Meredith Baxter Net Worth

What is the estimated net worth of the actress Meredith Baxter? She is a person both men and women like and cherish. It is people like she who make us look up to Hollywood and other movie stars. We will talk about her net worth, but first, a little bit more about the actress herself. She is an American born in South Pasadena, California, U.S. on the June 21, 1947. Finding her talents at quite a young age, she studied and later graduated from James Monroe High School, Hollywood High School, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Over a period of time she was selected to appear in many movies and TV shows. Popular in her home country and across the globe, Meredith Baxter stands at 5′ 7″ (1.7 m). Robert Lewis Bush (1966-1969), David Birney (1974-1989), Michael Blodgett (1995-2000), Nancy Locke (m. 2013) and Eva Bush, Mollie Birney, Kate Birney, Peter Birney, Ted Bush make up her family. Since we know that Hollywood actors earn six, seven or even eight figure sums, Meredith Baxter is no exception, having an estimated net worth of $7 Million.

Read more about Meredith Baxter Biography

To begin with, Meredith is the daughter of the actress Whitney Blake and the radio announcer Tom Baxter. After her parents’ divorce in 1953, Baxter and her two brothers went on living with their mother in Pasadena.

Concerning the professional career of the actress, Baxter debuted at the beginning of the 1970s in television series such as “The Young Lawyers” and “The Partridge Family”. In the horror film “Ben” (1972), she played one of the leads, then from 1976 to 1980, she portrayed one of the main characters in the television series “An American Family”, for which role she was nominated for a prestigious Emmy Award twice, in 1977 and 1978. Her net worth was well established.

From 1982 to 1989, Meredith played in the successful family series “Family Ties” at the side of Michael J. Fox; in the sitcom “Spin City”, she had a guest appearance as the mother of Fox. Baxter played one of the major roles in the drama film “Rape of Richard Beck” (1985), for which she won an Emmy Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award. In the thriller film “Deadly Greed” (1990) she played alongside Malcolm McDowell and Meg Foster, then for her starring role in the television thriller “Till Murder Do Us Part” (1992) Baxter received her third nomination for the Emmy Award. Her net worth continued to grow.

In 1996, she was seen in the television series “The Faculty”. In “Devil’s Pond” (2003) she played alongside Tara Reid, and between 2006 and 2007 she appeared in the television series “Cold Case – Crimes Unresolved”, in the role of detective Lilly Rush’s mother. Afterwards, she appeared in television movies including “Bound by a Secret” (2009) and “Naughty or Nice” (2012), as well as starred in the television series “The Young and the Restless” (2014) and “Switched at Birth” (2015). All the aforementioned roles added significant sums to the total size of Meredith Baxter net worth.

Finally, in the complicated personal life of the actress, she married four times and has five children. From 1966 to 1971, she was married to Robert Lewis Bush, with whom she had two children. From 1974 to 1990, she was married to actor David Birney, with whom she had three children, then from 1995 to 2000 she was married to the actor and writer Michael Blodgett. However, at the end of 2009 she declared herself to be a lesbian, and disclosed her relationship with Nancy Locke, whom she married at the end of 2013.

She was diagnosed with a breast cancer in 1999; after Meredith underwent successful treatment, she founded the Meredith Baxter Foundation for research on breast cancer.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Meredith Baxter
  • Net Worth: $7 Million
  • Date Of Birth: June 21, 1947
  • Place Of Birth: South Pasadena, California, U.S.
  • Height: 5′ 7″ (1.7 m)
  • Profession: Actress, Producer, Author
  • Education: James Monroe High School, Hollywood High School, Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Robert Lewis Bush (1966-1969), David Birney (1974-1989), Michael Blodgett (1995-2000), Nancy Locke (m. 2013)
  • Children: Eva Bush, Mollie Birney, Kate Birney, Peter Birney, Ted Bush
  • Parents: Whitney Blake, Tom Baxter
  • Siblings: Richard Baxter, Brian Baxter
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  • Awards: TV Land Fan Favorite Award
  • Nominations: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress (1977, 1978), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress (1992), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special (1994), TV Land Award (2007), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer (2015)
  • Movies: “Ben” (1972), “Burning Bridges” (1990), “My Breast” (1994), “Holy Joe” (1997), “Murder on the Orient Express” (2001), “Angel in the Family” (2004)
  • TV Shows: “Family” (1976-1980), “Family Ties” (1982-1989), “A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story” (1992), “Bridget Loves Bernie” (1972), “Spin City” (1997), “Cold Case” (2006-2007), “Dan Vs.” (2011), “Finding Carter” (2014-2015), “Oprah Winfrey Show” (2011)


  • [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.


  • Delivered her children Teddy, Eva and Kate naturally and her twins Peter and Mollie via Caesarean section as they were in the breech position.
  • 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.
  • (December 8, 2013) Married her girlfriend of 7 years, Nancy Locke, after their four-year-long engagement. Former co-star Michael Gross toasted the couple at their wedding.
  • 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.
  • Gave birth to her third child, Kathleen Jeanne Birney, on December 5, 1974. Child’s father is her second husband, David Birney.
  • Both she and her “Family Ties” (1982) co-star Michael Gross share the exact same birthday (June 21, 1947).
  • Gave birth to her first child, Theodore Justin Bush, in 1967. Child’s father is her first husband, Robert Lewis Bush.
  • Continues to act and also has her own cosmetics line. [November 1999]
  • Appeared in a commercial for Consumer Cellular. [2009]
  • Came out as gay and will write a memoir. [December 2009]
  • Has been sober since 1989, around the time of her divorce from David Birney.
  • 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.
  • Grandchildren: Sophia and Bella (Eva’s daughters) and Eli (Ted’s son).
  • Has two older brothers: Richard Whitney (b. November 24th 1944) and Brian Thomas (b. February 18th 1946), both born in Los Angeles.
  • Is breast cancer survivor and founded the Meredith Baxter Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
  • Stepdaughter of Allan Manings.
  • 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.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Graduated from Hollywood High School.
  • Daughter of Whitney Blake.
  • Born at 8:18 a.m. PDT.
  • Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1976” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 28. [1976]


Title Year Status Character
The November Plan 1977 TV Movie Mary Kingston (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Police Woman 1976 TV Series Liz Robson
Bittersweet Love 1976 Patricia Peterson (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Wide World of Mystery 1976 TV Series
Standing Room Only 1976 TV Series Joanne
All the President’s Men 1976 Debbie Sloan
City of Angels 1976 TV Series Mary Kingston
McMillan & Wife 1975 TV Series Faye Leonard
Medical Story 1975 TV Series Sunny / Erica Schiff
The Night That Panicked America 1975 TV Movie Linda Davis (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Streets of San Francisco 1975 TV Series Jodi Dixon
Medical Center 1974-1975 TV Series Priscilla / Paula
The Impostor 1975 TV Movie Julie Watson (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Target Risk 1975 TV Movie Linda Flayly (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Young Love 1974 TV Movie April (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Invasion of Carol Enders 1974 TV Movie Carol Enders
The Stranger Who Looks Like Me 1974 TV Movie Joanne Denver
Barnaby Jones 1974 TV Series Jenny Sutherland
The Cat Creature 1973 TV Movie Rena Carter
Doc Elliot 1973 TV Series Jenny
Bridget Loves Bernie 1972-1973 TV Series Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1972 TV Series Ann Glover
Ben 1972 Eve Garrison
Stand Up and Be Counted 1972 Tracy
The Partridge Family 1971 TV Series Jenny
Insight 1971 TV Series Julie
The Doris Day Show 1971 TV Series April
The Young Lawyers 1971 TV Series Gloria
The Interns 1971 TV Series Millie
Genesis: The Future of Mankind Is Woman 2017 pre-production Dr. Alix Martel
Undateable John post-production Beatrice
Code Black 2016 TV Series Joanna
Skirtchasers 2016 TV Movie Lilah Samuels
Being Mary Jane 2015 TV Series Simone
Becoming Santa 2015 TV Movie Jessica Claus
Finding Carter 2014-2015 TV Series Gammy
Switched at Birth 2012-2015 TV Series Bonnie Tamblyn-Dixon
The Young and the Restless 2014 TV Series Maureen Russell
Instant Mom 2014 TV Series Elyse Keaton
The Neighbors 2013 TV Series Mother Joyner
Reading Writing & Romance 2013 TV Movie Elaine
Glee 2013 TV Series Liz Stevens
Dan Vs. 2011-2013 TV Series Elise Sr.
Shadow on the Mesa 2013 TV Movie Emilie Rawlins
Naughty or Nice 2012 TV Movie Carol Kringle
Family Guy 2009-2011 TV Series Elyse Keaton
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Airline Disaster 2010 Video President Harriet Franklin
We Have to Stop Now 2010 TV Series Judy
Brothers 2009 TV Series TV Mom
Bound by a Secret 2009 TV Movie Ida Mae
The Onion Movie 2008 Cooking Show Chef
Cold Case 2006-2007 TV Series Ellen Rush
What About Brian 2007 TV Series Frankie
Brothers & Sisters 2006 TV Series Margaret Packard
Paradise, Texas 2005 Liz Cameron
The Closer 2005 TV Series Congresswoman Simmons
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green 2005 Harper Green
Angel in the Family 2004 TV Movie Lorraine
Half & Half 2004 TV Series Joan Tyrell
7th Heaven 2003 TV Series Ms. Jones
Devil’s Pond 2003 Kate
Aftermath 2003 TV Movie Carol
A Christmas Visitor 2002 TV Movie Carol Boyajian
Murder on the Orient Express 2001 TV Movie Mrs. Caroline Hubbard
A Mother’s Fight for Justice 2001 TV Movie Terry Stone
The Wednesday Woman 2000 TV Movie Muriel Davidson
Elevator Seeking 1999 Video Ann
Miracle on the 17th Green 1999 TV Movie Susan McKinley
Down Will Come Baby 1999 TV Movie Leah Garr
Holy Joe 1999 TV Movie Annie Cass
Spin City 1997 TV Series Macy
Let Me Call You Sweetheart 1997 TV Movie D.A. Kerry McGrath
Miracle in the Woods 1997 TV Movie Sarah Weatherby
The Inheritance 1997 TV Movie Beatrice Hamilton
Dog’s Best Friend 1997 TV Movie Cow (voice)
After Jimmy 1996 TV Movie Maggie Stapp
The Faculty 1996 TV Series Flynn Sullivan
The Faculty 1995 TV Movie
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women 1995 TV Movie Amanda Nelson
My Breast 1994 TV Movie Joyce Wadler
One More Mountain 1994 TV Movie Margaret Reed
For the Love of Aaron 1994 TV Movie Margaret Gibson
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1993 TV Series Paula Hensen
Darkness Before Dawn 1993 TV Movie Mary Ann Guard
Stolen Love 1992 TV Movie DeeDee
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter 1992 TV Movie Betty Broderick
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story 1992 TV Movie Betty Broderick
A Mother’s Justice 1991 TV Movie Lila
Bump in the Night 1991 TV Movie Martha Tierney (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
Jezebel’s Kiss 1990 Virginia De Leo
Burning Bridges 1990 TV Movie Lynn Hollinger (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
The Kissing Place 1990 TV Movie Florence Tulane
Family Ties 1982-1989 TV Series Elyse Keaton
American Playhouse 1989 TV Series Eve
She Knows Too Much 1989 TV Movie Samantha White (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Winnie 1988 TV Movie Winnie (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
The Long Journey Home 1987 TV Movie Maura Wells (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Kate’s Secret 1986 TV Movie Kate Stark (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Family Ties Vacation 1985 TV Movie Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Rape of Richard Beck 1985 TV Movie Barbara McKee (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Take Your Best Shot 1982 TV Movie Carol Marriner (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
The Love Boat 1977-1982 TV Series Francesca Randall / Sandy Rytell
The Two Lives of Carol Letner 1981 TV Movie Carol Letner (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Beulah Land 1980 TV Mini-Series Lauretta Pennington (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Family 1976-1980 TV Series Nancy Lawrence Maitland
The Family Man 1979 TV Movie Mercedes Cole (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Little Women 1978 TV Mini-Series Meg March
What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? 1978 TV Series Gloria
Title Year Status Character
The Faculty 1996 TV Series executive producer
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women 1995 TV Movie co-executive producer
My Breast 1994 TV Movie co-executive producer
Darkness Before Dawn 1993 TV Movie co-executive producer
She Knows Too Much 1989 TV Movie co-producer – as Meredith Baxter Birney
Title Year Status Character
Independent Lens 2010 TV Series documentary intern – 1 episode
Bump in the Night 1991 TV Movie creative consultant – as Meredith Baxter-Birney
Title Year Status Character
Hell’s Kitchen 2016 TV Series Herself – Restaurant Patron
The Insider 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2015 TV Series Herself
Today 2008-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2015 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Larry King Now 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Doctors 2013 TV Series
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
The Talk 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Raid of the Rainbow Lounge 2012 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
Mom Squad 2010 Short Herself
RuPaul’s Drag U 2010 TV Series Herself – Judge
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2010 TV Series Herself
A Better Life 2006-2007 TV Series Herself – Host
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Daily Buzz 2005 TV Series Herself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Herself
The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Larry King Live 2000 TV Series Herself – Guest
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling 1998 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself – Presenter
1993 Environmental Media Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself – Nominee
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Herself – Guest
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Herself – Guest
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself – Guest
Hour Magazine 1985-1986 TV Series Herself
The 12th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1986 TV Special Herself – Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Dramatic Program (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Missing… Have You Seen This Person? 1985 TV Movie Herself – Host (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1983 TV Special Herself – NBC Team (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Family Feud 1978-1979 TV Series Herself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself – Nominee (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
All-Star Family Feud Special 1978 TV Series Herself – Celebrity Contestant
The Hollywood Squares 1973 TV Series Herself
The Bob Braun Show 1973 TV Series Herself – Actress
Laugh-In 1973 TV Series Herself – Guest Performer
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Herself – Guest
Retrosexual: The 80’s 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary
Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater 1995 TV Series Virginia De Leo
The Dick Cavett Show 1986 TV Series Elyse Keaton


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