Meredith Eaton | Biography

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  • Full Name Meredith Hope Eaton
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Long Island, New York, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 26, 1974
  • Age 49 Years, 8 Months
Cast of CBS Series 'Macgyver'

Meredith Eaton | Biography

Famous for TV shows like 'Boston Legal' and 'Family Law'

Eaton's character Matilda 'Matty' in 'Macgyver' was a fan favorite. She started appearing regularly at the start of the show's second season. The CBS action drama concluded after five seasons, and Eaton remained on the show until the last episode aired on 30 April 2021.

Meredith Eaton is an actress well known for her roles in television series like Macgyver as Matilda "Matty" Webber and Boston Legal as Bethany Horowitz.

Who is Meredith Eaton?

Meredith Eaton is an American film and television actress. She stands at 4 feet (1.2 m) and describes herself as a "short-stature actress." 

Eaton debuted her acting career in the popular TV series NYPD Blue as Stella Kensington in 2001. Her breakthrough acting role came from an open casting call for the feature film Unconditional Love in the following year. 

From 2001 to 2002, Eaton also appeared in the television drama Family Law in which she was the first lady with dwarfism to fill a regular appearance in an American prime-time series. Eaton's portrayal of Emily Resnick in the TV series earned her a 'MAC Award' nomination for 'Best Supporting Actress in a Drama,' and the 'Pop Matters Award' for 'Best New Cast Addition For A Television Series.'

Later, she rose to greater prominence for her recurring role in the series Boston Legal from 2006 to 2008 as Bethany Horowitz. Her other notable TV series credits include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2008), and NCIS: New Orleans (2014).

In 2016, Eaton was cast as a series regular on the CBS drama MacGyver. She portrayed Matilda "Matty" Webber, MacGyver's employer, and the Phoenix Foundation's new head of operations.

Age & Early Bio

Meredith Hope Eaton was born in Long Island, New York, on 26 August 1974. As of 2021, she is 47 years old. Her mother is a clinical psychoanalyst, and her father is an administrative law judge. 

She graduated from Hofstra University with a psychology degree and a minor in theater. Eaton later received her master's degree in clinical psychology from Adelphi University's Derner Institute of Psychoanalysis.

What Happened to Meredith Eaton? 

Eaton's character Matilda 'Matty' in Macgyver was a fan favorite. She started appearing regularly at the start of the show's second season. After an accident in 2020, the fans were concerned that Eaton would leave the show.

Eaton was compelled to work after an accident on the set, according to cast member Lucas Till. Till also wrote an email to CBS's H.R. department about Eaton in May 2020: "Meredith suffered an injury on set that was not dealt with properly…. and had to get a hip replacement surgery and in-home care to recover fast enough to return to work the next season."

Eaton informed the production that she would require special accommodations in the new season as she recovered. However, she had to stand for hours during the filming of the season three premiere.

Is Meredith Eaton Still on 'Macgyver'? 

Even though Eaton went through an accident in 2020, she didn't leave Macgyver. On 26 March 2021, she tweeted about the show being back and wrote, "We are back!!! Watch an ALL NEW @MacGyverCBS TONIGHT at 8/7c. This episode kicks off all new powerful & riveting storylines."

The CBS action drama concluded after five seasons, and Eaton remained on the show until the last episode aired on 30 April 2021. The major cast members include Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Meredith Eaton, Justin Hires, Levy Tran, and Henry Ian Cusick.

Husband Brian Gordon 

Eaton has been married to her husband Brian Gordon since 12 October 2008. 

Gordon is a professional photographer who has also worked as a voiceover actor in the past. He has also worked on DeadpoolTrolls, and Ice Age film campaigns.

Meredith Eaton and Brian's Wedding in 2021
Meredith Eaton and her husband Brian Gordon on their wedding day (Photo: Instagram)

Eaton was previously married in 2001 to Michael Gilden. They were married until 2006 when he committed suicide.

Does Meredith Eaton have Children?

Eaton and her husband, Brian Gordon, have one child together. On 5 October 2011, she posted a status on Twitter about her daughter where she wrote: "My daughter, who is the air I breathe & the driving force behind everything I do."

Net Worth

Eaton's exact net worth has not been disclosed as of 2021. However, her primary source of income is through her career as an actress.

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