Before 2005 Katy Mixon was just another American who became a star in Hollywood. Today she has achieved this and is recognized as an actress who has played roles in more than 30 films and television shows as well as in several stage productions. Katy Mixon was first in the spotlight after her screen debut in the 2005 film The Quiet. On stage, she is perhaps best remembered for her portrayal of Calpurnia in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at the 2001 Utah Shakespeare Festival and much more.
With works like taking Shelter, Hell or High Water, Eastbound & Down, and American Housewife on her resume, it’s easy to think that you know so much about her, but how much? Learn more interesting facts about the star of the American Housewife, including details of her career and family life, below.
What We Know About Katy Mixon’s Childhood
The actress was born on 30 March 1981 in Pensacola, Florida, in the United States of America. Mixon grew up in a very large family with six siblings. She has five sisters and one brother, including Emily Ann Mixon, Amy Noel Mixon, Laura Mixon, and the only brother, Joel Ashby Mixon, who is a doctor.
As a child, Katy has watched stars such as British actress Audrey Hepburn and American multi-talent Barbra Streisand, as well as Judy Garland. They became the important stars that inspired her to become an actress. For her education, Katy attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, from where she transferred to the Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts, and then to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, where she received a bachelor’s degree.
Her Acting Career And Meteoric Rise to Fame
Katy Mixon began her acting career while still a student at college. She played her first acting role in 2001 in the theatre production of Shakespeare’s play Julius Ceasar. She played the role of Calpurnia, and the play was shown during the Shakespeare Festival in Utah. After that, Mixon moved to Los Angeles in 2003 in search of better opportunities. Two years later she played in a play called American Standard at the Los Angeles Edgefest.
The actress also had her first big appearance on the big screen in 2005 in the American psychological thriller “The Quiet”. Before she got a leading role in the television series Eastbound & Down (2009 to 2013), she played some supporting roles in movies like State of Play and Four Christmases. Katy also got another leading role in Mike & Molly, in which she played Victoria Flynn for five years from 2010 to 2016.
Her breakthrough came in 2016 after her role in the ABC series American Housewives, in which she played the character of Katie Otto. Her impressive performance in the series earned warm applause from fans and critics alike. Katy Mixon also earned a place on the People’s One To Watch List. Some of her other highly acclaimed film roles include Hell or High Water (2016) and Take Shelter (2011) as well as her singing role in Minions (2015).
Katy’s Physique And How It Has Affected Her Career
Katy Mixon is not a very tall woman; she stands at a height of 1.5 m 7 inches, which complements her body weight of 61 kg well. Her body measures 33-27-35 centimeters for chest, waist, and hips. When she was still with her ex, Bobby Deen, there was a rumor that the two were expecting a baby. As would later be the case, there was no pregnancy and what was thought to be a baby’s belly was in fact only found to be fat, as she had gained some weight.
Not long after that, she appeared in a pilot season of American Housewife called The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, which later became the second season of the show. There was speculation that Katy gained weight just to fit into the character of the mother of three children on the show. As if to support the speculation, she put off the excess weight. She once revealed that the weight issue was one of her biggest insecurities. Her weight loss is said to be due to diet pills called Pure Natural Garcinia.
How Much is the American Housewives Star Worth?
Although she now earns thousands of dollars for her film roles, it is remarkable that Katy only earned 12 dollars at the beginning of her career for her role in the play Julius Caesar. At that time she combined her studies and her career as an actress.
Of course, she has come a long way in her career. Even if she didn’t appear in hundreds of movies she still acquired a great fortune. Katy Mixon has a net worth estimated at an enormous $10 million. A large part of her fortune has come from her career as an actress and her other ventures.
Meet Katy Mixon’s Husband And Family
Katy Mixon is an enchanting woman with beauty and grace at her side, she is married. She formed a lifelong bond when she married the retired American track and field athlete who represented the USA in 2016 and won bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Breaux Greer. The duo began their collaboration in 2013, although it is not known how they met. Three years later they decided to spend the rest of their lives together.
Their union was blessed with the birth of their first child, Kingston Saint, in 2017. One year and three days later, in May 2018, they welcomed a daughter, Elektra. The parents were surprised to discover that less than a year after the birth of their son they were already expecting a daughter, but they still found it exciting.
Although Greer is the man Mixon wanted to spend the rest of her life with, he is not the first man she has dated. Before the two met, she once had a relationship with American TV chef and restaurant manager Bobby Deen. Their relationship began in 2009, and just as many were expecting the sound of wedding bells, their paths parted in 2012.
Deen was inconsolable when her well-publicized relationship ended after the actress’s decision to move to Los Angeles. However, it didn’t take too long before he started another relationship with Claudia Lovera, which led to marriage in 2013. They are now blessed with three children.
Katy Mixon Once Sued Her Nanny For Extortion Attempt
In 2019, the American housewife star and her husband dragged her former nanny Laree Hammer to court after the latter claimed that she was still owed by the celebrity couple after she had been released almost a year earlier. According to court documents, the couple sued the former nanny after she cooked up “a series of harassment lawsuits” to embarrass her and obtain financial compensation after she was dismissed for breaching the confidentiality agreement, wearing inappropriate clothing, and not following her daughter’s feeding schedule, among other things.
While Katy is demanding $100,000 in compensation for breaching a confidentiality agreement, Hammer, on the other hand, also filed another lawsuit demanding $500,000 in compensation, $150,000 in labor law penalties, and another $150,000 in unpaid wages. She also accused Katy’s husband of sexual harassment. At the time of writing this letter, the case is still pending and has yet to be resolved.