|Born||Tia Lynn Ballard
May 11, 1986
|Education||Paris Junior College|
Tia Lynn Ballard (born May 11, 1986) is an American actress, artist, comedian, writer, and voice actress for Funimation. Some of her notable roles include Kusano from Sekirei, Rin Ogata in Rideback, Mizore from Rosario + Vampire, and Happy from Fairy Tail.
Ballard grew up in Paris, Texas. She was inspired to get into voice acting when she attended an anime convention, seeing the panel of voice actors, and learned that Funimation was only two hours from her hometown. In college, she was a participant in the Disney College Program, after which she changed her major to theatre. She completed an associate degree from Paris Junior College with an emphasis on Theatre and Art.
Ballard's first voice acting gig was at Funimation where she worked with Monica Rial. She played Young Asim in Dragonaut: The Resonance. She later had a larger role as Rachel Calvin in Linebarrels of Iron.
- A Certain Scientific Railgun series – Maaya Awatsuki
- Aquarion Evol – Sazanka Bianca
- Attack on Titan – Hannah
- B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time – Princess Anne
- Baka and Test – Miho Sato
- Bamboo Blade – Kawaguichi
- Ben-To – Ume Shiraume
- Birdy the Mighty Decode – Kanae Kitamura
- Blassreiter – Annika
- Blood-C – Hitomi
- Blood-C: The Last Dark – Hiro "Tsuki" Tsukiyama
- Casshern Sins – Hoti
- Cat Planet Cuties – Eris
- Chaos;Head – Takumi Nishijo (Child, Ep. 3)
- Chrome Shelled Regios – Saya, Zuellni
- Corpse Princess – Nozomi Kasuga
- D-Frag! – Takao
- D.Gray-man – Darna (Ep. 37), Katia (Ep. 43)
- Dance in the Vampire Bund – Nero
- Date A Live – Yoshino
- Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor – Yoko Sawasaki
- Deadman Wonderland – Hibana Daida
- Death Parade – Chisato Miyazaki (Child; Ep. 3)
- The Devil Is a Part-Timer! – Chiho Sasaki
- Dragon Ball Kai – Marron
- Dragonaut: The Resonance – Asim Jamar (Child)
- Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo – Midori Kitakami
- Fafner: Dead Agressor: Heaven and Earth – Miwa Hino
- Fairy Tail – Happy
- Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess – Happy
- Freezing – Elizabeth Mably, Ticy Phenyl
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Shao May
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos – Karina
- Good Luck Girl! – Rika Tsuwabuki
- Guilty Crown – Hare Menjo
- Heaven's Lost Property – Eve, Umami (Forte, Ep.7, 9)
- Hero Tales – Linlin (Ep. 4)
- Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation – Peashy
- Is This a Zombie? – Eucliwood Hellscythe (Fantasy voice, Ep. 2)
- Is This a Zombie? of the Dead – Eucliwood Hellscythe (Fantasy voice, Eps. 5–7)
- Kamisama Kiss series – Nanami Momozono, Yukiji (Season 1)
- Karneval – Eliska
- Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing – Alvis Hamilton
- The Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Lemile Knolles (Ep. 13), Telura
- Linebarrels of Iron – Rachel Calvin
- Little Busters! – Komari Kamikita
- Log Horizon – Nureha
- Maken-ki! series – Inaho Kushiya
- Nabari no Ou – Shigure
- Nobunagun – Iyo (Young)
- Noragami – Moyu
- Oh! Edo Rocket – O-Nui
- Ōkami-san and her Seven Companions – Ami Jizo
- One Piece – Porche
- One Piece Film: Z – Z (Child)
- Red Data Girl – Izumiko Suzuhara (Child)
- Rideback – Rin Ogata
- Robotics;Notes – Akiho Senomiya (Child)
- Rosario + Vampire series – Mizore Shirayuki
- Sands of Destruction – Maya
- Sankarea: Undying Love – Rea Sanka
- Sekirei – Kusano
- Selector Infected WIXOSS – Hitoe Uemura
- Sgt. Frog – Melody Honey, Rei Kinoshita (Ep. 61)
- Shakugan no Shana series – Kimiko Nakamura (Seasons 2–3, OVA), Marianne (Season 2, Movie), Domino (Season 3)
- Shangri-La – Tomoka Yamazaki
- Shiki – Megumi Shimizu
- Strike Witches – Amaki Suwa
- Summer Wars – Kana Jinnouchi
- Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar – Maria Nanadan
- Tokyo Ravens – Hokuto
- The Tower of Druaga – Enre
- Unbreakable Machine Doll – Hotaru/Nadeshiko Akabane
- World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman – Maya Shimon
- Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley – Geisha Puppets, Hent High Students, "I Love U" (vocals)
- Monster Tale – Priscilla
- "Lamar County, Texas Genealogy and Family History". Gen.1starnet.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- Bullock, Nakay (2011-05-25). "InParisTexas Interviews Tia Ballard, Anime Voice Actress". In Paris Texas.
- Funimation (2012-05-08). Cat Planet Cuties – Available on BD/DVD Combo on 5.15.12 – Cast Interview. YouTube.
Stars Tia Ballard (Eris) and Brittney Karbowski (Manami) give us an intimate look at their time recording Cat Planet Cuties. They discuss their time in the booth, their favorite moments, and autograph a special prize pack for one lucky fan.
- "Tia Ballard Biography @". Animecons.com. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
- Meade, Michael (2012-02-09). "Tia Ballard – Brains, Beauty, Laughter... and Silly Voices". Anime Ate My Brain. – interview with Tia
- "Paris Junior College | Affordable Excellence". Parisjc.edu. 2006-05-13. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "Tia Ballard (Its me! Tia B.!) op Myspace". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "Koopasta – Hiatus!". Koopasta Comic. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- Ballard, Tia (2010-07-11). "Here are things that you will like!". squishytia.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- "Funimation Unveils Ben-To's English Dub Cast, Trailer". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
- "D-Frag! English Dub Casts Whitney Rodgers, Tia Ballard". Anime News Network. January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
- Rojas, Justin (2011-08-11). "Funimation Entertainment Announces Entire English Language Cast of Fairy Tail". Funimation Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Meade, Michael (September 10, 2012). "Anime Reviews - Freezing (Dub Version)". Anime Ate My Brain Magazine. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
- Lee, Michelle (March 6, 2015). "Hyperdimension Neptunia Cast and Release Date". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- Rojas, Justin (November 12, 2010). "Cast Announcements from Anime USA". Funimation Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2013-09-30. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
- Meade, Michael (September 17, 2012). "Anime Reviews - Shangri-La (Dub Version)". Anime Ate My Brain Magazine. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
- "Funimation Announces World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
- "COMIC JUMPER: THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SMILEY (íd.; Twisted Pixel, 2010) :: STAR-T MAGAZINE BOOKS" (in Spanish). Star-tmag.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- Happy time with Tia! on YouTube – podcast interview with Tia Ballard posted January 7, 2012.
- Doty, Terri; Tatum, J. Michael (August 21, 2010). "EP 21, "The Return of Tia Ballard"" (Podcast). That Anime Show. Retrieved 2013-03-05.