(Topics: Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Cancer), One of TV's favorite mothers, Meredith appeared on the popular show, "Family Ties". While performing critically acclaimed comedic and dramatic roles in TV and over 50 movies, Meredith Baxter also battled alcoholism, breast cancer, domestic abuse, and other challenges while raising five children.
Now a cancer survivor, successful entrepreneur, and recovering alcoholic for 20 years, she also released her memoir, "Untied". From fame to floundering and back, she offers an inspiring story of courage, hope, self-acceptance and happiness. Her upbeat, winning style that earned her the admiration of fans is now a part of her presentation to audiences across the country.
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In film, television, and on stage, Meredith Baxter is noted for her accessible portrayals of intelligent, independent women who struggle with the challenges before them. She has been an actor for 46 years. She starred in the comedy, Bridget Loves Birney, the ABC drama, Family, the popular NBC sitcom, Family Ties and the seriesThe Faculty.
Baxter received four Emmy nominations for A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, Family, and the afternoon special, Other Mothers,, and The Young and the Restless. She has made over 60 features and movies for television, co-executive producing several, including My Breast, Betrayed: The Story of Three Women, Darkness Before Dawn,andThe Long Journey Home,as well as her TV series, The Faculty.
Ms. Baxter speaks on breast cancer, domestic violence, alcoholism, gay and lesbian issues and overcoming obstacles in her life.
Baxter's book, New York Time's best-seller, Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering,came out in March, 2011.