Michelle Ruff

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Michelle Ruff
Born Michelle Suzanne Ruff
(1967-09-22) September 22, 1967 (age 49)[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
Spouse(s) Eddie Correa
Family Georgette Rose (mother)

Michelle Suzanne Ruff (born September 22, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) 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.[2] Some of her notable roles are: Yatsuha Imano in Samurai Champloo, 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 some of the 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; 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.[11]



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
1997 Speed Racer X Speed's Mom, Newscaster [9]
1999 Ninja Cadets Yume [13]
2001 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Kiki Rosita [2][9]
2001 Metal Fighter Miku Miku, Nana [13]
2001 Saint Tail Ryoko [14]
2001 Zenki Chiaki Enno [13]
2001–02 Digimon Tamers Antylamon, Lopmon
2002 The Adventures of Mini-Goddess Various characters [13]
2002 Mahoromatic Miyuki Sakura [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][15]
2003–04 Ai Yori Aoshi series Aoi Sakuraba [2][13][16]
2003 Chobits Chi As Georgette Rose [2][7][13][17]
2003 .hack//Liminality Mai Minase [13]
2003 Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety Safety/Mrs. Adachi [13][18]
2003 Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo Fujiko Mine Pioneer/Geneon dub [13]
2003 Witch Hunter Robin Yurika Doujima [13]
2003 IGPX Suzaku Microseries [19]
2003 A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Saga Bergman [13]
2003 Love Hina Nyamo Namo [13]
2003 Please Teacher! Koishi Herikawa [13]
2003 Scrapped Princess Winia Chester, Celia [20]
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][21]
2004–05 Rave Master Elie [2][22]
2004–06 Duel Masters 2.0 Yumama [citation needed]
2004 SD Gundam Force Sayla
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]
2005–06 Idaten Jump Yuki
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Young Jac
2005–06 IGPX Elisa Doolittle, others TV series
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 [23][24]
2006–07 Haré+Guu Addy [25]
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Chikane Himemiya [26]
2006 Gun X Sword Carmen 99 [13]
2006 Boys Be... Aki Mizutani [27]
2006 MÄR Princess Snow, Koyuki
2006–14 Bleach Rukia Kuchiki also movies [10]
2007 Disgaea Etna [13]
2007 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Yuki Nagato [13]
2008 Naruto Sasame Fuma
2008–10 Blue Dragon Kluke
2008–09 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Euphemia li Britannia, Lelouch vi Britannia (Young), Arthur the cat
2008 Lucky Star Tsukasa Hiiragi
2008 Gurren Lagann Yoko Littner [5][28]
2011 Durarara!! Anri Sonohara [5][29]
2013–15 Digimon Fusion Sparrowmon, others [30]
2014–present Sailor Moon Luna Viz dub [31][32]
2015–16 Durarara!!x2 Anri Sonohara   [5][33]
2015 Sword Art Online II Sinon [34]
2015 The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Yuki Nagato [35]
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Linhua, Carl Clover [30][36]
2015 A Lull in the Sea Manaka Mukaido [37]
2015–present Sailor Moon Crystal Luna the Cat [32]
2016 The Asterisk War Haruka Amagiri [38]
2016 Hunter × Hunter Kikyo Zoldyck, others 2011 series [39][40][41]
2016–17 Erased Young Satoru Fujinuma [42]
2016 Pokemon Generations Gabby [43]
2016–17 God Eater Sakuya Tachibana [44]
2017–present Dragon Ball Super Chi-Chi Bang Zoom! dub for Toonami Asia [45]
2017 Occultic;Nine Ririka Nishizono [46]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
2001 The Oblongs Yvette Ann Rebee Debbie
2003 Tutenstein Amisi [47]
2004 Zentrix Megan [citation needed]
2009 Little Nick Nick's Mom
2010 Respect the Pouch Luna Balloona
2010–11 Wild Animal Baby Explorers Skip, Miss Sally [5]
2012 Lego Friends Stephanie, Lacy Credited as Sophie Roberts [3]
2014 Judge Dredd: Superfiend Kid Sydney [48]


List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
2004 What the Bleep Do We Know!? Voice Over Talent [49]
2006 Over the Hedge Talking Doll, Telephone Toy
2008 Kung Fu Panda Baby and Young Tai Lung Uncredited [5][47][a]
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Additional voices [5]
2011 Hop Fluffy the Pink Beret Credited under ADR Voice Actors [5]
2013 The Wind Rises Additional voices [50]
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman ADR Group [51]
2017 Sailor Moon R: The Movie Luna Viz dub, theatrical release [52]
List of voice performances in direct-to-videos and television specials
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
2000 Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation Sakura Kasugano [citation needed]
2001 Akira Kaori Pioneer dub
2003 WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Noa Izumi [53]
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Sumire Kanzaki [13]
2003 Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card Tomoyo Daidouji [citation needed]
2005 Street Fighter Alpha: Generations Sakura Kasugano [citation needed]
2008 Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Emina [citation needed]
2008 Resident Evil: Degeneration Rani Chawla [6]
2010 Redline Sonoshee McLaren [citation needed]
2010 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Yuki Nagato [citation needed]
2011 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds Amaru [citation needed]
2011 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters Village Bunny
2012 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Saber [54]
2013 Jungle Master Ilene Credited under Additional Voices
2013 Curse of Chucky Sweet Chucky Doll [5]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[12]
1999–2005 Ape Escape series Casi [citation needed]
2003–04 .hack//Liminality series Mai Minase
2003–present Dynasty Warriors Various characters
2003–present Disgaea series Etna, Desco, others [55][56]
2004 Cy Girls Ice
2005 Grandia 3 Miranda
2006 Atelier series Viese Blanchimont, Iris Fortner, Astrid Zexis, Filly Dee, Gisela Helmold Uncredited[b] [citation needed]
2007 Rogue Galaxy Norma Kissleigh
2007 Odin Sphere Velvet
2007–10 Bleach series Rukia Kuchiki
2007–10 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 series Yukari Takeba Uncredited[b] [5]
2008 Tales of Vesperia Rita Mordio Uncredited[b] [5][30]
2009–14 Street Fighter IV series Crimson Viper
2009–present BlazBlue series Carl Clover Uncredited[b] [5]
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 [56][57]
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrians
2012 Resident Evil Revelations Jill Valentine [6]
2012 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Jill Valentine [6][30]
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Additional voices [58]
2012 Growlanser Wayfarer of Time Regina
2012 Divina Clarisse, Claudia [59]
2012 Skullgirls Eliza DLC character [60]
2012–present Lego Friends Stephanie, Lacy Credited as Sophie Roberts [3]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Female Avatar (Voice 1, Voice 3), Noire [30]
2014 The Lego Movie Videogame Additional voices [61]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices [62]
2015 Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Jataro Kemuri, Yuta Asahina [63]
2016 Street Fighter V Juni, C. Viper [30]
2017 Persona 5 Sadayo Kawakami


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" [64]
2008 Adventures in Voice Acting Herself Documentary film on voice acting [65]


  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.


  1. ^ Michelle Ruff [MichelleRuffvo1] (April 14, 2015). "@ED_Rider: @MichelleRuffvo1 When is your birthday" 9/22" (Tweet). Retrieved August 6, 2015 – via Twitter. 
  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 l "Michelle Ruff | Naka-Kon Anime Convention". Naka-kon.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "REVIL | Interviews Michelle Ruff". Residentevil.com.br. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. 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. 
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  14. ^ "I Hate Wedding Veils!". Saint Tail – Volume 2 (DVD). Episode 4. Tokyopop. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast. 
  15. ^ "Samurai Girl Appears". Real Bout High School (DVD). Episode 1. Tokyopop. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ Amith, Dennis. "Chobits: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review) : J!-ENT –". J-entonline.com. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2003-05-01/adv-to-distribute-risky-safety
  19. ^ "Michelle Ruff's resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ Scrapped Princess. Episode 4. Event occurs at Closing credits, English dub cast. 
  21. ^ Marmalade Boy. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast. 
  22. ^ Rave Master. Event occurs at Closing credits, English language cast. 
  23. ^ "Bravo in the Mansion!". Girls Bravo. Season 1. Episode 4 – via Hulu. 
  24. ^ 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. 
  25. ^ "A Big, Black, Hard, Shiny, Smelly, Noise-Making Creature". Hare+Guu. Episode 9. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast. 
  26. ^ "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast. 
  27. ^ "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:45 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  29. ^ Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  30. ^ a b c d e f "Behind The Voice Actors - Michelle Ruff". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  31. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Sword Art Online II English Dub to Run on Toonami". Anime News Network. 2015-02-14. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  35. ^ "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Reunites Haruhi Cast". Anime News Network. May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  36. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  37. ^ "A Lull in the Sea - Staff - NIS America". NIS America.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  38. ^ "Aniplex Offers The Asterisk War Season 1 on English-Dubbed Blu-ray". Anime News Network. 2016-06-04. 
  39. ^ "The × Guard's × Duty". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 23. Viz Media. October 8, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim. 
  40. ^ "Arrival × At × The Arena". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 27. Viz Media. November 12, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim. 
  41. ^ "Nen × And × "Nen". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 28. Viz Media. November 19, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim. 
  42. ^ "Ben Diskin, Michelle Ruff Star as Satoru in Erased English Dub". Anime News Network. 2016-06-29. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Michelle Ruff on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  44. ^ "Aniplex USA Announces God Eater's English Dub, AkibaFest in LA (Updated)". Anime News Network. July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Toonami Asia Reveals Dub Cast for Dragon Ball Super Anime". Anime News Network. January 17, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  46. ^ "Aniplex of America Announces Paranormal Anime Occultic;nine for Blu-ray Release and English Dub". Anime News Network. May 22, 2017. 
  47. ^ a b "Shuto Con Announces Their First Round of Guests, Including Guest of Honor". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  48. ^ "First Look at Unofficial 'Dredd' Spinoff Web Series 'Superfiend'". /Film. October 21, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  49. ^ What the Bleep Do We Know!? (DVD). 2004. 
  50. ^ 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. 
  51. ^ Mr. Peabody & Sherman. 2014. 
  52. ^ Mammano, Michael S. (January 18, 2017). "Sailor Moon R: The Movie Premiere Was Immersive Experience For Fans". Den of Geek. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  53. ^ Patten, Fred (2005). Beck, Jerry, ed. The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781569762226. 
  54. ^ Martin, Theron (June 7, 2012). "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works – Blu-Ray review". Anime News Network. 
  55. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH: Michelle Ruff". The Kitsune Network.com. 2016-01-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  56. ^ a b "Michelle Ruff on her experience playing Katherine in Catherine". SiliconEra.com. March 29, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  57. ^ "2011 Awards". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  58. ^ Beenox. The Amazing Spider-Man. Scene: Closing credits, 2;56 minutes in, Voice Overs, Additional Voice Over Actors. 
  59. ^ Rodanes, Michelle (March 29, 2012). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest – Part 3". Japanator.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  60. ^ "Voice Actors for Eliza and Crew". Facebook. June 10, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  61. ^ TT Games. The Lego Movie Videogame. Warner Bros. Games. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Voice Talent, Additional Voices. 
  62. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  63. ^ 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. 
  64. ^ "Episode 004.2". Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. Season 1. Bang Zoom. 2006. 
  65. ^ "Adventures in Voice acting". Spotlight Entertainment. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 

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