Meredith Salenger

Meredith Salenger

Highest Rated: 91% Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018)

Lowest Rated: 9% Dream a Little Dream (1989)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1970

Birthplace: Malibu, California, USA

Meredith Salenger pursued a career as a child and teen actress before pursuing a career in legal mediation, before coming back into the public eye when she became engaged to comedian Patton Oswalt. Born on March 14, 1970 in Malibu, California, Salenger began acting when she was eight years old. She made her onscreen debut as a background actress in John Huston's adaptation of the classic musical "Annie" (1982). Salenger's first starring role came alongside John Cusack and Ray Wise in the Disney period piece "The Journey of Natty Gann" (1985), before taking roles in teen fare such as "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon" (1988), "The Kiss" (1988) and her highest profile role in the teen comedy "Dream a Little Dream" (1989). Salinger then made the surprising decision to put her acting career on hold and go back to school. From 1988 until 1992, she attended Harvard University, eventually graduating cum laude with a degree in psychology. In the late 90s, Salenger once again caught the acting bug, and landed roles in a 1998 episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB/UPN, 1997-2003), as well as the horror comedy "Lake Placid" (1999) and the romantic comedy "The Third Wheel" (2002). For the next few years, Salenger mostly worked in television, including episodes of "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1997-2003) and "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010), before she decided to once again go back to school, eventually earning certificates in Court-Based Mediation of Family Law Matters and Mediating the Litigated Case from Pepperdine University; Salenger worked as a mediator for the Agency for Dispute Resolution in Beverly Hills. In July of 2017, Salenger made waves when she announced her engagement to comedian and actor Patton Oswalt. The news was largely met with happiness for the couple, though some social media troublemakers raised eyebrows over the fact that Oswalt was remarrying so soon after the untimely death of his first wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, who died in April of 2016. Salenger and Oswalt wed on November 4, 2017.

Highest rated movies

The Journey of Natty Gann
Lake Placid
The Prank
Good Advice
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
Village of the Damned
Dream a Little Dream




41% No Score Yet The Prank Unknown (Character) - 2022
60% 90% The Secret Life of Pets 2 Cat Lady (Voice) $158.2M 2019
91% 71% Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Supergirl (Voice) $29.6M 2018
No Score Yet 96% The Second Coming of Christ Dr. Clea (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disorder Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Perfect Daughter Julie Cahill (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 55% The Lamp Lisa Walters (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quality Time Susan Stone (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Werewolf in a Women's Prison Angel (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 27% Out of the Woods Linda (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 21% Grownups Ami Meyer (Character) - 2002
33% 48% Good Advice Amy (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 13% Bug Buster Veronica Hart (Character) - 1999
47% 37% Lake Placid Deputy Sharon Gare (Character) $31.8M 1999
No Score Yet 44% No Code of Conduct Rebecca Peterson (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 83% Dead Beat Donna (Character) - 1995
30% 27% Village of the Damned Melanie Roberts (Character) $8.6M 1995
No Score Yet 44% Venus Rising Maria (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story Robin Coit (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 57% Edge of Honor Alex (Character) - 1991
9% 67% Dream a Little Dream Lainie Diamond (Character) $5.0M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aren't You Even Going to Kiss Me Goodbye? Unknown (Character) - 1988
33% 40% A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Lisa Bentwright (Character) $6.0M 1988
No Score Yet 52% April Morning Ruth Simmons (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 42% The Kiss Amy (Character) $1.6M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Town Amber Wheeler (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Frontier Tina Adamson (Character) - 1986
91% 78% The Journey of Natty Gann Natty Gann (Character) $8.5M 1985


No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday Night In with The Morgans Guest 2020
70% 75% Into the Dark Rose Tooms (Character) 2018
23% 55% Anger Management Meredith (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 81% Dawson's Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Grace Newman (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993