Laura Bailey

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Laura Bailey

Born

5/28/1981, Mississippi

Birth Name

Laura Bailey

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Elle Deets
9.9
out of 10
User Rating
81 votes

Biography

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Laura Bailey was just a local theater student in a Texas college when she auditioned for some voice acting roles at Funimation, landing her first role as Kid Trunks in the popular Dragonball Z series. Since then she has become one of the top female voice actors in…more

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  • Trivia

    • Laura married fellow voice actor Travis Willingham on September 25, 2011 at the Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo, CA. They were engaged in November 2010.

    • Voice acting in RPG/Adventure games: Laura voices the female lead character Reimi in the console role-playing game Star Ocean: The Last Hope, released in Feburary 2009.

      Laura also voiced Rise Kujikawa in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.

      Laura also voiced Luca Trulyworth in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica.

      Laura also voiced Rayne, the title character, in the console game BloodRayne and its sequel BloodRayne 2.

      Laura also provided the voice for Una and other characters in the Aeon Flux console game.

      Laura voices Serah Farron, who is Lightning's younger sister in Final Fantasy XIII. She also voices Belle in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, where she is credited as Elle Deets.

      Games played
      According to a Game Culture interview in 2009, of the console games she has voiced in, Laura had actually played BloodRayne and Street Fighter 4.

      Her favorite video games to play include RPGs such as Final Fantasy X, Fable 2, and Mass Effect.

    • Conventions
      2003: 3 appearances
      2004: 1 appearance
      2005: 7 appearances
      2006: 6 appearances
      2007: 8 appearances

      The furthest she has been for a con is for the London Movie Comic and Media Expo 2007.

    • Laura has an online jewelry business.

    • In late September 2007, Laura announced on her myspace blog that she is moving to California to push her acting career forward. She will be making regular return visits to Texas for Funimation.

    • Almost on TV
      Laura participated in the episode "Everything that rises must converge" in the TV Series Thief, but her scene was cut in production.

    • Laura Bailey was nominated, at the first ever American Anime Awards, for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in Kodocha. These awards were hosted in New York, Feb 24 2007.

    • Laura's favorite musician is Jason Mraz, who she lists purposely twice on her myspace.

    • Laura graduated from Allen High School in Allen, Texas, in 1999.

    • Laura's favorite TV shows include:
      Lost, Futurama, Weeds, Sex and the City, Coupling, and
      The Comeback

    • Laura Bailey and Vic Mignogna were the official U.S. Guests of Honor at the Anime Expo 2006 convention. This marks the first time in the convention's 15 year history that a person from the United States has received that honor.

    • On June 3rd, 2006, Laura was engaged to a guy named Evan; he was introduced briefly at her panel at the Anime Expo 2006 in Anaheim. Shortly afterwards, Laura received a public proposal from a fan.

    • Laura is a member of the Quad C Theatre Hall of Fame. Quad C stands for Collin County Community College, and is located in Plano, Texas.

    • Almost her first voice role
      Initially, Laura was slated to voice Dende in the redubbing of Dragonball Z when the voice actor was on leave, but the voice actor returned and Funimation used that person's lines instead of Laura's. Later on the Remastered version which was released in 2007, Laura voices Dende.

    • Laura's favorite Dragonball Z character is Vegeta. She played Vegeta's son, Kid Trunks, in the series.

    • Laura's favorite movie is The Princess Bride.

    • Before becoming directors of the US version of the series, Laura and her roommate Colleen had a marathon viewing session on their PS2 where they saw all 102 Kodocha episodes in about a week. Some of their DVD's gave them trouble though.

    • Laura's first major directing project at Funimation was for Gunslinger Girl.

    • In Laura's interview on DVD Vision, she said her first Funimation audition was for Dragonball Z, after voice actor Kent Williams saw her in a play and invited her to audition.

      At Sac Anime 2008, Laura mentioned she started voice acting at age 19.

    • According to the Kodocha volume 1 DVD commentary, Laura's voice in the vibrating pager scenes for Sana Kurata was done by putting her hand on the front part of her neck and wiggling it while talking. Before then, she was shaking her whole head and body, but that got tiring.

      In an interview with New York Japan Society at the 2009 New York Anime Festival, on the most difficult voices, Laura mentions Kid Trunks in Dragonball Z for his raspy and shouting voices, and Marlene Angel in Blue Gender for her diverse emotions. For Shin in Shin-Chan, she was asked to emulate the Japanese version, so her director Zack said to just emulate opening up your throat like you have a potato.

    • According to the Kodocha DVD Volume 1 and other interviews, Laura Bailey and Colleen Clinkenbeard have been roommates for over two years.

    • Laura has a starring role in the Lifetime Original Movie The Staircase Murders. She plays Margaret Peterson, one of the daughters of Michael Peterson (played by Treat Williams), a man who is accused of murdering his wife.

      Laura participated in The Ruffian, a TV Movie that aired on June 9, 2007 on ABC, but unfortunately the scene she was in was cut in production.

      Laura also plays a flight attendant in the movie Mr. Brooks which came out in June 2007.

    • Laura's theater work has been around the Dallas, Texas area. She played Brooke in Memorial Day, Sheila in An Inspector Calls, Norma in Be My Baby, Jo in No One Sees the Video, and Sooze in Suburbia. The last in the list got an Irene Ryan nomination.

    • Laura was also a spokesperson for Gadzooks, Radioshack on the Web, Pier One, and Sally Beauty.

    • Laura's national work in commercials and industry include: Nokia, WingStop, America's Best, and 7-11.

    • Laura voiced one of the DJ's in the car combat console game, Roadkill, which also features some Funimation folks such as Christopher Sabat and Chad Cline.

    • Voice acting in fighting games:
      Laura voiced Trunks/Gotenks in the Dragonball Z console games Budokai 2 and 3.

      Laura also voiced Min Hua in the Final Fight styled brawling game, Spikeout: Battlestreet, along with many other Funimation actors.

    • Laura is 5'5", 110 lb., with brown eyes and brown hair.

    • Laura's favorite colors are pink and bright blue.

    • In the Fruits Basket interview, Laura announced that she got a new puppy, and was thinking of naming the dog after Shigure Sohma, who represents the dog in the series. There was also talk with another cast member about naming the dog after Master Roshi in Dragon Ball. She has since named her doggy Charlie.

    • Laura's favorite role
      At the Anime Expo 2006, Laura was asked about her all-time favorite voice role, and she said Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket. This was the same choice as her official interview in the US Graphic Novel published a few years earlier.

  • Quotes

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Fantastic Voice Actress

    9.5
    So talented and able to change her voice so well! We'll hear her in one show with a sweet high voice and then as Lust in FMA with a deep, frightening voice that sends shivers down even the bravest man's spine! Only the best can pull that off! I can change voices but I could never run through an entire character part with certain voices. Well done Laura!
  • laura bailey is one of the if the best of female voice actress i have ever heard

    10
    in my opinion her best roles are rise kujakawa in persona 4

    claire in magna carta 2

    halibel and all other characters in bleach gemini sunrise in sakura wars reimji and welch vineyard in star ocean the last hope and im sure there is alot more

    and the game that made me fall in love with the voice and the characters she portrays marta lauldi in tales of symphonia dawn of a new world what is it with this review why does it have to be 100 words minium

    i got what i wanted to say across that extra line is because i did not know whatelese to writemoreless
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