Mela Lee is an American voice actress based in Los Angeles who voices characters on a number of animated series, films, television shows and video games. She is best known as the voice of Lifeline / Ajay Che in Apex Legends and as the voice of Jade in Mortal Kombat 11. In anime, she voices lead characters Rin Tosaka, in Fate/stay night as well as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and current film trilogy opener Heaven's Feel; Yuki Cross in Vampire Knight; Shinku the fifth Rozen Maiden doll in Rozen Maiden; and Erica Karisawa in the Durarara!! series, which was broadcast on Adult Swim. In animation, she is the voice of Tikki in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, which airs on Disney Channel and Netflix. In video games, she voices Lifeline in Apex Legends, Rena Ryūgū in Higurashi When They Cry, Rachel Alucard in the BlazBlue series, Tiki in the Fire Emblem series, Sharon Krueger and Scarlet in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, and Pallegina in the Pillars of Eternity series.
Lee first got into voice acting when she auditioned for Vampire Princess Miyu, but the director had her read for Saint Tail, and she was cast as the title character Meimi Haneoka, whom assumes the secret identity of Saint Tail. She would later land the vampire role of Yuki Cross in the Vampire Knight series and Rin Tosaka, the heroine of the Fate/stay night series. She also played the lead heroine in Rozen Maiden. Lee has also served as an ADR Voice Replacement specialist in over 100 projects, including Suicide Squad, Gotham, Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty, Atlanta, and The Good Wife.
In addition to voice acting, Lee is the lead singer, composer, and lyricist for her band Magnolia Memoir. She and fellow voice actress Erica Lindbeck host their own web series called Lindbeck and Lee with voice actor guests.
|2001||Saint Tail||Meimi / St. Tail|||
|2006||Immortal Grand Prix||Max Erlich|||
|2006||Kannazuki no Miko||Kyoko|||
|2006||Fate/stay night||Rin Tohsaka|||
|2007–11||Rozen Maiden series||Shinku||Also Trumend, Ouverture|||
|2007||Higurashi: When They Cry||Rena Ryugu||Press|
|2009||Blade of the Immortal||Rin Asano||Press|
|2010–11||Vampire Knight series||Yuki Cross||Also Guilty||Press|
|2012||Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series||Kana Ienaga||as Kayla Yesratsian|||
|2015||BlazBlue Alter Memory||Rachel Alucard|||
|2015||Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works||Rin Tohsaka||TV series|||
|Hunter × Hunter||Canary, others||2011 series|||
|2016||The Asterisk War||Sylvia Ryuneheim||Press|
|2017||Mob Psycho 100||Rei Kurosaki||Tweet|
|2019||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba||Kanata Ubuyashiki||Facebook|
|2019-present||Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia||Ishtar, Ereshkigal|
|2015–present||Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir||Tikki, Stormy Weather|||
|2018–2019||Avengers: Black Panther's Quest||Princess Zanda||Website|
|2019||The Loud House||Principal Rivers|
|2020||The Owl House||Kikimora|
|2010||Alpha and Omega||Candy|||
|2018||Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel I. - Presage Flower||Rin Tohsaka||English dub; Limited theatrical release|||
|2008||Strait Jacket||Minea||English dub|||
|2014||Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games||Agnes|||
|2015||Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation||Agnes|||
|2015||Madea's Tough Love||Old Lady|||
|2016||Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze||Agnes|||
|2017||Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom||Agnes|||
|2009-present||BlazBlue series||Rachel Alucard||English dub||Press|
|2013||Fire Emblem Awakening||Tiki||English dub||Press|
|2014||Digimon All-Star Rumble||Biyomon, Hououmon||English dub|||
|2015||Pillars of Eternity||Pallegina||Press|
|2015||Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2||Otome Yanagiya||English dub|||
|2015||Xenoblade Chronicles X||Celica||English dub|||
|2015||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel||Sharon Kreuger, Scarlet||English dub|||
|2016||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II||Sharon Kreuger, Scarlet||English dub|||
|2017||Fire Emblem Heroes||Tiki||English dub|||
|2017||Fire Emblem Warriors||Tiki||English dub|||
|2018||BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle||Rachel Alucard, Raquel Alucard||English dub||Tweet|
|2018||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Tiki||English dub|||
|2019||Mortal Kombat 11||Jade||Tweet|
|2019||Pokémon Masters||Karen||English dub||Tweet|
|2019||Shantae and the Seven Sirens||Vera|
|2019||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III||Sharon Kreuger||English dub|||
|2019||Phantasy Star Online 2||Sukunahime||English dub|||
|2020||Granblue Fantasy Versus||Zeta||English dub|||
|2020||Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise||Aaliyah Davis|||
|2020||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV||Sharon Kreuger||English dub|
Awards and nominations
In 2015, Lee was nominated for the BTVA Anime Dub Award for Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Television Series/OVA for her role as Rin Tohsaka in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.
- Bruno, Travis (February 25, 2011). "Interview with Mela Lee – Voice Actress". Capsule Computers. Australia.
- "Resume". Mela Lee. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- "Catch up on Lindbeck & Lee's Stellar Season 2!". melalee.com. June 9, 2016. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- "Bio". melalee.com. June 19, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- "I Hate Wedding Veils!". Saint Tail – Volume 2 (DVD). Episode 4. Tokyopop. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
- "IGPX STAFF & CAST". Production I.G. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
- "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
- Martin, Theron (March 18, 2013). "Fate/stay night – Blu-ray Collection 2 – Review". Anime News Network.
- Amith, Dennis (January 30, 2013). "Fate/stay night – Collection 1 (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)". J-Ent!.
- "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night: UBW, Durarara!!×2 Shō Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
- "Mela Lee". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- "Aniplex USA to Release 1st Aldnoah.Zero Season on BD/DVD with Dub & Sub". Anime News Network. June 6, 2015.
- "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night UBW, Durarara!! 2xSho Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
- "The × Guard's × Duty". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 23. Viz Media. October 8, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
- "A × Dangerous × Watchdog". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 22. Viz Media. October 1, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
- "Arrival × At × The Arena". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 27. Viz Media. November 12, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
- "Ben Diskin, Michelle Ruff Star as Satoru in Erased English Dub". Anime News Network. June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
- Lee, Mela [@TheMelaLee] (January 16, 2017). ""Rockin the #Tracksuit as #Rei in #MobPsycho100 /latest episodes @FUNimation @Crunchyroll #NotSoPsychicPowers #StillAdorbs #ImEveryWoman"" (Tweet). Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Twitter.
- "Funimation Acquires Berserk Season 1 (2016) English Dub - Funimation - Blog!". Funimation - Blog!. March 20, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
- Lee, Mela [@themelalee] (August 15, 2019). "For each Beautifully Drawn Hero - a Beautifully Drawn #Villain - I play #Dex in #LeSeanThomas #CannonBusters for @netflixpic.twitter.com/5JkMdFHvYR" (Tweet). Retrieved August 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
- "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". www.facebook.com. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
- "SDCC 2016 Final Part: A Day Full of Miraculous Surprises and MORE". Comic Maven's Archives. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
- "It's official! I'm a Disney Princess". Mela Lee. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
- RWBY Volume 6, Chapter 8 "Dead End"
- Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876.
- Lee, Mela [@TheMelaLee] (June 1, 2018). ""I'll be joining prior castmates and #RWBY June 5th in the new BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle !"" (Tweet). Retrieved June 5, 2018 – via Twitter.
- PSO2 episode 3 staff credits
- Granblue Fantasy Versus’ Endgame English Dub Credits
- "Mela Lee - Award Wins/Nominations". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved August 5, 2018.