Patricia Ja Lee

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Patricia Ja Lee
Born Patricia Ja Lee
(1975-07-19) July 19, 1975 (age 39)
California, United States
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1988 - Present

Patricia Ja Lee (born July 19, 1975) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles of Cassie Chan, the Pink Ranger on the television series Power Rangers Turbo and Power Rangers in Space and as the voice and motion capture actress for Jill Valentine in numerous entries in the popular Resident Evil franchise of video games.

Career[edit]

She is the second East Asian female to portray a Power Ranger, being preceded by the late Thuy Trang.

In 2001, Patricia was cast the lead female role in the Golden Harvest action adventure Extreme Challenge. Patricia is also a voice actor, showcasing her voice in many English dubbed adaptations of Japanese anime.

She portrayed Haruhi Suzumiya in the first series of live-action promotional videos launched by Bandai Entertainment on December 22, 2006, to announce the R1 license of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Here, she is credited as Patricia Lee, although she referred to herself as Patricia Ja Lee in the first videos. Before the animated series' English cast was announced, it was speculated that she might be the voice of Haruhi as well (the role would instead be played by Wendee Lee). In July 2007, Patricia appeared at Anime Expo during the SOS Brigade concert. She has since been replaced for the second series of promotional videos by Cristina Vee.

Patricia recently appeared in an advertisement for Oscar Mayer bologna as a spelling bee judge. The commercial was shown on various channels in the U.S. in 2007.

Most recently, Lee has taken on the role of Jill Valentine. She provided the voice and motion capture work for the character in both Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, released in 2007 and Resident Evil 5, released in 2009. Almost a year after the release of Resident Evil 5, Capcom produced a Gold edition, featuring two new scenarios, both of which starred the character, Jill Valentine. Lee reprised her role in both of these scenarios, titled Lost In Nightmares and Desperate Escape.

She returned to the role of Jill again for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in 2011; however, she did not provide Jill's voice in Resident Evil: Revelations.

In 2009 she appeared at the Anime Expo alongside her former Power Rangers co-stars Selwyn Ward, Blake Foster, Roger Velasco, and Christopher Khayman Lee as a featured guest on the Power Rangers panel.

Filmography[edit]

Anime roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise Riqunni Nonderaiko Film; Credited as Melody Lee
1988 Akira Additional voices Film; Credited as Pee Jay Lee; 2001 Animaze version
1991 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory Additional voices Series
1993 Moldiver Agent Sayuri OVA; Credited as Melody Lee
El Hazard: The Magnificent World Afura Mann OVA; Credited as Melody Lee
Orguss 02 Natamura OVA; Credited as Melodee Lee
1994 Hyper Doll Mew Fumizuki OVA; Credited as Melody Lee
1995 El Hazard: The Wanderers Afura Mann Series; Credited as Melody Lee
1997 Battle Athletes Upperclassman A; Student; Commentator OVA
1998 Battle Athletes Victory Nurse, Additional Voices Series
El Hazard: The Alternative World Afura Mann Series
Serial Experiments Lain Mika Iwakura Series
Cowboy Bebop Meifa Puzi Series
2000 Gate Keepers Megumi Kurogane Series
2007 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Mizuki Okajima Series
2008 Lucky☆Star Patricia Martin Series

Other roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Creepy Crawlers Sammy Reynolds Animated Series; Credited as Melodee Lee
1997 Power Rangers Turbo Cassie Chan/Pink Turbo Ranger #2 Series
1998 Power Rangers In Space Cassie Chan/Pink Space Ranger Series
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Cassie Chan/Pink Space Ranger Series; ep. 30-31
2001 Extreme Challenge Tang Ning Film
2001 Phase Paradox Uma Remick Game; voice
2006 Hollywood Kills Barback Film
2007 Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles Jill Valentine Game; voice and motion capture
2009 Resident Evil 5 Game; voice and motion capture
2010 Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition Game; voice and motion capture for new DLC
2011 Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Game; voice
2014 Power Rangers Super Megaforce Cassie Chan/Pink Space Ranger Series; legendary battle; Credited as P J Lee

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