Strassman at Animate Miami in 2014.
June 5, 1966|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Citizenship||France and United States|
|Occupation||Actress, voice-over artist|
Karen Strassman (born June 5, 1966) is an American actress who has provided English language voices for Japanese anime shows, animation, and video games. Some of her major roles are Kallen Stadtfeld in the Code Geass series, Miyuki Takara in Lucky Star, Nina Fortner in Monster, Rider in Studio Deen's Fate/stay night, Suigintou the first Rozen Maiden doll in Rozen Maiden, Sawako Yamanaka in K-On!, Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri in Fate/Zero, and Soi Fon in Bleach.
In live-action productions, she portrayed Jolene in the television show Weeds.
Early life and education
In an interview with Slink FM, she said she picked psychology as a ways to earn a living in case theatre did not pan out. While there, she saw an advertisement calling for actors who could speak English. She got an apprenticeship with Studio VO/VF where she trained as a dialect coach. After a year, she was offered a paid position where she trained older French actors on how to act in English. She also taught kids, where she was recruited by two women who produced a magazine called Hi-Kids which would produce audio cassettes. It was there where she started doing voice-over. She would later do French and English dubs, and got into video game voice-over. She provided voice over work in French for Air France, Euro-star, Disneyland Paris, and for audio tours of The Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. As a dialect coach, she worked with Lancôme advertising.
|2002||Rurouni Kenshin||Itsuko Katsu||Resume|
|2002||Great Teacher Onizuka||Mizuki Yokoyama, Naoko Izumi||Resume|
|2002||Cosmo Warrior Zero||Helmatier||Resume|
|2002||I My Me! Strawberry Eggs||Miho's Mother, Teacher||Resume|
|2002||Babel II – Beyond Infinity||Ryoko Kirishima||Resume|
|2003||Gun Frontier||Sinunora||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2003||Mirage of Blaze||Maiko Asaoko||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2003||Heat Guy J||Phia Oliveira, others||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2003||The Twelve Kingdoms||Yuka Sugimoto||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2003||The Big O||Various characters||Resume|
|2003||Haibane Renmei||Nemu||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2003||Figure 17||Orudina||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2003||Witch Hunter Robin||Various characters||Resume|
|2003||Last Exile||Delphine Eraclea||As Mia Bradly|||
|2003||Wild Arms: Twilight Venom||Maiden||Resume|
|2003||Ai Yori Aoshi||Mayu Miyuki, others||Also Enishi||Resume|
|2003||Please Teacher!||Konoha Edajima||Resume|
|2004||Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey||Mimeh||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2004||Texhnolyze||Servant||as Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2004||Marmalade Boy||Suzu Sakuma||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2004||Angel Tales||Yuki the Snake|||
|2004||Gad Guard||Catherine Flobér||Resume|
|2004||Requiem from the Darkness||Ogin||Resume|
|2004||Stellvia||Ren Renge||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2004||Lunar Legend Tsukihime||Aoko Aozaki||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2004||Paranoia Agent||Mrs. Kamohara||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2004||Burn-Up: Scramble||Warriors Commander||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2004||Submarine 707R||Yuu||As Mia Bradly, OVA||Resume|
|2005||Hanaukyo Maid Team La Verite||Mariel||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Rumiko Takahashi Anthology||Matsuko Kogure||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2005||Overman King Gainer||Jaboli Mariela||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Daphne in the Brilliant Blue||Millie||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Koi Kaze||Shoko Akimoto, others||Resume|
|2005||Kyo Kara Maoh!||Cecilie von Spitzweg, Gisela von Christ, others||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Scrapped Princess||Steyr, Fafal||Resume|
|2005–06||Samurai Champloo||Ozumu||Episode: "Hellhounds for Hire", as Mia Bradly||Press, Resume|
|2005||Tenjho Tenge||Makiko Nagi||As Mia Bradly, also Ultimate Fight||Resume|
|2005||Grenadier||Fuuka Shirato||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Fafner in the Azure||Chizuru Tomi||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Mermaid Forest||Nae, others||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2005||DearS||Ren||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo||Mercédès de Morcerf||Resume|
|2005||Immortal Grand Prix||Fantine Valjean||TV series||Resume|
|2005||Bottle Fairy||Chiriri||As Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2005||Di Gi Charat||Petit Charat||Also Leave It to Piyoko, Upchuck Bazooka, as Mia Bradly||Resume|
|2006–07||Haré+Guu||Ravenna||As Mia Bradly|||
|2006||Gun X Sword||Fasalina||Resume|
|2006||Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex||Various characters||Resume|
|2006||Ergo Proxy||Various characters||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2006–14||Bleach||Soifon, Momo Hinamori||Press, Resume|
|2006||Paradise Kiss||Yukino Koizumi||Resume|
|2007||Tales of Phantasia: The Animation||Mint Adenade||As Mia Bradly, OVA||Resume|
|2007–11||Rozen Maiden||Suigintou||As Mia Bradly, also Traumend, Ouverture|||
|2008–09||Code Geass series||Kallen Stadtfeld|||
|2008||Lucky Star||Miyuki Takara|||
|2008||Gurren Lagann||Kiyoh Bachika|||
|2009||Ah My Buddha||Sumi Ikuina||Resume|
|2009||Monster||Nina Fortner / Anna Liebert|||
|2011–12||K-On!||Sawako Yamanaka||2 TV series||Press|
|2011||Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn||Loni Garvey||Vol. 4: "At the Bottom of the Gravity Well"|||
|2012||Puella Magi Madoka Magica||Kazuko Saotome||Press, Tweet|
|2012||Persona 4: The Animation||Nanako Dojima|||
|2012–14||Hellsing Ultimate||Hienkel Wulf, others|||
|2013||Blue Exorcist||Michelle Neuhaus||Tweet|
|2014||Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic||Paimon, Zainab|||
|2014||Toradora!||Yasuko Takasu||Nominated – BTVA Anime Award for Best Female Supporting Vocal Performance in an Anime Television Series/OVA|||
|2014–15||Knights of Sidonia||Eiko Yamano|||
|2014||Kill la Kill||Omiko Hakodate||Ep. 2|||
|2014||Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet||Striker|||
|2015||Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin||Casval Rem Deikun|||
|2015||Sword Art Online II||Oosawa Sachie, Urd||Ep. 14–17|||
|2016||Love Live!||Director Minami|||
|2017||Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day||Irene Honma|||
|2018||Hunter × Hunter||Palm Siberia||2011 series|||
|TBA||Skip Beat!||Shoko Aki||Kickstarter-funded, released to sponsors in 2017|||
|1994–95||Insektors||Aelia||North American dub|||
|2009–11||Huntik: Secrets & Seekers||Zhalia Moon|||
|2011–12||Winx Club||Nebula||Nickelodeon dub:
Enchantix (season 3)
The Power of Bellevix (season 4)
|2012||Monsuno||Jinja, Medea, Charlemagne, various characters|||
|2014||Hero Factory||Natalie Breez|||
|2015||Ever After High||Bunny Blanc, Queen of Hearts, Ashlynn Ella||Netflix series
Ep. "Spring Unsprung"
|2005||Appleseed||Hitomi, Gilliam Knute||Geneon dub; limited theatrical release||Resume|
|2017||Resident Evil: Vendetta||Limited theatrical release|||
Direct-to-video and television films
|2003||Sakura Wars: The Movie||Kasumi Fuji||As Kirsty Pape||Resume|
|2006–11||Juno Baby videos||Various characters||French version||Resume|
|2008||The Ruins||Additional Vine Vocal||Live-action dub|||
|2008||Bleach: Memories of Nobody||Soi Fon||Resume|
|2009||Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion||Soi Fon||Resume|
|2011||Bleach: Fade to Black||Soi Fon||Resume|
|2012||Little Big Panda||Manchu|||
|2013||K-On: The Movie||Sawako Yamanaka|||
|2014||Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!||Elissabat, Veronica|||
|2015||Monster High: Boo York, Boo York||Catty Noir|||
|1994||Death and the Maiden||Elena Galvin||Resume|
|2004||Medical Investigation||Jenna Kirkland||Episode: "Price of Pleasure"||Resume|
|2006||Big Love||Neighbor||Episode: "Viagra Blue"||Resume|
|2007||The Young and the Restless||French Tourist||Episode #1.8583||Resume|
|2008||House||Female Guest #1||Episode: "Don't Ever Change"||Resume|
|2008||Adventures in Voice Acting||Herself||Documentary film on voice acting|||
|2010||Desperate Housewives||Sobbing Woman||Episode: "How About a Friendly Shrink?"||Resume|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Martha Porter||Episode: "Exit Wounds"||Resume|
|2012||Lie with Me||Deanna O'Shannon||Resume|
|2013||Betas||Scarlet||Episode: "Strange Magic"||Resume|
|2015||Days of Our Lives||Screaming Mom||Episode #1.12508||Resume|
|2015||The Red Thunder||Short film by Alvaro Ron for Cadillac ATS Coupe|||
|2015||Workaholics||Paula||Episode: "Ditch Day"||Tweet|
|2015||Silicon Valley||Hooli Lead Counsel||Episodes: "Binding Arbitration" and "Two Days of the Condor"||Tweet|
|2015||I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine||Lynne|||
Strassman is a naturalized French citizen.
- No closing credits listed for English voice actors.
- "Anime Boston – The Northeast's Largest Anime Convention". animeboston.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "Karen's Bio". KarenStrassman.com. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Karen's Bio" (PDF). Karen Strassman.
- "Karen Strassman's Credits" (PDF). Karen Strassman. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
- "Junior's Cave: Games & Comics interview with Voice Actress Karen Strassman". juniorscave.com. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Terrace 2008, p. 45
- "Animate Miami (Nov. 14–16, 2014) Announces Karen Strassman". Facebook. August 9, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- "A Big, Black, Hard, Shiny, Smelly, Noise-Making Creature". Hare+Guu. Episode 9. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
- "Behind the Voice Actors – Karen Strassman". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved March 26, 2015. Check mark indicates BTVA has verified the entries using screenshots of credits and other confirmed sources.
- Terrace 2008, p. 16
- "Gundamn! @ MAHQ: Gundamn! @ MAHQ Ep. 116 – "The Queen of Hearts"". gundamnmahq.blogspot.com. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Bang Zoom! (June 25, 2008). "Bang Zoom Preps Lucky Star For Release" (Press release) – via IGN.
- "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
- "Amazon.com: K-On! Vol. 3: Aki Toyosaki, Stephanie Sheh, Asami Sanada, Karen Strassman, Ayana Taketatsu, Christine Marie Cabanos, Chika Fujito, Laura Bailey, Naoko Yamada: Movies & TV". amazon.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "Fourth 'Gundam UC' Blu-ray Gets North American Details". Fandom Post. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
- @JetStorm8600 (January 16, 2015). "@ChristineMCVA @CristinaVee @SoCassandra @CarrieKeranen @ItsXanthor @KarenStrassman @SarahAnneWillia. So excited :D" (Tweet). Retweeted by Karen Strassman. Retrieved April 10, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Hellsing V". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 5. October 18, 2014. Adult Swim.
- Karen Strassman [@KarenStrassman] (December 31, 2014). "Thanking a fan who brought up her role as Michelle in Blue Exorcist" (Tweet). Retrieved March 22, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Capture that VA! – 14 Karen Strassman (Paimon/Zainab)". Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic English official website. January 24, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
- "Behind The Voice Actors – BTVA Anime Dub Awards". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "Netflix Announces 'Knights of Sidonia' Second Anime Season". The Fandom Post. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- "So Sexy She Might Pass Out". Kill la Kill. Episode 2. Aniplex. February 14, 2015. Adult Swim.
- "'Gargantia On The Verdurous' Anime Gets Third Dub Clip". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "Viz Media's Coppelion Dub Casts Erica Lindbeck, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindley". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
- "Viz Media Talks 'Coppelion' Anime Release". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night: UBW, Durarara!!×2 Shō Release Details". Anime News Network. July 2, 2015.
- "'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Sorrowful Artesia' Anime Episode Gets English Language Trailer". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "Second 'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin' Anime Episode Titled". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "The Queen of the Lake". Sword Art Online II. Episode 15. Aniplex. July 18, 2015. Adult Swim.
- NIS America (February 16, 2016). Love Live! Season 2 Booklet.
- "Aniplex USA Dubs anohana Anime Series, Announces Cast (Updated)". Anime News Network. April 15, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "Promise × And × Reunion". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 86. Viz Media. March 3, 2018. Adult Swim.
- Davis, Nina. "Skip Beat! Dub's Additional Cast, Staff, Backer Upgrades Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- "Update #39: Skip Beat rewards - shipping underway NOW!!!". Fandom Post Forums. October 30, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
- Insektors Season 2 Episode 7 closing credits
- Terrace 2008, p. 488
- "Doorway to Huntik". Huntik: Secrets & Seekers. Season 2. Episode 1. April 21, 2013. CW4Kids.
- "A Seeker Is Born". Huntik. Season 1. Episode 1.
- Adam Fisher [@ED_Rider] (February 19, 2015). ""@KarenStrassman Think of posting this on your facebook page saying Monsuno is available to watch on hulu? "" (Tweet). Retrieved March 23, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Karen Strassman – About". Karen Strassman. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Clay Kids [@ClayKids_] (January 1, 2015). "Thanks voice actors, including Strassman, that participated in their project" (Tweet). Retrieved March 22, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Big Mean Steve". Clay Kids. Episode 1.
- "Invasion from Below". Hero Factory. Season 1. Episode 11. January 9, 2014. Hero Factory Online Game.
- Karen Strassman [@KarenStrassman] (March 15, 2015). ""OK, for those of you going to see Disney's "Cinderella" in theaters, you'll probably get to hear me beforehand as... (link to Facebook post about her role as Ashlynn Ella in Ever After High)."" (Tweet). Retrieved March 23, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Spring Unsprung". Ever After High.
- "Resident Evil: Vendetta". Cinemark Theatres. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- "Dolphin Cruise". Lego Friends. December 9, 2013 – via YouTube.
- "Stephanie's Surprise Party". Lego Friends. December 17, 2013 – via YouTube.
- "New Girl in Town". Lego Friends. January 1, 2014.
- Monster High: Boo York, Boo York (Netflix). 2015.
- Osborn, Kristopher (February 27, 2013). "Behind the Voice: Karen Strassman Part 1". Destructoid. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
- Cryo Interactive,. Dune. PC. Virgin Interactive. Scene: Closing credits, Voices.
- Cryo Interactive,. Lost Eden. PC. Virgin Interactive. Scene: Closing credits, Voices.
- Osborn, Kris (March 2, 2013). "Behind the Voice: Karen Strassman Part 2". Destructoid. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
- North, Dale (July 7, 2008). "Anime Expo '08: Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei panel". Destructoid. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Strassman, Karen [@KarenStrassman] (January 30, 2015). "Karen thanks tweet about bring up her role in Trauma Center: New Blood" (Tweet). Retrieved March 23, 2015 – via Twitter.
- Dead or Alive Paradise (manual) (PDF). Dead or Alive. Tecmo. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- Osborn, Kris (March 5, 2013). "Behind the Voice: Karen Strassman Part 3". Destructoid. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
- "Karen Strassman lending voice to Kerrigan in StarCraft II". VG247.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
- Rusape, Belsheber [@RusapeB] (March 17, 2015). "@KarenStrassman your voice as Elize(if you voice her) is amazing. She's one of my favorite characters in Tales of Xillia" (Tweet). Retrieved July 9, 2018 – via Twitter.
- Strassman, Karen [@KarenStrassman] (March 17, 2015). "@RusapeB thank you!!" (Tweet). Retrieved July 9, 2018 – via Twitter.
- "Niantic Project Characters: Dr. Devra Bogdanovich".
- "Ingress, starring POCers Karen Strassman... – Point of Contact Booking – Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
- Sandlot (February 18, 2014). Earth Defense Force 2025. D3 Publisher. Scene: Closing credits, 2:45 in, Voice Cast.
- Capcom, Dimps. Ultra Street Fighter IV. Capcom. Scene: Closing credits, Cast.
- "Persona Q (3DS) Review". Brutal Gamer. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
I also enjoyed the performance given by Karen Strassman as Nanako and Aigis. Seriously, pulling off an emotionally attached Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon while being extremely cute is quite a feat.
- Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Huge thanks to the stellar MKX voice actors: Troy @TroyBakerVA (Shinnok/EBlack/Fujin), Ronald M. Banks (Quan Chi); Ashly Burch (Cassie)..." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.
Chard, Brian [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Michal McConnohie (Kano); Jamieson Price (Anncr, Ermac); Karen Strassman (Mileena/Kitana); Tara Strong (Ferra/Li Mei); Parry Shen (Takeda)." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.
- Karen Strassman (August 31, 2015). "Persona and Nanako fans... Here's a lil' trailer for you.. (video with Nanako)". Karen Strassman Fan Page / Facebook. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- ""Akiba's Beat" Trailer Introduces an Assortment of Helper Maids". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
- Intelligent Systems, Nintendo EPD. Fire Emblem Warriors. Nintendo. Scene: Closing credits, 1m40s in.
- "Karen Strassman – Acting Resume" (PDF). Karen Strassman. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
- "Adventures in Voice acting". Spotlight Entertainment. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- "Karen Strassman on Weeds". All Taste Explosion Radio Network. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- The Red Thunder. YouTube. January 24, 2015.
- "Alum's film 'The Red Thunder' finalist in Make Your Mark competition". Daily Bruin. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "EGEDA US". egeda-us.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- Karen Strassman [@KarenStrassman] (March 4, 2015). "Karen thanks a fan for tweeting a picture of her as Paula" (Tweet). Retrieved March 22, 2015 – via Twitter.
- Strassman, Karen (February 17, 2015). "Excited and a little squeamish to announce that I will probably be Guest-Starring on Workaholics (Comedy Central) this Wednesday night". Karen Strassman Fan Page / Facebook. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- Karen Strassman [@KarenStrassman] (June 14, 2015). "Last ep of SILICON VALLEY tonight. You won't see me as much as the previous episode, but I'll popping up here..." (Tweet). Retrieved August 7, 2015 – via Twitter.
- I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance Is Mine (2015) – R.D. Braunstein | Cast and Crew. AllMovie. Retrieved on May 9, 2016.
- Strassman, Karen (January 22, 2005). "I've been having a blast shooting AVENGING ANGEL with the beautiful and talented Sarah Butler, and honored to be collaborating with such an amazing cast and crew". Karen Strassman Fan Page / Facebook. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
- "Karen Strassman". Karen Strassman.
- Terrace, Vincent (2008). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2d ed.). McFarland. ISBN 9780786486410.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Karen Strassman.|