Wendee Lee is an American voice actress and director in the anime industry and video games. Her first anime voice role was in Robotech in the 1980s, where she voiced Vanessa Leeds. She also voiced Scorpina on the live-action Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Wendee Lee in 2008
|Residence||Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Wendee Swan|
|Occupation||Voice actress, writer, director|
Lee grew up in the Los Angeles area, and also in San Francisco. She studied dance and theater and later became a full-time dancer in her teens. According to her interview on the Magic Knight Rayearth DVDs, she started doing voices at school, and got in trouble for it. Her first anime voice role was in Harmony Gold production Robotech in the 1980s, where she voiced Vanessa Leeds, one of the operators aboard the SDF-1 Macross. She also worked with Streamline on several anime productions including Dragon Ball She would continue dance, and work part-time as a make-up artist, choreography, and dance instruction.
Lee's major voice roles in anime include Kei in the Pioneer dub of Akira, Faye Valentine on Cowboy Bebop, Myōjin Yahiko in Rurouni Kenshin, Takeru "T.K." Takaishi on Digimon Adventure, Haruhi Suzumiya on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Konata Izumi on Lucky Star. She has also worked as an ADR director on Bleach, Love Hina and Outlaw Star and a casting director on The Night B4 Christmas. In 2014-2015, she voiced Queen Serenity in the Viz Media re-dub of the classic Sailor Moon series and the new Sailor Moon Crystal series.
|Year||Series||Role||Crew role, notes||Source|
|1985||Robotech||Vanessa Leeds||Macross Saga||Website|
|1989||Dragon Ball||Lina||As Wendee Swan||CA|
|1991||Zillion: Burning Night||Amy||CA|
|1992||Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water||Nadia||Streamline dub|||
|1992||Fight! Iczer One||Iczer One||As Wendee Swan||CA|
|1993||Doomed Megalopolis||Yukiko Tatsumiya||CA|
|1994||Moldiver||Agent Elizabeth||As Wendee Day
|1994||Dirty Pair OVAs||Yuri||Streamline Pictures dub
"Flight 005 Conspiracy", "Project Eden", "Affair of Nolandia", short
|1995||Phantom Quest Corp||Ayaka Kisaragi||As Wendee Day
|1997||Super Pig||Penny Round||ADR voice director and script writer|||
|1998||Fushigi Yūgi||Yui Hongo||CA|
|1998||Battle Athletes||Tomoe Mido||
|1999||Tenchi in Tokyo||Kiyone||CA|
|1999–2003||Digimon: Digital Monsters||T.K. Takaishi, Mako, Jarryn Wong, others||ADR voice director and script writer on Digimon Adventure||Press|
|1999||Perfect Blue||Rumi||direct-to-video film|||
|1999||Cowboy Bebop||Faye Valentine||Press|
|2000||Brigadoon: Marin to Melan||Marin Asagi, Lolo, others||CA|
|2001||Outlaw Star||Twilight Suzuka, others||ADR voice director||CA|
|2001–03||The Big O||Angel, others||CA|
|2001||Rurouni Kenshin||Myōjin Yahiko, Komagata Yumi||as Elyse Floyd||CA|
|2001–02||Mon Colle Knights||Batch, Ms. Loon, Lovestar|||
|2001||Magic Knight Rayearth||Umi Ryuuzaki, Princess Emeraude||Also Rayearth 2||CA|
|2001||Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket||Chris|||
|2002||Adventures of Mini-Goddess||Urd|||
|2002||Love Hina||Kaolla Su, Tama-chan||Also Specials "Love Hina Again", "Christmas Special", "Spring Special"
ADR voice director and script writer
|2002||Kurogane Communication||Trigger, Angela, Lillith||ADR voice director and script writer||CA|
|2002||Shinzo||Queen Rusephine, others||Also script writer|
|2002||Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School||Ryoko Mitsurugi|||
|2003||Wild Arms: Twilight Venom||Loretta Oratorio||ADR voice director and script writer|
|2003||Ai Yori Aoshi||Tina Foster, others|
|2003||Great Teacher Onizuka||Azusa Fuyutsuki, others|
|2003||Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety||Lani, Moe's Mother||Also voice ADR director and script writer|
|2003||Mao-chan||Yuriko Ozora||ADR voice director and script writer|
|2004||Marmalade Boy||Rumi Koishikawa, Chigusa, others|||
|2004–2014||Ikki Tousen series||Goei||Series Battle Vixens, Great Guardians, Xtreme Xecutor|
|2004||Stellvia of the Universe||Chiaki Katase||ADR voice director and script writer|||
|2005||Scrapped Princess||Senes, Diana|
|2005||Grenadier||Rushuna Tendo||ADR director and ADR writer|||
|2005||Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki||Little Girl Kagato, Kiyone Masaki||OVA3||CA|
|2005–09||Naruto||Moegi, Neji Hyuga (young), Tsubaki, others||Also related specials and movies|
|2006||Boys Be...||Jyunna Morio||Ep. 11|||
|2006–14||Bleach||Yoruichi Shihōin, Tatsuki Arisawa, Ururu Tsumugiya, others||ADR voice director|||
|2007||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya||Haruhi Suzumiya|||
|2008||Lucky Star||Konata Izumi, Haruhi Suzumiya|||
|2009–17||Naruto Shippuden||Moegi, Yugito Nii, Yugao Uzuki, others|
|2012||Persona 4: The Animation||Sayoko Uehara|||
|2012–13||Blue Exorcist||Shura Kirigakure, Rin Okumura (child), Supermarket Manager (Ep. 1)|||
|2013||Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital||Saori Maki, Natto-Kozo, Keijoro|||
|2014–15||Knights of Sidonia||Captain Kobayashi|||
|2014–15||Doraemon||Sue's Mom, others||ADR voice director|||
|2014–15||Sailor Moon||Queen Serenity, others||Viz Media dub, Also Sailor Moon Crystal|||
|2015||Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin||Kycilla Zabi|||
|2015||The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan||Haruhi Suzumiya|||
|2015||Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation||Blanc||First role recorded at Funimation/OkraTron 5000|||
|2015||BlazBlue: Alter Memory||Takamagahara|||
|2015||A Lull in the Sea||N/A||ADR voice director|||
|2016||Your Lie in April||Saki Arima|||
|2016–present||Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans||Amida Arca|||
|2016||March Comes in Like a Lion||Misaki||Also director|||
|2017–present||Dragon Ball Super||Bulma||Bang Zoom! dub for Toonami Asia|||
|2019||Boruto: Naruto Next Generations||Moegi||Tweet|
|1989–90||Wisdom of the Gnomes||Bruna|||
|2004–05||Megas XLR||Kiva Andru, others|||
|2009||Superman: Red Son||Wonder Woman||Motion comic|||
|2015||Ever After High||Lizzie Hearts||Netflix series
Ep. "Spring Unsprung
|2019||High Guardian Spice||TBA|||
|2000||Digimon: The Movie||Young TK, Little Girl 1, Party Girl 1, Kokomon||CA|
|2001||Sakura Wars: The Movie||Sakura Shinguji||CA|
|2009||Twice as Dead||Alice|||
|2011||The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||Haruhi Suzumiya|
|2015||The Laws of the Universe Part 0||Voice Director
Limited theatrical release
|2016||Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV||Sylva Nox Fleuret||Limited theatrical release|||
Direct-to-video and television filmsEdit
|1985||Codename: Robotech||Vanessa Leeds||Pilot episode for the Robotech series|
|1986||Robotech: The Untold Story||Stacy Embrey|||
|1990||Kiki's Delivery Service||Senior Witch, others||Streamline dub||CA|
|1992||Silent Möbius||Nami Yamigumo||Streamline dub||CA|
|1995||Ninja Scroll||Kagero||As Wendee Day||CA|
|1998||Tenchi Muyo! Daughter of Darkness||Kiyone|
|1999||Tenchi Forever! The Movie||Kiyone|
|2002||Cowboy Bebop: The Movie||Faye Valentine|
|2003||Cardcaptor Sakura The Movie 2: The Sealed Card||Kero (small form), Sonomi Daidouji|
|2004||Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.!||Limo Girl|||
|2005||Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon||Bearmon|||
|2006||Arthur's Missing Pal||Prunella, Mary Moo Cow|||
|2008||Bleach: Memories of Nobody||Benin, Jinta Hanakari||Also voice director|
|2009||Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion||Ururu Tsumugiya, Yoruichi Shihouin||Also voice director|
|2009||Superman: Red Son||Wonder Woman|||
|2011||The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||Haruhi Suzumiya|
|2011||Bleach: Fade to Black||Yoruichi Shihouin|
|2012||Little Big Panda||Mrs. Cheng|||
|2012||Lego Friends||Aunt Sophie||New Girl in Town|||
|2012||Resident Evil: Damnation||Svetlana Belikova|||
|2012||Bleach: The Hell Verse||Tatsuki Arisawa|
|2013||The Snow Queen||Shopkeeper, Flower Lady
Daughter, Lapp Woman, Irma
|2015||Expelled from Paradise||Angela Balzac|||
|2015||Monster High: Boo York, Boo York||Nefera de Nile|||
|2015||The Nutcracker Sweet||Mother, Princess Marmalade, Mice|||
|2016||The Adventures of Panda Warrior||Bobby Bunny, Princess Angelica||Also English voice director and ADR script writer|||
|2017||Air Bound||Theresa||Also English voice director and ADR script writer|||
|1993–95||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers||Scorpina||As Wendee Swan|||
|1998||Power Rangers in Space||Alpha 6|||
|1999||Power Rangers Lost Galaxy||Alpha|||
|2008||Adventures in Voice Acting||Herself|||
- Sheffield, Brandon. "Gamasutra – Q&A: Wendee Lee Talks Voice Acting In Games". Gama Sutra. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
- "Otakon 2014 Guests". otakon.com. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- Mike Ferreira. "Wendee Lee Talks To Anime Herald". Anime Herald. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- "Sailor Moon English Dub Clip Previews Volume 2". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
- "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- "Wendee Lee – Resume". Jeff Zannini Celebrity Talent. Archived from the original (website) on May 25, 2017. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
- "Behind The Voice Actors – Wendee Lee". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 6, 2015Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
- "Wendee Lee Anime Boston Info". Anime Boston. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
- "London Comic Con welcomes Wendee Lee". MCM London Comic Con. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Perfect Blue Blu-ray Anime Review". The Fandom Post. December 27, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
- Sevakis, Justin (August 16, 2007). "Buried Treasure". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
Other roles (including David "Solid Snake" Hayter as Bernard and Wendee Lee as Al's next-door-neighbor and Federation pilot Chris turn in solid performances.
- "The adventures of mini-goddess. / Volume 4, The Skuld files (DVD video, 2002)". [WorldCat.org]. February 22, 1999. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- Halek, Loren (September 12, 2002). "Love Hina – Love Hurts (Vol. 4) : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". Dvdtalk.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "The Making of Love Hina", Love Hina Vol. 4 DVD extra, AnimePop
- "Amazon.com: Love Hina: Complete Series Box Set: Yûji Ueda, Yui Horie, Masayo Kurata, Yu Asakawa, Reiko Takagi, Junko Noda, Megumi Hayashibara, Yukie Maeda, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Michio Miyashita, Satsuki Yukino, Yumiko Kobayashi, Kôichi Sugitani, Shigeru Ueda, Wendee Lee, Maki Terashima-Furuta: Movies & TV". Retrieved October 22, 2014.
- MacDonald, Christopher (May 10, 2002). "Real Bout High School DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Chobits: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)". J!-ENT - j-entonline.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
- Marmalade Boy. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast.
- Hebert, Kyle (January 9, 2006). "New Projects on DVD and Updates". KyleHebert.com.
- "The Smiling Senshi". Grenadier. Episode 1.
- "Hare+Guu – Cast – Weda". Hare+Guu (squarespace). Retrieved March 19, 2017.
- "A Big, Black, Hard, Shiny, Smelly, Noise-Making Creature". Hare+Guu. Episode 9. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
- "First Snowfall". Boys Be.... Episode 11. Manga Entertainment. Event occurs at 21:38 (JP cast) 22:51 (EN cast). Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00". The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Season 1. Episode 1. April 2, 2006.
- Ohanesian, Liz (June 28, 2010). "The Fandom of Haruhi Suzumiya". Retrieved June 20, 2015.
- "Aniplex's Blue Exorcist TV Series to Debut on TOONAMI™ On February 22nd". Anime News Network. February 10, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- "Commencement". Knights of Sidonia. Season 1. Episode 1. April 11, 2014. Netflix.
- "Netflix Announces 'Knights of Sidonia' Second Anime Season". The Fandom Post. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- Lee, Wendee (June 14, 2015). "Happy to announce Season 2 of Doraemon for Disney XD - I Direct a super fab cast and play Sue's Mom and a variety of other fun characters to find". Facebook. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Staz Attacks in Blood Lad's First Dub Trailer". SnapThirty. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
- "Viz Media Announces Blood Lad's English Dub Cast". May 16, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
- "Gundam the Origin I's 1st 7 Minutes English-Dubbed & Subtitled". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
- "'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Sorrowful Artesia' Anime Episode Gets English Language Trailer". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "Second 'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin' Anime Episode Titled". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
- "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Reunites Haruhi Cast". Anime News Network. May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- Lee, Michelle (March 6, 2015). "Hyperdimension Neptunia Cast and Release Date". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue: Alter Memory". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- Lee, Wendee (April 30, 2015). "Cool new series I directed - The Mermaid in me loves it! Freaky Fish Knee by Yours truly - Coming this July". Facebook. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
- Alex von David [@alexvondavid] (November 3, 2015). "On today's English dubbed ep. of @durararaUSA x2, Kasane Kujiragi is played by @WendeeLeeVO !" (Tweet). Retrieved November 13, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Erica Lindbeck, Max Mittelman Star in Your Lie in April English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. January 15, 2016.
- Wendee Lee [@WendeeLeeVO] (July 27, 2016). ""@KavajaHumphrey: Impressive to see @davidvincentva voicing Naze & @WendeeLeeVO voicing Amida well done you two. #GundamIBO" Amida is one smooth talker. So fun playing her opposite my friend David Vincent" (Tweet). Retrieved August 26, 2016 – via Twitter.
- Wendee Lee [@WendeeLeeVO] (July 27, 2016). ""@davidvincentva: HUGE pleasure to voice alongside @WendeeLeeVO in #GundamIBO. Very good friend + talented actor/director #Naze #Amida" I think we make quite the pair! Such a fun match-up. My space pimp Daddy. lol!" (Tweet). Retrieved August 26, 2016 – via Twitter.
- "Aniplex USA Reveals English Dub Cast for March comes in like a lion Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
- "Toonami Asia Reveals More Dub Cast for Dragon Ball Super Anime". Anime News Network. January 17, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
- "Funimation Acquires Berserk Season 1 (2016) English Dub - Funimation - Blog!". Funimation - Blog!. March 20, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
- @Kitsunes96 (January 9, 2019). "These episodes credits confirmed who voices these characters for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Very happy that @blumspew, @WendeeLeeVO & @GrantGeorgeVO are back to voices their old characters from Naruto/Naruto Shippuden!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2019 – via Twitter. – screenshot of credits showing Lee as Moegi
- "Spring Unsprung". Ever After High.
- Wendee Lee [@WendeeLeeVO] (August 22, 2018). "Another one to watch for... So brave and original High Guardian Spice - an Ellation and Crunchyroll original" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2019 – via Twitter.
- "Twice as Dead". AOL Moviefone. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- "The Laws of the Universe Anime Film Casts Dylan McDermott, Jennifer Beals, Tom Kenny". Anime News Network. September 26, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
- HS Pictures Studio (October 15, 2015). The Laws of the Universe ‐ Part0 [Field Making video and VOICE DIRECTOR & CAST talks the movie]. Retrieved February 28, 2016 – via YouTube.
- "New Girl in Town". Lego Friends. January 1, 2014.
- "Aniplex of America Reveals Mahouka, Expelled from Paradise BD Plans". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Monster High: Boo York, Boo York (Netflix). 2015.
- "Amazon.com: Monster High: Boo York, Boo York [Blu-ray]: Karen Strassman, Celeste Henderson, Wendee Lee, TJ Smith, America Young, Rachel Staman, Laura Bailey, Lauren Weisman, Erin Fitzgerald, Kate Higgins, Cindy Robinson, Sue Swan, Audu Paden, Cameron Clarke, Evan Smith, Jonquil Goode, Todd Haberkorn, William Lau, Kyrsti R. Schwarz, Margaret M. Dean, Keith Wagner: Movies & TV". amazon.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
- "Wendee Lee". Crystal Acids.com. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- Legendary Power Rangers (July 4, 2012). "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1 - Ending Theme Song". Retrieved August 8, 2018 – via YouTube.
- "The Actual OG Power Rangers Reunited for a Car Commercial". inverse.com. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
- Namco (February 2006). Tales of Legendia. Namco. Scene: Closing credits, English Voice Over Production, Director.
- Xenosaga Episode III video game closing credits[verification needed]
- Namco Tales Studio. Tales of the Abyss.
- Namco (November 2008). Tales of Symphonia. Namco. Scene: Closing credits, English Voice Over Production, Director.
- "For the Pursuit of Peace. Plus, Snacks! Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Review". Gamer Living. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Lee, Wendee (February 22, 2018). "Thank you for all of the cool Fan Art and posts I'm still celebrating! This one is courtesy of JetStrike325★ @JetStorm8600 [Akane is seen in the collage]". @WendeeLeeVO. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- "TheGamersHub » Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection Review (PSVita)". TheGamersHub. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- "SGGAMINGINFO » Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth1 (PSV) – A fun fourth wall breaking RPG". SGGAMINGINFO. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Lineham, Mitchell. "Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 Sisters Generation (Vita)". PS4 Attitude. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Ace Attorney Official Facebook Page. "Wendee Lee talks about voice acting in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice". Wendee Lee video on Ace Attorney Official Facebook Page. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- fighunter. "Wendee Lee liked a fan's tweet "Your Miu was amazing! You just have a way with those kinda characters."". @fighunter93. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
- "Amazon.com: Adventures in Voice Acting: Steve Blum, Tom Kenny, Michelle Rodriguez, Wendee Lee, Lance Henriksen, Crispin Freeman, Eric P. Sherman: Movies & TV". amazon.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
- This title does not list English voice actor credits
- Jeng, Way (September 14, 2004). "Being a Brief Discussion of Anime Dubs: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, Volume Two". Mania. Demand Media. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014.
- Martin, Theron (August 2, 2005). "Iczer-One DVD". Anime News Network.
- Wendee Lee interview on Anime Herald
- Wendee Lee interview on Gamasutra
- Wendee Lee interview Gamasutra