|Born||Tia Lynn Ballard
May 11, 1986
|Education||Paris Junior College|
Tia Lynn Ballard (born May 11, 1986) is an American actress, artist, comedian, writer, and voice actress for FUNimation Entertainment. Some of her notable roles include Kusano from Sekirei, Rin Ogata in Rideback, Mizore from Rosario + Vampire, and Happy from Fairy Tail.
Ballard grew up in Paris, Texas. She was inspired to get into voice acting when she attended an anime convention and learned that Funimation was only two hours from her hometown. In college, she was a participant in the Disney College Program, after which she changed her major to theatre. She completed an associate degree from Paris Junior College with an emphasis on Theatre and Art. She pursued a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on the psychological detailing of fictional characters, and a minor in Communication studies.
Ballard's first voice acting gig was at Funimation where she worked with Monica Rial. She played Young Asim in Dragonaut: The Resonance. She later had a larger role as Rachel Calvin in Linebarrels of Iron.
- A Certain Scientific Railgun – Maaya Awatsuki
- Aquarion Evol – Sazanka Bianca
- B Gata H Kei Yamada’s First Time – Princess Anne
- Baka and Test – Miho Sato
- Bamboo Blade – Kawaguichi
- Birdy the Mighty Decode – Kanae Kitamura
- Blassreiter – Annika
- Blood-C – Hitomi
- Blood-C: The Last Dark – Hiro "Tsuki" Tsukiyama
- Casshern Sins – Hoti
- Cat Planet Cuties – Eris
- Chaos;Head – Takumi Nishijo (Child, Ep. 3)
- Chrome Shelled Regios – Saya, Zuellni
- Corpse Princess – Nozomi Kasuga
- D.Gray-man – Darna (Ep. 37), Katia (Ep. 43)
- Dance in the Vampire Bund – Nero
- Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor – Yoko Sawasaki
- Deadman Wonderland – Hibana Daida
- Dragonaut: The Resonance – Asim Jamar (Child)
- Fafner: Dead Agressor: Heaven and Earth – Miwa Hino
- Fairy Tail – Happy
- Fairy Tail the Movie: The Phoenix Priestess – Happy
- Freezing – Elizabeth Mably, Ticy Phenyl
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Xiao Mei
- Guilty Crown – Hare Menjou
- Heaven's Lost Property – Eve, Umami (Forte, Ep.7, 9)
- Hero Tales – Linlin (Ep. 4)
- Is This a Zombie? – Eucliwood Hellscythe (Fantasy voice, Ep. 2)
- Is This a Zombie? of the Dead – Eucliwood Hellscythe (Fantasy voice, Eps. 5–7)
- Kamisama Kiss – Nanami Momozono, Yukiji
- Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing – Alvis Hamilton
- The Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Lemile Knolles (Ep. 13), Telura
- Linebarrels of Iron – Rachel Calvin
- Little Busters! – Komari Kamikita
- Maken-ki! – Inaho Kushiya
- Nabari no Ou – Shigure
- Oh! Edo Rocket – O-Nui
- Ōkami-san and her Seven Companions – Ami Jizo
- One Piece – Porche
- Rideback – Rin Ogata
- Robotics;Notes – Akiho Senomiya (Child)
- Rosario + Vampire series – Mizore Shirayuki
- Sands of Destruction – Maya
- Sankrea – Rea Sanka
- Sekirei – Kusano
- Sgt. Frog – Melody Honey, Rei (Ep. 61)
- Shakugan no Shana – Kimiko Nakamura (Seasons 2–3, OVA), Marianne (Season 2, Movie), Domino (Season 3)
- Shangri-La – Tomoka Yamazaki
- Shiki – Megumi Shimizu
- Strike Witches – Amaki
- Summer Wars – Kana Jinnouchi
- Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar – Maria Nanadan
- The Tower of Druaga – Enre
- Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley – Geisha Puppets, Hent High Students, "I Love U" (vocals)
- Monster Tale – Priscilla
- "Lamar County, Texas Genealogy and Family History". Gen.1starnet.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- Bullock, Nakay (2011-05-25). "InParisTexas Interviews Tia Ballard, Anime Voice Actress". In Paris Texas.
- Funimation (2012-05-08). Cat Planet Cuties – Available on BD/DVD Combo on 5.15.12 – Cast Interview (YouTube). – interview with Tia Ballard and Brittney Karbowski
- "Tia Ballard Biography @". Animecons.com. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
- Meade, Michael (2012-02-09). "Tia Ballard – Brains, Beauty, Laughter... and Silly Voices". Anime Ate My Brain. – interview with Tia
- "Paris Junior College | Affordable Excellence". Parisjc.edu. 2006-05-13. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "Tia Ballard (Its me! Tia B.!) op Myspace". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- Doty, Terri; Tatum, J. Michael (August 21, 2010). "EP 21, “The Return of Tia Ballard”" (Podcast). That Anime Show. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "Koopasta – Hiatus!". Koopasta Comic. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- Ballard, Tia (2010-07-11). "Here are things that you will like!". squishytia.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- "COMIC JUMPER: THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SMILEY (íd.; Twisted Pixel, 2010) :: STAR-T MAGAZINE BOOKS" (in Spanish). Star-tmag.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- "TMK | WTMK: Mario Radio". Themushroomkingdom.net. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
- Ballard, Tia (2011-07-19). "Tales of a squishy blonde – July 19th, 2011". Squishytia.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05.