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      Melanie Paxson

      Melanie Paxson

      Highest Rated: 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 71% Disney's Descendants 2 (2017)

      Birthday: Sep 26, 1972

      Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

      Melanie Paxson was an accomplished actress, noted for her comedic timing in her roles for television shows. Paxson's early acting career was mostly founded on her roles in various television comedies, such as "Cupid" (ABC, 1998-99) and "Kristin" (NBC, 2000-01). She also landed a few movie roles at the time, appearing in "Ready to Rumble" (2000) and the comedy "Slackers" (2002) with Devon Sawa. She continued her comedic performances throughout the early 2000s, appearing on"Happy Family" (NBC, 2003-04) and "Quintuplets" (Fox, 2004-05). Her career progressed to film, including a role in "The Opera Lover" (2002). She also lent her voice to "American Dad" (2004-). More recently, she tackled roles on "Surviving Suburbia" (2008-09), "Cougar Town" (2009-2015) and "Last Man Standing" (ABC, 2011-). She also appeared in "Masters of Sex" (Showtime, 2013-). She also appeared in the period drama "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013) with Emma Thompson. Most recently, Paxson appeared in "Descendants" (Disney, 2014-15).

      Highest rated movies

      Saving Mr. Banks
      Descendants 3
      Disney's Descendants 2

      Photos

      The Real O'Neals, Melanie Paxson, 'The Real 'F' Word', Season 1, Ep. #4, 03/15/2016, ©ABC The Real O'Neals, Martha Plimpton (L), Anita Barone (C), Melanie Paxson (R), 'The Real 'F' Word', Season 1, Ep. #4, 03/15/2016, ©ABC Melanie Paxson at arrivals for Disney''s DESCENDANTS Premiere, The Walt Disney Studios Lot, Los Angeles, CA July 24, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Melanie Paxson at arrivals for Disney''s DESCENDANTS Premiere, The Walt Disney Studios Lot, Los Angeles, CA July 24, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Descendants: The Rise of Red Fairy Godmother (Character) - 2023
      78% 65% Descendants 3 Fairy Godmother (Character) - 2019
      71% 69% Disney's Descendants 2 Fairy Godmother (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 68% The Outfield Judith (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Simi Lucy (Character) - 2015
      79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks Dolly (Character) $83.3M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company Joyce DeWitt (Character) - 2003

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 79% Speechless Carla (Guest Star) 2017
      88% 86% Trial & Error Gail (Guest Star) 2017
      90% 83% Bones Patty (Guest Star) 2017
      67% 89% The Real O'Neals Nancy (Guest Star) 2016
      15% 57% Truth Be Told Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      89% 82% Cougar Town Mary (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Harper (Guest Voice) 2013-2014
      84% 85% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 80% Last Man Standing Liz (Guest Star) 2012
      100% No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Doris (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 81% Rules of Engagement Deidre (Guest Star) 2009
      5% No Score Yet Surviving Suburbia Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      39% No Score Yet Notes From the Underbelly Julie (Character) 2007-2008
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      63% No Score Yet Happy Family Sara Brennan (Character) 2003-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 33% Cupid Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997