Michelle Ruff

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Michelle Ruff
Born Michelle Suzanne Ruff
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
Notable credit(s) Ai Yori Aoshi
as Aoi Sakuraba
as Rukia Kuchiki
as Chi
Gurren Lagann
as Yoko Littner
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
as Yuki Nagato
Resident Evil series
as Jill Valentine
Family Georgette Rose (mother)

Michelle Suzanne Ruff 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] Some of her notable roles include: Chi in Chobits, Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach, Aoi Sakuraba in Ai Yori Aoshi, Yoko Littner in Gurren Lagann, and Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.[3] In the more recent Resident Evil games, she voices Jill Valentine.[4]


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.[5] In Chicago, she studied with Second City, Players Workshop and Improv Olympic.[1][6]

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.[7] 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.[7]

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, but lost to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Debi Derryberry, respectively.[8] In 2009, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), who organizes the Anime Expo) gave her an SPJA Industry Award for Best Voice Actress (English) for her work as Rukia Kukichi in the Bleach movie Memories of Nobody.[9]




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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 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 f g h i j "Michelle Ruff | Naka-Kon Anime Convention". Naka-kon.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "REVIL | Interviews Michelle Ruff". Residentevil.com.br. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  5. ^ a b c Benjamin, Miles (2006). "Michelle Ruff Interview". Anime Omnitude. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  6. ^ "CELEBRITY: Michelle Ruff". Jeff Zannini Celebrity Talent. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Anime Dream – Interviews – Michelle Ruff". Anime Dream. 2002-11-07. Archived from the original on 2009-08-04. 
  8. ^ a b c "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. February 7, 2007. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  9. ^ "SPJA Industry Award Winners Announced at Anime Expo (Updated) – News". Anime News Network. 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ Lee, Michelle (2015-03-16). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation.com. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  12. ^ 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 "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ Amith, Dennis. "Chobits: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review) : J!-ENT –". J-entonline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  15. ^ "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ Martin, Theron (2012-06-07). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network. 
  17. ^ "Samurai Girl Appears" (in English). Real Bout High School. Episode 1. Tokyopop. Event occurs at 23:45–23:50 (english credits). 
  18. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. 2014-07-05. 
  19. ^ Samurai Girl Real Bout High Schoolanime, closing credits
  20. ^ "Sword Art Online II English Dub to Run on Toonami". Anime News Network. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Tony Bermudez on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  22. ^ Patten, Fred (2005). Beck, Jerry, ed. The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781569762226. 
  23. ^ "First Look at Unofficial ‘Dredd’ Spinoff Web Series ‘Superfiend’". /Film. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  24. ^ a b "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. 2014-07-05. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  25. ^ Lego Friends: Dolphin Cruise Closing Credits
  26. ^ Mr. Peabody & Sherman. 2014. Closing credits, Post Production, ADR Group. 
  27. ^ "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  28. ^ "2011 Awards". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  29. ^ "Got the green light to announce I'm in the new Danganronpa Another Episode as Jotaro Kemuri and Yuta Asahina." Michelle Ruff on Twitter. March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  30. ^ Rodanes, Michelle (2012-03-29). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  31. ^ Square Enix. "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII". Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  32. ^ Beenox. "The Amazing Spider-Man". Scene: Closing credits, 2;56 minutes in, Voice Overs, Additional Voice Over Actors. 


  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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