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Laura Bailey (born May 28, 1981) is an American actress, voice actress, line producer and ADR director who works for FUNimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000 and Viz Media/Studiopolis. She's married to fellow voice actor Travis Willingham.

She's known for voicing Kid Trunks in the Dragon Ball franchise, Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Maka Albarn in Soul Eater, Nodoka Manabe in K-On!, Sana Kurata in Kodocha, Serena Sebastian in Case Closed and Tokine Yukimura in Kekkaishi.

Biography

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

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." She later voiced Lust, one of the villains in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Sana Kurata in Kodocha.

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. She became a line producer for the Funimation dub of Shin-Chan and also voiced the title character.

Filmography

Animation Dubbing

Animated Series

  • Winx Club (2004-present) - Princess Tressa, Matlin, Serena, Green Ethereal Fairy (Nickelodeon Dub)
  • Huntik: Secrets & Seekers (2009-2012) - Cathy Lambert, Uffizi, Additional Voices

Anime Dubbing

Anime

  • Dragon Ball (1986-1989) - Young Chi-Chi, Ranfan, Johnny (ep. 4), Johnny's Mother (ep. 4), Sarah (ep. 4), Village Girl (ep. 9), Running Child (ep. 20), Female Spectator (ep. 28), Bra Shop Owner (ep. 29), Hasky (eps. 44-45), Dreamland Announcer (ep. 45), Ferris Wheel Kid (ep. 45), Ticket Lady (ep. 45), Herder's Son (ep. 46), Akane Kimidori (eps. 55-57), Cow Scat Boy (ep. 55), Scat Boy (ep. 55), Sparrow Scat Boy (ep. 55), Arabian Mother (ep. 61), Mother (ep. 61), Shoken Chin (ep. 80), Waitress (ep. 80), Blue-Haired Girl (ep. 92), Crying Girl (ep. 95), Blue-Haired Girl (ep. 97), Blue-Shirt Boy (ep. 97), Papaya Nurse (ep. 97), Hopeful Son (ep. 113), Mermaid (ep. 114), Granddaughter (ep. 115), Looter (ep. 117), Journalist (ep. 123), KBC Reporter (ep. 124), Tai (ep. 124), Man-Wolf's Girlfriend (ep. 126), Chuu-Lee's Mother (ep. 127), Fanfan (ep. 129), Popo Poco Villager (eps. 131-132) (FUNimation Dub)
  • Dragon Ball Z (1989-1996) - Trunks, Dende (remastered version), Erasa, Gotenks, Young Goku (ep. 202; one loop), Woman B (ep. 242) (FUNimation Dub)
  • Crayon Shin-chan (1992-present) - Shin Nohara, Additional Voices (FUNimation Dub)
  • Yu Yu Hakusho (1992-1995) - Keiko Yukimara, Additional Voices
  • Case Closed (1996-present) - Serena Sebastian, Additional Voices
  • Dragon Ball GT (1996-1997) - Princess Oto, Portly Woman (ep. 1), Fangirl (ep. 2), Imeckian Merchant (ep. 3), Sheela (eps. 4-5), Cultist (ep. 12), Woman 1 (ep. 30), Woman 2 (ep. 30), Sugoroku Girls (ep. 30), Holly (ep. 31), Female Caretaker (ep. 32), Female Reporter (ep. 40), Massage Therapist (ep. 4), Little Girl (ep. 53), Young Chi-Chi (ep. 64), Additional Voices (FUNimation Dub)
  • Kodocha (1996-1998) - Sana Kurata
  • One Piece (1999-present) - Conis, Isoka (FUNimation Dub)
  • Fruits Basket (2001) - Tohru Honda
  • Naruto (2002-2007) - Anko Mitarashi (eps. 169-173), Toki, Ayame (ep. 168)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-2004) - Lust, Additional Voices
  • Bleach (2004-2012) - Mashiro Kuna, Tier Halibel, Hiyori Sarugaki (eps. 206-366), Yui Toyokawa, Additional Voices
  • Burst Angel (2004) - Nadeisco (eps. 5-6)
  • Monster (2004-2005) - Dieter
  • Samurai 7 (2004) - Mizuki
  • Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (2005) - Sabato Mihashigo
  • Basilisk (2005) - Oboro Iga
  • Hell Girl (2005-2006) - Mayumi Hashimoto (ep. 1)
  • Mushi-Shi (2005-2006) - Sui (ep. 2), Amane (ep. 25)
  • Solty Rei (2005-2006) - Silvia Ban
  • Speed Grapher (2005) - Miharu Shirumaku
  • Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (2005-2006) - Xing Huo, Primera, Child (ep. 14)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006-2007) - Rakshata Chawla, Nagisa Chiba, Young Suzaku Kururugi, Kallen's Stepmother (ep. 9), Young Shirley Fenette (ep. 13), Young Mao (ep. 15), Students (ep. 21)
  • D.Gray-man (2006-2008) - Elda, Jean Russell, Chitta (ep. 32), Jessica (ep. 35)
  • Ouran High School Host Club (2006) - Kanako Kasugazaki
  • xxxHOLiC (2006) - Ayaka (ep. 1), Ghost Girl (ep. 7), Additional Voices
  • El Cazador de la Bruja (2007) - Rita (ep. 5)
  • Gurren Lagann (2007) - Leyte Jokin
  • Naruto Shippūden (2007-2017) - Anko Mitarashi, Kushina Uzumaki, Matsuri (2nd voice; eps. 199-413), Yūkimaru, Kurotsuchi, Fūka, Shiho, Unagi, Ayame (eps. 63, 90), Yūkimaru's Mother, Nurse (ep. 98), Nurse (ep. 100), Bully C (ep. 166), Nagato's Mother (ep. 174), Woman #2 (ep. 176), Akane (ep. 180), Tsunami (ep. 180), Student (ep. 236), Young Motoi (ep. 244), Ninja Student B (ep. 282), Hinoto (ep. 356)
  • Nodame Cantabile (2007) - Keeko Kawano, Kaori Etō, Attendee (ep. 18)
  • Blade of the Immortal (2008) - Renzo Kawakami, Makie Otono-Tachibana
  • Black Butler (2008-2009) - Additional Voices
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (2008) - Nagisa Chiba, Rakshata Chawla, Young Suzaku Kururugi (ep. 17), Liliana Vergamon (ep. 22)
  • Soul Eater (2008-2009) - Maka Albarn
  • Stitch! (2008-2011) - Ted, J.J., Tigerlily, Makiko, Taka, Grocer, Vegetable Vendor, Jun (ep. 1), Chickie (ep. 7), Waitress (ep. 9), Saleswoman (ep. 12), Mrs. Tanaka (ep. 19), Ashleigh (ep. 42), Shop Lady (ep. 42), Nanny (ep. 78), Toddler-fier (ep. 79)
  • Vampire Knight (2008) - Maria Kurenai, Day Class Girls, Waitress (ep. 5), Senri's Driver (ep. 8)
  • Vampire Knight Guilty (2008) - Maria Kurenai (ep. 1)
  • K-ON! (2009) - Nodoka Manabe (Bang Zoom! Dub)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009-2011) - Young Vegeta
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010) - Lust
  • Kurokami: The Animation (2009) - Kuro, Mayu's Mother (eps. 1-2)
  • Digimon Fusion (2010-2012) - BalliBeastmon, Beastmon, Lilymon, Mermaidmon, Shakomon, MarineAngemon (ep. 6), Kyupimon (ep. 15), Angie's Sister (ep. 30), Kyubimon (ep. 49)
  • Durarara!! (2010) - Shizuo Heiwajima (young), Siri, Pink-Haired Ganguro Girl, Girl #1 (ep. 4), News Reporter (ep. 11), Female Student (ep. 12), Girl B (ep. 16)
  • Iron Man (2010) - Dr. Chika Tanaka, Announcer (ep. 1), Aki (ep. 8), Oliver (ep. 9), Village Children (ep. 9)
  • K-ON!! (2010) - Nodoka Manabe
  • Blade (2011) - Woman (ep. 3), Prostitute (ep. 4)
  • X-Men (2011) - Hisako's Mother, Kyoko, Girls (ep. 1)
  • Persona 4: The Animation (2011-2012) - Rise Kujikawa
  • Glitter Force (2012-2013) - Emily/Glitter Lucky, Student (ep. 1)
  • Tenkai Knights (2013-2014) - Kiro Mason
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters (2014-2015) - Trunks
  • Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement (2014) - Oichi
  • Ingress: The Animation (2018) - ADA, Narrator
  • Fruits Basket (2019-2021) - Tohru Honda

OVAs & Specials

Anime Films

Video Game Dubbing

Music

Voice Director

Notes

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