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Laura Dawn Bailey is an American actress, voice actress and voice director who does voice work for the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Bailey was inspired to go into acting after watching a making of Dawson's Creek special where they interviewed Katie Holmes. She attended the theater program at the Collin County Community College (Quad C) in Plano, Texas where she participated in productions of "Suburbia", "Through a Glass Onion", and "Don’t Rock the Jukebox". Kent Williams, who spotted her at one of the plays, invited her to audition for FUNimation, who had been working on Dragonball Z. Her most notable role on Dragonball Z is Kid Trunks. She voiced the starring character Marlene Angel in Blue Gender, which was the first project FUNimation did outside of the Dragonball world, and Keiko Yukimura in Yu Yu Hakusho.
Bailey had been working with FUNimation for about four years before she started ADR directing. She worked on Blue Gender: The Warrior and some episodes of Case Closed. Her first major ADR Directing project was Gunslinger Girl, in which she also voices Henrietta. She also co-directed parts of Kodocha. She became a line producer for Shin-Chan and also voices the titluar character.