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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 ''[[Anime/ShinChan Crayon Shin-chan]]'', and Rise Kujikawa in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. She is married to fellow voice actor Creator/TravisWillingham.

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/LauraBaileyVO account]].
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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/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]'' - Serena Sebastian
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' - Suzaku Kururugi (young), Rakshata Chawla, Nagisa Chiba, Kallen's stepmother
* ''[[Anime/ShinChan Crayon Shin-chan]]'' - Shin Nohara
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' - Amber
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' - Young Chi-Chi, Hasky, Ranfan, Fanfan, and Akane Kimidori
** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' - Young Dende, Young Trunks, Erasa, and Marron
** ''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
* ''Anime/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]]
* ''[[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negima! Magister Negi Magi]]'' - Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] and Ayaka Yukihiro
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' - Conis and Pepper
* ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' - Kanako Kasugazaki
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' - Tsumugi Yuuki
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' - Maka Albarn
* ''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 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/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'' - 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/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 4}}'' - Rise Kujikawa (one of her first roles in Los Angeles)
** Reprises her role for ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Portable'' - Female protagonist (uncredited)
* ''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
** And in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom]]'' as Chun-Li once again.
** She reprises her role as Chun-Li for a third time in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
** She also plays Chun-Li in the [=OVAs=] that were released with ''Street Fighter IV'' and ''Super Street Fighter IV''.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' - Cheria Barnes
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' - Marta Lualdi (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' - Gauche
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' - Serana ([[DownloadableContent In the Dawnguard DLC]])
* ''[[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.
* ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' - Pamela (uncredited)

!!!Western Animation
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' - Black Widow
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' - Firestar
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!!Tropes applicable to Laura Bailey:
* AscendedFangirl: 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.
* CrossdressingVoices: Notably as [[Anime/ShinChan Shin]] and [[Anime/DragonBallZ Kid Trunks]].
** Subverted with [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Marth (who is actually Chrom's future daughter, Lucina)]]]].
* FakeBrit: As Evangeline and a bunch of girls in ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'', but she's ''very'' good at mimicking the accent.
** And now as [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Christie]].
* HappilyMarried: To Creator/TravisWillingham.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Husband Travis Willingham is at least a foot taller than her.
* 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 33 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.
** 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!"
* PlayingAgainstType: As the voice of the [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]], [[TheSociopath sociopathic]], [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster gang-leading]] VillainProtagonist in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''.
* 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.
** 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.
* 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}}''.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Female listeners often have a hard time ''not'' feeling this when she uses her "Lust" voice.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: She has very impressive voice range, being able to voice both male and female characters.
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