Katy Mixon (born March 30, 1981) is an American actress who recently played as Victoria Flynn in CBS sitcom series Mike & Molly. 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). She currently played as Katie Otto in ABC sitcom series American Housewife.
Early life Edit
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.
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, 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.
Mixon has made her motion picture debut in the 2005 thriller film The Quiet starring Elisha Cuthbert, playing the character Michelle Fell. The following year, she appeared in the romantic comedy Blind Dating playing a secondary role. Mixon had bigger a 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 Razzie-winning comedy All About Steve. Also that year, she began starring 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 named her "The funniest part" of the sitcom. 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. She also had a role in the 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 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 also was included in People's “One to Watch” list.
Personal life Edit
Mixon and her husband, Breaux Greer, had two children including their son, Kingston Saint Greer (born May 2017) and daughter Elektra Saint (born May 25, 2018).