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'''Laura Dawn Bailey''' (born May 28, 1981) is an American actress and voice actress. Best known for her {{anime}} roles (at first, Creator/FUNimation titles but she has definitely moved on), she has also supplied voices in video games and worked as staff on several anime series. Some of her best known roles are Rayne in the ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' video game series, Lust in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Young Trunks in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Maka Albarn in ''Manga/SoulEater'', Tohru Honda in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Sana Kurata in ''[[Manga/KodomoNoOmocha Kodocha]]'', Shin Nohara in the English dub of ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', and Rise Kujikawa in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. She is married to fellow voice actor Creator/TravisWillingham.

Has a [[http://www.laurabaileyvo.com website]] and Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/LauraBaileyVO account]].

Her Japanese counterparts are Creator/MarinaInoue, Creator/AmiKoshimizu, and Creator/MaiNakahara, as they are known to voice a lot of {{Action Girl}}s and have similar vocal ranges with Laura Bailey. Her Texan counterparts are probably Creator/BrittneyKarbowski and Creator/AlexisTipton(which coincidentally enough, they used to work together in various anime titles before Laura moved to California). Creator/LaurenLanda and Creator/AlexisTipton could be considered her SpiritualSuccessor in terms of the similar vocal ranges and typecasting (in both L.A. and Creator/{{FUNimation}} side of things), as Laura Bailey primarily does video game voice overs and some western animation nowadays, rarely getting any new anime roles in recent years, generally only reprising roles when she does anime. If she does get a new anime role, it's usually with Creator/{{Studiopolis}}.
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!!Notable roles by Laura Bailey:
!!!Anime
* ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' - Oboro
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' - Mashiro Kuna, Tier Harribel, Hiyori Sarugaki, and Homura
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' - Sabato
* ''Anime/BlueGender'' - Marlene Angel
* ''Anime/BurstAngel'' - Nadesico
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' - Jeanne
* ''[[Manga/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]'' - Serena Sebastian
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' - Suzaku Kururugi (young), Rakshata Chawla, Nagisa Chiba, Kallen's stepmother
* ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' - Shin Nohara
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' - Amber
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' - Young Chi-Chi, Hasky, Ranfan, Fanfan, and Akane Kimidori
** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' - Young Dende (first role), Young Trunks, and Erasa.
** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' - Oceanus Shenron (female form)
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' - Rita
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' - [[StarMakingRole Tohru Honda]]
* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' - Lust
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' - Tsugumi
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' - Henrietta
* ''Anime/GunXSword'' - Rion
* ''Anime/HellGirl'' - Mayumi Hashimoto
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}} Ultimate'' - Schr÷dinger
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' - Tokine Yukimura
* ''[[Manga/KodomoNoOmocha Kodocha]]'' - Sana Kurata
* ''Manga/KOn'' - Nodoka Manabe
* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' - Kuro
* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' - Dieter
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' - [[{{Filler}} Lady Toki]], the new voice for Anko Mitarashi, Shiho, [[TheMovie Shion]], the second voice for Kushina Uzumaki
* ''[[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negima! Magister Negi Magi]]'' - Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] and Ayaka Yukihiro
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' - Conis and Pepper
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' - Kanako Kasugazaki
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' - Tsumugi Yuuki
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' - Maka Albarn (reprised in ''SoulEaterNot'')
* ''Manga/{{Spiral}}'' - Ryoko Takamachi
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' - Leite Jokin
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' - Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid, Christina Lyle, Emily, Lily, and Mary Rose
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' - Xing Huo, Primera
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho ''(TV series) - Keiko Yukimura

!!!Video Games
* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' - Una, Hostesses
* ''[[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Armored Core V]]'' - Carol Dorry, Various AC pilots
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'' - Luca Trulyworth (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain'' - Faye Lee
* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' - Lady Comstock
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'' - Platinum The Trinity ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/AlexisTipton in the Creator/FUNimation dub of ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'')
** [[TheOtherDarrin Noel Vermillion and Rachel Alucard]] for certain lines in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Continuum Shift II]]''.
* ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' - Rayne
* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' - Catherine
* ''VideoGame/CodeOfPrincess'' - Solange
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfMana'' - Ritzia
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5'' - Christie
* ''[[VideoGame/DiabloIII Diablo III: Reaper of Souls]]'' - Demon Hunter (female)
* ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' - Raspberyl
* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''[=/=]''Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy'' - [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII Cloud of Darkness]]
* ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'' - Alex D (female)
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''- Dagna, and Bianca Davri
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' - Serana ([[DownloadableContent In the Dawnguard DLC]])
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' - Carrie Boyd, Julie Farkas, Doctor Usanagi, additional voices and the female Courier
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'' - Belle
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' - Serah Farron
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U'', ''VideoGame/CodenameSTEAM'' - Lucina
* ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage'' - Mamiya
* ''VideoGame/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon'': Chiyo
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'' - Alicia Valera
* ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' - [[InkSuitActor Abigail "Fetch" Walker]]
* ''VideoGame/InfinityBlade II'' - Isaline
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' - [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Akali]]
* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]'' - ComicBook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/JeanGrey, ComicBook/{{Mystique}}
* ''[[VideoGame/NieR NieR Gestalt]]'' - KainÚ
* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'' - Angela (under the alias Elle Deets)
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles'' - Sherry Birkin
* ''Anime/ResidentEvilDegeneration'' - Angela Miller
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' - Helena Harper
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' - One of the Boss's female voices
** Reprises her role in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''.
* ''[[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove Sakura Wars V: So Long My Love]]'' - Gemini Sunrise
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' - Oichi (both game and anime)
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Portable'' - Female protagonist (uncredited)
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' - Rise Kujikawa (one of her first roles in Los Angeles)
** Reprises her role for ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'', ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/AshlyBurch in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', due to scheduling conflicts).
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' (HD Collection) - Angela Orosco
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' (HD Collection) - Claudia Wolf
* ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' - Dahlia Mason
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' - Blaze the Cat, Omochao (2010 - present)
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur V]]'' - Pyrrha Alexandra
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' - Reimi Saionji, Welch Vineyard (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' - Kira Carsen
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' - Chun-Li and Candy
** Reprises Chun-Li in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'', ''Super Street Fighter IV'', and ''Anime/StreetFighterIVTheTiesThatBind''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' - ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}
* ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' - Fiona
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' - Cheria Barnes
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' - Marta Lualdi (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' - Gauche
* ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'' - Nicole Summers, Sandra Lieberman
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' - Isara Gunther
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII'' - Melissa Dalen
* ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' - Luna
* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' - Rachel/[[spoiler:Auntie Greenleaf]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' - Jaina Proudmoore (from ''Wrath of the Lich King'' on), as well as minor characters Sif and Argent Confessor Paletress.
** Reprises Jaina and the ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' female Demon Hunter (named Valla) for ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''.
* ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' - Pamela (uncredited)

!!!Web Video
* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' - Vex'ahlia
* ''WebVideo/TitansgraveTheAshesOfValkana'' - Lemley

!!!Western Animation
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' - Black Widow
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' - Firestar
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!!Tropes applicable to Laura Bailey:
* ActionGirl: A majority of the characters she voices fall into this.
* AnimeChineseGirl: She voiced many characters in video game and anime who happen to be Chinese. Across from the iconic Chun-Li, she also voiced Faye Lee, Pao-Lin Huang, and Xing Huo.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Due to the number of {{Action Girl}}s she voiced, many of her characters she voiced come out this way. That being said, she's capable for using a higher-pitched voice for cuter and younger characters.
* CrossdressingVoices: Notably as [[Manga/CrayonShinChan Shin]] and [[Anime/DragonBallZ Kid Trunks]]. Subverted with [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Marth (who is actually Chrom's future daughter, Lucina)]]]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Bailey herself has brown hair and brown eyes.
* FakeBrit: As Evangeline and a bunch of girls in ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' and Christie in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5'', but she's ''very'' good at mimicking the accent.
* GenkiGirl: Her whole personality is based on this, and not to mention she's played quite a few of them.
* HappilyMarried: To Creator/TravisWillingham.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's 5'2" and her husband Travis Willingham is 6'4", fourteen inches taller than her.
* [[RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor Mean Character, Nice Actress]]: Even though Bailey herself has voiced some very mean characters, she's a huge sweetheart.
* MsFanservice: A lot of her characters tend to be rather attractive, from Harribel, Homura, Lust, Christie and Rayne, to Chun-Li, Anko, Kira Carsen, Rise Kujikawa and Black Widow. Bailey herself also looks nice.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's 34 but she doesn't seem to have aged much in the last 10 years or so.
* OneOfUs: Big fan of anime as well as video games. Particularly ''Franchise/DragonAge'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. (''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' is her personal favorite).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xG2vGg8ygc#t=18m13s According to Taliesin Jaffe]] (the voice director for ''Street Fighter IV'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', as well as the voice of Blanka and Adon in the former), Bailey (as well as some of the other voice actors involved [[note]]these voice actors are Creator/TravisWillingham (Guile), Creator/ReubenLangdon (Ken), Creator/KyleHebert (Ryu), and Creator/MatthewMercer (Fei Long)[[/note]]) actually plays ''SFIV'' online from time to time.
** Fun Fact: When she auditioned for Chun-Li, she was the only actress who actually knew who Chun-Li was!
** She's also an avid ''Skyrim'' fan.
** [[https://twitter.com/jhaletweets/status/358677083502821376/photo/1 Her reaction]] to seeing Creator/GeorgeRRMartin.
* PerverseSexualLust: She's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCF2Zpzt-A0 admitted]] that she has a thing for [[Manga/FruitsBasket Kyo Sohma]]. In her own words, "He's ''soooo'' dreamy!"
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Troy Baker. Both of them have enjoyed multiple collaborations in video games and anime. Baker is also a close friend of her husband Travis, and Travis asked Troy to be the best man at their wedding.
* PlayingAgainstType: As the voice of the [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]], [[TheSociopath sociopathic]], [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster gang-leading]] VillainProtagonist in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''.
* PromotedFangirl: According to Bailey, out of all the women who auditioned for the role of Chun-Li in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', she was the only one who [[ShownTheirWork actually knew who Chun-Li was]].
** Also was a fan of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' before being cast as Serana.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: With Travis Willingham. She once mentioned [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtY5LnlxFEg at an anime convention in 2010]] that while in the middle of a recording session for Lust's final episode in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', she received a text message from Willingham that consisted of one line: [[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!]] For those who don't know why that's so funny, the linked video also has Willingham's side of the story.
** And in ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain'', she plays the {{love interest|s}} to the main character, who's voiced by Willingham. As more than one snarky observer has commented, "That must have been a pretty easy 'acting' job."
** Then we have a bit of a subversion in ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'', where Willingham voices diagnostician Gabriel and has his first mission with patient high schooler Nicole who's voiced by Bailey. And of course, awkwardness ensues between the age gap, but it's pure embarrassment on both sides.
** In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'', her character gets kidnapped by Willingham's character.
** The two got married in 2011.
** She and Creator/TroyBaker have also had their fair share of team-ups, to say the least. As with Creator/JohnnyYongBosch as well.
* RunningGag: An unintentional one seems to be that, inevitably, should Bailey and Willingham wind up playing badasses, they will kick the crap or straight up murder each other (for example, ''Fullmetal Alchemist'', ''Avengers Assemble'' and ''Infamous Second Son'').
* StarMakingRole: In anime, Tohru Honda from ''Fruits Basket''. In video games, either Rayne in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'', Chun-Li in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' or Rise Kujikawa from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.
* ScreamingWarrior: She can ''scream''. Memorable ones include [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Lust]], [[Manga/SoulEater Maka]], and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Lucina]].
* StupidSexyFlanders: Female listeners often have a hard time ''not'' feeling this when she uses her "Lust" voice.
* {{Tomboy}}: Had voiced several characters that fit into this trope. In addition, she's one herself in some degree.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: She has very impressive voice range, being able to voice both male and female characters.
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