MERRIDY EASTMAN is a writer and actress who lives in Sydney with her German husband Tom, and their son Henry.

A NIDA graduate, Merridy has performed in a swag of productions for the Melbourne, South Australia and Sydney Theatre Companies, Ensemble Theatre, and spent several summers leaping about botanical gardens across Australia bringing Shakespeare to the masses. As well as being an ex Play School presenter, Merridy has also had major roles in Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Always Greener, Channel Seven’s Packed to the Rafters and is about to start filming Back to the Rafters for Amazon Prime.

In 2002, Merridy wrote the best seller There’s A Bear In There (And He Wants Swedish) followed in 2006 by Ridiculous Expectations. Merridy’s third book in the memoir trilogy, How Now Brown Frau (2011), tells the story of her biggest adventure so far, waking up one morning married, pregnant and without a word of German under her belt, living in Bavaria.

Merridy has also contributed to anthologies including Penguin’s Thanks For the Mammaries (2009) and Pan MacMillan’s Just Between Us (2013) and wrote a regular column for the Wentworth Courier.

In 2019 Merridy performed in the hilarious (sold out)  The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, written by Melanie Tait, for Ensemble Theatre in Sydney.

Merridy’s fourth book I Knew We Weren’t Spanish! will be published in 2020.