“You have something on the back of your shirt.” “It’s pizza.” “How did you get a pizza stain on the back of your shirt?” “I was either wearing it backwards when I ate the pizza or I am wearing it backwards now … Yeah, now.” America, meet your new "every woman" Katie Otto, the lead character on ABC’s new comedy American Housewife . But who brings this lovable character to life? That would be American Housewife star Katy Mixon.
American Housewife, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 11, tells the story of an unapologetically real mom raising kids in a neighborhood that doesn’t just keep up with the Joneses, but laps them. In the trailer for the series, viewers learn that the Otto family lives in the wealthy community in order for the youngest child to be able to attend a school accommodating to her special needs. Though, the entire family deals with the elite suburb in different ways — her son is money obsessed and her teen daughter is exposed to fitness trends. As, Katie Otto puts it, “My full time job is to make sure one of my kids fits in more and two fit in less.”
While fans are already charmed by the character of Katie Otto before the series has even aired, what do they know about the actress bringing the character to life? After you learn about Katy Mixon, you’re only going to love Katie Otto more.
You First Met Her In Bit TV Roles
Mixon got her start on shows like My Name Is Earl and Two and a Half Men.
She Was Hilarious In Four Christmases
Remember when she hilariously played Jon Favreau's wife?
You Know Her From Eastbound & Down
She played April.
You Also Know Her From Mike & Molly
She played Melissa McCarthy's sister.
She's A Voice Actress
Mixon voiced Tina in Minions.
She's Engaged To An Olympian
In her GMA interview with Michael Strahan, Mixon revealed that she is engaged to four time Olympian (javelin) Breaux Greer.
She's A Big Football Fan
Her social media is full of Saints and LSU pride. She told Strahan in the same interview that her dad played SEC football for the LSU Tigers.
She Loves Her TV Family
Mixon's Instagram is full of posts wither her adorable TV kids.
Now that we know Katy Mixon a little better, we can't wait to get better acquainted with Katie Otto too!