Hope & Faith
American actress Macey Cruthird was celebrated for playing Hope's
younger daughter Hayley in the television sitcom “Hope &
Faith” (ABC, 2003-2006). The role brought her two Young Artist
nominations. After the show ended, she played Alyson Atlin in the Fox
comedy series “Deeply Irresponsible” (2007) and Maddie in
the ABC series “Hank” (2009). She also had a recurring role
as Megan in CBS' “Two and a Half Men” (4 episodes,
2010-2011). Cruthird has acted in the films “Come Away
Home” (2005) and “Blood Relative” (2011).
Aside from acting, Cruthird enjoys dancing, singing, snow skiing, and
water sports, among other outdoor activities. She also plays the piano
and guitar. A passionate animal lover, she keeps a Maltese puppy
named Gidget as her pet.
Childhood and Family:
In Baytown, Texas, Macey Cruthird was born on November 12, 1992.
She has an older sister, Bailey Cruthird, who pursues a singing career.
Two and a Half Men
Macey Cruthird has trained in numerous acting and audition workshops in
Los Angeles and her hometown of Texas. She has also appeared in
commercials such as McDonald's, Toyota and TJ Maxx, among others, and
done print work.
At age 10, Cruthird made her television acting debut in the role of
Courtney Harper in a pilot for Warner Brothers, “House
Blend” (2002), where she worked with Amy Yasbeck and Dan Cortese.
Her big breakthrough arrived in the following year when she landed the
regular role of Hayley Shanowski in the comedy series “Hope &
Faith,” staring Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa. Playing a smart but
angst-ridden girl who is forced to bed with her nettlesome younger
brother upon the arrival of her celebrity aunt, Cruthird received a
2004 Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series
(Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger and another
nomination in 2006 for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) -
Supporting Young Actress. She stayed on the show throughout its three
season run from September 26, 2003 to May 2, 2006.
During her stint on the series, Cruthird made her big screen debut
in 2005's “Come Away Home,” playing Holly. The family film
was directed by Doug McKeon and starred Paul Dooley, Martin Mull,
Thomas Gibson and Lea Thompson. Her best friend, actress Jordan-Claire
Green, also starred in the movie as Annie Lamm.
After the demise of “Hope & Faith,” Cruthird starred as
Alyson Atlin in the Fox sitcom “Deeply Irresponsible”
(2007). Among her costars in the series were Larry Joe Campbell, Jana
Marie Hupp and Tanner Berney. Two years later, she appeared as Maddie
in the TV comedy series “Hank,” starring Kelsey
Grammer, Melinda McGraw and Jordan Hinson.
Cruthird joined the cast of the CBS hit sitcom “Two and a Half
Men” in 2010 in the recurring role of Megan. The same year, she
also made a guest appearance as Cassie Maxwell in an episode of
Cruthird co-starred with Michael Rady, Toby Huss and Cristin Milioti in
the 2011 thriller movie “Blood Relative,” which was
directed and co-written by Todd Alcott.