Before 2005, Katy Mixon was just another American, working her way towards becoming a star in Hollywood. Today, she has achieved that and is recognized as an actress who has had roles in more than 30 films and TV shows, as well as several stage productions. Katy Mixon first graced the limelight following her big-screen debut in the 2005 film, The Quiet. On stage, she is perhaps best remembered for portraying Calpurnia in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at the 2001 Utah Shakespearean Festival and much more.
With works such as Take Shelter, Hell or High Water, Eastbound & Down, and American Housewife to her resume, one can easily believe one knows so much about her, but how much? Learn more interesting facts about the American Housewife star, including the details of her career and family life below.
What We Know About Katy Mixon’s Childhood
The actress was born on March 30, 1981, in Pensacola, Florida, in the United States of America. Mixon was brought up in a very large family with six siblings. She has five sisters and a brother, among whom are Emily Ann Mixon, Amy Noel Mixon, Laura Mixon, and the only brother she has, Joel Ashby Mixon, who is a medical doctor.
As a child, Katy watched stars such as British actress Audrey Hepburn and multitalented American Barbra Streisand, as well as Judy Garland. They became the important stars that have inspired her to become an actress. For her education, Katy attended Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama, from where she moved to the Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts, and then Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, where she got a Bachelor’s degree.
Her Acting Career And Meteoric Rise to Fame
Katy Mixon began her acting career while she was still studying in college. Her first acting role was in the theatre production of Shakespeare’s play Julius Ceasar in 2001. She portrayed the role of Calpurnia, and the play was displayed during the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Thereafter, Mixon moved to Los Angeles in 2003 in search of better opportunities. Two years later, she featured in a play titled American Standard at the Los Angeles Edgefest.
Also, in 2005, the actress made her first big-screen appearance in the American psychological thriller, The Quiet. Before she got a lead role in the TV series, Eastbound & Down (2009 to 2013), she took a few supporting roles in films like State of Play and Four Christmases. Katy also got another lead role in Mike & Molly, in which she played Victoria Flynn for five years from 2010 to 2016.
She got her breakthrough in 2016 following her role in the ABC series, American Housewives, where she portrayed the character of Katie Otto. Her impressive performance in the series earned her warm applause from both fans and critics alike. Katy Mixon also earned a spot on 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 vocal 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 5 feet 7 inches, which nicely complements her body weight of 61 kg. She also has a body that measures 33-27-35 inches for bust, waist, and hips, respectively. While she was still with her ex, Bobby Deen, a rumor once went round that the two were expecting a baby. As it would later be the case, there was no pregnancy, and what was thought to be a baby bump was indeed found to be just fat as she gained some weight.
Not long after that, she appeared in a piloted season of American Housewife, titled The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, which later became the second season of the show. Speculations emerged that Katy only added weight to fit into the character of the mother of three in the show. As though to support the speculation, she shed off the excess weight. She once revealed that the weight issue has been one of her greatest insecurities. Her weight loss has been said to be thanks to diet pills called Pure Natural Garcinia.
How Much is the American Housewives Star Worth?
Although she is now making thousands of dollars for her roles in movies, it is noteworthy that Katy started her career pocketing only $12 for her role in the play, Julius Caesar. At the time, she was combining her college studies and her career as an actress.
Needless to say, she has come a long way in her career. Although she has not featured in hundreds of films, she has still been able to amass a good fortune for herself. Katy Mixon has a net worth that has been estimated at a massive $10 million. A better part of her fortune was made from her career as an actress, as well as her other endeavors.
Meet Her Husband And Family
An adorable woman with beauty and grace on her side, Katy Mixon is a married woman. She tied the knot in 2016 when she got married to retired American track and field athlete who represented the US and won Bronze at the 2007 World Championships, Breaux Greer. The duo started dating 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. A year and 3 days later, they welcomed a daughter, Elektra in May 2018. The parents were surprised when they realized that less than a year after the birth of their son, they were already expecting a daughter, but they still found it thrilling.
While Greer is the man Mixon decided to spend the rest of her life with, he is not the first man she has dated. Before the two met, she was once in a relationship with American television chef and restaurant manager, Bobby Deen. They started dating in 2009, and just when many were expecting to hear the sound of wedding bells, they parted ways in 2012.
Deen was left heartbroken when their well-publicized relationship came to an end after the actress decided to move to Los Angeles. Still, it did not take him too long before he started yet another relationship with Claudia Lovera, which led to marriage in 2013. They are now blessed with three kids.
Katy Mixon Once Sued Her Nanny For Extortion Attempt
In 2019, the American Housewife star and her husband dragged their former nanny, Laree Hammer, to court after the latter claimed she was still being owed by the celebrity couple after she was fired close to a year before then. According to court documents, the couple is suing the former nanny after she “concocted a series of harassment claims” intending to embarrass them and get monetary settlements after she was fired for breaking confidentiality agreement, inappropriate dressing, and failure to follow feeding schedule for their daughter, among other things.
While Katy is seeking compensation of $100,000 for a breach of a non-disclosure agreement, Hammer, on the other hand, also filed another lawsuit, claiming $500,000 in compensation, $150,000 in labor law penalties, and another $150,000 in unpaid wages. She further accused Katy’s husband of sexual harassment. As of this writing, the case is still ongoing and yet to be concluded.