Michelle Ruff

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Michelle Ruff
Born Michelle Suzanne Ruff
September 22[1]
Detroit, Michigan
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Georgette Rose[2]
Sophie Roberts[3]
Education Michigan State University[4]
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1998–present
Agent The Osbrink Agency
Notable credit(s) Bleach
as Rukia Kuchiki
as Chi
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
as Yuki Nagato
Family Georgette Rose (mother)
Website VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com

Michelle Suzanne Ruff (born September 22)[1] is an American voice actress. She is known for her work in anime and video games. In her early voicework career, she used her mother's name, Georgette Rose, as a pseudonym.[2] Some of her notable roles include: 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.[5] In the more recent Resident Evil games, she voices Jill Valentine.[6] 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.[7] In Chicago, she studied with Second City, Players Workshop and Improv Olympic.[2][8]

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.[9] 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".[2] She played tomboy-ish characters Miyao in Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran and Kiki Rosita in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.[9]

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.[10] In 2009, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), who organizes 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.[11]



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
1999 Ninja Cadets Yume [13]
2001 Metal Fighter Miku Miku, Nana [13]
2001 Zenki Chiaki Enno [13]
2002 The Adventures of Mini-Goddess Various characters [13]
2002 Digimon Frontier Zoe Orimoto, Kazemon [13]
2002 Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran Miyao [2][9]
2002 Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Hitomi Yuuki [13][14]
2003–04 Ai Yori Aoshi series Aoi Sakuraba [2][13][15]
2003 Chobits Chi As Georgette Rose [2][7][13][16]
2003 .hack//Liminality Mai Minase [13]
2003 Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety Safety/Mrs. Adachi [13]
2003 Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo Fujiko Mine Pioneer/Geneon dub [13]
2003 'Witch Hunter Robin Yurika Doujima [13]
2003 A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Saga Bergman [13]
2003 Love Hina Nyamo Namo [13]
2003 Please Teacher! Koishi Herikawa [13]
2003 Last Exile Alvis E. Hamilton, Tatiana Wisla [2][13]
2003 Lupin III Part II Fujiko Mine Pioneer/Geneon dub [2][10][13]
2004 Angel Tales Ran (Goldfish) [13]
2004 Gad Guard Aiko Mary Harmony [13]
2004 Stellvia Yayoi Fujisawa [13]
2004 Tsukihime, Lunar Legend Arcueid Brunestud [13]
2004 Marmalade Boy Miki Koishikawa [2][13]
2004–05 Rave Master Elie [2]
2004 Gungrave Maria Asagi [13]
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Cecily Fairchild, Berah Ronah [13]
2005 Hanaukyo Maid Team Konoe Tsurugi [13]
2005 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology Ms. Kobato, Yukari, others [13]
2005 Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Shizuka Hayama [13]
2005 Koi Kaze Kaname Chidori [13]
2005 The Melody of Oblivion Melody of Oblivion [13]
2005 DearS Miu [13]
2005 Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Cossette d'Auvergne [13]
2005 Di Gi Charat Rabi~en~Rose (Hikaru Usada) [13]
2005 Zatch Bell! Naomi, others [7]
2005 Girls Bravo series Miharu Sena Kanaka [17]
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Chikane Himemiya [13]
2006 Gun Sword Carmen 99 [13]
2006 MÄR Princess Snow, Koyuki
2006 Boys Be... Aki Mizutani [18]
2006–14 Bleach Rukia Kuchiki also Movies [10]
2007 Disgaea Etna [13]
2007 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Yuki Nagato [13]
2008–10 Blue Dragon Kluke [19]
2008–09 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Euphemia li Britannia, Lelouch vi Britannia (Young), Arthur (the cat), Mutsuki Minase
2008 Lucky Star Tsukasa Hiiragi
2008 Gurren Lagann Yoko Littner [5][20]
2011 Durarara!! Anri Sonohara [5][21]
2013–15 Digimon Fusion Sparrowmon, others [22]
2014-present Sailor Moon Luna Viz dub [23][24]
2015 Durarara!!x2 Anri Sonohara   [5][25]
2015 Sword Art Online II Sinon [26]
2015 The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Yuki Nagato [27]
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Linhua, Carl Clover [22][28]
2015 A Lull in the Sea Manaka Mukaido [29]
TBD Sailor Moon Crystal Luna the Cat [23]
Naruto Sasame Fuma
Idaten Jump Yuki
Duel Masters 2.0 Yumama
IGPX Elisa Doolittle, others TV series
Thru the Moebius Strip Young Jac
Speed Racer X Speed's Mom, Newscaster [9]
Digimon Tamers Antylamon, Lopmon
Superior Defender Gundam Force Shayla
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Kiki Rosita [2][9]
IGPX Microseries Suzaku [19]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
Judge Dredd: Superfiend Kid Sydney [30]
Wild Animal Baby Explorers Skip, Miss Sally [5]
Respect the Pouch Luna Balloona
Little Nick Nick's Mom
Tutenstein Amisi [31]
The Oblongs Yvette Ann Rebee Debbie
2012 Lego Friends Stephanie, Lacy Credited as Sophie Roberts [3]


List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
What the Bleep Do We Know!? Voice Over Talent [32]
Hop Fluffy the Pink Beret Credited under ADR Voice Actors [5]
Kung Fu Panda Baby and Young Tai Lung Uncredited [5][31][a]
Over the Hedge Talking Doll, Telephone Toy
The Tale of Despereaux Additional voices [5]
List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
2013 Curse of Chucky Sweet Chucky Doll [5]
Jungle Master Ilene Credited under Additional Voices
Falling Skies Braden
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters Village Bunny
2001 Akira Kaori Pioneer dub
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Saber [33]
The Wind Rises Additional Voices [34]
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Noa Izumi [35]
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Sumire Kanzaki [13]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
Resident Evil Revelations Jill Valentine [6]
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Jill Valentine [6]
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Crimson Viper
Catherine Katherine McBride NAVGTR Award for Supporting Performance in a Drama, 2011 [36][37]
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices [38]
The Lego Movie Videogame Additional Voices
The Amazing Spider-Man Additional Voices [39]
Growlanser Wayfarer of Time
2010–present Sonic the Hedgehog series Cream the Rabbit
Saints Row: The Third Pedestrians
Street Fighter IV series Crimson Viper
Guitar Hero World Tour
Magna Carta 2
Rogue Galaxy Norma Kissleigh
.hack//Liminality series Mai Minase
Disgaea series Etna, others
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
Lineage II
Ghost in the Shell
Outlaw Golf 2
Dynasty Warriors Various characters
Rave Master Elie
Final Fantasy VI
Power Rangers Various characters
Final Fantasy XI
Bleach series Rukia Kuchiki
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Jataro Kemuri, Yuta Asahina [40]
Divina Clarisse, Claudia [41]
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 series Yukari Takeba Uncredited[b] [5]
Skullgirls Eliza (DLC) [42]
Lego Friends Stephanie, Lacy Credited as Sophie Roberts [3]


List of voice performances in other shows
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Spoof Segment VO's [5]
List of appearances on film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
2007 Adventures of the ASOS Brigade Herself Live-action web series to promote The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, "Episode 004.2" [43]


  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. ^ The closing credits do not list the voice actors involved.


  1. ^ a b Michelle Ruff [MichelleRuffvo1] (April 14, 2015). "@ED_Rider: @MichelleRuffvo1 When is your birthday" 9/22" (Tweet). Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l McFeely, Chris (June 2004). "Interview with Michelle Ruff". Digipedia. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c References for her role in Lego Friends and use of Sophie Roberts alias for this show:
  4. ^ "Michelle Ruff on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Michelle Ruff | Naka-Kon Anime Convention". Naka-kon.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "REVIL | Interviews Michelle Ruff". Residentevil.com.br. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Benjamin, Miles (2006). "Michelle Ruff Interview". Anime Omnitude. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ "CELEBRITY: Michelle Ruff". Jeff Zannini Celebrity Talent. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Anime Dream – Interviews – Michelle Ruff". Anime Dream. November 7, 2002. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b c "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. February 7, 2007. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  11. ^ "SPJA Industry Award Winners Announced at Anime Expo (Updated) – News". Anime News Network. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "The Official Site of Voice Artist Michelle Ruff - Resume". voiceofmichelleruff.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak "Michelle Ruff". crystalacids.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Samurai Girl Appears". Real Bout High School (DVD). Episode 1. Tokyopop. Closing credits. 
  15. ^ Jeng, Way (September 14, 2004). "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Volume Two". Mania.com.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  16. ^ Amith, Dennis. "Chobits: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review) : J!-ENT –". J-entonline.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bravo in the Mansion!". Girls Bravo. Season 1. Episode 4. Closing credits – via Hulu. 
  18. ^ "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:45 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Behind The Voice Actors - Michelle Ruff". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  24. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Sword Art Online II English Dub to Run on Toonami". Anime News Network. 2015-02-14. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  27. ^ "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Reunites Haruhi Cast". Anime News Network. May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  28. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation.com. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  29. ^ "A Lull in the Sea - Staff - NIS America". NIS America.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  30. ^ "First Look at Unofficial 'Dredd' Spinoff Web Series 'Superfiend'". /Film. October 21, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  31. ^ a b "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  32. ^ What the Bleep Do We Know!? (DVD). 2004. 1:44:31 Closing credits, Voice Over Talent. 
  33. ^ Martin, Theron (June 7, 2012). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network. 
  34. ^ 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. 
    Michelle Ruff [MichelleRuffvo1] (November 30, 2014). "@BerMEWdez728 that would be correct" (Tweet). Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  35. ^ Patten, Fred (2005). Beck, Jerry, ed. The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781569762226. 
  36. ^ "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. March 29, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  37. ^ "2011 Awards". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  38. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  39. ^ Beenox. The Amazing Spider-Man. Scene: Closing credits, 2;56 minutes in, Voice Overs, Additional Voice Over Actors. 
  40. ^ 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. 
  41. ^ Rodanes, Michelle (March 29, 2012). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  42. ^ "Voice Actors for Eliza and Crew". Facebook. June 10, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  43. ^ "Episode 004.2". Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. Season 1. Bang Zoom. 2006. 2:30. 

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Preceded by
Jill Frappier
Voice of Luna
Succeeded by