Twelve-year-old Macey Cruthird portrays Hayley, a smart yet angst-ridden girl who is forced to bunk with her annoying little brother when Aunt Faith (Kelly Ripa) moves in.
In real life Macey is a seasoned pro, having trained in numerous acting and auditioning workshops in Los Angeles and her hometown of Frisco, Texas. She was cast in two pilots for Warner Bros., "House Blend" and "The Misadventures of Fiona Plum," before landing her spot on "Hope & Faith." She's also done numerous commercials, including Toyota, McDonalds, TJ Maxx and others, as well as print work.
Macey made her feature film debut in the independent family film, "Come Away Home," which premiered during the summer of 2005 and starred Paul Dooley, Martin Mull, Thomas Gibson and Lea Thompson. Additionally she had the opportunity to work with one of her best friends, actress Jordan-Claire Green, in the movie.
Macey's other skills and hobbies include singing, dancing, piano, playing guitar, snow skiing and outdoor sports of all kinds, especially water sports. She is an avid animal lover and is particularly fond of her little Maltese puppy, Gidgit. Her 16-year-old sister, Bailey, is currently embarking on a successful singing career.