Margaret Tate

Portrayed by Sandra Bullock

Margaret Tate
Also known as
The witch
Satan's mistress
Date of birth
Chief Editor
Family members
Andrew Paxton (fiance)


"This woman is about as subtle as a gun."

- Andrew Paxton about Margaret.

Margaret Tate was a socially inept Chief Editor from Toronto, Canada. Upon the news that she was being deported back to Canada, Margaret scheduled for herself and her assistant to be married and blackmailed him to agree. He blackmailed her back and while spending time at Andrew's parents' house in Alaska they grew close, fell in love and got engaged properly.

Appearance Edit

Margaret Power Suit

Margaret in her Suit

The slave-driving Margaret Tate is a ruthless and driven woman. She has a terrible reputation in the office and she is also feared by many employees at Colden Books. As the executive editor in chief of Colden Books, Margaret has a strong sense of corporate fashion as Margaret wears a customized black power suit at work.

Margaret Tate has dark brown eyes and long brown hair. At work, she is often seen in her customized black power suit. Margaret pairs her power suit quite uniquely as she does not pair it with pants but with a black 40s-style skirt that is still conservative and fits well in the business sphere.

As for Margaret's hair style at work, Margaret ties up her hair in a sleek ponytail and she does not let down her fringe. Having a strong sense of corporate fashion, Margaret keeps her hairstyle work appropriate. Furthermore, Margaret walks in fabulous high heels with full of pride and confidence. Judging Margaret by the customized power suit that she wears, one can tell the power and characteristics that she possesses.

Personality Edit

Margaret Angry

Bob Calls Margaret a Bitch

Margaret Tate is the most feared woman in Colden Books, a New York publishing company. It took Margaret Tate many years to become the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books. Her arrogant and ruthless behavior are the main reasons why her employees fear and hate her.

The executive editor-in-chief is also a woman who cannot stand her employees not knowing their place. This was shown when Bob Spaulding called her a "poisonous bitch" for firing him because he did not get an author known as Frank the Oprah spot. Margaret did not tolerate any form of nonsense from Bob and proceeded to humiliate Bob using nothing but her words.

Margaret and Superior

Margaret being Two-Faced.

Margaret Tate can also be seen as an extremely two-faced woman. This is because Margaret Tate is always full of arrogance and pride when she is around her employees; however, Margaret Tate is a totally different person in front of her two superiors. In fact, Margaret Tate acts the complete opposite when she is around her superiors; Margaret is very gentle and nice towards her two superiors. This was shown when Margaret was called into her superiors' office. The moment Margaret Tate entered her superior's office, Margaret Tate became a completely different person. Margaret immediately switched from her usual arrogant proud look to a sweet and beautiful smile. In addition, she even joked with her superiors by asking them if they were calling her in because she was going to get a second raise.

The Blackmail

Margaret Blackmails Andrew

Furthermore, Margaret Tate is also an extremely brave woman. This personality of Margaret was shown in many ways. This was first shown when Margaret was informed about her deportation back to Canada. Margaret was so brave that she would do anything to keep her job as the executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books. Margaret then proceeded to blackmail her secretary, Andrew Paxton, to fake a relationship with her and even marry her, so that she could obtain a permanent citizenship of the United States of America.

Margaret Cuts Line

Margaret Cutting Queue

In addition, Margaret Tate was also shown to be a very brave woman when she was at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. After blackmailing her secretary to marry her, Margaret and Andrew went to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Unfortunately for Margaret Tate, the queue at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services was very long. Being an extremely impatient woman, Margaret Tate bravely cut queue. This behavior from Margaret Tate shows that even though she is the successful executive editor-in-chief of Colden Books, Margaret Tate is very rude and has very little ethics.

Margaret's Fear of Drowning

Margaret's Fear of Drowning

Though, despite being the most feared woman in Colden Books, underneath Margaret Tate's tough exterior, Margaret Tate has a some fears as well. For instance, Margaret Tate, to some extent, has aquaphobia. This means that Margaret Tate has some fear of water. Though, Margaret Tate's aquaphobia is very mild. For example, Margaret Tate would think of drowning whenever she has to go near deep waters. This was shown when Margaret was extremely reluctant to get onto a boat when she was on her way to Andrew's parents' home in Alaska. It was later revealed that Margaret Tate does not know how to swim when she fell into a lake.

Notable RelationshipsEdit

Paxton familyEdit


Annie and Margaret.

After recovering from the shock of Margaret's age, Annie and Grace Paxton took a liking to Margaret. They listened to the engagemnt story with joy, laughed as Margaret "played" with Kevin, took her stripping, offered her and Andrew the baby-maker and fitted her in the dress that Annie's grandmother made for her (Annie compared finding Margaret's breast to an egg hunt). After the revelation that their love was fake, Grace and Annie still liked Margaret, aware that because she didn't marry him, she loved him and Annie was interviewed by the INS about their relationship.

Joe didn't like Margaret very much originally and liked her less when he disovered that the marriage was a sham. However, he too forgave her after the revelation that Margaret really loved Andrew.

Andrew PaxtonEdit


Margaret proposes.

Originally, Andrew was no more than a useful assistant to Margaret and Margaret was no more than a fearsome and bitchy boss to Andrew. However when Margaret discovered she was being deported, she concocted a lie and then forced Andrew to marry her by threatening him with his job. He grudgingly complied but blackmailed her with him getting a promotion and him getting to tell his family his way.


First kiss with Andrew.

They flew to Sitka and on the way he annoyed her with small things like refusing to help her with luggage and throwing a bag in the water by "accident". While they both told the story of the engagement, they insulted each other quietly without anyone noticing and at night, Margaret slept in the bed while he slept on the floor. Andrew started taking advantage of the lie by hugging her and rubbing her ass and saying that his family shouldn't see them arguing.

One day, After taking a shower, Margaret realized that there were no towels in the bathroom. She looked around but could only find a small cloth. Realizing the towels were outside of the bathroom, Margaret emerged from the bathroom completely naked to grab a towel but was pestered by Kevin. Margaret was forced to retreat back into the bathroom where she got a little frustrated and apologized to Kevin for attempting to feed him to the Eagle. Later, Margaret used a hair dryer to attack Kevin but Kevin got comfortable instead. Eventually, Margaret managed to lock Kevin in the bathroom but she ran into Andrew. Embarrassed, Margaret covered up her privates and demanded Andrew not to look at her as she was naked. It was later revealed that Andrew saw her hidden tattoo while she was naked.

Margaret grew close to Andrew and one night, she revealed to him many details about her life and he told her she was beautiful. After speaking with Gammy she brought Andrew onto a boat and told him that they shouldn't do it because he could lose everything and his family was wonderful. However, he convinced her to continue with the plan. On the wedding day, Margaret interrupted Ramone and told everyone the truth. She left the barn and went on a boat back to New York. At New York, she packed away her final things and as she asked an employee to take a box, she saw Andrew who told her he loved her and wanted to marry her. She kissed him and he took it as a yes.



Ramone strips.

Although Ramone took an instant liking to Margaret, Margaret is not too fond of Ramone. At Andrew's party, Ramone offered her sushis, she said she wasn't a fish person but he stuffed it into her mouth. After Andrew revealed to everyone that they were engaged, she accidentally spat the sushi on Ramone. When Annie and Grace brought her to a strip club, she was brought on stage with a veil where he stripped for her and got her to smack his ass. He worked as a waiter, a store clerk that sold her a phone, a stripper and a minister for her wedding with Andrew. Ramone stripped for her, sold her a phone and almost married her and Andrew. When interviewed abut her, he said "You can tell she's a good dancer by the way she drinks her soda pop.". Also Margaret she is wearing a white button down dress shirt, with wedding veil and black pants.



Margaret and Kevin.

Gammy warned Margaret not to let Kevin outside as he might be swooped up by eagles. However, Margaret got up to make a phone call one morning and left the door open, Kevin walked out and an eagle snatched him up in the air. While Margaret spoke on the phone, she also ran around the garden trying to get Kevin back. The eagle dropped Kevin, Margaret caught him, and the eagle stole her phone. Margaret proceeded to hold Kevin up, proposing an exchange. Andrew came out and Margaret put Kevin down.

Later, when Margaret emerged from the bathroom naked to grab a towel, Kevin cornered Margaret. Margaret took out a hair drier to attack Kevin but he got comfortable instead. When Kevin got comfortable, she swirled the mat he was on around and locked him in the bathroom until Andrew freed him. At the INS, when Gammy was interviewed she warned the interviewer that Kevin got a little jumpy whenever Margaret was mentioned, she started saying "Margaret" and Kevin barked each time.

Colleauges and employees Edit


Margaret's Superiors

Although Margaret is charming to her superiors, she will still ignore them if necessary. Her employees hate her and fear her but when Andrew proposed to her in the office, they all clapped to congragulate them. Bob Spaulding in particular hated Margaret. He was a senior editor at the book company before Tate fired him for not getting an author known as Frank the Oprah spot. He viciously insults her after she leaves his office and she threatens to have him removed with force and have Andrew video it and put it on you tube. As revenge, he told the INS that the marriage was a fake.


  • Margaret can't swim.
  • Margaret is afraid of drowning.
  • Margaret is from Canada.
  • Margaret has not slept with anyone in over a year.
  • After Bob Spaulding insulted Margaret, she cried in the bathroom.
  • She is allergic to pine nuts.
  • She lives at Central Park West.
  • She got a back tattoo with two swallows the same year her parents died.


  • Margaret Tate: (on sleeping in the same bedroom with Andrew) We love to snuggle. Don't we honey?
  • Andrew Paxton: Huge snugglers.

  • Grandma Annie: [taking a knitted blanket out of the cabinet] If you get chilly tonight use this. It has special powers.
  • Margaret Tate: [takes blanket] Oh. What kind of special powers?
  • Grandma Annie: [smiling] I call it the baby maker.
  • Margaret Tate: Okay. Better be super careful with this.

  • Margaret Tate: Why are you panting?
  • Andrew Paxton: Cause I've been running.
  • Margaret Tate: From Alaska?
  • Andrew: No, the helicoptor