Michelle Ruff

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Michelle Ruff
Born Michelle Suzanne Ruff
(1967-09-22) September 22, 1967 (age 46)
Detroit, Michigan
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Georgette Rose[1]
Sophie Roberts
Education Michigan State University[2]
Occupation Voice Actress
Years active 1998–present
Agent The Osbrink Agency
Family Georgette Rose (mother)
Website
VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com

Michelle Suzanne Ruff (born September 22, 1967) is an American voice actress. She is known for her work in anime and video games. In her early voicework career, she used her mother's name, Georgette Rose, as a pseudonym.[1] Her notable roles include Chi in Chobits, Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach, and Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. In the more recent Resident Evil games, she voices Jill Valentine.[3]

Career[edit]

Ruff grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. While she was there, she worked at a talent agency and attended a radio audition, which marked her first venture into the voiceover business.[4] In Chicago, she studied with Second City, Players Workshop and Improv Olympic.[1][5]

After moving to Los Angeles, she worked with some directors on looping and voice work for films and TV shows. In an Anime Dream interview, Ruff credits Richard Epcar, Steve Kramer and Michael Sorich for training her to dub anime.[6] In the Digimon series, she was referred by director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn to audition for Lopmon and Antylamon in the third season, and in the fourth season she landed the lead part of Zoe. Ruff said that it was her first show that made it to TV, and a show that let her "work my acting muscle".[1] She played tomboy-ish characters Miyao in Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran and Kiki Rosita in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.[6]

In 2007, Ruff received two nominations for the American Anime Awards, one for Best Actress for her work in Bleach and Lupin the 3rd, and one for Best Actress in a Comedy for Lupin the 3rd.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Animation[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Video games[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m McFeely, Chris (June 2004). "Interview with Michelle Ruff". Digipedia. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Michelle Ruff on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "REVIL | Interviews Michelle Ruff". Residentevil.com.br. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  4. ^ a b c Benjamin, Miles (2006). "Michelle Ruff Interview". Anime Omnitude. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  5. ^ a b "CELEBRITY: Michelle Ruff Jeff Zannini Celebrity Talent". Celebritytalentbooking.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Anime Dream – Interviews – Michelle Ruff". Anime Dream. 2002-11-07. Archived from the original on 2009-08-04. 
  7. ^ a b c "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. February 7, 2007. Retrieved May 5,2010.
  8. ^ Jeng, Way (September 14, 2004). "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Volume Two". Mania.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  9. ^ 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 "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  10. ^ "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be.... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:45 character credit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymWCccaNv04. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  11. ^ http://j-entonline.com/blu-ray-dvd-reviews/blu-ray-reviews/anime-blu-ray-reviews/chobits-the-complete-series-a-j-ent-anime-blu-ray-disc-review/
  12. ^ Martin, Theron (2012-06-07). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network. 
  13. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. 2014-07-05. 
  14. ^ Samurai Girl Real Bout High Schoolanime, closing credits
  15. ^ "Stitch!: Zutto Saikō no Tomodachi (TV)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  16. ^ "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  17. ^ Rodanes, Michelle (2012-03-29). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the Anime Banzai convention in Utah in 2009, Ruff mentioned how she was initially cast in the looping, but the movie used her voice part for Young Tai Lung.
  2. ^ The closing credits do not list the voice actors involved.

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