Michelle Ruff

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Michelle Ruff
Born
Michelle Suzanne Ruff

ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesGeorgette Rose[1]
Sophie Roberts[2]
EducationMichigan State University[3]
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1997–present
AgentThe Osbrink Agency
Notable credit(s)
Bleach
as Rukia Kuchiki
Chobits
as Chi
Gurren Lagann
Yoko Littner
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
as Yuki Nagato
Spouse(s)Eddie Correa
FamilyGeorgette Rose (mother)
Websitewww.michelleruff.com

Michelle Suzanne Ruff is an American voice actress known for her work in anime and video games. In her early voice acting career, she used her mother's name, Georgette Rose, as a pseudonym.[1] Some of her notable roles include Chi in Chobits, Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach, Aoi Sakuraba in Ai Yori Aoshi, Elie in Rave Master, Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Yoko Littner in Gurren Lagann.[4] She also voices Jill Valentine in the Resident Evil games and Cream the Rabbit in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.[5]

Career[edit]

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.[6] In Chicago, she studied with Second City, Players Workshop and Improv Olympic.[1][7]

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.[8] 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".[1] She played tomboy-ish characters Miyao in Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran and Kiki Rosita in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.[8]

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.[9] In 2009, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation gave her an SPJA Industry Award for Best Voice Actress (English) for her work as Rukia Kukichi in the Bleach movie Memories of Nobody.[10]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to ADR Engineer Eddie Correa.[11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[13][14]
1997 Speed Racer X Speed's Mom, Newscaster Press[8]
1999 Ninja Cadets Yume CA
1999 Jungle de Ikou! Nami CA
2001 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Kiki Rosita Press[1][8]
2001 Metal Fighter Miku Miku, Nana CA
2001 Saint Tail Ryoko [15]
2001 Zenki Chiaki Enno CA
2001–02 Digimon Tamers Antylamon, Lopmon Resume
2002 Mahoromatic Miyuki Sakura CA
2002 Digimon Frontier Zoe Orimoto, Kazemon CA
2002 Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran Miyao Press[1][8]
2002 Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Hitomi Yuuki [16]
2003–04 Ai Yori Aoshi series Aoi Sakuraba [14][17]
2003 Chobits Chi As Georgette Rose [1][6][18]
2003 .hack//Liminality Mai Minase CA
2003 Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety Safety / Mrs. Adachi [19]
2003 Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo Fujiko Mine Pioneer/Geneon dub CA
2003 Witch Hunter Robin Yurika Doujima CA
2003 IGPX Suzaku Microseries Resume[20]
2003 A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Saga Bergman CA
2003 Love Hina Nyamo Namo CA
2003 Please Teacher! Koishi Herikawa CA
2003 Scrapped Princess Winia Chester, Celia [21]
2003 Last Exile Alvis E. Hamilton, Tatiana Wisla Press[1][14]
2003 Lupin III Part II Fujiko Mine Pioneer/Geneon dub [9]
2004 Angel Tales Ran (Goldfish) CA
2004 Gad Guard Aiko Mary Harmony CA
2004 Stellvia Yayoi Fujisawa CA
2004 Tsukihime, Lunar Legend Arcueid Brunestud CA
2004 Marmalade Boy Miki Koishikawa [22]
2004–05 Rave Master Elie [23]
2004 SD Gundam Force Sayla Resume
2004 Gungrave Maria Asagi CA
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Cecily Fairchild, Berah Ronah CA
2005 Hanaukyo Maid Team Konoe Tsurugi CA
2005 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology Ms. Kobato, Yukari, others CA
2005 Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Shizuka Hayama CA
2005 Koi Kaze Kaname Chidori CA
2005 The Melody of Oblivion Melody of Oblivion CA
2005 DearS Miu CA
2005–06 Idaten Jump Yuki Resume
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Young Jac Resume
2005–06 IGPX Elisa Doolittle, others TV series Resume
2005 Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Cossette d'Auvergne CA
2005 Di Gi Charat Rabi~en~Rose (Hikaru Usada) CA
2005 Zatch Bell! Naomi, others Press[6]
2005 Girls Bravo series Miharu Sena Kanaka [24][25]
2006–07 Haré+Guu Addy [26]
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Chikane Himemiya [27]
2006 Gun X Sword Carmen 99 CA
2006 Boys Be... Aki Mizutani [28]
2006 MÄR Princess Snow, Koyuki Resume
2006–14 Bleach Rukia Kuchiki Also films [9]
2007 Disgaea Etna CA
2007 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Yuki Nagato CA
2008 Naruto Sasame Fuma Resume
2008–10 Blue Dragon Kluke Resume
2008–09 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Euphemia li Britannia, Lelouch vi Britannia (Young),
Arthur the Cat, Mutsuki Minase
Resume
2008 Lucky Star Tsukasa Hiiragi, Minami Iwasaki [29]
2008 Gurren Lagann Yoko Littner [4][30]
2011 Durarara!! Anri Sonohara [4][31]
2013–15 Digimon Fusion Sparrowmon, others [32]
2014–present Sailor Moon Luna Viz dub [33][34]
2015–16 Durarara!!x2 Anri Sonohara   [4][35]
2015 Sword Art Online II Sinon [36]
2015 The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Yuki Nagato [37]
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Linhua, Carl Clover [32][38]
2015 A Lull in the Sea Manaka Mukaido [39][40]
2015–present Sailor Moon Crystal Luna the Cat [34]
2016 The Asterisk War Haruka Amagiri [41]
2016 Hunter × Hunter Kikyo Zoldyck, others 2011 series [42][43][44]
2016–17 Erased Young Satoru Fujinuma [45]
2016 Pokemon Generations Gabby Tweet[46]
2016–17 God Eater Sakuya Tachibana [47]
2017–present Dragon Ball Super Chi-Chi Bang Zoom! dub for Toonami Asia [48]
2017 Occultic;Nine Ririka Nishizono [49]
2017 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Atsumu "Yukiatsu" Matsuyuki (Child) [50]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2001 The Oblongs Yvette Ann Rebee Debbie Resume
2003 Tutenstein Amisi [51]
2009 Little Nick Nick's Mom Resume
2010 Respect the Pouch Luna Balloona Resume
2010–11 Wild Animal Baby Explorers Ms. Sally, Skip [52]
2012 Lego Friends Stephanie, Lacy Credited as Sophie Roberts [2]
2014 Judge Dredd: Superfiend Kid Sydney [53]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2004 What the Bleep Do We Know!? Voice Over Talent [54]
2006 Over the Hedge Talking Doll, Telephone Toy Resume
2008 Kung Fu Panda Baby and Young Tai Lung Uncredited[a] [4][51]
2011 Hop Fluffy the Pink Beret Credited under "ADR Voice Actors" Press[4]
2017 Sailor Moon R: The Movie Luna Viz dub
Theatrical release
[55]
List of voice performances in direct-to-videos and television specials
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2001 Akira Kaori Pioneer dub Resume
2003 WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Noa Izumi [56]
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Sumire Kanzaki [14]
2008 Resident Evil: Degeneration Rani Chawla [5]
2010 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Yuki Nagato [citation needed]
2011 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters Village Bunny Resume
2012 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Saber [57]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2003–04 .hack//Liminality series Mai Minase Resume
2003–present Dynasty Warriors Various characters Resume
2003–present Disgaea series Etna, Desco, others [58][59]
2004 Cy Girls Ice Resume
2007 Rogue Galaxy Norma Kissleigh [32]
2007–10 Bleach series Rukia Kuchiki Resume
2007–18 Persona series Yukari Takeba Uncredited[b] Press[4]
2008 Tales of Vesperia Rita Mordio Uncredited[b] [4][32]
2009–14 Street Fighter IV series Crimson Viper Resume
2009–present BlazBlue series Carl Clover Uncredited[b] Facebook[32]
2009 Magna Carta 2 Zephie [32]
2010–present Sonic the Hedgehog series Cream the Rabbit Resume
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Crimson Viper Resume
2011 Catherine Katherine McBride National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) Award for Supporting Performance in a Drama, 2011 [59][60]
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrians [61]
2012 Resident Evil Revelations Jill Valentine [5]
2012 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Jill Valentine [5][32]
2012 Growlanser Wayfarer of Time Regina Resume
2012 Divina Clarisse, Claudia [62]
2012 Skullgirls Eliza DLC character [63]
2012–present Lego Friends Stephanie, Lacy Credited as Sophie Roberts [2]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Female Avatar (Voice 1, Voice 3), Noire [32]
2014 Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed Toko Sagisaka Tweet[64]
2015 Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Jataro Kemuri, Yuta Asahina [65]
2016 Street Fighter V Juni, C. Viper [32]
2016 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Ahlbi Ur'gaid Uncredited[b] Resume
2017 Persona 5 Sadayo Kawakami Tweet[66]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Soleil, Noire [67][68]


Other[edit]

List of appearances in other media
Year Title Role Notes Source[13]
2007 Adventures of the ASOS Brigade Herself Live-action web series to promote The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, "Episode 004.2" [69]
2008 Adventures in Voice Acting Herself Documentary film on voice acting [70]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the Anime Banzai convention in Utah in 2009, Ruff mentioned how she was initially cast in the looping, but the movie used her voice part for Young Tai Lung.
  2. ^ a b c d The closing credits do not list the voice actors involved.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h McFeely, Chris (June 2004). "Interview with Michelle Ruff". Digipedia. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c References for her role in Lego Friends and use of Sophie Roberts alias for this show:
  3. ^ "Michelle Ruff on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
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  5. ^ a b c d "REVIL | Interviews Michelle Ruff". Residentevil.com.br. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Benjamin, Miles (2006). "Michelle Ruff Interview". Anime Omnitude. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
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  9. ^ a b c "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. February 7, 2007. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  10. ^ "SPJA Industry Award Winners Announced at Anime Expo (Updated) – News". Anime News Network. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  11. ^ Michelle Ruff [@MichelleRuffvo1] (2 August 2017). "Introducing the new Mixter and Mixes! Sneak peak of me and @MixterEd gettin hitched in Positano,IT.…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  22. ^ Marmalade Boy. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast.
  23. ^ Rave Master. Event occurs at Closing credits, English language cast.
  24. ^ "Bravo in the Mansion!". Girls Bravo. Season 1. Episode 4 – via Hulu.
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  26. ^ "A Big, Black, Hard, Shiny, Smelly, Noise-Making Creature". Hare+Guu. Episode 9. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
  27. ^ "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
  28. ^ "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:45 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
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  36. ^ "Sword Art Online II English Dub to Run on Toonami". Anime News Network. 2015-02-14. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  37. ^ "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Reunites Haruhi Cast". Anime News Network. May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  38. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  39. ^ "A Lull in the Sea/Nagi no Asukara Trailer Unveils English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  40. ^ "A Lull in the Sea - Staff - NIS America". NIS America.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  41. ^ "Aniplex Offers The Asterisk War Season 1 on English-Dubbed Blu-ray". Anime News Network. 2016-06-04.
  42. ^ "The × Guard's × Duty". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 23. Viz Media. October 8, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  43. ^ "Arrival × At × The Arena". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 27. Viz Media. November 12, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  44. ^ "Nen × And × "Nen". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 28. Viz Media. November 19, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  45. ^ "Ben Diskin, Michelle Ruff Star as Satoru in Erased English Dub". Anime News Network. 2016-06-29. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  46. ^ Michelle Ruff [@MichelleRuffvo1] (28 October 2016). "Check 1 off the bucket list cause I got to work on Pokemon Generations! Yay! via @youtube @ellynstern so fun!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  47. ^ "Aniplex USA Announces God Eater's English Dub, AkibaFest in LA (Updated)". Anime News Network. July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  48. ^ "Toonami Asia Reveals Dub Cast for Dragon Ball Super Anime". Anime News Network. January 17, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  49. ^ "Aniplex of America Announces Paranormal Anime Occultic;nine for Blu-ray Release and English Dub". Anime News Network. May 22, 2017.
  50. ^ "Aniplex Of America Previews "Anohana" Dub". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  51. ^ a b "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
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  65. ^ 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.
  66. ^ Ruff, Michelle. "So it's safe to say I made the jump to #Persona5 But not as my beloved Yukari as Sadayo Kawakami instead! New cast new fun from @AtlusUSA!". @MichelleRuffvo1. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  67. ^ "Fire Emblem Heroes To Add Soleil, Shiro, Siegbert, And Rhajat From Fire Emblem Fates - Siliconera". siliconera.com. December 1, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  68. ^ Nintendo Mobile (June 19, 2018). "Fire Emblem Heroes - Special Heroes (Summer's Arrival)". Event occurs at 0m36s into video shows VAs for Noire. Retrieved August 13, 2018 – via YouTube.
  69. ^ "Episode 004.2". Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. Season 1. Bang Zoom. 2006.
  70. ^ "Adventures in Voice acting". Spotlight Entertainment. Retrieved February 4, 2015.

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