Meredith Eaton-Gilden '96
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Meredith Eaton-Gilden currently stars in a breakout recurring role as feisty attorney Bethany Horowitz, on the ABC hit series Boston Legal, airing Tuesday evenings at 10 PM (ET/PT). She recently appeared in a guest starring role in a high profile episode of the critically acclaimed FOX drama House, which aired in December, 2006. Meredith also recently wrapped production on the independent film Gary the Tennis Coach, starring opposite Sean William Scott and Randy Quaid.
Prior to her role on Boston Legal, Meredith was best known for her role of Emily Resnick, the spitfire attorney on the CBS primetime drama, Family Law. Other memorable roles have been on NYPD Blue and Dharma & Greg.
Meredith was born on August 26, 1974, in Long Island, New York. Her mother is a clinical psychoanalyst and her father, an administrative law judge. After graduating from Hofstra University’s New College with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in theater, Meredith completed a master's degree in clinical psychology with a 4.0 grade point average.
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, Who Shot Victor Fox, was released as Unconditional Love. Her role in Unconditional Love was noticed by David E. Kelley, who wrote the role of Bethany Horowitz on Boston Legal just for her. Her performance as Emily Resnick on Family Law 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. She has also garnered accolades for her current role on Boston Legal, including being named one of the Fall, 2006 top Dramatic Debuts by Yahoo! TV, and earning a Must Watch pick by the influential magazine, Entertainment Weekly.