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Meredith Baxter ACTOR


Meredith Baxter was born on June 21st, 1947 in South Pasadena, California with the middle name Ann to Whitney Blake and Tom Baxter.  Many know of her from her role portraying Elyse Keaton, Michael J. Fox's mother on the television series, "Family Ties" (1982-1989) and also starring Michael Gross, Justine Bateman, Brian Bonsall and Tina Yothers.
Being raised in California and born into a family involved in the industry, her career as an actress began after graduating from Hollywood Hills High School.  Some of her early appearances were on the television series, "The Young Lawyers", "The Doris Day Show" and "The Partridge Family".  Then in 1972, her first substantial role was on the television series, "Bridget Loves Bernie" with David Birney. 

Along with working in television she has also appeared on such films as, "Ben" (1972) co-starring Lee Montgomery, Arthur O'Connell, Kenneth Tobey, Rosemary Murphy and Joseph Campanella and "Stand Up and Be Counted" (1972) starring with Jacqueline Bisset, Stella Stevens and Steve Lawrence, "Bittersweet Love" (1976) starring alongside Lana Turner, Robert Lansing, Celeste Holm, Robert Alda and Scott Hylands, "All the President's Men" (1976) starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander and Martin Balsam.  As her career progressed, she alternated between television roles, film and television movies.  Some of her more well known work includes her appearance on the television movie, "Kate's Secret" (1986) co-starring Ben Masters, Tracy Nelson, Georgann Johnson, Shari Belafonte, Leslie Bevis, Mackenzie Phillips and Edward Asner, followed by a nomination for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for her work in 1992 on, "A Women Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" also starring Stephen Collins, Lori Hallier, Christine Jansen, Debra Jo Rapp, Kelli Williams, Stephen Root, Ralph Bruneau, Clayton Landey, Jandi Swanson, Katherine Cortez, Tricia O'Neil, Aaron Freeman, Jordan Christopher Michael and Michelle Johnson.

Other honors she has received throughout her career include a Daytime Emmy Award in 1994 for her role on the television movie, "Other Mothers".  Other television movie credits include, "For the Love of Aaron" (1994) starring with Nick Mancuso, Keegan MacIntosh, John Kapelos and Malcolm Stewart, "One More Mountain" (1994) with Chris Cooper, Larry Drake and Robert Duncan McNeill, "My Breast" (1994) with Jamey Sheridan, James Sutorius and Sara Botsford and "The Faculty" (1994).  She has also appeared on such television series as, "Cold Case", "Brothers and Sisters", "What About Brian" and "We Have to Stop Now".
In addition to her career as an actress, Baxter also founded the Meredith Baxter Foundation for Breast Cancer Research after becoming a successful breast cancer survivor.  She has also created her own skin care line, Meredith Baxter Simple Works which she uses the profits to help find her foundation.

Most recently she has been seen on the television series, "Dan Vs.", "Switched at Birth" and the television movie, "Naughty Or Nice" (2012).  In 2011 her memoir title, "Untied" was released to the public.   

Meredith Baxter has been married a total of three times.  Her first marriage was in 1966 to Robert Lewis Bush and together they had two children before the marriage came to an end in 1971.  She then married David Birney in 1974 and had three more children during this union before ending their marriage in 1990.  Her third time to marry was in 1995 to Michael Blodgett however by 2000, another marriage came to an end.  In 2009, she came out to the public as a lesbian and currently resides with her partner Nancy Locke.    


2012         Naughty or Nice
2011-2012     Dan Vs. 
2012         Switched at Birth 
2009-2011     Family Guy 
2010         Airline Disaster
2010         We Have to Stop Now
2009         Brothers
2009         Bound by a Secret
2008         The Onion Movie
2006-2007     Cold Case 
2007         What About Brian 
2006         Brothers & Sisters 
2005         The Closer
2005         The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
2005         Paradise, Texas
2004         Angel in the Family
2004         Half & Half
2003         7th Heaven 
2003         Devil's Pond
2003         Aftermath
2002         A Christmas Visitor 
2001         Murder on the Orient Express
2001         A Mother's Fight for Justice
2000         The Wednesday Woman 
1999         Miracle on the 17th Green
1999         Down Will Come Baby 
1999         Holy Joe 
1999         Elevator Seeking
1997         Spin City
1997         Miracle in the Woods 
1997         Let Me Call You Sweetheart 
1997         The Inheritance 
1997         Dog's Best Friend 
1996         After Jimmy
1996         The Faculty
1995         Betrayed: A Story of Three Women
1995         The Faculty
1994         My Breast
1994         One More Mountain
1994         For the Love of Aaron 
1993         CBS Schoolbreak Special
1993         Darkness Before Dawn 
1992         Stolen Love 
1992         Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter
1992         A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story
1991         A Mother's Justice 
1991         Bump in the Night
1990         Jezebel's Kiss
1990         Burning Bridge
1990         The Kissing Place
1982-1989     Family Ties 
1989         American Playhouse 
1989         She Knows Too Much 
1988         Winnie
1987         The Long Journey Home
1986         Kate's Secret 
1985         Family Ties Vacation
1985         The Rape of Richard Beck
1982         Take Your Best Shot 
1977-1982     The Love Boat
1981         The Two Lives of Carol Letner 
1980         Beulah Land 
1976-1980     Family 
1979         The Family Man
1978         Little Women
1978         What Really Happened to the Class of '65? 
1977         The November Plan
1976         Bittersweet Love
1976         Police Woman 
1976         The Wide World of Mystery
1976         Standing Room Only 
1976         All the President's Men
1976         City of Angels 
1975         McMillan & Wife 
1975         Medical Story
1975         The Night That Panicked America
1975         The Streets of San Francisco 
1974-1975     Medical Center 
1975         The Impostor 
1975         Target Risk
1974         Young Love
1974         The Stranger Who Looks Like Me
1974         Barnaby Jones 
1973         The Cat Creature 
1973         Doc Elliot
1972-1973     Bridget Loves Bernie 
1973         The Invasion of Carol Enders 
1972         Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1972         Ben
1972         Stand Up and Be Counted
1971         The Partridge Family
1971         The Doris Day Show
1971         The Young Lawyers 

Matinee Classics - Take Your Best Shot starring Robert Urich, Meredith Baxter Birney, Jeffrey Tambor, Jack Bannon, Claudette Nevins, Richard Roat,  Matthew Faison and Michael Bell

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