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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. If you've played much 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'' and Black Widow in Marvel's Disney XD animation lineup. 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. Same goes with Creator/RieKugimiya as both of them do voiced some {{Tsundere}} characters, yet the three roles that they ''both'' shared ([[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Rise Kujikawa]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Marta Lualdi]], & [[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan Sabato Mihashigo]]) [[PlayingAgainstType are not tsunderes]]! 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, Creator/AlexisTipton, and to a lesser extent, Creator/ErikaHarlacher could be considered her {{Spiritual Successor}}s 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}}.
!!Notable roles by Laura Bailey:
* ''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, 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

* ''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'' - [[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/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=]'' and ''VideoGame/CodenameSteam''. They re-use her voice clips for amiibo appearance in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''[[/note]]
* ''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/LeagueOfLegends'' - [[GratuitousNinja Akali]]
* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]'' - ComicBook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/JeanGrey, ComicBook/{{Mystique}}
* ''[[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, Omochao (2010 - present)
* ''[[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/{{Uncharted}} Uncharted 4: A Thief's End]]'' - 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
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' - Amber
* ''WebVideo/TitansgraveTheAshesOfValkana'' - Lemley

!!!Western Animation
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' - Black Widow
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnlimitedAnimalInstincts'' - Cheetah
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' - Natalia
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' - Firestar
!!Tropes applicable to Laura Bailey's work:
* 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.
* 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, Black Widow and Catwoman.
* 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}}: Had voiced several characters that fit into this trope.