Ashly Burch

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Ashly Burch
Ashly Burch.jpg
Burch in 2013
EducationOccidental College
  • Voice actress
  • writer
Years active2007–present
Notable work
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? Edit this at Wikidata

Ashly Burch is an American voice actress[1][2][3] and writer.[4][5] She is known for her roles as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, Tiny Tina in the Borderlands series,[6] Miss Pauling in Team Fortress 2, Dark Willow in Dota 2, the web series Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?, Chloe Price in Life Is Strange, Mayuri Shiina from Steins;Gate, Sasha Braus from Attack on Titan, Ray and Desiree from Fortnite: Save the World, Viper from Valorant, Parvati Holcomb from The Outer Worlds, Enid from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Molly from The Ghost and Molly McGee, and Ash Graven from Final Space.

Burch was a writer on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time,[7][8] and her work in Life Is Strange and Horizon Zero Dawn won her the 2015 and 2017 Golden Joystick Awards for Best Performance.[9][10] She was also the host of Geek & Sundry's Unplugged series.[11] Since 2020 she has portrayed Rachel on the Apple TV series Mythic Quest, in which she also serves as a writer.

Early life[edit]

Burch grew up in Phoenix, Arizona,[12] and has an older brother named Anthony.[13] Her mother is an immigrant from Thailand.[13][14] She credits her career path as a voice actress to playing Metal Gear Solid at age 12. Upon seeing voice actor David Hayter's name alongside that of the main characters, she looked him up and realized that there were actual people who voiced the characters, as she realized that was what she wanted to do as a career.[15] She graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2012.[16]


After starting Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?, Burch got her first voice acting role when her brother, Anthony Burch, was hired as a writer for Borderlands 2 and he suggested she try out for Tiny Tina.[15] For Life Is Strange, she was cast in the role of Chloe Price, after having also auditioned for the roles of Max Caulfield, Victoria Chase and Kate Marsh.[17] In 2020, it was announced that she had signed on to write for the animated show, The Legend of Vox Machina.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Burch dated Must Come Down co-star David Fetzer until his death by accidental overdose in 2012.[19] She discussed this event as well as her own personal mental health issues during her appearance on Paul Gilmartin's The Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast[20] and on Brian W. Foster's show Between the Sheets on Critical Role's YouTube channel.[21] She suffers from chronic anxiety and credits her love of video games to playing Harvest Moon as a child as it was the only thing able to calm her down. She has spoken several times about her anxiety and the positive impact video games had on it.[22][23]


Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source[24]
2012 Awesomenauts Ayla [25]
Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina, The Bane [26]
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Lisa Reid [27]
TowerFall Last of the Order [28]
Saints Row IV Herself (Ashly Burch) Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? DLC [29]
2014 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Rei [30]
Team Fortress 2 Miss Pauling Also wrote the short for Expiration Date [31]
Project Spark Avalon Credited as Ashley Burch [32]
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Tiny Tina, Schmidt [33]
2015 Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Demons, Husks, Kiki DeWynter [32]
Gravity Ghost Iona, Pepper, Sorrel [34]
Life Is Strange Chloe Price, Stella Hill, Taylor Christensen, Sarah [35]
There Came an Echo Val [36]
Mortal Kombat X Cassie Cage [37]
The Magic Circle Coda Soliz [38]
Persona 4: Dancing All Night Rise Kujikawa Replacing Laura Bailey [39]
Fallout 4 Tina De Luca, Rowdy, Cricket [40]
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider Nadia Baba Yaga DLC [41]
Lego Marvel's Avengers Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel [42][32]
Battleborn Orendi [32]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan April O'Neil [32]
Minecraft: Story Mode Cassie Rose Ep. "A Portal to Mystery" [43]
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Hana [32]
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Millium Orion [32]
World of Final Fantasy Quacho Queen [32]
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Aloy, Elisabet Sobeck [44]
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Nebula [45]
Pit People Sofia, Hailey, Vampiress, Spidaur [46][47]
Fortnite Ray, Desiree Save The World [48]
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Chun-Li Replacing Laura Bailey [49][32]
Dota 2 Dark Willow [50]
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Chloe Price Ep. "Farewell" [51]
2018 Final Fantasy XV Sarah [52]
2019 Afterparty Sam Hill [53]
Teppen Chun-Li [54]
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Nebula [32]
Borderlands 3 Tina [55]
The Blackout Club Isabela Madi-Shaw ("Bells"), Prank Call Voice [56]
The Outer Worlds Parvati Holcomb [57]
2020 Valorant Viper
The Last of Us Part II Mel
Ninjala Jane
The Red Lantern Musher [58]
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Danika Hart
Marvel's Avengers Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) DLC
2022 Horizon Forbidden West Aloy [59]
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Tiny Tina


Year Title Role Notes Source[24]
2013 Tooth Fairy - Kud Boy, Bedwet Fairy English dub of Dutch internet animation [60]
2013–16 Bee and PuppyCat Cass
2014 Expiration Date Miss Pauling [61]
2014–18 Adventure Time Breezy, Scorp, Cheryl, Dew Drop, Bun Bun, Various, Scorpions Also writer [62]
2015–18 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Lila Twinklepipes, Sorority Girl No. 1, Various
2016–17 We Bare Bears Various
2016–20 Rusty Rivets Mrs. McCloud
2017–19 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Enid, Gladys, Ms. Mummy, Foxy, Rippy Roo, Various Also shorts and television series [63]
2017–18 Steven Universe Rutile [64]
2018 Summer Camp Island N/A Writer
2019 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Meadow Springs
2019–21 Final Space Ash Graven
2020 The Loud House Lainey
Glitch Techs Ridley, K. Moon, Goblin, Various Also writer
Tales of Runeterra: Ionia - "The Lesson" Akali
2021–present The Ghost and Molly McGee Molly McGee [65]


Year Title Role Notes Source[24]
2008–present Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? Ash Also creator, writer and executive producer [66]
2012 Must Come Down Holly [67]
2015 The Mask You Live In Herself Documentary [68]
2015 Muzzled the Musical Malfalia Musical [69]
2016–19 Critical Role Piglet, Dren, Clothesline, Keg 7 episodes [70][71][72][73]
2017 Dimension 404 Shannon Episode: "Cinethrax" [74]
2020–present Mythic Quest Rachel Also staff writer, director

Dubbing roles[edit]


Year Title Role Notes Source
2012 Steins;Gate Mayuri Shiina Also film
Credited as Jackie Ross
2014 Space Dandy Freckles Ep. 17
2014–2019 Attack on Titan Sasha Braus Replaced by Megan Shipman [76][77]
2015 Attack on Titan: Junior High [78]
2018 Steins;Gate 0 Mayuri Shiina Credited as Jackie Ross, ep 1–13[79] [80]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result Ref
2015 Golden Joystick Award Performance of the Year Life Is Strange Won [9]
British Academy Games Awards Performer Nominated
2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Adventure Time
2017 Won [81]
Golden Joystick Award Best Gaming Performance Horizon Zero Dawn [82]
Breakout Performance
The Game Awards Best Performance Nominated
2018 PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards Won [83]
British Academy Games Awards Performer Nominated [84]
2019 The Game Awards Best Performance The Outer Worlds Nominated [85]


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