Wendy Schaal

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Wendy Schaal
Wendy Schaal by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Schaal at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego
Born (1954-07-02) July 2, 1954 (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Voice actress
Years active 1976–present
Schaal at the 2009 Comic Con in San Diego

Wendy Schaal (born July 2, 1954) is an American actress and voice actress who is best known as the voice of Francine Smith in the adult animated series American Dad!

Early life[edit]

Schaal was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lois (née Treacy) and the late actor Richard Schaal.[1] She is the former stepdaughter of Valerie Harper.[2]


On March 30, 2012 the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) completed a merger of equals forming a new union SAG-AFTRA. As a result of this merger, a group of approximately 70 actors, including Schaal, immediately filed a lawsuit against SAG president Ken Howard and several vice presidents. They sought to have the merger overturned and the two unions separated because of their claims that the elections held by both the SAG and AFTRA memberships was improper.[3]

The plaintiffs filed a settlement agreement to dismiss the case "with prejudice" on May 17, 2012.[4] The lawsuit was officially dismissed five days later.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Schaal was married to Stephen M. Schwartz from 1977 to 1987. She has two sons, Adam and Victor.[6]

TV and filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Wendy Schaal Biography (1954-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ Gardella, Kay (April 11, 1986). "Harper Believes Family Comedy Mainstay of TV". Toledo Blade. Retrieved March 9, 2015. Though she has no children of her own, Harper reared her stepdaughter, Wendy Schaal, who is now an actress 
  3. ^ Handel, Jonathan (February 27, 2012). "SAG/AFTRA Anti Merger Lawsuit Drops Demands". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  4. ^ Handel, Jonathan (May 17, 2012). "Dismissal Filed in SAG-AFTRA Merger Lawsuit". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ Handel, Jonathan (May 22, 2012). "Dismissal Formalized in SAG-AFTRA Merger Lawsuit (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  6. ^ "Celebrities: Wendy Schaal". TV Guide.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ Hale, Mike. "The New York Times". The New York Times. 

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