Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
McGlynn at the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest
Born (1966-10-16) October 16, 1966 (age 57)
Other namesMelissa Williamson[2][3]
  • Voice actress
  • ADR director
  • singer
Years active1981–present
  • (m. 1988; div. 2012)
  • (m. 2017)
Musical career
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
LabelsKonami Music Entertainment

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (born October 16, 1966)[4] is an American voice actress, ADR director, and singer best known for her involvement in music production in multiple games from the Silent Hill series, and her extensive English-language dubbing of various anime, animated films, and video games, including the English adaptation of the television series Cowboy Bebop.


McGlynn's voice roles in anime include Lieutenant Matilda in the Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981), Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), Kurenai Yuhi, Mei Terumi, Katsuyu, and Koharu Utatane (from the Naruto series), Cornelia li Britannia (Code Geass), and the most recent, Queen Metalia on Sailor Moon Crystal.

She does voice acting in video games such as Maria and Mary Shepherd-Sunderland in the HD collection version of Silent Hill 2 and Nina Williams from the Tekken series. She has worked in cartoons, with roles such as Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe and Steven Universe Future, Abigail Brand in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Dynamite Watkins and Miss Quantum on OK KO! Let's Be Heroes, Governor Arihnda Pryce in Star Wars Rebels and Coach Brunt in Carmen Sandiego. In addition to her experiences with directing English dubs of anime shows, she also served as a dialogue and voice director for Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Dogs in Space, and Dragon Age: Absolution. She contributed to the Silent Hill movie adaptation and Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME. She has had several movie roles. From 2015 to 2017, she was also a guest star for a Dungeons and Dragons web series titled Critical Role (15 Episodes).[5]

She was a Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2007, Long Beach.[6]

McGlynn won the 2007 American Anime Award for Best Actress for her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.[7][8]

She won a Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) award in 2008 for Best Director for her work on Naruto.[9]

Personal life[edit]

McGlynn was married to actor Daran Norris, but divorced him in 2012.[10] As of 2017, she is married to voice actor Steve Blum, whom she directed in various voiceover productions starting with Cowboy Bebop and remained close since then.[11] She has an identical twin sister named Melissa.[12]



List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[13]
1992 Sailor Moon Flau, Queen Metallia Viz dub [14]
1992 Bastard!! Thunder Empress Arshes Nei [14]
1997 Street Fighter II V Dr. Hannah, Newscaster As Melissa Williamson CA
1997–99 El-Hazard series Queen Diva As Melissa Williamson CA[15]
1997 Tokyo Revelation Various characters As Melissa Williamson CA
1998–99 Cowboy Bebop Julia ADR director, as Melissa Williamson Press[2][3][16][17]
1998 Outlaw Star Hilda As Melissa Williamson Press[3]
1998 Battle Athletes Lahrri As Melissa Williamson CA
1998 Fushigi Yūgi Nuriko As Melissa Williamson Press[2][3]
1999 Rurouni Kenshin Shura As Melissa Williamson CA
2000 Sol Bianca: The Legacy Feb As Melissa Williamson CA
2000-01 Digimon Adventure 02 Floramon, Cody's Mother [18] [14]
2002 Vandread Jura Basil Elden As Melissa Williamson CA
2002 X Kanoe As Melissa Williamson CA
2002 Samurai Girl Real Bout High School Mian Cubie As Melissa Williamson CA
2002 Digimon Tamers Various characters ADR director, story editor Press[2][19]
2002 Digimon Frontier Ophanimon, Salamon ADR director, story editor [20]
2002-03 Witch Hunter Robin Jean (doll), Mamoru Kudō, additional voices [18] [14]
2003-04 Gungrave Milanda As Melissa Williamson [18] [14]
2003–06 Naruto Kurenai Yūhi, others ADR director
SJPA Award for Best Director
2003 Wolf's Rain Lady Jaguara ADR director Press[2][17][21]
2003 Reign: The Conqueror Cassandra As Melissa Williamson CA
2003 .hack//SIGN Helba Press[2]
2003 Geneshaft Sofia Galgalim, Lily Porter CA
2004–07 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series Major Motoko Kusanagi American Anime Award for Best Actress Press[2][21][22][23]
2007 Digimon Data Squad Sarah Damon, Sayuri CA
2008 Code Geass Cornelia li Britannia Press[2]
2008-09 Stitch! Delia Voice director [18] [14]
2009 Kurokami Mikami Houjou [18] [14]
2009-10 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Briggs Doctor, Doctor's Wife As Lucy Todd [18] [14]
2009–12 Bleach Zabimaru (Baboon), Ikumi Unagiya Press[2]
2009–16 Naruto: Shippuden Kurenai Yūhi, others ADR director Press[2]
2010-11 Marvel Anime Marsh, Shehla, Riko Nirasaki, Crowd Member Voice director, assistant director [18] [14]
2011 Digimon Fusion Pickmonz, Queen, Shakkouman, others Voice director, story editor Press[2][19][18]
2012 Persona 4: The Animation Naoto Shirogane [2][19][18]
2013 Tenkai Knights Mrs. Dalton (Toxsa's Mother, Ep. 19, uncredited) ADR director Press[2]
2013-2015 Ghost in the Shell: Arise Lieutenant Colonel Kurutsu
2014–15 Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Voice Director
2015 Glitter Force Brooha, Queen Euphoria, Ms. Mason Voice director [24][25]
2015-16 Sailor Moon Crystal Queen Metallia [18] [14]
2016–17 God Eater Tsubaki Amamiya [18] [14]
2019 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Kurenai Yūhi, Mei Terumī [26]
2020–22 Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045 Motoko Kusanagi Voice director [18]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2006-09 The Replacements Mrs. Zubeck, Mrs. Kelpman Episodes: "Halloween Spirits", "Truth or Daring", "Irreplaceable" [18]
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Abigail Brand Episodes: "Welcome to the Kree Empire", "Operation Galactic Storm", "Live Kree or Die" [18]
2014–18 Steven Universe Dr. Maheswaran, others Press[2][18][27]
2014–17 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Dialogue Director Press[2]
2016–18 Star Wars Rebels Governor Arihnda Pryce, others Tweet[28][29]
2017–20 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Dialogue Director
2017–19 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Dynamite Watkins, Miss Quantum, others Tweet[30][31]
2017–20 Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz voice director
2018–2018 Bunnicula Casting Director & Voice Director (season 3)
2018–2020 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Horned Goon Voice director Press[2]
2018–2020 Star Wars Resistance Freya Fenris Voice director
2019–2021 Carmen Sandiego Coach Brunt
2019 Green Eggs and Ham Voice director (8 episodes)
2019–2022 Dragons: Rescue Riders Svetlana the Sly Voice director
2020 Steven Universe Future Dr. Maheswaran Episode: "Growing Pains"
2020 Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt Voice director
2020–2022 Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Voice director (16 episodes)
2020–2022 Doug Unplugs Voice director
2021 Dogs in Space Voice director
20212023 DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms Voice director
2022 The Legend of Vox Machina Zahra Hydris Voice director
2022 Bugs Bunny Builders Voice director
2022 Big City Greens Voice director (15 episodes)
2022- Dragon Age: Absolution Voice director
2023- Shape Island Voice director
2023- Dew Drop Diaries Captain Meow Meow Voice director


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[13]
1997 Armageddon Queen Hera As Melissa Williamson CA
1999 Black Jack Jo Carol Brane As Melissa Williamson CA
1999 Princess Mononoke Singer CA
2000 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Caroline Press[2]
2001 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Urd As Melissa Williamson Press[3]
2001 Metropolis Public Announcement Voice ADR script writer Press[2]
2002 Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door Chris Riley ADR director [19]
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Kanna Kirishima As Melissa Williamson CA
2004 Appleseed ADR director Press[2]
2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Major Motoko Kusanagi [32]
2007 Stan Lee's The Condor Valeria / Taipan [18]
2008 Resident Evil: Degeneration Rani's aunt
2009 Naruto Shippuden the Movie Voice director [33]
2010 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower Queen Seram [14]
2011 Tekken: Blood Vengeance Nina Williams As Charlotte Bell [18]
2013 Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Voice director [14]
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Policewoman [18]
2015 Ghost in the Shell: Arise Kurutsu [34]
2015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Mei Terumi, Head Maid, Kurenai Yuhi, Katsuyu Voice director [18]
2015 Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie Kurusu [18]
2017 Resident Evil: Vendetta Zack White [18]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[13][35]
2000 Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption Ecaterina [36]
2001 The Bouncer Echidna As Melissa Williamson [18]
2001 Phase Paradox Renee Hearn, Nash Lynyrd As Melissa Williamson [37]
2002 Digimon Rumble Arena Gatomon, Takato, Magnadramon [18]
2003–12 Silent Hill series Singer
Voice director
2003–04 .hack series Helba, Emma Wielant Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, Quarantine [18]
2004 Seven Samurai 20XX Zwei [38]
2004 Phantom Brave Sienna, Narrator CA
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines Pisha CA
2005 Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome Lady Salome CA
2006 Rumble Roses XX Evil Rose, Noble Rose CA
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Rosso [18]
2006 Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Doctus [18]
2006–07 .hack//G.U. series Bordeaux, Toru Uike, News Announcer [18]
2007 Supreme Commander General Samantha Clarke
2007 Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance General Samantha Clarke
2008 Devil May Cry 4 Echidna Website
2009 Afro Samurai The Polecats CA
2009 Magna Carta 2 Keitin [18]
2009 Tekken 6 Nina Williams Website
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Nora Estheim [18]
2010 Alpha Protocol SIE [2][18]
2011–present Naruto series Kurenai Yuhi, Shima, Katsuyu, Tsunade, Mei Terumi [18]
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Nina Williams Website
2012 Darksiders II Uriel, Nephilim (Whispers) 5, Human Soul 3 [18]
2012 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Queen Veranke Website
2013 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Hydaelyn Website
2013 Marvel Heroes Jessica Jones, Moondragon [18]
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Female Crusader Press[2]
2014 Digimon All-Star Rumble Gatomon, Angewomon [18]
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Tyrant Velhari [18]
2015 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Alex Wesker Credited as "Lucy Todd"
2015 Heroes of the Storm Johanna Press[2]
2015 Kholat Singer (Farewell) [39]
2015 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Praetor Talis Press[2][18]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Avatar (Female Mature) Grouped under Avatars [40]
2016 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online Major Motoko Kusanagi [18]
2016 Hitman Dalia Margolis [41]
2016 God Eater Resurrection Tsubaki Amamiya Website
2016 Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Nina Williams Uncredited[a] Website
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Aegwynn, Delas Moonfang [18]
2017 Star Trek: Bridge Crew Lieutenant Koharu Mori
2018 Artifact Prellex
2019 Mortal Kombat 11 Cetrion Tweet[42]
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Valkyrie [18]
2020 World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Remornia [18]
2020 Resident Evil: Resistance Alex Wesker [18]
2023 Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical Persephone [43]
2023 Mortal Kombat 1 Female Scorpion [44]
2023 Mortal Kombat: Onslaught Cetrion [45]
2024 Tekken 8 Nina Williams [18]

Live action[edit]

List of acting performances in television and film
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
1992 Down the Shore Brigitte Episode: "A Tale of Two Houses"
1993 Quantum Leap Sue Anne Winters Episode: "Memphis Melody"
1994 Walker, Texas Ranger Merrilee Summers Episode: "Right Man, Wrong Time"
1995 Xena: Warrior Princess Pandora Episode: "Cradle of Hope"
1996 Murder, She Wrote Karen Reisner Episode: "Mrs. Parker's Revenge"
1997 Sister, Sister Dr. Wilcox Episode: "Two's Company" [46]
1998 Star Trek: Voyager Daelen Episode: "Vis a Vis"
2006 Silent Hill Singer [2]
2008 Adventures in Voice Acting Herself [47]
2011 Julia X 3D Singer [2]


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