Meredith McCoy

Meredith Rae Mauldin (née Thompson; born August 11, 1980), known professionally by her stage name Meredith McCoy, is an American actress and singer best known as the English voice of Android #18 in the Japanese anime Dragon Ball series as dubbed by Funimation. She also voiced Kagura Sohma in Fruits Basket (2001), Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Atsuko Urameshi in Yu Yu Hakusho.

Meredith McCoy
Born
Meredith Rae Thompson

(1980-08-11) August 11, 1980 (age 40)
Other namesMeredith Thompson
Meredith Mauldin
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Michael Mauldin
(2005 - present)
ChildrenThree
Musical career
GenresJazz,[1] Contemporary Christian[2]
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsVince Vance & The Valiants
Corner Pocket[1]
Paper Dolls
The Glory of Zion
International Worship Team
UpperRoom

BiographyEdit

McCoy was born Meredith Rae Thompson.[3] She is the step-daughter of the late Jaan Kalmes, a long-time radio personality in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and Rebecca Kalmes. She has 3 brothers (Andy, Paul and Isaac) and 2 sisters (Caroline and Elizabeth).[4]

McCoy graduated from Collin County Community College and attended with fellow voice actor Laura Bailey.[5] In 2005, McCoy married Michael Mauldin, a former Texas Senate candidate and executive director of worship ministry UpperRoom.[6] She and Mauldin have three children together: Ellia, Jonathan and Noah.[7]

ActingEdit

McCoy's voice acting career began as Android #18 in the anime, Dragon Ball Z. She has also been the voice for several other anime characters including Kagura Sohma in Fruits Basket, Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Kari Simmons in Case Closed and Lu Li Chang in Blue Gender.[8]

McCoy has also acted in several films including: Graduation Day (2003), Saving Jessica Lynch (2003), The Deadbeat Club (2004), Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006) and The Imposter (2008). McCoy was also featured in the Kenny Chesney music video for "There Goes My Life".

MusicEdit

McCoy began her singing career as part of the singing group, Paper Dolls.[9] She has sung with the Cary Richards orchestra, traveled all over the U.S. with Vince Vance and the Valiants, and has performed with Ricky Derek's Night 'Oh' Cabaret. She performed with Corner Pocket, a six-piece jazz/swing band based in Dallas, Texas, as a lead female vocalist and released their album, On Cue.[1]

In 2008, McCoy released her debut album, Releasing Angels.[10] Her song, Empty, was featured in the film, The Imposter.[9] McCoy was featured on the opening theme song ‘Believe’ for the Funimation English dub of One Piece, Episodes 48-116. She has also been featured on several of The Upper Room's albums as a featured singer and previously sang with The Glory of Zion International Worship Team.[11]

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

Live actionEdit

Video gamesEdit

  • Dragon Ball series – Android 18 (2002-2009, 2015–present), Launch

DiscographyEdit

Studio Albums
  • Releasing Angels (2007) – debut studio album
Albums with Vince Vance & The Valiants
  • We Don't Run (2003)
Albums with CornerPocket
  • On Cue (2004)
Albums with The Glory of Zion International Worship Team
  • Freed to Enter the Glory Realm (2010)
  • Descending into Triump (2010)
  • Contending for a New Beginning (2010)
Albums with The Upper Room
  • God You Are (2014)
  • Live from Upper Room (2016)
  • Center of Your Love (2017)
  • Moments (2018)
  • To the One. Joy. (2018)
Anime song covers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Corner Pocket". Bravoentertainment.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Meredith Mauldin - Releasing Angels - CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Meredith McCoy". IMDb.com.
  4. ^ "Obituaries". Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery.
  5. ^ "- Collin College". Collin.edu.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "@meredithmauldin • Instagram photos and videos". Instagram.com.
  8. ^ "Meredith McCoy - 75 Character Images". Behindthevoiceactors.com.
  9. ^ a b "Meredith Mauldin". Web.archive.org. July 12, 2011.
  10. ^ "Releasing Angels by Meredith Mauldin". Music.apple.com.
  11. ^ "Meredith Mauldin". Open.spotify.com.
  12. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Blasts into U.S. Movie Theaters This August". Funimation. 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2014-05-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Dragon Ball Z". Dragonballz.com. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) Cast and Crew - Cast Photos and Info - Fandango". Fandango.com. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Millican, Daniel (October 10, 2008). Empty - www.TheImposterMovie.com. YouTube. Retrieved May 15, 2015. The song is written and sung by Meredith Mauldin who plays Sydney in the movie. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Meredith McCoy". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Meredith Mauldin (resume)". Resumes.breakdownexpress.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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