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 M.D." (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.