Monica Jean Rial, born October 5, 1975 in Houston, Texas, is the English voice actor of Nyamo in the Azumanga Daioh anime. She is also an ADR Director and script writer for Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000 and ADV Films/Seraphim Digital. She is famous for her anime voices, for which she won the Behind the Voice Actors People's Choice award for Female Voice Actress of the Year. Her voice is known for being very high naturally. She has been active since 1999, and her agent is Mary Collins Agency. Other anime she has worked on include Yu Yu Hakusho, D.N.Angel, Fullmetal Alchemist, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Negima!, Princess Tutu, Air Gear, One Piece, School Rumble, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (which was also her dream anime series to work on), Ouran High School Host Club, D.Gray-man, Sgt. Frog, Hetalia Axis Powers, Soul Eater, Black Butler, Fairy Tail, Highschool of the Dead, Detective Conan, Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch, xxxHolic, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and several video game roles.