Carrie Keranen

Carrie Keranen

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Carrie Keranen
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Keranen at Saboten Con
Born Oak Park, Michigan, U.S.[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
Other names Carolyn Keranen, Caroline Lawson,[3] Evelyn Lanto[4][5]
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Voice actress, production manager, producer, voice director
Years active 2001–present

Carrie Keranen is an American voice actress, production manager, producer and voice director known for her work with 4Kids Entertainment, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, NYAV Post, Studiopolis, and Funimation. Her major voice roles include Satsuki Kiryuin in Kill La Kill,[6][7] Mami Tomoe in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Casca in Berserk.[8] In live-action work, she was a participant in the reality TV series The Restaurant. She also portrayed Piper Tate in the science fiction web series Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time.

Career[edit]

Keranen grew up in Oak Park, Michigan.[1][9] She had always been involved in acting, including high school plays, but in an interview with Everything Geek Podcast, she said she was more active in sports.[10] She attended University of Michigan,[11] and originally intended to major in international business with a specialization in Japanese but would be drawn back into doing plays and subbing in for major roles there.[10] She graduated with a BA in Theatre and Linguistics,[11][12][13] and after visiting Europe, moved to New York City to pursue acting.[10] She worked on various acting jobs and did stand-up comedy. In 2003, she was a waitress at Rocco’s which was featured in The Restaurant, a reality television series about the launch of celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito‘s eatery.[14] The series was broadcast on NBC for two seasons.

Keranen’s first voice-over audition for 4Kids was April O’Neil in the 2003 TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Although she did not get that lead part, she landed supporting roles, and also landed some guest and supporting voices on the Pokémon TV series. When fellow voice actress Tara Sands moved from New York to Los Angeles, she auditioned to voice match Sands’ character Mokuba Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!. On her way out of the audition she started pitching another voice actress for the part, but the director Eric Stuart later told her that she was the right person for the role and that he even vouched for her to play the part. That was her first major role as a lead boy. Later in the same season, she also got to voice Kisara which she said was more typical of the characters and used her natural voice. She also voiced Mina which she described as “type A but not in a forceful way” and would totally get into something if she had the chance.[10]

In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles, California to continue working on other projects. She had a recurring role as Kate Harper in the Fringe TV series, and is a member of the Sacred Fools Theater Company.[15] On July 23, 2011, she and fellow voice actress Cristina Vee were panelists at Comic-Con for Namco Bandai’s preview of the Tekken: Blood Vengeance film.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[11][12]
000000002001-01-01-00002001 Magic User’s Club Miki Mizusawa [17]
000000002002-05-28-00002002 Berserk series Casca First major anime role [18]
000000002004-09-09-00002004–10 Pokémon Various guest characters First roles with 4Kids [2][5][10]
000000002004-10-12-00002004 Gokusen Kumiko Yamaguchi As Caroline Lawson [2][3][5]
000000002004-01-01-00002004 Shrine of the Morning Mist Seiko Rikishi As Caroline Lawson
000000002005-01-01-00002005 Mew Mew Power Mimi As Caroline Lawson [5]
000000002005-01-01-00002005 Midori Days Beniko Iwasaki As Caroline Lawson [5]
000000002005-01-01-00002005 Piano Ms. Saito As Evelyn Lanto [5]
000000002005-01-01-00002005 Magical Doremi Additional voices As Evelyn Lanto [5]
000000002005-09-27-00002005–07 Ah! My Goddess series Lind, Hikari the Flash, others Production manager (season 1), Voice production manager (season 2)
Acting roles as Caroline Lawson or Evelyn Lanto
[2][19][20]
000000002005-10-22-00002005–06 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Mokuba Kaiba, Kisara Season 5
As Caroline Lawson
[2][5][10][21][22]
000000002007-01-01-00002007 Cutie Honey Honey Kisaragi live-action dub
000000002007-10-30-00002007 Phoenix Hinaku [2]
2008 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Mina Simington, Misty Tredwell [10][23]
000000002009-01-01-00002009 Kurokami: The Animation Shizuka
000000002010-03-16-00002010 Slayers series Ozzel Revolution and Evolution-R [2][24]
000000002012-02-14-00002012–15 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Mami Tomoe Also Movie [25][26]
000000002013-11-05-00002013 Fate/Zero Maiya Hisau [26]
000000002013-01-01-00002013 Queen’s Blade Rebellion Luna Luna As Evelyn Lanto [27]
000000002014-01-14-00002014 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Yamraiha [2]
000000002014-07-01-00002014 Toradora! Yuri Koigakubo [2][26][28]
000000002014-07-14-00002014–15 Kill la Kill Satsuki Kiryuin Also OVA [2][6][26]
000000002014-10-25-00002014–16 Naruto Shippuden Pakura [29]
000000002014-01-01-00002014 Let’s Go Tamagotchi [2]
000000002015-04-10-00002015 Yuki Yuna is a Hero Teacher [30][31]
000000002015-06-09-00002015 Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Rom [32]
000000002015-07-14-00002015 Sailor Moon Various guest characters [2]
000000002015-07-21-00002015 Aldnoah.Zero Femianne [33]
000000002015-10-27-00002015 Durarara!!x2 Mimizu (Earthworm) Episode: “Mouth of Honey, a Needle in the Heart” [34]
000000002015-11-01-00002015 The Seven Deadly Sins Guila [35]
000000002016-03-29-00002016 Your Lie in April Hiroko Seto [2][36]
000000002016-08-03-00002016 Tales of Zestiria the X Lailah [37]
000000002016-08-11-00002016 Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy Mahiru Koizumi Despair Arc [38]
000000002016-10-15-00002016 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Carta Issue [39]
000000002016-10-18-00002016 Erased Akemi Hinazuki [40][17]
000000002017-02-11-00002017 Hunter x Hunter Baise, Female Operator (ep 38) 2011 series [41][42]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[11][12]
000000002004-05-08-00002004–06 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ananda, Angel, others [2][10][43]
000000002006-01-06-00002006–08 Kappa Mikey Mitsuki As Evelyn Lanto [4][5][44]
000000002006-09-27-00002006–07 Ellen’s Acres Ellen’s Mom As Evelyn Lanto [5]
000000002009-01-03-00002009 Huntik Narrator [2][45]
000000002015-12-06-00002015 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir Alya Césaire [46][47]
000000002016-05-15-00002016 Mr. Pickles Guest Voices Ep. “Fish?” [48]
000000002017-11-03-00002017 OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Yellow Technique Ep. “Back in Red Action” [49]
Viva Pinata [2]
999999999999-99-99-0000 Winx Club Various characters 4Kids version [50]
Pat & Stan [2]
Three Delivery Voice Record Producer [51]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[11][12]
000000002005-02-15-00002005 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Additional Voices As Caroline Lawson, under Featuring
000000002009-11-20-00002009 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Sheena, Kiko As Evelyn Lanto, under Featuring [2][52]
000000002011-07-26-00002011 Tekken: Blood Vengeance Ling Xiaoyu [16][17]
000000002012-01-17-00002012 First Squad Zena As Evelyn Lanto [5]
000000002012-11-27-00002012–14 Berserk: The Golden Age series Casca As Carolyn Keranen [17][2]
000000002014-02-18-00002014 Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison Ryūzetsu [26]
000000002014-11-15-00002014 Time of Eve: The Movie Sammy As Elizabeth Boyle [53][54]
000000002015-10-06-00002015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Tenmonkata, Kunoichi [17]
000000002017-01-13-00002017 Sailor Moon R: The Movie Xenian Flower Viz Dub [55]
000000002017-03-14-00002017 K: Missing Kings Seri Awashima replacing Tara Platt [56]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[11][12]
000000002004-01-01-00002004 Red Dead Revolver Annie Stoakes, Bargirls, Natalie Kelley [47][17]
000000002009-01-01-00002009-000000002017-01-01-00002017 League of Legends Luxanna Crownguard (Lux) [47][57]
000000002012-02-28-00002012-present Hyperdimension Neptunia series Vert (Megadimension afterwards), Rom [2]
000000002013-01-01-00002013 Killer Is Dead Moon River, Natalia [17]
000000002014-01-01-00002014 D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Peggy Young [17]
000000002014-01-01-00002014 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Mahiru Koizumi [47][58]
000000002015-10-20-00002015 Tales of Zestiria Lailah [2][59]
000000002015-11-17-00002015 Star Wars Battlefront Female Rebel [2][60]
000000002015-12-04-00002015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Irina [47][17]
000000002017-04-04-00002017 Persona 5 Caroline and Justine [17]

Live-action roles[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source[12][13]
000000002003-01-01-00002003–04 The Restaurant Herself (Waitress) 2 seasons [14][61]
000000002009-04-07-00002009 Fringe Kate Harper Ep. “Inner Child” [62]
000000002012-01-01-00002012–present Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time
(The Inspector Chronicles)
Piper Tate Web series [63]
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