Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Date Of Birth: Oct 16, 1966
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

Popularity: 86th All Time, 161st This Week

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Was originally an on-camera actress primarily before being injured on the set of "Xenia: The Warrior Princess", and got involved more in voice over during recovery.

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Credits On BTVA: 191 Roles from 128 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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huzaifa_ahmed
said at 10:06 AM on Wed Oct 19 2016
Oh, man, she's 50! I said this on Twitter several times, but happy birthday Mary!
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 8:12 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!!

I always admire her voice over work on whichever project she is working in be it anime, original animation and video games.

In addition, she also does an incredible job with her voice direction in the Cowboy Bebop and the "Naruto" dubs.

I wish her the best of luck with her career on getting new roles as a voice director or voice actress.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 10:00 AM on Thu Oct 20 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Sad news, but according to her interview at Momocon 2016, she is no longer directing the dubs of Naruto.

https://youtu.be/4J0K2sMGjIM?t=244

:(

This likely has to do with her directing season 2 of Penn-Zero (which was introduced to her by Sam Riegel, who *himself* has mostly quit dubbing), as well as a new Tangled & other Disney series IIRC.

* Kristi Reed had this issue with Durarara X2 as well, & she has openly stated in interviews that she is no longer working with anime, despite Bang Zoom introducing her *in the first place*.

I can imagine that whoever takes up the mantle (maybe Suzanne Goldfish or Jamie Simone?) will do well with the job, but I can't help but wonder what it means for her dub-related work in general. I like that she's in Star Wars, I'll get to that at some point, & while it can get kinda irritating that Travis, Laura, Mary, Matt, Taliesin, Liam, & Sam's Twitter accounts are almost nothing *but* Critical Role & Western productions...I like that show & several of those productions as well.

* However, it can be frustrating when someone you've watched & heard for years & years..eventually decides to move on. You want every VA to succeed, yet at the same time, it's hard to root for somebody leaving the very reason you got to know them in the first place.

Yeah, it's just a VA that I "know" through the Internet, but Naruto & Digimon have affected my childhood so deeply it's a little teary-eyed tbh. (Plus she still managed to get Laura Bailey & even Debi Derryberry for PreCure)

Well...at least we have God Eater & Sailor Moon...while those last.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 1:37 PM on Thu Oct 20 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed @huzaifa_ahmed I have a feeling that Jamie Simone, the voice director of the 1st Naruto series (alongside Mary), Tiger & Bunny, and some of the Marvel cartoons at Studiopolis to name a few, is the one that took over the rest of the Shippuden dub, according to what Peter Lurie (the voice of Hashirama) posted on his website. Though then again, Jamie does have to balance his directing schedule since besides Shippuden, he also has Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015 series) and several other Pre-lay animated shows done at Studiopolis.

http://peterlurievo.com/?p=643

As for Suzanne Goldish (who voice directs the majority of the anime at Studiopolis besides Mary and Jamie) she is currently doing the re-dub of the "original" Sailor Moon along with SM Crystal, as well as the upcoming dubs of "K: Missing Kings" and hopefully "Return of Kings".

I'm a little saddened she's not voice directing Naruto, but I respect her wishes as an actress and voice director and looking forward to the upcoming Tangled show and her future endeavors.
wdf1
said at 4:43 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
I like Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, she's great as Nina Williams, Kurenai Yuhi, and Medusa.
wdf1
said at 4:33 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
Happy 50th Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.
Troodon2
said at 1:07 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy 50th Mary, you are always the best voice for Motokol; and your voice over direction is perhaps the best I heard in anime English anime dub.

As always, it's also good to hear you branching out in more Western Animation, starting off with Abigal Green, then with Connie's Mother; and of course Commander Price in Star Wars Rebels.

I still look forward to whatever new roles you get in the future in any medium, be it as an actress or director.
HylianBelmont
said at 11:41 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
Happy Birthday Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!

I think my favourite role of hers is Naoto Shirogane from the Persona 4 Anime! She nailed the young detective's voice and personality down to a T!

I also like her performances as Jinana and Jenna Angel from Digital Devil Saga!
Marusero
said at 7:17 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
Happy birthday, Elizabeth.
CelestialOuroboros
said at 5:24 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
Happy Birthday, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn! I could go on about how alluring her voice is, but then I'd probably be repeating myself ad infinitum here. My favorite McGlynn roles thus far consist of Rosso the Crimson, Nevan, Motoko Kusanagi, Shakkoumon, Nina Williams, Naoto Shirogane, Kurenai Yuhi, Terry McScotty, and Caroline. She also does voice direction really well, and I feel she has done a likable job on Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Cowboy Bebop, Tenkai Knights, Firebreather, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Digimon Tamers, and Resonance of Fate.
numbuh34
said at 1:20 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
Happy B-Day Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!

Loved your VA performances as Julia, Dr. Maheswaran, Naoto/Noriko Kashiwagi, Cornelia li Britannia, Jagara, Tsuchigumo, Jenna Angel, Mischa, Betty and recently Arihnda Pryce
andre34
said at 7:25 AM on Sun Nov 13 2016
@numbuh34 forgot to add Motoko
Troodon2
said at 4:51 PM on Mon Jul 18 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
Oh, so she's gonna be playing Arihnda Pryce in Rebels. Neat.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 11:05 PM on Fri Aug 26 2016
@Troodon2 i dunno the first thing about Star Wars, but wow...holy ****. I was not expecting that. I will probably watch the movies & cartoons just to hear that.


On the other hand...*you* (& like everybody who hasn't) should watch her in GitS: SAC. Among the most mature (in the true sense of the word) animated things ever made, & the 1995 movie (which the dub isn't great for) is basically the most beautiful, jaw dropping animation ever.

& oh, Mary, Richard Epcar, & Crispin Freeman carry the crap out of the dub.
Troodon2
said at 11:13 PM on Fri Aug 26 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I'm quite familiar already, thank you.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 6:44 PM on Sat Aug 27 2016
@Troodon2 Oh, okay then
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:55 PM on Wed Jun 22 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Her directing on the OPM dub will probably guarantee a home run.

https://twitter.com/Huzaahmed/status/745003875875291136
Troodon2
said at 9:37 PM on Mon Feb 8 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Mary as Jessica Jones? Never saw that coming.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 7:22 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!!

She does an amazing job at voicing Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell.

In addition, she is a fantastic ADR voice director director who directed some of our favorite english dubs of anime namely "Cowboy Bebop" and the "Naruto" series, among others.

So good luck for more future roles to come.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 8:04 AM on Mon Apr 18 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995

She also apparently directed the mysterious dub for Marvel's Avengers: Disk Wars.

http://www.mickwingert.com/saturday-morning-cartoons.html
dcmarvelanime
said at 6:12 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday, Nina Williams ^_^
tmnisaac
said at 5:22 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
Happy Birthday Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.
akersaotome
said at 1:35 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
Happy birthday to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Actress, singer, voice director, first time D&D with an awesome tiefling named Zahra Hydris from Critical Role. Even got the famous Matthew Mercer's "how do you want to do this?" to land the final blow.
Autovolt
said at 1:24 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!

She's got one of the most badass, deep and sexy sounding voices I've ever heard. Her all time best role has to be Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, she fits this no-nonsense chick to a freakin' tee. It's easily one of the most perfect dub casting fits I've ever seen, and is just as great as Atsuko Tanaka is in the role, no doubt she's her English counterpart for so many reasons.

I also love her performances as Cornelia li Britannia, Queen Metalia, Julia, Dr. Maheswaran, Mischa, Maria Hill, Abigail Brand, Briggs Doctor and Twinkle Maria Murdock.

It's pretty awesome that she's starting to work for FUNimation. I await all future roles she'll get there.
MegaMike1990
said at 6:12 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Autovolt

I hope she gets a role in both One Piece and Fairy Tail pretty soon. If so, that would complete her Grand Slam of the Anime Big 4. :-)
Autovolt
said at 9:37 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
Again considering the nature of the Smile Precure/Glitter Force dub, I thought Mary did a good job with the series in terms of both voice direction and acting.

Her performance as Majorina is an excellent example of her range, being able to do a really good old witchy sounding voice, If I hadn't know it was here, I'd never have guessed at all. Plus she also did a pretty nice seductive southern belle accent for her younger form which was rather nice.

She did well with the other incidental roles she did for the dub.

Happy Birthday Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!
Radiohist
said at 2:41 PM on Sun Aug 30 2015
"was listening" - sorry.
Radiohist
said at 2:40 PM on Sun Aug 30 2015
 1 Shout Out!
She is a terrific actress and director.

Don't mean to delve into her personal life, but is she divorced from Daran Norris? This is because I was listened to Rob Paulsen's podcast.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 4:02 PM on Mon Mar 28 2016
@Radiohist Indeed, it is apparently so.
Soldierkei
said at 5:52 AM on Thu Aug 6 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Just found out her and Steve Blum are a couple now. So the voices of Spike and Julia from Cowbooy Bebop are together after all these years. PERFECT.
Domayv
said at 3:56 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
@Soldierkei isn't she married to Darran Norris
Soldierkei
said at 3:28 PM on Sun Aug 30 2015
@Domayv not any more. I remember on Talkin' Toons, I dont remember what guest, Rob referred to her as Darran's ex, but I took that with a grain of salt. But in the lastest talking toons, where she and Steve were guests, they said they're a couple.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:21 PM on Sun Oct 11 2015
@Soldierkei Huh, looks like Shin won Yuria's love after all.
Metabad
said at 8:14 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
@Nightmare Crusher Poor Rei.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:16 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
@Metabad At least she wasn't married to Lex Lang.
Metabad
said at 8:44 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
@Nightmare Crusher That's Lynn you're thinking of.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:51 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
@Metabad No, cuz Lex was Kenshiro and Yuria was Ken's girlfriend first.
deathslover
said at 12:45 AM on Mon May 4 2015
oved this lady's work. its hard to not play a game or watch an anime with out hearing her. love hearing her sing on the silent hill OSTs
SteelEthlan
said at 9:04 PM on Tue Mar 17 2015
I think that she'll voice a beautiful yet foxy Kalypso in future donkey kong game cause why not.
DravenRoth994
said at 10:45 PM on Thu Oct 16 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Happy belated birthday, Nina Williams!!!
TempestBlade
said at 3:58 PM on Thu Oct 16 2014
Happy birthday, Cornelia.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:29 AM on Thu Oct 16 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday.
Dark Kuja
said at 4:09 AM on Wed May 7 2014
This is the voice of Ragyo Kiryuin to me. Nuff said.
mponi1
said at 4:43 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
Usually don't pay that much attention to women's voices in anime - too girly and high-pitched. But then I was introduced to Saru (Monkey) in Bleach. Absolutely fantastic!
NarutoQuotes
said at 12:08 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
Actually, I always listen Mary's voice on Mizukage on NARUTO Shippuden.
JP83Chicago
said at 12:58 PM on Wed Jan 9 2013
I like Mary's voice so much!!

In My Opinion: She should have been the voice of Lady Une from "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing".
cardboardwalk
said at 8:33 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Her Motoko reminds me of Lori Alans role as the boss in MSG3. Maybe its just me but the characters sound alike to me
WizzleWaySpinz
said at 8:56 PM on Thu Mar 29 2012
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Whenever I heard Mary's voice, I feel like she would make an awesome Rouge The Bat. She nails the sexiest down perfectly without trying.
VAwannabe
said at 1:46 PM on Tue Jan 17 2012
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Her performance as Motoko Kusanagi made me a fan of Ghost In The Shell. Just the right toughness and yet with a gentle side.
She deserves the voice actors equivilent of the Oscar

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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Mary Elizabeth McGlynn role? *
Motoko Kusanagi
38.5% (35 votes)
Kurenai Yuhi
9.9% (9 votes)
Cornelia li Britannia
7.7% (7 votes)
Julia
6.6% (6 votes)
Naoto Shirogane
6.6% (6 votes)
Mei Terumi
6.6% (6 votes)
Nina Williams
5.5% (5 votes)
Abigail Brand
3.3% (3 votes)
Hild
2.2% (2 votes)
SIE
2.2% (2 votes)
Nuriko
2.2% (2 votes)
Nora Estheim
1.1% (1 vote)
Hot Ice Hilda
1.1% (1 vote)
Caroline
1.1% (1 vote)
Queen Metalia
1.1% (1 vote)
Helba
1.1% (1 vote)
Nevan
1.1% (1 vote)
Ophanimon
1.1% (1 vote)
Dr. Maheswaran
1.1% (1 vote)
91 Total Votes
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