|Born||Michelle Suzanne Ruff
|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 voicework career, she used her mother's name, Georgette Rose, as a pseudonym. 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. 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), 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.
|Judge Dredd: Superfiend||Kid Sydney|||
|Wild Animal Baby Explorers||Skip, Miss Sally|||
|Respect the Pouch||Luna Balloona|
|Little Nick||Nick's Mom|
|The Oblongs||Yvette Ann Rebee Debbie|
|2012||Lego Friends||Stephanie, Lacy||Credited as Sophie Roberts|||
|What the Bleep Do We Know!?||Voice Over Talent|||
|Hop||Fluffy the Pink Beret||Credited under ADR Voice Actors|||
|Kung Fu Panda||Baby and Young Tai Lung||Uncredited||[a]|
|Over the Hedge||Talking Doll, Telephone Toy|
|The Tale of Despereaux||Additional voices|||
|2013||Curse of Chucky||Sweet Chucky Doll|||
|Jungle Master||Ilene||Credited under Additional Voices|
|Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters||Village Bunny|
|Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works||Saber|||
|The Wind Rises||Additional Voices|||
|WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3||Noa Izumi|||
|2003||Sakura Wars: The Movie||Sumire Kanzaki|||
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Spoof Segment VO's|||
|2007||Adventures of the ASOS Brigade||Herself||Live-action web series to promote The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, "Episode 004.2"|||
- Michelle Ruff [MichelleRuffvo1] (April 14, 2015). "@ED_Rider: @MichelleRuffvo1 When is your birthday" 9/22" (Tweet). Retrieved August 6, 2015.
- 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. Closing credits, Cast – via Netflix.
Stephanie: Sophie Roberts; Lacy: Sophie Roberts
- "Dolphin Cruise". Lego Friends. Disney. December 9, 2013. 21:45. 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. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
- "Michelle Ruff". crystalacids.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
- "Samurai Girl Appears". Real Bout High School (DVD). Episode 1. Tokyopop. Closing credits.
- Jeng, Way (September 14, 2004). "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Volume Two". Mania.com.
- Amith, Dennis. "Chobits: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review) : J!-ENT –". J-entonline.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- "Bravo in the Mansion!". Girls Bravo. Season 1. Episode 4. Closing credits – via Hulu.
- "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:45 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
- "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 November 13, 2015.
- "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014.
- "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.com. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- "A Lull in the Sea - Staff - NIS America". NIS America.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- "First Look at Unofficial 'Dredd' Spinoff Web Series 'Superfiend'". /Film. October 21, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- What the Bleep Do We Know!? (DVD). 2004. 1:44:31 Closing credits, Voice Over Talent.
- Martin, Theron (June 7, 2012). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network.
- 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.
- Patten, Fred (2005). Beck, Jerry, ed. The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781569762226.
- "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. March 29, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- Beenox. The Amazing Spider-Man. Scene: Closing credits, 2;56 minutes in, Voice Overs, Additional Voice Over Actors.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Episode 004.2". Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. Season 1. Bang Zoom. 2006. 2:30.
- Official website
- Michelle Ruff at the Internet Movie Database
- Michelle Ruff at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Michelle Ruff convention appearances on AnimeCons.com
- Michelle Ruff at the CrystalAcids Anime Voice Actor Database
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