Meredith McCoy

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Meredith McCoy
Meredith Rae Thompson

Other namesMeredith Thompson
Meredith Mauldin
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2003–present
Michael Mauldin
(m. 2005)
Musical career
  • Jazz[1]
  • Contemporary Christian[2]

Meredith Rae Mauldin (née Thompson), known professionally by her stage name Meredith McCoy, is an American actress and singer best known as the English voice of Android #18 in the Japanese anime Dragon Ball series as dubbed by Funimation. She also voiced Kagura Sohma in Fruits Basket (2001), Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Atsuko Urameshi in Yu Yu Hakusho.


McCoy was born Meredith Rae Thompson.[3] She is the step-daughter of the late Jaan Kalmes, a long-time radio personality in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and Rebecca Kalmes. She has 3 brothers (Andy, Paul and Isaac) and 2 sisters (Caroline and Elizabeth).[4]

McCoy graduated from Collin County Community College and attended with fellow voice actor Laura Bailey.[5] In 2005, McCoy married Michael Mauldin, a former Texas Senate candidate and executive director of worship ministry UpperRoom.[6] She and Mauldin have three children together: Ellia, Jonathan and Noah.[7]


McCoy's voice acting career began as Android #18 in the anime, Dragon Ball Z. She has also been the voice for several other anime characters including Kagura Sohma in Fruits Basket, Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Kari Simmons in Case Closed and Lu Li Chang in Blue Gender.[8]

McCoy has also acted in several films including: Graduation Day (2003), Saving Jessica Lynch (2003), The Deadbeat Club (2004), Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006) and The Imposter (2008). McCoy was also featured in the Kenny Chesney music video for "There Goes My Life".


McCoy began her singing career as part of the singing group, Paper Dolls.[9] She has sung with the Cary Richards orchestra, traveled all over the U.S. with Vince Vance and the Valiants, and has performed with Ricky Derek's Night 'Oh' Cabaret. She performed with Corner Pocket, a six-piece jazz/swing band based in Dallas, Texas, as a lead female vocalist and released their album, On Cue.[1]

In 2008, McCoy released her debut album, Releasing Angels.[10] Her song, Empty, was featured in the film, The Imposter.[9] McCoy was featured on the opening theme song ‘Believe’ for the Funimation English dub of One Piece, Episodes 48-116. She has also been featured on several of The Upper Room's albums as a featured singer and previously sang with The Glory of Zion International Worship Team.[11]



Live action[edit]

Video games[edit]


Studio Albums
  • Releasing Angels (2007) – debut studio album
Albums with Vince Vance & The Valiants
  • We Don't Run (2003)
Albums with CornerPocket
  • On Cue (2004)
Albums with The Glory of Zion International Worship Team
  • Freed to Enter the Glory Realm (2010)
  • Descending into Triump (2010)
  • Contending for a New Beginning (2010)
Albums with The Upper Room
  • God You Are (2014)
  • Live from Upper Room (2016)
  • Center of Your Love (2017)
  • Moments (2018)
  • To the One. Joy. (2018)
Anime song covers


  1. ^ a b c "Corner Pocket". December 20, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Meredith Mauldin - Releasing Angels - CD Baby Music Store". Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Meredith McCoy".
  4. ^ "Obituaries". Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery.
  5. ^ "- Collin College".
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "@meredithmauldin • Instagram photos and videos".
  8. ^ "Meredith McCoy - 75 Character Images".
  9. ^ a b "Meredith Mauldin". July 12, 2011. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011.
  10. ^ "Releasing Angels by Meredith Mauldin".
  11. ^ "Meredith Mauldin".
  12. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Blasts into U.S. Movie Theaters This August". Funimation. May 30, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  13. ^ "Dragon Ball Z". Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  14. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) Cast and Crew - Cast Photos and Info - Fandango". August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  15. ^ "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero English Dub Cast Announced". June 15, 2022. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  16. ^ Millican, Daniel (October 10, 2008). Empty - YouTube. Archived from the original on December 19, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2015. The song is written and sung by Meredith Mauldin who plays Sydney in the movie.
  17. ^ Dimps; Polygon Magic. Seven Samurai 20XX. Sammy Studios. Scene: Ending credits, 5:09:58 in, CAST.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  18. ^ "Spikeout: Battle Street (2005 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  19. ^ "Meredith McCoy". Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  20. ^ "Meredith Mauldin (resume)". Retrieved February 3, 2012.

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