Emilie Brown

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Emilie Brown
Born Emilie Colleen de Azevedo
(1971-01-26) January 26, 1971 (age 45)
Encino, California
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Emily Brown, Marie Downing, Mary Cobb
Occupation Voice actress, producer, director
Years active 1984–present
Television Signing Time!
Spouse(s) Derek Brown
Children 3
Parent(s) Lex de Azevedo
Family Rachel Coleman (sister)

Emilie Colleen de Azevedo Brown (Born January 26, 1971 in Encino, California) is an American voice actress. Before moving out of the Los Angeles area, she did several anime voice roles mostly under the names Emily Brown, Mary Cobb and Marie Downing. One of her earliest voice acting roles was Annie Labelle in the 1980s crossover anime hit Robotech when she was 13 years old.[1] After graduating from Brigham Young University in 1996 with a theatre degree, she continued her career in the entertainment industry, doing voiceover work for numerous TV and radio commercials, cartoons, CD-ROMs, television shows and major motion pictures.

In 1996, her sister Rachel Coleman and Rachel's husband Aaron discovered that their oldest daughter Leah was deaf. From the beginning, they have found that teaching her 'hearing' peers even a few basic signs builds bonds of friendship and community that every child needs. Brown's first son, Alex - one year younger than Leah - made his first sign at 10 months of age by telling his mom he wanted "milk." Brown has seen first-hand the communication benefits that ASL offers all children, including miraculous results for children with special needs. In 2001, Brown teamed up with Coleman to create Signing Time! - an entertaining children's public television and video series that teaches basic American Sign Language (ASL) to children of all abilities. She serves as the director and producer, and has been the creative force behind the development of concepts, scripts, film and post-production of over 26 Signing Time! episodes, as well as Baby Signing Time, Practice Time and all other Two Little Hands Productions.


Anime voice roles[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
1985 Robotech series Annie Labelle, others Credited as Mary Cobb [1][3][4]
1999 Saber Marionette J Again Lorelei [3]
1999 Outlaw Star Melfina [3][5]
1999 Cowboy Bebop Stella Ep. 8 [3]
1999 El Hazard: The Alternative World Qawool Towles [3][6]
1999 Serial Experiments Lain Alice Mizuki [3]
1999 Battle Athletes Victory Jessie Gurtlant As Marie Downing [6]
1999 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory Additional voices OVA [6]
2000–02 Fushigi Yûgi series Hotohori (Young), others [3][6]
2000 Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure Additional voices [6]
2000 Trigun Rem Saverem (singing voice), Michelle, others [3][6]
2000 The Legend of Black Heaven Kotoko [3][6]
2000 Sol Bianca: The Legacy Flor [3]
2001 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Aina Sahalin Also Miller's Report [3]
2001 Ah! My Goddess The Movie Ex [3]
2001 Akira Female Newscaster 1, Female Nurse Pioneer dub [3]
2001 Gate Keepers Yasue Okamori, others [3][6]
2001 Saint Tail Eri [3]
2002 Adventures of Mini-Goddess Various characters [6]

Other voice roles[edit]

List of voice performances in non-anime productions
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
Final Fantasy IX Village children, creatures
Little Lulu Little Lulu
The Swan Princess Fountain girl

Works with Two Little Hands Productions[edit]

List of crew and production roles
Year Title Role Notes Source
2006–present Signing Time! Producer, director, writer
Baby Signing Time Executive producer, creator
Rachel & the TreeSchoolers Executive producer, director, various characters


  1. ^ a b Coleman, Rachel (January 19, 2010). "From Rachel, Happy Birthday Emilie!". Signing Time. 
  2. ^ a b "Emilie de Azevedo". emiliedeazevedo.com. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Emilie Brown". crystalacids.com. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.crystalacids.com/database/person/9900/mary-cobb/
  5. ^ "Outlaw Star". msn.com. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i http://www.crystalacids.com/database/person/1156/marie-downing/

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