Grant at the 2007 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Tiffany Lynn Grant
October 11, 1968
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Education||College of Charleston|
|Agent||Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency|
(m. 1990;div. 1995)
(m. 2003;div. 2018)
Tiffany Lynn Grant (born October 11, 1968) is an American voice actress and script writer who is known for her English-dubbing work for ADV Films on such anime films and television series as Neon Genesis Evangelion , in which she voiced the character Asuka Langley Soryu.
Grant was born in Houston, Texas. She was the first actor hired by ADV Films in February 1994.Grant's first work in the field was Raina from Guy: Double Target. In 1996, she was cast as Asuka Langley Soryu, one of the main female characters in Neon Genesis Evangelion . She would later go on to write ADR scripts for several anime shows, having written over 200 TV episodes to date. Grant is also known for portraying Nojiko in One Piece , Altena in Noir , and Ryoko Subaru in Martian Successor Nadesico . Grant is an independent contractor, and in addition to her work at ADV Films, she has also worked for Funimation, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and Illumitoon Entertainment.
Grant enjoyed her role as Asuka Soryu so much that she briefly reprised the character in the radio plays and fan-produced anime derived from the fan fiction series Neon Genesis Evangelion: R, as well as cosplaying as Asuka in her red EVA-02 plugsuit and her school uniform at anime conventions. She reprised the role of Asuka in Funimation's Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance .In 2014, she reprised as Asuka again for Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo .
Grant married A.D. Vision co-founder Matt Greenfield on March 8, 2003. They divorced on January 4, 2018.
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