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Overview (3)

Born in Malibu, California, USA
Birth NameMeredith Dawn Salenger
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Meredith Salenger was born and raised in Malibu, California, the daughter of Dottie, an interior designer, and Gary Salenger, a dentist. As a child, she enjoyed performing in front of her family and friends. When she was eight years old, her mother took her to an acting class and Meredith found her calling. Her first role was a small part as a "singing and dancing orphan" in the feature film Annie (1982), directed by John Huston. Then came Meredith's first starring role in the Disney film, The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), which was the first American movie to win the gold award at the Moscow Film Festival. This film also garnered Meredith "Best Actress in a Drama" at the Youth in Film Awards for her wonderful portrayal of the tomboyish Natty Gann. After starring in four more films by the time she was eighteen years old, Meredith left Hollywood for Harvard to further her education. From 1988 until 1992, Salenger attended the university and graduated cum laude with a degree in Psychology which proved she was not only beautiful and talented, but extremely intelligent. Upon her return to Hollywood, Meredith resumed her acting career. Her recent credits include: Lake Placid (1999), The Third Wheel (2002), and an independent film called My Best Friend's Wife (2001). Salenger has appeared in several other independent films including My Apocalypse (2008) and Sparkle and Charm (1997).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Patton Oswalt (4 November 2017 - present)

Trivia (10)

(1988-1992) Attended Harvard University
Graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1992 with a degree in Psychology.
Began her career acting in TV commercials at the age of ten.
Daughter of Dottie Miller Lewis, an interior designer, and Gary Salenger, a dentist.
She is of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent.
Meredith went back to school and got a certificate in mediation from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law in 2009 and went on to successfully mediate over a hundred cases throughout the Los Angeles Superior courts.
Her mother is an interior designer and her father is a dentist.
(November 4, 2017) Married her boyfriend of less than a year Patton Oswalt (they started dating in the spring 2017) at the Jim Henson Company Lot in Hollywood following a 4-month-long engagement. The brief ceremony began at 5:15 pm and lasted 15 minutes. The couple was married by a female friend in a Jewish ceremony. Guests at the intimate ceremony included actress Ever Carradine, Martha Plimpton and Ahmir-Khalib Thompson.
Married Patton Oswalt November 5, 2017.
Has a step-daughter, Alice Rigney Oswalt (b. April 15, 2009).

Personal Quotes (3)

I love working. It's one of the real thrills of my life.
The cameraman isn't thinking about whether you're good that day. He's too busy worrying about what he has to do.
I announced to my mother one day when I was 8 that I wanted to be a serious actress.

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