Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (born October 16, 1966) is an American voice actress, ADR director, writer, and singer best known for her extensive English-language dubbing of various anime, and her collaboration with songwriter Akira Yamaoka
and lyricist Joe Romersa singing in multiple games from the Silent Hill
series and Shadows of the Damned
, as well as Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME
(she also provided vocals for some music tracks in the movie adaptation of Silent Hill
and the ending theme for Silent Hill Revelation 3 D
). She has also had several television and movie roles, and has been married to fellow voice actor Daran Norris
since 1988. Mary was a counselor at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Intelochen, Michigan.
McGlynn has also been credited as Melissa Williamson, Anna Top, and Lucy Todd. No, she isn't running from the Mob; a peculiarity of many anime voice actors from her generation is that most have been credited by more names than they've owned cars(although she took "Melissa" from her twin sister). She has been the English counterpart of Atsuko Tanaka four times (Jagura in Wolf's Rain
, Rosso the Crimson in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
, Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
, and Nina Williams in Tekken: Blood Vengeance
). She was a Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2007, Long Beach, and won the 2007 American Anime Award for Best Female Voice Actress for her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Stand Alone Complex
Notable roles by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn:
Mary's video game roles:
- .hack: Helba, Bordeaux, News Announcer, Toru Uike
- Ace Combat: ADR Director for Ace Combat 5, Zero, and 6.
- Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War: Commander of Schayne Plains AFB, Additional Voices
- Ace Combat 5: She sings "The Journey Home", heard a few times near the end of the game, and in the ending credits.
- Alpha Protocol: SIE
- Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia: Mir
- Baroque: Eliza
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence: Medusa
- Tekken: Nina Williams
- Devil May Cry: Nevan, Echidna
- Digital Devil Saga: Jinana, Angel
- Dirge of Cerberus: Rosso
- Disgaea: Mom, Additional Voices
- Drakengard: Undine
- Eternal Sonata: Captain Dolce
- Final Fantasy XIII: Nora Estheim
- Front Mission 4: Latona Radiona Vasile
- Golden Axe: Beast Rider: Tyris Flare
- Guilty Gear 2 Overture: Announcer
- Hexyz Force: Irene von Rosenbaum
- Makai Kingdom: Salome
- Persona 4: Noriko Kashiwagi
- Riviera: The Promised Land: Malice
- Samurai Warriors: Nouhime
- Shadows of the Damned: Lead Vocal on "As Evil As Dead" and "Different Perspective"; duet with Troy Baker on "Take Me To Hell(Broken Dream)".
- Silent Hill 2: Mary Shepherd-Sunderland and Maria (HD Collection only.)
- Silent Hill 3: Lead Vocal on "You're Not Here"(the opening theme), "Lost Carol", "I Want Love" and "Letter - From the Lost Days".
- Silent Hill 4: Lead Vocal on "Room of Angel"(the opening theme), "Your Rain"(the ending theme), "Waiting For You" and "Tender Sugar". Also provided lead vocals for "Your Rain (RAGE Mix)" in Dance Dance Revolution.
- Silent Hill: Homecoming: Lead vocal on "One More Soul to the Call"(the opening theme), "Old Friend(Elle Theme)", "This Sacred Line" and "Soldier's Orders(Alex Theme)".
- Silent Hill Origins: Main Vocals on "O.R.T."(the opening theme), "Blow Back", "Shot Down In Flames" and "Hole In The Sky".
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories: Main Vocals on "When You're Gone"(the opening theme), Michelle's performance of "Always on My Mind", "Acceptance" and "Hell Frozen Rain".
- Soul Nomad & the World Eaters: Lady Layna (Old), Virtuous.
- Supreme Commander: General Samantha Clarke
Mary's anime and other animated series roles:
- Ah! My Goddess: Urd (movie only, credited as Melissa Williamson), Hild (credited as Lucy Todd)
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Abigail Brand
- Bastard!!: Thunder Empress Arshes Nei
- Bleach: Monkey (half of Zabimaru's manifestation)
- Black Jack: "Doctor" (credited as Melissa Williamson)
- Code Geass: Cornelia Li Britannia
- Cowboy Bebop: Julia (also ADR director for TV series and movie)
- Digimon Adventure 02: Floramon
- Digimon Tamers: Rumiko Makino (Rika's mom), Pajiramon, Digivice VO (also wrote and directed ADR)
- Digimon Frontier: Ophanimon, Salamon, Digivice VO actually, that adds up to one role. Long story. (also directed ADR)
- Digimon Data Squad: Sarah Damon (Marcus and Kristy's mom)
- Digimon Fusion: Pickmon
- El-Hazard: Shayla Shayla, Diva, Princess Rune Venus
- Eureka Seven: Mischa, Maurice
- Fushigi Yugi: Nuriko (aka: Kourin)
- Geneshaft: Sofia Galgalim
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Major Motoko Kusanagi (also played the Major in the 2nd movie Innocence)
- Karas: Tsuchigumo
- Kekkaishi: Aihi
- Naruto: Kurenai Yuuhi, Orochimaru-as-Grass-Ninja, Katsuyu, Shima (she is also the ADR director)
- Nightwalker: Witch/Blind Woman
- Outlaw Star: "Hot Ice" Hilda
- Persona 4: The Animation: Naoto Shirogane (replacing the original VA from the games)
- Planetes: Insurance Saleswoman
- Rurouni Kenshin: Shura (Episodes 25-27)
- Sakura Wars: The Movie: Kanna Kirishima
- Vandread: Jura Basil Elden
- Wolf's Rain: Lady Jagura (she was also ADR director)
Mary's live-action roles include:
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