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Overview (3)

Born in South Pasadena, California, USA
Birth NameMeredith Ann Baxter
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Meredith Baxter was born on June 21, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, USA as Meredith Ann Baxter. She is an actress and producer, known for All the President's Men (1976), Family Ties (1982) and A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992). She has been married to Nancy Locke since December 8, 2013. She was previously married to Michael Blodgett, David Birney and Robert Lewis Bush.

Spouse (4)

Nancy Locke (8 December 2013 - present)
Michael Blodgett (21 October 1995 - 2000) ( divorced)
David Birney (10 April 1974 - 13 September 1990) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Robert Lewis Bush (23 June 1966 - 1971) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (21)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28. [1976]
Born at 8:18 a.m. PDT.
Daughter of actress/writer Whitney Blake and radio announcer Tom Baxter, who were divorced from each other in 1953, when Meredith was age six.
Graduated from Hollywood High School.
Played 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.
Stepdaughter of Allan Manings.
Is breast cancer survivor and founded the Meredith Baxter Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Has two older brothers: Richard Whitney (b. November 24th 1944) and Brian Thomas (b. February 18th 1946), both born in Los Angeles.
Grandchildren: Sophia and Bella (Eva's daughters) and Eli (Ted's son).
Was 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.
Has been sober since 1989, around the time of her divorce from David Birney.
Came out as gay and announced a planned a memoir, which was ultimately released in 2013.. [December 2009]
Continues to act and also has her own cosmetics line, Meredith Baxter Simple Works, which raises funds for Baxter's breast cancer research foundation. [November 1999]
Gave birth to her first child, Theodore Justin Bush, in 1967. Child's father is her first husband, Robert Lewis Bush.
Both she and her Family Ties (1982) co-star, Michael Gross, share the exact same birthday (June 21, 1947).
Gave birth to her third child, Kathleen Jeanne Birney, on December 5, 1974. Child's father is her second husband, David Birney.
Gave 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.
(December 8, 2013) Married her girlfriend of 7 years, Nancy Locke (a building contractor) after their four-year-long engagement. Former co-star Michael Gross toasted the couple at their wedding.
Gave 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.
Delivered her children Teddy, Eva and Kate naturally and her twins Peter and Mollie via Caesarean section as they were in the breech position.
Accused ex-husband David Birney of emotional and physical abuse in 2011, Birney denied and continues to deny the accusations.

Personal Quotes (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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