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Meredith Baxter co-stars on the new MTV series ‘Finding Carter’ about a teenager re-united with her family years after being kidnapped. Meredith plays the girl's outspoken grandmother.

Fun facts about Meredith Baxter: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her acting roles including three television series: Family (1976–80), an ABC television-network drama, Family Ties (1982–89), an NBC television-network situation comedy, and as a voice actress in Dan Vs. (2011–13), an animated situation comedy on The Hub television-network.

2) Baxter got her first big break on television in 1972 as one of the stars of Bridget Loves Bernie, a CBS television-network situation comedy. The series was canceled after one season, but her co-star, David Birney became her second husband in 1974. Following their marriage and until their divorce in 1989, she was credited as Meredith Baxter-Birney, under which name she became widely known several years later on Family. She played the role of Nancy Lawrence Maitland and received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1977 and 1978).

3) In 2005, she began appearing in television commercials for Garden State Life Insurance Company. In 2006, she temporarily co-hosted — with Matt Lauer — Today, the NBC morning news and talk show. In 2007, she made a guest appearance on What About Brian, an ABC drama series. That same year, she also made several appearances as the dying mother of Detective Lilly Rush on Cold Case, a CBS police-procedural series. In recent years, Baxter created a skin-care line called Meredith Baxter Simple Works, which raises funds for Baxter's breast cancer research foundation.

‘Finding Carter’ airs Tuesday nights at 10:00pm on MTV.

Twitter: @finding_carter

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