Jennifer Morrison

Biography

Date of Birth 12 April 1979, Chicago, Illinois, USA Birth Name Jennifer Marie Morrison Nickname Jen Height 5' 5¼" (1.66 m) Mini Biography Jennifer Morrison is the oldest child of teacher parents. She was raised in Illinois with a younger sister and brother. She attended the same school her parents taught at, Prospect High School. As a child she did some work as a model. After graduating from high school, she attended Loyola University in Chicago, where she studied Theater and English. She then moved on to study at the Steppenwolf Theater Company, before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Morrison's movie debut came in 1994, playing the daughter of Sharon Stone and Richard Gere in Entre dos mujeres (1994). Success followed with various film and TV roles, including the lead in Leyenda urbana 2 (2000). She came to widescale public attention in 2004 for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in the hit series "House", for which she was nominated for a prestigious Screen Actors Guide Award. Since leaving "House", her career has continued to progress with roles in Star Trek (2009), "How I Met Your Mother" and Warrior (2011). Trivia March 2003: Her father, David Morrison, won the Illinois state 2003 teacher of the year award. Attended Prospect High School in Illinois (Class of 1997) and majored in Theatre with a minor in English at Loyola University Chicago (she received her B.A. in 3 years' time - Class of 2000). Played clarinet in high school marching and symphonic bands. Former high school cheerleader. Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with Michael Jordan when she was around 10 or 11 years old. Is a Chicago Cubs fan. Is friends with Ashlee Simpson and has guest-starred on the latter's show on MTV several times. Portrayed a Ball State University student in commercials for the school titled "Everything You Need," even though she wasn't then and never was a student at the university. 12/23/06: Engaged to "House" (2004) co-star Jesse Spencer. He proposed in Paris, France, at the Eiffel Tower. The engagement ended August 15, 2007. Studied with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Sang in her high school choir. Has two younger siblings: a sister, Julia, and brother, Daniel. Parents are David and Judy Morrison. A former child model. She did print advertisements for JC Penney and Montgomery Ward and commercials for Rice Krispies and Mondo. Grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois -- an affluent village and suburb of Chicago. 2007: Was chosen for the Top 10 of TV's Sexiest Stars for TV Guide's 2007 Sexy Issue along with the likes of Evangeline Lilly, Eva Longoria, Patrick Dempsey and Josh Holloway. Her favorite television shows are "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2003), "Galáctica, estrella de combate" (2004) (she especially likes the character of Starbuck), "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986), and "Planet Earth" (2006). Learning to play golf. Her boyfriend is an avid golfer. Born on the same day as actress Claire Danes.

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Birth Name

Jennifer Marie Morrison

Birth Place

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth Date

4/12/1979
Known For
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Urban Legends: Final Cut

Amy Mayfield

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Warrior

Tess Conlon

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Big Stan

Mindy

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Batman: Hush

Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)

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SuperFly

Detective Mason

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100 Women

Annie

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Albion: The Enchanted Stallion

The Abbess

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Event 15

White

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Alex & The List

Katherine Stern

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All Creatures Here Below

Penny

Starring In
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Bombshell

Juliet Huddy

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The Report

Caroline Krass

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Batman: Hush

Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)

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All Creatures Here Below

Penny

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Back Roads

Callie Mercer

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Assassination Nation

Margie Duncan

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SuperFly

Detective Mason

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Alex & The List

Katherine Stern

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Amityville: The Awakening

Candice

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Sun Dogs

Marie

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Albion: The Enchanted Stallion

The Abbess

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The Darkness

Joy Carter

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Star Trek Into Darkness

Winona Kirk

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Event 15

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Some Girl(s)

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Knife Fight - Die Gier nach Macht

Angela Anderson

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Stars in Shorts

Agent Rachel Mintz (archive footage)

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Five

Sheila

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Warrior

Tess Conlon

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Star Trek

Winona Kirk

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Table for Three

Leslie

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Big Stan

Mindy

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The Murder of Princess Diana

Rachel Visco

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Flourish

Gabrielle Winters

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Jade - Associate #2

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Surviving Christmas

Missy Vanglider

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Grind

Jamie

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100 Women

Annie

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Big Shot - Confessions of a Campus Bookie

Callie

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Urban Legends: Final Cut

Amy Mayfield

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Stir of Echoes

Samantha Kozac (as Jenny Morrison)

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Intersection

Meaghan Eastman (as Jenny Morrison)

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