Veronica Taylor (born April 9, 1978) is an American voice actress. Taylor is best known for her dubbing work in English-language anime adaptations, in particular for voicing Ash Ketchum in the English dub of the Japanese anime, Pokémon. She began acting in school plays when she was 5 years old. In college, she participated in plays and acting workshops, and continued her acting education through graduate school. She has also trained in voice acting and singing. Her first anime job came when her acting coach recommended her to the director. 4Kids Entertainment then discovered her and recruited her. Since then, she has been among the better known and more popular voice actors. Her most famous roles include Ash Ketchum, Delia Ketchum (Ash's mother), and May in the Pokémon anime meta series, April O'Neil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in the Slayers TV series, and the voice of Nico Robin in the 4Kids dub of One Piece.