This native New Yorker has proved effective in comic supporting roles on TV and in independent features. After attending the High School of Performing Arts, Meredith Scott Lynn soon began her career making guest appearances on TV sitcoms, including the 1988 two-part series finale of NBC's "The Facts of Life." The petite, curly-haired actress landed her first regular series gig as Leslie Barash, the tart-tongued friend to Joshua Rifkind's titular nebbish, in the short-lived sitcom "The Marshall Chronicles" (ABC, 1990). Lynn reprised the character in a 1992 episode of the Fox sitcom "Flying Blind" (both series had been created by Richard Rosenstock). She went on to land regular roles on three other unsuccessful sitcoms, honing her sarcastic delivery as Dudley Moore's ambitious middle daughter in "Daddy's Girls" (CBS, 1994), a legal secretary with attitude to spare in "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 1995) and Maurice Godin's ex-wife in "Life With Roger" (The WB, 1996-97).
Lynn made her feature acting debut as a teenager searching for her birth father in the uneven independent film "The Girl in the Watermelon" (1994). Supporting roles in Gregory Hines' "Bleeding Hearts" (1994) and "Take a Number" (1996) followed before she joined the ranks of hyphenates. Lynn served as executive producer and co-star of Julie Davis' debut comedy "I Love You...Don't Touch Me!" (lensed 1996; released in 1998) and assumed similar duties on Tommy O'Haver's "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" (also 1998). Both film featured the actress as a the advice-doling sidekick to the lead. Lynn moved to the director's chair, sharing responsibility with Bradford Tatum on "Standing in Fishes" (1999), an independent comedy about a struggling artist (Tatum) whose life is disrupted by both a mysterious woman and his girlfriend (Lynn and Lauren Fox).
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Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the two-part series finale of "The Facts of Life"
TV debut as series regular, playing Leslie Barash on the short-lived ABC sitcom "The Marshall Chronicles"
Reprised role of Leslie Barash in an episode of the Fox sitcom "Flying Blind"
Feature film debut in title role of "The Girl in the Watermelon"
Co-starred as Dudley Moore's daughter on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Daddy's Girls"
Played the caustic secretary Jean on the short-lived NBC sitcom "The Pursuit of Happiness"
Co-starred as the ex-wife Myra in "Life With Roger" (The WB)
Debut as feature executive producer, "I Love You...Don't Touch Me!"; also co-starred
Co-produced and co-starred in "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss"
Made feature directorial debut as co-director (with Bradford Tatum) of "Standing on Fishes" (filmed in 1997), also co-starred with Tatum and Jason Priestly
Starred in the Jewish comedy "When Do We Eat?"