Palencia at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon
|Born||Brina Michelle Palencia
February 13, 1984 
Los Angeles, California
|Alma mater||University of North Texas|
|Agent||Mary Collins Agency|
Brina Michelle Palencia (born February 13, 1984) is an American actress and singer who voices a number of English-language dubs of Japanese anime shows. She provides the voice for Vi Graythorn in Case Closed, Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Eve in Black Cat, Honoka Sakurai in Suzuka, Ai Enma in Hell Girl, Kurumu Kurono in Rosario + Vampire, Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Juvia in Fairy Tail, and Ryoko Okami in Okami-san and Her Seven Companions. In live-action work, she starred as Sophia in The CW's short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed, and she had a role as Ana in an episode of The Walking Dead. She starred as LuAnn in the indie horror film Lumberjack Man which was broadcast on cable television.
Palencia was born and raised in Oklahoma. As a child, Palencia lived in Honduras until she was 4. Throughout her childhood she went back and forth between La Ceiba, Honduras and Owasso, Oklahoma. 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. While studying at the University of North Texas (UNT), she was influenced by the anime series, Dragon Ball Z. After graduating from UNT with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2006, she began her career as a voice actress for Funimation. Palencia was also a director, but eventually decided to become a full-time actress.
Apart from her adult female voices, Palencia has been cast in younger male and female roles as well. She was formerly one of the hosts of GameStop TV and was seen in several independent films such as The Ladies of the House and Lumberjack Man. In 2014, she had a starring role as Roman's younger sister Sophia in The CW's science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.
|2013||One Piece Film: Strong World||Tony Tony Chopper|||
|2014||One Piece Film: Z||Tony Tony Chopper|||
|2014||Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods||Chiaotzu, Puar|
|2017||One Piece Film: Gold||Tony Tony Chopper|||
|2017||Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic||Ciel Phantomhive|||
|2007||Guitar Hero 3||Singer, others|
|2008–12||Dragon Ball series||Chiaotzu, Videl, Puar, Bulla|
|2008||One Piece: Unlimited Adventure||Tony Tony Chopper|||
|2008||Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon||Moogle|||
|2008||Guitar Hero 4||Singer, others|
|2009||Ghostbusters: The Video Game||Additional Voices|
|2009–15||Borderlands series||Mad Moxxi|||
|2010||Donkey Kong Country Returns||Various characters|
|2010||Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley||Gerda, Paper Lad|
|2011||Duke Nukem Forever||Miso, Chasity|
|2012||Kinect Star Wars||Lead Vocals ("Blasterproof")|
|2013||The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct||Various characters|
|2013||Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate||Nyotengu||added in 2014 as DLC, also in Last Round|||
|2017||Fire Emblem Heroes||Ayra, Lute|||
|2010||The Good Guys||Krista|
|2010||Throwing Stones||Finley Jaymes||Web series|
|2011||How Not to Quit Your Day Job||Dani||Short film|||
|2013||The Walking Dead||Ana||Episode: "Indifference"|
|2013||Upstream Color||Woman in Club|||
|2014||The Ladies of the House||Crystal|||
|2015||Castle||Jody Evans||Episode: "Habeas Corpse"|
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- Casanova, Amanda (March 19, 2014). "Star-Crossed Starling: Brina Palencia". Latino Leaders Magazine. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
- Brina Palencia [@BrinaPalencia] (January 5, 2013). "My husband, Paul Wingo, is in this! He's pretty adorbs" (Tweet). Retrieved September 10, 2014 – via Twitter.
- Brina Palencia (August 20, 2014). Ice Bucket Challenge (YouTube).
- "EP 10, "Brina Palencia"". That Anime Show. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
- "Anime Boston 2011: Press Panel with Voice Actress Brina Palencia Part 2 – Toon Zone News". Toonzone.net. May 2, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
- "Brina Palencia Talks Rei and Evangelion". Active Anime. June 11, 2009.
- Desk, TV News. "Video: Brina Palencia & Grey Damon on The CW's Star-Crossed". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
- Zap2it, Kate O\'Hare , (February 17, 2014). "'Star-Crossed' features star-crossed lovers -- no, really". dailyherald.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
- "'Star-Crossed' Faces Love Triangles, Death Threats And Kidnappings In Episode 2". ibtimes.com. February 18, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
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- Review: Aquarion - DVD - Season 1 DVD Box Set 2 by Theron Martin, Anime News Network (ANN), August 1, 2008.
- Review: Dragonaut - DVD - Part 2 by Theron Martin, Anime News Network (ANN), February 11, 2010.
- Review: Dragonaut - DVD - Part 2 by Theron Martin, Anime News Network (ANN), November 9, 2009.
- "A Heart Unswaying On the Water's Surface, Part 1". Darker Than Black. Episode 13.- closing credits
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- A Certain Scientific Railgun – English Cast Announcement, Funimation.com, February 7, 2013.
- Video: FUNimation Previews "A Certain Scientific Railgun" Anime Dub by Joseph Luster, Crunchyroll, April 11, 2013.
- "Shelf Life - Sugar and Spice". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
Funimation has done a nice job with the dub. Weirdly, though, Brina Palencia and J. Michael Tatum very carefully annunciate every word in the show. I couldn't tell if they were aping the super-articulate speech of the Japanese actors or what. It's not bad, it's just a little odd. The dub script is quite loyal to the subs. Palencia's performance really captures the character.
- "Funimation Announces Partial English Cast for Hetalia (Update 8)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "Fairy Tail BD+DVD Part 19". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
- FUNimation Confirms English Dub Casts for "Highshool DxD" and "Future Diary" by Humberto Saabedra, Crunchyroll, May 25, 2013.
- Future Diary English Cast Announcement, Funimation.com, May 25, 2013.
- Aquarion EVOL English Cast Announcement, Funimation.com, September 24, 2013.
- Rojas, Justin (July 26, 2012). "C-Control English Cast Announcement". FUNimation.
- Rojas, Justin (January 26, 2012). "Okami-San and Her Seven Companions Cast Announcement".
- Funimation Announces Fractale English Dub Cast, Anime News Network, April 26, 2012.
- King of Thorn English Cast Announcement Plus Interview with Director Kazuyoshi Katayama, Funimation, April 18, 2012.
- Funimation Reveals Steins;Gate's English Dub Cast, Anime News Network, July 18, 2016.
- Funimation Reveals Binbogami ga! English Dub Cast, Anime News Network, September 10, 2013.
- "Funimation Announces Tokyo Ghoul √A English Dub Cast". Retrieved 2016-08-20.
- Ekens, Gabriella (November 28, 2015). "Tokyo Ghoul BD+DVD". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
Brina Palencia makes for a tough and expressive Touka, while J. Michael Tatum hams his best to catch up to Mamoru Miyano's Shuu
- "Funimation Unveils Robotics;Notes' English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "Funimation Reveals Snow White with the Red Hair Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
- "Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast For My Hero Academia Season 2 Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- Danganronpa 3: Future Arc, Despair Arc's English Dubs Previewed in Videos, Anime News Network, August 12, 2016.
- "Voice Cast Revealed for the Official U.S English Dub of "Dragon Ball Super"". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast For Valkyrie Drive : Mermaid, Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
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- "Funimation Streams English-Dubbed Trailer for Hyouka Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "UK's Anime Limited Reveals Napping Princess English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
- "2012 BTVA Anime Dub Awards". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- 2K Australia, Gearbox Software. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!. 2K Games. Scene: Closing credits, 3:36 minutes in.
- "Brina Palencia on Twitter: "@BLFToLoveRu Yup"". Twitter. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
- Brina Palencia [@BrinaPalencia] (November 6, 2015). "Hey guess what? I play Mellka in #battleborn! Thanks #gearbox #aaronlindesbeard" (Tweet). Retrieved November 10, 2015 – via Twitter.
- Jean, Sheryl (August 10, 2011). "Two SMU professors film a comedy about entrepreneurship". Dallas Morning News.
- "Upstream Color (2013) - Shane Carruth - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". allmovie.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
- ""The Ladies of the House" - Movie Mezzanine". moviemezzanine.com. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
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- "Lumberjack Man". lumberjackmanmovie.com. Retrieved August 30, 2016. Click "Brina Palencia"