Who says little women can’t take Hollywood? Well, American actress, Meredith Eaton proves this saying wrong. She is one of those ladies who have, without a shadow of a doubt, shown that height is no limit when it comes to making a name for yourself in Hollywood. This little beauty is best known for playing the character of Bethany Horowitz in the ABC hit series, Boston Legal which she began in 2006.
She first garnered massive attention for her role as attorney Emily Resnick on the CBS TV series, Family Law. The series established her as the first female dwarf to interpret the role of a recurring character in an American prime time series. Meredith has also starred as Matilda Webber on the CBS series, MacGyver. TV shows like Dharma & Greg, Turks, and Caicos, NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House, NYPD Blue, have also witnessed her display her passion for acting. She featured as herself in the History Channel documentary on the Ovitz family and in the independent documentary on dwarfism, No Bigger Than a Minute. There’s more. Check it out below!
Who Is Meredith Eaton?
Going by the full names, Meredith Hope Eaton, this talented actress was born in 1974 on the twenty-sixth day of August. Her hometown is Long Island, New York. Being quite the brainy kind, Meredith explored tertiary education at the Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. She was actively involved in the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. In 1996, she earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in theatre. June 2007 saw Hempstead University unveil Meredith as their Alumnus of the Month. As if this wasn’t enough, she went ahead to attend the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychology Studies at Adelphi University and finished with a master’s degree in clinical psychology with an impressive grade point average of 4.0.
Putting the challenges that come with dwarfism behind her, Meredith Eaton delved into acting in 1999 by auditioning for the role of a small-stature individual in the cult classic comedy movie, Unconditional Love. She ended up playing the character of Maudey Beasley in the film with the release date of the film pushed to 2002.
Playing the role of Emily Resnick on Family Law opened big doors for her and in 2006, she attained massive recognition for starring as Bethany Horowitz in Boston Legal. Meredith has received a MAC Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a drama (Family Law). From Pop Matters, she won Best New Cast Addition for a Television Series for Family Law. She also earned the Must Watch pick by Entertainment Weekly.
Besides her love for acting, Meredith shares a passion for protecting animals. She is actively involved in numerous animal rights organizations and campaigns. She resides in Los Angeles, California and has through her hard work accumulated a net worth of 1.2 million dollars.
Her Family – Daughter, Husband, and Parents
Meredith Eaton married fellow actor and little person, Michael Gilden in 2001. However, the union came to an unhappy end when suicide claimed Gilden’s life on December 5, 2006. Sadly, the reason for Gilden taking his life remains unknown. The pretty actress found love again in the arms of a professional photographer, Brian Gordon, who is quite tall and handsome. The couple made things official when they tied the knot on October 12, 2008. Their incredible union produced a pretty daughter who is so many inches above Meredith in height. Her name has not been revealed. As at the time of writing this article, they are still married.
Meredith’s mother is a clinical psychiatrist while her father worked as an administrative law judge. Pictures identifying them have not been made public.
Meredith’s Body Measurements
Meredith Eaton whose nickname is Merrie is always quick to gather interest with her small stature. If you are one of those people curious about her body measurements, you are in the right place. Her tiny frame is a 4 Ft 3 inches or 130 cm or 1.3 m. Her small figure weighs about 66 Ib or 30 kg. Her hair color is brown and those eyes with which she has stolen hearts are brown in color. Her bra size is a 34 while her cup size is A. Her hips are as wide as 33 inches or 84 cm. Her waist size is 25 inches or 65 cm.