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
Notable credit(s) Bleach
as Rukia Kuchiki
as Chi
as Zoe Orimoto
Lupin III
as Fujiko Mine
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
as Yuki Nagato
Gurren Lagann
as Yoko Littner
Family Georgette Rose (mother)

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]


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]


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Movie dubbing[edit]

Video game roles[edit]

Other roles[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 http://www.residentevil.com.br/entrevistas/michelleruff/english/
  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 http://celebritytalentbooking.com/celebrity/michelle-ruff/
  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. ^ 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
  8. ^ 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 "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  9. ^ Martin, Theron (2012-06-07). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network. 
  10. ^ "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  11. ^ Rodanes, Michelle (2012-03-29). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  12. ^ "Time Hollow Release Information for DS". GameFAQs. February 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  13. ^ "Yggdra Union Release Information for PSP". GameFAQs. February 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 


  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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