Creator: Cherami Leigh
Describe Cherami Leigh here and get your ass moving now, damn you.Cherami Leigh is an American actress and voice actress. You may or may not recognize her as one of the Radio Disney voices during promotions and commercials, which she has been working as for over ten years.For anime voice-acting, she primarily worked for FUNimation, and is noted for her cutesy voices that can become rather deep and scary if necessary; her most well-known roles are probably Patti of Soul Eater and Road of D.Gray-Man, yet for a long time, she appeared in basically every Funimation show, like the other voice actors there. For that matter, her voice range is similar to Yukari Tamura's. Her first recurring anime role was Sae from Peach Girl. She is currently voicing Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail.Currently, she is working in L.A. as the English voice actress for Asuna Yuuki of Sword Art Online alongside Bryce Papenbrook, who plays Kazuto Kirigaya. She's also the new voice of Sailor Venus on Sailor Moon. The move has also opened more opportunities for her live-action work too. She appeared on Friday Night Lights as Ginnie Warwick, and appeared multiple times on Walker, Texas Ranger. She also played Sarah on the short-lived The Deep End.Her Houston counterpart is Margaret McDonald. Her Canadian counterpart is Tabitha St. Germain.Has a Twitter account.
Notable roles by Cherami Leigh:
- Asuna Yuuki in Sword Art Online
- Ayano Kannagi in Kaze no Stigma
- Bachou Mouki in Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutioners
- Cecily Campbell in The Sacred Blacksmith
- Chaika in Cat Planet Cuties
- Chiffon Fairchild in Freezing
- Chiyo Shinouka in Big Windup
- Young Clare in Claymore
- Elicia Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (taking over for Tierny Titus of the 2003 anime)
- Elizabeth "Lizzy" Middleford in Black Butler
- Eucliwood Hellscythe in Is This a Zombie?
- Hanabi Ikuta in [C] - Control
- Himawari Kunogi in ×××HOLiC
- Honoka Shirahama in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
- Kanon Ozu in Coppelion
- Kazari Uiharu in A Certain Scientific Railgun
- Kazumi Akiyama in Initial D
- Kirimi in Ouran High School Host Club
- Kneesocks Daemon in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
- Liechtenstein in Axis Powers Hetalia
- Lotti Gehl in Str.A.In.: Strategic Armored Infantry
- Lucy Heartfilia, Layla Heartfilia, and Lucy Ashley in Fairy Tail
- Lunar Edomae in My Bride Is a Mermaid
- Machiko Himura in Okami-san and Her Seven Companions
- Mai Taniyama in Ghost Hunt
- Mary Beriam in Baccano!!
- Miharu Takeshita in B Gata H Kei
- Mika Shimotsuki in Psycho-Pass
- Minako Aino/Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon (Viz Media dub) and Sailor Moon Crystal (first role in a Studiopolis dub.)
- Also voiced Murido in the 11th Episode, as well as one of Usagi's classmates at the end of the first episode.
- Natsumi Hayamiya in Birdy the Mighty: Decode
- Natsumi Hinata in Sgt. Frog
- Patti Thompson in Soul Eater
- Primula in SHUFFLE!
- Road Kamelot in D.Gray-Man
- Sae Kashiwagi in Peach Girl
- Setsuna Sakurazaki and Akira Okochi in Negima!?
- Makie Sasaki in Negima!: Ala Alba
- Shana in Shakugan no Shana (replacing Tabitha St. Germain in the second and third seasons)
- Shijima Kuroukano in Nabari No Ou
- Shunpei in Oh Edo Rocket
- Sieglinde Baumgarde in Dragonaut: The Resonance
- Sunako Kirishiki in Shiki
- Tamaki Kawazoe in Bamboo Blade
- Yoshika Miyafuji in Strike Witches
- Yuri Egin in Blue Exorcist (her first role in L.A)
- Yuty La in Heroic Age
- Anne Wells in Beyond The Farthest Star
- Young LeAnn Rimes in Holiday in Your Heart
- Marica in Temple Grandin
- Teenage Girl in The Mist
- Tori in Not Cool
Live Action TV
- Ginnie Warwick in Friday Night Lights
- Kate Calvin in Chase (NBC)
- Rachel Howes in Bones
- Robyn Goode in Throwing Stones
- Sarah in The Deep End
- Trixie Dalton in Longmire
- Chloe in Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: the Fafnir Knight
- Gaige the Mechromancer in Borderlands 2
- Komaru Naegi in Absolute Despair Girls: Danganronpa Another Episode
- Plutia/Iris Heart in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (also reprised in FUNimation's dub of Hyperdimension Neptunia the Animation)
- Saki in Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
- Syrma in Mugen Souls Z
Tropes associated with Cherami Leigh:
- Casting Gag: Several characters she voiced happen to be blonde. The most notable examples are Patti Thompson, Lucy Heartfilia, Syrma, and Minako Aino (aka Sailor Venus).
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's 5'0 and her husband is at least a head and shoulders worth taller than her.
- Older Than They Look: She's 27 years old but still looks like she can pass off as a teenager.
- One of Us: She's an Iron Man fan. She's also a Sailor Moon fan.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: For Badass Adorable characters. They are also Plucky Girls as well.
- Playing Against Type: Iris Heart, the CPU Godess form of Plutia, from Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, is a sadistic, dominatrix-type character who likes to see people in pain.
- Star-Making Role: For Texas based work, either Yoshika Miyafuji from Strike Witches, Patti Thompson from Soul Eater, Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail, or Shana in FUNimation's dub of Shakugan no Shana. For California based work, Asuna from Sword Art Online and Minako/Sailor Venus in the Viz Media re-dub of Sailor Moon.
- Tsundere: While not her primary trope, she can pull these kinds of roles relatively well. Across from Ayano, Shana (Type A), there is also Asuna (Type B).