Brittney Karbowski

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Brittney Karbowski
Born Brittney Marie Karbowski
(1986-06-26) June 26, 1986 (age 30)[1]
Sugar Land, Texas
Alma mater University of Houston
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 2005–present[2]
Agent Inventive Artists[3]
Spouse(s) Matthew Hernandez (m. 2013)[4]
Children 1

Brittney Marie Karbowski (born June 26, 1986 in Sugar Land, Texas)[1] is an American actress who has voiced in a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime films and television series for ADV Films, Funimation, and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks.

Career[edit]

In Houston, Texas, Karbowski had been working in theater productions such as Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical, and Pirates of Penzance. She got into the anime business from a director contact when she played Janet in a local stage production of The Rocky Horror Show.[5] She voiced in Yumeria, Madlax, and Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick. Her first leading role with ADV Films came in Gilgamesh where she played Fuko.[6][7] She attended University of Houston briefly where she majored in theater.[7] In 2006, she had starring voice roles as Himeko Katagiri in Pani Poni Dash and as Aoba Tsuzaki in Jinki: Extend.[7][8] In 2008, she voiced the lead heroine Ayu Tsukimiya in Kanon.

In 2007, she began voicing for Funimation with a starring role as Mai in Itsudatte My Santa! and as Apis in a One Piece storyline. In 2008, she had starring roles in ensemble casts as Anri Misugi in Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Ku Shiratori in Shattered Angels and Sia in Shuffle![8] In 2009 she voiced the lead role Nina Yamada in Save Me! Lollipop.[9]

In 2010, she landed the starring voice role of Black Star in the Funimation English dub of Soul Eater, which would broadcast on Adult Swim in 2013. She also voiced Selim Bradley/Pride in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Ryou Fujibayashi in Clannad. In 2011, she voiced starring characters including Yuri Nakamura in Angel Beats!, Ikaros in Heaven's Lost Property, Nanami Nishijo in Chaos;Head, and Eve Neuschwanstein in Needless.

She continued to voice main characters in 2012 such as Yamada in B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time, Chizuru Yukimura in Hakuoki, and Mikoto Misaka in the A Certain Magical Index series. She joined the Fairy Tail cast as the tween character Wendy Marvell. In 2013, she played starring characters Rin Natsume in Little Busters!, Himiko in Btooom!, and Manami Kinjou in Cat Planet Cuties.[10]

Outside of voice acting, Karbowski has had roles in films such as Celie in Up & Down, Susie in Puncture, and a backpack girl in the parody film The Starving Games. She was slated to be a lead character Zax in an upcoming sci-fi movie Code of Evil.

Personal life[edit]

Karbowski was briefly hospitalized with a broken neck in 2010 due to a car accident.[11]

She married Matthew Hernandez on October 11, 2013.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
2005 Chrono Crusade Sister Anna Eps. 14–26
2005 Gilgamesh Fuko Omuro [7]
2005 Madlax Nakhl [7]
2005 Yumeria Mone [7][12]
2006 Air Gear Ren Fa [12]
2006 Le Chevalier D'Eon Anna Rochefort [12]
2006 Diamond Daydreams Miki
2006 Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor Shizu Onuma
2006 Jinki: Extend Aoba Tsuzaki [7]
2006 Pani Poni Dash! Himeko Katagiri [12]
2006 Utawarerumono Dorī
2007 Air Ayu [13]
2007 Coyote Ragtime Show Franca [12]
2007 Hell Girl Minami Shibuya Ep. 10 [12]
2007 Itsudatte My Santa! Mai
2007 Mushishi Ito Tozawa Ep. 17
2007 One Piece Apis, others Funimation dub [12][14]
2007 Red Garden Rose Sheedy [14]
2007 Shin-Chan Ryuuko
2007 Xenosaga: The Animation M.O.M.O [12]
2008 Best Student Council Mayura Ichikawa
2008 Claymore Riful [12][14]
2008 Darker than Black Kiko Kayanuma [15]
2008 Ghost Hunt Thanat Eps. 12–13 [16]
2008 Kanon (2006 series) Ayu Tsukimiya [10][12][17]
2008 Ouran High School Host Club' Hinako Tsuwabuki [12]
2008 Sasami: Magical Girls Club Anri Misugi [12]
2008 Shattered Angels Ku Shiratori
2008 Shuffle! Sia
2008 Tokyo Majin Kyoko "Anko" Tohno
2008 The Wallflower Laseine
2009 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Kaede Tanimoto
2009 Kiba Roya
2009 Murder Princess Milano [18]
2009 Negima!? Anya
2009 Save Me! Lollipop Nina Yamada
2010 Clannad Ryou Fujibayashi [10]
2010 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Selim Bradley/Pride [10]
2010 Halo Legends Sister (Odd One Out)
2010 Master of Martial Hearts Yu Daimonji
2010 Sekirei Hikari [10][14][19]
2010 Soul Eater Black Star [10][20][21]
2011 Angel Beats! Yuri Nakamura [10]
2011 Blue Drop Tsubael
2011 Chaos;Head Nanami Nishijo, Ui [14][19][22]
2011 Heaven's Lost Property series Ikaros [10]
2011 Highschool of the Dead Alice Maresato [14]
2011 Maken-ki! Furan Takaki [23]
2011 Needless Eve Neuschwanstein [14]
2011 Night Raid 1931 Yukina Sonogi
2011 Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom Cal "Drei" Devens
2011 Summer Wars Yuhei Jinnouchi [24]
2012 A Certain Magical Index Mikoto Misaka, Last Order [10]
2012 B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time Yamada [25][26]
2012 Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two Kei Shindou [14]
2012 Fairy Tail Wendy Marvell [10]
2012 Freezing Ingrid Bernstein [10][19]
2012 Gintama: The Movie Tetsuko Murata, Yagyu Jubei [19]
2012 Hakuoki Chizuru Yukimura [19]
2012 The World God Only Knows Kanon Nakagawa, Chihiro Kosaka (Season 2) [10]
2013 AKB0048 Orine Aida [27]
2013 Another Yukari Sakuragi [28]
2013 Bodacious Space Pirates Mami Endo [10]
2013 Cat Planet Cuties Manami Kinjou [10]
2013 Kokoro Connect Rina Yaegeshi [19]
2014 Jormungand series Schokolade [29]
2014 Psycho-Pass Chika Ep. 1 [30]
2014 Rozen Maiden Zurücksplen Suiseiseki [31]
2015 Akame ga Kill! Aria [32]
2015 Beyond the Boundary Ai Shindo [33]
2015 Black Bullet Yuzuki Katagiri [34]
2015 Dog & Scissors Maxi Akizuki [35]
2015 Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Sanae Dekomori [36]
2015 Magical Warfare Futaba Ida [37]
2015 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Inia Sestina [38]
2015-16 Parasyte Migi [39]
2015 Selector Infected WIXOSS Piruluk [40]
2016 The Boy and the Beast Jiromaru (Young) [41]
2016 Cross Ange Vivian [42]


Live action[edit]

List of acting performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Refs[8]
2010 Up & Down Celie [43][44]
2011 Garage Band: The Mini-Musical Patti Grouped under Additional Vocals
film produced by Chuck Norfolk
[45]
2011 Puncture Susie
2012 Abel's Field Stacy (Blonde Girl 1) [46]
2012 Code of Evil Zax In production, lead role [8][47]
2012 Conjecture Reporter Short feature film  
2013 The Starving Games Backpack Girl   [48]
2015 Atrocity Brittney

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brittney Karbowski – FAQ". Active Anime. Archived from the original on May 3, 2008. 
  2. ^ Funimation (May 8, 2012). Cat Planet Cuties – Available on BD/DVD Combo on 5.15.12 – Cast Interview. Interview with Tia Ballard and Brittney Karbowski 
  3. ^ "BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI - INVENTIVE ARTISTS AGENCY". inventiveartistsagency.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Karbowski-Hernandez Engagement". Fortbend Southwest Star Newspaper. August 14, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brittney Karbowski profile". Pastorini-Bosby Talent. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Voices For Peace | Players". Voicesfor.org. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Anime Supercon (December 13, 2006). "Anime Supercon Adds Four New Guests". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Brittney Karbowski resume". Pastorini-Bosby Talent. Resumes.breakdownexpress.com. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Brittney Karbowski". Misty Ikubi. November 23, 2010. Reprinted from her profile at the Ikkicon V anime convention. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Ani-Jam is Proud to Announce the Return of Brittney Karbowski as a Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. June 13, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brittney Karbowski Briefly Hospitalized After Accident". Anime News Network. March 27, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2011 Brittney Karbowski | Florida Anime Experience | May 23–25, 2014". Florida Anime Experience. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Town". Air. Episode 2. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "MTAC Welcomes Brittney Karbowski". Middle Tennessee Anime Convention. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "A Heart Unswaying On the Water's Surface, Part 1". Darker Than Black. Episode 13. 
  16. ^ "File 5: Silent Christmas Part 1". Ghost Hunt. Episode 12. 
  17. ^ Karbowski, Brittney (November 19, 2007). "I'm Playing Ayu Tsukimiya in Kanon Karbowski". Active Anime. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved March 21, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Fate". Murder Princess. Episode 5 – via Hulu. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f "Brittney Karbowski". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  20. ^ "DVD Review: Soul Eater". Leeds Guide Magazine. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Soul Eater Part 1 – Review". Anime News Network. February 9, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Rejection". Chaos Head. Episode 9. 
  23. ^ Beveridge, Chris (August 30, 2013). "FUNimation Reveals ‘Maken-Ki!’ Anime Dub Cast & Trailer". The Fandom Post. 
  24. ^ "Summer Wars - Movie Info - Houston, TX - 29-95.com". Events.chron.com. August 1, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  25. ^ Rojas, Justin (October 12, 2011). "Cast Announcement for B Gata H Kei – Yamada's First Time". Funimation. 
  26. ^ Carroll, Luke (June 20, 2012). "Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei – Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 23, 2016. The English cast, spearheaded by Brittany Karbowski as Yamada, all put in interesting and enjoyable versions of their chosen characters. 
  27. ^ Green, Scott (August 14, 2013). "Sentai Filmworks Announces "AKB0048" and "Campione!" English Dub Casts". Crunchyroll. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  28. ^ Green, Scott (June 19, 2013). "Sentai Filmworks Announces "Another" English Dub Cast". Crunchyroll. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Funimation Reveals Jormungand's English Voice Cast, English Trailer – News". Anime News Network. August 30, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Crime Coefficient". Psycho-Pass. Episode 1. 2012. 
  31. ^ "Official Rozen Maiden Zurücksplen English Dub Cast". Sentai Filmworks. September 15, 2014. 
  32. ^ Akame ga Kill. Episode 1. 
  33. ^ "Full ‘Beyond the Boundary’ Anime Dub Cast Revealed". The Fandom Post. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Chris Patton, Luci Christian Star in Black Bullet English Dub". Anime News Network. September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  35. ^ Green, Scott (December 3, 2014). ""Dog & Scissors" English Dub Cast Announced". Crunchyroll. 
  36. ^ "Official Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! English Dub Cast List" (Press release). Sentai Filmworks. January 27, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  37. ^ "Official Magical Warfare English Dub Cast List". Anime News Network. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  38. ^ "Official Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse English Dub Voice Cast". Sentai Filmworks. January 20, 2015. 
  39. ^ "Brittney Karbowski, Adam Gibbs Star in Parasyte English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. October 2, 2015. 
  40. ^ "That Poisonous Meeting". Selector Infected WIXOSS. Episode 2. 2015. 
  41. ^ "The Boy and the Beast's English Dub Cast, March Opening Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  42. ^ Sentai Filmworks (April 28, 2016). Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon Cast Reveal: Vivian. Retrieved May 28, 2016 – via YouTube. 
  43. ^ Propes, Richard. ""Up & Down" a Feel-Good Romantic Comedy". The Independent Critic. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  44. ^ "Up and Down: Philip Hayes, Tod Huntington, Julin Jean, Brittney Karbowski: Amazon Video". Amazon.com. ASIN B00BO29ZV8. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  45. ^ "About Garage Band: The Mini-Musical" (Facebook profile). Retrieved 2015-04-20. 
  46. ^ Rolfe, Donna. "Abel's Field – Review". Dove Family Foundation. Retrieved 2015-04-20. 
  47. ^ "First Casting Announcement For The Upcoming Sci-fi/ Horror Film CODE OF EVIL — GeekTyrant". Geek Tyrant. March 9, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  48. ^ "The Starving Games publicity still of Maiara Walsh & Brittney Karbowski". Moviestillsdb.com. December 1, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 

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