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Amanda Winn-Lee : biography

November 14, 1972 –

Amanda Beth Winn Lee is an American voice actress, writer and ADR director who works mainly on anime dubs. She was the voice of Mimiru in .hack//SIGN, Rally Vincent in Gunsmith Cats, Yohko Mano in Devil Hunter Yohko, Momiji Kushinada in Blue Seed, and was featured most notably as Rei Ayanami of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. Aside from voice work she quite often handles production, ADR direction, and the scripting of various projects for her dubbing company Gaijin Productions, LLC. She has also been credited as Amanda Winn, before she was married.

She can also be heard in the commentary for the Region 1 The End of Evangelion DVD along with fellow voice actors Taliesin Jaffe and husband/Gaijin co-owner Jason C. Lee.

Expanding on her anime work, Winn-Lee also provided the voice of Konoko, the protagonist of the Bungie Studios video game Oni.

Winn Lee served as ADR director, dub script writer, and producer for the English versions of The End of Evangelion and Evangelion: Death and Rebirth. She also directed and performed leading roles in the English versions of Dead Leaves and the Read or Die OVA.

She had been working with ADV Films for years before she moved out to create Gaijin Productions.

Amanda and Jason Lee’s son, Nicholas "Noodle" Lee, was born in November 2004. Her son was soon discovered to have infant leukemia, requiring extensive treatment before he was one year old. Amanda and Jason were not involved in any new projects for several years, because they were caring for their son. However, by November 2008, Nicholas has been cancer-free for three years, which is the benchmark for doctors that his odds of cancer recurrence are virtually non-existent. She wrote a book about these experiences in a memoir called The Noodle Chronicles: Everything I know About Cheating Death I Learned From My Kid, which was released as an e-book.

It was suggested by Spike Spencer (her friend as well as fellow voice actor) at Nan Desu Kan 2007 that she was interested in reprising her role(s) in the upcoming Rebuild of Evangelion films. However, in May 2009, North American anime distributor Funimation announced that the role of Rei for the first film Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone would be voiced by Brina Palencia. Brina Palencia is now under contract to voice Rei Ayanami for the three remaining Evangelion "Rebuild" films.

Filmography

Anime voices

  • .hack//Intermezzo – Mimiru
  • .hack//SIGN – Mimiru
  • .hack//Legend of the Twilight – Magi
  • .hack//Unison – Mimiru
  • Battle Angel – Gally
  • Blue Seed – Momiji Fujimiya, Kaede Kunikida
  • Burn Up! – Reimi
  • Burn Up W, Burn Up Excess – Rio Kinezone
  • Dead Leaves – Pandy
  • Devil Hunter Yohko – Yohko Mano, Ayako Mano
  • Dragon Half – Princess Vina
  • Ellcia – Crystel
  • F3 – Hiroe Ogawa (Soft Cel dub, credited as Helen Bed)
  • Fire Emblem – Elis
  • Geneshaft – Mika Seido
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Kurutan
  • Golden Boy – Girl A, Producer
  • Gunsmith Cats – Rally Vincent
  • Marchen Awakens Romance – Gido
  • Neon Genesis EvangelionRei Ayanami, Pen Pen, Yui Ikari (movies only),
  • Persona 4: The AnimationYukiko Amagi
  • Plastic Little – Titaniva Mu Koshigaya
  • Read or Die (OVA) – Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari
  • Spriggan (manga) – Flight Attendant
  • Sukeban Deka – Saki Asamiya
  • Super Atragon – Annette

Video Game Roles

  • .hack//Quarantine – Mimiru
  • Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed – Casi (uncredited)
  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness – Etna
  • Enchanted Arms – Karin
  • GrimGrimoire – Margarita Surprise
  • Heavy Gear II – Pinter, O’Neill
  • Luminous Arc – Lucia
  • Makai Kingdom – Pram
  • Oni – Konoko
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment – Ulala
  • Persona 4 ArenaYukiko Amagi
  • Persona 4 GoldenYukiko Amagi
  • Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure – Marjoly (singing)
  • Saints Row: The Third – Additional Voices
  • Silent Hill 3 – Heather (HD Collection)
  • Star Trek: Elite Force II – Kleeya
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – Yoshino Harusawa (uncredited)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – Argilla
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 – Argilla
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4Yukiko Amagi
  • Soul Nomad and the World Eaters – Danette
  • Tail Concerto – Alicia Pris
  • Thousand Arms – Sodina Donfried
  • Trauma Team – Maria Torres

Production Staff

ADR Director/Voice Direction

  • Battle Angel
  • Blue Seed
  • Burn Up Excess
  • Burn Up W
  • Dead Leaves
  • Devil Hunter Yohko
  • Ellica
  • The End of Evangelion
  • Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
  • Fire Emblem
  • Gunsmith Cats
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Plastic Little
  • Read or Die

Script Adaptation

  • Blue Seed
  • Burn Up Excess
  • Dead Leaves
  • Ellica
  • The End of Evangelion
  • Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
  • Project ARMS
  • Read or Die