Creator / Rachael Lillis

Rachael Lillis is an American actress and voice actress. Originally from Dallas TX, she has studied acting in Boston and New York City and has appeared in various theater and independent films.

Lillis's voice work can be heard in various shows, including Pokémon (as Misty and Jessie, seasons 1-8, and later Maylene), Cubix (Hela), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Ame Tomoe), Revolutionary Girl Utena (Utena) and various others. She has also lent her voice to video games. She has also recorded several audio books including Diary of a Fairy Godmother, for which she performed the voices for about 25 characters. Her narration and character vocals can be heard in PBS programming as well, including Nova, American Masters and Sesame Street.

In addition to her voiceover, theater and film work, Lillis has also sung and played Irish flute for several local Irish bands in New York City. Before acting, she was a lab technician at Harvard Medical School, and was once pursuing a degree in biotechnology at Columbia University.

In 2013, she relocated to LA and is currently doing work there.

Notable roles by Rachael Lillis:


Video Games


Rachael Lillis and her works provide examples of:

  • Creator Backlash: Along with Veronica Taylor and Eric Stuart, she was weary of how fans would bring up voicing Ash and Misty when they both had many other anime roles; they, however, at least seem pleased that people enjoy watching Pokémon.
  • Old Shame: While Lillis claims she did enjoy voicing her characters on Pokémon, she admits that she wishes the fans would remember some of her other work as well, since that's all they want to talk to her about.