Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Actress Maile Flanagan began her career performing improv and stand-up comedy in Minneapolis, becoming a part of a community that would indirectly lead to friendships with funnymen Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. After making her film debut in the farcical road comedy "Overnight Delivery" (1998), Flanagan appeared on Carell's "The Office" (in which she played the twin sister of cubicle worker Phyllis) and in several of Carrey's movies (including a particularly notable turn in "Yes Man"). Flanagan steadily crops up in such varied projects as "Phone Booth," "The Station Agent," and "500 Days of Summer," usually as a character short on screen-time but heavy on humor. A former Army brat whose nomadic childhood helped her develop an ear for accents, she is best known for her voice role as the ninja of the title in the popular action anime "Naruto." Flanagan also provides voices for such films and TV shows as the blockbuster "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and the computer-generated children's show "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks," for which she won an Emmy.