Laura Bailey (voice actress)

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Laura Bailey
Laura Bailey 2014-06-19 12-00.jpg
BornLaura Dawn Bailey
(1981-05-28) May 28, 1981 (age 33)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Alma materCollin College[2]
OccupationVoice actress, actress, ADR director, line producer
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Travis Willingham (2011-present)[3]
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Laura Bailey
Laura Bailey 2014-06-19 12-00.jpg
BornLaura Dawn Bailey
(1981-05-28) May 28, 1981 (age 33)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Alma materCollin College[2]
OccupationVoice actress, actress, ADR director, line producer
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Travis Willingham (2011-present)[3]

Laura Dawn Bailey (born May 28, 1981) is an American actress, voice actress, ADR director, and line producer. She has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime films, television series, and video games. Her notable roles include Maka Albarn in Soul Eater, Kid Trunks in Dragon Ball Z, Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket, Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist and Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara in Crayon Shin-Chan, the last of which she also served as the line producer. In video games, she provides the voice of Rayne in the Bloodrayne series; Chun Li in the newer titles of the Street Fighter series; Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 and Persona 4 Arena; Lucina in Fire Emblem: Awakening; Serah Farron in Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2; Serana in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard; and Jaina Proudmoore in World of Warcraft.[4][5]


Bailey was inspired to go into acting after watching a making of Dawson's Creek special where they interviewed Katie Holmes.[6][7] She attended the theatre program at the Collin County Community College (Quad C) in Plano, Texas.[6] where she participated in productions of "suburbia", "Through a Glass Onion", and "Don’t Rock the Jukebox".[2] Kent Williams, who spotted her at one of the plays, invited her to audition for Funimation, who had been working on Dragon Ball Z.[8] Her most notable role on Dragon Ball Z was Kid Trunks,[8] which she portrayed with a raspy voice.[9] She voiced the starring character Marlene Angel in Blue Gender, which was the first project Funimation did outside of the Dragon Ball world,[1][7] and Keiko Yukimura in YuYu Hakusho.

Bailey was cast for the starring role of Tohru Honda in the anime Fruits Basket. Bailey said that Tohru's character has helped her be more positive: "I was so inspired by her character by her, joy, and outlook on life that, you know, you wanna emulate that."[8] She later voiced Lust, one of the villains in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Sana Kurata in Kodocha[10]

Bailey had been working with Funimation for about four years before she started ADR directing. She worked on Blue Gender: The Warrior and some episodes of Case Closed. Her first major ADR Directing project was Gunslinger Girl, in which she also voices Henrietta. She also co-directed parts of Kodocha.[10] She became a line producer for Shin-Chan and also voices the title character.

Personal life[edit]

Bailey and anime voice actor/director Colleen Clinkenbeard were once roommates while working at Funimation.[11] In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles.[9] In 2011, she married fellow voice actor Travis Willingham.[3] They currently live in Los Angeles.[12]


Film (Animated & Anime)
1992Dragon Ball Z: The Return of CoolerDende
1994Dragon Ball Z: Kiken na futari! Chô senshi wa nemurenaiKid Trunks
1994Dragon Ball Z: Bio-BrolyTrunks
1994Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second ComingTrunks
1995Dragon Ball Z: Fusion RebornTrunks/Gotenks
1995Lupin III: Die, NostradamusJulia
1995Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the DragonTrunks
1996YuYu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho IIKeiko Ukimura
1997Detective Conan: The Time Bombed SkyscraperSerena Sebastian
1998Detective Conan: The Fourteenth TargetSerena Sebastian
1999Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the CenturySerena Sebastian
2000Detective Conan: Captured in Her EyesSerena Sebastian
2001Detective Conan: Countdown to HeavenSerena Sebastian
2002Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker StreetSerena Sebastian
2002Blue Gender: The WarriorMarlene Angelalso the english voice director
2005Shinobi: Heart Under BladeOboro (Iga)
2005School RumbleTsumugi Yuukidirect to video short movie
2006I"s PureIzumi Isozakidirect to video
2006Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium CollectionLustdirect to video
2006Gin-iro no kami no AgitoMinka
2006A Four Course MealClara/Lisa/Mary
2006Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA HaruAyaka Yukihiro/Evangeline A.K. McDowellshort video
2006Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA NatsuAyaka Yukihiro/Evangeline A.K. McDowellshort video
2007Naruto Shippûden: The MovieShion/Miroku
2007Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) AloneAdditional Voices
2007Tsubasa: Tokyo RevelationsXing Huodirect to video
2008Resident Evil: DegenerationAngela Miller
2008Gekijô ban Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no na o yobuHomura
2009Street Fighter IV: The Ties That BindChun-Lidirect to video
2009Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Inheritors of the Will of FireNi/Additional Voices
2010Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes BackKilowatt/Computer Voice/Instar Receptionist
2010Darker than BlackAmbermain role
2011Barbie: A Fairy Secretuncredited for this role
2011Gekijouban Sengoku Basara: The Last PartyOichi
2011K-On!Nadoka Manbeuncredited for this role
2012Mass Effect: Paragon LostKamilledirect to video
2012Gekijô-ban Tiger & Bunny: The BeginningPao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid
2013Monster High: Friday Night FrightsLagoona Blue
2013LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes UnitePoison Ivy/Harley Quinn/Wonder Woman
2013Monster High: 13 WishesHeadmistress Bloodgood/Lagoona Blue
2014JLA Adventures: Trapped in TimeDawnstardirect to video
2014Dragon Ball Z: Battle of GodsTrunksVoice role
2013RED 2n/aADR cast
2009From the DarkKristin Parker
2008Alamo GoldAdel
2008LustJaneshort movie
2007UnderbellySara Hotchkiss
2007Mr. BrooksFlight Attendant
2007Four Sheets to the WindFrancie
2006Remembering Fisher T. Pricedirect to video short movie
2006PlaceboNancyshort movie
2003Graduation DayMarni
Television (Animated & Anime)
2013-2014Marvel's Avengers AssembleBlack Widow/Natasha Romanoffmain role (17 episodes)
2011-2014Shelf LifeThe Kid/Jasonrecurring role; 13 episodes
2013LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum OverloadBlack WidowTV movie
2012-2013Winx Club: Beyond BelievixSerena/Princess Tressarecurring role; 15 episodes
2012Monster High: Ghouls RuleHeadmistress Bloodgood/Lagoona BlueTV movie
2012Street Fighter X Tekken VitaChun-LiTV miniseries
2012Monster High: Escape from Skull ShoresLagoona BlueTV movie
2011Monster High: Why Do Ghouls Fall in LoveLagoona BlueTV movie
2011Fright On!Lagoona BlueTV movie
2008-2011Hellsing UltimateWarrant Officer Schrödinger
2011BladeProstitute/Police Woman(2 episodes); "Childhood Days (That Was Then, This is Now)", "Mad World (A Night for the Living, a Mourning for the Dead"
2011The Super Hero Squad ShowFirestar/Angelica Jones(2 episodes); "Planet Hulk! (Six Against Infinity Part 5)"; "Too Many Wolverines !"
2011X-MenMrs. Ichiki/Kyoko/Girls(4 episodes); "Conflict", "Transformation", "U-Men", "The Return"
2011Winx Club: EnchantixTressa(2 episodes); "The Sirenix Song", "Aisha's Choice"
2010Barbie: FashionistasGlam
2010Iron ManDr. Chika Tanaka/Village Children/Akirecurring role; 10 episodes
2009-2010K-On!Nodoka Manabemain role; 29 episodes
2010Dragon Ball Z KaiLittle Brother/Young Vegeta(2 uncredited episodes); "Attack the Elusive Cell! Son Goku is Finally Revived", "It's a 20-Fold Kaio-ken! A Kamehameha with Everything on the Line"
2006-2010BleachTier Harribel/Hiyori Sarugaki/Mashiro Kunamain role; 29 episodes
2007-2014Naruto: ShippûdenYukimaru/Fûka/Shiho/Akane/Kushina Uzumaki 246+main role; 27 episodes
2008-2010Stitch!Taka/Vegetable Vendor/J.J./Ted/Waitress/Chickierecurring role; 9 episodes
2009Fullmetal Alchemist BrotherhoodLustrecurring role; 11 episodes
2009Kurokami: The AnimationKuro/Mayu's Mothermain role; 23 episodes
2008-2009Soul EaterMaka Albarnmain role; 51 episodes
2006-2008Shin ChanShin-Chan Noharamain role; 52 episodes
2008Transformers: AnimatedAdditional Voices(1 episode); "Mission Accomplished"
2008Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2Nagisa Chiba(1 episode); "Majin Ga Mezameru Hi"
2008Gansuringâ Gâru: Iru TeatorînoHenrietta(3 episodes); "Evanescence & Reminiscence", "Angelica's Return", "Futari No Kyôri Kyodai"
2006-2007D.Gray-manJohn/Elda/Jessica/Chittarecurring role; 7 episodes
2007El Cazador de la BrujaRita(1 episode); "Kiru Onna"
2007The Staircase MurdersMargaret PetersonTV movie
2007Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionRakshata Chawla(1 episode); "Semete Kanashi Mi Totomo Ni"
2006KekkaishiTokine Yukimurarecurring role; 7 episodes
2005-2006Reservoir Chronicle: TsubasaXing Huo/Premerarecurring role; 10 episodes
2006NarutoYakumo Kurama/Anko Mitarashi/Tokirecurring role; 13 episodes
2006Ouran High School Host ClubKanako(2 episodes); "Fushigi No Kuni No Haruhi", "Kôkôsei Host No Oshigoto"
2006SoltyReiSilvia(1 episode); "Sure Chigau Kimochi De, Omoi Au Kokoro De"
2005SuzukaSuzune(3 episodes); "Sôshitsu", "Gokai", "Koi Gataki"
2004-2005MonsterDieterrecurring role; 15 episodes
2005Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chôOboro Igarecurring role; 24 episodes
2005Sousei no AquarionTsugumi Rosenmeiermain role; 11 episodes
2005Negima!Evangeline A.K. McDowellrecurring role; 6 episodes
2005Peach GirlNami/Additional Voices
2004Rozen MaidenSouseisekimain role; 12 episodes
2003-2004One PieceConismain role; 26 episodes
2004What's New, Scooby-Doo?Eve De Lafeye(1 episode); "Simple Plan & the Invisible Madman"
2004Gunslinger GirlHenrietta(1 episode); "Stella Cadente"
2003-2004Fullmetal AlchemistLust/Additional Voicesrecurring role; 9 episodes
2004Kita e. ~Diamond Dust Drops~Hanna Jarvinenmain role
2003-2004The Galaxy RailwaysLayla/Shula/Additional Voicesmain role; 17 episodes
2002-2003Dragon BallChi-Chi/Ranfan/Fanfan//main role; 13 episodes
1997-2003Dragon Ball ZTrunks/Marron/Dendemain role; 91 episodes
2002Kiddy GradeAlv
2002Spiral: Bond of InferenceRyoko Takamachi
2001Fruits BasketTohru Hondamain role; 26 episodes; also singer of "Chiisana Inori (Small Prayer)" in "The Strangest Day" episode.
1999-2000Blue GenderMarlene Angelmain role; 26 episodes
1996-1998Detective ConanSerena Sebastianmain role; 20 episodes
1996-1997Dragon Ball GTPrincess Oto/Female Caretaker/Young Chi-Chi(5 episodes); "Until We Meet Again...", "The Seven-Star Dragon", "The Six-Star Dragon", "Collapse from Within", "The Game After Life"
1996-1997Kodomo no omochaSana Kuratamain role; 51 episodes
1992-1995Poltergeist Report: Yuu Yuu HakushoKeiko Yukimuramain role; 112 episodes
1990-1992Dragon Ball ZDendemain role; 31 episodes
1987Dragon BallAkane(1 episode); "Pursued to the Penguin Village"
2007RuffianCassieTV movie
2007One Tree HillGirl #2(1 episode); "It Gets Worse at Night"
2001Walker, Texas RangerRoberta(1 episode); "Saturday Night"
1994Lupin the Third: Dragon of DoomKikyoTV movie
Video Games
2014Middle-Earth: Shadow of MordorIorethattached to this video game
2014Infamous: Second SonFetch
2014The Lego Movie VideogameAdditional Voices
2014Dragon Ball Z: Battle of ZGotenks/Kid Trunks
2013Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIISerah Farron
2013Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter GamesBlaze the Cat
2013Batman: Arkham OriginsAlice/G.C.P.D. Dispatcher
2013Lego Marvel Super HeroesBlack Cat/Black Widow/Elektra
2013Wipeout: Create & CrashKate KZ/Pirate Boy/Viking Girl
2013Skylanders: Swap ForcePersephone
2013Infinity Blade IIIIsa
2013Lost Planet 3Mira
2013The Wonderful 101Alice MacGregor/Additional Wonderful Ones
2013Saints Row IVThe President of The United States of America
2013Dynasty Warriors 8YueyingUncredited
2013The Last of UsAdditional Voices
2013BioShock InfiniteLady Comstock
2013Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3Kurosuchi/Kushina Uzumaki/Mabui
2012Halo 4Rivera/Additional Voices
2012Marvel Avengers: Battle for EarthPhoenix/Scarlet Witch/Abigail Brand
2012Resident Evil 6Helena Harper
2012Dead or Alive 5ChristieUncredited
2012Lego Batman 2: DC Super HeroesHarley Quinn/Poison Ivy/Wonder Woman
2012Persona 4 GoldenRise Kujikawa
2012Men in Black: Alien CrisisCatyana Ibrovsky/Agent C/Nethera/Party Guest Isabel
2012Dragon's DogmaFemale Pawn
2012Kinect Star WarsAdditional Voices
2012Tales of Graces FCheria Barnes
2012Mass Effect 3Ensign Rodriquez/Dr. Eva Coré/Oriana Lawson
2012Street Fighter X TekkenChun-Li
2012Binary DomainFaye Leealso the motion capture performer for Faye Lee
2012Zero Escape Volume 2: Virtue's Last RewardLuna
2012Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningGwyn Amwy
2012NeverDeadNikki Summerfield
2012Soulcalibur VPyrrha/Cynical
2011Star Wars: The Old RepublicKira Carsen/Thana Vesh/Additional Voices
2011Final Fantasy XIII-2Serah Farron
2011Infinity Blade IIIsa
2011Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic GamesBlaze the Cat/Omochao
2011Saints Row: The ThirdFemale 1
2011The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimSerana
2011The Lord of the Rings: War in the NorthAndriel
2011Resistance 3Jean Rose
2011Sonic GenerationsOmochao/Blaze the Cat
2011Dungeon Siege IIIQueen Roslyn/Leona/Additional Voices
2011Marvel Super Hero Squad OnlineFirestar
2011Hunted: The Demon's ForgeE'lara
2010Might & Magic Heroes VIValeska
2011Dissidia 012: Final FantasyCloud of Darkness
2011The Sims MedievalSim
2011CatherineCatherineMain role
2011Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsChun-Li
2010Nier ReplicantKaineuncredited for this role
2010Tron: EvolutionGeneric Female/The Grid
2010World of Warcraft: CataclysmEcho of Jaina
2010Body & Brain ConnectionWatts
2010Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2010Sonic Free RidersBlaze the Cat/Omochao
2010Sonic ColorsBlaze the CatNintendo DS version only
2010Gods Eater Burst
2010Fallout: New VegasJulie Farkas/Lieutenant Carrie Boyd/Doctor Usanagi
2010Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2Anko Mitarashi
2010Arcania: Gothic 4Additional Voices
2010Medal of HonorFemale News Reporter 2
2010Quantum TheoryLainie/Elev
2010Sengoku Basara: Samurai HeroesOichi
2010Blazblue: Continuum ShiftPlatinum
2010Super Street Fighter IVChun-Li/Eliza
2010Fist of the North Star: Ken's RageMamiya
2010Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian TwilightE.V.A.
2010Valkyria Chronicles IIIsara Gunther
2010Shira Oka: Second ChancesNaoko Ogawa/Suzu Inouecredited as Elle Deets
2009Final Fantasy XIIISerah Farron
2009Silent Hill: Shattered MemoriesDahlia GillespieUncredited
2009Kamen Rider: Dragon KnightKamen Rider Sirencredited as Elle Deets
2009Resident Evil: The Darkside ChroniclesSherry Birkin
2009Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersBellecredited as Elle Deets
2009Dragon Ball: Raging BlastKid Trunks/Gotenks
2009League of LegendsAkali
2009Tekken 6Uncredited
2009DreamkillerAlice Drake
2009MagnaCarta 2Claire
2009Dragon Ball: Revenge of King PiccoloSuno
2009GhostbustersAdditional Voices
2009Star Ocean: The Last HopeReimi Saionji/Welch VineyardUncredited
2009Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the MoonChiyo
2008Dissidia: Final FantasyCloud of Darkness
2008World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich KingJaina Proudmoore/Sif/Argent Confessr Paletress
2008Dragon Ball Z: Infinite WorldKid Trunks/Gotenks/Kid Dende
2008Dragon Ball: OriginsChi-Chi/Ranfan
2008Infinite UndiscoverySvala
2008Tales of VesperiaGauche
2008Street Fighter IVChun-Li
2008Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4Rise KujikawaUncredited
2008Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New WorldMarta Lualdi
2008Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi-tachiUlrika Myberg/Sasarina SchilyUncredited
2008Valkyria ChroniclesIsara Gunther
2008Disgaea 3: Absence of JusticeRaspberyl
2007Dynasty Warriors 6Uncredited
2007Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3Kid Trunks/Kid Chi-Chi/Kid Dende
2007Aru Toneriko 2: Sekai Ni Hibiku Shoujotachi No MetafarikaLuca
2007One Piece: Unlimited AdventureKuina/Pepper
2007Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another RoadGotenks
2006Dawn of ManaMedusa/Ritzia/Additional VoicesUncredited
2006Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2Kid Trunks/Dende/Gotenks
2006Dragon Ball Z: Shin BudokaiGotenks
2005Dragon Ball Z: Budokai TenkaichiKid Trunks/Gotenks
2005Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveGemini Sunrise
2005Spikeout: Battle StreetMin Hua
2005Dragon Ball Z: SagasDende
2005Æon FluxUna: Hostess #1
2004Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2004Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson ElixirLust
2004Bloodrayne 2Raynemain role
2003Deus Ex: Invisible WarFemale Alex Denton
2003Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2Kid Trunks/Gotenks
2003RoadkillLove Talk #1/Additional Voices
2002BloodrayneRayneMain role

Production staff[edit]

Line Producer[edit]

Voice Director[edit]



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