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




78% 66% Descendants 3 Fairy Godmother (Character) - 2019
71% 70% 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


No Score Yet 79% Speechless Carla (Guest Star) 2017
88% 88% Trial & Error Gail (Guest Star) 2017
90% 81% Bones Patty (Guest Star) 2017
67% 89% The Real O'Neals Nancy (Guest Star) 2016
15% 59% Truth Be Told Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
89% 81% Cougar Town Mary (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Harper (Guest Voice) 2013-2014
84% 86% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 80% Last Man Standing Liz (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Jackson, VP Doris (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 77% 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 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
63% No Score Yet Happy Family Sara Brennan (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cupid Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997