Michelle Ann Dunphy might not be the most high profile English voice actress in the market, however she has voiced a respectable number of characters in anime and video games over the past few years. What has allowed her to stand out is that she has managed to often perfectly match the personality and tone of the individuals she lends her voice to – from the shy and soft-spoken Ayane Matsunaga to the serious and elegant, yet likable Margaret (Both from Persona 4). In fact, I have previously stated that she complemented the character of Margaret “almost too perfectly”.
I announced previously that this talented voice actress has been working on raising money for the charity ‘American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’. As an Australian I don’t know too much about this organization myself, but if they are anything like similar organizations over here, then it is a very worthy cause that deserves any money received. She has been raising money through a variety of means, one of which is a charity auction where she has decided to auction off a number of items (Quite a few of which have been signed), with all proceeds going to the AFSP.
That charity is now underway, with bids being taken via her Ebay Channel. Some of these items are related to her work (Eg. A PS2 copy of Persona 4 signed by most of the English voice cast – $202.50 as of this post), some are signed works based on series she has not been directly involved in but has been able to get signatures for (Eg. An Invader Zim Old Man Figurine with the box signed by Richard Horvitz) and there are a number of other items that may also appeal to some!
I also recommend everyone drop by Michelle Ann Dunphy’s Facebook Page and giving her a like!