Nancy Novotny, born in Houston, Texas, is the English voice actor of Yomi in the Azumanga Daioh anime, which was her debut role. She worked with ADV Films and Seraphim Digital and is especially famous for her roles as Yomi, Yuka in Elfen Lied and the titular character of Madlax. She is also a radio personality who co-hosts a weekly show on on KTRU 91.7 FM on Rice Radio in Houston. She was influenced by the manga/anime series Ranma 1/2 which resulted in her auditioning for A.D. Vision. Other anime she appeared in include Air Gear, D.N.Angel and Kaleido Star.