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]].

!!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}}''
* Carmen 99 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 "[[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket Red Jacket" series]], Creator/{{Geneon}}'s dub of ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'',''[[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine The Woman Called Fujiko Mine]]'' and the ''[[WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure Part 4]]'' series; that third one marked her Creator/{{FUNimation}} debut)
* Gabby in ''Anime/PokemonGenerations''
* Haruka Amagiri in ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''
* Kaori in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' (Animaze dub)
* Kikyo Zoldyck in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' (2011 version)
* 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''
* Ririka Nishizono in ''LightNovel/OcculticNine''
* 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}}''
* Young Satoru Fujinuma in ''Manga/{{Erased}}''
* Sinon in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''
* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie''
* Tatiana Wisla and Alvis E. Hamilton in ''Anime/LastExile''
* Tsukasa Hiiragi and Minami Iwasaki in ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* Tsukiko Sagi in ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''
* Uchiyama Hiroko in ''Manga/ApocalypseZero''
* 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''
* Chucky's doll voice in ''Film/CurseOfChucky''

!!!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]], Chian, [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Tsunemi]], and [[PacMan Lady Wac]] 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]])
* Quina and Aelinore in ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma''
* Rita Mordio in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Rutee Katrea]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheWorld: Radiant Mythology''
* Sadayo Kawakami in ''VideoGame/Persona5''
* Saki in ''VideoGame/LuminousArc''
* Sakuya Tachibana in ''Franchise/GodEater''
* Shanoa in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''
** Maria Renard in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles''
* Sophia Esteed in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''
* Velvet in ''VideoGame/OdinSphere''
* Yukari Takeba in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' & ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax''
* Zephie in ''VideoGame/MagnaCarta2''
* 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.
* 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]].