Mela Lee

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Mela Lee
MelaLeeVOActress.jpg
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationPepperdine University
OccupationVoice actress
Spouse(s)
Dan Antunovich (m. 2017)
WebsiteMelaLee.com

Mela Lee is an American actress based in the Los Angeles area who voices characters on a number of animated series, films, television shows and video games. In anime, she voices lead characters Rin Tosaka, in Fate/stay night as well as its reboot 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 Nickelodeon and Netflix. In video games, she voices 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 .

Career[edit]

She 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.[1] 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.[2]

In addition to voice acting, Lee is the lead singer, composer, and lyricist for her band Magnolia Memoir.[1] She and fellow voice actress Erica Lindbeck host their own web series called Lindbeck and Lee with voice actor guests.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lee married musician Dan Antunovich on December 30, 2017.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2001 Saint Tail Meimi / St. Tail Debut Role [1][6]
2006 Immortal Grand Prix Max Erlich [7]
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Kyoko [8]
2006 Fate/stay night Rin Tohsaka [9][10][11]
2007–11 Rozen Maiden series Shinku Also Trumend, Ouverture [12]
2007 Higurashi: When They Cry Rena Ryugu Press[1]
2008-9 Tweeny Witches series Eva 2004-7 series Resume
2009 Blade of the Immortal Rin Asano Press[1]
2010–11 Vampire Knight series Yuki Cross Also Guilty Press[1]
2011 Durarara!! Erika Karisawa [13]
2012 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Kana Ienaga as Kayla Yesratsian [12]
2015–16 Durarara!!×2 Erika Karisawa [14]
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Rachel Alucard [15]
2015 Aldnoah.Zero Orlane [16]
2015 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Rin Tohsaka TV series [17]
2016 Hunter × Hunter Canary, others 2011 series [18][19][20]
2016 The Asterisk War Sylvia Ryuneheim Press[1]
2016 Erased Misato Yanagihara [21]
2017 Mob Psycho 100 Rei Kurosaki Tweet[22]
Berserk Schierke 2016 series [23]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2015–present Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Tikki [24]
2018–present Avengers: Black Panther Quest Princess Zanda [25]
2018 RWBY Caroline Cordovin [26]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2018 Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel I. - Presage Flower Rin Tohsaka [12][27]
2010 Alpha and Omega Candy [12]
List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2008 Strait Jacket Minea [28]
2014 Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games Agnes [12]
2015 Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation Agnes [12]
2015 Madea's Tough Love Old Lady [12]
2016 Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze Agnes [12]
2017 Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom Agnes [12]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2009 BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Rachel Alucard Press[1]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Tiki Press[12]
2014 Digimon All-Star Rumble Biyomon, Hououmon [12]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Celica [12]
2015 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Sharon Kreuger [12]
2016 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Sharon Kreuger [12]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Tiki Also variants of Tiki [12]
2018 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Rachel Alucard Tweet[29]
2015 Pillars of Eternity Pallegina Press[30]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bruno, Travis (February 25, 2011). "Interview with Mela Lee – Voice Actress". Capsule Computers. Australia.
  2. ^ "Resume". Mela Lee. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  3. ^ "Catch up on Lindbeck & Lee's Stellar Season 2!". melalee.com. June 9, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Mela Lee and Dan Antunovich wedding (Instagram post)". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Bio". melalee.com. June 19, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "I Hate Wedding Veils!". Saint Tail – Volume 2 (DVD). Episode 4. Tokyopop. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
  7. ^ "IGPX STAFF & CAST". Production I.G. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
  9. ^ Martin, Theron (March 18, 2013). "Fate/stay night – Blu-ray Collection 2 – Review". Anime News Network.
  10. ^ Amith, Dennis (January 30, 2013). "Fate/stay night – Collection 1 (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)". J-Ent!.
  11. ^ "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night: UBW, Durarara!!×2 Shō Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Mela Lee". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  13. ^ Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  14. ^ "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  16. ^ "Aniplex USA to Release 1st Aldnoah.Zero Season on BD/DVD with Dub & Sub". Anime News Network. June 6, 2015.
  17. ^ "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night UBW, Durarara!! 2xSho Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  18. ^ "The × Guard's × Duty". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 23. Viz Media. October 8, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  19. ^ "A × Dangerous × Watchdog". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 22. Viz Media. October 1, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  20. ^ "Arrival × At × The Arena". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 27. Viz Media. November 12, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  21. ^ "Ben Diskin, Michelle Ruff Star as Satoru in Erased English Dub". Anime News Network. June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ "Funimation Acquires Berserk Season 1 (2016) English Dub - Funimation - Blog!". Funimation - Blog!. 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  24. ^ "SDCC 2016 Final Part: A Day Full of Miraculous Surprises and MORE". Comic Maven's Archives. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  25. ^ https://www.melalee.com/news/2018/11/1/its-official-im-a-disney-princess
  26. ^ RWBY Volume 6, Chapter 8 "Dead End"
  27. ^ TYPE-MOON・Aniplex・ufotable・FSNPC. "THE MOVIE Fate/stay night[Heaven's Feel] USA Official Website". THE MOVIE Fate/stay night[Heaven's Feel] USA Official Website. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  28. ^ Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876.
  29. ^ 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.
  30. ^ Newman, Heather (2018-07-11). "Where's my super suit?!?". Medium. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  31. ^ "Mela Lee - Award Wins/Nominations". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2018-08-05.

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