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You can either be a champion or a chicken. The choice is yours.

– Grandma Maxwell to Nikki in Dork Diaries 1

Grandma Maxwell is a recurring character on Dork Diaries. She is Nikki's grandmother. She first appeared in Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life.


Grandma Maxwell lives in a Home for the Aged apartment. She loves to watch the show The Price is Right, and plans to write a how-to manual called The Price is Right for Morons. She currently is taking hip-hop dance classes and has three puppies named Larry, Curly, and Moe after the three stooges.

In Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star, Grandma Maxwell came to the Maxwell house for Thanksgiving and to watch Nikki in the talent show. While having Thanksgiving dinner, she announced that she would be going to see a taping of The Price is Right with her friends, Gladys and Beatrice. However, how she said it made it sound like she was talking about passing away.

In Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker, although not seen, Grandma Maxwell helped Nikki get a dress for the Sweetheart Dance. She leaned about this because of Nikki's sister, Brianna.


Grandma Maxwell wears glasses and has possibly brown curly hair.


Grandma Maxwell is a little senile but also caring and lovable, a lot like Brianna Maxwell.