Meredith Monroe was born on December 30 1969, in Houston, Texas. She is best known for her role in Criminal Minds as Haley Hotchner, Aaron Hotchner's wife and as Tracy Dalken in ABC series Dangerous Minds, which led to a small recurring role on Sunset Beach as Rachel a pregnant teenager.
- In 1995, she appeared in a number of TV commercials and magazine advertisements for L'Oreal hair-care, Disney Resort, Huffy bicycles, Ford cars, and Mattel toys before embarking on her acting career.
- Her first onscreen appearance was on the ABC show Dangerous Minds.
- Her parents divorced when she was two.
- She studied at Hinsdale Central High School and after graduating moved to New York to pursue a modeling career.
- She embarked on modeling before acting.
- "There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You"
- "And Then the Hurricane Hit"
- "Let the Dead Bury the Dead"