Meredith  Baxter

Meredith Baxter

(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.

    "This was the best luncheon ever - Meredith Baxter was great! I never thought I would laugh so hard and enjoy myself so much. I loved hearing Meredith's story, she didn't talk about the problem, but focused on the solution."

    - Council on Drugs and Alcohol Houston

    "I can't say thank you enough for making our event last night our best event and most memorable we have ever had! We have never had a speaker ask to be present during our survivors march - let alone someone who greeted our survivors. I cannot tell you how many hearts you touched and there was not a dry eye in the tent. A lot of our survivors come every year for that march, and they will NEVER forget this year!"

    - Emanuel Medical Center

    "We were truly pleased and inspired to have you as our speaker at the Advocacy Summit. I know it meant a lot to everyone to hear your personal story and thoughts about cancer. Thank you for being a memorable part of our first summit!"

    - National Cancer Institute

    "Meredith's speech was great - so many remarked about how honest and real she was and how courageous she was. She was very approachable and I don't think she realizes the deep impact she has on so many people, not just as a celebrity, but as a genuine human being who has grown and triumphed over adversity."

    - Comtrea (Domestic Violence)

    "It will be hard to pick our next speaker after having you. Everyone liked the fact you were 'real.' You not only told your life story, but told how you were overcoming your problems and learning to forgive."

    - SW Louisiana Womens Conference

    "Meredith Baxter was fabulous. She came across as a strong survivor who has confronted her own role in the abuse without judging those who are still on the road to self discovery. As Advocate and former victim, she seemed so at home with us."

    - Voices of Courage Luncheon

    "Thank you for talking (and listening) to our guests before the luncheon. You gave our event an A+ rating. Your message clearly communicated the pervasiveness of domestic violence and its impact on women, children and families, and you presented new information they won't forget. I am touched that you provided a contribution - you are only the second speaker to ever do so in 21 years"

    Safe Haven of Tarrant County