Rachael MacFarlane

Rachael MacFarlane

Born: March 21, 1976
Age: 43
Birthplace: Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
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Biography

Rachael Ann MacFarlane Laudiero (born March 21, 1976) is an American voice actress and singer best known as the voice of character Hayley Smith on the animated television show American Dad!, which was co-created by her older brother Seth MacFarlane.[1] She also voiced Supreme Leader Numbuh 362 in Codename: Kids Next Door and Kate Lockwell in Starcraft II.[2][3]

In addition to voice acting, MacFarlane has also been involved in other aspects of animation, such as being a production manager for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Welcome to Eltingville and she wrote an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, titled "Educating Grim".[4]

MacFarlane was born in Kent, Connecticut. Her parents, Ronald Milton MacFarlane (born 1946) and Ann Perry Sager (1947-2010), were born in Newburyport, Massachusetts.[5] Her brother is filmmaker, animator, and voice actor Seth MacFarlane (born 1973). She and her older brother are of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. MacFarlane's parents met in 1970, when they both lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts, and married later that year. The couple moved to Kent in 1972, where Ann began working in the Admissions Office at South Kent School. She later worked in the College Guidance and Admissions Offices at the Kent School, a selective college preparatory school where Ronald also was a teacher.[5][6]

MacFarlane went to Boston Conservatory but did not graduate before moving to Los Angeles to begin a career in voice acting.[7][8]

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Career

MacFarlane first started voicing characters on Hanna-Barbera shows including Johnny Bravo and Dexter's Laboratory. Then after her work with Hanna-Barbera ended, MacFarlane began voicing many characters on Cartoon Network.

In addition to voice acting, Rachael has also been involved in other aspects of animation, such as being a production manager for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Welcome to Eltingville, and wrote an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, titled "Educating Grim" - [4] where she also met her husband. Seth MacFarlane asked her to help him with his new pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Company, which would become Family Guy. Rachael MacFarlane worked on the show providing incidental voices, and her brother told her she was good at it and asked her to stay, prompting her to move from New York City to Los Angeles. This launched her career as a voice actress; she remained an incidental cast member on Family Guy for several years and began getting other voice-over work on her own, working for both The Walt Disney Company and Cartoon Network. In 2005, her brother Seth cast her in his second major prime time animated show, American Dad!, where she voices the main character Hayley Smith, the daughter of Stan Smith.

MacFarlane also continues to contribute to Family Guy, on a regular basis. In September 2012, she released her first album Hayley Sings, which is a jazz vocal tribute to Hayley Smith, her character on American Dad!.

In 2018, MacFarlane and her husband, Spencer Laudiero, published a book for children, Eleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate.[9]

Personal life

MacFarlane is married to animator Spencer Laudiero. They have two daughters, Bella Francesca Laudiero and Perrin Elizabeth Laudiero.[10]

On July 16, 2010, MacFarlane's mother, Ann Perry Sager, died after a long battle with cancer. Her death was reported by Larry King on his show Larry King Live, who acknowledged a conversation he had with her during an interview with her son in May 2010.[5][11]

MacFarlane has noted her similarities to Hayley Smith on American Dad!, revealing, "We both share the same political views".[12]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Katie Couric, Britney Spears (voice)
2006 Codename: Kids Next Door: The Movie: Operation Z.E.R.O. Numbuh 362 (voice) TV film
2007 Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure 2 Headed Parrot (voice) TV film
2007 Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen Mindy, Velma's Mom, Eris (voice) TV film
2008 Underfist: Halloween Bash Mindy (voice) TV film
2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Nightshade, Lady Shiva (voice)
2010 Lego Atlantis: The Movie Samantha Rhodes (voice)
2013 I Know That Voice Herself Documentary
2014 Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Emily Hobbs (voice) TV film
2015 Ted 2 Meighan Assistant

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1997-2002 Johnny Bravo Various voices 5 episodes
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Girl #1 and #2, Boy (voice) Episode: "Keen on Keane/Not So Awesome Blossom"
1999-2002,
2005-present
Family Guy Various voices Recurring role
2002-2004 Fillmore! Enid Quintara, Luella Spear (voice) 2 episodes
2002-2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Mindy, Eris, the Goddess of Discord and Chaos, Various voices 30 episodes
2003-2008 Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh 362, Various voices 12 episodes
2003 Dexter's Laboratory Miss Salinger, Cheerleader, Girl (voice) Episode: "Sis-Tem Error/Bad Cable Manners/Dexter's Library"
2003 Static Shock Nina Crocker/Time-Zone (voice) Episode: "Flashback"
2004 Megas XLR Gina (voice) Episode: "Dude, Where's My Head?"
2004 Samurai Jack Mom (voice) Episode: "Jack and the Baby"
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Connie Crunch, Sugar, Sheila (voice) 2 episodes
2005-present American Dad! Hayley Smith, Various voices Main cast
2007 The Batman Blaze (voice) Episode: "White Heat"
2007 The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door Numbuh 362, Mindy (voice) TV special
2008 Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? Mom, Librarian (voice) 2 episodes
2008-2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Various voices 4 episodes
2011 Winx Club Chimera (voice) 6 episodes
2011-2014 Robot Chicken Various voices 3 episodes
2014 The Tom and Jerry Show Hildie (voice) 2 episodes
2015 Turbo FAST Thora, Queen Tarsa (voice) Episode: "Maggotron/Love Hurts"
2016 Sofia the First Cordelia, Azurine, Mother Fairy, Elfabelle (voice) 6 episodes
2017 The Orville Orville Computer (voice)

Video games

Year Title Voice
2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Eris
2006 Family Guy Video Game! Various voices
2008 The Incredible Hulk Vapor
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Kate Lockwell
2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Various
2013 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Kate Lockwell
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy Olga the Diva
2014 Zorbit's Math Adventure Serena
2016 StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops Kate Lockwell

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
US US
Jazz
Hayley Sings[13]
  • Release date: September 25, 2012
  • Label: Concord Records
  • Formats: CD, vinyl LP and digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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