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Meredith Salenger Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Meredith Dawn Salenger
Place Of Birth
Malibu, USA
53 years old
Birth Date
March 13 1970

Meredith Salenger Facts

Child Star?
Actress, Model, Producer
Education & Qualifications
Harvard University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Patton Oswalt
Gary Salenger, Dorathy Salenger

About Meredith Salenger 

American actress Meredith Dawn Salenger was born on March 14, 1970.

Her acting credits include the 1989 adolescent comedy 'Dream A Little Dream' and the 1985 movie 'The Journey Of Natty Gann', in which Salenger played the title character. 'The Journey Of Natty Gann' was the first American film to take home the gold medal at the Moscow Film Festival; she played the lead role opposite Ray Wise and John Cusack at the age of 14 years.

Actress, writer, producer, and activist Meredith Salenger was born and raised in sunny Malibu, California. Meredith made her professional acting debut at the age of 10 years in John Huston's 1982 film 'Annie' as a singing and dancing orphan. For her outstanding depiction of the tomboyish Natty Gann in the movie, Meredith was also awarded 'Best Actress in a Drama' in the Youth in Film Awards.

Meredith Salenger Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Meredith Salenger's net worth?

The net worth of Meredith Salenger is approximately $40 million.

How much does Meredith Salenger earn per year?

The annual earnings of Meredith Salenger is not known. It depends on the number of movies she shoots and many other things.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Meredith Salenger?

Meredith Salenger is 5 ft 2 in (160 cm)

How old is Meredith Salenger?

Meredith Salenger is 52 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Meredith Salenger is the daughter of Dorothy Salenger, an interior designer, and Gary Salenger, a dentist. Meredith was born and raised in Malibu, California. She is Jewish, and her ancestors are from Russia and Austria.

From 1988-1992, Salenger attended Santa Monica High School and enrolled at Harvard University. Meredith Salenger received a Psychology degree Cum laude. In 2009 and 2011, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law awarded her certificates in Court-Based Mediation of Family Law Matters and Mediating the Litigated Case. She successfully arbitrated more than a hundred cases in the Los Angeles Superior courts during this time.

When Meredith Salenger is not filming, she works as a mediator for the Agency for Dispute Resolution in Beverly Hills, California.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Meredith Salenger's partner?

In July 2017, Salenger and comedian Patton Oswalt got engaged. On November 4, 2017, they got hitched. Alice, Oswalt's daughter, was born in April 2009.

Meredith Salenger is Alice's stepmother.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Meredith Salenger cherished giving performances in front of her loved ones as a young child. When Meredith was eight years old, her mother enrolled her in her first acting class. Her first role was, as a singing and dancing orphan in the John Huston-directed motion picture 'Annie'. Salenger also created a handful of television commercials.

'The Journey Of Natty Gann', a Disney movie with John Cusack and Ray Wise, was Salenger's first leading role. She got the Best Actress in a Drama prize at the Young Artist Awards, thanks to the film.

By the time she turned eighteen years old, she had starred in four more movies, including 'Dream A Little Dream' (1989), 'The Kiss' (1988), and 'A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon'.

John Cusack and Ray Wise starred in her debut drama movie. Meredith continued her education at Harvard University after the film. To further her acting career, she went back to Hollywood in 2009.

Upon her return to Hollywood, Meredith Salenger started acting again, earning roles in films including 'The Third Wheel' and 'Lake Placid'. Additionally, Salenger has acted in independent films like 'Quality Time' and 'Sparkle & Charm'.

In an episode of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', Salenger made an appearance in 1998. She collaborated with Koishii and Hush on the song titled 'Flow Through Me', and she also appeared as a background member in the Counting Crows music video for 'Hanging Around'.

Meredith Salenger played film critic Amy Lloyd in two episodes of 'Dawson's Creek' in 2002. She also made a special appearance on 'Cold Case' as victim Sloane Easton in the episode 'Ravaged'. Salenger appeared in a cameo as Natalie Gann, a television reporter, in the 2009 Disney movie 'Race To Witch Mountain'.

In CN's 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars', Salenger voiced several characters, including Jedi Padawans Barriss Offee and Ione Marcy in the second season, Che Amanwe Papanoida in the third season, and Pluma Sodi in the fourth season.

Meredith Salenger also played Lisa Sanders in the 80-episode drama series 'Hollywood Heights' on Nick at Nite, and she voiced many characters in the 'Robot Chicken' and 'Mad' television shows. Salenger also provided a Nightsister ghost's voice in a 'Star Wars Rebels' episode from season three. She appears in 'Jake Squared' alongside Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elias Koteas.

Meredith Salenger and her creative partner Matt Boren have been collaborating on two shows since 2021—a comedy and an animated series—, and she also voices various animated series, including Marvel's 'M.O.D.O.K.' on HULU.

Together with her husband, she creates and broadcasts the humorous podcast 'Did You Get My Text?'

Her career and personal life, two of her most significant achievements, have brought her immense success and notoriety.

What awards has Meredith Salenger won?

In 1986, she won the Young Artist Award: Best Starring Performance by a Young Actress - Motion Picture' The Journey Of Natty Gann'. In 1988, Salenger was nominated for the Saturn Award: Best Supporting Actress for 'The Kiss' and in 1989, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award: Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 'A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon'.

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