Before moving to Los Angeles, actress Katy Mixon studied at the Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, and later appeared in the Utah Shakespeare Festival. She began her onscreen career with a role in the 2005 thriller The Quiet, and subsequently continued to find herself on camera, appearing in films like Four Christmases and State of Play. In 2009 she landed a lead role in the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down. She had a memorable supporting turn in Take Shelter, and also appeared in the Nicolas Cage vehicle Drive Angry.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Comes from a family of nine, all of whom love performing; she likens them to the von Trapp family singers from The Sound of Music.
- Watched Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Audrey Hepburn as a child and knew she wanted to be an entertainer.
- First professional role was Calpurnia in Julius Caesar at the Utah Shakespearean Festival.
- Played April Buchanon in the first season of HBO's Eastbound & Down.