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Meredith Baxter Biography

Birth Name:
Meredith Ann Baxter
Birth Place:
South Pasadena, California, United States
Actor, producer

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


  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated