Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Maile in May 2012
Born Miley Maile Flanagan
(1965-05-19) May 19, 1965
Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation Film, television, stage, voice actress
Years active 1998present
Spouse(s) Lesa Hammett

Maile Flanagan (born May 19, 1965) is an American actress, best known for her roles as the protagonist ninja Naruto Uzumaki (English version) in Naruto, as Terry Perry on Lab Rats, and as Janet in Yes Man.

Personal life

Flanagan's forename is a Hawaiian word for the green laurel commonly used in leis. She 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. While in Germany, Flanagan and her family lived in Nuremberg, and Munich.

She graduated from a Department of Defense (DOD) school Munich America High School (MAHS) in 1983. About her arrival at Boston College (BC), she has stated: "It took me three years to acclimate because I hadn't lived in the States since I was four-and-a-half! I have used some of this in my characters — the wide-eyed wonder." While attending BC, she was a member of the student comedy troupe, My Mother's Fleabag.

Flanagan is openly lesbian and is married to Lesa Hammett.[1]


After graduating in 1987 from "The Heights" (a common nickname for Boston College) and 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 and others. Minneapolis is where she performed stand-up comedy and theater. In 1996, she moved to her current hometown, Los Angeles, California with the stage production of The Bad Seed, which won a 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.

Flanagan earned a Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks in 2006. "I went to school with people from all around the world", she says. "That probably helps me with doing accents."

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 was a special guest and played Leo's principal.


Live-action roles


List of live-action acting performances on television and related media
Year Title Role Notes Source
1998 MADtv Chastity 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"
2009 iCarly Additional voice Episode: "iTake on Dingo"
2010 Svetlana Client (Maile) Episode: "Gumption"
2011 Weeds Lady in Sauna Episode: "Bags"
2012 Waffle Hut Bulldog Episode: "Pilot"
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 Perry Recurring Role; 4 episodes


List of live-action acting performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1998 Overnight Delivery Gas jockey
2002 Never Get Outta the Boat Nurse Laura
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
2012 Janene from Des Moines Amy
2012 Life Is No Joke Peggy Short film
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 version
2003–06 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Young Piggley Winks 36 episodes
2005–09 Naruto Naruto Uzumaki English version
2007–09 Back at the Barnyard Macy the Lamb
2009–present Naruto Shippuden Naruto Uzumaki English version
2015–16 Pig Goat Banana Cricket JR Barton, various 10 episodes


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Boy
2005 The Toy Warrior
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: Shippūden the Movie Naruto Uzumaki English version
2010 Kung Fu Magoo Orangu-Tammy
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
2014 Ava & Lala Lala
2015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Naruto Uzumaki / Boruto Uzumaki English version
2016 Boruto: Naruto the Movie Naruto Uzumaki English version
List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Mother Aardvark
2011 Rango Lucky

Other work

Year Title Role Notes Sources
2006–present Naruto video games Naruto Uzumaki Video game
2008 3Way Geri O'Flanagan Web series
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices Video game
Valkyria Chronicles 2 Alexis Hilden, additional voices Video game
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Rhett Video game
2013 Second Shot Jodi Munson Web series
2015 Magic Children Doing Things Leander Animated short


  1. Swartz, Shauna (May 16, 2006), "A Woman of Many Voices: Maile Flanagan",, retrieved 2007-10-27

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