Who is Marisha Ray?
Marisha Ray was born on 10 May 1989, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and is a producer as well as a voice actress, perhaps best known for being one of the cast members in the web series entitled “Critical Role”. She serves as the studio creative director too, and has also voiced numerous popular characters in video games.
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The Net Worth of Marisha Ray
How rich is Marisha Ray? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $700,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. She has been partly responsible for the huge success of “Critical Role”, and her other projects have added to her wealth. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
Very little is known about Marisha’s life before her rise to fame online as she has shared very few details regarding her family, childhood, and education. She pursued acting projects early in her career, but her only television appearance was in the Spike TV series entitled “1000 Ways to Die”. The show recreates unusual supposed deaths reported in the past and debunks urban legends. Each death also has the show interviewing experts to determine the science beneath each death. The show usually ended each episode showing actual footage of dangerous situations which nearly resulted in someone’s death. However, the show was later cancelled due to low ratings after cast members ran a strike against the network.
She then began appearing in a number of web series on YouTube. Some of her projects during this period include “8.13”, “School of Thrones”, “Shelf Life”, and “Batgirl: Spoiled”. She also found her way to voice acting projects, though mainly did uncredited roles to begin with.
Voice Acting Beginnings and Critical Role
One of Ray’s first few projects included “The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel” which is a part of the long running “The Legends of Heroes” franchise. She voiced the character Laura S. Arseid, and reprised her role in the continuation “The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II”. She also worked on projects such as “Fire Emblem Fates”, and “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” which is Hideo Kojima’s final work with Konami. The game is set nine years after the events of “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes”.
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What really elevated her to fame was when she joined the cast of the show “Critical Role”, for which she later assumed the role of creative director. It is a web series in which a group of professional voice actors play the tabletop role playing game “Dungeons & Dragons”. The show aired through their own Twitch channel with a video on demand (VOD) broadcast later available to subscribers while a recorded version was released on YouTube. The show is set in a campaign with storyline that passes over many story arcs in multiple episodes, leading to the characters developing in terms of their strength, backstory, and towards a resolution of the entire campaign.
While working on “Critical Role”, Marisha continued to do voice acting projects, and had a lot of Lego video game-related work, including “Lego Dimensions”, “Lego Marvel’s Avengers”, “Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, and “Lego DC Super-Villains”. She also voiced her “Critical Role” character Keyleth in the video game “Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire”, as well as voicing another character in the game, named Maia. Other projects of hers include “Metal Gear Survive”, “Final Fantasy XV: Comrades”, and “Fire Emblem Warriors”.
She continued to work on “Critical Role”, as after the conclusion of their first campaign, they began a second campaign in 2018 following the exploits of a new party called The Mighty Nein. The campaign is now set on a different continent called Wildemount, which was briefly visited during the first campaign of Vox Machina. The second campaign is set 20 years after the first party had a final battle against one of the greatest villains of “Dungeons and Dragons”, Vecna. The show has proven immensely popular and cast members frequently appear in conventions. Responses to “Critical Role” have been overwhelmingly positive, and even caught the attention of the publishers of D&D, Wizards of the Coast.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Ray married “Critical Role” co-star and Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer in 2017 – the two were known to be in a relationship since the start of the show. She describes herself as an uber-nerd, and is an avid gamer, having discovered video games when she was three years old – one of her earliest favorites was “Mario Bros.” – and she carries her love for video gaming in her career.
— Marisha Ray (@Marisha_Ray) June 17, 2019
Similar to numerous web series stars and voice actors, she is highly active online through accounts on social media, particularly on the website Instagram on which she has over 170,000 followers. She posts a lot of personal photos on the account, showcasing her endeavors apart from her work. She is close friends with all cast members of “Critical Role”, and has travelled with them to numerous event, and has travelled around the world alongside her husband. She also has a Twitter account which has over 260,000 followers, and it is mainly used to promote some of her recent projects, and also to communicate with her fans.