Katie OttoPlayed by Katy Mixon
Katie Otto is a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, who raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with 'perfect' mommies and their 'perfect' offspring. Katie is in her forties, a woman of a certain size, intelligent, very funny, warm and loving. She has a marketing degree from Duke, where she met her husband, Greg Otto, whom she is happily married to despite them being total opposites: Greg is fastidious and liked by all in the community, where Katie is just trying to hold it together and mostly hates the community—the feeling is mutual. Together, they have three kids: teenagers Taylor and Oliver, and 7-year-old Anna-Kat, who was an accident ("I forgot to take my pill because my first two kids broke my brain…"). While Katie struggles to guide Taylor and Oliver into not buying too much into the Westport way of life, she spends most of her time on her clear favorite, Anna-Kat, whose struggle with OCD is the family's reason for moving to Westport in the first place, where the school has the best special needs instructor around. Katie lives in a house she describes as a teardown, and as a larger women in a town of relentlessly skinny women, she knows a thing or two about being different and not allowing it to impact your self-esteem.
Katy Mixon can currently be seen starring in ABC's American Housewife. The family comedy is narrated by Katie (Mixon), a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring. The show was nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. Both Mixon and the show were nominated by the Women's Image Awards in 2017 for Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series, and in 2018 she won for Actress in a Comedy Series.
In television, Mixon has made appearances on Psych, Wilfred, My Name Is Earl, Two and a Half Men and has starred as April Buchanan, opposite Danny McBride, in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. She is most notably known for her role as Victoria on CBS's Mike & Molly, opposite Melissa McCarthy, which ran for six successful seasons.
On the big screen, Mixon appeared in David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water, opposite Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine. Other feature film credits include Take Shelter, Four Christmases, All About Steve, Drive Angry, State of Play and Soul Ties.
Additionally, she has lent her voice to the popular television series Robot Chicken, Neo Yokio and Big Hero 6: The Series, as well as the worldwide blockbuster film Minions. It was also recently announced that Mixon will voice the character of Seraphina in the second season of Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure.
She is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University Conservatory of Drama and currently resides in Los Angeles with her fiancé, son and newborn daughter.