Michelle Suzanne Ruff
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|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 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. 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. She also voices Jill Valentine in the Resident Evil games and Cream the Rabbit in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
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 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||Resume|
|2009||Little Nick||Nick's Mom||Resume|
|2010||Respect the Pouch||Luna Balloona||Resume|
|2010–11||Wild Animal Baby Explorers||Ms. Sally, Skip|||
|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||Resume|
|2008||Kung Fu Panda||Baby and Young Tai Lung||Uncredited[a]|||
|2011||Hop||Fluffy the Pink Beret||Credited under "ADR Voice Actors"||Press|
|2017||Sailor Moon R: The Movie||Luna||Viz dub
|2003||WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3||Noa Izumi|||
|2003||Sakura Wars: The Movie||Sumire Kanzaki|||
|2008||Resident Evil: Degeneration||Rani Chawla|||
|2010||The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||Yuki Nagato|||
|2011||Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters||Village Bunny||Resume|
|2012||Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works||Saber|||
|2003–04||.hack//Liminality series||Mai Minase||Resume|
|2003–present||Dynasty Warriors||Various characters||Resume|
|2003–present||Disgaea series||Etna, Desco, others|||
|2007||Rogue Galaxy||Norma Kissleigh|||
|2007–10||Bleach series||Rukia Kuchiki||Resume|
|2007–18||Persona series||Yukari Takeba||Uncredited[b]||Press|
|2008||Tales of Vesperia||Rita Mordio||Uncredited[b]|||
|2009–14||Street Fighter IV series||Crimson Viper||Resume|
|2009–present||BlazBlue series||Carl Clover||Uncredited[b]||Facebook|
|2009||Magna Carta 2||Zephie|||
|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|||
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Pedestrians|||
|2012||Resident Evil Revelations||Jill Valentine|||
|2012||Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City||Jill Valentine|||
|2012||Growlanser Wayfarer of Time||Regina||Resume|
|2012–present||Lego Friends||Stephanie, Lacy||Credited as Sophie Roberts|||
|2013||Fire Emblem: Awakening||Female Avatar (Voice 1, Voice 3), Noire|||
|2014||Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed||Toko Sagisaka||Tweet|
|2015||Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls||Jataro Kemuri, Yuta Asahina|||
|2016||Street Fighter V||Juni, C. Viper|||
|2016||Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice||Ahlbi Ur'gaid||Uncredited[b]||Resume|
|2017||Persona 5||Sadayo Kawakami||Tweet|
|2017||Fire Emblem Heroes||Soleil, Noire|||
|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|||
- 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. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. 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.
- 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.
- "Eddie Correa Video Game Credits and Biography - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
- "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. Event occurs at Closing credits.
- 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.
- "ADV to Distribute Risky Safety". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
- Scrapped Princess. Episode 4. Event occurs at Closing credits, English dub cast.
- 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.
- "A Big, Black, Hard, Shiny, Smelly, Noise-Making Creature". Hare+Guu. Episode 9. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
- "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
- "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:45 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- "Lucky Star English Cast & Crew". www.funimation.com. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
- "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/Nagi no Asukara Trailer Unveils English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
- "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 [@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.
- "Aniplex USA Announces God Eater's English Dub, AkibaFest in LA (Updated)". Anime News Network. July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Toonami Asia Reveals Dub Cast for Dragon Ball Super Anime". Anime News Network. January 17, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
- "Aniplex of America Announces Paranormal Anime Occultic;nine for Blu-ray Release and English Dub". Anime News Network. May 22, 2017.
- "Aniplex Of America Previews "Anohana" Dub". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
- "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- "Fly Away Home / Hide & Seek". Wild Animal Baby Explorers. Season 1.
- "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.
- 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.
- "Saints Row: The Third". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- Rodanes, Michelle (March 29, 2012). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Voice Actors for Eliza and Crew". Facebook. June 10, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
- MegaDaffy (2015-12-31). "Michelle Ruff liked a fan's post "Picked up Akiba's Trip for PS3. Great work with Toko!"". @MegaDaffy. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Fire Emblem Heroes To Add Soleil, Shiro, Siegbert, And Rhajat From Fire Emblem Fates - Siliconera". siliconera.com. December 1, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- 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.
- "Episode 004.2". Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. Season 1. Bang Zoom. 2006.
- "Adventures in Voice acting". Spotlight Entertainment. Retrieved February 4, 2015.