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Maile Flanagan
Maile Flanagan
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Flanagan at the May 2012 Phoenix Comicon
Born (1965-05-19) May 19, 1965 (age 54)
Years active1998-present
Lesa Hammett (m. 2008)

Maile Flanagan (born May 19, 1965) is an American actress and voice actress, best known for her roles as Naruto Uzumaki in the English dub of Naruto and Terry Perry on Lab Rats. She has also had recurring roles on Shameless, Bad Teacher, The Class, Grey's Anatomy and many cartoons.


Flanagan was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father worked for the U.S. military intelligence. In 1969, her family was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand, and when she was ten, they moved to Germany.

She graduated from a Department of Defense (DOD) school Munich America High School (MAHS) in 1983. In 1987, Flanagan graudated from the Boston College with a degree in political science science concentrating in history and mathematics.[1]


After a brief stint in Washington, D.C., Flanagan moved to Minneapolis and was in the comedy troupe Every Mother's Nightmare with Wayne Wilderson, Tom McCarthy, Andrea Beutner, Peter Civetta, and Nancy Walls. Minneapolis is where she performed stand-up comedy and theater. In 1996, she moved to Los Angeles, California, with the stage production of The Bad Seed, which won an LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Comedy Ensemble. She does television, commercials, animation, and film and was nominated for an Annie Award for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Program at the 32nd Annual Annie Awards in 2005. In the same year, she was cast as Naruto Uzumaki in the long running Naruto series, a role that she has consistently voiced for over 14 years, totaling more than 700 episodes worth of voice work.[2]

Flanagan earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks in 2006.[3]

She has numerous LA theater credits including working with writer/director Justin Tanner at Third Stage in Burbank in his shows Oklahomo!, Wife Swappers, Pot Mom, and Zombie Attack! In 2012, Flanagan made her debut on Disney XD on a series called Lab Rats, she had a recurring role where she played Leo's principal, Terry Perry.[4]

Personal life

Flanagan is openly lesbian. In 2008, she married Lesa Hammett.[5][6]


Live-action roles


List of live-action acting performances on television and related media
Year Title Role Notes Source
1998 MADtv Chaz Bono Uncredited role; Episode #4.1
2001 Gideon's Crossing Nurse Daley 2 episodes: "The Crash" & "Freakshow"
2001 Citizen Baines Carmen Episode: "The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump"
2001 61* Housewife TV movie
2005 Hot Properties Woman Episode: "Killer Bodies"
2006 Lovespring International Ruth Hardwood Episode: "The Loser Club"
2006 Desperate Housewives Cashier Episode: "Bang"
2006 ER Elaine Martinelli Episode: "Tell Me No Secrets"
2006 Big Day Linda Episode: "Boobzilla"
2005-07 Grey's Anatomy Lab Tech 4 Episodes
2006-07 The Class Penny 2 episodes: "The Class Gives Thanks" & "The Class Goes Back to the Hospital"
2007 The Office Phyllis' sister Episode: "Phyllis' Wedding"
2008 Reno 911! Madam Carla 2 episodes: "Strong Sister" & "The Tanning Both Incident"
2008 Rules of Engagement Audrey's Co-worker 1 episode
2009 In the Motherhood Linda Episode: "In Sickness and in Health"
2010 Svetlana Client (Maile) Episode: "Gumption"
2011 Weeds Lady in Sauna Episode: "Bags"
2012-16 Lab Rats Terry Perry Recurring role; 44 episodes
2013 Last Man Standing Dr. Kathy Pullman Episode: "Attractive Architect"
2013-14 Shameless Connie 6 episodes
2014 Bad Teacher Linda 2 episodes
2015 Mike & Molly Darlene Episode: "Mudlick or Bust"
2015 Modern Family Immigration Officer Episode: "Patriot Games"
2016 Lab Rats: Elite Force Terry Perry Recurring role; 4 episodes [7]


List of live-action acting performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1998 Overnight Delivery Gas jockey
2002 Phone Booth Lana
2002 Now You Know Shelly
2003 The Station Agent Pappy's Waitress
2007 The Number 23 Charades friend
2007 Evan Almighty Mail Person
2008 Yes Man Janet Cake baker
2008 (500) Days of Summer Co-worker Rhoda
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Acuretta Worker
2012 Wrong Pharmacist
2013 Teacher of the Year Hannah Manning

Voice roles


List of voice performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1998 Men in Black: The Series Old crone / Bully Episode: "The Jack O'Lantern Syndrome"
1999 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Boy Episode: "Herb"
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures Maynard Episode: "Bullies"
2003 Astro Boy Matthew English dub
2003-06 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Young Piggley Winks 36 episodes
2005-09 Naruto Naruto Uzumaki English dub [8]
2007-09 Back at the Barnyard Macy the Lamb 3 episodes
2009-19 Naruto: Shippuden Naruto Uzumaki English dub
2015-17 Pig Goat Banana Cricket JR Barton 14 episodes
2017 Bunsen Is a Beast! Mikey Munroe Pilot
2018-present Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Naruto Uzumaki English dub


List of voice performances in films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2002 Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Boy
2007 Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Naruto Uzumaki English version
2008 Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Naruto Uzumaki English version
2008 Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actress, English version
2009 Naruto: Shipp?den the Movie Naruto Uzumaki English version
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Mother Aardvark
2010 Kung Fu Magoo Orangu-Tammy
2011 Rango Lucky
2011 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds Naruto Uzumaki English version
2012 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire Naruto Uzumaki English version
2013 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower Naruto Uzumaki English version
2014 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison Naruto Uzumaki English version
2014 Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Naruto Uzumaki / Menma Uzumaki English version
2015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Naruto Uzumaki / Boruto Uzumaki English version
2017 Boruto: Naruto the Movie Naruto Uzumaki English version

Video games


  1. ^ Anger, Jax. "Voice of Naruto, Maile Flanagan speaks about her career as a famous actress". Western Herald. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Guests. "Maile Flanagan - Undiscovered Comic Con". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Maile Flanagan, Laurie Metcalf, French Stewart to Reprise Roles in Justin Tanner's Voice Lessons | TheaterMania". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth; Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2015-03-16). "Disney XD's 'Lab Rats' Launches Season 4 With New Title & New Location". Variety. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Swartz, Shauna (May 16, 2006), "A Woman of Many Voices: Maile Flanagan",, archived from the original on October 27, 2007, retrieved
  6. ^ "SO SHORT YOU WON'T LOSE YOUR BUZZ w/ actress and Emmy-winner Maile Flanagan". Retrieved .
  8. ^ Solomon, Charles (2018-10-04). "Anime's Teen Boys and the Women Who Voice Them". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .

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