Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter

Highest Rated: 94% All the President's Men (1976)

Lowest Rated: 30% The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)

Birthday: Jun 21, 1947

Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, USA

Meredith Baxter carved out a niche in the 1970s and 1980s as an easygoing, often-brainy, all-American blonde most prominently featured on NBC's popular sitcom, "Family Ties" (1982-89). Baxter arrived as a regular in millions of American households on the controversial sitcom, "Bridget Loves Bernie" (CBS, 1972-73) when she married her onscreen partner, David Birney, assuming her new stage name - Meredith Baxter-Birney - for much of her career. She went on to earn two Emmy Award nominations as the worldly older sister on the ABC drama "Family" (1976-1980) before landing her signature role as Elyse Keaton, the kindly abiding mother of Michael J. Fox's precocious young Republican, Alex P. Keaton, in "Family Ties." Baxter would make a second career as the centerpiece of soapy TV movies-of-the-week, highlighted by her Emmy-nominated performance as a notorious true-life convicted murderess in "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" (CBS, 1992) as well as a sequel soon after. Her onscreen trials would be reflected in her private battles with alcoholism and breast cancer and, more recently, her late-life realization she was a lesbian, coming out publicly in 2009 to brief media frenzy. Beyond her real-life foibles and her seemingly unabating movie-of-the-week travails, Baxter's pop cultural imprint would ever remain the sweet-natured Midwestern mom Elise Keaton, who taught Americans long before it was a major social issue, that family could always trump political division.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas on the Vine Carla Kilgore (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undateable John Beatrice - John's Mother (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 33% Becoming Santa Mrs. Claus (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reading, Writing & Romance Elaine (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 31% Shadow on the Mesa Emily Rawlins (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 32% Naughty or Nice Carol Kringle (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raid of the Rainbow Lounge Narrator - 2012
No Score Yet 22% Airline Disaster President Harriet Franklin (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 33% Bound by a Secret Ida Mae (Character) - 2009
30% 58% The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Harper Green (Character) $152.8K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise, Texas Liz Cameron (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 32% Angel in the Family Lorraine (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 14% Aftermath Carol (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 40% Devil's Pond Kate (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 65% A Christmas Visitor Carol Boyajian (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 49% Murder on the Orient Express Mrs. Caroline Hubbard (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 40% A Mother's Fight for Justice Terry Stone (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wednesday Woman Muriel Davidson (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 62% Holy Joe Annie Cass (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle on the 17th Green Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Down Will Come Baby Leah Garr (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 76% The Inheritance Beatrice Hamilton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend Cow (Voice) - 1997
No Score Yet 59% Miracle in the Woods Sarah Weatherby (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Higgins Clark's Let Me Call You Sweetheart D.A. Kerry McGrath (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Jimmy Maggie Stapp (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayed: A Story of Three Women Amanda Nelson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Breast Joyce Wadler (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Mountain Margaret Reed (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet For the Love of Aaron Margaret Gibson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 67% Darkness Before Dawn Mary Ann Guard (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 78% A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Betty Broderick (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 60% Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter Betty Broderick (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bump in the Night Martha "Red" Tierney (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mother's Justice Lila (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burning Bridges Lynn Hollinger (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kissing Place Florence Tulane (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jezebel's Kiss Virginia De Leo (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Knows Too Much Samantha White (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winnie Winnie (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Journey Home Maura Wells (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate's Secret Kate Stark (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 67% The Rape of Richard Beck Barbara McKee (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Vacation Elyse Keaton (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Your Best Shot Carol Marriner (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Lives of Carol Letner Carol Letner (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Man Mercedes Cole (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 63% Little Women Meg March (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Us Against the World Sunny (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Night Unknown (Character) - 1976
94% 92% All the President's Men Debbie Sloan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The November Plan Mary Kingston (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impostor Julie Watson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night That Panicked America Linda Davis (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Risk Linda Flayly (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stranger Who Looks Like Me Joanne Denver (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Carol Enders Carol Enders (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat Creature Rena Carter (Character) - 1973
67% 38% Ben Eve Garrison (Character) - 1972

TV

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No Score Yet 86% Code Black Joanna (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Guest 2016
No Score Yet 81% Switched at Birth Bonnie (Guest Star) 2015 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Restless Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Instant Mom Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
31% 81% The Neighbors Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2013
70% 71% Glee Liz Stevens (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Elyse Keaton (Guest Voice) 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet What About Brian Frankie (Guest Star) 2007
79% 84% Brothers & Sisters Margaret Packard (Guest Star) 2006
82% 81% The Closer Congresswoman Simmons (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
66% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
14% No Score Yet The Faculty Flynn Sullivan (Character),
Executive Producer
1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Elyse Keaton (Character) 1982-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Nancy Lawrence Maitland (Character) 1976-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Liz Robson (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Jodi Dixon (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridget Loves Bernie Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg (Character) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Jenny (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1971

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