Tia Ballard

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Tia Ballard
Tia Ballard 5.jpg
Born Tia Lynn Ballard
(1986-05-11) May 11, 1986 (age 28)
Paris, Texas[1]
Education Paris Junior College[2]
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 2009–present[3]

Tia Lynn Ballard (born May 11, 1986) is an American actress, artist, comedian, writer, and voice actress for Funimation. Some of her notable roles include Kusano from Sekirei, Rin Ogata in Rideback, Mizore from Rosario + Vampire, and Happy from Fairy Tail.[4]


Ballard grew up in Paris, Texas.[2][5] She was inspired to get into voice acting when she attended an anime convention, seeing the panel of voice actors, 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.[5] She completed an associate degree from Paris Junior College with an emphasis on Theatre and Art.[2][6][7]

Ballard's first voice acting gig was at Funimation where she worked with Monica Rial.[5] She played Young Asim in Dragonaut: The Resonance. She later had a larger role as Rachel Calvin in Linebarrels of Iron.[2]

Outside of voice acting, Ballard has co-created a Super Mario Bros. themed online comic called Koopasta.[8][9]



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  1. ^ "Lamar County, Texas Genealogy and Family History". Gen.1starnet.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bullock, Nakay (2011-05-25). "InParisTexas Interviews Tia Ballard, Anime Voice Actress". In Paris Texas. 
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Tia Ballard Biography @". Animecons.com. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Meade, Michael (2012-02-09). "Tia Ballard – Brains, Beauty, Laughter... and Silly Voices". Anime Ate My Brain.  – interview with Tia
  6. ^ "Paris Junior College | Affordable Excellence". Parisjc.edu. 2006-05-13. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  7. ^ "Tia Ballard (Its me! Tia B.!) op Myspace". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  8. ^ "Koopasta – Hiatus!". Koopasta Comic. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  9. ^ Ballard, Tia (2010-07-11). "Here are things that you will like!". squishytia.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  10. ^ "D-Frag! English Dub Casts Whitney Rodgers, Tia Ballard". Anime News Network. January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ Rojas, Justin (2011-08-11). "Funimation Entertainment Announces Entire English Language Cast of Fairy Tail". Funimation Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  12. ^ Meade, Michael (September 10, 2012). "Anime Reviews - Freezing (Dub Version)". Anime Ate My Brain Magazine. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  13. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 6, 2015). "Hyperdimension Neptunia Cast and Release Date". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  14. ^ Rojas, Justin (November 12, 2010). "Cast Announcements from Anime USA". Funimation Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2013-09-30. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  15. ^ Meade, Michael (September 17, 2012). "Anime Reviews - Shangri-La (Dub Version)". Anime Ate My Brain Magazine. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Funimation Announces World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "COMIC JUMPER: THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SMILEY (íd.; Twisted Pixel, 2010) :: STAR-T MAGAZINE BOOKS" (in Spanish). Star-tmag.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 

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