Kate Higgins

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Kate Higgins
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Kate Higgins in 2019
Born
Catherine Davis Higgins

(1969-08-16) August 16, 1969 (age 50)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Other namesKate Davis
Alma materAuburn University
OccupationVoice actress, singer, musician
Years active1999–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
Code Geass as C.C.
Home townAuburn, Alabama
Children2
Musical career
GenresHard-bop, post-bop, modal jazz, mainstream jazz, pop, gospel
InstrumentsPiano, vocals
Associated actsUpper Structure
Websitekatehiggins.com

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

Voice acting career[edit]

Higgins's 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, Higgins voiced Tails in the video game series Sonic the Hedgehog.[1] She also voices Kate, Stinky, and Lilly in the Alpha and Omega sequels. In 2014, Higgins was cast as Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury in the Viz English dub of Sailor Moon. In 2017, she voiced Pauline in Super Mario Odyssey, 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 the current voice of Princess Aurora since 2010, a Disney Princess character originally seen in Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

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]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of dubbing 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 As Kate Davis [5]
2002–03 Overman King Gainer Meey Laujin Resume
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, Nanao Ise, Retsu Unohana, Lilynette Gingerbuck 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]
2009–2019 Naruto Shippuden Sakura Haruno [7]
2011 Marvel Anime: Wolverine Yukio Resume
2013-14 Tenkai Knights Wakamei Dalton, Mrs. Jones (Ceylan's Mother, Ep. 30) Main Role [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]
2019-present Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Sakura Uchiha [18]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2001–02 Jackie Chan Adventures Simone Ep. "The Return Of The Pussycat"; "The Chosen One" [19][20]
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 Resume
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Scarlet Witch, Pixie [21][22]
2010 Gnomes and Trolls Fawn [7]
2011–13 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Mayor Janet Nettles 17 episodes [7]
2012–15 Monster High series Frankie Stein [7]
2012–14 The Legend of Korra Toph Bei Fong (Adult) Ep. "Out of the Past"; "Old Wounds" [23][24]
2013 Sofia the First Princess Aurora [7]
2014–present Blaze and the Monster Machines Starla [25]
2015 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Rainbow Raspberry, Loudmouth Lemon, Yi Haw [7][26][27]
2016–present The Powerpuff Girls Meylin, Additional Voices 6 episodes [7]
2016-present Bunnicula (TV series) Becky, Barbara [7]
2016 Regular Show Computer, Mary Stone, Natalie Williams, Fi, Icai Ep. "Alpha Dome"; "Ice Tape" [7]
2017 The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show Belle Starr Ep. "Return of the Guapos Part 2"; "Return of the Guapos Part 3" [7]
2017 Pickle and Peanut Additional Voices Ep. "Wet Wedding/Tweenage Lupinus"  
2017-19 Star vs. the Forces of Evil White Baby Unicorn 5 episodes [7]

Films[edit]

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]
2009 Batgirl: Year One Barbara Gordon/Batgirl Audiobook edition [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][28]
2014 Axel: The Biggest Little Hero Gaga [29]
2015 Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Yoshi [7][30]
2016 Norm of the North Elizabeth [7]
2016–2018 Digimon Adventure tri. Gatomon, Meicoomon, Meicrackmon Vicious Mode, Angewomon, Nyaromon, Salamon, Raguelmon, Magnadramon [31][32]
2017 Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Mrs. Bucket [7]
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 [33]
2018 Sailor Moon S: The Movie Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Limited theatrical release, Viz dub [34]
2018 Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Limited theatrical release, Viz dub [34]
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Princess Aurora [35]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2004 EverQuest II Various characters Resume
2005 Wild Arms 4 Yulie Ahtreide [7]
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 starting from Xtreme 2 [7][36][6]
2006 Suikoden V Miakis [7]
2007 Armored Core 4 P. Dam, Menno Ruh  
2007 Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis Jessica Philomele [7]
2008 Culdcept Saga Rilara Resume
2008 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Additional Voices   [7]
2008 The World Ends with You Uzuki Yashiro, Raimu "Rhyme" Bito [7]
2008 Ninja Gaiden 2 Momiji, Yoba [7]
2008 Valkyria Chronicles Cordelia gi Randgriz, Martha Lipponen, Freesia York [1]
2008 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon Faire/Sunnywood Females [7]
2009 MadWorld Naomi, RinRin [1]
2009 Cross Edge Marie [7]
2009 MagnaCarta 2 Rue [7]
2009 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Cheryl Heather Mason, Michelle Valdez (uncredited) [7]
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants [7]
2010 Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Subaru Kujo (uncredited) [7]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles 2 Cordelia gi Randgriz [7]
2010 Final Fantasy XIV Various characters
2010–present Sonic the Hedgehog series Miles "Tails" Prower (-2013), Wave the Swallow [1]
2011–present Hyperdimension Neptunia series IF [7]
2011 Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together Narrator [37]
2012 Dragon's Dogma Madeleine [7]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Momiji [7]
2012 Resident Evil 6 Deborah Harper [38]
2012 Tales of Graces Asbel Lhant (child), Pascal [7]
2013 Marvel Heroes Scarlet Witch, Jocasta [7]
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Lissa [7]
2014 Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Momiji [7]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Savannah [7]
2014 Broken Age Bottled Water Maiden, Anastasia, Yarn Pal #2 [7]
2015 Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Lady [7]
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Joy [39]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Avatar (Female, Joker) Grouped under Avatars [40]
2016 Fire Emblem Fates Lissa "Before Awakening" DLC [41]
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Thor Girl [7]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Serra, Lissa As Kate Davis [7]
2017 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Shade "Cipher Legends" DLC [42]
2017 Agents of Mayhem MAYHEM Crew member  
2017 Fire Emblem Warriors Lissa [7]
2017 Super Mario Odyssey Pauline As Kate Davis [43][44]
2017 .hack//G.U. Last Recode Natsume Uncredited [7]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Archmage Tamuura  
2018 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Nikola Graf [7]
2019 Devil May Cry 5 Lady [7]
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Scarlet Witch [7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Solid Rock (Concord, 1998)[45]
  • Bigger than Love (Concord, 2006)[45][46]
  • Jazz Standards[45]
  • A Very Merry Christmas[45]
  • Little Parts (2009)[45]
  • Sweet and Blue (2016)

Collaborations[edit]

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
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  17. ^ "Twin Star Exorcists English Dub Stars Bryce Papenbrook, Cassandra Lee Morris and More!". April 9, 2018.
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  20. ^ "The Chosen One". Jackie Chan Adventures. Season 2. Episode 32. March 23, 2002. The WB.
  21. ^ "X-Calibre". Wolverine and the X-Men. Season 1. Episode 6. February 20, 2009. Nicktoons.
  22. ^ "Greetings from Genosha". Wolverine and the X-Men. Season 1. Episode 10. May 29, 2002. Nicktoons.
  23. ^ "Out of the Past". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 9. June 9, 2012. Nickelodeon.
  24. ^ "Old Wounds". The Legend of Korra. Season 3. Episode 6. July 18, 2014. Nickelodeon.
  25. ^ "Blaze and the Monster Machines". AOL Moviefone. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  26. ^ "The Wow Factor". Fresh Beat Band of Spies. Season 1. Episode 1. June 15, 2015. Nickelodeon.
  27. ^ "Fruit Racer Game". Fresh Beat Band of Spies. Season 1. Episode 5. June 22, 2015. Nickelodeon.
  28. ^ Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation (film). 2015.
  29. ^ "Movie Review: Axel: The Biggest Little Hero ~ Geek With Mak". geekwithmak.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
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  31. ^ "Digimon Tri English Dub Cast Confirmation". Anime News Network. Anime News Network. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  32. ^ "Digimon Adventure tri. Films' English Dub Casts Johnny Yong Bosch as T.K., Tara Sands as Kari". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
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  38. ^ Capcom. Resident Evil 6. Capcom. Scene: Closing credits, 4 minutes in, Facial Capture (ADR) Cast.
  39. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Scene: Closing credits, 5:28 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  40. ^ Xenoblade Chronicles X - All English Voice Options for Player Characters. November 13, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2016 – via YouTube.
  41. ^ Intelligent Systems (February 19, 2016). Fire Emblem Fates. Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo. Scene: Uncredited.
  42. ^ Intelligent Systems (May 19, 2017). Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo. Scene: Uncredited.
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  46. ^ "Bigger Than Love". AllMusic. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
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  48. ^ "6 by 5 - Upperstructure - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  49. ^ Upper Structure. "About Upper Structure". Sonicbids. Retrieved June 1, 2015.

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