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Marisha Ray is an American voice actor, host, and producer. She is best known for her roles as Keyleth and Beauregard in Critical Role. In video games, Ray has voiced as Margaret in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Persona Q, Laura Arseid in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, and Miranda in Metal Gear: Survive.[1]

Marisha Ray
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Marisha Ray at Wondercon in 2017
Born (1989-05-10) May 10, 1989 (age 30)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesMarisha Huber
OccupationVoice actress, Creative Director
Years active2010–present
Known forCritical Role
Spouse(s)
Matthew Mercer (m. 2017)

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Early lifeEdit

Marisha Ray was born May 10, 1989 in Louisville, KY. At twelve she began acting at the Actors Theater of Louisville.[2]

CareerEdit

Ray moved to Los Angeles in summer 2008.[3] She produced a Batgirl fanseries in 2012 called Batgirl: Spoiled where she played the titular character.[4]

In 2015, Ray began co-starring in the web series Critical Role where the actors play Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition. Ray's character for the first campaign was Keyleth, the half-elf druid. As a part of getting into her character, Ray has complied a playlist representing Keyleth's journey.[5] Her character for the second campaign is Beauregard, the human monk. Ray is involved in many of Geek & Sundry's other productions, including co-hosting Key Questions,[6] producing Signal Boost!,[7] and acting in Shield of Tomorrow[8] and Sagas of Sundry.[9]

Ray announced her appointment to the post of Creative Director for Geek & Sundry on July 28, 2017.[10] However, she stepped down from the position in June 2018, when she became the Creative Director for Critical Role.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Ray has been diagnosed with hyperhydrosis and underwent surgery to negate it in her hands and underarms.[12] On October 14, 2016, Ray announced her engagement to fellow voice actor and fellow member of the Critical Role cast, Matthew Mercer.[13][14] They married on October 21, 2017.[3][15][16]

FilmographyEdit

Voice-over filmographyEdit

List of voice-over performances
Year Title Role(s) Notes Source
2014 Persona 4: Arena Ultimax Margaret [17][18]
2014 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Margaret [17][18]
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Diamond Dog Soldier [17][18]
2015 Persona 4: Dancing All Night Margaret [17][18]
2015 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Laura S. Arseid
2015 Star Wars: Battlefront Stormtrooper Female [18][19]
2015 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Laura S. Arseid also Cold Steel 2
2016 Fire Emblem: Fates Mikoto, Effie, Oboro [17][18][19]
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Scientist
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Shanna, Oboro, Effie
2017 Friday the 13th: The Game AJ Mason
2017 Fire Emblem Warriors Oboro
2017 Final Fantasy XV: Comrades Jeanne Labreigh
2018 Metal Gear Survive Player, Miranda
2018 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Keyleth, Maia Rua

Live-action filmographyEdit

List of live-action performances
Year Title Role(s) Notes Source
2010 Whoreders Girl Short [20]
2010 Night Out: Vampires Vampire Short [21]
2010-2011 Balls Stat Girl TV Series [22]
2011 Game Room Erin Smith Short [23]
2010-2011 1000 Ways to Die Tina the Video Gamer, Trudie the Karaoke Girl TV Series [23]
2011 How to Survive a Horror Film Girl, Scream Queen TV Series [24]
2011 New Neighbor Part 3 Frightened Girl Short [25]
2012 Rob the Bounty Hunter News Anchorwoman Short [26]
2012 The Grind Host TV Series [23]
2012 Written by a Kid Sally McGrease TV Series [23]
2012 Proxy: A Slenderman Story Jess Villarreal TV Series [23]
2012 Bonjour Star Wars Princess Leia Short [23]
2013 Walk of Shame Anne TV Series [23]
2010-2013 8.13 Sonia Pierce Web Series [18][23]
2013 School of Thrones Melisandre TV Series [18][23]
2012-2013 Batgirl: Spoiled Batgirl, Stephanie Brown TV Series [18][23]
2013 Chastity Bites Flashback Virgin 5 Film [27]
2014 Shelf Life Femmebat TV Series [28]
2015 Savant: Kali 47 Screaming Girl Short [29]
2015 Pen & Paper & Laser Guns Hannah TV Series [23]
2015 Why It Would Suck to Date an Avenger Black Widow Short [30]
2015 Splinter Cell Guards Mary/Barry Short [31]
2015-present Critical Role Keyleth, Beauregard, Self RPG Web Series [18]
2016 Dead The Girl Short [32]
2016-present Talks Machina Self Web Series [33]
2017 CelebriD&D Keyleth Web Series [34]
2017-present Sagas of Sundry Abigail Web Series [9]
2018 Thrashtopia Herself Web Series [35]
2018 The Malibu Tapes Morgan Film [36]
2018-present Key Questions Host Web Series [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marisha Ray | Critical Role". Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  2. ^ "Critical Role's Marisha Ray: In The Name Of The Circle Of The Moon, I Will Punish You! | Geek and Sundry". Geek and Sundry. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  3. ^ a b "[Spoilers E106] The Official Marisha AMA Thread: Marisha learns to Reddit. • r/criticalrole". reddit. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  4. ^ "Critical Role's Marisha Ray: Where You've Heard (and Seen) Her Before | Geek and Sundry". Geek and Sundry. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  5. ^ "Critical Role Celebrity Playlist: Keyleth – Voice of the Tempest by Marisha Ray | Geek and Sundry". Geek and Sundry. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  6. ^ a b "Q&A: Matt Key Reveals Pop Culture's Deeper Secrets | Geek and Sundry". Geek and Sundry. 2018-02-27. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  7. ^ "Critical Role Cast Recommendations from Signal Boost! – Glorious Goods for the Holidays | Geek and Sundry". Geek and Sundry. 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  8. ^ "𝘌𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘭 on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  9. ^ a b "Sagas of Sundry | Geek and Sundry". geekandsundry.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  10. ^ "Marisha Ray on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  11. ^ "A Special Announcement from Critical Role".
  12. ^ "r/criticalrole - [Spoilers E106] The Official Marisha AMA Thread: Marisha learns to Reddit". reddit. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  13. ^ Geek & Sundry (2017-04-28), Fireside Q&A with Matthew Mercer, retrieved 2018-05-10
  14. ^ "Marisha Ray on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  15. ^ "[Spoilers E106] The Official Marisha AMA Thread: Marisha learns to Reddit. • r/criticalrole". reddit. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  16. ^ "Marisha Ray on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  17. ^ a b c d e "Marisha Ray". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Critical Role's Marisha Ray: Where You've Heard (and Seen) Her Before | Geek and Sundry". Geek and Sundry. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  19. ^ a b "Marisha Ray Video Game Credits and Biography - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  20. ^ Whoreders (Video 2010), retrieved 2018-05-10
  21. ^ Night Out: Vampires (2010), retrieved 2018-05-10
  22. ^ Balls (TV Series 2010– ), retrieved 2018-05-11
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Marisha Ray". Marisha Ray. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  24. ^ How to Survive a Horror Film (TV Series 2011– ), retrieved 2018-05-10
  25. ^ Olson, Derek, New Neighbor Part 3, Jacare Calhoun, Andrew A. Crawford, Dylan Olson, retrieved 2018-05-11
  26. ^ Olson, Derek (June 2012), Rob the Bounty Hunter, Jacare Calhoun, Andrew A. Crawford, Paul De Sousa, retrieved 2018-05-11
  27. ^ Chastity Bites (2013), retrieved 2018-05-11
  28. ^ Shelf Life (TV Series 2011–2014), retrieved 2018-05-11
  29. ^ Diva, Mike (2015-01-13), Savant: Kali 47, Solomon Brende, Alvin Hsing, James Hutchison III, retrieved 2018-05-11
  30. ^ i8athumbtack (2015-04-29), Why It Would Suck To Date An Avenger, retrieved 2018-05-11
  31. ^ Mars Rising (2015-10-06), Splinter Cell Guards, retrieved 2018-05-11
  32. ^ Loot Crate Studios (2016-01-26), DEAD (Zombie Found Footage) - Loot Crate February 2016 Theme Video, retrieved 2018-05-11
  33. ^ "Talks Machina | Geek and Sundry". geekandsundry.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  34. ^ Nerdist (2017-03-24), CelebriD&D with Joe Manganiello, retrieved 2018-05-11
  35. ^ Thrashtopia (TV Series 2017–2018), retrieved 2018-05-11
  36. ^ The Malibu Tapes (2018), retrieved 2018-05-11