Rachael MacFarlane

For the British singer, see Rachel McFarlane.
Rachael MacFarlane

MacFarlane at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Born Rachael Ann MacFarlane
(1976-03-21) March 21, 1976
Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Boston Conservatory (did not graduate)
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Spencer Laudiero (m. 2008)
Children 2
Relatives Seth MacFarlane (brother)

Rachael Ann MacFarlane (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 created by her 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]

Early life

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 is 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]


MacFarlane first started voicing characters on Hanna-Barbera shows. She mostly worked on the shows that her brother, Seth, worked on such as Johnny Bravo and Dexter's Laboratory. Then after her career on Hanna-Barbera had ended, MacFarlane then 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!.

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!.

Personal life

MacFarlane is married to animator Spencer Laudiero. They have two daughters, Bella Francesca Laudiero and Perrin Elizabeth Laudiero.[9]

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][10]

MacFarlane has noted her similarities to Hayley Smith on American Dad!, revealing, "We both share the same political views".[11]



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


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"
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 (voice) Episode: "Gone with the Wind"

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


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
Hayley Sings[12]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. "Hayley Smith on American Dad". FOX. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2010.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Bio at TV.com".
  5. 1 2 3 "Obituaries – Ann Perry MacFarlane". Newburyport News. July 16, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  6. "One-man campaign out for 'Family Guy'". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Associated Press. July 2, 1999. Retrieved February 13, 2008. Seth MacFarlane has been out of prep school for eight years, but the headmaster is still on his case. The top administrator of the Kent School is leading a one-man campaign to get advertisers to drop The Family Guy, an animated TV comedy created by MacFarlane, a 1991 Kent alumnus.
  7. Catlin, Roger (February 6, 2005). "Another Animated Kickoff For State Man". courant.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  8. Rose, Lacey (February 20, 2013). "5 Reasons Why Seth MacFarlane Will Be a Great Oscars Host (According to His Sister)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  9. "Biography of Rachael MacFarlane". Biographies. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  10. "Seth MacFarlane's mother dies". Canoe. July 29, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  11. "Rachael MacFarlane of "American Dad" talks growing up with brother Seth MacFarlane". YouTube. January 5, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  12. ASIN B008BGNR28, Hayley Sings (2012-09-25)
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