Morrison at the 2014 Comic-Con International
Jennifer Marie Morrison
April 12, 1979
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Loyola University Chicago|
|Occupation||Actress • producer|
|Known for|| Dr. Allison Cameron on House M.D. |
Emma Swan on Once Upon a Time
|Partner(s)||Jesse Spencer (2004-2007)|
Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, producer, director, and former child model. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series House (2004–2012) and Emma Swan in the ABC adventure-fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2017, 2018). She has also portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosby's love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother ; Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk in the 2009 science-fiction film Star Trek ; and Tess Conlon in the 2011 sports drama film Warrior . She made her feature film directorial debut with Sun Dogs (2017).
Allison Cameron, M.D., is a fictional character on the Fox medical drama House, portrayed by American actress Jennifer Morrison. An immunologist, Cameron was a member of Dr. Gregory House's team of handpicked specialists at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital's Department of Diagnostic Medicine. She returned for the final episode of the series, "Everybody Dies".
House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The series' main character is Dr. Gregory House, an unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who, despite his dependence on pain medication, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey. The series' premise originated with Paul Attanasio, while David Shore, who is credited as creator, was primarily responsible for the conception of the title character. The series' executive producers included Shore, Attanasio, Attanasio's business partner Katie Jacobs, and film director Bryan Singer. It was filmed largely in a neighborhood and business district in Los Angeles County's Westside called Century City.
Emma Swan is a fictional character in ABC's television series Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by Jennifer Morrison, by Abby Ross as a teenager, and Mckenna Grace as a child. Emma first appeared in the series's pilot as a bail bond agent in Boston, Massachusetts until she meets her biological son Henry, whom she gave up for adoption 10 years before, and learns she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Henry urges Emma to go to the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, to break a curse enacted by the Evil Queen and to restore the fairy tale characters' happy endings.
Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She is the oldest of three children; her sister, Julia, is a singer-songwriter and music therapist, and her brother, Daniel, is a high school band director.Her father, David L. Morrison, is a retired music teacher and high school band director who was named Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2003.
Arlington Heights is a village in Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, it lies about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the city's downtown. The population was 75,101 at the 2010 census. It is the most populous community in the United States that is incorporated as a "village", although it is not far ahead of its nearby Illinois neighboring villages of Schaumburg and adjacent Palatine.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) administers public education in the state of Illinois. The State Board consists of nine members who are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. Board members serve four-year terms, with State Board membership limited to two consecutive terms. The board sets educational policies and guidelines for public and private schools, preschool through grade 12. It analyzes the aims, needs and requirements of education and recommends legislation to the Illinois General Assembly and Governor for the benefit of the more than 2 million school children in the state.
Morrison attended South Middle School, and then graduated from Prospect High School (where her parents worked) in 1997. She was friends with writer Ian Brennan. She was an All-State clarinet player in the school's marching band, sang in the choir, and was a cheerleader in the school pep squad.She attended Loyola University Chicago, where she majored in Theatre and minored in English, graduating in 2000. She studied at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting.
Prospect High School, or Prospect, is a public four-year high school in Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States. It is part of Township High School District 214, which also includes Buffalo Grove High School, Elk Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Rolling Meadows High School, and Wheeling High School. It serves central Mount Prospect and a large portion of east Arlington Heights close to the Mt. Prospect village limits. Its feeder schools are Holmes Junior High School, Lincoln Middle School, South Middle School and Friendship Junior High School.
Ian Brennan is an American television writer, actor, producer, and director. He is best known for his work on the American television shows Glee and Scream Queens.
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Morrison started her career as a child model, appearing in print advertisements for JCPenney and Montgomery Ward, and commercials for Rice Krispies and Mondo. She was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with basketball star, Michael Jordan, in May 1992.Morrison made her feature film debut at the age of 14 in the 1994 film Intersection , and later appeared as Samantha in Stir of Echoes (1999).
Montgomery Ward Inc. is the name of two historically distinct American retail enterprises. It can refer either to the defunct mail order and department store retailer, which operated between 1872 and 2001, or to the current catalog and online retailer also known as Wards.
Rice Krispies is a breakfast cereal marketed by Kellogg's in 1927 and released to the public in 1928. Rice Krispies are made of crisped rice, and expand forming very thin and hollowed out walls that are crunchy and crisp. When milk is added to the cereal the walls tend to collapse, creating the "Snap, crackle and pop" sounds.
Sports Illustrated (SI) is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation. First published in August 1954, it has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million men.
Morrison's first leading role came in the 2000 film Urban Legends: Final Cut , and she has since gone on to appear in films including Grind (2003), Surviving Christmas (2004), and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005).
Urban Legends: Final Cut is a 2000 American slasher film directed by John Ottman, in his directorial debut, and starring Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Joseph Lawrence, Anthony Anderson, and Loretta Devine. In addition to directing, Ottman also edited the film and composed its score. The sequel to the 1998 film Urban Legend, its plot follows a film student who finds herself at the center of serial killings occurring on her university campus shortly after she begins making a thesis film about urban legends.
Grind is a 2003 American comedy film about four young aspiring amateur skaters Eric Rivers, Matt Jensen, Dustin Knight, and Sweet Lou Singer who are trying to make it in the world of pro skateboarding by pulling insane stunts in front of pro skater Jimmy Wilson.
Surviving Christmas is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell, written by Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan, Jeffrey Ventimilia, and Joshua Sternin, based on a story by Elfont and Kaplan, and starring Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, and Catherine O'Hara.
In 2004, Morrison won the role of immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron on House . She played this role for the first six seasons of the show, from 2004 to 2009. Morrison's character left in 2009 in the episode "Teamwork",but returned in the 2010 episode "Lockdown" to conclude Cameron’s story. Morrison returned for the series finale "Everybody Dies" in 2012.
Immunology is a branch of biology that covers the study of immune systems in all organisms. Immunology charts, measures, and contextualizes the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders ; and the physical, chemical, and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. Immunology has applications in numerous disciplines of medicine, particularly in the fields of organ transplantation, oncology, rheumatology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, psychiatry, and dermatology.
"Teamwork" is the eighth episode of the sixth season of House. It aired on November 16, 2009. This episode marks the departure of Jennifer Morrison from the series, since it was stated by Fox that Morrison's character would be written out of the series by the middle of season six.
"Lockdown" is the seventeenth episode of the sixth season of the American medical drama House. It aired on April 12, 2010. This episode also marks the directorial debut of Hugh Laurie on the show.
In 2006, Morrison starred in and produced the independent film Flourish .She is also one of the producers who found Glee during its early draft and brought it to attention of writer Ryan Murphy, who adapted it into a television series. Morrison did not stay involved creatively, but is credited as an associated producer on the first season for her involvement in finding it and helping it get into the right hands.
In 2007, Morrison appeared as Kirce James in the computer game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars , a character who frequently interacts with the player during the course of the GDI campaign.Her film projects that year included Big Stan and The Murder of Princess Diana , a television film based on the book of the same name by Noel Botham. Produced by Lifetime and Working Title Television, Morrison portrays an American journalist, Rachel, who witnesses the car crash which took the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
In 2009, Morrison returned to the big screen, appearing in the opening scene of J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot as James T. Kirk's mother, Winona. After her contract on House was not renewed, it was announced in December 2009that Morrison had won the role of Kate Keller, Helen Keller's mother, in the Broadway-bound revival of The Miracle Worker .
In the fall of 2010 Morrison appeared as a guest-star in the fourth episode of NBC's Chase . She played the role of Faith, a single mother-turned-fugitive, who embarks on a bloody killing spree across Texas with her little daughter.She then joined the cast of CBS's How I Met Your Mother as recurring character Zoey Pierson, a mischievous architecture nerd and love interest of main character Ted Mosby, and "the biggest female character we've maybe ever added to the show in Ted's life", according to executive producer Craig Thomas.
In 2011, Morrison appeared in Warrior , a film about two estranged brothers who enter a mixed martial arts tournament and are forced to confront their struggling relationship with each other and with their father. Morrison plays the wife of Joel Edgerton's character, struggling to keep her family together.Since October 2011, Morrison had a starring role in ABC's Once Upon a Time . She played the role of Emma Swan, a bail bonds collector who turns out to be the missing daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.
In April 2016, Morrison launched her own film production company, Apartment 3C Productions,named after the apartment she shared with her friends during her time at Loyola University Chicago. She directed her first feature film, Sun Dogs, under this label during the summer of 2016. In December 2017, it was announced that Netflix had acquired worldwide streaming rights to the film.
In March 2017, it was announced that Morrison was cast as Stephanie in an off-Broadway revival of the play The End of Longing .The performance lasted from May 18 to July 1, 2017.
On May 8, 2017, Morrison announced via social media that she would not be returning to Once Upon a Time as a series regular for season seven, while also noting that she had agreed to return as a guest for one episode.That one episode was the season's second episode, which aired in October 2017. However, she ultimately returned for the series finale, which aired in May 2018.
Morrison co-starred in Amityville: The Awakening as Candice. Originally shot in 2014, the film was ultimately released on Google Play on October 12, 2017, with a limited theatrical release on October 28, 2017.In 2017, she made her feature film directorial debut with Sun Dogs , starring Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist, and Allison Janney.
Morrison began dating her House co-star, Jesse Spencer, in 2004.Spencer proposed to Morrison at the Eiffel Tower on December 23, 2006, but in August 2007 they called off their engagement. Morrison started dating Prison Break star Amaury Nolasco in 2009; the relationship reportedly lasted three years. In summer 2012, Morrison and Sebastian Stan began dating, having met on the Once Upon A Time set. They dated for a year, breaking up in mid-2013.
|1994||Miracle on 34th Street||Denice|
|1999||Stir of Echoes||Samantha Kozac|
|2000||Urban Legends: Final Cut||Amy Mayfield|
|2002||Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie||Callie|
|2004||The Sure Hand of God||Lily Bowser|
|2004||Surviving Christmas||Missy Vanglider|
|2005||Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Jade|
|2006||The Script||Christie||Short film|
|2007||The Murder of Princess Diana||Rachel Visco||Nominated - Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries|
|2009||Star Trek||Winona Kirk||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
|2009||Table for Three||Leslie Green|
|2011||Bringing Ashley Home||Ashley Phillips||Prism Award for Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries|
|2012||Stars in Shorts||Agent Rachel Mintz||Segment: "Prodigal"|
|2013||Alpha Alert||Lt. White|
|2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||Winona Kirk||Voice only|
|2015||To Dust Return||Sharon Reynolds||Short film|
|2015||Warning Labels||Short film; director|
Nominated - Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Short
|2016||The Darkness||Joy Carter|
|2016||Albion: The Enchanted Stallion||The Abbess|
|2017||Amityville: The Awakening||Candice|
|2017||Sun Dogs||Marie||Director, producer|
Mammoth Film Festival Award for Best Picture
Mammoth Film Festival Award for Grand Jury Award
Savannah Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Feature
|2017||All Creatures Here Below||Penny|
|2018||Assassination Nation||Margie Duncan|
|2018||Back Roads||Callie Mercer|
|2018||Alex & the List||Katherine Stern||Burbank International Film Festival Award for Best Actress|
|2001||The Chronicle||Gwen||Episode: "Let Sleeping Dogs Fry"|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Melissa||Episode: "Most Likely to Succeed"|
|2001–02||Dawson's Creek||Melanie Shay Thompson||2 episodes|
|2002||Any Day Now||Mandy Singer||Episode: "In Too Deep"|
|2002||The Random Years||Megan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2004–12||House||Dr. Allison Cameron||108 episodes|
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2009)
|2009||The Super Hero Squad Show||Wasp||3 episodes; voice role|
|2010||Chase||Faith Maples||Episode: "Paranoia"|
|2010–14||How I Met Your Mother||Zoey Pierson||13 episodes|
|2011–17, 2018||Once Upon a Time||Emma Swan||Leading role (Season 1–6); Special guest star (Season 7); 134 episodes|
Nominated - People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (shared with Colin O'Donoghue ) (2014)
Nominated - Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress (2015)
Nominated - People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (2015-2017)
Nominated - Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Family TV Actress (2016)
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy (2015, 2017)
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Liplock (shared with Colin O'Donoghue ) (2015-2017)
|2002||"Too Bad About Your Girl"||The Donnas|
|2003||"Shut Up"||Nick Lachey|
|2015||"What I Want"||Will Butler|
|2015||"Demon Days (Do It All Again)"||Wild Wild Horses||Also director|
|2007||Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars||Kirce James|
|2010||The Miracle Worker||Kate Keller||Circle in the Square Theatre|
|2017||The End of Longing||Stephanie||Lucille Lortel Theatre|
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