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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 12 April 1979Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJennifer Marie Morrison
Nicknames Jen
J-mo
Height 5' 5ΒΌ" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jennifer Marie Morrison is the oldest child of teachers David and Judy Morrison. She was raised in Arlington Heights, 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, California to pursue her acting career. Morrison's movie debut came in 1994, playing the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in Intersection (1994). Success followed with various film and television roles, including the lead in Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000). She came to wide scale public attention in 2004 for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in the television series House M.D. (2004), for which she was nominated for a prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award. Since leaving "House M.D.", her career has continued to progress with roles in Star Trek (2009), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Warrior (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (16)

March 2003: Her father, David Morrison, won the Illinois state 2003 teacher of the year award.
Attended Prospect High School (class of 1997) and majored in Theatre with a minor in English at Loyola University Chicago. She received her Bachelor's degree in three years; class of 2000.
Played clarinet in high school marching and symphonic bands.
Former high school cheerleader; sang in her high school choir.
Has 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.
Friends with Ashlee Simpson and has guest-starred on the latter's show on MTV several times.
Has portrayed a Ball State University student in commercials for the school titled "Everything You Need", even though she wasn't then and never has been a student at the university.
(December 23, 2006) Engaged to her House M.D. (2004) co-star Jesse Spencer. He proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Studied with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Parents are David and Judy Morrison; has two younger siblings: Julia and David 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 series are Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003), Battlestar Galactica (2004) (she especially likes the character of Starbuck), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) and Planet Earth (2006).
No relation to actor Matthew Morrison.

Personal Quotes (36)

In life, there are those relationships where you really love someone, but they're just not right for you and there's a little bittersweet feel to it.
If someone's lying about something small, you don't know what else they're lying about. I'm a big girl, I can handle the truth - even if it's not good news.
I don't know if there is anyone who wouldn't want to play some kind of superhero. I don't know if the world is getting sick of superhero movies or not, but I think you will endlessly have actors who are intrigued by the idea of playing a superhero.
I get my highlights touched up with Susan Henry at Shades in Beverly Hills. She developed hypo-allergenic hair color products with no ammonia because she's allergic to others; she's an incredible colorist. She does balayage instead of the foils, and I'll go and she will do my entire head of highlights in an hour.
I discovered what is and isn't important to me. I decided I really wanted to enjoy life with someone fun, who can make the best out of any situation - whatever it is we're doing.
I'm trying to incorporate colour into my life. Until recently, everything in my closet was black, white, grey, navy or olive.
Jamie Dornan is one of those guys who has no idea how gorgeous he is. He's crazy in love with his girlfriend and a crazy talent and a great singer and a great actor; just a lovely, lovely human being. It kind of makes you want to throw up a bit, but in all the right ways!
I buy tons of magazines. They're a big part of how I research characters. And I keep them around and go back to them years later. I just have stacks.
My favorite movie ever is 'Bicycle Thieves.'
I keep my diet simple by sticking to mostly fruits and vegetables all day and then having whatever I want for dinner. I end up making healthy choices, like sushi or grilled fish, because I feel so good from eating well.
'House' was such a special part of my life.
I feel like a Mac store! I have a Canadian iPhone, an American iPhone and an iPad. I'm constantly downloading music to iTunes.
Yoga probably makes me a better person.
I always have my passport on me, as well as two currencies.
I'm a sucker for giving people money on the street. I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing, but I can't help myself.
I really do see the good in people, and I don't want to change that. That's really how I view things, so sometimes I'll look past a lot of huge red flags because I see something else in someone. Then, of course, it always comes back to haunt me in the long run.
I have seven scars from having moles removed. One was a melanoma, six were precancerous. Get your moles checked!
I would have to say that working on 'Warrior' felt more like working on a play than any other film I've ever done.
I love acting because you don't have to do the same thing over and over again, every day, and that's what attracted me to wanting to do this for a living. So to be given an opportunity to create something completely different and live that out is the dream. It's incredibly rewarding.
I drink coconut water before my workouts. It has just the right amount of calories and electrolytes to get me going. My body has actually started craving it.
I like when a guy wears a T-shirt, and you can see a little curve of the muscle sticking out. That's sexy!
A great pickup line is one I don't even notice. It has me connecting with you, laughing, having a good time. And that definitely gets my attention.
The longer I'm alive, the more I realize how little I know. Pretending that you know everything about every topic, and being very vocal about it? That's an instant turnoff.
Cleaning is my favorite way to relax. I clear things out and get rid of the stuff I don't need. When the food pantry and the refrigerator are organized, I feel less stressed.
When my hair was dark for 'House,' that was the hardest to maintain because it was like every three weeks my light roots would start coming in. And you can't really just dye your hair one color brown because then it looks like a helmet on television, so then I had to have four colors of brown woven into my hair every three weeks.
I adore Smashbox lip stains. I carry a natural color for daytime and a berry shade for going out at night.
I use the Koh Gen Do face cleanser and the foaming face wash. The cleanser takes the makeup off and then the foaming face wash is like a deep cleaner. I use this lotion called Fenix, it has a little bit of SPF in it.
I'm on an Isabel Marant kick. She does an amazing job of making things that are everyday-wearable but also special and a little bit different. I definitely like that she has a '70s western vibe. There's something that's very fun and vintage in what she's doing.
I love In-N-Out Burgers!
I got my SAG card when I was 10 by starring in a Beenie Weenie's commercial.
I'm a natural blonde, but my hair has been almost every color you can imagine. As an actor, I like to get into my character as much as I can, and often that starts with the color of my hair.
It's easiest for me to be blonde because I'm naturally blonde; my roots are light enough that all I have to do is just highlight my hair every few months.
We're in a time now where technology is such that we can create anything, and that's what's new about television and film these days.
I have a closet full of blazers and more striped shirts than any human could possibly wear. Somehow I think that I don't have striped shirts, and then I look at my closet and go, 'Oh, I have ten.' But then you always end up with your favourite striped shirt of the moment, and you don't end up wearing any of the other ones.
For me, in general, it's always about the material. Obviously, it's about the material and hoping that someone wants to hire me for a job, too, but I've certainly seen films like 'Orphan' and movies like that where I know that if I had had the opportunity to read that script or had an opportunity to do it, I would have wanted to do it.
Unite has a great dry shampoo called 7Seconds. After a hot yoga class, when I'm super sweaty I spray this on and my hair comes back to life. Miraculous!

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