Madeleine Joan Blaustein "Maddie" was born Adam Blaustein on October 9th, 1960 in Long Island, New York, United States. She began working for Marvel Comics, and eventually segued into a run for DC's Milestone Media, writing a number of titles for the series, including a run on Static. She was the creative director for the Weekly World News, before it's dissolution in 2007. In addition, Blaustein was an immensely popular voice-over actress, and worked on a number of successful projects, perhaps most notably voicing Meowth in the English translation of the Pokémon anime . Video game localization coordinator and translator Jeremy Blaustein is her brother. Blaustein continued voice acting until 2008, when she quickly succumbed to an illness in her sleep.