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[[caption-width-right:340: Girl power! ]]

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. If you've played many AAA games in the last few years, you've likely heard her voice, as she's become one of the most prolific female voice actors in the industry since 2010.

Some of her best known anime roles are 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}}''.

As for video games, she is well known as Rayne in the ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' video game series, the default voice for a female Boss in the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series from ''3'' onwards, Fetch in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' and ''VideoGame/InfamousFirstLight'', Serana in the ''Dawnguard'' DLC for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Fiona in ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', Kait Diaz in ''[[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Gears of War 4]]'' and Black Widow in Marvel's Disney XD animation lineup. She is married to fellow voice actor Creator/TravisWillingham, and on March 1 2018, revealed on Twitter that they were expecting their first child.

Bailey primarily does video game voice overs and western animation nowadays, rarely getting any new anime roles, generally only reprising roles when she does anime. If she does get a new anime role, it's usually with Creator/{{Studiopolis}}.

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

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!!Notable roles by Laura Bailey:
!!!Anime
* ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' - Oboro
* ''Manga/BlackGod'' - Kuro
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' - Mashiro Kuna, Tier Harribel, Hiyori Sarugaki, and Homura
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' - Sabato Mihashigo (1st role shared by Creator/RieKugimiya)
* ''Anime/BlueGender'' - Marlene Angel
* ''Anime/BurstAngel'' - Nadesico
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' - Jean
* ''[[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 ([[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by Creator/AlexisTipton in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''), 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 Rosenmeier
* ''[[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Glitter Force (Smile Pretty Cure)]]'' - Emily/Glitter Lucky (Miyuki Hoshizora/Cure Happy)
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' - Henrietta
* ''Anime/GunXSword'' - Rion
* ''Anime/HellGirl'' - Mayumi Hashimoto
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}} Ultimate'' - Schrödinger
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' - Tokine Yukimura
* ''[[Manga/KodomoNoOmocha Kodocha]]'' - Sana Kurata
* ''Manga/KOn'' - Nodoka Manabe
* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' - Dieter
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' - [[{{Filler}} Lady Toki]], Anko Mitarashi (ep. 160-onwards), Shiho, [[TheMovie Shion]], Kushina Uzumaki (ep. 246-onwards)
* ''[[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'', ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' - 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

!!!Film
* ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'' - Nanako Okajima
* ''Anime/ResidentEvilDegeneration'' - Angela Miller

!!!Video Games
* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' - Una, Hostesses
* ''[[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Armored Core V]]'' - Carol Dorry, Various AC pilots
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'' - Luca Trulyworth (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' - Catwoman[=/=]Selina Kyle
* ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain'' - Faye Lee
* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' - Lady Comstock
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'' - Platinum The Trinity ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/AlexisTipton in the AnimeOfTheGame)
** ''[[UpdatedRerelease Continuum Shift II]]'' - Noel Vermillion and Rachel Alucard [[TheOtherDarrin for certain lines]]
* ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' - Rayne
* ''[[VideoGame/CabelasDangerousHunts Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai]]'' - Dr. Karen West
* ''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'', and ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT]]'' - [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII Cloud of Darkness]]
* ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'' - Alex D (female)
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''- Dagna, and Bianca Davri
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7'' and ''8'' - Yueying (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' - Serana ([[DownloadableContent In the Dawnguard DLC]])
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' - Carrie Boyd, Julie Farkas, Doctor Usanagi, additional voices and the female Courier
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers'' - Belle
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' - Serah Farron
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' - Lucina (uncredited) [[note]]reprises her role in subsequent appearances including ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for [=3DS/Wii U=]'', ''VideoGame/CodenameSteam'', and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''. They re-use her voice clips for Lucina's amiibo appearance in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' - [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Palla]] and Lucina (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage'' - Mamiya
* ''VideoGame/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon'' - Chiyo
* ''VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones'' - Gwyn Whitehill
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'' - Alicia Valera
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 4'' - Kait Diaz
* ''Franchise/GodEater'' - Hibari Takeda ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/ErikaHarlacher in the AnimeOfTheGame)
* ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' - Olympia Vale
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' - Valla and Jaina Proudmoore
* ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' / ''VideoGame/InfamousFirstLight'' - [[InkSuitActor Abigail "Fetch" Walker]]
* ''VideoGame/InfinityBlade II'' - Isaline
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' - Supergirl
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' - Hewpoe
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' - [[GratuitousNinja Akali]]
* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]'' - ComicBook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/JeanGrey, ComicBook/{{Mystique}}
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' - Black Widow
* ''VideoGame/MiddleearthShadowOfMordor'' - Ioreth
* ''VideoGame/MiddleearthShadowOfWar'' - Ioreth, Eltariel
* ''[[VideoGame/NieR NieR Gestalt]]'' - Kainé
* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'' - Angela (under the alias Elle Deets)
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles'' - Sherry Birkin
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' - Helena Harper
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' - One of the Boss's female voices
* ''[[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}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'', ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' - Rise Kujikawa (one of her first roles in Los Angeles & the 2nd role shared by Creator/RieKugimiya) ([[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by Creator/AshlyBurch in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'')
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Devil Survivor Overclocked]]'' - Amane Kuzuryu
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' (HD Collection) - Angela Orosco
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' (HD Collection) - Claudia Wolf
* ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' - Dahlia Mason
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' - Blaze the Cat (2010-present, replacing Erica Schroeder), Omochao
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur V]]'' - Pyrrha Alexandra
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' - Reimi Saionji, Welch Vineyard (uncredited)
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' - Kyla [=VanZyl=]
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' - Kira Carsen
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' - Chun-Li and Candy
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'', ''Super Street Fighter IV'', ''Anime/StreetFighterIVTheTiesThatBind'' - Chun-Li
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' - ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}
* ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' - Fiona
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' - Cheria Barnes
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' - Marta Lualdi (uncredited & 3rd role shared by Creator/RieKugimiya)
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' - Gauche
* ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'' - Nicole Summers, Sandra Lieberman
* ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', ''VideoGame/UnchartedTheLostLegacy'' - Nadine Ross
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' - Isara Gunther
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII'' - Melissa Dalen
* ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' - Luna, Diana ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/EdenRiegel in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'')
* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' - Rachel/[[spoiler:Auntie Greenleaf]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' - Jaina Proudmoore (from ''Wrath of the Lich King'' on), Sif, and Argent Confessor Paletress
* ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' - Pamela (uncredited)

!!!Web Video
* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' - Vex'ahlia Vessar (Campaign 1), Jester (Campaign 2)
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' - [[DeathByCameo Amber]]
* ''WebVideo/TitansgraveTheAshesOfValkana'' - Lemley

!!!Western Animation
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' - Black Widow
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnlimitedAnimalInstincts'' - Cheetah
* ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'' - Stephanie
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' - Angela Chen
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' - Natalia
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' - Natalie, Julie
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' - Firestar
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'' - Gwen Stacy, Crimson Dynamo, Black Widow
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' - Eve
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!!Tropes applicable to Laura Bailey's work:
* ActionGirl: A majority of the characters she voices fall into this. Just a few examples would be:
** The gunslinging, limb-severing Rayne from [=''BloodRayne''=]
** Chun Li in ''Street Fighter IV''
** Natasha Romanov a.k.a. Black Widow in ''Avengers Assemble''
** Eltariel, the Blade of Galadriel from ''Shadow of War''
** Nadine Ross from the Uncharted series.
* 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.
* 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)]]]].
* ContraltoOfDanger: Due to the number of {{Action Girl}}s she's 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. Only a few examples would be:
** Rayne, again.
** Lust from ''Fullmetal Alchemist''
* 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.
** A fan of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'', she became part of that universe through [[VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones the Telltale game]].
* 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''). At Metrocon 2015, Laura noted how odd it was that she always seemed to play close friends or love interests with Troy Baker, while her characters often butt heads with those played by Travis.
%%* ScreamingWarrior: She can ''scream''. Memorable ones include [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Lust]], [[Manga/SoulEater Maka]], and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Lucina]].
%%* {{Tomboy}}: Has voiced several characters that fit into this trope.
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