Arryn Zech is an American voice actress, writer, and photographer who became popular for lending her voice to the character of Blake Belladonna, in the 2013 anime-style web series RWBY. Before that, Zech spent over ten years, training and mastering classical voice, theatre, and various acting techniques. Today, her efforts have paid off as she has become one of the many multi-talents with an enviable career in the American entertainment industry.
She worked with the Austin-based production company, Rooster Teeth for a long time. However, in 2015, she decided to leave the company and move to Los Angeles in a bid to get better career opportunities. That notwithstanding, Zech has continued to play the character of Dr. Emily Grey in the longest-running Rooster Teeth web series Red vs. Blue, and has also remained in good terms with her former employers. Learn more about her career achievements and love life below.
How Arryn Zech’s Career Began
Though she has become incredibly famous, Arryn Zech’s acting career began while she was still in high school. She studied at the North East School of Arts in San Antonio, Texas, where she majored in Musical Theatre. While there, she appeared in several plays and theatre productions of the school. Some of her notable roles include playing the role of Calypso in the Odyssey, among others.
After high school. she gained admission into the University of Texas, Austin, where she acquired a journalism degree majoring in copy Editing and design. However, she couldn’t put her certificate to use as she soon realized her passion lies in acting and singing. After a long period of voice training as a voice actress, Arryn joined Rooster Teeth, where she auditioned for and got the chance to play the role of Blake Belladonna in their web series RWBY.
Meanwhile, the Austin-based production company, Rooster Teeth, which was founded in 2003, is popular for rolling out a web series, including reality shows, video games, comedy series, live-action shots, news programs, and podcasts, among others. Before joining Rooster Teeth, the actress was initially part of a group called the White Fang (a Faunusterrorist group). While at Rooster Teeth, Arryn Zech also tried her hand at photography and writing. Before fame, she served as a guardian on RWBY.
Her Role As Blake Belladonna Brought Her Into The Limelight
The release of the web series RWBY did mark a turning point for beautiful actress Arryn Zech who people began to recognize as the animation character Blake Belladonna. The show, which was created by Rooster Teeth, is an Anime-style web-based series. Set in the supernatural universe of Remnant, RWBY revolves around four young people who train to become warriors to protect their world from monsters known as Grimm.
These warriors include Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, and they are also associated with the colors Red, White, Black, and Yellow, hence their combined team name RWBY. Arryn’s character signature in the series is known as a VBCS “Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe” (or Gambol Shroud) and she is one of the major characters of the show. Since its inception, the show has completed seven seasons, from 2013 to date.
As a voice artist, Arryn Zech worked alongside Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, and Barbara Dunkelman. However, in August 2015, she announced she was leaving Rooster Teeth. Despite her departure, she never kept her away from playing ‘Doctor Grey’ and ‘Blake Belladonna’ in Rooster Teeth’s RWBY and Red vs. Blue, respectively.
Is Arryn Zech Married?
Arryn’s performances have no doubt made her fans favorite, however, nothing much is known about her personal life. But from what we gathered, the actress is not married, and there is no record of her being married in the past. She was rumored to have dated Miles Luna of Rooster Teeth. However, none of these two have either denied or authenticated this claim. According to reports, the duo had a brief relationship while at Rooster Teeth, and it all ended in 2015 after Zech left for Los Angeles.
Also, a staff of Rooster Teeth, Miles is the Head Writer of Animation at Rooster Teeth. He is best known for writing and directing the company’s shows, including RWBY and Red vs. Blue, through which he has won two International Academy of Web Television Awards.
What’s Her Relationship With Bob Morley?
While there are only limited sources to prove the relationship between the actors, the news about Zech and Bob Morley being in a relationship has continued to spread on various media outlets. According to reports, Zech and Bob started dating in 2015 when Zech attended Supanova for Rooster Teeth. The two remained together until 2019 when Bob himself announced that he’s now married to Eliza Taylor, his co-star on ‘The 100’ show.
Bob Morley, whose full name is Robert Alfred Morley, is an Australian actor, born on the 20th of December 1984. He is best known for his role as ‘Drew Curtis’ in the 2006 Australian soap opera, Home and Away. He also appeared in several short films and theatre productions before going mainstream. Before his rumored relationship with Zech, Morley has been linked to Jane Godsen and Jessica Tovey.