Meredith Eaton Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Meredith Eaton Quick Info
Height4 ft
Weight58 kg
Date of BirthAugust 26, 1974
Zodiac SignVirgo
SpouseBrian S. Gordon

Meredith Eaton is an American actress who is best known for portraying the characters of Emily Resnick in the legal drama TV series Family Law (2001–2002), Bethany Horowitz in the legal comedy-drama TV series Boston Legal (2006–2008), and Matilda “Matty” Webber in the action-adventure TV series MacGyver (2017–Present). Other than her acting work, she has worked as a psychotherapist in a psychiatric hospital with criminally insane patients. Meredith has also been a staunch advocate of animal rights and has actively worked with several animal rights organizations.

Born Name

Meredith Hope Eaton

Nick Name

Merrie, Short-Stature Actress, Little Meghan Markle

Meredith Eaton as seen in an Instagram in July 2019
Meredith Eaton as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Meredith Eaton / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Long Island, New York, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States




Meredith had studied at the George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, New York. After her high school graduation, she attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York from where she graduated in 1996 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, minoring in theater. She then joined the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in New York and attained a master’s degree in clinical psychology.



Meredith Eaton as seen in an Instagram in March 2020
Meredith Eaton as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020 (Meredith Eaton / Instagram)


  • Her father has worked as an administrative law judge.
  • Mother – Diane Eaton (Clinical Social Worker)
  • Others – Nina Eaton (Grandmother) (Co-founder of United Cerebral Palsy)




4 ft or 122 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Meredith has dated –

  1. Michael Gilden (1997–2006) – Meredith had started dating fellow dwarf actor Michael Gilden in 1997 and they got married on May 20, 2001. They were together until Michael committed suicide in December 2006.
  2. Martin Klebba (2007)
  3. Brian S. Gordon (2007-Present) – Meredith started dating professional photographer and former voiceover actor Brian S. Gordon in 2007 and they got married on October 12, 2008. They have a daughter together.
Meredith Eaton and Brian S. Gordon, as seen in February 2020
Meredith Eaton and Brian S. Gordon, as seen in February 2020 (Meredith Eaton / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


She is of American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Stocky frame
  • Short stature
  • Charming smile
  • Gleaming face
Meredith Eaton as seen in an Instagram in January 2020
Meredith Eaton as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (Meredith Eaton / Instagram)

Meredith Eaton Facts

  1. When she began portraying the character of Emily Resnick in the TV series Family Law (2001–2002), Meredith became the first female dwarf actor to occupy a regular role in an American prime time TV series.
  2. At Hofstra University, she was actively involved in the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. In June 2007, the institution honored her by naming her as their ‘Alumnus of the Month’.
  3. She has often credited her training in clinical psychology at Adelphi University for providing her greater understanding of character dynamics when preparing for acting auditions or when taking up a new role.
  4. Her acting career began in earnest in 1999 when she attended an open casting call and defeated more than 500 aspirants from Canada, the UK, and the United States, who were all auditioning for the part of Maudey Beasley in the comedy film Unconditional Love. The film was eventually released in 2002 after suffering from production delays.
  5. Her performance in Unconditional Love was noted by Canadian screenwriter and director/producer Paul Haggis who eventually created the role of Emily Resnick in the legal drama TV series Family Law specifically with Meredith in mind.
  6. She has also featured as ‘herself’ in the History TV documentary Standing Tall at Auschwitz, and in No Bigger Than a Minute, a documentary on dwarfism.

Featured Image by Meredith Eaton / Instagram

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