Brina Palencia

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Brina Palencia
Brina Palencia by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Palencia in May 2011.
Born Brina Michelle Palencia
(1984-02-13) February 13, 1984 (age 31)[1][2]
Oklahoma, U.S.[2]
Residence Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater University of North Texas[2]
Occupation Voice Actress
ADR Director
Years active 2004–present
Agent Mary Collins Agency
Spouse(s) Paul Wingo[3][4]
Relatives Gino Palencia (brother)

Brina Michelle Palencia (born February 13, 1984)[1][2] is an American actress, voice actress, ADR director, and singer primarily known for her work for Funimation/OkraTron 5000 and Bang Zoom! Entertainment. She has provided numerous voices for Japanese anime series, and video games.


Palencia was born in Oklahoma.[5] As a child, Palencia lived in Honduras[6][7] until she was 4. Throughout her childhood she went back and forth between La Ceiba, Honduras and Owasso, Oklahoma.[1][5][2] Her brother, Gino Palencia, works at Funimation as an ADR engineer and production assistant.

Palencia eventually settled in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Weatherford High School in 2002.[6] While studying at the University of North Texas (UNT), she was influenced by the anime series Dragon Ball Z.[1] After graduating from UNT with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2006,[5][8] the then-22-year-old Palencia began her career as a voice actress for Funimation.[1] Palencia was also a director, but eventually decided to become a full-time actress.[2]

Apart from her adult female voices, Palencia has been cast in younger male and female roles as well. Her brother Gino also works at Funimation as an ADR engineer and production assistant. She was formerly one of the hosts of GameStop TV and can be seen in several independent films.


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Live action roles[edit]

See also: Live action

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Music director[edit]


Anime song covers[edit]

See also: Cover version


  1. ^ a b c d e Valenzuela, Evelyn (January 14, 2014). "Actriz que brilla en Hollywood, orgullosa de ser hondureña" [Shining actress in Hollywood, proud to be Honduran]. Diario La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Casanova, Amanda (March 19, 2014). "Star-Crossed Starling: Brina Palencia". Latino Leaders Magazine. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ My husband, Paul Wingo, is in this! He's pretty adorbs Brina Palencia on Twitter. January 5, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Brina Palencia (2014-08-20). Ice Bucket Challenge (YouTube). 
  5. ^ a b c "Brina Palencia". Mary Collins Agency. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "EP 10, "Brina Palencia"". That Anime Show. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  7. ^ "Anime Boston 2011: Press Panel with Voice Actress Brina Palencia Part 2 – Toon Zone News". 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  8. ^ "Brina Palencia Talks Rei and Evangelion". Active Anime. June 11, 2009. 
  9. ^ "A Heart Unswaying On the Water's Surface, Part 1". Darker Than Black. Episode 13. - closing credits
  10. ^ Rojas, Justin (2012-07-26). "C-Control English Cast Announcement". FUNimation. 
  11. ^ Rojas, Justin (January 26, 2012). "Okami-San and Her Seven Companions Cast Announcement". 
  12. ^ 2K Australia, Gearbox Software. "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!". 2K Games. Scene: Closing credits, 3:36 minutes in. 
  13. ^ Jean, Sheryl (2011-08-10). "Two SMU professors film a comedy about entrepreneurship". Dallas Morning News. 

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