ABOUT THE SHOW:
Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. He loves to have adventures while he’s traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. While Mike is king of the hill at work, he’s the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women — namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 22- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 14-year-old Eve. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted (much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers). As a result of Vanessa’s increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before.
MEET THE CAST:
TIM ALLEN – Mike Baxter
Tim Allen starred as lovable everyman Tim Taylor in one of the most successful television series of the 90’s, Home Improvement. The decade-long success earned Tim a Golden Globe® Award, an Emmy® nomination, and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a Television Series for an unprecedented eight years in a row. Before Home Improvement, Allen began his rise to stardom as a stand-up comic in the 1980’s. He made his film debut in 1994, playing a holiday icon in The Santa Clause, earning another People’s Choice Award. He has also made a career voicing beloved space ranger Buzz Lightyear in the smash hit Toy Story films.
NANCY TRAVIS – Vanessa Baxter
Nancy Travis was born in New York and grew up in both Baltimore and Boston. She returned to New York to study drama at New York University and, soon after, joined the national touring company of Neil Simon’s hit play, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Travis made her feature film debut in the blockbuster comedy Three Men and a Baby, and has added to her film credits with roles in The Jane Austen Book Club, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Internal Affairs, Air America, Three Men and a Little Lady, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Vanishing, Greedy, Fluke, Destiny Turns on the Radio and Bogie. On the small screen, she starred in Becker with Ted Danson, Almost Perfect for CBS, and in the television movies My Last Love and Fallen Angels. She also starred on TBS’ hit comedy The Bill Engvall Show for three seasons.
KAITLYN DEVER – Eve Baxter
Kaitlyn Dever is one of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents. From working with the likes of Clint Eastwood to Diane Lane, she has steadily proven that she is one to watch, and at the age of 16 she already has some impressive film and television credits. Dever can be seen showcasing her versatility in the films The Spectacular Now and Short Term 12. Short Term 12 premiered at SXSW 2013, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative as well as the Audience Award. Dever herself was labeled the summer’s indie “it” girl and was highlighted as an SXSW breakout. She also plays a supporting role in the feature film Laggies, opposite Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightly, set for release in 2014.
MOLLY EPHRAIM – Mandy Baxter
Molly Ephraim, who is best known for playing Ali in Paranormal Activity 2 and Wendy Greenhut in the 2008 film College Road Trip, was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In 2008 she graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Religion, where she was a member of the Princeton University Triangle Club. She also performed in and choreographed various shows for the Princeton University Players and Theatre Intime. On television, Ephraim has had roles on episodes of Royal Pains, Law & Order and the pilots Hench at Home and The Wonderful Maladys. She made her Broadway debut in 2002 as Little Red Riding Hood in the Broadway revival of Into the Woods, receiving a Drama League Award nomination. Ephraim was later seen as Bielke in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
AMANDA FULLER – Kristin Baxter
Amanda Fuller first captured the hearts of audiences as intern Morgan Peterson on Grey’s Anatomy. In addition to her role on Last Man Standing she can be seen in 2013’s indie thriller Cheap Thrills, alongside Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner and Pat Healy. Fuller spent the bulk of her youth acting and modeling, gaining valuable experience in dance, theater and commercials. She booked her first major TV movie role at the age of eight, in Tales of the City, opposite Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis. She has played captivating characters on over 35 television series including That ‘70s Show, The Practice, Life, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Without a Trace and Law & Order: SVU, as well as various films made for television. She has also been on the big screen in several independent features.