Creator / Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Lynn Grant (born October 11, 1968) is an American voice actress and ADR Script who is known for her English dubbing work with ADV Films on such anime films and television series as Neon Genesis Evangelion, in which she voiced the character Asuka Langley Soryu. Grant is also known for portraying Altena in Noir and Ryoko Subaru in Martian Successor Nadesico. Although appearing in ADV titles, she is an independent contractor, not an ADV employee.

Grant, along with a handful of other ADV contractors, also works with Fort Worth-based anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment on series such as Fullmetal Alchemist. Grant enjoyed her role as Neon Genesis Evangelion's Asuka so much that she briefly reprised the character in the radio plays and fan-produced anime derived from the fanfiction series Neon Genesis Evangelion R. She has also reprised her role yet again in the Rebuild of Evangelion films. She has also cosplayed as Asuka (in Asuka's familiar red EVA-02 plugsuit and her school uniform) at anime conventions. Also, her bedroom is completely covered in Asuka merchandise. In recent years she has become friends with Yuko Miyamura, the Japanese voice of Asuka.

It has been thought the main reason Grant got the role as Juli Mizrahi in Xenosaga: The Animation was because many fans mistook her voice for that of Juli in the Original Game.

It should also be noted that Tiffany is quite fluent in the German language, hence the better implementation of Asuka's German dialogue in the English dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Notable Roles of Tiffany Grant:

Tropes and trivia related to Grant's career:

  • Bilingual Bonus: She has extensive knowledge in fluency in German, which transfers into her German character roles like Asuka, Christine Freidrich, and Laura Bodewig that either requires her to speak in a German accent or speak in German phrases.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her fluency in German have many of her roles to have a deeper voice. Although there exceptions where she uses a higher-pitched voice than normal. Case in point, Kudryavka Noumi in the Little Busters! dub has her speak in a much higher-pitched voice AND she's given a Russian accent. note 
  • Gratuitous German: She sprinkles a bit of German in her work involving such characters as Laura Bodewig, Asuka Langley Sohryu and Satella Harvenheit.
  • Large Ham: She pulls off over-the-top histrionics quite well, which is perfect for her more emotional roles such as Asuka.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor:
    • Most of the characters she voices tend to be badasses or Cool Big Sis. Bonus points that some of them tend to be a bit hotheaded.
    • Need someone to voice a German girl or woman in a Houston or Dallas based dub, hire this woman!
  • Tsundere: Played quite a few of these in her works.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: Grant is known for her wide range of voices.