Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-06-21 (74 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: South Pasadena, California, USA

55 Movies · 30 TV shows

Also Known As: Meredith Baxter Birney · Meredith Baxter-Birney

Biography

Meredith Ann Baxter (born June 21, 1947) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles on the CBS sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie, ABC drama series Family (1976–80) and the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1982–89). A five-time Emmy Award nominee, one of her nominations was for playing the title role in the 1992 TV film A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story.

Early Life

Baxter was born in South Pasadena, California, the daughter of actress turned director/producer Whitney Blake and Tom Baxter, a radio announcer. After her parents were divorced in 1953, Baxter and her two brothers, Richard (born 1944) and Brian (born 1946), were raised by their mother in Pasadena. Her second stepfather was situation-comedy writer Allan Manings. She and her Family Ties co-star, Michael Gross, were both born on June 21, 1947.Baxter was educated at James Monroe High School before transferring to Hollywood High School. During her senior year, she attended Interlochen Center for the Arts as a voice major, but returned to Hollywood High, where she graduated in 1965.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Christmas on the Vine

Christmas on the Vine

2020
Brooke, a young marketing executive, goes back to her hometown excited to relive her Christmas memories, while helping a struggling family-owned winery. Tyler is the charismatic, yet stubborn owner of...

2019.

1 Movie
Undateable John

Undateable John

2019
A slacker surf instructor, who's on and off the wagon, gets his life together when he falls for a beautiful but troubled young woman he meets in AA. A romantic doctor.

2017.

1 Movie
The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary

The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary

2017
From "The Golden Girls" to "The Good Place," from "The Rockford Files" to "This Is Us," from Jack, to Johnny, to Jay, to Jimmy, the rich and prolific history of NBC is celebrated. Five-time Emmy Award...

2015.

1 Movie
Becoming Santa

Becoming Santa

2015
The two actors from "Family Ties" are in "Becoming Santa" as Mr and Mrs. They are and Mr. and Mrs. There is a man named Claus. Laura Bell Bundy, Tony Calero and Jesse Hutch are in the film. The movie ...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Finding Carter

Finding Carter

5.5
2014
A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.

2013.

1 Movie
Shadow on the Mesa

Shadow on the Mesa

2013
Wes Rawlins is one of the best bounty hunters. The man responsible for the death of his mother is on the run. Wes thinks he can find his father.

2012.

2 Movies
Raid of the Rainbow Lounge

Raid of the Rainbow Lounge

2012
A full length documentary film recounting the events surrounding the widely publicized and controversial raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar in 2009. Following a sordid aftermath, Fort Worth would bec...
Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice

2012
Santa wanted Krissy to get a delivery. A book shows if a person is nice or naughty. There are some very unusual and unexpected results that the book can find out about people. Krissy knows there are s...

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth

6.88
2011
The story of two teenage girls who were switched in the hospital. Bay Kennish was raised in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while a woman who lost her hearing at an early age was rais...

2010.

1 Movie
Airline Disaster

Airline Disaster

2010
The President must choose between her family and the people in the cities below when she learns that terrorists have hijacked a passenger jet.

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Bound By a Secret

Bound By a Secret

2009
Two old friends who share a life-long secret are forced to face the truth when one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness and wants to put her affairs in order.
TV
Glee

Glee

6.58
2009
In this musical comedy, optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their...

2008.

1 Movie
The Onion Movie

The Onion Movie

2008
Norm is a newscaster who reports on politics, health, culture and entertainment. The fake news stories, celebrity profiles, movie trailers and skits come from The Onion.

2006.

2 TV shows
TV
What About Brian

What About Brian

2006
Brian O'Hara realized he was the last bachelor in his circle of friends when he was in his 30s. Brian is not averse to happily ever after his friends have achieved. Right. The fact that he's in love w...
TV
Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

2006
The Walker family is very close.

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

2005
It's not hard to find guys who want to sleep with him or even date him, but it's not easy to find someone to settle down with. Will he find a Mr if he chooses a sexy teenager, a hunky jock or his ex-b...
TV
The Closer

The Closer

7
2005
A deputy police chief transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit that handles high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Paradise Texas

Paradise Texas

2005
Mack Cameron is stuck between his career and marriage. Mack was on a film shoot in his hometown of Littleton, Texas, when he was inspired by a young boy. It's never too late to be what you might have ...

2004.

1 Movie
Angel in the Family

Angel in the Family

2004
Sisters separated by a lifetime of misunderstanding and their family desperately in need of healing old wounds, are brought back together on one amazing Christmas.

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Cold Case

Cold Case

6.2
2003
When she is assigned cases that have never been solved, the Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling. Lilly Rush combines her instincts and technology to bring about justi...
Devil's Pond

Devil's Pond

2003
A honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a nightmare when Julianne discovers that her new husband is insane.
A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

2003
After an incident of sexual abuse, family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds.

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
A Christmas Visitor

A Christmas Visitor

2002
The family did not celebrate the death of John on Christmas Eve in the Persian Gulf War eleven years ago. They have been so consumed by his death that they have forgotten the joys of the holidays, unt...
TV
Half & Half

Half & Half

2002
Half & Half is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from September 23, 2002, to May 15, 2006. The show focuses on the lives of two paternal half-sisters in their twenties who were estranged throughout...

2001.

2 Movies
A Mother's Fight for Justice

A Mother's Fight for Justice

2001
A mother's quest for justice when her son is critically injured by a drunk driver.
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

2001
Agatha Christie's whodunit goes into the twenty-first century. After finishing a case in Istanbul on the Orient Express, Poirot is returning to London. A rock slide blocks the tracks as the train stop...

2000.

1 Movie
The Wednesday Woman

The Wednesday Woman

2000
A successful mystery author in a vulnerable stage of her life falls for a charismatic ex-con. They begin to bond over their traumatic pasts as their life begins to resemble one of her darker novels.

1999.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the Griffin family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town and the middle kid is not very bright but has a p...
Miracle on the 17th Green

Miracle on the 17th Green

1999
Robert Urich lost his job. He decided to try to make it on the senior golf tour instead of trying to find a new job. He neglects his wife and family.
Man of Miracles

Man of Miracles

1999
In the sleepy town of Vine Creek, a preacher and volunteer fireman wake up to realize that their family and community are at a breaking point. When Joe is called to save a child trapped in a burning b...
Down Will Come Baby

Down Will Come Baby

10
1999
To help her family, she wants to move from Phoenix to Denver. Something unexpected happens when Robin goes to camp with her parents. On Robin's return from camp, she learns that her mom is taking a jo...

1997.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Miracle in the Woods

Miracle in the Woods

1997
Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes...
Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

1997
A female prosecutor sees a woman in a plastic surgeon's waiting room who looks like a girl who was murdered more than a decade ago. The prosecutor is unraveling a ten year old mystery involving betray...
The Inheritance

The Inheritance

1997
A beautiful orphan of mysterious parentage is asked by her adoptive family to help find a husband for their niece, but when two men fall in love with her, she starts a scheme to make her look bad. The...
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...

1996.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
After Jimmy

After Jimmy

1996
Jimmy is a high school senior who is struggling with his school life, family pressures, and future choices. Jimmy kills himself when it gets too much.
TV
7th Heaven

7th Heaven

5
1996
Reverend Eric Camden and his wife Annie have always had their hands full caring for seven children, not to mention the friends, sweethearts and spouses that come and go in the Camden household.
TV
Spin City

Spin City

7
1996
The deputy mayor of New York City is Mike Flaherty. Mike runs the city with the help of his odd staff, which includes an anxious press secretary, a sexist, boorish chief of staff, a sharp and efficien...
TV
The Faculty

The Faculty

1996
The Faculty is a sitcom about a middle school administrator. The show aired on ABC.
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...

1994.

4 Movies
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter

Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter

1994
Betty Broderick is on trial for the murder of her ex- husband and his new wife in the sequel to "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story".
My Breast

My Breast

1994
The New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer inspired the story of hope, courage and redemption. When she receives a troubling diagnosis, she's forced to re-examine her life be...
One More Mountain

One More Mountain

1994
Margaret Reed, a wealthy and proud woman of Chicago unwillingly finds herself a member of the Donner party, a group of pioneers making their way to California by covered wagon in the summer of 1846. A...
For the Love of Aaron

For the Love of Aaron

1994
A woman is threatened with losing her son in a made-for-television movie. Margaret's son is the only one who matters to her. When Margaret begins showing symptoms of mental-illness, the boy's father d...

1993.

1 Movie
Darkness Before Dawn

Darkness Before Dawn

1993
There is an uplifting family drama about the danger of drug addiction. Mary Ann is a nurse at a methadone clinic who falls in love with one of her patients. While helping him overcome his drug addicti...

1992.

1 Movie
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story

A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story

1992
After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal a...

1991.

2 Movies
A Mother's Justice

A Mother's Justice

1991
A young girl named Debbie is attacked by a bus stop one evening and is blindfolded and raped. Her mother, Lila, who is consumed with guilt is determined to catch the rapist...
Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night

1991
Martha "Red" Tierney used to be a hot-shot reporter, but that was before alcohol took over her life. One morning Martha's son, Jonathan, leaves for school, stopping first to meet his father for breakf...

1990.

2 Movies
Jezebel's Kiss

Jezebel's Kiss

1990
Someone runs a woman off a beach road and she sleeps with a developer, his son and a sheriff.
The Kissing Place

The Kissing Place

1990
The boy wants to be someone else. Someone is in danger. A woman is looking for him. A woman can't have a child of her own. A story about a boy who was kidnapped and found out that his abductors were h...

1989.

1 Movie
She Knows Too Much

She Knows Too Much

1989
In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.

1988.

1 Movie
Winnie

Winnie

1988
A woman who is mentally retarded is trying to reach the outside world through her writing.

1987.

1 Movie
The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

1987
A woman is about to remarry when her husband returns from Vietnam. He has been a mercenary or working for the intelligence community and someone who crossed him wants him dead. He and his wife are pre...

1986.

1 Movie
Kate's Secret

Kate's Secret

1986
A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother is a closeted bulimic.

1985.

2 Movies
The Rape of Richard Beck

The Rape of Richard Beck

1985
Richard Beck was viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Beck has never been sympathetic toward the victims he has dealt with on a daily basis, so he must now confront the tough system he was a pa...
Family Ties Vacation

Family Ties Vacation

1985
In this two-hour TV movie episode of Family Ties, the Keaton family goes on vacation to London, England, and become entangled in an espionage plot.

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Take Your Best Shot

Take Your Best Shot

1982
An actor makes fun of unemployment and a failing marriage in a movie.
TV
Family Ties

Family Ties

6.11
1982
Alex and Andrew were raised by Steven and Elyse.

1981.

1 Movie
The Two Lives of Carol Letner

The Two Lives of Carol Letner

1981
A former call-girl who has left the profession to pursue a college career is recruited by the police to turn one more trick in order to trap the person who laundered money.

1980.

1 TV show
TV
Beulah Land

Beulah Land

1980
NBC aired a three-part American television miniseries adaptation of Lonnie Coleman's novels from October 7 to 9, 1980.

1979.

1 Movie
The Family Man

The Family Man

1979
A happily married family man, owner of a parking garage in Manhattan, is in love with one of his customers.

1978.

1 TV show
TV
Little Women

Little Women

1978
The lives and loves of the four March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth, were chronicled in the two part miniseries. The sisters must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies.

1977.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

7.31
1977
The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's...
The November Plan

The November Plan

1977
A private detective is looking into a suspected overthrow of the U.S. The government. It is based on The Business Plot of 1933.

1976.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
City of Angels

City of Angels

1976
Stephen J created the television series City of Angels. Roy and Cannell worked together on The Rockford Files. Max Allan Collins is an American mystery novelist.
All the President's Men

All the President's Men

3.1
1976
The Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign from his post was the subject of two reporters' investigation during the 1972 elections.
Bittersweet Love

Bittersweet Love

1976
A pregnant woman and her husband discover they are half brother and half sister thanks to their parents.
TV
Family

Family

1976
The Lawrence family lives in Pasadena, California.

1975.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Medical Story

Medical Story

1975
Medical Story aired on NBC from September 4, 1975 to January 8, 1976.
The Night That Panicked America

The Night That Panicked America

1975
A dramatization of an event. "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked a mass panic.

1974.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Stranger Who Looks Like Me

The Stranger Who Looks Like Me

1974
A young woman searching for her birth parents in order to fulfill her sense of identity joins with an organization that fights the bureaucracy keeping adoption records sealed.
TV
Police Woman

Police Woman

5.55
1974
Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson is an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department.

1973.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Cat Creature

The Cat Creature

1973
When a rich man died, an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and a mummy were stolen. The police consult scholars from the local University to help with the investigation, which is taking a more serious turn...
TV
Doc Elliot

Doc Elliot

1973
The show aired from March 5, 1973, until May 1, 1974.
TV
Barnaby Jones

Barnaby Jones

4.75
1973
A father and daughter-in-law run a private investigation firm. The show ran on CBS from January 28, 1973, to April 3, 1980, and was a replacement show. William Conrad reprised his role as Frank Cannon...
The Invasion of Carol Enders

The Invasion of Carol Enders

1973
A woman is possessed after a brutal attack.

1972.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Bridget Loves Bernie

Bridget Loves Bernie

1972
The premise of the 1920s' Broadway play and 1940s' radio show Abie's Irish Rose inspired the creation of the American television comedy program "Bridget Loves Bernie". The show ran for one season on C...
Stand Up and Be Counted

Stand Up and Be Counted

1972
She goes back to her hometown to write an article about the liberation of the women. Her sister and mother were in agreement with feminist arguments.
TV
The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

6.86
1972
Two police officers. Murders and other serious crimes are investigated by Inspector Keller and Stone. Stone was a second father to Keller as he learned the ins and outs of detective work.
Ben

Ben

2.4
1972
A boy is near a rat. Many people have died because of the leader of the pack of rats.

1970.

1 TV show
TV
The Partridge Family

The Partridge Family

1970
A widowed mother and her five children embark on a music career in a sitcom. I am.

1969.

1 TV show
TV
Medical Center

Medical Center

6.17
1969
Medical Center aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. MGM Television produced it.

1968.

1 TV show
TV
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

5
1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians ...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Vanities

Vanities

Three best friends grow up and apart in three acts, starting as high school cheerleaders in Texas in 1963, then as college seniors in Austin, Texas in 1968, and finally as adults in New York City in 1...
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