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We wouldn't want to spend the weekend in the Box of Shame, would we?
— Miss Hattie
Miss Hattie
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Gender Female
Age Unknown
Eye color Blue
Hair color Light Brown

Owner of "Miss Hattie's Home for Girls"


Felonius Gru (status unknown)


Agnes Gru
Edith Gru
Margo Gru


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Voiced by

Kristen Wiig

Miss Hattie is the secondary antagonist of the film Despicable Me. She is a mean woman who runs an all-girl orphanage called Miss Hattie's Home for Girls.


Miss Hattie is a chubby woman who has anatomy that consists of having small hands and feet, strong arms and legs, and large breasts and bottom. Her style shows to have brown hair curved in tight bangs, and often wears a red plaid pencil-skirt and a pink cardigan with a matching pink-gem brooch.


Miss Hattie is ironically different from the attitude of the cheerful and happy looks of the Orphanage. Unlike these traits, Miss Hattie appears as a gloomy, stern, and uncaring woman. It is possible that Miss Hattie forces the orphans into child labor, as she dismisses Margo Gru, Edith Gru, and Agnes Gru when she says, "Go clean something of mine."

When Gru came to adopt the little girls, Miss Hattie shows that she is snobbish and arrogant towards people as she looked online to Gru's profile in order to see if he is a good person. Due to being uncultured and politically incorrect, she fell for Gru's unwittingly harsh statement in Spanish on her face being "como un burro" (Spanish: "like a donkey"), to which she thought of as a compliment until she researched the meaning in a Spanish dictionary and kept it to eventually slap him across the face with it.


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The little girls are sent out to make money for Miss Hattie by selling cookies. She gets upset with the ones that do not meet their quota and puts them in the Box of Shame that's in her office, bringing out any additional boxes if necessary. Avoiding being placed in the box is how Miss Hattie "encourages" her girls to do better in their cookie sales. She also has a line of black and yellow caution tape in front of her desk that the girls have to stand behind when reporting how they did for the day. When Edith Gru put a mud pie on Miss Hattie's desk, she is momentarily angry, then tells her, "You're never going to get adopted, Edith, you know that, don't you?" A few minutes before, when Agnes Gru had asked if anyone stopped by to adopt them while she, Edith and Margo Gru are out, Miss Hattie's answer is a more emphatic "no".

When Felonius Gru came by to adopt Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Miss Hattie is not very impressed with his accomplishments. After the computer records became scrambled (due to the Minions getting into a fight while updating the records in real-time), Gru sweet-talked her by telling her, "You have a face como un burro", which, in Spanish, means "You have a face like a donkey." Since Miss Hattie did not speak Spanish, she is flattered by it and approved the adoption. Miss Hattie later bought a Spanish dictionary and learned what it really meant, letting Gru know that she did not like what he said by slapping him in the face with it when she came to pick up the girls. Miss Hattie then put them into boxes of shame for unknown reasons. It is unknown what happens to Miss Hattie after Gru retakes the girls as she is not seen for the rest of the film.



  • Miss Hattie parodies Miss Hannigan from the musical Annie. They are both abusive orphanage owners both whom the children are frightened of.
  • Miss Hattie is also a parody of Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter (movie and books) series. They both wear pink, have short brown hair, and are passive-aggressive child abusers.
  • Miss Hattie has the same voice actress as Lucy Wilde.
  • Miss Hattie may take or sponsor salsa lessons, as seen on a sticker on her computer.


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VectorEl MachoScarlet OverkillBalthazar Bratt
Other characters
KyleSilas RamsbottomMarlena GruRobert GruDru
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VectorMr. Perkins
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Justin (Justin's FatherJustin's Mother) • MSNBC AnchormanGertrudeFredKyleMarlena GruMiss HattiePennyCarnival BarkerRobert GruThe Social Worker
Characters in Despicable Me 2
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El MachoEvil MinionsPollito
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Silas RamsbottomKyleJillianNatalieLisaAntonio PerezFloyd EaglesanShannonItalian WaiterGertrudeMichelleFredMarlena GruIce Cream VendorJewel ThiefMiniature UFO
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Balthazar BrattClive
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