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"Grey DeLisle, the actress who plays Azula, is just unbelievable. She was able to bring a really amazing realism to Azula, without being kind of a cackling villain."
Michael Dante DiMartino in "The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender".

Grey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle
Biographical information
Birth name

Erin Grey Van Oosbree

Born

August 24, 1973
Fort Ord, California

First credit

Rugrats (1991)[1]

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Erin Grey DeLisle-Griffin is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress of Irish, Dutch, and Hispanic descent. She provided the voice of Princess Azula, as well as a number of other characters, in Avatar: The Last Airbender. She later returned to voice two spirits in one episode of Book Two of The Legend of Korra, and provided the voice for Ming-Hua, Kuon's wife, and a young Lin Beifong in Book Three.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits

Azula

Character information: Azula

Mai's mother

Character information: Mai's mother

Ta Min

Character information: Ta Min

Kya

Character information: Kya

Actress Katara

Character information: Actress Katara

Banished servant

Character information: Banished servant

Additional voices

The Legend of Korra credits

Dark spider spirit

Spirit mushroom

Kuon's wife

Ming-Hua

Character information: Ming-Hua

Young Lin Beifong

Character information: Lin Beifong

Intense woman

Character information: Lily

Selected other credits

Television work

Filmography

Other credits

Biographical information

Personal life

DeLisle had a difficult childhood; her mother was addicted to drugs, and she was primarily raised by her grandmother, Eva Flores Ruth, a vocalist who performed with salsa legend Tito Puente.

DeLisle was heavily into goth bands like The Cure, but her mother, who had become a born-again Pentecostal, set a strict rule forbidding secular music. In her late teens, she started singing old gospel tunes and entered the world of stand-up comedy on the advice of a close friend. In her comedy routine, DeLisle imitated voices particularly well and was advised to take a shot at voice acting. Her first starring role came in 1994 in the original English version of Crayon Shin-Chan, as the voices of characters Cosmo and Uma.

In 2002, DeLisle married musician Murry Hammond, the bassist for the Old 97's, after a few months in a long-distance relationship. They were featured in an episode of The Learning Channel program A Wedding Story. Their first child, Jefferson Texas "Tex" Hammond, was born on January 31, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.

Career

Billed as a "Superstar Voice Actress" on the Anime News Network, DeLisle has played the leading role in many animated series. Harp Magazine has called Delisle "golden-voiced" and recognized her for her roles in Fairly Oddparents, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. In addition to her numerous English-speaking roles, she also speaks Japanese as the character Yumi on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. DeLisle has had voice acting roles in many computer and video games, such as Escape from Monkey Island, Baldur's Gate 2, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and several Star Wars games. She also voices the Dark Jedi, Asajj Ventress, in Star Wars: Clone Wars, Therese and Jeanette (Tourette) Voerman in the White Wolf RPG, PC game Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, Samantha Manson in Danny Phantom, Frankie in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Frida Suárez in El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. DeLisle has released four music CDs, which include goth-inspired folk and Americana tunes, and a few gospel-style songs.

Trivia

  • DeLisle occasionally refers to her former co-star Dante Basco as her brother, as the two portrayed brother and sister in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • DeLisle once stated in an interview that Azula is her favorite character of all those she has voiced.[2]
  • In the TV series Xiaolin Showdown, DeLisle voices main character Kimiko Tohomiko, who like Azula controls the Element of Fire.

References

  1. Nancy Cartwright. Nancy Cartwright Chats with Grey DeLisle. Animation World Network. Retrieved on April 11, 2012.
  2. Grey Delisle Interview - Anination. Harlequinade, Anination (2007-05-30). Retrieved on February 6, 2014.
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    • MasterAirbender02 wrote:Ah, come on. The mushroom spirit was hillarious. It made my day when I saw it. Totally worth it.LMFAO so true XD
    • AvatarIonathan wrote:Oh yeah I read about that. SPOILER ALERT! She confirmed on some blog on tumblr that this character she will be playing is ...

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