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
Alma mater Collin College[2]
Occupation Voice actress, actress, ADR director, line producer
Years active 2000–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; The Female Protagonist in Persona 3 Portable; 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.[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]


Film (Animated & Anime)
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler Dende
1994 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming Trunks
1994 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly Trunks
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Trunks/Gotenks
1995 Lupin III: Die, Nostradamus Julia
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Trunks
1996 YuYu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho II Keiko Ukimura
1997 Detective Conan: The Time Bombed Skyscraper Serena Sebastian
1998 Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target Serena Sebastian
1999 Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century Serena Sebastian
2000 Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes Serena Sebastian
2001 Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven Serena Sebastian
2002 Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street Serena Sebastian
2002 Blue Gender: The Warrior Marlene Angel Also the English voice director
2005 Shinobi: Heart Under Blade Oboro (Iga)
2005 School Rumble Tsumugi Yuuki Direct-to-video
Short film
2006 I"s Pure Izumi Isozaki Direct-to-video
2006 Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection Lust Direct-to-video
2006 Gin-iro no kami no Agito Minka
2006 A Four Course Meal Clara/Lisa/Mary
2006 Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Haru Ayaka Yukihiro/Evangeline A.K. McDowell Short video
2006 Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Natsu Ayaka Yukihiro/Evangeline A.K. McDowell Short video
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 Gekijô ban Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no na o yobu 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 Voice/Instar Receptionist
2010 Darker than Black Amber Main role
2011 Barbie: A Fairy Secret Uncredited for this role
2011 Gekijouban Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Oichi
2011 K-On! Nadoka Manabe Uncredited for this role
2012 Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Kamille Direct-to-video
2012 Gekijô-ban Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid
2013 Monster High: Friday Night Frights Lagoona Blue
2013 LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Poison Ivy/Harley Quinn/Wonder Woman
2013 Monster High: 13 Wishes Headmistress Bloodgood/Lagoona Blue
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Dawnstar Direct-to-video
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trunks Voice role
Year Title Role Notes
2013 RED 2 n/a ADR cast
2010 Dusk Chelsea
2009 From the Dark Kristin Parker
2008 Alamo Gold Adel
2008 Lust Jane Short film
2007 Underbelly Sara Hotchkiss
2007 Mr. Brooks Flight Attendant
2007 Four Sheets to the Wind Francie
2007 The Staircase Murders Margaret Peterson Lifetime TV movie[13]
2006 Remembering Fisher T. Price Direct-to-video
Short film
2006 Placebo Nancy short movie
2003 Prison-A-Go-Go! Ginger
2003 Graduation Day Marni
Television (Animated & Anime)
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff minor role; 2 episodes
2013-2014 Marvel's Avengers Assemble Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff main role (17 episodes)
2011-2014 Shelf Life The Kid/Jason recurring role; 13 episodes
2013 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Black Widow TV movie
2012-2013 Winx Club: Beyond Believix Serena/Princess Tressa recurring role; 15 episodes
2012 Monster High: Ghouls Rule Headmistress Bloodgood/Lagoona Blue TV movie
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Vita Chun-Li TV miniseries
2012 Monster High: Escape from Skull Shores Lagoona Blue TV movie
2011 Monster High: Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love Lagoona Blue TV movie
2011 Fright On! Lagoona Blue TV movie
2008-2011 Hellsing Ultimate Warrant Officer Schrödinger
2011 Blade Prostitute/Police Woman (2 episodes); "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 (2 episodes); "Planet Hulk! (Six Against Infinity Part 5)"; "Too Many Wolverines !"
2011 Persona 4: The Animation Rise Kujikawa
2011 X-Men Mrs. Ichiki/Kyoko/Girls (4 episodes); "Conflict", "Transformation", "U-Men", "The Return"
2011 Winx Club: Enchantix Tressa (2 episodes); "The Sirenix Song", "Aisha's Choice"
2010 Barbie: Fashionistas Glam
2010 Iron Man Dr. Chika Tanaka/Village Children/Aki recurring role; 10 episodes
2009-2010 K-On! Nodoka Manabe main role; 29 episodes
2010 Dragon Ball Z Kai Little Brother/Young Vegeta (2 uncredited episodes); "Attack the Elusive Cell! Son Goku is Finally Revived", "It's a 20-Fold Kaio-ken! A Kamehameha with Everything on the Line"
2006-2010 Bleach Tier Harribel/Hiyori Sarugaki/Mashiro Kuna main role; 29 episodes
2007-2014 Naruto: Shippûden Yukimaru/Fûka/Shiho/Akane/Kushina Uzumaki 246+ main role; 27 episodes
2008-2010 Stitch! Taka/Vegetable Vendor/J.J./Ted/Waitress/Chickie recurring role; 9 episodes
2009 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Lust recurring role; 11 episodes
2009 Kurokami: The Animation Kuro/Mayu's Mother main role; 23 episodes
2008-2009 Soul Eater Maka Albarn main role; 51 episodes
2006-2008 Shin Chan Shin-Chan Nohara main role; 52 episodes
2008 Transformers: Animated Additional Voices (1 episode); "Mission Accomplished"
2008 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Nagisa Chiba recurring role
2008 Gansuringâ Gâru: Iru Teatorîno Henrietta (3 episodes); "Evanescence & Reminiscence", "Angelica's Return", "Futari No Kyôri Kyodai"
2008 Tactics Rosalie
2006-2007 D.Gray-man John/Elda/Jessica/Chitta recurring role; 7 episodes
2007 El Cazador de la Bruja Rita (1 episode); "Kiru Onna"
2007 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Nagisa Chiba / Rakshata Chawla recurring roles
2007 Gurren Lagann Leite Jokin
2006 Kekkaishi Tokine Yukimura recurring role; 7 episodes
2005-2006 Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa Xing Huo/Premera recurring role; 10 episodes
2006 Naruto Yakumo Kurama/Anko Mitarashi/Toki recurring role; 13 episodes
2006 Ouran High School Host Club Kanako (2 episodes); "Fushigi No Kuni No Haruhi", "Kôkôsei Host No Oshigoto"
2006 SoltyRei Silvia (1 episode); "Sure Chigau Kimochi De, Omoi Au Kokoro De"
2005 Suzuka Suzune (3 episodes); "Sôshitsu", "Gokai", "Koi Gataki"
2004-2005 Monster Dieter recurring role; 15 episodes
2005 Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô Oboro Iga recurring role; 24 episodes
2005 Sousei no Aquarion Tsugumi Rosenmeier main role; 11 episodes
2005 Negima! Evangeline A.K. McDowell recurring role; 6 episodes
2005 Peach Girl Nami/Additional Voices
2004 Rozen Maiden Souseiseki main role; 12 episodes
2003-2004 One Piece Conis main role; 26 episodes
2004 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Eve De Lafeye (1 episode); "Simple Plan & the Invisible Madman"
2004 Gunslinger Girl Henrietta main role
2003-2004 Fullmetal Alchemist Lust/Additional Voices recurring role; 9 episodes
2004 Kita e. ~Diamond Dust Drops~ Hanna Jarvinen main role
2003-2004 The Galaxy Railways Layla/Shula/Additional Voices main role; 17 episodes
2002-2003 Dragon Ball Chi-Chi/Ranfan/Fanfan main role; 13 episodes
1997-2003 Dragon Ball Z Trunks/Marron/Dende main role; 91 episodes
2002 Kiddy Grade Alv
2002 Spiral: Bond of Inference Ryoko Takamachi
2001 Fruits Basket Tohru Honda main role; 26 episodes; also singer of "Chiisana Inori (Small Prayer)" in "The Strangest Day" episode.
1999-2000 Blue Gender Marlene Angel main role; 26 episodes
1996-1998 Detective Conan Serena Sebastian main role; 20 episodes
1996-1997 Dragon Ball GT Princess Oto/Female Caretaker/Young Chi-Chi (5 episodes); "Until We Meet Again...", "The Seven-Star Dragon", "The Six-Star Dragon", "Collapse from Within", "The Game After Life"
1996-1997 Kodocha Sana Kurata main role; 51 episodes
1992-1995 Poltergeist Report: Yuu Yuu Hakusho Keiko Yukimura main role; 112 episodes
1990-1992 Dragon Ball Z Dende main role; 31 episodes
1987 Dragon Ball Akane (1 episode); "Pursued to the Penguin Village"
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Ruffian Cassie TV movie
2007 One Tree Hill Girl #2 (1 episode); "It Gets Worse at Night"
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Roberta (1 episode); "Saturday Night"
1994 Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom Kikyo TV movie
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
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 Attached to this video game
2014 2014 Infamous: First Light Abigail 'Fetch' Walker [14]
2014 Infamous: Second Son Fetch [14]
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
2014 The Wolf Among Us Aunty Greenleaf
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Serah Farron
2013 Knack Charlotte
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/Additional Wonderful Ones
2013 Saints Row IV The President of The United States of America
2013 Dynasty Warriors 8 Yueying Uncredited
2013 The Last of Us Additional Voices
2013 BioShock Infinite Lady Comstock
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Lucina
2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Kurosuchi/Kushina Uzumaki/Mabui
2013 Ingress ADA (A Detection Algorithm)
2012 Persona 4 Arena Rise Kujikawa
2012 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Nemissa
2012 Skylanders: Giants Persephone/Ninjini
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/Nethera/Party Guest Isabel
2012 Dragon's Dogma Female Pawn
2012 Kinect Star Wars Additional Voices
2012 Tales of Graces F Cheria Barnes
2012 Mass Effect 3 Ensign Rodriquez/Dr. Eva Coré/Oriana Lawson
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Chun-Li
2012 Binary Domain Faye Lee Also the motion capture performer for Faye Lee
2012 Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Luna
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gwyn Amwy
2012 NeverDead Nikki Summerfield
2012 Soulcalibur V Pyrrha/Cynical
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Kira Carsen/Thana Vesh/Additional Voices
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Chun-Li
2011 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Serah Farron
2011 Infinity Blade II Isa
2011 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Blaze the Cat/Omochao
2011 Saints Row: The Third Female 1
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Serana
2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Andriel
2011 Resistance 3 Jean Rose
2011 Sonic Generations Omochao/Blaze the Cat
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 Main role
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Chun-Li
2011 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Angela Ledore
2010 Might & Magic Heroes VI Valeska
2010 Nier Kaine Uncredited for this role
2010 Tron: Evolution Generic Female/The Grid
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
2010 Gods Eater Burst
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Julie Farkas/Lieutenant Carrie Boyd/Doctor Usanagi
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/Eliza
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
2009 Final Fantasy XIII Serah Farron
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
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 Tekken 6 Christie Monteiro Uncredited
Theater Ending only
2009 Dreamkiller Alice Drake
2009 MagnaCarta 2 Claire
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 Uncredited
2009 Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Luca Trulyworth Uncredited
2009 Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Chiyo
2008 Dissidia: Final Fantasy Cloud of Darkness
2008 Klonoa Hewpoe
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
2008 Street Fighter IV Chun-Li
2008 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Rise Kujikawa Uncredited
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
2008 Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Raspberyl
2007 Dynasty Warriors 6 Uncredited
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Kid Trunks/Kid Chi-Chi/Kid Dende
2007 Aru Toneriko 2: Sekai Ni Hibiku Shoujotachi No Metafarika Luca
2007 One Piece: Unlimited Adventure Kuina/Pepper
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road Gotenks
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
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 #1
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2004 Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir Lust
2004 BloodRayne 2 Rayne Main 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
2002 BloodRayne Rayne Main role

Production staff[edit]

Line Producer[edit]

Voice Director[edit]



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  14. ^ a b Playstation (June 10, 2014). PlayStation E3 2014 (YouTube).  Text " inFAMOUS: First Light " ignored (help); Text " Live Coverage (PS4 " ignored (help)

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