Laura Bailey (voice actress)
Bailey at the 2015 Comic-Con International
|Born||Laura Dawn Bailey
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Elle Deets[note 1]|
|Alma mater||Collin College|
|Occupation||Voice actress, voice director|
|Spouse(s)||Travis Willingham (m. 2011)|
Laura Dawn Bailey (born May 28)  is an American voice actress and voice director who provides voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime films and television series as well as in video games and cartoons. Her notable roles include Maka Albarn in Soul Eater and Soul Eater Not!, Kid Trunks in the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Z, Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket, Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara in the Funimation dub of Crayon Shin-Chan, the last of which she also served as the line producer. In video games, she is notable for the voices of Rayne in the BloodRayne series, Chun-Li in the newer titles of the Street Fighter series, Rise Kujikawa in the Persona 4 series, Blaze the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog series, Lucina in Fire Emblem Awakening, Serah Farron in the Final Fantasy XIII series, Serana in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard, Olympia Vale in Halo 5: Guardians, Jaina Proudmoore in World of Warcraft, Nadine Ross in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Fiona in Tales from the Borderlands and Kait Diaz in Gears of War 4. She also voices Black Widow in variety of the Marvel cartoons and video games.
Bailey was inspired to go into acting after watching a making of Dawson's Creek special where they interviewed Katie Holmes. She attended the theatre program at the Collin County Community College (Quad C) in Plano, Texas. where she participated in productions of "Suburbia", "Through a Glass Onion", and "Don't Rock the Jukebox". Kent Williams, who spotted her at one of the plays, invited her to audition for Funimation, who had been working on Dragon Ball Z. Her most notable role on Dragon Ball Z was Kid Trunks, which she portrayed with a raspy voice. She voiced the starring character Marlene Angel in Blue Gender, which was the first project Funimation did outside of the Dragon Ball world, and Keiko Yukimura in Yu Yu Hakusho.
Bailey was cast for the starring role of Tohru Honda in the anime Fruits Basket. Bailey said that Tohru's character has helped her be more positive: "I was so inspired by her character by her, joy, and outlook on life that, you know, you wanna emulate that." She later voiced Lust, one of the villains in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Sana Kurata in Kodocha.
Bailey had been working with Funimation for about four years before she started ADR directing. She worked on Blue Gender: The Warrior and some episodes of Case Closed. Her first major ADR Directing project was Gunslinger Girl, in which she also voices Henrietta. She also co-directed parts of Kodocha. She became a line producer for the Funimation dub of Shin-Chan and also voiced the title character.
Bailey and anime voice actor/director Colleen Clinkenbeard were once roommates while working at Funimation. In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles, California. In 2011, she married fellow voice actor Travis Willingham. They currently live in Los Angeles.
|Year||Series||Role||Crew role, notes||Source|
|1999–03||Dragon Ball Z||Dende, Trunks, Marron||Funimation dub|||
|2001–03||Dragon Ball||Chi-Chi, Ranfan, Sara, Akane, others||Funimation dub|||
|2001–02||Blue Gender||Marlene Angel|||
|2002–06||Yu Yu Hakusho||Keiko Yukimura|
|2002–03||Fruits Basket||Tohru Honda|||
|2003||Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom||Kikyo||TV special|||
|2003–04||Dragon Ball GT||Oceanus Shenron||Episodic|||
|2004–10||Case Closed||Serena Sebastian||ADR director|||
|2005||Gunslinger Girl||Henrietta||ADR director, Bailey's first large directing project|||
|2005–06||The Galaxy Railways||Layla|
|2005–07||Kodocha||Sana Kurata||Line Producer, ADR Director|||
|2006||Diamond Daydreams||Hanna Jarvinen||Eps. 7–8|
|2006–07||Negima!||Evangeline A.K. McDowell, Ayaka Yukihiro||Also Spring and Summer OVAs|
|2006–07||Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase||Hiromi Anzai|
|2006–07||Rumbling Hearts||Line Producer|||
|2007||Peach Girl||Nami|||
|2007–09||Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle||Xing Huo, Primera|
|2007||Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad||Hiromi Masuoka|
|2007–08||One Piece||Conis||Funimation dub|
|2008||School Rumble||Tsumugi Yuuki|
|2008||Genesis of Aquarion||Tsugumi Rosenmeier|
|2008–09||Naruto||Anko Mitarashi, Toki, others|
|2008–11||Shin-Chan||Shin Nohara||Funimation dub, 2008 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Award, Best Voice Actress (English)
Line Producer, ADR Director
|2008–09||Code Geass series||Nagisa Chiba, Rakshata Chawla|
|2008||Ouran High School Host Club||Kanako Kasugazaki||Eps. 2, 13|
|2008–09||Darker than Black||Amber|
|2008||Gurren Lagann||Leite Jokin|||
|2009–10||D.Gray-man||John, Elda, Chitta, Jessica||Episodic|||
|2009–10||Kurokami: The Animation||Kuro|
|2009–14||Bleach||Tier Harribel, Mashiro Kuna, others|
|2009||Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino-||Henrietta|
|2009–13||Stitch!||Tigerlily, Ted, JJ, Makiko|||
|2009||El Cazador de la Bruja||Rita||Ep. 5|||
|2010||Soul Eater||Maka Albarn|
|2010–11||Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood||Lust|
|2011||Dragon Ball Z Kai||Vegeta (young)||Ep. 45|||
|2011–12||K-On! series||Nodoka Manabe||2 TV series|
|2011||Marvel Anime: Iron Man||Dr. Chika Tanaka, Village Children, Aki||Ep. 1, and Eps. 3-4|||
|2011–16||Naruto Shippuden||Kushina Uzumaki, Kurotsuchi, Fūka, Anko, others|||
|2011||Marvel Anime: X-Men||Mrs. Ichiki, Kyoko, Girls||Eps. 1-2, Ep. 4, Ep. 6|||
|2012||Street Fighter X Tekken Vita||Chun-Li||TV miniseries|
|2012||Marvel Anime: Blade||Prostitute, Police Woman||Ep. 2 and Ep. 4|||
|2012||Persona 4: The Animation||Rise Kujikawa|||
|2012–13||Tiger & Bunny||Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid|||
|2013–15||Digimon Fusion||Lilymon, Beastmon, Shakomon, Mermaimon, others|||
|2015||Soul Eater Not!||Maka Albarn|||
|2004||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Eve De Lafeye||Ep. "Simple Plan & the Invisible Madman"|||
|2008||Transformers: Animated||Additional voices||Ep. "Mission Accomplished"|||
|2010||Barbie: Fashionistas||Glam|||
|2011||The Super Hero Squad Show||Firestar||Eps. "Planet Hulk! (Six Against Infinity Part 5)"; "Too Many Wolverines!"|
|2011–14||Shelf Life||The Kid, Jason|||
|2011–12||Monster High||Lagoona Blue||Webisodes and specials|||
|2011–13||Winx Club||Tressa, Serena||Nickelodeon dub|||
|2013||Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload||Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff||Television special|||
|2013–16||Avengers Assemble||Black Widow, Gamora, Darkstar, others|||
|2014–15||Ultimate Spider-Man||Black Widow||Eps. "The Avenging Spider-Man: Part 1"; "Contest of the Champions: Part 2"|||
|2014–15||Regular Show||Sheena Albright, Natalia, others||Ep. "Skips in the Saddle"; "The Real Thomas"; "Benson's Suit"|||
|2015||Batman Unlimited||Cheetah||Web series|||
|2015||Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled||Black Widow||Television Special|||
|2016||RWBY||Amber||Ep. "Beginning of the End"|||
|2008||Resident Evil: Degeneration||Angela Miller||Limited theatrical release|
|2015||When Marnie Was There||Additional voices|||
|2016||Only Yesterday||Nanako Okajima|
Direct-to-video and television films
|2001||Walker, Texas Ranger||Roberta||Ep. "Saturday Night"|
|2003||Graduation Day||Marni||Directed by Matt Cade|||
|2006||Placebo||Nancy||Short film by Dan Burks|||
|2007||Four Sheets to the Wind||Francie|
|2007||Mr. Brooks||Flight Attendant|
|2007||Thief||Ep. 103[note 2]|
|2007||The Staircase Murders||Margaret Peterson||Lifetime TV movie|||
|2007||One Tree Hill||Girl #2||Ep. 417: "It Gets Worse at Night"|
|2007||Underbelly||Sara Hotchkiss||Birdnose Productions|
|2009||From the Dark||Kristin Parker||Directed by Chris McClellan|||
|2010||Dusk||Chelsea||Directed by Mitch Waters|||
|2015||To Have and to Hold||Jane Pierce||Directed by Ray Bengston|
|2015–present||Critical Role||Vex'ahlia||RPG web series, cast member|||
|2015||Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana||Lemley||RPG web series, cast member|||
|2016||Slash||2nd Countess||Directed by Clay Liford|
- Bailey is credited as Elle Deets in Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, but she has noted that she voiced the character Belle in her website credits list.
- Bailey was credited for Thief although her scene was cut before broadcast.
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- Japan Society (April 22, 2012). Interview with Laura Bailey at 2009 New York Anime Festival (YouTube). Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- Liu, Ed (October 15, 2009). "NYAF2009: Toon Zone Interviews "Soul Easter"'s Laura Bailey & Travis Willingham". Toon Zone. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
- Anderson, Matthew; Costello, Stephanie (June 15, 2005). "Exclusive Interview with Laura Bailey & Colleen Clinkenbeard at DVD Vision Japan". DVJ 2.0. Interview with Matthew Anderson and Stephanie Costello. DVD Vision Japan. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
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- "Enrolling at DWMA". Soul Eater Not. Episode 1 – via Hulu.
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- Regular Show Season 5 Episode 33 Closing Credits
- Regular Show Season 6 Episode 8 Closing Credits
- Regular Show Season 6 Episode 18 Closing Credits
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- "Beginning of the End". RWBY. January 10, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2016 – via YouTube.
- "How to Beat A Cold...With Fists!/Unsolved Histories 1/Old Man Duck Head". Future-Worm!. Season 1. Episode 2. August 8, 2016. Disney XD.
- "Bubble Daddy/Future Danny and the Ghost Pirates of Tau Ceti/Porthole to the Lizard". Future-Worm!. Season 1. Episode 4. August 22, 2016. Disney XD.
- "Deunited/Great Debates with the End of Time/The Forever Five". Future-Worm!. Season 1. Episode 5. August 29, 2016. Disney XD.
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- Team Tachyon. Quantum Theory. Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors.
- Capcom. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. Capcom. Scene: Ending credits, Cast.
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- CyberConnect2. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. Scene: Closing credits, 1:12 in, English Cast.
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