|Born||Michelle Suzanne Ruff
September 22, 1967 (Age 49)
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Georgette Rose
|Education||Michigan State University|
|Agent||The Osbrink Agency|
as Rukia Kuchiki
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
as Yuki Nagato
|Family||Georgette Rose (mother)|
Michelle Suzanne Ruff (born September 22) is an American voice actress. She is known for her work in anime and video games. In her early career in voice work, she used her mother's name, Georgette Rose, as a pseudonym. Some of her notable roles are: Chi in Chobits, Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach, Aoi Sakuraba in Ai Yori Aoshi, Elie in Rave Master, Yoko Littner in Gurren Lagann, and Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. In the more recent Resident Evil games, she voices Jill Valentine. She also voices Cream the Rabbit in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games.
Ruff grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. While she was there, she worked at a talent agency and attended a radio audition, which marked her first venture into the voiceover business. In Chicago, she studied with Second City, Players Workshop and Improv Olympic.
After moving to Los Angeles, she worked with some directors on looping and voice work for films and TV shows. In an Anime Dream interview, Ruff credits Richard Epcar, Steve Kramer and Michael Sorich for training her to dub anime. In the Digimon series, she was referred by director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn to audition for Lopmon and Antylamon in the third season, and in the fourth season she landed the lead part of Zoe. Ruff said that it was her first show that made it to TV, and a show that let her "work my acting muscle". She played tomboy-ish characters Miyao in Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran and Kiki Rosita in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.
In 2007, Ruff received two nominations for the American Anime Awards, one for Best Actress for her work in Bleach and Lupin the 3rd, and one for Best Actress in a Comedy for Lupin the 3rd, but lost to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Debi Derryberry, respectively. In 2009, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA; whom organized the Anime Expo) gave her an SPJA Industry Award for Best Voice Actress (English) for her work as Rukia Kukichi in the Bleach movie Memories of Nobody.
|2001||The Oblongs||Yvette Ann Rebee Debbie|
|2003||Crayon Shin-chan||Nini||Phuuz dub|||
|2009||Little Nick||Nick's Mom|
|2010||Respect the Pouch||Luna Balloona|
|2010–11||Wild Animal Baby Explorers||Skip, Miss Sally|||
|2012||Lego Friends||Stephanie, Lacy||Credited as Sophie Roberts|||
|2014||Judge Dredd: Superfiend||Kid Sydney|||
|2004||What the Bleep Do We Know!?||Voice Over Talent|||
|2006||Over the Hedge||Talking Doll, Telephone Toy|
|2008||Kung Fu Panda||Baby and Young Tai Lung||Uncredited||[a]|
|2008||The Tale of Despereaux||Additional voices|||
|2011||Hop||Fluffy the Pink Beret||Credited under ADR Voice Actors|||
|2013||The Wind Rises||Additional voices|||
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||ADR Group|||
|2017||Sailor Moon R: The Movie||Luna||Viz dub, theatrical release|||
|2000||Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation||Sakura Kasugano|||
|2003||WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3||Noa Izumi|||
|2003||Sakura Wars: The Movie||Sumire Kanzaki|||
|2003||Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card||Tomoyo Daidouji|||
|2005||Street Fighter Alpha: Generations||Sakura Kasugano|||
|2008||Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel||Emina|||
|2008||Resident Evil: Degeneration||Rani Chawla|||
|2010||Redline||Sonoshee McLaren|||
|2010||The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||Yuki Nagato|||
|2011||Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds||Amaru|||
|2011||Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters||Village Bunny|
|2012||Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works||Saber|||
|2013||Jungle Master||Ilene||Credited under Additional Voices|
|2013||Curse of Chucky||Sweet Chucky Doll|||
|1999–2005||Ape Escape series||Casi|||
|2003–04||.hack//Liminality series||Mai Minase|
|2003–present||Dynasty Warriors||Various characters|
|2003–present||Disgaea series||Etna, Desco, others|||
|2006||Atelier series||Viese Blanchimont, Iris Fortner, Astrid Zexis, Filly Dee, Gisela Helmold||Uncredited[b]|||
|2007||Rogue Galaxy||Norma Kissleigh|
|2007–10||Bleach series||Rukia Kuchiki|
|2007–10||Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 series||Yukari Takeba||Uncredited[b]|||
|2008||Tales of Vesperia||Rita Mordio||Uncredited[b]|||
|2009–14||Street Fighter IV series||Crimson Viper|
|2009–present||BlazBlue series||Carl Clover||Uncredited[b]|||
|2009||Magna Carta 2||Zephie|
|2010–present||Sonic the Hedgehog series||Cream the Rabbit|
|2011||Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Crimson Viper|
|2011||Catherine||Katherine McBride||National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) Award for Supporting Performance in a Drama, 2011|||
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Pedestrians|
|2012||Resident Evil Revelations||Jill Valentine|||
|2012||Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City||Jill Valentine|||
|2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Additional voices|||
|2012||Growlanser Wayfarer of Time||Regina|
|2012–present||Lego Friends||Stephanie, Lacy||Credited as Sophie Roberts|||
|2013||Fire Emblem: Awakening||Female Avatar (Voice 1, Voice 3), Noire|||
|2014||The Lego Movie Videogame||Additional voices|||
|2014||Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Additional voices|||
|2015||Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls||Jataro Kemuri, Yuta Asahina|||
|2016||Street Fighter V||Juni, C. Viper|||
|2007||Adventures of the ASOS Brigade||Herself||Live-action web series to promote The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, "Episode 004.2"|||
|2008||Adventures in Voice Acting||Herself||Documentary film on voice acting|||
- Michelle Ruff [MichelleRuffvo1] (April 14, 2015). "@ED_Rider: @MichelleRuffvo1 When is your birthday" 9/22" (Tweet). Retrieved August 6, 2015 – via Twitter.
- McFeely, Chris (June 2004). "Interview with Michelle Ruff". Digipedia. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- References for her role in Lego Friends and use of Sophie Roberts alias for this show:
- Ruff, Michelle (January 22, 2014). "I play a great character named Stephanie from Lego Friends...Online and the Video Game. It's fun original animation play time!". Facebook. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- "New Girl in Town". Lego Friends. Disney – via Netflix.
Stephanie: Sophie Roberts; Lacy: Sophie Roberts
- "Dolphin Cruise". Lego Friends. Disney. December 9, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2015 – via YouTube.
- "Stephanie's Surprise Party". Lego Friends. Disney. December 17, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2015 – via YouTube.
- "Michelle Ruff on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
- "Michelle Ruff | Naka-Kon Anime Convention". Naka-kon.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- "REVIL | Interviews Michelle Ruff". Residentevil.com.br. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- Benjamin, Miles (2006). "Michelle Ruff Interview". Anime Omnitude. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- "CELEBRITY: Michelle Ruff". Jeff Zannini Celebrity Talent. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- "Anime Dream – Interviews – Michelle Ruff". Anime Dream. November 7, 2002. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009.
- "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. February 7, 2007. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "SPJA Industry Award Winners Announced at Anime Expo (Updated) – News". Anime News Network. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- "The Official Site of Voice Artist Michelle Ruff - Resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
- "Michelle Ruff". crystalacids.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
- "I Hate Wedding Veils!". Saint Tail – Volume 2 (DVD). Episode 4. Tokyopop. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
- "Samurai Girl Appears". Real Bout High School (DVD). Episode 1. Tokyopop.
- Jeng, Way (September 14, 2004). "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Volume Two". Mania.com. Demand Media. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014.
- Amith, Dennis. "Chobits: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review) : J!-ENT –". J-entonline.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
- Marmalade Boy. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast.
- Rave Master. Event occurs at Closing credits, English language cast.
- "Bravo in the Mansion!". Girls Bravo. Season 1. Episode 4 – via Hulu.
- Santos, Carlo (October 12, 2005). "Girls Bravo". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
Sometimes there are English dubs where the supporting characters are more entertaining than the leads. Liam O'Brien is a riot and a half as Fukuyama in this volume, and his character ought to go terrorize more girls just so we can hear that smarmy delivery. Lulu Chiang is similarly high-spirited in her role as Kirie, playing the uptight foil to Fukuyama. Now if only Yuri Lowenthal and Michelle Ruff—Yukinari and Miharu respectively—could match that energy.
- "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:45 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
- Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Michelle Ruff". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
- "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014.
- "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- "Sword Art Online II English Dub to Run on Toonami". Anime News Network. 2015-02-14. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Reunites Haruhi Cast". Anime News Network. May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- "A Lull in the Sea - Staff - NIS America". NIS America.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- "Aniplex Offers The Asterisk War Season 1 on English-Dubbed Blu-ray". Anime News Network. 2016-06-04.
- "The × Guard's × Duty". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 23. Viz Media. October 8, 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.
- "Nen × And × "Nen". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 28. Viz Media. November 19, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
- "Ben Diskin, Michelle Ruff Star as Satoru in Erased English Dub". Anime News Network. 2016-06-29. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
- "Michelle Ruff on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
- "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- Aired credits of the show
- "First Look at Unofficial 'Dredd' Spinoff Web Series 'Superfiend'". /Film. October 21, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- What the Bleep Do We Know!? (DVD). 2004.
- Tony Bermudez [BerMEWdez728] (November 30, 2014). "For a second, I thought I saw @MichelleRuffvo1's name in the "Additional Voice Talents" part of the credits #TheWindRises" (Tweet). Retrieved May 5, 2015 – via Twitter.
Michelle Ruff [MichelleRuffvo1] (November 30, 2014). "@BerMEWdez728 that would be correct" (Tweet). Retrieved May 5, 2015 – via Twitter.
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman. 2014.
- Mammano, Michael S. (January 18, 2017). "Sailor Moon R: The Movie Premiere Was Immersive Experience For Fans". Den of Geek. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
- Patten, Fred (2005). Beck, Jerry, ed. The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781569762226.
- Martin, Theron (June 7, 2012). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network.
- "INTERVIEW WITH: Michelle Ruff". The Kitsune Network.com. 2016-01-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. March 29, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- Beenox. The Amazing Spider-Man. Scene: Closing credits, 2;56 minutes in, Voice Overs, Additional Voice Over Actors.
- Rodanes, Michelle (March 29, 2012). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Voice Actors for Eliza and Crew". Facebook. June 10, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
- TT Games. The Lego Movie Videogame. Warner Bros. Games. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Voice Talent, Additional Voices.
- Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- Michelle Ruff [MichelleRuffvo1] (March 26, 2015). "Got the green light to announce I'm in the new Danganronpa Another Episode as Jotaro Kemuri and Yuta Asahina." (Tweet). Retrieved March 27, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Episode 004.2". Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. Season 1. Bang Zoom. 2006.
- "Adventures in Voice acting". Spotlight Entertainment. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- Michelle Ruff convention appearances on AnimeCons.com
- Michelle Ruff at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Michelle Ruff at the CrystalAcids Anime Voice Actor Database
- Michelle Ruff at the Internet Movie Database
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