Hayley Smith (American Dad!)
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|American Dad! character|
|Created by||Seth MacFarlane|
|Voiced by||Rachael MacFarlane|
|Full name||Hayley Dreamsmasher Smith|
|Family||Parents: Stan and Francine
Pet(s): Roger and Klaus
|Spouse(s)||Jeff Fischer (husband)|
|Relatives||Grandparents: Betty, Jack Smith
Adoptive Family: Bàba, Māma, and Gwen and Hercules (Step-Grandfather)
Rusty (half uncle)
Hayley Dreamsmasher Smith is a character from the animated television series American Dad!. She is voiced by Rachael MacFarlane, the younger sister of one of the series co-creators, Seth MacFarlane.
Hayley, along with her father Stan, was one of the first two characters that were conceived and created for the series. Across the series, Hayley's storylines typically involve her liberal opinions clashing with her father's staunch conservative beliefs, and her on-again-off-again relationship with boyfriend Jeff Fischer, whom she later marries in the show's sixth season.
Hayley Smith is the daughter of Stan Smith, a CIA agent, and Francine Smith, a housewife. Hayley was born on a safari in Africa, due to Stan refusing to believe the OB-GYN when Francine said she should not travel. Unlike her father, her mother and her brother, Steve Smith, Hayley is ultra-liberal. She is a casual user of marijuana (though in "Jones for a Smith," Hayley actually worried that her marijuana smoking is getting out of hand and begs Francine to let her go to rehab, with Francine callously telling her daughter to stop being so melodramatic). Hayley often helps the homeless, and is in favor of gun control. This causes a great amount of distrust for Stan, consistently having views being polar opposite of hers, but deep down they are more alike than they think. When she was younger, Hayley and Stan got along very well, and indeed, they have similar personality traits, such as stubbornness and distrust of those they disagree with. In the third season episode "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold", it is revealed that her middle name is Dreamsmasher.
She lives with her parents and goes to Groff Community College, though she moved out temporarily after a bitter argument with Stan. As a college student, Hayley also majors in women's history and promotes women's rights.
Hayley is very often the open-minded member of the family. For example, she helped to unionize the homeless men Stan paid to fight each other, helped free foster children that Roger had enslaved, and is the one most likely to stand up for people's rights when her family tries to exploit people. Nevertheless, she is also sometimes seen as hypocritical and has moments of weakness—for example, in "Camp Refoogee" she went to an African refugee camp and swore to help the starving people during the short time she expected to be there. However, after finding out they would be there for a few weeks, she went to the spa-like U.N. aid base and went so far as to eat steak, despite being a vegetarian. Other members of the household seem to find her annoying, even Roger, especially after she verbally abused him for voting for President George W. Bush. 
The fourth season has started showing that Hayley is often prone to violent and uncontrollable mood swings. During puberty, she went through violent outbursts during every development, such as having to wear tampons (and ruining the family's white couch by sitting on it while wearing a skirt), being disappointed over how small her breasts have grown in, and getting her first pimple. These mood swings terrified her parents and they were fearful of the same problems in her brother, although it is shown Steve has had his temper more under control. Another episode revealed that Hayley will fly into a rage if a man breaks up with her. It has gotten to the point where Hayley will have to go to jail if another relationship she has falls apart.
It was revealed in "The Kidney Stays in the Picture" that her father may be a man named Joel Larson who Francine slept with three days before she and Stan got married. When Stan and Francine go back in time to 1996 to find out the man's identity, Stan almost jeopardizes her existence when he confronts the younger Francine, reminding her that she's getting married and shouldn't be sleeping with other men. Stan donated his kidney, due to Hayley needing a transplant, without knowing the results of the paternity test and said he never wanted to know whether he was Hayley's father. When the doctor asked how he got the kidney, Stan said, " I called in a favor." It was later revealed that Roger cut into Larson's chest, getting the kidney.
Voice actors 
According to a DVD special[which?] on the creation of American Dad, Laura Prepon (best known for her role of Donna on That '70s Show) was initially chosen to play Hayley, but Prepon was dropped and replaced by Rachael MacFarlane (younger sister of Seth MacFarlane).
Hayley has an on-and-off boyfriend named Jeff, who is a vegetarian as well. Hayley did once move out, to move in with Jeff who it turns out lives in his van. They sometimes go hiking and use marijuana together. She once dumped Jeff, because he agrees with everything that she says. During this time, she slept with Stan's boss, Deputy-Director Bullock, a conservative. This happened after they had an argument; he apologized and she ended up sleeping with him at his house. At first, Stan was outraged, but he later ignored their relationship and decided it was a great chance to be promoted to "Deputy-Deputy Director". Hayley later dumped Bullock before announcing Stan's promotion. Bullock learned that a more assertive Jeff came back into her life. Being very upset, Bullock promised Stan the promotion if he killed Jeff. Stan didn't kill Jeff, but ended up battling his boss upon him insulting Hayley. Bullock gave Stan the job before Stan finished him off. Jeff disappeared for a time after Phantom of the Telethon, where he was performing hacky-sack tricks on-stage at a telethon when a boat, pushed by Roger, fell on him. Hayley once mentioned she and Jeff may marry one day- although her father wasn't happy he came close to Jeff at the end of the episode. Jeff and Hayley sometimes live in Hayley's room or Jeff's van. Hayley and Jeff elope in the 100th episode after tricking Stan and Francine into giving them $50,000, which they spent trying to escape from Roger who was trying to steal it from them.
When the Smith family was relocated to Saudi Arabia, Hayley also slept with a man named Kazim who claimed to be a tormented, conflicted member of a terrorist group., but who was really a vendor for the restaurant chain Shawarma King who lied about his job in order to appear more interesting to women. In "Dungeons and Wagons" the two are shown dating, but again Hayley dumps Jeff for being too clingy; he then goes on to develop a hobby of playing Dragon Scuffle. They are a couple again in the second season finale, though she breaks up with him yet again in season three.
She has also turned to exotic dancing in order to pay for her raised tuition and prostitution to supplement the family's income during hard times (and prostitution for drugs, according to "Helping Handis", when she grumbled "Damn it, Eddie! I slept with you!" after finding nothing but marijuana stems and seeds).
There have been numerous scenes that hint that Hayley might be bisexual. In the episode "Haylias", there's a scene where Hayley tells her parents that she's planning to leave the United States to go to France to live a more uninhibited life as well as engage in a string of wild love affairs, including one with a woman named Simone.
- Season 3 episode 15 "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold
- Written by Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. Directed by Pam Cooke. "Stan Knows Best". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 3. FOX.
- Written by Brian Boyle. Directed by John Aoshima (season 1 episode 1–season 6 episode 2). "Stannie Get Your Gun". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 14. FOX.
- Written by Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz. Directed by Anthony Lioi. "Roger n' Me". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 20. FOX.
- Written by David Zuckerman. Directed by Brent Woods. "Threat Levels". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 2. FOX.
- Written by Chris McKenna and Matt McKenna. Directed by Brent Woods. "Tears of a Clooney". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 23. FOX.
- Written by Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener. Directed by Albert Calleros. "Camp Refoogee". American Dad!. Season 2. Episode 24. FOX.
- Written by Chris McKenna and Matt McKenna. Directed by Mike Kim. "All About Steve". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 10. FOX.
- Written by Nahnatcka Khan. Directed by Rodney Clouden. "Stan of Arabia: Part 1". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 12. FOX.
- Written by Alison McDonald. Directed by Brent Woods. "Bullocks to Stan". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 12. FOX.
- Written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Directed by Anthony Lioi. "Stan of Arabia: Part 2". American Dad!. Season 1. Episode 13. FOX.
- Written by Keith Heisler. Directed by Joe Daniello. "Joint Custody". American Dad!. Season 2. Episode 42. FOX.
- "Haylias". American Dad!. Season 3. Episode 47. FOX.
- Written by Etan Cohen. Directed by Rodney Clouden. "Failure is Not a Factory-installed Option". American Dad!. Season 2. Episode 26. FOX.
- Written by David Zuckerman. Directed by Brent Woods. "Haylias". American Dad!. Season 3. Episode 47. FOX.