Maile Flanagan

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Maile Flanagan
Maile Flanagan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Maile in May 2012
Born (1965-05-19) May 19, 1965 (age 49)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation Film, television, stage, voice actress
Years active 1987–present
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 Principal Perry on Lab Rats, and as Janet in Yes Man.

Personal life[edit]

Flanagan's forename is a Hawaiian word for the green laurel commonly used in leis.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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."[citation needed]

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 new series called Lab Rats, she was a special guest and played Leo's principal.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Overnight Delivery Gas jockey
2001 61* Housewife TV movie
2002 Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Boy Animated; voice actor
Never Get Outta the Boat Nurse Laura
Phone Booth Lana
Now You Know Shelly
2003 The Station Agent Pappy's Waitress
2005 The Toy Warrior Animated; voice actor
2007 The Number 23 Charades friend
Evan Almighty Mail Person
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
Back at the Barnyard Macy the Sheep CGI Animated series; voice actress
2008 Yes Man Janet Cake Baker
(500) Days of Summer Co-worker Rhoda
Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
2009 Naruto: Shippūden the Movie Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
2010 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Mother Aardvark Animated; voice actor
Kung Fu Magoo Orangu-Tammy Animated; voice actor
2011 Rango Lucky Animated; voice actor
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Acuretta Worker
2012 Wrong Pharmacist
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
Janene from Des Moines Amy
Life Is No Joke Peggy Short film
2013 Teacher of the Year Hannah Manning
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
2014 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor, English version
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Naruto Uzumaki
Animated; voice actor, English version


Year Title Role Notes
1998 MADtv Chastity Bono Uncredited role; Episode #4.1
Men in Black: The Series Old crone / Bully Animated; voice actor; Episode: "The Jack O'Lantern Syndrome"
1999 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Boy Animated; voice actor; Episode: "Herb"
2000 Jackie Chan Adventures Maynard Animated; voice actor; Episode: "Bullies"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Nurse Daley 2 Episodes: "The Crash" & "Freakshow"
Citizen Baines Carmen Episode: "The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump"
2003 Astro Boy Matthew Animated; voice actor
2005 Hot Properties Woman Episode: "Killer Bodies"
2003–2006 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Young Piggley Winks Animated; voice actor; 36 episodes
2006 Lovespring International Ruth Hardwood Episode: "The Loser Club"
Desperate Housewives Cashier Episode: "Bang"
ER Elaine Martinelli Episode: "Tell Me No Secrets"
Big Day Linda Episode: "Boobzilla"
2005–2009 Naruto Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor; Title Character
2005–2007 Grey's Anatomy Lab Tech 4 Episodes
2006–2007 The Class Penny 2 Episodes: "The Class Gives Thanks" & "The Class Goes Back To The Hospital"
2007 The Office Phyllis' sister Episode: "Phyllis' Wedding"
2007–09 Back at the Barnyard Macy the Lamb CGI animated; Voice actress
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"
2009-Present Naruto Shippuden Naruto Uzumaki Animated; voice actor; Title Character; 289 dubbed episodes, more to come
2010 Svetlana Client (Maile) Episode: "Gumption"
2011 Weeds Lady in Sauna Episode: "Bags"
2012 Waffle Hut Bulldog Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Last Man Standing Dr. Kathy Pullman Episode: "Attractive Architect"
2012–present Lab Rats Principal Perry recurring role
2013-2014 Shameless Connie 6 episodes
2014 Bad Teacher Linda 2 episodes

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006–Present Naruto video games Naruto Uzumaki Video game; voice actor
2008 3Way Geri O'Flanagan Web series
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices Video game; voice actor
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Rhett Video game; voice actor
2010 Valkyria Chronicles 2 Alexis Hidden/Additional Voices Video game; voice actor
2013 Second Shot Jodi Munson Web series


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

External links[edit]

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