Meredith Baxter

Birthday: Jun 21, 1947
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, USA
The daughter of actress Whitney Blake, Meredith Baxter received extensive training in the arts at the Interlochen Summer Camp in Michigan. Meredith worked as an usher, file clerk and cafeteria checker before getting her first film break in Ben (1971). The 5'7" blonde actress entered the "America's sweetheart" category when she was cast as Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg, the prettier half of a Catholic-Jewish married couple, in the TV sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie (1972). While the series lasted only a year, her "reel" marriage became a "real" one when, in 1974, she wed her B Loves B co-star David Birney. In addition to yielding a new, hyphenated professional name for Meredith, her union with Birney produced three children before the couple divorced in the early 1990s (she also had two children from a previous marriage). In between stage appearances in such productions as Hamlet, Guys and Dolls and Butterflies are Free, Meredith played Nancy Lawrence Maitland on the TV dramedy Family, winning two Emmy nominations during her four-year (1976-80) stint with this series. In 1982, Meredith agreed to star as flower child-turned-suburban mom Elyse Keaton on the weekly TV comedy Family Ties, having been assured that she would be the star of the series in fact as well as in name. As it happened, Family Ties was dominated throughout its seven-year run by co-star Michael J. Fox. A prolific TV-movie actress, she owns the distinction of playing the same real-life character twice, with two entirely different interpretations. When she first played accused murderess Betty Broderick in 1992's A Woman Scorned, Meredith was sympathetic to Broderick's plight, and played the role accordingly (earning an Emmy nomination in the process); but by the time 1993's Her Final Fury rolled around, Meredith, like everyone else involved in the project, was convinced that Betty Broderick deserved what she got--and played the role in the manner of a Gothic Novel villainess. A made-for-TV movie fixture over the course of the next decade, Baxter remained a familiar face on the small screen thanks to appearances in such popular shows as The Closer and Cold Case, later showing her playful side with voice work in such animated series' as Family Guy and Dan Vs. A breast-cancer survivor, she received a public-awareness award from the National Breast Cancer Coalition for starring in and coproducing the 1994 drama My Breast.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Becoming Santa Mrs. Claus 2015
No Score Yet Shadow on the Mesa Emily Rawlins 2013
No Score Yet Naughty Or Nice Actor 2012
No Score Yet Raid Of The Rainbow Lounge Actor 2012
No Score Yet Airline Disaster President Harriet Franklin 2010
No Score Yet Bound By A Secret (The Glass Seagull) Ida Mae 2009
No Score Yet We Have To Stop Now Actor 2009
No Score Yet Paradise Texas Actor 2007
27% The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Harper Green 2006
No Score Yet Paradise, Texas Actor 2005
No Score Yet Angel in the Family Lorraine Bishop 2004
No Score Yet Devil's Pond Kate 2003
No Score Yet A Christmas Visitor Carol Boyajian 2002
No Score Yet A Mother's Fight for Justice Terry Stone 2001
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express Caroline Hubbard 2001
No Score Yet Aftermath (A Long Way Home) Carol 2001
No Score Yet Down Will Come Baby Leah Garr 1999
No Score Yet Man of Miracles Annie Cass 1999
No Score Yet Miracle on the 17th Green Susan McKinley 1999
No Score Yet Miracle in the Woods Sarah Weatherby 1997
No Score Yet Louisa May Alcott's 'The Inheritance' Beatrice Hamilton 1997
No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend Cow 1997
No Score Yet After Jimmy Maggie Stapp 1996
No Score Yet Betrayed: A Story of Three Women Amanda Nelson 1995
No Score Yet My Breast Joyce Wadler 1994
No Score Yet For the Love of Aaron Margaret Gibson 1994
No Score Yet Darkness Before Dawn Mary Ann Grand 1993
No Score Yet Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (A Passion for Innocence) Actor 1992
No Score Yet A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Actor 1992
No Score Yet A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Betty Broderick 1992
No Score Yet Safe and Sound: Choosing Quality Child Care Actor 1991
No Score Yet Jezebel's Kiss Virginia 1990
No Score Yet The Kissing Place Florence Tulane 1990
No Score Yet Katie's Secret Actor 1986
No Score Yet The Rape of Richard Beck (The Broken Badge) (Violated) Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Rape of Richard Beck Barbara McKee 1985
No Score Yet Take Your Best Shot Actor 1982
No Score Yet Beulah Land Actor 1980
No Score Yet Little Women Actor 1978
No Score Yet Bittersweet Love Patricia 1977
93% All the President's Men Debbie Sloane 1976
No Score Yet The Invasion of Carol Enders Carol Enders 1974
67% Ben Eve Garrison 1972

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Joanna
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Being Mary Jane
2014-2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
Appearing
  • 2015
100% Switched at Birth
2011-2017
Bonnie Bonnie Tamblyn Dixon
  • 2015
  • 2012
71% Glee
2009-2015
Liz
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
31% The Neighbors
2012-2014
Jackie's Mother Mother Joyner
  • 2013
  • 2012
70% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2005
25% Brothers
2009
Herself
  • 2009
No Score Yet What About Brian
2006-2007
Frankie
  • 2007
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Ellen Rush
  • 2007
  • 2006
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • 2006
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Congresswoman Jane Simmons
  • 2005
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Ms. Jones
  • 2003
66% Spin City
1996-2002
  • 1997
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Eve
  • 1989
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Elyse Keaton
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Jenny
  • 1973
  • 1971

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