Strassman at Animate Miami 2014.
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Kirsty Pape
Karen Strassman (born June 5) is an American actress who has provided English language voices for Japanese anime shows and video games. Some of her major roles include Kallen Stadtfeld in the Code Geass series, Miyuki in Lucky Star, Nina Fortner in Monster, Rider in Fate/stay night, Sawako in K-On!, and Soi Fon in Bleach.
Life and career
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Strassman enjoyed acting at a young age, and was involved in school plays. When Strassman was 20, she had moved to France to study psychology and theatre at Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. 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.
|1999||Wild Arms: Twilight Venom||Maiden|
|2001||Angel Tales||Yuki the Snake|||
|2001||Cosmo Warrior Zero||Helmatier|
|2001||I My Me! Strawberry Eggs||Miho's Mother, Teacher|
|2002||The Twelve Kingdoms||Yuka Sugimoto|
|2003||Great Teacher Onizuka||Mizuki Yokoyama, Naoko Izumi|
|2003||Scrapped Princess||Steyr, Fafal|
|2003||The Big O||Citizen (Ep. 3), Receptionist (Ep. 19)|
|2003||Ai Yori Aoshi||Mayu Miyuki, Taeko's Mother, Yuko, Bus Intercom||Also Enishi|
|2003||Mirage of Blaze||Maiko Asaoko|
|2003||Heat Guy J||Phia Oliveira, Christina Gabriel|
|2003||Please Teacher!||Konoha Edajima|
|2003||Overman King Gainer||Jaboli Mariela|
|2004||Witch Hunter Robin||Chie, Lisa Kayama, Saki Yoshioka|
|2004||Last Exile||Delphine Eraclea|||
|2004||Lunar Legend Tsukihime||Aoko Aozaki|
|2004||Gad Guard||Aiko's Friend 2|
|2004||Cosmo Warrior Zero||Helmatier|
|2004||Daphne in the Brilliant Blue||Ai, Millie|
|2004||Marmalade Boy||Rei Kijima, Suzu Sakuma|
|2005||Kyo Kara Maoh!||Beatrice, Giesela, Cecilie|
|2005||Gun X Sword||Fasalina|
|2005||Di Gi Charat||Petit Charat||Also Leave It to Piyoko, Upchuck Bazooka|
|2005||Zatch Bell!||Various characters|
|2005–06||Samurai Champloo||Ozumu||Episode: "Hellhounds for Hire"|||
|2005||Naruto||Kagero Fuma (Female), various|
|2006||Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex||Additional voices|
|2006||Immortal Grand Prix||Fantine Valjean||TV series|
|2006||Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo||Mercédès de Morcerf|
|2006–14||Bleach||Soifon, Momo Hinamori, others|||
|2007||Tenjho Tenge||Makiko Nagi||Also Ultimate Fight|
|2007–11||Rozen Maiden||Suigintou||As Mia Bradly, also Traumend, Ouverture|||
|2007||Tales of Phantasia: The Animation||Mint Adenade|
|2007||Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl||Yasuna Kamizumi|
|2007||MÄR||Candice, Udine, Mars (Ep. 49)|
|2007||Requiem from the Darkness||Ogin|
|2008–09||Code Geass series||Kallen Stadtfeld|||
|2008||Lucky Star||Miyuki Takara|||
|2008||Gurren Lagann||Kiyoh Bachika, Additional voices|||
|2008||Buso Renkin||Mahiro Muto|
|2009||Ah My Buddha||Sumi Ikuina|
|2009||Blade of the Immortal||Hyakurin, Oren|
|2009||Monster||Nina Fortner, AKA Anna Liebert|||
|2011||Durarara!!||Anri's Mother (Ep. 15, 17), Hanako (Ep. 12.5), Additional voices|
|2011–12||K-On!||Sawako Yamanaka||2 TV series|||
|2011||Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn||Loni Garvey||Vol. 4: "At the Bottom of the Gravity Well"|||
|2012||Puella Magi Madoka Magica||Kazuko Saotome|||
|2012||Fafner in the Azure||Dr. Chizuru Tomi|
|2012||Persona 4: The Animation||Nanako Dojima|||
|2012||Paradise Kiss||Yukino Koizumi|
|2012–14||Hellsing Ultimate||Hienkel Wulf, others|||
|2013||Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne||Muginami||Vol. 2 and 3|
|2013||Blue Exorcist||Michelle Neuhaus|||
|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||Durarara!!×2||Emilia, Additional voices|||
|2015||Sword Art Online II||Oosawa Sachie, Urd||Ep. 14–17|||
|2016||Love Live!||Director Minami|||
|1994-95||Insektors||Aelia||North American dub|||
|2007||All Grown Up||Ep. "O Bro, Where Art Thou?"|
|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|||
|2013||Mickey Mouse||Additional voices||Ep. 3: "Croissant de Triomphe"|
|2014||Hero Factory||Natalie Breez, others|||
|2015||Ever After High||Bunny Blanc, Queen of Hearts, Ashlynn Ella||Netflix series
Ep. "Spring Unsprung"
|2005||Appleseed||Hitomi, Gilliam Knute|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||French Poodle||Uncredited|
|2013||The Purge||News Reporter||Uncredited|
|2014||Jessabelle||Additional Dead Girl Vocals|
Direct-to-video and television films
|2001||Sakura Wars: The Movie||Kasumi Fuji|
|2006–11||Juno Baby||Various characters||French version|
|2007||Cutie Honey||Cobalt Claw||Live-action dub|
|2008||The Ruins||Additional Vine Vocal||Live-action dub|||
|2008||Bleach: Memories of Nobody||Soi Fon|
|2009||Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion||Soi Fon|
|2011||Bleach: Fade to Black||Soi Fon|
|2012||Little Big Panda||Manchu|||
|2012||Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works||Rider|
|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|
|2004||Medical Investigation||Jenna Kirkland||Episode: "Price of Pleasure"|
|2006||Big Love||Neighbor||Episode: "Viagra Blue"|
|2007||The Young and the Restless||French Tourist||Episode #1.8583|
|2007||Bride Wars||Stunt||Episode: "Greatest Amerimart Hero"|
|2008||House||Female Guest #1||Episode: "Don't Ever Change"|
|2008||Adventures in Voice Acting||Herself||Documentary film on voice acting|||
|2010||Desperate Housewives||Sobbing Woman||Episode: "How About a Friendly Shrink?"|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Martha Porter||Episode: "Exit Wounds"|
|2012||Lie with Me||Deanna O'Shannon|
|2013||Betas||Scarlet||Episode: "Strange Magic"|
|2014||The Lottery||French Reporter|
|2014||Limbo||2014 short film, directed by Tony Aaron II|||
|2015||Days of Our Lives||Screaming Mom||Episode #1.12508|
|2015||The Red Thunder||Short film by Alvaro Ron for Cadillac ATS Coupe|||
|2015||Workaholics||Paula||Episode: "Ditch Day"|||
|2015||Silicon Valley||Hooli Lead Counsel||Episodes: "Binding Arbitration" and "Two Days of the Condor"|||
|2015||I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine||Lynne|||
|2015||Doll & Em||Hillary||Episode #2.1|
- No closing credits listed for English voice actors.
- Point of Contact Booking (June 5, 2015). "Happy Birthday to the always-radiant Karen Strassman Fan Page! Catch her this Sunday and next Sunday as a guest star on HBO's Silicon Valley!". Facebook. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- "Industry Guests". Animate Miami. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
- "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.
- Terrace 2008, p. 45
- "Junior's Cave: Games & Comics interview with Voice Actress Karen Strassman". juniorscave.com. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- "Animate Miami (Nov. 14–16, 2014) Announces Karen Strassman". Facebook. August 9, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- "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". FandomPost.com. 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "'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.
- "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night: UBW, Durarara!!×2 Shō Release Details". Anime News Network. July 2, 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Spring Unsprung". Ever After High.
- "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.
- Karen Strassman [KarenStrassman] (January 30, 2015). "Karen thanks tweet about bring up her role in Trauma Center: New Blood." (Tweet). Retrieved March 23, 2015.
- Dead or Alive Paradise (manual) (PDF). Dead or Alive. Tecmo. p. 12. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III. Scene: Closing credits, 4:10 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
- 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.
- "Niantic Project Characters: Dr. Devra Bogdanovich".
- "Ingress, starring POCers Karen Strassman... – Point of Contact Booking – Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
- Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- Sandlot (February 18, 2014). Earth Defense Force 2025. D3 Publisher. Scene: Closing credits, 2:45 in, Voice Cast.
- Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.
- "Persona Q (3DS) Review". brutalgamer.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- Karen Strassman [KarenStrassman] (March 13, 2015). "For Mortal Kombat and Mileena fans..." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015.
- 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.
Brian Chard [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.
- Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven instruction booklet
- Traveller's Tales. Lego Dimensions. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 4:45 in, Voiceover Talent.
- 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.
- Karen Strassman. Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved on May 9, 2016.
- "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.
- "MysteryDinnerProductions.com » Check out the new full sized poster for "LIMBO"!". MysteryDinnerProductions.com. Retrieved April 21, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Book references
- Terrace, Vincent (2008). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2d ed.). McFarland. ISBN 9780786486410.
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