Eve Gordon

For the actress born in 1982, see Eve Gordon (NZ actress).
Eve Gordon
Born (1960-06-25) June 25, 1960
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Todd Waring (m. 1987)
Children 2

Eve Gordon (also known as Eve Bennett-Gordon; born June 25, 1960) is an American actress. Her television roles include playing Marilyn Monroe in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries A Woman Named Jackie, Congressional aide Jordan Miller in the short-lived sitcom The Powers That Be, the mother of the title character in the drama series Felicity, and Monica Klain, the wife of Ron Klain (played by Kevin Spacey) in the 2008 Emmy Award-winning HBO film Recount. She also starred in the 1997 film Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, starring opposite Rick Moranis.


Gordon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Mary (née McDougall), a historian, and Richard Bennett Gordon, a history professor and lawyer.[1] After graduating with Honors in History from Brown University, she received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.

She started her acting career in 1982, playing Marge Tallworth in the film The World According to Garp. After that, she appeared in ER, Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story, Avalon and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (as Diane Szalinski, taking the role over from Marcia Strassman), and starred in David Chase's first original series, Almost Grown, and The Good Life with Drew Carey.

On the stage, she has starred on and off-Broadway, in Paris, Madrid, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other cities, working with Peter Sellers, Richard Foreman, and Daniel Sullivan in classics, musicals, and comedies.

Personal life

Eve is married to Todd Waring and has two daughters.


Year Title Role Notes
1982 World According to Garp, TheThe World According to Garp Marge Tallworth
1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation Betsy Hamilton Television film
1990 Avalon Dottie Kirk
1991 Whereabouts of Jenny, TheThe Whereabouts of Jenny Theresa Television film
1991 Boys, TheThe Boys Amanda Television film
1991 Switched at Birth Darlena Television film
1991 Paradise Rosemary Young
1992 Leaving Normal Emily Singer
1992 Secret Passion of Robert Clayton, TheThe Secret Passion of Robert Clayton Katherine Television film
1995 Heidi Chronicles, TheThe Heidi Chronicles Lisa Television film
1995 Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story Robin Television film
1995 Dad, the Angel & Me Maggie Television film
1997 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves Diane Szalinski Direct-to-video
1997 Thousand Men and a Baby, AA Thousand Men and a Baby Genevieve "Gen" Keenan Television film
1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas Carolyn
1999 Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story Shirley Jones/Partridge Television film
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Housewife #2
2006 Thanks to Gravity Mariella
2006 Grudge 2, TheThe Grudge 2 Principal Dale
2008 Recount Monica Klain Television film
2008 Public Interest Karen Montgomery
2009 Happy Tears Karen
2009 Versailles Summer Tickler-Hoogenhyde Short film
2011 Monkey Man N/A
2013 Chastity Bites Principal Loveheart
Year Title Role Notes
1981 Ryan's Hope Mindy Peters 2 episodes
1987 Cosby Show, TheThe Cosby Show Glenda Episode: "Planning Parenthood"
1988–89 Almost Grown Suzie Long Foley Main cast; 9 episodes
1990 Murphy Brown Alexandra Episode: "Frankly Speaking"
1991 Woman Named Jackie, AA Woman Named Jackie Marilyn Monroe Miniseries; episode: "The Bouvier Years"
1992–93 Powers That Be, TheThe Powers That Be Jordan Miller Main cast; 21 episodes
1994 Good Life, TheThe Good Life Maureen Bowman Main cast; 13 episodes
1998 Party of Five Jeanie Hanson Episode: "Of Human Bonding"
1998 Something So Right Lorraine Hadley Episode: "Something About Egg on Your Farce"
1998–2002 Felicity Barbara Porter/Hunter 7 episodes
1998 Practice, TheThe Practice Janet Walsh 2 episodes
1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next Wave Ann Jenkin-Patrick Episode: "Such Sweet Dreams"
2001 Touched by an Angel Erica Baker Episode: "Bringer of Light"
2002 Monk Janie Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum"
2002 Family Affair Jenny Episode: "Pilot: Part 1"
2002 Judging Amy Mrs. Powell Episode: "Lost and Found"
2004 Division, TheThe Division Ruth Ringston Episode: "As I Was Going to St. Ives..."
2004 Veronica Mars Emily Williams Episode: "The Girl Next Door"
2005 Without a Trace Marian Peterson Episode: "Lost Time"
2007 House Jody Episode: "Resignation"
2007 Grey's Anatomy Mary Chapman Episode: "Let the Truth Sting"
2007 Cold Case Melinda Levy (2007) Episode: "Justice"
2008 Monk Madge Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank"
2008 Two and a Half Men Brenda Episode: "Meander to Your Dander"
2009 ER Mrs. Nugent Episode: "Love Is a Battlefield"
2009 Philanthropist, TheThe Philanthropist Brenda Fitzsimmons Episode: "San Diego"
2010 Ghost Whisperer Mariah Episode: "On Thin Ice"
2010 Glee Mrs. Fretthold Episode: "Laryngitis"
2011 NCIS Amanda McCormick Episode: "Restless"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Dr. Hall 4 episodes
2011–12 Hart of Dixie Delia Ann Lee 3 episodes
2012–13 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Connie Colburn 10 episodes
2012 Mad Men Giselle Episode: "Signal 30"
2012 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Phylis Greer Episode: "Bullies"
2012 Necessary Roughness Mrs. Brinks Episode: "Might as Well Face It"
2012 Scandal Janet Nystrom Episode: "Beltway Unbuckled"
2014 Supernatural Joy Meyers Episode: "Sharp Teeth"
2014 Mind Games Diane Episode: "Pet Rock"


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