Michelle Ruff is a voice actress most famous for being [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia Kuchiki]].

Although she has also gained ''plenty'' of recognition as [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko Littner]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Euphemia Li Britannia]], [[Manga/LuckyStar Tsukasa Hiiragi]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Yukari Takeba]], [[VideoGame/TalesofVesperia Rita Mordio]] and [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Nisa]].

In other words, most of her famous roles are [[{{Deuteragonist}} secondary main characters]] (that does not mean they are not awesome though). Ruff has a wide voice range, going from [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] like Yuki to HotBlooded like Yoko to [[CloudCuckooLander ditzy and happy]] like Tsukasa. Her characters are mostly {{Badass}} babes (or just hot babes in general).

She was awarded for "Best Voice Actress in an Anime Dub" at Anime Expo 09 for her role as [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]].

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/MichelleRuffvo1 account]].

Texan counterparts? Creator/LuciChristian and Creator/BrittneyKarbowski. Creator/CristinaValenzuela is shaping up to be her SpiritualSuccessor (and funnily enough, both she and Cristina are in the Creator/VizMedia redub of ''Manga/SailorMoon'').

Japanese counterpart? Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.

!!Notable roles from Michelle Ruff:
* Anri Sonohara in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''
* Aoi Sakuraba in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''
* Arcueid Brunestud in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''
* Ayase Tarada and Keika in ''Anime/SCryed''
* Belvedere Coco in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''
* Carmen99 in ''Anime/GunXSword''
* Chii, Elda, and Freya in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''
* Chikane in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''
* Elie in ''Manga/RaveMaster''
* Elissa Doolittle in ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''
* Euphemia Li Britannia, young Lelouch, and Arthur in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Fujiko Mine in ''Anime/LupinIII'' (the "red jacket" series and ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine The Woman Called Fujiko Mine]]''; the latter marked her Creator/{{FUNimation}} debut)
* Kaori in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' (Animaze dub)
* Kizna Towryk in ''Manga/PilotCandidate''
* Konoha Amagi in ''Manga/{{Zetman}}'' (as Sophie Roberts)
* Lan in ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'' (as Sophie Roberts)
* Leara in ''Anime/WolfsRain''
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise:
** Lopmon in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''
** Zoe Orimoto and a different Lopmon in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''
** [[TheDanza Michelle Crier]] in ''[[Anime/DigimonSavers Digimon Data Squad]]''
** Sparrowmon in ''[[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Digimon Fusion]]''
* Luna in the Viz dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon''
* [[FragileFlower Manaka]] [[TenderTears Mukaido]] in ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea''
* Meow in ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan''
* [[PlayingAgainstType Miharu]] in ''Manga/GirlsBravo''
* Miki Koishikawa in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''
* Miku and Nana in ''Anime/MetalFighterMiku''
* Miu in ''Manga/DearS''
* Moe Kisaragi, the Momoi triplets, and A-ko Saenai in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan''
* Naomi, Marylou, Hyde, Sugino, Princess Marie, Nana Baba and Ivy in ''Manga/ZatchBell''
* Ran the Goldfish in ''Anime/AngelTales''
* Rukia Kuchiki, [[CrossdressingVoices Snakey]], Tobiume and Mahana Natsui in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* [[TheOtherDarrin Saber]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Unlimited Blade Works movie
* Saga in ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar''
* Sasame Fuma and Matsuri (post-time skip) in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Sinon in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''
* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie''
* Tatiana Wisla in ''Anime/LastExile''
* Tsukasa Hiiragi and Minami Iwasaki in ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* Tsukiko Sagi in ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''
* Winia in ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''
* Yoko in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* Yuki Nagato and Miyuki Enomoto in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''
** Yuki Nagato in ''[[Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan]]''
* Yura Kekain in ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago'' (as Sophie Roberts)
* Yurika Dojima in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''

* Baby Tai Lung in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''

!!!Video Games
* Arioch in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}''
* [[CrossdressingVoices Carl]] Clover in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
* Cierra in ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand''
* Cream the Rabbit in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (2010-current)
* Crimson Viper in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''
* Eliza in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''
* Etna in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' video games and anime, as well as [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave the]] [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom other]] [[VideoGame/CrossEdge games]] [[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject Etna]] [[VideoGame/TrinityUniverse appears]] [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero in]]. Notably she did not voice Etna in the original PS2 version (that would be Creator/AmandaWinnLee). When the first game was rereleased on PSP and (to a lesser extent, DS), Etna's dialogue was re-recorded by Ruff, likely due to the "What If Etna killed Lahral at the start?" mode added to the game
** Also voices Salvatore in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' (and her Dimension 2 DLC), and Desco in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'' (and her DLC appearances in Dimension 2 and 3's Vita port).
* Filly Dee in ''VideoGame/AtelierTotori''
* Jenny in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird's'' DLC chapter ''Gangsters in Space''
* Jill Valentine in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations'' ([[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Patricia Ja Lee]] and [[Creator/KariWahlgren Kari]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3 Wahlgren]])
* Kaoru Konoe in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers''
* Katherine [=McBride=] in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Kluke in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''
* Mahbu in ''VideoGame/JadeCocoon''
* Miranda in ''VideoGame/GrandiaIII''
* [[Creator/NipponIchi Nisa]] in ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}''
* Noire and two of the female [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]] voices in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/LaurenLanda in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as [[CanonName Robin]])
* Rita Mordio in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Rutee Katrea]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheWorld: Radiant Mythology''
* Saki in ''VideoGame/LuminousArc''
* Sakuya Tachibana in ''VideoGame/GodsEaterBurst''
* Shanoa in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''
** Maria Renard in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles''
* Sophia Esteed in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''
* Velvet in ''VideoGame/OdinSphere''
* Yukari Takeba in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''
* Zozo in ''VideoGame/CodeOfPrincess''
!!Tropes associated with Michelle Ruff:
* {{Deuteragonist}}: What her best well known roles fall into.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She happens to land these roles quite often. Examples would include Arcueid of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', Lan of ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'', Euphemia of ''Anime/CodeGeass''; amongst others.
* [[RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor Mean Character, Nice Actress]]: She has voiced some characters who can be not so nice at times, such as Fujiko Mine from ''Lupin III'' and Crimson Viper in ''Street Fighter IV'', as well as Rukia in ''Bleach'', and even Luna in the Viz dub of ''Sailor Moon'' (though Rukia, Viper, and Luna aren't villainous like Fujiko), but Michelle in real life is known to be sweet to her adoring fans.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Can you ''believe'' she is in her late 40's?
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: A lot of her characters are usually deep-voiced {{Badass}} or hot chicks such as [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Crimson Viper]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]], [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Nisa]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]]. Also, as mentioned above, most of her characters are {{deuteragonist}}s or minor characters and rarely receive lead roles.
* PlayingAgainstType: As the sweet, aproachable, and childlike [[Manga/GirlsBravo Miharu]], and the [[ShrinkingViolet timid]], [[BreakTheCutie sad]], [[LovableCoward easily frightened]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Noire]].
* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** With Creator/TonyOliver in [[Manga/{{Tokko}} many]], [[Manga/{{Chobits}} many]], ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce many]]'' [[Anime/LupinIII works]].
** Also with Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, Creator/KateHiggins, Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/CrispinFreeman, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/LiamOBrien, Creator/YuriLowenthal among others.
** Do not forget Creator/SteveStaley, whom she worked with in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'', ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', and lately in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: How can we not forget this. She is not only capable of a deep voice, but also softer tone for {{The Quiet One}}s like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] and [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Anri]]. Or doing a higher-pitch voice for more younger characters like [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Cream the Rabbit]] and [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Desco]]; and even [[VideoGame/BlazBlue young boys]].