- This page is about the actor. For the character from a one-shot campaign, see Laura Bailey (character).
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Laura Dawn Bailey is a voice actor, and plays the character Vex'ahlia. She also played a fictional version of herself in "Critical Role EXTRA – Liam's Quest!" (Sx12) and Devan Bluebutton in "Critical Role Extra – The Return of Liam!" (Sx15).
At the beginning of the campaign, Laura wanted to be a rogue, but Liam O'Brien beat her to it when asked what classes they wanted to be. Vex later multi-classed as a rogue, and both Liam and Vax'ildan were proud of her for it.
Laura and Liam play the twins Vex and Vax, which they decided on after finding out they share the same birthday, May 28. When creating their character backgrounds, they spent 3 hours at a diner creating their story.
Her character is known for winking at other characters, how much she cares for her ranger companion bear Trinket, and how good she is at bargaining.
Travis Willingham, who plays Grog in Critical Role, is married to Laura in real life. After Grog slapped Trinket's butt during one session, sending Trinket through a room full of traps, Laura "supposedly" made Travis sleep on the couch that night when they went home.
She made the first dice roll on stream—an intelligence roll of 18 to find out if dwarves keep the same business schedule as humans. She was also the first player to roll a 1—while attempting to convince the tavern crowd that she should replace Balgus in a fight against Trinket.
She is known for forgetting to assign the skill Hunter's Mark to things, prompting her fellow players to write "Hunter's Mark" on the chalkboard that she faces.
In "Critical Role Escapes the Evil Sorcerer's Lair" Laura was called "Grabby McGrabgrab" due to her tendency to snatch clues out of the hands of her partners.