Katy Mixon

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Katy Mixon
KatyMixonMike&Molly2010.jpg
Mixon in 2010
Born (1981-03-30) March 30, 1981 (age 35)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

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, Melissa McCarthy's sister, on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. In 2011, she had dramatic parts in films Take Shelter and Drive Angry, and did voice over work in Minions (2015). Starting in the fall 2016 television season, Mixon will star as the leading character in the ABC comedy series, American Housewife.

Early life[edit]

Mixon was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She was one of seven children.[1] She attended high school in Birmingham, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida, and graduated from the Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts.[2] She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.[3]

Career[edit]

Mixon's first acting job came in 2001, playing Calpurnia in the Utah Shakespearean Festival's presentation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.[3] Mixon moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2003. In 2005, she starred in the premiere of the interactive theater play American Standard at the Los Angeles Edgefest. Mixon has performed at Upright Cabaret.[4][5]

Mixon has made her motion picture debut in the 2005 thriller film The Quiet starring Elisha Cuthbert, playing the character Michelle Fell.[6] The following year, she appeared in the romantic comedy Blind Dating playing secondary role. Mixon had bigger role in the 2008 comedy film Four Christmases playing Jon Favreau's younger wife.[7] In 2009, she had roles in three films: crime drama The Informers, political thriller State of Play, and Razzie-winning comedy All About Steve.[8][9] Also that year, she began starring as April Buchanon in the HBO baseball comedy series, Eastbound & Down opposite Danny McBride.[10][11]

In 2010, Mixon was cast as Victoria Flynn in the CBS comedy series Mike & Molly opposite Melissa McCarthy and Swoosie Kurtz.[12] Vanity Fair named her "The funniest part" of the sitcom.[7]The series ended in 2016 after six seasons and 127 episodes. During her time in Mike & Molly, Mixon co-starred alongside Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon in the critically acclaimed independent drama film Take Shelter in 2011.[13] She also had role in action film Drive Angry (2011) starring Nicolas Cage, and voiced Tina Nelson in Minions (2015). In 2016, she starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine in the crime film Hell or High Water.[14]

In 2016, Mixon was cast in her first leading role in career on the ABC comedy series American Housewife created by Sarah Dunn.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2005 The Quiet Michelle Fell
2006 Zombie Prom Coco Short film
2006 Blind Dating Suzie
2008 Finding Amanda Girl #1 with Greg
2008 Four Christmases Susan
2009 The Informers Patty
2009 State of Play Rhonda Silver
2009 All About Steve Elizabeth
2011 Drive Angry Norma Jean
2011 Take Shelter Nat Nominated — Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble
2012 A Little Something on the Side Sofia Short film
2015 Soul Ties Grace
2015 Minions Tina Nelson Voice
2016 Hell or High Water Jenny Ann

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Then Comes Marriage Audrey Unsold pilot
2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Caroline Honeybaker Unsold pilot
2008 My Name Is Earl Sheila Episode: "Sweet Johnny"
2009-2010 Two and a Half Men Betsy 3 episodes
2009–2013 Eastbound & Down April Buchanon Series regular, 20 episodes
2010–2016 Mike & Molly Victoria Flynn Series regular, 127 episodes
2011 Wilfred Angelique Episode "Doubt"
2013 Psych Ursula Gibbs Episode: "Cirque du Soul"
2013 The Looney Tunes Show Petunia Pig Episode: "Mr. Weiner"
2016 American Housewife Kate Otto Series regular; in production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Roger (November 28, 2008). "Pensacola's Katy Mixon catches fire". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Katy Mixon - Maniac Magazine". November 17, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Spitznagel, Eric (February 17, 2011). "Q&A: Mike & Molly’s Katy Mixon Says Having a Boob Double Is "Surreal"". Vanity Fair. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bean, Espinosa, Schwartz Set for Upright Cabaret's 'Wicked' Summer Nights". Broadwayworld.com. May 14, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Upright Cabaret  » Artists". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/Actresses/Mixon,_Katy/Biography/ Katy Mixon Biography
  7. ^ a b Spitznagel, Eric. "Q&A: Mike & Molly’s Katy Mixon Says Having a Boob Double Is “Surreal”". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "All About Steve". September 4, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Katy Mixon". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ HBO asks for more 'Eastbound & Down' http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118056210
  11. ^ "HBO: Eastbound & Down: April Buchanon". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon join Lorre pilot". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Take Shelter". September 30, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Hell or High Water". August 12, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 17, 2016). "Katy Mixon To Play The Lead In ‘Second Fattest Housewife In Westport’ ABC Pilot". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 

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