• Rachel Ann MacFarlane is a voice actress, writer and singer, known for being the sister of comedian Seth MacFarlane.
• She has a net worth of over $5 million from her successful career in the entertainment industry.
• She grew up alongside her sibling Seth and their mother worked as an admissions officer in South Kent School.
• She rose to prominence for her work on “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy”, and has also worked on "Family Guy" and "American Dad!".
• Rachel is married to animator Spencer Laudiero and has two children with him.

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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthMarch 21, 1976
SpouseSpencer Laudiero
MarkSultry voice
FactOnce lived in Wrentham, Massachusetts.

Who is Rachael MacFarlane?

Rachel Ann MacFarlane was born on 21 March 1976, in Kent, Connecticut, USA. She is a voice actress, writer and singer, but perhaps best known for being the sister of comedian Seth MacFarlane. Like her brother, her work has mostly been involved in animated programs and voice acting – for example the voice of the character Hayley Smith in “American Dad!”

The Wealth of Rachael MacFarlane

As of early-2020, Rachael MacFarlane’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry, working on various high profile projects during her career. Apart from voice acting, she’s also done production and writing work for popular cartoons.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Rachael grew up in Kent alongside her sibling Seth – both are of Irish, Scottish and English descent, and both aspired to a career in the entertainment industry. Their mother worked as an admissions officer in South Kent School, where their father was a teacher. After matriculating from high school, she was set on her career direction, and enrolled at Boston Conservatory which is known for its focus on the performing arts.

However, she did not complete her education as the prospect of a voice acting career prompted her to quit and move to Los Angeles. She first worked with Hanna-Barbera, the animation company responsible for the creation of popular shows such as “Dexter’s Laboratory” and “Johnny Bravo”.

Following, she made a natural move to transition to Cartoon Network, voicing many characters across numerous programs. She also began learning more about the behind the scenes production of cartoons, including animation.

Rise to Prominence

Eventually, MacFarlane became a big part of the animated show “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy”, in which she served as the production manager. The show follows two children who became best friends with the Grim Reaper, and their subsequent misadventures, and was very successful during its run, winning two Emmy Awards.

Rachael MacFarlane

Afterwards she became a part of the production team for “Welcome to Eltingville”, which is based on the comic book series of the same name. The show was set to become a part of Adult Swim, but after its initial run failed expectations, its life was short-lived as it wasn’t picked up by the network for a full series.

This was not the end of her endeavors, however, as she was soon contacted by her brother to help with work on a new project which would become “Family Guy”. She was responsible for providing incidental voices for the pilot, and after its success she was asked by her brother to stay with the show. She remained a regular in the show for its entire run, while also working on other projects.

The show is responsible for helping launch the career of his brother too, as it became a very highly successful cartoon often compared to “The Simpsons”.

American Dad and Other Projects

Rachael’s work with “Family Guy” helped her become a mainstay in the voice acting world. She continued her ties with Cartoon Network, and also began getting contracts from Disney. In 2005, she collaborated with her brother once more, helping him launch the show “American Dad!” in which she voices the character Hayley Smith. The animated show leans away from the type of comedy “Family Guy” became known for, instead focusing on more quirky characters that the humor is derived from.

The show also became a success, and won numerous awards including four Primetime Emmys. The show has been running for over 17 seasons, with two more seasons of production under contract.

While working on “American Dad!”, Rachael also remains a consistent member of the team of “Family Guy”. In 2015, she made a cameo appearance in her brother’s film “Ted 2”, the sequel to “Ted” which follows the life of the titular sentient teddy bear. Some of her latest voice acting projects include “The Orville” and “Sofia the First”.

Apart from her voice acting work, she also writes books for children, with the help of her husband.

Brother – Seth MacFarlane

Aside from the massive success of “Family Guy” and “American Dad!”, Seth is also responsible for the creation of other popular shows including “The Cleveland Show” which ran from 2009 to 2013, serving as a spin-off from “Family Guy” with a focus on the character Cleveland Brown and his family. In recent years, he’s been more focused on live-action projects, especially after the success of the “Ted” film series. He is also the creator of the film “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, a comedy starring himself alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson, and which tells the story of a cowardly man on the frontier who must find the courage to face a tough outlaw.

In 2017, he looked into creating a live-action television series – “The Orville” – primarily inspired by the “Star Trek” franchise. The show is noted for heavily parodying the “Star Trek” series, and pays homage to it as well as other popular science fiction franchises. He’s also ventured into production, and is a successful singer, working on various musical releases during his career.

Personal Life

Rachael is married to animator Spencer Laudiero.

The two met while working on “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy” and started a relationship, leading to their marriage in 2008. They have two children together and the couple frequently collaborates when it comes to work projects.

She has admitted that she shares some of the beliefs of her “American Dad!” character Hayley Smith, especially when it comes to political views. She also made a tribute jazz album for her, singing as the character called “Hayley Sings”.

In 2010, her mother passed away after a long bout with cancer, the news of her passing announced by Larry King on “Larry King Live”, as the siblings and their mother had been interviewed by him in the past.

General Info

Full NameRachael MacFarlane
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthMarch 21, 1976
ProfessionVoice Actor, Writer, Singer
EducationBoston Conservatory


SpouseSpencer Laudiero
ChildrenPerrin Elizabeth Laudiero, Bella Francesca Laudiero
ParentsRonald Milton MacFarlane, Ann Perry Sager
SiblingsSeth MacFarlane


MoviesElf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, Night of the Hurricane, Lego Atlantis: The Movie, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Underfist: Halloween Bash, Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O., Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
TV ShowsSeth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, Grim & Evil, American Dad!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?

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#Marks / Signs
1Sultry voice


1I don't think that I could have survived in my family without a naughty sense of humor; yeah, absolutely. I think my brother and I both get our senses of humor from our parents. I mean, my mother was absolutely hilarious and foul. She had the most ridiculously off color sense of humor, so that was sort of what we grew up with.
2I grew up, obviously, watching tons of animation; Saturday morning cartoons or anything that we could get our hands on. And then when 'The Simpsons' premiered, that just kind of changed the landscape of everything. We hadn't had prime time animations since 'The Flintstones.'
3I was the kid at six who was like, 'I want to be in a jazz club.' I was never the pop kid, ever. I mean that's not true, I had a couple years where I wanted to be Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, but aside from that, no.


1She has been married to animator Spencer Laudiero since 2008. They have two daughters together, Bella Francesca Laudiero (November 2009) and Perrin Elizabeth Laudiero (June 2015).
2Cousin Tim Mercer has a punk-pop band in Brooklyn, New York.
3Once lived in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
4Her ancestors William Brewster and wife Mary were Mayflower passengers.
5She has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
6Sister of Seth MacFarlane. Their father, Ron MacFarlane, narrated the hour-long Christmas episode of Family Guy (1999), "Road to the North Pole" and the hour-long season 9 premiere, "And Then There Were Fewer," was dedicated to their mother, Perry Ann, who died of cancer.




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Family Guy1999-2017TV SeriesMiss Tammy / Barbara / Nurse / ...
Sofia the First2016TV SeriesCordelia
Turbo FAST2015-2016TV SeriesThora / Queen Tarsa
Ted 22015Meighan Assistant
DC Super Friends2015TV SeriesWonder Woman
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas2014TV MovieEmily Hobbs / Fake Santa #3 (voice)
Robot Chicken2011-2014TV SeriesKim Possible Katharine McPhee Castaspella ...
The Tom and Jerry Show2014TV SeriesHildie
Raitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII2013Video GameAdditional Voices (voice, as Rachel McFarland)
Fish Hooks2013TV SeriesWimmamina / Noelle
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse2012Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Winx Club: Enchantix2011-2012TV SeriesChimera
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty2010Video GameKate Lockwell / Additional Voices (voice)
Crackdown 22010Video Game voice
Lego Atlantis2010TV ShortProfessor Samantha Rhodes (voice)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies2009VideoNightshade Lady Shiva (voice)
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy2008-2009TV SeriesWoman / Stephanie / Princess #2
Underfist: Halloween Bash2008TV MovieMindy (voice)
Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?2008TV SeriesMom / Librarian
The Incredible Hulk2008Video GameVapor / Female Pedestrian (voice)
Codename: Kids Next Door2003-2007TV SeriesNumbuh 362 / Beth / Rainbow Monkey Tribesgirl #2 / ...
The Grim Adventures of the KND2007TV MovieNumbuh 362 / Mindy (voice)
The Batman2007TV SeriesBlaise
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2002-2007TV SeriesMindy / Eris / Girl #2 / ...
Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure2007TV Movie2 Headed Parrot (voice)
Family Guy2006Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2006Video GameEris (voice)
Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation Z.E.R.O.2006TV MovieNumbuh 362 - Rachael T. McKenzie Sector Z Numbuh 0.3 - Ashley (voice)
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story2005VideoKatie Couric Baby-Expecting Woman Britney Spears (voice)
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2005TV SeriesConnie Crunch / Sugar / Sheila
Samurai Jack2004TV SeriesMom
Megas XLR2004TV SeriesGina
Fillmore!2002-2004TV SeriesLuella Spear / Enid Quintara
Static Shock2003TV SeriesNina Crocker / Timezone
Dexter's Laboratory2003TV SeriesMiss Salinger / Cheerleader / Girl
The Powerpuff Girls2002TV SeriesGirl #1 / Girl #2 / Boy
Johnny Bravo1997-2001TV SeriesAlien Woman / Receptionist / Nurse / ...


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Evil Con Carne2003TV Series production coordinator - 1 episode
Welcome to Eltingville2002TV Movie production coordinator - as Rachel Macfarlane
Johnny Bravo2001TV Series production coordinator - 1 episode


The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2003TV Series story - 1 episode


TV's Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special2015TV Movie documentary Special Thanks: to all those who gave of their time and talent for this special


I Know That Voice2013DocumentaryHerself
Comic-Con 2010 Live2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
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Archive Footage

Family Guy: 200 Episodes Later2012TV Movie documentaryStripper (uncredited)
Evil Con Carne2003TV SeriesNurse Bully

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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