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Also Known As: Meredith Salinger, Mehr Salenger Died:
Born: March 14, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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Salenger began her career as a young girl in stage productions of "South Pacific" and "Camelot" which led to her screen debut as an orphan in John Huston's screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Annie" (1982). She won her first leading role as the title character in "The Journey of Natty Gann" (1984) based on the children's classic. The feature was the first American film to win the top prize at the Moscow Film Festival. She also appeared as Lisa, the young woman who scorns River Phoenix in "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon" and as Amy, the girl struggling to escape sinister forces in Pen Desham's "The Kiss" (both 1988). After receiving her degree from Harvard, the round-cheeked, bright-eyed, attractive Salenger resumed her acting career in young adult roles. In 1995, she was Melanie in John Carpenter's remake of the horror classic "Village of the Damned." Salenger's work on TV has included such efforts as "The Last Frontier" (CBS, 1986), a miniseries shot in Australia about an American family pioneering the outback, and "April Morning" (CBS, 1988) in which she was a colonial lass in love with Chad Lowe on the day the American Revolution begins.

Salenger began her career as a young girl in stage productions of "South Pacific" and "Camelot" which led to her screen debut as an orphan in John Huston's screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Annie" (1982). She won her first leading role as the title character in "The Journey of Natty Gann" (1984) based on the children's classic. The feature was the first American film to win the top prize at the Moscow Film Festival. She also appeared as Lisa, the young woman who scorns River Phoenix in "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon" and as Amy, the girl struggling to escape sinister forces in Pen Desham's "The Kiss" (both 1988). After receiving her degree from Harvard, the round-cheeked, bright-eyed, attractive Salenger resumed her acting career in young adult roles. In 1995, she was Melanie in John Carpenter's remake of the horror classic "Village of the Damned." Salenger's work on TV has included such efforts as "The Last Frontier" (CBS, 1986), a miniseries shot in Australia about an American family pioneering the outback, and "April Morning" (CBS, 1988) in which she was a colonial lass in love with Chad Lowe on the day the American Revolution begins.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Third Wheel, The (2004)
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 Grownups (2001) Ami Meyer
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 Good Advice (2001)
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 No Code of Conduct (2000) Rebecca Peterson
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 Lake Placid (1999) Deputy Sharon Gare
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 Sour Grapes (1998) Degan
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 Bug Buster (1998)
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1986:
Appeared in TV movie "My Town"
1986:
Appeared as Linda Evans' daughter on TV miniseries "The Last Frontier"
1996:
Appeared on short-lived series "L.A. Firefighters"
2004:
Voiced Aurora Six on "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!"
2011:
Guest-starred as Jessica Lowry on "Damages"
2015:
Had an uncredited vocal cameo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
1982:
Made screen debut as one of the orphans in John Huston's "Annie"
1985:
Played the title role in "The Journey of Natty Gann"
1989:
Co-starred with Corey Feldman and Jason Robards in "Dream a Little Dream"
1995:
Cast as Melanie Roberts in John Carpenter's "Village of the Damned" remake
2002:
Guest starred on "Dawson's Creek"
2009:
Reprised Natalie 'Natty' Gann character in Disney's "Race to Witch Mountain"
2009:
Lent her voice to several characters on animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
2012:
Had recurring role of Lisa Sanders on "Hollywood Heights"
2016:
Lent her vocal talents yet again to the "Star Wars" universe on an episode of "Star Wars: Rebels"
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge, Massachusetts - 1992

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