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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn at Otakon 2009
Born (1966-10-16) October 16, 1966 (age 50)
Short Hills, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles
Other names Mary McGlynn
Melissa Williamson[1][2]
Charlotte Bell
Occupation Voice actress, singer-songwriter, ADR script writer, ADR director
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Daran Norris (m. 1988; div. 2012)

Musical career
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Konami Music Entertainment
Associated acts

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (born October 16, 1966) is an American voice actress, ADR director and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her extensive English-language dubbing of various anime, animated films, and video games. Her voice role in anime includes Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Kurenai Yuhi, Mei Terumī, Katsuyu, and Koharu Utatane from the Naruto series, Cornelia li Britannia from Code Geass and the most recent role of Queen Metalia on Sailor Moon Crystal. She also 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 also works in cartoons as she currently voicing Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe and voice directs Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. McGlynn also contribute the music in multiple games from the Silent Hill series, as well as the movie adaptation and Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME. She has also had several movie roles.


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

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.[3][4] She won a Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) award in 2008 for Best Director for her work on Naruto.[5]

Personal life[edit]

McGlynn was married to actor Daran Norris[6] in 1988.[citation needed] They divorced in 2012.[citation needed] She has an identical twin sister named Melissa.[7]



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[8]
1992 Bastard!! Thunder Empress Arshes Nei
1997 Street Fighter II V Dr. Hannah, Newscaster As Melissa Williamson
1997–99 El-Hazard series Queen Diva As Melissa Williamson [9]
1997 Tokyo Revelation Various characters As Melissa Williamson
1998–99 Cowboy Bebop Julia ADR director, as Melissa Williamson [1][2][10][11]
1998 Outlaw Star Hilda As Melissa Williamson [2]
1998 Battle Athletes Lahrri As Melissa Williamson
2000 Sol Bianca: The Legacy Feb As Melissa Williamson
2002 Vandread Jura Basil Elden As Melissa Williamson
2002 X Kanoe As Melissa Williamson
2002 Samurai Girl Real Bout High School Mian Cubie As Melissa Williamson
2002 Digimon Tamers Various characters ADR director, story editor [1][12]
2002 Fushigi Yūgi Nuriko As Melissa Williamson [1][2]
2003–06 Naruto Kurenai Yuhi, others ADR director
SJPA Award for Best Director
2003 Wolf's Rain Lady Jaguara ADR director [1][11][13]
2003 Reign: The Conqueror Cassandra As Melissa Williamson
2003 .hack//SIGN Helba [1]
2003 Geneshaft Sofia Galgalim, Lily Porter
2004–07 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series Major Motoko Kusanagi American Anime Award for Best Actress [1][13][14][15]
2007 Digimon Data Squad Sarah Damon, Sayuri
2008 Code Geass Cornelia li Britannia [1]
2009–12 Bleach Zabimaru, Ikumi Unagiya [1]
2009–16 Naruto Shippuden Kurenai Yuhi, others ADR director [1]
2011 Digimon Fusion Pickmonz, Queen, Shakkouman, others Voice director, story editor [1][12][16]
2012 Persona 4: The Animation Naoto Shirogane
2013 Tenkai Knights ADR director [1]
2015 Glitter Force Brooha Voice director [17][18]
2016–present God Eater Tsubaki Amamiya


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
2010 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Abigail Brand [16]
2014 Steven Universe Dr. Maheswaran, others [1][16][19]
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Voice director [1]
2016–17 Star Wars Rebels Governor Arihnda Pryce, others [20][21]


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[8]
1997 Armageddon Queen Hera As Melissa Williamson
1999 Black Jack Jo Carol Brane As Melissa Williamson
1999 Princess Mononoke Singer
2001 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Urd As Melissa Williamson [2]
2001 Metropolis Public Announcement Voice ADR script writer [1]
2001 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Caroline [1]
2002 Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door Chris Riley ADR director [1][12]
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Kanna Kirishima As Melissa Williamson
2004 Appleseed ADR director [1]
2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Major Motoko Kusanagi [22]
2007 Stan Lee's The Condor Valeria / Taipan [16]
2009 Naruto Shippuden the Movie Voice director [23]
2011 Tekken: Blood Vengeance Nina Williams As Charlotte Bell [16]
2015 Ghost in the Shell: Arise Kurutsu [24]
2015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Mei Terumi, Head Maid, Kurenai Yuhi, Katsuyu Voice director [16]

Video games[edit]

List of major voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
2000 Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption Ecaterina the Wise
2001 The Bouncer Echidna As Melissa Williamson [16]
2002 Digimon Rumble Arena Gatomon, Takato, Magnadramon [16]
2003–12 Silent Hill series Maria (HD Collection) Singer
Voice director
2003–04 .hack series Helba, Emma Wielant Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, Quarantine [16]
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Pisha
2006 Rumble Roses XX Evil Rose, Noble Rose
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Rosso [16]
2006 Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Doctus [16]
2006–07 .hack//G.U. series Bordeaux, Toru Uike, News Announcer [16]
2008 Devil May Cry 4 Echidna [25]
2009 Afro Samurai The Polecats
2009 Magna Carta 2 Keitin [16]
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Nora Estheim [1][16]
2010 Alpha Protocol SIE [1][16]
2011–present Naruto series Kurenai Yuhi, Shima, Katsuyu, Tsunade, Mei Terumi [16]
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Nina Williams [25]
2012 Darksiders II Uriel, Nephilim (Whispers) 5, Human Soul 3 [16]
2012 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Queen Veranke [25]
2013 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Hydaelyn [25]
2013 Marvel Heroes Jessica Jones, Moondragon [16]
2013 Killer Is Dead Betty, Mondo's Mom As Annie May [16]
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Female Crusader [1]
2015 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Alex Wesker [25]
2015 Heroes of the Storm Johanna [1]
2015 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Praetor Talis [1][16]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Avatar (Female Mature) Grouped under Avatars [16][26]
2016 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online Major Motoko Kusanagi [16]
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Lady Sif, Valkyrie [16]
2016 Hitman Dalia Margolis [27]
2016 God Eater Resurrection Tsubaki Amamiya [25]
2016 Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Nina Williams [25]

Live action[edit]

List of acting performances in television and film
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2006 Silent Hill Singer [1]
2008 Adventures in Voice Acting Herself [28]
2011 Julia X 3D Singer [1]


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  17. ^ "An Exciting Beginning". Glitter Force. Episode 1. December 18, 2015. Netflix. 
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  19. ^ "Fusion Cuisine". Steven Universe. Season 1. Episode 32. November 6, 2014. Cartoon Network. 
  20. ^ Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (17 July 2016). "So honored and excited to announce that I'm voicing Governor Arihnda Pryce in season 3 of #StarWarsRebels. @starwars". Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  21. ^ "The Antilles Extraction". Star Wars Rebels. Season 3. Episode 4. October 8, 2016. Disney XD. 
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  27. ^ IO Interactive. Hitman. Square Enix. Scene: Closing credits, 1:50 in, Cast - Voice Actors. 
  28. ^ "Bang Zoom! Entertainment to Preview Adventures in Voice Acting Documentary at New York Anime Festival" (PDF). Adventures in Voice Acting (Press release). December 4, 2007. 

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