Fast Facts

  • Made feature-film debut in the 1972 thriller Ben.
  • Played the role of a young adoptee in search of her biological mother in the 1974 made-for-TV drama The Stranger Who Looks Like Me; her real-life mother, Whitney Blake, was cast as her on-screen birth mom.
  • Starred opposite then-husband David Birney in the CBS movie The Long Way Home (1987).
  • 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.
  • Developed Meredith Baxter Skin Care Products.
  • Spearheaded the Meredith Baxter Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

Awards

  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Peter David Edwin Birney — Son
  • Brian Thomas Baxter — Brother
  • Richard Whitney Baxter — Brother
  • Nancy Locke — Wife
  • Whitney Blake — Mother
  • Robert Lewis Bush — Ex-husband
  • Allan Manings — Stepfather
  • Eva W. Bush — Daughter
  • Michael Blodgett — Ex-husband
  • Tom Baxter — Father
  • David Birney — Ex-husband
  • Ted Bush — Son
  • Kate Birney — Daughter
  • Mollie Elizabeth Birney — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Meredith Ann Baxter
  • Birth Place: South Pasadena, California, United States
  • Birthday: June 21, 1947, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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