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.


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
1998MADtvChastity BonoUncredited role; Episode #4.1
2001Gideon's CrossingNurse Daley2 episodes: "The Crash" & "Freakshow"
2001Citizen BainesCarmenEpisode: "The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump"
200161*HousewifeTV movie
2005Hot PropertiesWomanEpisode: "Killer Bodies"
2006Lovespring InternationalRuth HardwoodEpisode: "The Loser Club"
2006Desperate HousewivesCashierEpisode: "Bang"
2006ERElaine MartinelliEpisode: "Tell Me No Secrets"
2006Big DayLindaEpisode: "Boobzilla"
2005–07Grey's AnatomyLab Tech4 Episodes
2006–07The ClassPenny2 episodes: "The Class Gives Thanks" & "The Class Goes Back to the Hospital"
2007The OfficePhyllis' sisterEpisode: "Phyllis' Wedding"
2008Reno 911!Madam Carla2 episodes: "Strong Sister" & "The Tanning Both Incident"
2008Rules of EngagementAudrey's Co-worker1 episode
2009In the MotherhoodLindaEpisode: "In Sickness and in Health"
2009iCarlyAdditional voiceEpisode: "iTake on Dingo"
2010SvetlanaClient (Maile)Episode: "Gumption"
2011WeedsLady in SaunaEpisode: "Bags"
2012Waffle HutBulldogEpisode: "Pilot"
2012–16Lab RatsTerry PerryRecurring role, 44 episodes
2013Last Man StandingDr. Kathy PullmanEpisode: "Attractive Architect"
2013–14ShamelessConnie6 episodes
2014Bad TeacherLinda2 episodes
2015Mike & MollyDarleneEpisode: "Mudlick or Bust"
2015Modern FamilyImmigration OfficerEpisode: "Patriot Games"
2016Lab Rats: Elite ForcePerryEpisode: "Follow the Leader"


List of live-action acting performances in feature films
1998Overnight DeliveryGas jockey
2002Never Get Outta the BoatNurse Laura
2002Phone BoothLana
2002Now You KnowShelly
2003The Station AgentPappy's Waitress
2007The Number 23Charades friend
2007Evan AlmightyMail Person
2008Yes ManJanetCake baker
2008(500) Days of SummerCo-worker Rhoda
2011Transformers: Dark of the MoonAcuretta Worker
2012Janene from Des MoinesAmy
2012Life Is No JokePeggyShort film
2013Teacher of the YearHannah Manning

Voice roles


List of voice performances in television
1998Men in Black: The SeriesOld crone / BullyEpisode: "The Jack O'Lantern Syndrome"
1999Oh Yeah! CartoonsBoyEpisode: "Herb"
2000Jackie Chan AdventuresMaynardEpisode: "Bullies"
2003Astro BoyMatthewEnglish version
2003–06Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley WinksYoung Piggley Winks36 episodes
2005–09NarutoNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2007–09Back at the BarnyardMacy the Lamb
2009–presentNaruto ShippudenNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2015–16Pig Goat Banana CricketJR Barton, various10 episodes


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
2001Tom and Jerry: The Magic RingBoy
2005The Toy Warrior
2007Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of SnowNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2008Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of GelelNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2008Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon KingdomNaruto UzumakiAnimated; voice actress, English version
2009Naruto: Shippūden the MovieNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2010Kung Fu MagooOrangu-Tammy
2011Naruto Shippuden the Movie: BondsNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2012Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of FireNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2013Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost TowerNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2014Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood PrisonNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
2014Road to Ninja: Naruto the MovieNaruto Uzumaki / Menma UzumakiEnglish version
2014Ava & LalaLala
2015The Last: Naruto the MovieNaruto Uzumaki / Boruto UzumakiEnglish version
2016Boruto: Naruto the MovieNaruto UzumakiEnglish version
List of voice performances in feature films
2009Ice Age: Dawn of the DinosaursMother Aardvark

Other work

2006–presentNaruto video gamesNaruto UzumakiVideo game
20083WayGeri O'FlanaganWeb series
2010Final Fantasy XIIIAdditional voicesVideo game
Valkyria Chronicles 2Alexis Hilden, additional voicesVideo game
2012Final Fantasy XIII-2RhettVideo game
2013Second ShotJodi MunsonWeb series
2015Magic Children Doing ThingsLeanderAnimated short