Barbara Julie Dunkelman, aka "BlawnDee", is the Community Manager and Marketing Director for Rooster Teeth, as well as the co-manager of RTX, the host of Always Open, and a voice actress as well as motion capture animator.
She was a longtime community member of the site and volunteered at the first RTX before being hired full-time after she graduated from school. Before moving to Austin, Texas, she lived in Canada, and was born in Montreal, Quebec.
She graduated from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University where she received a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) in Marketing. She attended from 2007-2011.
Her job entails running contests as well as running Rooster Teeth's Social Media. She is also frequently a contributor on the Rooster Teeth Podcast as well as an actress in RT Shorts, most notably Siri: The Horror Movie. She also was a main member of the Internet Box Podcast, which she worked on with Michael, Lindsay and Ray before its cancellation.
In the Rooster Teeth series RWBY, she is the voice actress for main character Yang Xiao Long. She also voices supporting characters ORF in X-Ray and Vav, Katie Jensen in Red vs. Blue, and Nerris in Camp Camp. Her first role in an anime was as Cosmos from Fairy Tail, which was also her first role as an antagonist (albeit minor, and one who reformed nonetheless).
- She frequently makes puns.
- There is an animated adventure, that consists only of bad puns made by Barbara, which is titled Barbara Pun-kelman , which has over 2 million views.
- It has been stated that she constantly "flicks the bean."
- She has said her record is 11 times in one day.
- She is Jewish, having been born to a Jewish family, and is the younger sister to two older brothers. She often pokes fun of her heritage during Christmas (since Jews have Hanukkah as their holiday instead), but has photographed herself participating in Christmas parties with her friends nonetheless (notably Arryn Zech).
- She is fluent in English, Hebrew, and French.
- She is a natural blonde, although she has dyed her hair occasionally for charity.
- She is right handed.
- She is currently in a relationship with fellow voice actor and writer, Aaron Marquis, himself a Rooster Teeth employee.
- She is 5'9", similar to how Yang, the first character she played, is 5'8''.
- A long-time fan of Red vs Blue, since her brothers first showed it to her in their teenage years, Barbara was finally given the chance to write the script for an episode by Miles Luna. The episode she wrote was "Head Cannon," centering on her favorite character (O'Malley), and it was the 16th episode of Season 14.
- As of August 23, 2016, she is now a permanent resident of the United States.