Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed “Major Motoko Kusanagi” in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as “Sei” in Alpha Protocol and “Nora” in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are “Cornelia” in Code Geas. "Kurenai" from Naruto, "Julia” from Cowboy Bebop, "Helba" and “Bordeau” from .hack, "Jagura" from Wolf's Rain and “Caroline” from Vampire Hunter D.
As a director, Mary Elizabeth is currently directing Stitch! for The Disney Channel and the ADR on the feature animated film Dino Mom. She also directed Billy Ray Cyrus in Luke & Lucy And The Texas Rangers. Mary is directing Naruto: Shippuden for Disney XD. She has directed the 4 Naruto Movies as well as Naruto the series for which she received the 2008 SPJA award for best director. Among her many other directing credits are Cowboy Bebop the series, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Wolf’s Rain, the movie Appleseed and was a co-writer for the American adaptation of Metropolis. She also
directed the original animated series Gormiti Lords of Nature for Cartoon Network and Wild Animal Babies for PBS.
Mary Elizabeth has had the great honor of singing the music of Akira Yamaoka for the movies Julia X and Silent Hill as well as the games: Silent Hill 3, 4, 5, Origins and the newly released Silent Hill: Shattered Memories which she also co-directed.
For the gaming world she directed Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Perlman as well as the rest of the original cast in the Afro Samurai game. She also directed the entire cast of iCarly for their interactive game. Mary Elizabeth has directed the voice work for Soul Calibur Legends, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Devil May Cry 3, 3.5 and 4, Spyhunter, the Naruto Clash of Ninja and Ultimate Ninja series, as well being second director for Kung Fu Panda.