]
2013 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Blaze the Cat
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Alice/G.C.P.D. Dispatcher
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Black Cat/Black Widow/Elektra
2013 Wipeout: Create & Crash Kate KZ/Pirate Boy/Viking Girl
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Ninjini/Persephone
2013 Infinity Blade III Isa
2013 Lost Planet 3 Mira
2013 The Wonderful 101 Alice MacGregor [21]
2013 Saints Row IV President of the USA (female) [21]
2013 Dynasty Warriors 8 Yueying Uncredited
2013 The Last of Us Additional Voices
2013 Gears of War: Judgement Alex Brand [21]
2013 BioShock Infinite Lady Comstock [21]
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Lucina
2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Kushina Uzumaki/Kurotsuchi [21]
2013 Ingress ADA (A Detection Algorithm)
2014 Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Rise Kujikawa
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Wonder Woman/Catwoman
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Black Widow
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Lucina
2014 Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Ioreth [21]
2014 Infamous: First Light Abigail 'Fetch' Walker [25][21]
2014 Infamous: Second Son Fetch [25][21]
2014 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Jaina Proudmoore, Various minions
2014 The Lego Movie Videogame Additional Voices
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Gotenks/Kid Trunks [21]
2014 The Wolf Among Us Aunty Greenleaf
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Wonder Woman   [26][27][28]

Production staff[edit]

Line Producer[edit]

Voice Director[edit]


  1. ^ Bailey is credited as Elle Deets in Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, but she has noted that she voiced the character Belle in her website credits list.
  2. ^ Bailey was credited for Thief although her scene was cut before broadcast.


  1. ^ a b "Dragon Ball Z Chat Log - Laura Bailey". Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Laura Bailey". Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Travis and Laura Wedding Photobooth at mebophoto". September 25, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Laura Bailey". Saboten Con. February 26, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Resnick, Todd (July 1, 2011). "Laura Bailey Voice Over | Resnick Interactive Group". Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
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  9. ^ a b Japan Society (April 22, 2012). Interview with Laura Bailey at 2009 New York Anime Festival (YouTube). Retrieved May 4, 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. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Colleen Clinkenbeard Special Edition". Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ 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 "Full Credits". Laura Bailey VO (official site). Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ "The Staircase Murders". Variety. April 12, 2007. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Laura Bailey". Crystal Acids. 
  17. ^ Divers, Allen (March 21, 2002). "Review - Blue Gender - DVD 1". Anime News Network. 
  18. ^ "Lupin the 3rd - Dragon of Doom". Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  19. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 423
  20. ^ "Anime Expo® 2008 Announces the 2008 SPJA Award Winners" (Press release). Anime Expo. July 9, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  21. ^ 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
  22. ^ "Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning (DVD)". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  23. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). "Star Wars: The Old Republic". Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 
  24. ^ "Kinect Star Wars Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. 2012. 
  25. ^ a b Playstation (June 10, 2014). PlayStation E3 2014 - inFAMOUS: First Light - Live Coverage (PS4) (YouTube). 
  26. ^ Wilson, Matt D. (2014-07-31). "Laughing At The Joker: Adam West & Developers Talk ‘LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’". Comics Alliance. 
  27. ^ Day, Patrick Kevin (July 27, 2014). "Comic-Con 2014: ‘Lego Batman 3′ will take players back to ’60s Batman". Hero Complex. Los Angeles Times. 
  28. ^ LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Characters (YouTube). Gamespot. July 28, 2014. 
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