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Overview (4)

Born in Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameMeredith Hope Eaton
Nickname Merrie
Height 4' (1.22 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Meredith Eaton is well known for her breakout recurring role as feisty attorney Bethany Horowitz, on the ABC hit series Boston Legal (2004). Meredith has also guest starred on several critically acclaimed prime time shows, such as House M.D. (2004), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and Without a Trace (2002).

Prior to her role on Boston Legal (2004), Meredith was best known for her role of Emily Resnick, the spitfire attorney on the CBS prime time drama, Family Law (1999). Other memorable roles have been on NYPD Blue (1993) and Dharma & Greg (1997).

Meredith Hope Eaton was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Her mother is a clinical psychoanalyst and her father, a retired governor appointed administrative law judge. After graduating from Hofstra University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Theater, Meredith completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a 4.0 grade point average from the prestigious Derner Institute Of Psychoanalysis at Adelphi University.

Meredith's breakthrough acting opportunity came when she learned that there was an open casting call for a feature film that was looking for a short-stature actress to star in a leading role alongside Kathy Bates and Rupert Everett. Meredith landed the role over 500 women who auditioned from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The movie, Unconditional Love (2002) has become a cult classic.

Her performance as Emily Resnick on Family Law (1999) has earned her much public recognition, including a MAC award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a drama, as well as winner of "Best New Cast Addition For A Television Series" from Pop Matters. Meredith has also garnered accolades for her role on Boston Legal (2004), including being named one of the Fall, 2006 top "Dramatic Debuts" by Yahoo! TV, and earning "Must Watch" pick by the influential magazine, Entertainment Weekly.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jennifer MacNamara

Spouse (2)

Brian S. Gordon (12 October 2008 - present) ( 1 child)
Michael Gilden (20 May 2001 - 5 December 2006) ( his death)

Trivia (14)

Earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology.
The role of "Emily Resnick" on Family Law (1999) was specifically created for Meredith after the creator of Family Law (1999), Paul Haggis, saw clips of her upcoming film Unconditional Love (2002) (aka "Who Shot Victor Fox").
Won her first movie role as "Maudey" in Unconditional Love (2002) at an open casting call where over 500 little women nationwide auditioned.
Her grandmother Nina Eaton is one of the Founders of United Cerebral Palsy.
David E. Kelley specifically created the role of Bethany Horowitz on Boston Legal (2004) for Meredith after seeing her other acting work.
Meredith is an advocate of animal rights and is active in several animal rights organizations and campaigns.
Worked as a psychotherapist in a psychiatric hospital with criminally insane patients.
Grew up on Long Island, New York, but was born in Manhattan, New York.
Has played the piano since she was seven years old.
Her husband Brian Gordon is a professional photographer and in the past was a voiceover actor.
Attended George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, New York. Other celebrity graduates include Actor Ed Burns and Fashion Designer Donna Karan.
Is an outspoken advocate on equal rights.
Meredith and Pauley Perrette are best friends and play best friends on NCIS (2003).
Her husband is a photographer who has shot movie campaigns for such movies as "Deadpool" "Trolls" and "Ice Age.".

Personal Quotes (1)

I have been stared at my whole life because of my height. Now, it is nice to finally be stared at for a different reason.

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