Kate Higgins

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Kate Higgins
Catherine Davis Higgins

(1969-08-16) August 16, 1969 (age 49)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Other namesKate Davis
Alma materAuburn University
OccupationVoice actress, singer, musician
Years active1998–present (Voice actress)
1992–present (Musician)
AgentWilliam Morris Agency
Notable credit(s)
Naruto as Sakura Haruno
Dead or Alive as Tina Armstrong
Fire Emblem Awakening as Lissa
Home townAuburn, Alabama
Musical career
GenresHard-bop, post-bop, modal jazz, mainstream jazz, pop, gospel
InstrumentsPiano, vocals
Associated actsUpper Structure

Catherine Davis Higgins (born August 16, 1969) is an American voice actress, singer, and jazz pianist. Her major voice roles have been in English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, and she is best known as the voice of Sakura Haruno in Naruto. She has also voiced C.C. in Code Geass and Saber in the original Fate/stay night. Between 2010 and 2013, she voiced Tails in the video game series Sonic the Hedgehog.[1] She also voices Kate, Stinky, and Lilly in the Alpha and Omega sequels. She became the voice of Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury in the Viz English dub of Sailor Moon in 2014, as well as the voice of Mario character Pauline in Super Mario Odyssey in 2017, for which she also performed the in-character vocals for the game's theme song, "Jump Up, Super Star!" and Starla in Nick Jr.'s Blaze and the Monster Machines. She is also, since 2010, the current voice of Princess Aurora (Disney), a character originally seen in Sleeping Beauty (1959 film).

Music career[edit]

Higgins earned a degree in music from Auburn University in 1991.[2] She is a trained pianist who studied with the jazz artist Bob Richardson. She plays piano and has worked as a sideperson for many musicians. She released the first jazz album by her own name The Tide is Low in 2002. The second jazz album is Stealing Freedom. She is also in a band called Upper Structure. This features the same lineup as Melissa Fahn's R&B band in her album Avignon. They released one album called 6 by 5.[3]



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
1999 Cowboy Bebop Various characters Resume
2002–03 Great Teacher Onizuka Chikako Shirai, Mayuko Asano Resume
2002 I'll CKBC Sumire Yoshikawa Resume
2002 Marmalade Boy Meiko Akizuki, others As Kate Davis [5]
2002–03 Overman King Gainer Meey Laujin Resume
2004 Yukikaze Additional voices CA[6]
2004 Initial D Simone (Sayuki) Tokyopop dub Resume
2004 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Children, Girl CA[6]
2004 Here Is Greenwood Miya Igarashi Media Blasters dub CA[6]
2004 Hanaukyo Maid Team Sanae Yashima Resume
2004 Tenjho Tenge Emi Isuzu Resume
2004 Tsukihime Hisui Resume
2005 Scrapped Princess Zefiris CA[6]
2005 Zatch Bell! Megumi Oumi, Kolulu, Laila CA[6]
2005 Planetes Eldegard Rivera CA[6]
2005–09 Naruto Sakura Haruno [7]
2005 Mars Daybreak Ester Ein Astrada CA[6]
2005 Immortal Grand Prix Jessica Darlin CA[6]
2005 Gad Guard Mimi Resume
2005 Grenadier Ai Resume
2006–07 Eureka Seven Talho Yūki [7]
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Otoha Kisaragi [8]
2006 Karas Homura CA[6]
2006 GunXSword Vivian Ep. 10 CA[6]
2006–14 Bleach Karin Kurosaki, others CA[6]
2006 Fate/stay night Saber [9][10]
2006 Samurai Champloo Yoshiko Resume
2007 Digimon Data Squad Miki Kurosaki CA[6]
2008-2009 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series C.C. CA[6]
2008 Lucky Star Nanako Kuroi, Hikage Miyakawa [7]
2009–present Naruto Shippuden Sakura Haruno [7]
2014–present Sailor Moon Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Viz dub [11]
2015–16 Glitter Force Chloe Saban dub [12][13][14]
2015–present Sailor Moon Crystal Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Viz dub [15]
2017 Code Geass: Akito the Exiled C.C [16]
2018 Twin Star Exorcists Subaru Mitejima [17]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2001–02 Jackie Chan Adventures Simone, others Ep. "The Return Of The Pussycat"; "The Chosen One" [18][19]
2003-04 All Grown Up! Leslie, Phonetic Kid Ep. "Coup DeVille; "Runaround Susie" [7]
2006 Dibo the Gift Dragon Annie Lead role and singing Resume
2007–08 Animalia Allegra, others Resume
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Scarlet Witch, Pixie [20][21]
2010 Gnomes and Trolls Fawn [7]
2012–15 Monster High series Frankie Stein [7]
2012–14 The Legend of Korra Toph Bei Fong (Adult), others Ep. "Out of the Past"; "Old Wounds" [22][23]
2013 Sofia the First Princess Aurora [7]
2014–present Blaze and the Monster Machines Starla [24]
2015 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Rainbow Raspberry, Loudmouth Lemon, Yi Haw, others [7][25][26]


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2007–present Naruto films Sakura Haruno [7]
2009 Happily N'Ever After 2 Goldilocks [7]
2011 Barbie: A Fairy Secret Taylor [7]
2012 Back to the Sea Little Fish [7]
2013 Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Pepper Potts [7]
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Meg Gale, Cathy [7]
2013–2017 Alpha and Omega films Kate, Stinky, Lilly [7][27]
2014 Axel: The Biggest Little Hero Gaga [28]
2015 Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Yoshi [7][29]
2016–2018 Digimon Adventure tri. Gatomon, Meicoomon, Meicrackmon Vicious Mode, Angewomon, Nyaromon, Salamon, Raguelmon, Magnadramon [30][31]
2017 Boruto: Naruto the Movie Sakura [citation needed]
List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2017 Sailor Moon R: The Movie Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Limited theatrical release, Viz dub [32]
2018 Sailor Moon S: The Movie Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Limited theatrical release, Viz dub [33]
2018 Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Limited theatrical release, Viz dub [33]
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Princess Aurora [34]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2004 EverQuest II Various characters Resume
2005 Destroy All Humans! Rural Female [7]
2006–present Naruto series Sakura Haruno [7]
2006 Rumble Roses XX Candy Cane (Rebecca Walsh), Becky CA[6]
2006–present Dead or Alive series Tina Armstrong, Momiji [7][35][6]
2008 Culdcept Saga Rilara Resume
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Cordelia gi Randgriz, Martha Lipponen, Freesia York [1]
2008 Ninja Gaiden 2 Momiji, Yoba [7]
2008 The World Ends with You Uzuki Yashiro, Raimu "Rhyme" Bito [7]
2008 Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Lady [7]
2009 MadWorld Naomi, RinRin [1]
2009 MagnaCarta 2 Rue [7]
2010–2013 Sonic the Hedgehog series Miles "Tails" Prower (-2013), Wave the Swallow [1]
2010-present Hyperdimension Neptunia series IF
2011 Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together Narrator [36]
2012 Dragon's Dogma Madeleine [7]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Momiji [7]
2012 Resident Evil 6 Deborah Harper [37]
2013 Marvel Heroes Scarlet Witch, Jocasta [7]
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Lissa [7]
2014 Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Momiji [7]
2014 Broken Age Bottled Water Maiden, Anastasia, Yarn Pal #2 [7]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Avatar (Female, Joker) Grouped under Avatars [38]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Serra, Lissa As Kate Davis [7]
2017 Super Mario Odyssey Pauline As Kate Davis [39][40]


Studio albums[edit]

  • The Solid Rock (Concord, 1998)[41]
  • Bigger than Love (Concord, 2006)[41][42]
  • Jazz Standards[41]
  • A Very Merry Christmas[41]
  • Little Parts (2009)[41]
  • Sweet and Blue (2016)




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  2. ^ Wray, Cheryl (November 27, 2013). "My favorite Iron Bowl memories" from Auburn graduate, 'Naruto' voice actor Kate Higgins". AL.com. Advance Digital–Alabama Media Group.
  3. ^ Johnson, Lyle (June 7, 2005). "Kate Higgins and Upper Structure". auburnknightsalumni.org. Auburn Knights Alumni Association. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
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  5. ^ Marmalade Boy. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast.
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  8. ^ "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
  9. ^ "Two Magi (Part Two)". Fate/stay night (DVD). Episode 6. Sentai Filmworks. 2013. Event occurs at 24:14. Following the Japanese credits of this episode, the closing credits are presented in English with: English Vocal Cast, Japanese Vocal Cast.
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  16. ^ "Funimation Announces Returning Cast For "Code Geass: Akito The Exiled"". Crunchyroll. March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "Twin Star Exorcists English Dub Stars Bryce Papenbrook, Cassandra Lee Morris and More!". 2018-04-09.
  18. ^ "The Return of the Pussycat". Jackie Chan Adventures. Season 2. Episode 20. December 1, 2001. The WB.
  19. ^ "The Chosen One". Jackie Chan Adventures. Season 2. Episode 32. March 23, 2002. The WB.
  20. ^ "X-Calibre". Wolverine and the X-Men. Season 1. Episode 6. February 20, 2009. Nicktoons.
  21. ^ "Greetings from Genosha". Wolverine and the X-Men. Season 1. Episode 10. May 29, 2002. Nicktoons.
  22. ^ "Out of the Past". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 9. June 9, 2012. Nickelodeon.
  23. ^ "Old Wounds". The Legend of Korra. Season 3. Episode 6. July 18, 2014. Nickelodeon.
  24. ^ "Blaze and the Monster Machines". AOL Moviefone. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  25. ^ "The Wow Factor". Fresh Beat Band of Spies. Season 1. Episode 1. June 15, 2015. Nickelodeon.
  26. ^ "Fruit Racer Game". Fresh Beat Band of Spies. Season 1. Episode 5. June 22, 2015. Nickelodeon.
  27. ^ Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation (film). 2015.
  28. ^ "Movie Review: Axel: The Biggest Little Hero ~ Geek With Mak". geekwithmak.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  29. ^ Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Closing Credits
  30. ^ "Digimon Tri English Dub Cast Confirmation". Anime News Network. Anime News Network. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  31. ^ "Digimon Adventure tri. Films' English Dub Casts Johnny Yong Bosch as T.K., Tara Sands as Kari". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  32. ^ Mammano, Michael S. (January 18, 2017). "Sailor Moon R: The Movie Premiere Was Immersive Experience For Fans". Den of Geek. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
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  34. ^ "Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer". Behindthevoiceactors.com. June 4, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  35. ^ Dead or Alive Paradise Manual (PDF). Deadoralivegame.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  36. ^ Jeriaska. "In-Depth: Kajiya Productions On The Art Of Localizing Tactics Ogre". Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  37. ^ Capcom. Resident Evil 6. Capcom. Scene: Closing credits, 4 minutes in, Facial Capture (ADR) Cast.
  38. ^ Xenoblade Chronicles X - All English Voice Options for Player Characters. November 13, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2016 – via YouTube.
  39. ^ a b Kelbaugh, Tyler. "Super Mario Odyssey's Theme, "Jump Up, Super Star", Breaks into the iTunes Top 25". Twinfinite. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  40. ^ https://medium.com/play-underground/an-interview-with-kate-higgins-on-super-mario-odyssey-naruto-and-singing-jump-up-super-star-9a859ee16f44
  41. ^ a b c d e "Kate Higgins: Music". katehiggins.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  42. ^ "Bigger Than Love". AllMusic. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  43. ^ "Kate Higgins and Upper Structure". auburnknightsalumni.org. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  44. ^ "6 by 5 - Upperstructure - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  45. ^ Upper Structure. "About Upper Structure". Sonicbids. Retrieved June 1, 2015.

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