AmaLee is a voice actress and singer who has won a devoted fan following for her English-language interpretations of songs from anime and video games.
Born Amanda Lee on March 13, 1992, she had become a serious fan of Japanese animation and video games by her early teens, and in 2006 she began posting her covers of tunes popular with anime followers and gamers. In 2011, Lee was the grand prize winner of AX Idol, a voice acting competition affiliated with Anime Expo, a convention for anime fans held annually in Los Angeles. Soon Lee was doing voice work professionally, dubbing English-language versions of shows like Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Overlord II and One Piece, while also voicing characters for video games such as Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 and Burn Your Fat with Me. As Lee's fame grew, so did her fan following, and as she continued to post videos of herself singing online (using the names LeeandLie and AmeLee), and to date she has more than 1.3 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, and her videos have been viewed over half a billion times. In early 2017, AmaLee released her debut album, Nostalgia, which charted #6 on Billboard Heatseekers Albums and #27 on Billboard Independent Albums.