Wendy Schaal

Active - 1978 - 2008  |   Born - Jul 2, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction

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Actress Wendy Schaal made her feature-film debut in the teen comedy Records (1978). She subsequently went on to have a sporadic film career, the highlights of which include Innerspace (1987) and The 'Burbs (1989). Though she worked steadily through the 1990s, she disappeared from screens in the 21st century, making a triumphant comeback voicing Francine Smith on the FOX animated sitcom American Dad!

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  • Made her film debut in the 1976 Woody Guthrie biopic Bound for Glory.
  • Also made her TV debut in 1976 in an episode of Rhoda (Valerie Harper, the star of the CBS sitcom, was married to her father, Richard Schaal, at the time).
  • Was the voice in the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish commercials.
  • Involved with Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Institute and the World Wildlife Fund.