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Meredith Baxter

Highest Rated:   93% All the President's Men (1976)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
26% 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
63% Ben
  • Eve Garrison
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Code Black
2015
  • Joanna
  • 2016
No Score Yet Being Mary Jane
2014
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Switched at Birth
2011
  • Bonnie Bonnie Tamblyn Dixon
  • 2015
  • 2012
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Liz
  • 2013
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Jackie's Mother Mother Joyner
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2008
25% Brothers
2009
  • Herself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Ellen Rush
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Actor
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Congresswoman Jane Simmons
  • 2005
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
  • Ms. Jones
  • 2003

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