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Melanie Paxson


Melanie Paxson was born in Champaign, Illinois, and received her B.A. degree in theater from the University of Missouri. Relocating to Chicago, she received more training at the famed Second City and performed with another renowned theater troupe, Steppenwolf Theatre. Moving into the television arena, Paxson worked on two TV series filmed entirely... See full bio »
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Known For

Saving Mr. Banks
(2013)
Descendants
Descendants Fairy Godmother
(2015)
Happy Family
Happy Family Sara Brennan
(2003-2004)

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 2017 Bones (TV Series)
Patty
 2016 The Real O'Neals (TV Series)
Nancy
- The Real Move (2016) ... Nancy
- The Real Book Club (2016) ... Nancy
 2015-2016 TMI Hollywood (TV Series)
Various / Host
- Shants! (2016) ... Host / Various
- Christmas Cramps (2015) ... Various
 2015 Truth Be Told (TV Series)
Linda
- The Tell-Tale Tacos (2015) ... Linda
- The Ecosystem (2015) ... Linda
- Big Black Coffee (2015) ... Linda
 2015 The Outfield
Judith Meola
 2015 Descendants (TV Movie)
Fairy Godmother
 2015 Cougar Town (TV Series)
Mary
- Mary Jane's Last Dance (2015) ... Mary
- A Two Story Town (2015) ... Mary
 2015 Come Simi
Lucy
 2013-2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
Harper
- Roger Passes the Bar (2014) ... (voice)
- Permanent Record Wrecker (2014) ... (voice)
- Crotchwalkers (2013) ... Harper (voice)
 2014 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Mrs. Turnsworth
- Giants (2014) ... Mrs. Turnsworth
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
Dolly
 2013 Ending Up (Short)
Blair
 2012 Last Man Standing (TV Series)
Liz
- The Spotlight (2012) ... Liz
 2011 The Exes (TV Series)
Rebecca
- Lutz and the Real Girl (2011) ... Rebecca
 2007-2010 Notes from the Underbelly (TV Series)
Julie
- The Weekend (2010) ... Julie (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
- Accidental Family Bed (2010) ... Julie
- Spinning Out of Control (2010) ... Julie
- The Circle of Life (2010) ... Julie
- Odd Man Out (2010) ... Julie
 2009-2010 True Jackson, VP (TV Series)
Doris Aden / Doris
- The Hunky Librarian (2010) ... Doris (as Melanie Paxton)
- Max Mannequin (2009) ... Doris Aden
- True Matchmaker (2009) ... Doris Aden (as Melanie Paxton)
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Miss Colletto
- Bite Me (2009) ... Miss Colletto
 2009 Rules of Engagement (TV Series)
Deidre
- Twice (2009) ... Deidre
 2009 Surviving Suburbia (TV Series)
Carla
- Project Run Away (2009) ... Carla
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Nancy Katz, soon to be Ellis
- A La Cart (2007) ... Nancy Katz, soon to be Ellis
 2005-2006 Joey (TV Series)
Marci
 2005 Kitchen Confidential (TV Series)
Jessica
- You Lose, I Win (2005) ... Jessica
 2005 Related (TV Series)
Kathy
- Cry Me a Sister (2005) ... Kathy
 2004 Quintuplets (TV Series)
Lisa
- Quint Con (2004) ... Lisa
 2003-2004 Happy Family (TV Series)
Sara Brennan
- Dear Mom (2004) ... Sara Brennan
- The Shampoo Effect (2004) ... Sara Brennan
- The Play (2004) ... Sara Brennan
- The Juicer (2004) ... Sara Brennan
- Secrets (2004) ... Sara Brennan
 2003 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Teri
- Two Girls for Every Boy (2003) ... Teri (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
 2002 Dexter Prep (TV Movie)
Meg (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
 2002 Slackers
Pissed Off Co-Ed (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
 2001 Kristin (TV Series)
Madeline
- The Escort (2001) ... Madeline (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
 2000 Ready to Rumble
Wendy (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
 1999 The Opera Lover
Bibi (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
 1998-1999 Cupid (TV Series)
Jaclyn
- The Children's Hour (1999) ... Jaclyn (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
- Grand Delusions (1999) ... Jaclyn (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
- A Great Personality (1999) ... Jaclyn (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
- Heart of the Matter (1998) ... Jaclyn (as Melanie Moore)
- A Truly Fractured Fairy Tale (1998) ... Jaclyn (as Melanie Moore)
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Candace
- A Regular Joe (1997) ... Candace (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Melanie Deanne Moore | Melanie Moore | Melanie Paxon | Melanie Paxton

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Recognized for her ubiquitous presence as a "mom" character in TV commercials during the 2010s, appearing in ads for Target, Red Robin, Fiber One, Progressive, and many others. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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