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Meredith Baxter

Actress
Female
Born Jun 21, 1947
Age 68
Hometown City of South Pas...
Other Names Baxter, Meredith Ann

Meredith Baxter, also known for some years as Meredith Baxter-Birney, is an American actress and producer. She is known for her acting roles including three television series: Family (1976–1980), an ABC television-network drama, Family Ties (1982–1989), an NBC television-network situation comedy, and Dan Vs. (2011–present), a situation comedy on The Hub television-network.… Read More

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Meredith Baxter
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Age 68

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siblings

  • Richard Baxter
    Richard Baxter
    Brother, Age 72
  • Brian Baxter
    Brian Baxter
    Brother, Age 70

children

  • Ted Bush
    Ted Bush
    Son, Age 49
  • Eva Bush
    Eva Bush
    Daughter, Age 47
  • Kate Birney
    Kate Birney
    Daughter, Age 42
  • Mollie Birney
    Mollie Birney
    Daughter, Age 32
  • Peter Birney
    Peter Birney
    Son, Age 32

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CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Coincidentally, her co-star Michael Gross (who played her husband Steven Keaton) shares the same birthday, June 21, 1947.

TEENAGE

1966 19 Years Old Baxter has been married three times and has five children. In 1966, she married Robert Lewis Bush and they had two children — Theodore Justin ("Ted"; born 1967) and Eva Whitney (born August 6, 1969); the couple was divorced in 1971.

TWENTIES

1972 25 Years Old She got her first big break on television in 1972 as one of the stars of Bridget Loves Bernie, a CBS television-network situation comedy.
1974 27 Years Old 1 More Event
The series was canceled after one season, but her co-star, David Birney became her second husband in 1974.

THIRTIES

1986 39 Years Old In 1986, during her time on Family Ties, Baxter garnered critical acclaim for her dramatic performance as Kate Stark in the well-known NBC television movie Kate's Secret, about a seemingly "perfect" suburban housewife and mother who is secretly suffering from bulimia nervosa. … Read More

FORTIES

1989 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Following their marriage and until their divorce in 1989, she was credited as Meredith Baxter-Birney, under which name she became widely known several years later on Family. … Read More
1994 47 Years Old In 1994, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her role as a lesbian mother raising a young son, in Other Mothers (1993), a CBS Schoolbreak Special. … Read More
1995 48 Years Old In 1995, she married actor and screenwriter Michael Blodgett; they were divorced in 2000. … Read More

FIFTIES

1997 50 Years Old In 1997, Baxter once again played the mother of a character played by Michael J. Fox, this time in 2 episodes of Spin City.
2002 55 Years Old …  Baxter said she first realized she was a lesbian when she began her first same-sex relationship in 2002.
2005 58 Years Old In 2005, she began appearing in television commercials for Garden State Life Insurance Company.
2006 59 Years Old In 2006, she temporarily co-hosted — with Matt Lauer — Today, the NBC morning news and talk show.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 60 Years Old In 2007, she made a guest appearance on What About Brian, an ABC drama series. … Read More
2008 61 Years Old Baxter was the guest speaker at the 2008 Southern Commencement for National University in La Jolla, California, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the university.
2009 62 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 2, 2009, she came out as a lesbian during an interview with Matt Lauer on Today, and on the Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius-XM OutQ 102.
2011 64 Years Old Her memoir, titled Untied, was published in 2011.
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