Laura Bailey (voice actress)
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|Born||Laura Dawn Bailey
May 28, 1981
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Elle Deets[note 1]|
|Alma mater||Collin College|
|Occupation||Voice actress, voice director|
|Spouse(s)||Travis Willingham (2011-present)|
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 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.
Bailey was inspired to go into acting after watching a making of Dawson's Creek special where they interviewed Katie Holmes. She attended the theatre program at the 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". 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 Dragon Ball Z was Kid Trunks, which she portrayed with a raspy voice. She voiced the starring character Marlene Angel in Blue Gender, which was the first project Funimation did outside of the Dragon Ball world, 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." She later voiced Lust, one of the villains in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Sana Kurata in Kodocha.
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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. She became a line producer for Shin-Chan and also voices the title character.
Bailey and anime voice actor/director Colleen Clinkenbeard were once roommates while working at Funimation. In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles. In 2011, she married fellow voice actor Travis Willingham. They currently live in Los Angeles.
|2001||Walker, Texas Ranger||Roberta||Ep. 192: "Saturday Night"|
|2003||Graduation Day||Marni||directed by Matt Cade|||
|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||One Tree Hill||Girl #2||Ep. 417: "It Gets Worse at Night"|
|2007||The Staircase Murders||Margaret Peterson||Lifetime 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|
|2004||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Eve De Lafeye||(1 episode); "Simple Plan & the Invisible Madman"|
|2008||Transformers: Animated||Additional Voices||(1 episode); "Mission Accomplished"|
|2010||Iron Man||Dr. Chika Tanaka/Village Children/Aki||Recurring role; 10 episodes|
|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!"|
|2011-14||Shelf Life||The Kid/Jason||Recurring role; 13 episodes|
|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"|
|2011||Monster High: Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love||Lagoona Blue||TV movie|
|2011||Fright On!||Lagoona Blue||TV movie|
|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|
|2012-2013||Winx Club: Beyond Believix||Serena/Princess Tressa||Recurring role; 15 episodes|
|2013||LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload||Black Widow|||
|2013-14||Marvel's Avengers Assemble||Black Widow|||
|2014||Ultimate Spider-Man||Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff||Minor role; 2 episodes|
- Blue Gender movie
- Case Closed
- Gunslinger Girl - Bailey's first large project
- 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.
- Bailey was credited for Thief although her scene was cut before broadcast.
- "Dragon Ball Z Chat Log - Laura Bailey". Myfavoritegames.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- "Laura Bailey". Collintheatrecenter.com. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- "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.
- Darrow, Heather (May 2011). "Laura Bailey: Superhero". Plano Profile: 36–38.
- "Interview with Laura Bailey (Voice Actor) " g33ksauce". G33ksauce.wordpress.com. September 28, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- 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.
- Japan Society (April 22, 2012). Interview with Laura Bailey at 2009 New York Anime Festival (YouTube). Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- 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.
- "Full Credits". Laura Bailey VO (official site). Retrieved 2014-09-16.
- "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
- "Laura Bailey". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved 2014-09-16. - check marked roles are confirmed
- 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.
- Playstation (June 10, 2014). PlayStation E3 2014 - inFAMOUS: First Light - Live Coverage (PS4) (YouTube).
- Other references
- Terrace, Vincent (2008). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2d ed.). McFarland. ISBN 9780786486410.
- Official website
- Laura Bailey on Myspace
- Laura Bailey at the Internet Movie Database
- Laura Bailey at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Laura Bailey convention appearances on AnimeCons.com