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Meredith Baxter

Meredith BaxterAKA Meredith Ann Baxter

Born: 21-Jun-1947
Birthplace: South Pasadena, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The mother on Family Ties

Actress, daughter of actress Whitney Blake. Once known as Meredith Baxter Birney. Outed herself as lesbian in 2009.


[1] Interview with Matt Lauer, Today, 2 December 2009: "I am a lesbian and it was a later-in-life recognition. Some people would say, well, you're living a lie and, you know, the truth is -- not at all. This has only been for the past seven years... I've always lived a very private life. To come out and disclose stuff is very antithetical to who I am... I did not want some tabloid to take the story and make it up -- I wanted it to be in my own words." Although her recent claim is that she is a "lesbian", we list her as bisexual on account of her past relationships with men, from whom she has borne offspring.

Father: Tom Baxter
Mother: Whitney Blake (actress, b. 20-Feb-1925, d. 28-Sep-2002)
Husband: Bob Bush (m. 23-Jun-1966, div. 1969, one son, one daughter)
Son: Ted
Daughter: Eva
Boyfriend: David Cassidy (actor, dated briefly in 1969)
Husband: David Birney (actor, m. 10-Apr-1974, div. 1989, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Kate
Daughter: Mollie (twin, b. 1984)
Son: Peter (twin, b. 1984)
Husband: Michael Blodgett (m. 21-Oct-1995, div. 2000)
Girlfriend: Nancy Locke (contractor, together since 2005)

    High School: Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA
    High School: Interlochen Arts Academy

    Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
    Hollywood Women's Political Committee
    John Kerry for President
    NARAL
    PAC For a Change
    Planned Parenthood
    Voters for Choice
    New York City Marathon 4:08:30
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Breast Cancer

    TELEVISION
    Cold Case Ellen Rush (2006-07)
    The Faculty Flynn Sullivan (1996)
    Family Ties Elyse Keaton (1982-89)
    Family Nancy Lawrence Maitland (1976-80)
    Bridget Loves Bernie Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg (1972-73)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Airline Disaster (29-Jun-2010)
    The Onion Movie (7-Jan-2008)
    The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (29-Apr-2005)
    Devil's Pond (16-May-2003) · Kate
    A Christmas Visitor (21-Dec-2002)
    Murder on the Orient Express (22-Apr-2001)
    A Mother's Fight for Justice (12-Feb-2001)
    Aftermath (2001)
    Down Will Come Baby (4-May-1999)
    Man of Miracles (28-Mar-1999)
    Miracle in the Woods (26-Oct-1997)
    The Inheritance (6-Apr-1997)
    Darkness Before Dawn (15-Feb-1993)
    Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1-Nov-1992)
    A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1-Mar-1992)
    Bump in the Night (6-Jan-1991)
    Winnie (10-Oct-1988)
    The Rape of Richard Beck (27-May-1985)
    Beulah Land (7-Oct-1980)
    Little Women (2-Oct-1978)
    Bittersweet Love (Oct-1976) · Patricia
    All the President's Men (7-Apr-1976) · Debbie Sloan
    The Night That Panicked America (31-Oct-1975)
    The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (6-Mar-1974)
    Ben (23-Jun-1972)
    Stand Up and Be Counted (May-1972)

Author of books:
Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering (2011)


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