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Meredith Ann Baxter was born on the 21st June 1947, in South Pasadena, California USA, and is an actress and television producer, active mainly on television, known particularly for her roles in television series including “Family” (1976–1980) and “Family Ties” (1982 – 1989). For several years she was credited as Meredith Baxter-Birney, taking the surname of her second husband. She has been active in the entertainment industry since 1971.

How much is the net worth of Meredith Baxter? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $7 million, as of the data presented in the late 2016. Television is the main source of Baxter’s fortune.

Meredith Baxter Net Worth $7 Million

To begin with, Meredith is the daughter of the actress Whitney Blake and the radio announcer Tom Baxter. After her parents’ divorce in 1953, Baxter and her two brothers went on living with their mother in Pasadena.

Concerning the professional career of the actress, Baxter debuted at the beginning of the 1970s in television series such as “The Young Lawyers” and “The Partridge Family”. In the horror film “Ben” (1972), she played one of the leads, then from 1976 to 1980, she portrayed one of the main characters in the television series “An American Family”, for which role she was nominated for a prestigious Emmy Award twice, in 1977 and 1978. Her net worth was well established.

From 1982 to 1989, Meredith played in the successful family series “Family Ties” at the side of Michael J. Fox; in the sitcom “Spin City”, she had a guest appearance as the mother of Fox. Baxter played one of the major roles in the drama film “Rape of Richard Beck” (1985), for which she won an Emmy Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award. In the thriller film “Deadly Greed” (1990) she played alongside Malcolm McDowell and Meg Foster, then for her starring role in the television thriller “Till Murder Do Us Part” (1992) Baxter received her third nomination for the Emmy Award. Her net worth continued to grow.

In 1996, she was seen in the television series “The Faculty”. In “Devil’s Pond” (2003) she played alongside Tara Reid, and between 2006 and 2007 she appeared in the television series “Cold Case – Crimes Unresolved”, in the role of detective Lilly Rush’s mother. Afterwards, she appeared in television movies including “Bound by a Secret” (2009) and “Naughty or Nice” (2012), as well as starred in the television series “The Young and the Restless” (2014) and “Switched at Birth” (2015). All the aforementioned roles added significant sums to the total size of Meredith Baxter net worth.

Finally, in the complicated personal life of the actress, she married four times and has five children. From 1966 to 1971, she was married to Robert Lewis Bush, with whom she had two children. From 1974 to 1990, she was married to actor David Birney, with whom she had three children, then from 1995 to 2000 she was married to the actor and writer Michael Blodgett. However, at the end of 2009 she declared herself to be a lesbian, and disclosed her relationship with Nancy Locke, whom she married at the end of 2013.

She was diagnosed with a breast cancer in 1999; after Meredith underwent successful treatment, she founded the Meredith Baxter Foundation for research on breast cancer.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 21, 1947
Birth place: South Pasadena, California, U.S.
Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)
Profession:Actress, Producer, Author
Education:James Monroe High School, Hollywood High School, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Nationality:American
Spouse:Robert Lewis Bush (1966-1969), David Birney (1974-1989), Michael Blodgett (1995-2000), Nancy Locke (m. 2013)
Parents:Whitney Blake, Tom Baxter
Siblings:Richard Baxter, Brian Baxter
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress (1977 (1977), 1978), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress (1992), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special (1994), TV Land Award (2007), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer (2015)
Movies:“Ben” (1972), "Burning Bridges" (1990), "My Breast" (1994), "Holy Joe" (1997), "Murder on the Orient Express" (2001), "Angel in the Family" (2004)
TV shows:“Family” (1976-1980), “Family Ties” (1982-1989), "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" (1992), "Bridget Loves Bernie" (1972), "Spin City" (1997), "Cold Case" (2006-2007), "Dan Vs." (2011), "Finding Carter" (2014-2015), "Oprah Winfrey Show" (2011)
Books:"Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering" (2011)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Delivered her children Teddy, Eva and Kate naturally and her twins Peter and Mollie via Caesarean section as they were in the breech position.
2Gave birth to her second child, Eva Whitney Bush (aka Eva Bush), on August 6, 1969, when she was 22. Child's father is her first husband, Robert Lewis Bush.
3(December 8, 2013) Married her girlfriend of 7 years, Nancy Locke, after their four-year-long engagement. Former co-star Michael Gross toasted the couple at their wedding.
4Gave birth to her twins (her fourth and fifth children) -- Peter David Edwin Birney and Mollie Elizabeth Birney -- on October 2, 1984. Children's father is her second husband, David Birney.
5Gave birth to her third child, Kathleen Jeanne Birney, on December 5, 1974. Child's father is her second husband, David Birney.
6Both she and her "Family Ties" (1982) co-star Michael Gross share the exact same birthday (June 21, 1947).
7Gave birth to her first child, Theodore Justin Bush, in 1967. Child's father is her first husband, Robert Lewis Bush.
8Continues to act and also has her own cosmetics line. [November 1999]
9Appeared in a commercial for Consumer Cellular. [2009]
10Came out as gay and will write a memoir. [December 2009]
11Has been sober since 1989, around the time of her divorce from David Birney.
12Was seven months pregnant with her twins, Peter and Mollie, when she went on maternity leave from filming Family Ties (1982). Returned to work one month after giving birth.
13Grandchildren: Sophia and Bella (Eva's daughters) and Eli (Ted's son).
14Has two older brothers: Richard Whitney (b. November 24th 1944) and Brian Thomas (b. February 18th 1946), both born in Los Angeles.
15Is breast cancer survivor and founded the Meredith Baxter Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
16Stepdaughter of Allan Manings.
17Played Michael J. Fox's mother in long-running comedy series Family Ties (1982) (1982-1989) and guest-starred as Michael J. Fox's mother in the Spin City (1996) episode Spin City: Family Affair (1997) in 1997.
18Is a vegetarian.
19Graduated from Hollywood High School.
20Daughter of Whitney Blake.
21Born at 8:18 a.m. PDT.
22Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28. [1976]


Quotes

#Quote
1[on coming out to stepfather Allan Manings about her homosexuality] I told him, 'I'm dating women. And he said 'Huh. So am I.' And that was it.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsLady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1993American Television AwardAmerican Television AwardsBest Actress in a Made for TV MovieHer Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialA Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesFamily (1976)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesFamily (1976)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The November Plan1977TV MovieMary Kingston (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Police Woman1976TV SeriesLiz Robson
Bittersweet Love1976Patricia Peterson (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Wide World of Mystery1976TV Series
Standing Room Only1976TV SeriesJoanne
All the President's Men1976Debbie Sloan
City of Angels1976TV SeriesMary Kingston
McMillan & Wife1975TV SeriesFaye Leonard
Medical Story1975TV SeriesSunny / Erica Schiff
The Night That Panicked America1975TV MovieLinda Davis (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV SeriesJodi Dixon
Medical Center1974-1975TV SeriesPriscilla / Paula
The Impostor1975TV MovieJulie Watson (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Target Risk1975TV MovieLinda Flayly (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Young Love1974TV MovieApril (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Invasion of Carol Enders1974TV MovieCarol Enders
The Stranger Who Looks Like Me1974TV MovieJoanne Denver
Barnaby Jones1974TV SeriesJenny Sutherland
The Cat Creature1973TV MovieRena Carter
Doc Elliot1973TV SeriesJenny
Bridget Loves Bernie1972-1973TV SeriesBridget Fitzgerald Steinberg
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1972TV SeriesAnn Glover
Ben1972Eve Garrison
Stand Up and Be Counted1972Tracy
The Partridge Family1971TV SeriesJenny
Insight1971TV SeriesJulie
The Doris Day Show1971TV SeriesApril
The Young Lawyers1971TV SeriesGloria
The Interns1971TV SeriesMillie
Genesis: The Future of Mankind Is Woman2017pre-productionDr. Alix Martel
Undateable Johnpost-productionBeatrice
Code Black2016TV SeriesJoanna
Skirtchasers2016TV MovieLilah Samuels
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesSimone
Becoming Santa2015TV MovieJessica Claus
Finding Carter2014-2015TV SeriesGammy
Switched at Birth2012-2015TV SeriesBonnie Tamblyn-Dixon
The Young and the Restless2014TV SeriesMaureen Russell
Instant Mom2014TV SeriesElyse Keaton
The Neighbors2013TV SeriesMother Joyner
Reading Writing & Romance2013TV MovieElaine
Glee2013TV SeriesLiz Stevens
Dan Vs.2011-2013TV SeriesElise Sr.
Shadow on the Mesa2013TV MovieEmilie Rawlins
Naughty or Nice2012TV MovieCarol Kringle
Family Guy2009-2011TV SeriesElyse Keaton Meredith Baxter
Airline Disaster2010VideoPresident Harriet Franklin
We Have to Stop Now2010TV SeriesJudy
Brothers2009TV SeriesTV Mom
Bound by a Secret2009TV MovieIda Mae
The Onion Movie2008Cooking Show Chef
Cold Case2006-2007TV SeriesEllen Rush
What About Brian2007TV SeriesFrankie
Brothers & Sisters2006TV SeriesMargaret Packard
Paradise, Texas2005Liz Cameron
The Closer2005TV SeriesCongresswoman Simmons
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green2005Harper Green
Angel in the Family2004TV MovieLorraine
Half & Half2004TV SeriesJoan Tyrell
7th Heaven2003TV SeriesMs. Jones
Devil's Pond2003Kate
Aftermath2003TV MovieCarol
A Christmas Visitor2002TV MovieCarol Boyajian
Murder on the Orient Express2001TV MovieMrs. Caroline Hubbard
A Mother's Fight for Justice2001TV MovieTerry Stone
The Wednesday Woman2000TV MovieMuriel Davidson
Elevator Seeking1999VideoAnn
Miracle on the 17th Green1999TV MovieSusan McKinley
Down Will Come Baby1999TV MovieLeah Garr
Holy Joe1999TV MovieAnnie Cass
Spin City1997TV SeriesMacy
Let Me Call You Sweetheart1997TV MovieD.A. Kerry McGrath
Miracle in the Woods1997TV MovieSarah Weatherby
The Inheritance1997TV MovieBeatrice Hamilton
Dog's Best Friend1997TV MovieCow (voice)
After Jimmy1996TV MovieMaggie Stapp
The Faculty1996TV SeriesFlynn Sullivan
The Faculty1995TV Movie
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women1995TV MovieAmanda Nelson
My Breast1994TV MovieJoyce Wadler
One More Mountain1994TV MovieMargaret Reed
For the Love of Aaron1994TV MovieMargaret Gibson
CBS Schoolbreak Special1993TV SeriesPaula Hensen
Darkness Before Dawn1993TV MovieMary Ann Guard
Stolen Love1992TV MovieDeeDee
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter1992TV MovieBetty Broderick
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story1992TV MovieBetty Broderick
A Mother's Justice1991TV MovieLila
Bump in the Night1991TV MovieMartha Tierney (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
Jezebel's Kiss1990Virginia De Leo
Burning Bridges1990TV MovieLynn Hollinger (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
The Kissing Place1990TV MovieFlorence Tulane
Family Ties1982-1989TV SeriesElyse Keaton
American Playhouse1989TV SeriesEve
She Knows Too Much1989TV MovieSamantha White (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Winnie1988TV MovieWinnie (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
The Long Journey Home1987TV MovieMaura Wells (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Kate's Secret1986TV MovieKate Stark (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Family Ties Vacation1985TV MovieElyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Rape of Richard Beck1985TV MovieBarbara McKee (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Take Your Best Shot1982TV MovieCarol Marriner (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Love Boat1977-1982TV SeriesFrancesca Randall / Sandy Rytell
The Two Lives of Carol Letner1981TV MovieCarol Letner (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Beulah Land1980TV Mini-SeriesLauretta Pennington (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Family1976-1980TV SeriesNancy Lawrence Maitland
The Family Man1979TV MovieMercedes Cole (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Little Women1978TV Mini-SeriesMeg March
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV SeriesGloria

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Faculty1996TV Series executive producer
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women1995TV Movie co-executive producer
My Breast1994TV Movie co-executive producer
Darkness Before Dawn1993TV Movie co-executive producer
She Knows Too Much1989TV Movie co-producer - as Meredith Baxter Birney

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens2010TV Series documentary intern - 1 episode
Bump in the Night1991TV Movie creative consultant - as Meredith Baxter-Birney

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2008-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Doctors2013TV Series
Marie2013TV Series documentary
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Raid of the Rainbow Lounge2012DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Mom Squad2010ShortHerself
RuPaul's Drag U2010TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2010TV SeriesHerself
A Better Life2006-2007TV SeriesHerself - Host
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Daily Buzz2005TV SeriesHerself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself
The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Larry King Live2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling1998TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
1993 Environmental Media Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hour Magazine1985-1986TV SeriesHerself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Dramatic Program (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Missing... Have You Seen This Person?1985TV MovieHerself - Host (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Battle of the Network Stars XIV1983TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Family Feud1978-1979TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
All-Star Family Feud Special1978TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Hollywood Squares1973TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Braun Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Laugh-In1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV SeriesVirginia De Leo
The Dick Cavett Show1986TV SeriesElyse Keaton

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