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 is most famously known for her role on CBS's "Mike & Molly" as Victoria, the lovable, dimwitted, party girl. Starring opposite Melissa McCarthy, Mixon appeared throughout the show's six successful seasons between 2010 and 2016.
From 2009 through 2013, Mixon starred as April Buchanan opposite Danny McBride in the HBO series "Eastbound and Down." Mixon's other television credits include "Psych," "Wilfred," "My Name Is Earl" and "Two and a Half Men."
Mixon played a supporting role in "Hell or High Water" for CBS Films. The American heist crime film, directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan, follows two brothers who plan a bank robbery to save their family farm. The film stars Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine and premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Mixon's feature film credits include "Take Shelter," "Four Christmases," "All About Steve," "Drive Angry," "State of Play" and "Soul Ties." In addition, Katy has had a growing voiceover career in TV and film working on such projects as "Robot Chicken" and "Minions."
Mixon is a BFA graduate from Carnegie Mellon University's Conservatory of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Los Angeles.