Kate Higgins

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Kate Higgins
Born Catherine Davis Higgins
(1969-08-16) August 16, 1969 (age 46)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Residence Auburn, Alabama and Los Angeles, California
Other names Kate Davis
Alma mater Auburn University
Occupation Voice actress, singer, musician
Years active 2001-present (voice actress)
Agent William Morris Agency
Notable credit(s) Naruto as Sakura Haruno
Home town Auburn, Alabama
Website http://www.katehiggins.com
Musical career
Genres Hard-bop, post-bop, modal jazz, mainstream jazz, pop, gospel,[1] rock[2]
Instruments Piano, vocals
Years active 1992-present (musician)
Associated acts Upper Structure

Catherine Davis "Kate" Higgins (born August 16, 1969), also known as Kate Davis, is an American voice actress, singer and jazz pianist.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, she grew up in Auburn, Alabama. She is known as the English voice of Sakura Haruno in the anime series Naruto, C.C. in Code Geass and Saber in Fate/stay Night. In 2010, she voiced Miles "Tails" Prower in the video game series Sonic the Hedgehog.[3] She also voices Kate in the Alpha and Omega sequels. In 2014, She became the voice of Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury in the Viz English dub of Sailor Moon.

Music career[edit]

Higgins earned a degree in music from Auburn University in 1991.[4] She is a trained pianist who studied with the jazz one, 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 Upperstructure. This features the same lineup as Melissa Fahn's R&B band in her album Avignon. They released one album called 6 by 5.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
1998–99 Cowboy Bebop Various characters
2002–03 Overman King Gainer Meey Laujin
2002 Marmalade Boy Megumi, Arimi's friend, Mari, Miow Hagiwara, School girl
2002 I'll CKBC Sumire Yoshikawa
2002–03 Great Teacher Onizuka Chikako Shirai, Mayuko Asano
2003 Scrapped Princess Zefiris
2004 Mars Daybreak Ester Ein Astrada
2004 Hanaukyo Maid Team Sanae Yashima
2004 Planetes Eldegard Rivera
2004 Initial D Simone Tokyopop dub
2004 Here Is Greenwood Miya Igarashi Media Blasters dub
2004 Tenjho Tenge Emi Isuzu
2004 Tsukihime Hisui
2005 Zatch Bell! Megumi Oumi, Kolulu, Laila
2005–09 Naruto Sakura Haruno [6]
2005 Gad Guard Mimi
2005 Grenadier Ai
2006–07 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series C.C.
2006–07 Eureka Seven Talho Yūki [6]
2006–14 Bleach Karin Kurosaki, Nanao Ise, Retsu Unohana, Lilynette Gingerbuck
2006 Immortal Grand Prix Jessica Darlin
2006 Samurai Champloo Yoshiko
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Otoha
2009–present Naruto Shippuden Sakura Haruno [6]
2014 Sailor Moon Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Viz dub [7]
2015 Sailor Moon Crystal Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Viz dub [8]
2015 Glitter Force Chloe Saban dub [9][10][11]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2001–02 Jackie Chan Adventures Simone, others Ep. "The Return Of The Pussycat"; "The Chosen One" [12][13]
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Scarlet Witch, Pixie [14][15]
2010 Gnomes and Trolls Fawn [6]
2012–15 Monster High series Frankie Stein [6]
2012–14 The Legend of Korra Toph Bei Fong (Adult), others Ep. "Out of the Past"; "Old Wounds" [16][17]
2013 Sofia the First Princess Aurora [6]
2014–15 Blaze and the Monster Machines Starla [18]
2015 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Rainbow Raspberry, Loudmouth Lemon, Yi Haw, others [19][20][6]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2007–present Naruto films Sakura Haruno [6]
2007 Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion Yin
2009 Happily N'Ever After 2 Goldilocks [6]
2011 Barbie: A Fairy Secret Taylor [6]
2013 Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Pepper Potts [6]
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Meg Gale, Cathy [6]
2013–present Alpha and Omega films Kate, Stinky, Lilly [21][6]
2014 Axel: The Biggest Little Hero Gaga [22]
2015 Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Yoshi [23][6]
2012 Back to the Sea Little Fish [6]


Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2004 EverQuest II Various characters
2005 Destroy All Humans! Rural Female [6]
2006–present Naruto series Sakura Haruno [6]
2006 Rumble Roses XX Candy Cane (Rebecca Walsh), Becky
2006–present Dead or Alive series Tina Armstrong [24][6]
2008 Culdcept Saga Rilara
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants
2010 Final Fantasy XIV Various characters
2010 Sonic the Hedgehog series Tails [3]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices [25]
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Cordelia gi Randgriz, Martha Lipponen, Freesia York [3]
2009 MadWorld Naomi, RinRin [3]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Avatar (Female, Joker) Grouped under Avatars [26]
2014 Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z Momiji [6]
2014 Broken Age Bottled Water Maiden, Anastasia, Yarn Pal #2 [6]
2013 Marvel Heroes Scarlet Witch, Jocasta [6]
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Lissa [6]
2012 Dragon's Dogma Madeleine [6]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Momiji [6]
2008 Ninja Gaiden 2 Momiji, Yoba [6]
2009 MagnaCarta 2 Rue [6]
2008 The World Ends with You – Uzuki Yashiro, Raimu "Rhyme" Bito [6]
2008 Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Lady [6]


Other[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • The Solid Rock (1998) – Concord Records[27]
  • Bigger than Love (2006) – Concord[27][28]
  • Jazz Standards[27]
  • A Very Merry Christmas[27]
  • Little Parts (2009) – Produced by Joel Alpers[27]
Collaborations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Solid Rock by Kate Higgins". iTunes. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bigger Than Love by Kate Higgins". iTunes. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "SEGA Blog | Out of the Mouths of Hedgehogs". Blogs.sega.com. July 15, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b c d http://katehiggins.com/voiceover/kate_higgins_resume.pdf
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/kate-higgins/
  7. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://usa.newonnetflix.info
  10. ^ http://www.netflix.com/title/80057968
  11. ^ Alex Cazares [AlexeCazares] (December 24, 2015). "@abzeronow @shadowhawk36079 and Kate Higgins is Chloe and Colleen O'Shaughnessey plays Kelsey 👑👛💍" (Tweet). 
  12. ^ "The Return of the Pussycat". Jackie Chan Adventures. Season 2. Episode 20. December 1, 2001. The WB. 
  13. ^ "The Chosen One". Jackie Chan Adventures. Season 2. Episode 32. March 23, 2002. The WB. 
  14. ^ "X-Calibre". Wolverine and the X-Men. Season 1. Episode 6. February 20, 2009. Nicktoons. 
  15. ^ "Greetings from Genosha". Wolverine and the X-Men. Season 1. Episode 10. May 29, 2002. Nicktoons. 
  16. ^ "Out of the Past". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 9. June 9, 2012. Nickelodeon. 
  17. ^ "Old Wounds". The Legend of Korra. Season 3. Episode 6. July 18, 2014. Nickelodeon. 
  18. ^ "Blaze and the Monster Machines". AOL Moviefone. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  19. ^ "The Wow Factor". Fresh Beat Band of Spies. Season 1. Episode 1. June 15, 2015. Nickelodeon. 
  20. ^ "Fruit Racer Game". Fresh Beat Band of Spies. Season 1. Episode 5. June 22, 2015. Nickelodeon. 
  21. ^ Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation (film). 2015. 
  22. ^ "Movie Review: Axel: The Biggest Little Hero ~ Geek With Mak". geekwithmak.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  23. ^ Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Closing Credits
  24. ^ Dead or Alive Paradise Manual (PDF). Deadoralivegame.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  25. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  26. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEz0Fa53B4s
  27. ^ a b c d e "Kate Higgins: Music". katehiggins.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Bigger Than Love - Kate Higgins - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Kate Higgins and Upper Structure". auburnknightsalumni.org. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  30. ^ "6 by 5 - Upperstructure - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  31. ^ Upper Structure. "About Upper Structure". Sonicbids. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Amy Palant
English voice of Miles "Tails" Prower (video games)
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Colleen Villard
Preceded by
Liza Balkan
Voice of Sailor Mercury
2014-present
Succeeded by
None