Meredith Eaton Biography: Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Parents, Siblings, Children, Career, Movies

May 22, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Meredith Eaton, an actress from the United States, gained fame for her roles as Bethany Horowitz in Boston Legal (2004), Emily Resnick in Family Law, and Matilda “Matty” Webber in MacGyver (2016–2021).

Standing at a height of 4 feet, she refers to herself as a “short-stature actress.” Born on August 26, 1974, in Long Island, New York, she was handpicked by David E. Kelley for the character of Bethany Horowitz following her impressive performances in previous roles.


  • Full Name: Meredith Hope Eaton
  • Date of Birth: August 26, 1974
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Long Island, New York, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress
  • Height: 4 feet 3 inches (1.30 meters)
  • Parents: Diane Eaton (Mother)
  • Siblings: Michael Gilden
  • Spouse: Brian Gordon (m. 2008)
  • Children: One daughter
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life and Education

Meredith Hope Eaton, now at the age of 50, was born on August 26, 1974, in Long Island, New York, to her mother Diane Eaton. Growing up, she navigated the challenges of dwarfism, a condition that shaped her perspective and resilience.

Her mother practiced as a clinical social worker and her father served as an administrative law judge. Her educational journey led her to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where she involved herself in campus life as an active member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

In 1996, she proudly graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in theater, marking the beginning of her academic achievements.

Notably, in June 2007, Hofstra University recognized her outstanding contributions by naming her Alumnus of the Month. Continuing her pursuit of knowledge, she furthered her studies at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, where she earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology, maintaining an exceptional 4.0 grade point average.

Personal Life

Eaton and Brian Gordon tied the knot on October 12, 2008. Gordon works as a professional photographer. They share a daughter together. Before that, Eaton was married to Michael Gilden from 2001 until he passed away in 2006.


In 1999, Eaton began her acting career after winning a role in the comedy film Unconditional Love through an open casting call. Her performance caught the attention of Paul Haggis, who then created a role for her on Family Law.

She continued to make guest appearances on various TV shows and also appeared in documentaries. In 2006, she joined the cast of Boston Legal, and later portrayed a recurring character on NCIS and its spin-off, NCIS: New Orleans.

Eaton also starred in the film Turks & Caicos alongside Christopher Walken and Bill Nighy. In 2016, she became a series regular on the CBS show MacGyver, playing the role of Matilda “Matty” Webber.

Net Worth

Meredith Eaton has achieved immense success from her acting career, and her net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @themereaton
  • Twitter: @MerEaton


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