Mar. 21st, 1976
Kent, Connecticut, USA
Rachael MacFarlane's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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MacFarlane first started voicing characters on Hanna-Barbera shows. She mostly worked on the shows that her brother, Seth MacFarlane, worked on such as Johnny Bravo and Dexter's Laboratory. Then after her career on Hanna-Barbera had ended, MacFarlane then began voicing many characters on Cartoon Network.
In addition to voice acting, Rachael has also been involved in other aspects of animation, such as being a production manager for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Welcome to Eltingville, and wrote an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, titled "Educating Grim" - where she also met her husband. Seth MacFarlane asked her to help him with his new pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Company, which would become Family Guy. Rachael MacFarlane worked on the show providing incidental voices, and her brother told her she was good at it and asked her to stay, prompting her to move from New York City to Los Angeles. This launched her career as a voice actress; she remained an incidental cast member on Family Guy for several years and began getting other voice-over work on her own, working for both The Walt Disney Company and Cartoon Network. In 2005, her brother Seth cast her in his second major prime time animated show, American Dad!.
MacFarlane also continues to contribute to Family Guy, on a regular basis. In September 2012, Rachael MacFarlane released her first album Hayley Sings, which is a jazz vocal tribute to Hayley Smith, her character on American Dad!.
- Has Scottish ancestry.
- Once lived in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
- Her ancestors William Brewster and wife Mary were Mayflower passengers.
- Cousin Tim Mercer has a punk-pop band in Brooklyn, New York.
- Sister of 'Seth MacFarlane' (qv)