Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Date Of Birth: May 28, 1981
Birth Place: Mississippi, USA
Voice Over Language: English

Popularity: 5th All Time, 11th This Week. *

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Favorite roles: Shin Nohara and Tohru Honda

Got into voice acting (at Funimation) through Kent Williams who she met in a play they were in.

Was once roommates with Colleen Clinkenbeard.

Wife of Travis Willingham

Auditioned for Android 18 in Dragon Ball Z, but was beat out by Meredith McCoy, whom she is friends with.

First role was Dende in the Cell Saga of Dragon Ball Z, however her voice was later dubbed over by Ceyli Delgadillo (his original Dallas voice actor) shortly before the show was broadcast. Laura's work was later recovered and used for the remastered release after she had officially taken over the role in all other media. 

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THE VOICES OF Laura Bailey

Credits On BTVA: 397 Roles from 265 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 1:12 PM on Tue Sep 8 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
My favorite Laura Bailey roles
1) Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)
2) Rise Kujikawa (Persona 4)
3) Lust (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
4) Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)
5) Chun Li (Street Fighter)
said at 10:26 AM on Sun Sep 6 2015
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I finally got to meet Laura at Sac-Anime after almost three hours in and she was so sweet and really made my day, She signed DBZ: Battle of Gods and she was so flattered when I told her she was in my top ten favorites and I got her to speak in her Kid Trunks voice and gave me a hilarious message. She really made the whole wait worth it.
said at 9:47 AM on Mon Aug 31 2015
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I certainly agree. It's lame she hasn't be reprising many of her roles, but once you start landing those big AAA games and pre-lay, you have to weight the options you have. Anime pay is still to this game insultingly low and it get's under my skin just how low it is.
said at 10:30 PM on Fri Sep 4 2015
@Gaddes Also it's the scheduling for anime. I remember when Troy Baker was interviewed on why Kanji was recast with Matthew Mercer midway through the Persona 4 anime. Troy basically said the anime schedule is super strict and that he had to leave for a week for his honeymoon.
Chances are Laura is just sick of the schedule. And would rather have the more lenient videogame hours.
said at 6:40 PM on Sat Aug 22 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
It is a shame she won't be reprising her role as Rise for P4D, but she is moving on to bigger and better things. She deserves it too, one of the greatest voice actors of our time.
said at 7:01 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I was so glad I got to meet her. When I did, she was my fourth favorite but then immediately got to be my first. She was so nice! & inspiring.
said at 10:01 PM on Sun Jul 19 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Can't wait to see her in Halo 5
said at 1:25 PM on Fri Jul 17 2015
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I hope she still does some JRPGs and anime in the future. When it comes to American animation I feel like she really only gets to us her Lust voice. I still wanna hear her Tohru and Trunks voices!
Jared Delgado
said at 2:14 PM on Fri Jul 17 2015
@Unknownsage13 i know how you feel. I also miss Laura's voice for girls like Maka and Tohru. Too bad she hasn't used those voices since then.
said at 8:11 AM on Mon Aug 31 2015
Unfortunately, she has been turning down many anime roles recently. Including characters that she has been asked to reprise her role in. I believe she's decided to move on from the anime industry altogether.
said at 1:43 PM on Mon Aug 31 2015
@TheMorganBerry Maybe it's not hopeless. Maybe she's just taking a long break from anime. Lex Lang was gone from it for years, and he eventually came back, just recently. At least she reprised Maka in Soul Eater Not. Maybe it's a start.
said at 10:49 PM on Fri Sep 4 2015
@Jared Delgado It kinda just makes me envision several of my favorite voice actresses and what they would sound like if they were hired on to do mainstream American games. Like would Kari Wahlgren only ever use her Celty voice? Luci Christian just her Medusa voice? Stephanie Sheh just her Tharja!? The horror!!!!
said at 9:48 PM on Fri Sep 11 2015
@Unknownsage13 I'm with you on what you said, It's been a while since Laura Bailey has appeared in a new anime title (aside from her reprisal as Maka in Soul Eater Not! and continuing her anime roles in Digimon Fusion and Naruto Shippuden) and would love to hear her voice again.

Unfortunately, due to the lucrative high demand video games have to offer including those of the AAA genre, along with the fact that the pay scale is a lot higher than anime, this makes things more difficult for her due to schedule conflicts and having to turn down new anime roles, especially if it's a character she voiced before.

I understand that she is moving on to Large Grandeur projects that will satisfy her wages, and I respect her wishes as a voice actress, I just hope she isn't moving on from anime voice acting for good, and maybe it's what BioZero said she could be taking a "hiatus" from anime voice acting.
said at 6:30 AM on Mon Sep 14 2015
@DisneyAnimefan1995 I hope to God you're right. She's my favorite actress.
said at 8:42 PM on Tue Sep 22 2015
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Agreed. Cuz there are plenty of union anime projects that I would love her in. Imagine if she did a voice in Durarara or Fate? Would be awesome. But mostly. When they eventually dub the Persona 4 Golden anime, I want her to come back!
Shaun Ince
said at 8:59 PM on Wed Nov 18 2015
@BioZero216 Well, at least she hasn't done a Troy Baker & completely turned away from anime completely.
said at 11:11 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
What do you guys think is Laura Bailey's best voice over in American Animation?
said at 6:50 PM on Thu May 28 2015
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Laura Bailey

1) Blaze the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
2) Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)
3) Kushina Uzumaki (Naruto Shippudden)
4) Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)
5) Tokine Yukimura (Kekkaishi)
6) Evangeline A.K. McDowell/Student #26 (Negima!?)
7) Sana Kurata (Kodocha)
8) Ayaka Yukihiro/Student #29 (Negima!?)
9) Kid Trunks (Dragon Ball Z)
10) Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
said at 6:40 PM on Thu May 28 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Laura!! Always a joy to listen to! She's played a wide range of characters like Lucina, Lust, Maka Albarn, Abigail "Fetch" Walker, The Boss, Black Widow (Lego Marvel), Catwoman, Marlene Angel, Kuro, Keiko Yukimura, Dahlia Mason, Kanako Kasugazaki, Hiromi Anzai, Firestar, and Helena Harper among many others!!!

Also, it's just really cool that she and Travis Willingham are married. That's like the voice acting equivalent of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner!!!
said at 1:33 AM on Mon Aug 3 2015
@DravenRoth994 Given their recent divorce, that last comment is a little hard to look at.
said at 6:37 PM on Thu May 28 2015
Happy Birthday Laura Bailey! Keep Blazin as Blaze
said at 2:00 PM on Thu May 28 2015
Happy Birthday, Laura Bailey.
Jared Delgado
said at 2:00 PM on Thu May 28 2015
Happy Birthday, Laura! You were amazing as Maka and beautiful as Tohru!
said at 1:49 PM on Thu May 28 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Laura Bailey!

She is incredible and it's really not hard to see why she's one of the more popular VA's here and in general. She's got an amazing vocal range that can be cute or sexy, looks gorgeous and is really sweet too.

My top two favourite roles of hers couldn't be any further apart from each other. Maka Albarn, a cute kind yet badass bookworm heroine who carries a scythe and then there's Lust, a evil though somewhat sympathetic and tragic homunculus that is as deadly as she is gorgeous.

I also loved her as Lucina, Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid, Trunks, Dieter, Leite Jokin, Rakshata Chawla, Kanako Kasugazaki, Black Widow, Firestar, Abigal Brand, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Chun-Li, Platinum the Trinity and The Boss.

There are still a lot of roles of hers I have yet to see and I plan on checking them out in the near future.

also Travis Willingham is one of the luckiest guys alive being married to a woman like Laura.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:25 PM on Thu May 28 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:21 AM on Thu May 28 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday, Laura Bailey.
Omega Shadowx6
said at 8:59 PM on Wed May 27 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Laura Bailey is one of the best, talented & Beautiful Actresses I have ever meant/Heard/Seen. She is my Celebrity Crush. But of course she is a great talented voice actress from her cartoon, movies, and video games, even commercials now, but of fantastic in anime. Even when she is in some thing not good (Cg Swan princess, Final Fantasy XIII, Digimon fusion, Lego Super hero projects, Super hero Squad Etc.) She still brings a fun performance & that's what I love about her. She also plays some of my favorites characters in various series. From: Lucina, Tohru Honda Maka, Lust, Black widow (yes from that weak excuse of a avengers show), Kushina, Cheria, Keiko, Rise Etc. Bottom line she is a fantastic person & a fantastic talented. I hope to see her in more roles. She is just so fantastic.
said at 5:14 PM on Mon May 4 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
She's voiced so many of my favorite characters from animes and games!
said at 10:55 AM on Mon May 4 2015
Laura Bailey, the new Kari Wahlgren.
said at 12:59 AM on Mon May 4 2015
 1 Shout Out!
She's hot!
said at 6:30 AM on Mon Apr 27 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I'd love to hear her voice in the new Transformers series. She'd be great as either Arcee or a new female Decepticon.
said at 5:24 AM on Sat Apr 25 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Yay, she's back as Maka for Soul Eater Not!
said at 8:17 AM on Mon Mar 30 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Laura Bailey, very attractive and very talented. SHE DESERVES TO VOICE:

Maka, Lucina, Rise and Tohru.
These don't sound like her, a sign of her talent. I LOVE HER RANGE.
said at 2:53 PM on Tue Dec 30 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
She is becoming my number one favorite!
said at 8:11 AM on Mon Mar 30 2015
She is my favorite Voice Actress
Zazzles the Sandbird
said at 4:23 PM on Mon Dec 8 2014
She played a PL character. That's all I need to love her.
said at 12:57 PM on Sat Jul 19 2014
she is awesome I saw her interview but didn't meet her I wish I could say to her in twitter and stuff but I shy
she great as rise and sarah and yue ying and oichi and other too she is rock
said at 8:47 AM on Mon Jul 14 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Yes!! She's in Smash Brothers as Lucina. I'm so pumped!!!
said at 11:40 AM on Tue Jul 15 2014

Was thinking maining Greninja cuz of the lack of FE:A characters, but seeing they will be in the next SB with their original VAs is making me consider my options...
said at 6:51 PM on Thu May 29 2014
Happy late birthday to the lovely Laura Bailey. While I just started listening to her anime work, she is one of my all time favorites in the business (beaten only by her father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate). She also did this interview last year which put voice acting in a different perspective for me, because I've been a little peeved recently about the increase in celebrity voice actors. It was a nice read and made me appreciate her a lot more not only as an actress, but as a person.
said at 4:18 AM on Thu Jun 12 2014
@DravenRoth994 bounced back when I emailed Ms. Bailey. Is that really her email in the description? I'm sure she does appreciated hearing from fan's.
said at 8:35 PM on Wed May 28 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday Laura
said at 6:40 PM on Wed May 28 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday to one of my idols and a lovely woman in general. Happy birthday to Laura Bailey!
said at 2:57 PM on Wed May 28 2014
 1 Shout Out!
The voice actress of over 300 roles and the beautiful wife of Travis Willingham. She has truly gone far in the voice acting community from Funimation to voice over in Studiopolis. Happy Birthday Laura Bailey!!!
said at 2:00 PM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy Birthday Laura! With lots of love from all your fans.
said at 1:02 PM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy birthday Laura.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:44 PM on Tue May 27 2014
Happy birthday, Laura Bailey.
Axem Red
said at 12:04 PM on Mon May 5 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
She has such an amazing and sweet sounding voice!
said at 8:44 AM on Mon Mar 10 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Congrats to Laura for getting over 300 roles!!!
said at 9:39 PM on Tue Jan 21 2014
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Fun fact: She appeared onscreen in the films Mr Brooks, Four Sheets to the Wind, Underbelly, Alamo Gold, and TV/TV Movies like The Staircase Murders, Ruffian, and(surprisingly) One Tree Hill.
said at 7:06 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Husband to one VA; friends with two more; got into the Voice acting business through a legend. WOW! she's making friends all over the place!!!
said at 4:50 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
My favorite Laura Bailey roles:
Lucina(Fire Emblem Awakening)
Blaze the Cat(Sonic the Hedgehog)
Chun-Li(Street Fighter)
Black Widow(Avengers)
Lust(Fullmetal Alchemist)
Trunks(Dragon Ball Z)
Rise(Persona 4)
Kushina Uzumaki and her other roles in Naruto(Naruto Shippuden)
Cloud of Darkness(Final Fantasy)
And Serah(Final Fantasy XIII games)
said at 11:21 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
Laura Bailey is awesome!!! she is easily my favorite in the girl list. I'm glad I know who does Trunks and Shin now. after all this time, I feel I don't know kinda stupid.
said at 10:10 AM on Tue Dec 3 2013
She voices so many good characters that it's hard to pick a favourite.
said at 4:21 PM on Tue Jun 18 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
wow Laura you play a lot of characters and you are very pretty to.
said at 10:31 PM on Tue May 28 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday to the loveliest voice in the business!
said at 10:07 PM on Tue May 28 2013
Happy birthday Laura! :)
said at 10:05 PM on Tue May 28 2013
Happy birthday Laura!
said at 6:55 PM on Tue May 28 2013
One of the most prominent female leads in the industry, my personal favorite roles of hers would have to be Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket), Trunks (DB franchise), Serah Farron (Final Fantasy), Chun-Li (SFIV onwards), and Henrietta (Gunslinger Girl).

Happy Birthday Laura! :D
said at 3:37 PM on Wed Sep 4 2013
And now that I've seen Soul Eater, I have to add Maka Albarn to my list. :)
said at 4:01 PM on Tue May 28 2013
Happy birthday Maka!!!
said at 2:02 PM on Tue May 28 2013
Happy Birthday Laura Bailey! Thank you for providing your voice for many animes.
said at 8:27 AM on Tue May 28 2013
Happy Birthday!
said at 9:51 PM on Fri May 17 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
*cue harp music*
said at 10:57 AM on Sat May 4 2013
Happy Early Birthday!!
said at 10:56 AM on Sat May 4 2013
Even though she is the main character of Tohru from Fruits Basket
said at 10:18 AM on Mon Mar 11 2013
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I've never had a bigger crush on a lady's voice in my entire life... it is that lovely.
said at 1:02 PM on Tue Nov 20 2012
Enjoyed your voice work on Star Wars Tor as Kira Carsen, I have not played through the whole storyline yet, but I have enjoyed what i have so far.

Hoping to get some of your Anime work soon to hear your voice acting. Would enjoy hearing about how you enjoy the voice work and what you have planned next.
said at 1:42 AM on Wed Jul 11 2012
 10 Shout Outs!
Damn, Travis is one lucky guy. ;)
said at 9:26 PM on Sun May 5 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Laura's got it made herself, I'd say. ;-D
said at 1:02 PM on Mon May 28 2012
Happy Birthday, Laura Bailey!!
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 7:01 PM on Fri May 25 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Her birthday is the day before mine. That makes me haaaaaappy :)
Gunsmith Cat
said at 9:21 AM on Fri May 11 2012
Does anyone know if she voiced the main character Kei Tsuchiya (Rina Takeda) of the japanese movie High Kick Girl (Hai kikku gâru!) in 2009? It does sound like Laura, but i can't find any information about it.
said at 7:09 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
She has so many roles, and so many different voices. Honestly I have to say I was quite surprised when I looked on here and saw all her different roles. Shes a big inspiration for me. And since I'd like to be VA sometime, I don't know how to kick off a career.
said at 3:32 PM on Sun Dec 4 2011
I have to say... Laura is an Amazing Voice Actress ! She is one of my favorite ! And I just love her playing "Tohru Honda", But now I want a season 2
Belial Edge
said at 11:38 PM on Thu Nov 10 2011
For some reason, I can't unhear Chun-Lii from Hong Meiling.
Sarge Ray
said at 6:54 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
YAY! Laura's married! Somebody throw the rice!
said at 1:00 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
Super load of Voice over work makes a very good Voice over artist. Really like her. Especially Chun Li
said at 12:19 AM on Thu May 26 2011
 4 Shout Outs!
Laura Bailey is arguably one of the best female voice actors around! I love just about every role she's had. Her voice is very comforting for the ears and very sexy I might add. She's also very lovely looking herself.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:29 PM on Fri May 13 2011
 4 Shout Outs!
I would love to hear read me a story, she just has a comforting voice.
said at 10:27 PM on Sun Dec 5 2010
Whoa! She's engaged to Travis Willingham?! Blaze is engaged to Knuckles?! Cool XD
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Laura Bailey role? *
Maka Albarn
23.2% (87 votes)
Tohru Honda
12.0% (45 votes)
7.5% (28 votes)
7.2% (27 votes)
Rise Kujikawa
6.9% (26 votes)
4.5% (17 votes)
Blaze the Cat
3.2% (12 votes)
2.4% (9 votes)
Shin Nohara
2.1% (8 votes)
President of the USA (Female)
2.1% (8 votes)
Black Widow / Natalia Romanov
1.9% (7 votes)
1.6% (6 votes)
Sana Kurata
1.6% (6 votes)
Keiko Yukimura
1.6% (6 votes)
Serah Farron
1.6% (6 votes)
Abigail "Fetch" Walker
1.3% (5 votes)
Kushina Uzumaki
1.3% (5 votes)
Tier Halibel
1.3% (5 votes)
Evangeline A.K. McDowell / Student Number 26
1.1% (4 votes)
1.1% (4 votes)
Cheria Barnes
1.1% (4 votes)
1.1% (4 votes)
1.1% (4 votes)
0.8% (3 votes)
Marta Lualdi
0.8% (3 votes)
0.5% (2 votes)
Marlene Angel
0.5% (2 votes)
Nodoka Manabe
0.5% (2 votes)
Anko Mitarashi
0.5% (2 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Reimi Saionji
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Serena Sebastian
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Wonder Woman / Diana
0.3% (1 votes)
Dahlia Mason
0.3% (1 votes)
Kanako Kasugazaki
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Platinum the Trinity
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Female Player
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Lagoona Blue
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Tsugumi Rosenmeier
0.3% (1 votes)
Aunty Greenleaf
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Jaina Proudmoore
0.3% (1 votes)
Harley Quinn
0.3% (1 votes)
0.3% (1 votes)
Maria Kurenai
0.3% (1 votes)
375 Total Votes
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