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|Born||Michelle Suzanne Ruff
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Georgette Rose
|Education||Michigan State University|
|Agent||The Osbrink Agency|
|Notable credit(s)||Ai Yori Aoshi
as Aoi Sakuraba
as Rukia Kuchiki
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. 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. In the more recent Resident Evil games, she voices Jill Valentine.
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. In Chicago, she studied with Second City, Players Workshop and Improv Olympic.
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. 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". She played tomboy-ish characters Miyao in Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran and Kiki Rosita in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.
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. 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.
- Akira – Kaori (Pioneer/Animaze dub)
- Angel Tales – Ran (Goldfish)
- Ai Yori Aoshi – Aoi Sakuraba
- Arc the Lad – Meril
- Battle B-Daman – Marilyn
- BlazBlue Alter Memory - Carl Clover
- Bleach series and movies – Rukia Kuchiki, Mahana Natsui, Tobiume (spirit), Zabimaru (snake spirit), Dark Rukia
- Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan – Chieri Ono
- Blue Dragon – Kluke
- Boys Be... – Aki Mizutani
- Brigadoon: Marin & Melan – Moe
- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card – Tomoyo Daidouji
- Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran – Miyao
- Chobits – Chi, Freya
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Euphemia li Britannia, Lelouch vi Britannia (Young), Arthur (the cat), Mutsuki Minase
- Daphne in the Brilliant Blue – Shizuka Hayama
- DearS – Miu
- DeVedasy – Naoki Matsudo
- Di Gi Charat – Rabi~en~Rose (Hikaru Usada)
- Disgaea – Etna
- .hack//Liminality – Mai Minase
- Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure – Mitsuki Sanada
- Duel Masters 2.0 – Yumama
- Durarara!! – Anri Sonohara
- Durarara!!x2 Shōu - Anri Sonohara
- Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Saber
- Fate/Zero – Aoi Tohsaka, Martha McKenzie
- Fighting Spirit – Mari Iimura
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete - Inhabitants of Midgar Edge
- Gad Guard – Aiko Mary Harmony
- Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo – Eugenie Danglars
- Gate Keepers – Kaoru Konoe
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Togusa's Wife
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society – Tachikoma, Togusa's Wife
- Great Teacher Onizuka – Urumi Kanzaki
- Girls Bravo – Miharu Sena Kanaka
- Gungrave – Maria Asagi
- Gun Sword – Carmen 99
- Gurren Lagann – Yoko Littner
- Hanaukyo Maid Team – Konoe Tsurugi
- Hand Maid May – Kasumi Tani
- Haré+Guu – Addy
- Idaten Jump – Yuki
- IGPX Microseries – Suzaku
- IGPX TV Series – Elisa Doolittle
- Jungle De Ikou – Nami
- K – Sumika Inaba
- Kamichu! – Martian
- Kannazuki no Miko – Chikane Himemiya
- Kekkaishi – Miki Hatori
- Koi Kaze – Kaname Chidori
- Kyo Kara Maoh! – Anissina von Karbelnikoff
- Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne series – Lan (credited as Sophie Roberts)
- Last Exile – Alvis E. Hamilton, Tatiana Wisla
- Le Portrait de Petit Cossette – Cossette d'Auvergne
- Leave it to Piyoko – Rabi~en~Rose (Hikaru Usada)
- A Little Snow Fairy Sugar – Saga Bergman
- Love Hina – Nyamo Namo
- Lucky ☆ Star – Tsukasa Hiiragi, Minami Iwasaki
- Lupin III Part II – Fujiko Mine (Pioneer/Geneon)
- Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo – Fujiko Mine (Pioneer/Geneon dub)
- Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine – Fujiko Mine
- Marmalade Boy – Miki Koishikawa
- MÄR – Princess Snow, Koyuki
- Mega Man Star Force – Hope Stelar
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Yuki Nagato, Miyuki Enomoto
- The Melody of Oblivion – Melody of Oblivion
- Mobile Suit Gundam F91 – Cecily Fairchild/Berah Ronah
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – Mihiro Oiwakken
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team – Kiki Rosita
- Naruto – Sasame Fuma, Orochimaru (female body), various
- Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel – Emina
- Naruto Shippuden – Matsuri, Shizuka (Ep. 235)
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds – Amaru
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Yura Keikain (credited as Sophie Roberts), Kokehime (ep. 18)
- Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety – Safety/Mrs. Adachi
- Paranoia Agent – Tsukiko Sagi
- Pilot Candidate – Kizna Towryk
- Please Teacher! – Koishi Herikawa
- Please Twins! – Koishi Herikawa
- Puppet Princess – Princess Rangiku, Miruru
- Rave Master – Elie
- Real Bout High School – Hitomi Yuuki
- Redline – Sonoshee McLaren
- Resident Evil: Degeneration – Rani Chawla
- Rumiko Takahashi Anthology – (Ep.1) Housewife 1, (Ep.2) Yukari, (Ep.8) Kobato
- Rurouni Kenshin – Sekihara Tae, Sanjo Tsubame
- Sailor Moon – Luna (Viz dub)
- Sakura Wars: The Movie – Sumire Kanzaki
- Samurai Champloo – Yatsuha
- Samurai Girls: Rise of The Elements – Aria Sayoka
- Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School – Hitomi Yuki
- Scrapped Princess – Winia Chester, Celia
- S-CRY-ed – Ayase Tarada, Keika
- Speed Racer X – Mra. Lelyveld
- Stellvia – Yayoi Fujisawa
- Stitch! – Hazuki, Mrs. Sickly, various
- Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie – Sakura Kasugano
- Street Fighter Alpha Generations – Sakura Kasugano
- Sword Art Online II – Sinon
- Trigun – Lina
- Tokko – Ryoko Ibuki
- Tsukihime, Lunar Legend – Arcueid Brunestud
- The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya – Yuki Nagato
- The Wind Rises – Additional Voices
- The Twelve Kingdoms – Risai
- Vampire Knight: Guilty – Juri Kuran, Additional Voices
- Vandread – Belvedere Coco
- Vanguard Princess (Anime)-Saki Mitonoya
- Wild Arms: Twilight Venom – Laila/Gina Angel/Goddess
- Witch Hunter Robin – Yurika Doujima
- Wolf's Rain – Leara
- WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 - Noa Izumi
- X-TV – Kotori Monou
- Zatch Bell! – Naomi, Marylou, Hyde, Sugino, Princess Marie, Nana Baba, Ivy
- Zenki – Chiaki Enno
- Zetman – Konoha Amagi (credited as Sophie Roberts)
- Epic – Additional voices
- Judge Dredd: Superfiend - Kid Sydney
- Jungle Master – Additional voices
- Kung Fu Panda – Baby and Young Tai Lung (uncredited)[note 1]
- Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters – Money Bunny
- Lego Friends - Stephanie (credited as Sophie Roberts)
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman - ADR Group
- Over the Hedge – Talking Doll, Telephone Toy
- Tale of Despereaux – Additional voices
- The Oblongs – Yvette Ann Rebee Debbie
- Tutenstein – Amisi
- Wild Animal Baby Explorers – Skip, Miss Sally
- Zentrix – Megan
- Curse of Chucky – Sweet Chucky Doll
- Good Luck Chuck – ADR Cast
- Hop – ADR Voice Actors (Fluffy the Pink Beret)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! – Spoof Segment VO's 
- Source Code – ADR Loop Group
- What the Bleep Do We Know!? – Various Featured Cells
- Zenon: The Zequel – Announcer on PA system
- Ape Escape (series) – Casi
- Asura's Wrath – Narrator
- Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland – Filly, Gisela
- Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland – Filly
- Blazblue (series) – Carl Clover
- Bleach (series) - Rukia Kuchiki
- Brave Story: New Traveler – Yuno
- Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles - Maria Renard
- Castlevania: Harmony of Despair – Shanoa
- Catherine – Katherine McBride - NAVGTR Award for Supporting Performance in a Drama, 2011
- Cy Girls – Ice
- Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls - Jataro Kemuri, Yuta Asahina
- Disgaea series – Etna, Desco, Des X, Salvatore the Magnificent
- Divina – Clarisse, Claudia
- Drakengard 3 – One
- Dragon's Dogma – Aelinore
- Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen – Aelinore
- Fire Emblem: Awakening – Female Avatar (Voice 1, Voice 3), Noire
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Additional Voices
- Galerians: Ash – Nitro
- Grandia III - Miranda
- Gods Eater Burst – Sakuya Tachibana
- Hyperdimension Neptunia – Nisa
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 – Nisa
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 – Nisa}
- Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu – Mahbu
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Additional Voices
- Luminous Arc 2 – Fatima
- Lupin III: Treasure of the Sorcerer King – Fujiko Mine
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – Crimson Viper
- Rave Master – Elie
- Resident Evil Revelations – Jill Valentine (uncredited)
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – Jill Valentine (uncredited)
- Resident Evil Outbreak - Cindy Lennox(uncredited)
- Rogue Galaxy – Norma Kissleigh
- Saints Row: The Third – Pedestrians
- SD Gundam Force: Showdown! – Sayla
- Shadow Hearts: Covenant – Alice Elliot, Ouka (credited as Georgette Rose)
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – Mayone
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 series – Yukari Takeba (uncredited)[note 2]
- Skullgirls – Eliza (DLC)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (series) – Cream the Rabbit (2010–present)
- Spectrobes – Jeena (Webisodes, Spectrobes:Origins)
- Street Fighter IV −Crimson Viper
- Super Street Fighter IV − Crimson Viper
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition − Crimson Viper
- Tales of Vesperia – Rita Mordio
- The Amazing Spider-Man – Additional Voices
- The Last Remnant – Glenys
- The Lego Movie Videogame – Additional Voices
- Trinity Universe – Etna
- Ultra Street Fighter IV − Crimson Viper
- Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury – Naomi, Hyde, Sugino
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- "Michelle Ruff on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
- "Michelle Ruff | Naka-Kon Anime Convention". Naka-kon.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
- "REVIL | Interviews Michelle Ruff". Residentevil.com.br. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
- Benjamin, Miles (2006). "Michelle Ruff Interview". Anime Omnitude. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
- "CELEBRITY: Michelle Ruff". Jeff Zannini Celebrity Talent. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
- "Anime Dream – Interviews – Michelle Ruff". Anime Dream. 2002-11-07. Archived from the original on 2009-08-04.
- "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. February 7, 2007. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "SPJA Industry Award Winners Announced at Anime Expo (Updated) – News". Anime News Network. 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
- Jeng, Way (September 14, 2004). "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Volume Two". Mania.
- Lee, Michelle (2015-03-16). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation.com. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- "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.
- Amith, Dennis. "Chobits: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review) : J!-ENT –". J-entonline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
- "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- Martin, Theron (2012-06-07). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network.
- "Samurai Girl Appears" (in English). Real Bout High School. Episode 1. Tokyopop. Event occurs at 23:45–23:50 (english credits).
- "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. 2014-07-05.
- Samurai Girl Real Bout High Schoolanime, closing credits
- "Sword Art Online II English Dub to Run on Toonami". Anime News Network. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- "Tony Bermudez on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- Patten, Fred (2005). Beck, Jerry, ed. The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781569762226.
- "First Look at Unofficial ‘Dredd’ Spinoff Web Series ‘Superfiend’". /Film. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
- "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. 2014-07-05. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- Lego Friends: Dolphin Cruise Closing Credits
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman. 2014. Closing credits, Post Production, ADR Group.
- "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
- "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.
- Rodanes, Michelle (2012-03-29). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- Square Enix. "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII". Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- Beenox. "The Amazing Spider-Man". Scene: Closing credits, 2;56 minutes in, Voice Overs, Additional Voice Over Actors.