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Meredith Eaton
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Meredith Hope Eaton
Born: August 26, 1974
Age: 47
Height: 4'3
Originally From: Long Island, New York, USA
Twitter: @MerEaton
Instagram: @themereaton
Personal Information
First appearance: Large Blade
Portrays: Matilda Webber

Meredith Eaton (August 26, 1974) is an American actor who portrays Matilda "Matty" Webber on the reboot action MacGyver.

Life & Career

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 (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.


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


  • Earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology.
  • Her grandmother Nina Eaton is one of the Founders of United Cerebral Palsy.

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MacGyver Cast
Final Lucas TillTristin MaysJustin HiresMeredith EatonLevy TranHenry Ian Cusick
Former Sandrine HoltIsabel LucasGeorge Eads
Other David DastmalchianTracy SpiridakosAmy AckerKate BondWilliam BaldwinBrendan HinesLauren VelezReign EdwardsLeonardo NamJeri RyanAmber Skye Noyes