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Cristina Danielle Valenzuela (born on July 11, 1987 in Norwalk, California, United States), known by her stage name Cristina Vee, is an American voice actress and singer. She is most known for Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Rei Hino / Sailor Mars in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon, Homura Akemi in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Alisa Boconovitch in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Nanoha Takamichi in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière in The Familiar of Zero, Killua Zodldyck in Hunter x Hunter, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Velvet Crowe in Tales of Berseria and the Honoka sisters in Knights of Sidonia.

Biography

Vee was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up in Norwalk. When she was younger she wanted to become an animator, but after watching Sailor Moon, she was inspired to go into voice acting. She had attended Anime Expo multiple times as a fan and participated in their AX Idol voice-over contest. In 2004, she joined a voice-over panel where she helped work some of the equipment and then got a card from Wendee Lee to audition for several shows with Bang Zoom! Entertainment, including Samurai Champloo. Her first major role was Kanaria in Rozen Maiden. She studied Theatre Arts and graduated from California State University at Long Beach in 2007. In 2008, she voiced the title character in Aika R-16: Virgin Mission, Louise in The Familiar of Zero and Nanoha in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. She portrayed the live-action Haruhi Suzumiya in the promotional videos for the second The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series, and performed as her at various events.

In 2011, she voiced the shy bassist Mio Akiyama in the school music comedy K-On! and Nagisa Saitō in the comedy Squid Girl. That year, she starred in the anime feature film Tekken: Blood Vengeance as Alisa Bosconovitch, attending American anime conventions with the Japanese writer Dai Satō to promote the film. In 2012, she voiced Homura Akemi in Puella Magi Madoka Magica. In 2013, she voiced Princess Yo in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan and Red Hood in the Ikki Tousen series. In 2014, she voiced Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and the Honoka sisters in Knights of Sidonia. She was chosen to voice Sailor Mars in Viz's re-dub of Sailor Moon and the new Sailor Moon Crystal series. Vee described her voicing of Rei as different in Crystal because her character is more serious and regal compared to her character in the original series.

In 2015, she voiced Noel Vermillion in BlazBlue: Alter Memory, Compa in Hyperdimension Neptunia, and Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, the last of which was released as a Netflix original series. In 2016, she provided the voice of Killua Zoldyck in the Viz Media English dub of the 2011 anime adaptation of Hunter x Hunter.

Vee has been involved in various animation projects. In March 2012, she started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to produce an animated music video in conjunction with Cybergraphix Animation and Studio APPP. The main character of the video, "Cristina Veecaloid", was designed by Skullgirls creative director Alex Ahad, Her character was later named Milky and was made into an iOS game called Veecaloid Pop released in 2015. She is also involved in voice casting and directing the Skullgirls video game and web series. The game was nominated at the 40th Annie Awards. She landed the English voice role of title character Marinette Dupain-Cheng aka Ladybug in the CGI animated series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, which premiered on Nickelodeon in December 2015. Executive producer Jared Wolfsen said that Vee and the other English dub voice actors brought a lot of energy to their characters, and that Vee herself is just like Ladybug – sweet and kind, and so fun to watch

Filmography

Live-Action Dubbing

TV Series

Films

Animation Dubbing

Animated Series

Animated Specials

Anime Dubbing

Anime

Anime Shorts

OVAs & Specials

Anime Films

Video Game Dubbing

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