Meredith Baxter

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Meredith Baxter
Birth name Meredith Ann Baxter
Born June 21, 1947 in Pasadena, California, USA
Sometimes credited as Meredith Baxter Birney
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Bridget Loves Bernie Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg 1972–1973 1
(credited as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Nancy Lawrence Maitland 1976–1980 2 3 4 5
Family Ties
(credited as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Elyse Keaton 1982–1989 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The Faculty Flynn Sullivan 1996 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Doris Day Show April 3x26 - Young Love March 15, 1971
The Partridge Family Jenny 2x14 - Where Do Mermaids Go? December 31, 1971
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 6x21 - Show 137 February 19, 1973
Barnaby Jones
(credited as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Jenny Sutherland 2x15 - The Deadly Jinx January 13, 1974
The Streets of San Francisco
(credited as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Jodi Dixon 4x06 - Deadly Silence October 16, 1975
McMillan & Wife
(credited as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Faye Leonard 5x04 - Secrets for Sale December 7, 1975
Police Woman
(credited as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Liz Robson 3x05 - Sarah Who? October 26, 1976
The Love Boat
(credited as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Sandy Rytell 1x01 - The Captain and the Lady / One If by Land / Centerfold September 24, 1977
Spin City Macy Flaherty 2x09 - Family Affair (1) November 19, 1997
Spin City Macy Flaherty 2x10 - Family Affair (2) November 26, 1997
7th Heaven Ms. Jones 8x09 - Go Ask Alice November 17, 2003
Half & Half Joan Tyrell 2x23 - The Big Rules of Engagement Episode May 17, 2004
The Closer (2005) Congresswoman Simmons 1x06 - Fantasy Date July 18, 2005

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Take Your Best Shot Carol Marriner October 12, 1982 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
The Rape of Richard Beck Barbara McKee May 27, 1985 ABC Monday Night Movie
Family Ties Vacation Elyse Keaton September 23, 1985 Family Ties
Kate's Secret Kate Stark November 17, 1986 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
The Long Journey Home Maura Wells November 29, 1987 CBS Sunday Movie
Winnie Winnie October 10, 1988 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
She Knows Too Much Samantha White January 29, 1989 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Betty Broderick March 1, 1992 CBS Sunday Movie
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter Betty Broderick November 1, 1992 CBS Sunday Movie
Other Mothers Paula Hensen October 12, 1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares (1966) July 2-6, 1973
The Hollywood Squares (1966) July 30-August 3, 1973
Maury September 27, 1991

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1977, 1978)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1992)
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story