Megan Hollingshead

Megan Hollingshead


9/22/1968, New York City, New York

Birth Name



Also Known As

Karen Thompson, Avalon Furman
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Welcome to the Megan Hollingshed guide at! Megan has provided voices for many popular anime cartoons such as 'Pokémon' and 'Yu-Gi-Oh!.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • She voices Sif in the video game Romantic SaGa however she is uncredited.

    • She voices Pamela and Mary in the video game Tales of the Abyss.

    • She voices Viola in the video game Eternal Sonata

    • She voices Elizabeth Conway in the video game Time Crisis 4 however there she is credited as Karen Thompson.

    • She reprises her role as Nurse Joy and also voices Cassidy in the Pokemon Puzzle League video game.

    • She voices Rogue in the video games Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders.

    • Her role as Nurse Joy in Pokemon was her first acting job in the anime industry.

    • Megan was part of the 100 voice actors who were interviewed about their careers for Adventures in Voice Acting.

    • She was once the ADR script writer on Hello Kitty: Stump Village.

    • Megan Hollingshead announces and also appears in commercials for AT&T, Wal-Mart, Nesquik, and American Plus Plum Card

    • Megan Hollingshead studied at England's British American Drama Academy, and with many private teachers.

    • Megan Hollingshead has multiple stage credits in New York, with an extensive resume, such as The Duchess of Malfi, Women Beware Women, and Vinegar Tom. She also played Claire on stage in ATF's production of David Mamet's Boston Marriage and the nurse Susie in Wit.

    • Megan Hollingshead once ran the New York City marathon.

    • Despite living in Los Angeles, Megan Hollingshead does keep an apartment in New York. She keeps it very close to her heart and will occasionally visit.

    • Megan Hollingshead has red hair and brown eyes.

    • Megan did the voice of Lenneth Valkyrie in the Enix production video game Valkyrie Profile. She recently reprised that role for the sequel Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, and is the only voice actress from the original to return for the sequel.

    • Megan is a certified yoga instructor in her spare time.

    • Megan studied acting at the William Esper Studio and is a founding member of the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

    • Megan left 4Kids Entertainment in 2004 to move out to Los Angeles, California. During this time the last half of Pokemon season 6 was running, but she still occasionally voiced characters in the series after this. An example of this was Diane in the movie Pokemon: Jirachi Wishmaker.

  • Quotes

  • While I really would've liked her to stay on for season 4 of Yu-Gi-Oh, I'm glad that she got out of 4kids and started acting for some decent companies.

    I have to admit, I'm very biased towards any voice actor from the original Yugioh. And going back and watching old dubbed episodes, Megan's one of the few actors I can stand to listen to. (Wayne, buddy, I love you, but... tone down the accent.)

    After three seasons of voicing Mai Valentine, Megan moved to LA. For whatever reasons that I would LOVE to ask her about if she ever came to a convention, she chose not to stay on for the fourth and final season for her character. As a fan, that really killed the series, especially such a big season between Mai and Jou. Bella Hudson just didn't cut it. (the disgusting dub script didn't help much either.)

    After she moved, she had far fewer roles, and for a time, I believe she was only on Eureka Seven and Naruto. Her website has AT&T adds, so I was saddened that she had apparently moved on from anime voice acting. A few years later, I turn around, and she's on Bleach, Gurren Lagann, Code Geass, still on Naruto, and extras on Haruhi Suzumiya and other Bandai shows, and who knows what else. I know I'm biased, but I really think she's a great voice actress.moreless
  • She's a really good voice actress, underappreciated

    Megan Hollingshead is very underappreciated. Sometimes she doesn't really get the big lead roles that blows everybody's mind who watches that anime, except in maybe Pokemon, Yugioh, and...Naruto(?) By the way, she really shouldn't have left as Mai Valentine from Yugioh, because the new voice actress just can't compare to what Mrs. Hollingshead did. She did an amazing job dubbing. Actually, the new voice actress sucks. She's not that well known by people, but then again, many voice actors are not. Something needs to change about that. Plus she does announcing for a lot of commercials and ads, like AT&T and Coke. There was a very interesting Coke commercial that she has voiced.moreless