Amer­i­can House­wife

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Katy El­iz­a­beth Mixon is tak­ing cen­tre stage as sub­ur­ban mom Katie Otto in sit­com Amer­i­can House­wife (2016-cur­rent) and there are two changes from her time as Vic­to­ria in Mike & Molly (2010-2016). She’s the lead now – and vis­i­bly not as skinny. “I was preg­nant right from the start. And it’s the show’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer’s fault!” laughs the 36-year-old Florida na­tive.

Katy says that “when we did the 1

up­front [pre­view] for the show, they told me, ‘You know, it’s to­tally cool for you to have a baby,’ so we did!” She’s been en­gaged to for­mer Olympic javelin thrower Breaux Greer since Oc­to­ber 2016 af­ter four years of dat­ing and should pop this month.

Katy grew up in Pen­sacola, Florida 2

and laughs that her thick ac­cent made it “in­ter­est­ing” in her first stage play, as Calpur­nia in a 2001 fes­ti­val pro­duc­tion of Shake­speare’s Julius Cae­sar.

She earned her Bach­e­lors de­gree 3

in Fine Art from Carnegie Mel­lon School Of Drama in Pitts­burgh but says that she’s al­ways wanted to dance. “My hid­den tal­ent is sing­ing,” adds Katy. “I love Dolly Par­ton tunes. Although my lungs don’t match hers.”

What drew her to her new role is 4

that “I’m the com­plete op­po­site of her. She wor­ries about her weight – I don’t care; I’ve been a size 2,4, 8, 12. She wears make-up, I hardly ever do. She cov­ers up… me not so much!”

And now that her show’s get­ting 5

a 22-episode sec­ond sea­son, she’s hop­ing to get her Mike & Molly co-star Melissa McCarthy to visit. “I miss work­ing with her. It would be su­per fun to work with Melissa again,” says Katy.

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