Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (born October 16, 1966) is an American voice actress, ADR director, writer, and singer best known for her extensive English-language dubbing of various anime, and her collaboration with Akira Yamaoka singing in multiple games from the Silent Hill series and Shadows of the Damned, and Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME (she also provided vocals for some music tracks in the movie adaptation of Silent Hill). She has also had several movie roles and is married to fellow voice actor Daran Norris. Mary was a counselor at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Intelochen, Michigan.
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn has also been credited as Melissa Williamson and Anna Top. She has been the English counterpart of Atsuko Tanaka four times (Jagura in Wolf's Rain, Rosso the Crimson in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Nina Williams in Tekken: Blood Vengeance ). She was a Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2007, Long Beach, and won the 2007 American Anime Award for Best Female Voice Actress for her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Stand Alone Complex.
Notable roles by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn:
Mary's video game roles:
- .hack: Helba Bordeaux, News Announcer, Toru Uike
- Ace Combat: ADR Director for Ace Combat 5, Zero, and 6.
- Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War: Commander of Schayne Plains AFB, Additional Voices
- Ace Combat 5: She sings "The Journey Home", heard a few times near the end of the game, and in the ending credits.
- Alpha Protocol: SIE
- Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia: Mir
- Baroque: Eliza
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence: Medusa
- Death by Degrees: Nina Williams
- Devil May Cry: Nevan, Echidna
- Digital Devil Saga: Jinana, Angel
- Dirge of Cerberus: Rosso
- Disgaea: Mom, Additional Voices
- Drakengard: Undine
- Eternal Sonata: Captain Dolce
- Final Fantasy XIII: Nora Estheim
- Front Mission 4: Latona Radiona Vasile
- Golden Axe: Beast Rider: Tyris Flare
- Guilty Gear 2 Overture: Announcer
- Hexyz Force: Irene von Rosenbaum
- Makai Kingdom: Salome
- Persona 4: Noriko Kashiwagi
- Riviera the Promised Land: Malice
- Samurai Warriors: Nouhime
- Silent Hill Origins: Main Vocals on "O.R.T." the opening theme. Also provided main vocals for "Blow Back", "Shot Down In Flames" and "Hole In The Sky".
- Silent Hill 3: Main Vocals on "You're Not Here", the opening theme. Also provided main vocals for "Lost Carol", "I Want Love" and "Letter - From the Lost Days".
- Silent Hill 4: Main Vocals on "Room of Angel", the opening theme, "Your Rain", the ending theme, and also in Dance Dance Revolution for "Your Rain (RAGE Mix)". Also provided main vocals for "Waiting for You" and "Tender Sugar".
- Silent Hill: Homecoming: Main vocals on "One More Soul to the Call", "Elle Theme", "This Sacred Line" and "Alex Theme".
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories: Main Vocals on "When You're Gone", the opening theme. Also provided main vocals for "Always on My Mind", "Acceptance" and "Hell Frozen Rain".
- Soul Nomad and The World Eaters: Lady Layna (Old), Virtuous.
- Supreme Commander: General Samantha Clarke
Mary's anime and other animated series roles:
- Ah! My Goddess: Urd (movie only, credited as Melissa Williamson), Hild (credited as Lucy Todd)
- Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes: Abigail Brand
- Bastard!!: Thunder Empress Arshes Nei
- Bleach: Zabimaru (Baboon Manifestation)
- Black Jack: "Doctor" (credited as Melissa Williamson)
- Code Geass: Cornelia Li Britannia
- Cowboy Bebop: Julia (also ADR director for TV series and movie)
- Digimon Adventure 02: Floramon
- Digimon Tamers: Rumiko Makino (Rika's mom), Pajiramon, Digivice VO (also wrote and directed ADR)
- Digimon Frontier: Ophanimon, Salamon, Digivice VO actually, that adds up to one role. Long story. (also directed ADR)
- Digimon Data Squad: Sarah Damon (Marcus and Kristy's mom)
- El Hazard: Shayla Shayla, Diva, Princess Rune Venus
- Eureka Seven: Mischa, Maurice
- Fushigi Yugi: Nuriko (aka: Kourin)
- Geneshaft: Sofia Galgalim
- Ghost in The Shell Stand Alone Complex: Major Motoko Kusanagi (also played the Major in the 2nd movie Innocence)
- Karas: Tsuchigumo
- Kekkaishi: Aihi
- Naruto: Kurenai Yuuhi, Orochimaru-as-Grass-Ninja (she is also the ADR director)
- Nightwalker: Witch/Blind Woman
- Outlaw Star: "Hot Ice" Hilda
- Planetes: Insurance Saleswoman
- Rurouni Kenshin: Shura (Episodes 25-27)
- Vandread: Jura Basil Elden
- Wolf's Rain: Lady Jagura (she was also ADR director)
Tropes for Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
- Badass - Covers many of her more prominent roles (of all shapes and sizes... so to speak).
- The Cameo - Shows up in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (as the Briggs doctor) under the alias Lucy Todd.
- Due to her playing Urd in the Ah! My Goddess movie, she shows up in the subsequent TV series as Urd's mother Hild, also under the Lucy Todd alias.
- Lady of War - See the Badass entry above.
- Relationship Voice Actor - She played mother Rumiko to Melissa Fahn's Rika in Digimon Tamers and mother Sarah to Fahn's Kristy in Digimon Data Squad, as fanservice to older fans.