Mandy BaxterPlayed by Molly Ephraim
Mandy Baxter is Mike's self-centered 17-year-old daughter who loves spending her father's weekly income during "Shop 'til you Drop Saturday." Mandy spends her free time updating her website, Mandyland, and going out for mani-pedis with her boyfriend, Travis. She can't tell you who won the civil war, but she already knows who will win on "The Bachelorette" this season. Mandy texts, blogs, vlogs, and does everything else that didn't exist ten years ago.
Molly Ephraim recently completed shooting an arc on the new IFC series "Brockmire" opposite Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet. Last summer, she played the lead role of 'Daphna' in Matt Shakman's "Bad Jews" at the Geffen Playhouse, for which she received rave reviews. Prior to that, she starred in the dark comedy indie film "Gravy" and played 'Ali' in "Paranormal Activity 2." She can also be seen in the web series "It Could Be Worse," streaming on Hulu.
Ephraim, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, performed in shows at the Bucks County Playhouse as a child and as a teenager, and in professional productions at the Prince Music Theater and Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. In 2008, she graduated from Princeton University with a BA in religion, where she was a member of the Princeton University Triangle Club. She also performed in and choreographed various shows for Princeton University Players and Theatre Intime.
Additionally, Ephraim has had roles in episodes of "Royal Pains," "Law & Order" and the pilots, "Hench at Home" and "The Wonderful Maladys." She made her Broadway debut in 2002 as 'Little Red Riding Hood' in the Broadway revival of "Into the Woods," receiving a Drama League Award nomination. Ephraim was later seen as 'Bielke' in the 2004 Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof." Off-Broadway, she played Rachel Stein in "End Days" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2009. In 2008, she was 'Olive' in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Barrington Stage Company and at the North Shore Music Theatre. In 2010, she played 'Anne Frank' in "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Westport Country Playhouse.
Molly is on the Board of Advocates for Youth Villages, a nonprofit organization serving America's foster youth and encourages everyone to check out www.youthvillages.org if they'd like to lend a helping hand. Ephraim currently lives in the Los Angeles area.