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Katy Wix
Wix in 2021
Katy Victoria J Wix

(1980-02-28) 28 February 1980 (age 44)
Pontypridd, Wales
Alma materRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Occupation(s)Actress, comedian, author
Years active2006–present

Katy Victoria J Wix (born 28 February 1980)[1] is a Welsh actress, writer, author and artist. Her television roles include Carole in Stath Lets Flats, Mary in Ghosts, Barbara in Ted Lasso, and Jules in Big Boys. She has also appeared as a series contestant on Taskmaster and as a recurring character in the science fiction mini-series Torchwood: Children of Earth in 2009.[2] She has written two series of her own: a sitcom for BBC Radio 4, Bird Island and a sketch show for Channel 4, Anna & Katy. In 2017, her painting was chosen for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. She has written two books of monologues and in 2021 she published her first memoir, Delicacy.

Early life


Wix was born in Pontypridd and raised in Peterston-super-Ely, near Cardiff.[3] Her mother and father both went to drama school and worked as actors before transitioning into careers in, respectively, arts administration and stage management.[4] Her brother is a musician.[5] She attended the University of Warwick in Coventry before going on to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.[6][citation needed]



While studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Wix entered the Funny Women competition. She met comedian Anna Crilly in the competition and they later performed as a double act.

In 2007, Wix joined the cast of sitcom Not Going Out as recurring character Daisy and then went on to be a regular from series 3 until her final appearance in the 2015 Christmas special.[7] In Torchwood: Children of Earth she plays Rhiannon Davies, the sister of Ianto Jones.[8] In 2010, she presented the BBC Three series The King Is Dead. She made guest appearances on the BBC shows Horrible Histories, Outnumbered (2010) and Absolutely Fabulous (2011). She also played Gemma in four series of Agatha Raisin (2014–2022).

She played Phoebe in Tom Basden's stage comedy Party and its subsequent three series spin-off on BBC Radio 4 also called Party. Wix wrote and co-starred in the same station's comedy series Bird Island, which also featured Reece Shearsmith, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alison Steadman.

In 2017, for the BBC, she portrayed Nurse Cornish in an episode of the TV crime drama Sherlock, and Florence Fagin in the TV dramatisation of Decline and Fall. She also featured in the radio series Ankle Tag (BBC Radio 4) and The Accidental AM (BBC Radio Wales). She also played Mary, one of the main characters, in the 2019 BBC One sitcom Ghosts.

In 2021 she published Delicacy: a memoir of cake and death, a feminist memoir in which she recounts 21 life-defining moments to do with loss, body image, recovery from eating disorder and love.[9]

Personal life


Wix comes from a showbiz background with both her parents having been active front and backstage, and a brother who is a talented singer and musician. Like her brother, Wix has been diagnosed with autism.[10]

At age 26, Wix was involved in a serious car crash and suffered numerous broken bones, which has affected her health ever since.[11]

When filming Taskmaster, Wix was absent from two episodes. This was due to having to have her gall bladder removed. She was unable to attend the scheduled studio based filming because after attending A&E in extreme pain, later found to be caused by gallstones, Wix was immediately admitted to hospital.[12]




Year Title Role Notes
2006 Twelve in a Box Andrea
2007 Magicians Waitress
Where Have I Been All Your Life? Suzie Short film
2009 Cut and Paste Brenda Short film
2019 Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans Watling Street Presenter (as Katie Wix)


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Time Trumpet Series 1, Episode 3
Extras Girl in Nightclub Series 2, Episode 2: "David Bowie"
2007 Comedy Cuts
Rush Hour Various Characters
The Omid Djalili Show Series 1, Episode 4
2007–2015 Not Going Out Daisy Series Regular
2008 Headcases Various Characters Voice
2009 FM Izzy Season 1, Episode 5: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Torchwood Rhiannon Davies Children of Earth
Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder Various Characters
Miranda Fanny 2 episodes
2009–2012 Horrible Histories Various Characters Series 1–4
2010 The King Is Dead Herself with Simon Bird and Nick Mohammed
Outnumbered Fiona Series 3, Episode 4: "The Pigeon"
2011 Anna and Katy Various Characters Co-writer
Comedy Showcase: Coma Girl Sarah Pilot
Absolutely Fabulous Annabelle 2011 Christmas special: "Identity"
2013 Anna & Katy Herself
2014 Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Gemma Simpson Television film
2014–2015 Fried Mary Fawn Show pilot on BBC iPlayer (2014)
TV series on BBC Three (2015)
2015 Together Maeve TV series on BBC Three (2015)
2016–2018 Agatha Raisin Gemma Simpson Regular Cast
2016–2020 The Windsors Fergie TV series on Channel 4
2017 Sherlock Nurse Cornish Episode: "The Lying Detective"
Decline and Fall Florence Fagin BBC1 TV drama
2018 Death in Paradise Eva Ingram Series 7, Episode 6
2018–2021 Stath Lets Flats Carole Main role
2019 Taskmaster Herself 10 episodes
This Time with Alan Partridge Susan Lyle Series 1, Episode 6
Ladhood Miss Monroe Series 1, Episode 3 "Down Days"
2019–2022 Ghosts Mary Main role
2022–present Big Boys Jules Main role
2023 Ted Lasso Barbara Season 3, recurring


Year Title Role Notes
2010–2012 Party Phoebe All 3 series
2012 Bird Island Jane (also writer) All episodes[13]
2017 Ankle Tag Alice 6 episodes (replaced by Margaret Cabourn-Smith for the final two episodes of series two)
The Accidental AM Hayley All episodes
2020 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme Megan Series 5

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Project Result Ref.
2022 Royal Television Society Programme Awards Comedy Performance: Female Stath Lets Flats Nominated [14]
2023 BAFTA Cymru Best Actress Big Boys Nominated [15]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Ted Lasso Nominated [16]


  1. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes: Movies | TV Shows | Movie Trailers | Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes". rottentomatoes.com.
  2. ^ "Katy Victoria J Wix". FreeBMD. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  3. ^ McCrum, Kirstie (23 March 2013). "Katy Wix is Wales' newest funny girl". WalesOnline. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  4. ^ Jones, Alice (15 April 2021). "Katy Wix on comedy, cake and death: 'I just wanted to scream at people'". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  5. ^ McCrum, Kirstie (23 March 2013). "Katy Wix is Wales' newest funny girl". WalesOnline. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Interview Extra – The King is Dead". TV Choice. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  7. ^ Not Going Out (TV Series 2006– ) - IMDb, retrieved 21 February 2021
  8. ^ Torchwood (TV Series 2006–2011) - IMDb, retrieved 21 February 2021
  9. ^ Morris, Mary (18 June 2021). "Lemon Drizzle: A life told in cake-related moments". The Times Literary Supplement. Retrieved 21 February 2023.
  10. ^ Wix, Katy [@WixKaty] (27 March 2021). "I was diagnosed about two years ago, but sometimes question if it's correct, so this will be really helpful to read!" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 December 2022 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Jones, Alice (15 April 2021). "Katy Wix on comedy, cake and death: 'I just wanted to scream at people'". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Ep 238: Katy Wix". Retrieved 16 April 2024.
  13. ^ "Bird Island – Radio 4 Sitcom". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Nominations announced for the RTS Programme Awards 2022". Royal Television Society. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  15. ^ "2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards: The Nominations" (Press release). BAFTA. 6 September 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2024.
  16. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®" (Press release). Screen Actors Guild. 10 January 2024. Retrieved 10 January 2024.