Elisabeth Harnois

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Elisabeth Harnois
Harnois in July 2006
Elisabeth Rose Harnois

(1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 39)
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Years active1985–present

Elisabeth Rose Harnois ( /ɑːrnˈwɑː/ arn-WAH; [1] born May 26, 1979) is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she began appearing in a number of film and television roles. She starred as Morgan Brody in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2011 to 2015. [2] [3] [4]


Life and career

Early life

Harnois was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a hairstylist mother and a computer programmer father. [5] She was raised in Los Angeles. She is the eldest of five children with four brothers. [3] [6] She attended St. Mel's School in Woodland Hills and Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, and graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in film studies in 2001. [3] [4]


Harnois appeared in two films at the age of five, One Magic Christmas and Where Are the Children? . [3] [4] She did commercials until landing the role of Emily in Timeless Tales from Hallmark [ citation needed ] and the role of Alice in the 1992 Disney Channel series Adventures in Wonderland . [3] [4] In 2005, she starred in the short-lived Fox teen mystery/supernatural/horror drama Point Pleasant as Christina Nickson, [7] and also landed a role opposite Evan Rachel Wood in the black comedy/satirical film Pretty Persuasion , portraying the best friend of Wood's character. [4]

In May 2011, Harnois guest-starred in the long-running CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in Season 11, episode 21, called "Cello and Goodbye", as Morgan Brody, a CSI from the L.A.P.D. Scientific Investigation Division. In September that same year, Harnois began starring on the show starting with the Season 12 premiere, called "73 Seconds", wherein her character transfers to the Las Vegas Crime Lab. Harnois remained on the show until it ended in September 2015. [8]

Awards and nominations

Harnois was nominated in 1987 for the Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film in Comedy or Drama for One Magic Christmas (1985) and again in 1988 for Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Drama for Highway to Heaven (1984) for the episode "Man's Best Friend". She won the same award in 1993 for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Program for Adventures in Wonderland (1992). [2]



1985 One Magic Christmas Abbie Grainger
1986 Where Are the Children? Missy Eldridge
1999 Façade Kate
2002 Swimming Upstream Julie Sutton
2005 Strangers with Candy Monica
2005 Pretty Persuasion Brittany
2007 Ten Inch Hero Piper
2008 Solstice Megan / Sophie
2008 Keith Natalie Anderson
2008 Chaos Theory Jesse Allen
2009 A Single Man Young Woman
2011 Mars Needs Moms KiVoice role
2011Bad MeatRose Parker
2011Dog Hate CatKatie PrideShort film
2013RiddleHolly Teller
2018The Work WifeLisa
2018Skin in the GameSharonCompleted


1987 Highway to Heaven Jenny RainesEpisodes: "Man's Best Friend: Parts 1 & 2"
1987 Beauty and the Beast Little GirlEpisode: "A Children's Story"
1988–1990 Fantastic Max Zoe YoungVoice role; main role
1989 Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again Young FreddyTelevision miniseries
1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark EmilyMain role
1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone RosieVoice role; main role
1992–1995 Adventures in Wonderland AliceLead role
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air SteffiEpisode: "Will Goes a Courtin'"
1995 The Client Leigh-AnnEpisode: "The Burning of Atlanta"
1995 Boy Meets World Missy RobinsonEpisode: "The Last Temptation of Cory"
1995–1996 Unhappily Ever After Patty McGurk3 episodes
1997 Brotherly Love CarlyEpisode: "Skin Deep"
1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy Maggi SorensonTelevision film
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Hallie RichmondTelevision film
1999 Two Guys and a Girl TranslatorEpisode: "Au Revoir Pizza Place"
2000 Charmed BrookeEpisode: "Magic Hour"
2000–2001 All My Children Sarah LivingstonRecurring role
2005 Criminal Minds Trish Davenport / Cheryl DavenportEpisode: "Broken Mirror"
2005–2006 Point Pleasant Christina NicksonLead role
2006 CSI: Miami Jill GerardEpisode: "Darkroom"
2006–2007 One Tree Hill Shelley SimonRecurring role; 6 episodes
2007 Cold Case Janey Davis (1963)Episode: "Boy Crazy"
2008 Dirt Milan CarltonEpisode: "Dirty, Slutty Whores"
2008 Without a Trace Erin MacNeil / Erin McMillanEpisodes: "Closure", "Live to Regret"
2008–2009 90210 The Blonde BlendedEpisodes: "That Which We Destroy", "Love Me or Leave Me"
2010 Miami Medical Dr. Serena WarrenMain role
2011–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Morgan Brody Main role (seasons 12–16); 87 episodes
2014 A Christmas Kiss II JennaTelevision film
2017My Baby Is Gone!Emily JonesTelevision film
2018Psycho Ex-GirlfriendKara SpencerTelevision film; also known as Twisted
2018Christmas Cupid's ArrowHolly WillingerTelevision film; also known as The Christmas Cupid


  1. William Keck (2009-02-07). "Harnois indulges her devilish side on Fox's 'Point Pleasant'". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2005-03-01.
  2. 1 2 "Bio at Superior Pics". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Elisabeth Harnois – Filmbug". Filmbug. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 "Bio at TV Guide". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  5. http://www.cbs.com/shows/watch_magazine/archive/1001440/script-queen-elisabeth/
  6. "Bio at Yahoo Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. 2011-04-20. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  7. Devine, Dan (2005-01-31). "Point Pleasant". PopMatters.
  8. "CSI Cast". CBS.