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Katy Mixon (born March 30, 1981) is an American actress. She began her career playing supporting roles in films such as The Quiet (2005), Four Christmases (2008), and State of Play (2009), before landing the female leading role in the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down (2009–2013).

From 2010 to 2016, Mixon starred as Victoria Flynn, sister to Melissa McCarthy's character, on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. She had dramatic parts in films Take Shelter (2011), Drive Angry (2011), and Hell or High Water (2016), and did voice over work in Minions (2015). In 2016, Mixon began starring as the lead character who portrays Katie Otto on the ABC sitcom American Housewife.

Early life[]

Mixon was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida; she is one of seven siblings. She attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from the Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, PA.


Mixon's first acting job came in 2001, playing Calpurnia in the Utah Shakespearean Festival's presentation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Mixon moved to Los Angeles in 2003. In 2005, she starred in the premiere of the interactive theater play American Standard at the Los Angeles Edge fest. Mixon has performed at Upright Cabaret.

Mixon made her motion picture debut in the 2005 thriller film The Quiet starring Elisha Cuthbert, playing the character Michelle Fell. The next year she appeared in the romantic comedy Blind Dating playing a secondary role. Mixon had a bigger role in the 2008 comedy film Four Christmases playing Jon Favreau's younger wife. In 2009, she had roles in three films: crime drama The Informers, political thriller State of Play, and a Razzie-winning comedy All About Steve. Also from 2009 until 2013 she starred as April Buchanon in the HBO baseball comedy series Eastbound & Down opposite Danny McBride.

In 2010, Mixon was cast as Victoria Flynn in the CBS comedy series Mike & Molly opposite Melissa McCarthy and Swoosie Kurtz. Vanity Fair described her role as "the funniest part" of the sitcom. The series ended in 2016 after six seasons and 127 episodes. During her time on Mike & Molly, Mixon co-starred alongside Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon in the critically acclaimed independent drama film Take Shelter which was released in 2011. She had a role in the action film Drive Angry (2011) which starred Nicolas Cage; she voiced Tina Nelson in Minions (2015) as well. In 2016, she starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine in the critically acclaimed crime film Hell or High Water.

In 2016, Mixon was cast in the first leading role of her career on the ABC comedy series American Housewife created by Sarah Dunn. Mixon has received positive reviews from critics for her performance as Katie Otto. She was included in People's “One to Watch” list.

Personal life[]

Mixon and her husband, Breaux Greer and had two children including her son Kingston (b. 2017) and her daughter Elektra (b. 2018).


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