Jennifer Morrison is an American Actress, Model and a Producer. She was born as Jennifer Marie Morrison on 12 April 1979. She is none other than that the brilliant and empathetic immunologist in Fox’s hit show “House MD”. Jennifer is the talented daughter of a couple who used to teach music at Prospect High School. Having come from a family of art oriented people, it was probably easy for her to make career choices in theatre and music. Jennifer, who has spent her childhood mostly in Arlington Heights, attended Loyola University Chicago where she earned her Theatre major and also studied English. The very obvious thing for her to do next was to dive into the acting industry. She got training at Steppenwolf Theatre Company before exploring her talent on the big screen.
Jennifer, 37 is multi-talented who did not restrict herself to just acting but also tried her hands in modeling. She lent her face to print media advertisements and also shined on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” with ‘
Michael Jordan’. She began her acting during her teens by playing small but noticeable roles in movies. She first appeared as a daughter to ‘
Richard Gere’, an established name and ‘
Sharon Stone’, already a popular actor, in the movie “Intersection”. Then, she made appearances in many movies after that like “A Stir of Echoes” alongside ‘
Kevin Bacon’. Jennifer experimented with different genres in the cinema and embraced horror/thriller for some time in her career. She is seen haunting Kevin Bacon in this horror flick Stir of Echoes. It was the year 2000, where her face was certainly well registered among the audience with the movie Urban Legends: Final Cut. This thriller sequel gave Jennifer enough screen space for her to explore her acting skills.
Later, Jennifer turned to television and involved herself in it. She thought to utilize her talent in television shows like Dawson’s Creek (2001) where she plays girlfriend to ‘Joshua Jackson’. We see the other side of Jennifer in 2003 teenage comedy Grind, where she dons all possible attributes of a perfect tantrum throwing teenage girl. Her friendship with ‘Ashlee Simpson’ in Hollywood took her as a consistent guest in Simpson’s reality show. Adding to her list of comedy films was Surviving Christmas, which went to theatre in 2004 with ‘
Ben Affleck’ alongside. And Jennifer proves her action skills in the infamous Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005.
Jennifer begot a major career-elevating role of Dr. Allison Cameron in House MD which got her immense popularity and which was credited for her acting maneuvers. Cameron is a role of an immunologist who works with Gregory House bring everything that House aka
Hugh Grant is incapable of in the role. She plays the sensitive, rational and caring doctor on the show, as opposed to her boss House. It was also this show which was responsible for getting many prestigious award nominations and many accolades. Her role as Cameron will forever be remembered. It was during this show, that Jennifer met ‘Jesse Spencer’ who plays doctor in the same show and later both got engaged in December 23rd, 2006. She confessed that Jesse proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower, the perfect spot for proposals. But this love affair did not last long, and the couple split up the following year.
Jennifer’s stints at the movies continued and she was producing an independent feature film Flourish in which she also acted. The role of a troubled woman in a mental asylum was played by her. She was next seen in the opening scene of
Star Trek movie directed by none other than '
J J Abrams', as a mother to James. T. Kirk in 2009. The very next year we saw Jennifer playing ‘Ted Mosby’ love interest in the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS. In this popular show, Jennifer has been seen in 13 episodes, and that is the longest by any female role being given in the show.
In the Broadway musical The Miracle Worker, Jennifer bagged the role of Helen Keller’s mother aka Kate Keller. By this, she always kept her love for theatre alive. Jennifer got a lead role in the reality and fantasy convoluting show called Once Upon A Time in 2011. She gained immense popularity in such little time and became an instant favorite among the kids for playing the lost daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White. Jennifer, who plays Emma Sawn in the mystical show is proud of her character and always adores the role. Jennifer personally feels that Emma character is a strong one and she shows great strength in her. ‘
Sebastian Stan’, who was Jennifer’s co-star in the show, was also seen with her off the show. Jennifer and Sebastian were believed to be dating during the show but in 2012 they went their separate ways. Her work in the show, however, caught people’s attention, and the show went on getting renewed for the next season. The dimple-charmed actor talks about filming a mystery and superpower show and explains to us how it involves a lot of hard work to perform stunts and to make it all look real. She admits that the role of Emma is inspiring and zealous to her, not alone in the show but also in real life. She says she is drawn toward Emma and says that Emma brings some sense of authenticity to the show.
Interestingly, Jennifer was a Clarinet player and a choir singer and also a cheerleader in her school days. Her parents being music instructors helped Jennifer to turn towards music in her life. She has music videos like What I Want and Shut Up to her credit. She was also responsible for bringing the musical drama Glee to come to life. It was Jennifer’s efforts to bring to life; the music shows the concept of Glee, which was such huge success. It looks like her talents never ending, nor her career in Hollywood.
Jennifer, who personally considers Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella as her favorite fairy tales, is often asked about her fitness and her diet. Jennifer is often interviewed asking her everyday diet, and she calmly owes it to exercising six days a week and avoiding junk food. At present (2016), she had her own Production Company and named it as “Apartment 3C Productions”. The brilliant actor will now begin her maiden venture feature film Sun Dogs, which is yet to go down the floor for the shoot.
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Born in Chicago and brought in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Jennifer Morrison is an American actress, model and producer, who is famously recognized for her character in the medical television series, “House” as Dr. Allison Cameron. Being the oldest of the three children in her family, Morrison did her schooling from Prospect High School in the year 1997. She was in the cheerleading pep group of her school and an All-State clarinet player. She joined Loyola University Chicago where she exceled in theatre and minored in English. She also learnt at the Steppenwolf Theater Company before transferring to Los Angeles to chase her dream in acting. Her career in the glamour industry started as a child artist, modeling for various brand commercials like, Rice Krispies, Mondo, JCPenney etc. She was also on the cover page of Sports Illustrated for Kids with the basketball star, Michael Jordan (1992).
Morrison’s first lead role came in with the film, “Urban Legends: Final Cut” in the year 2000. Since then, she has come to feature in numerous other movies like, “Grind”, “Surviving Christmas”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” etc. Some of the popular television series in which she has worked are, “Touched by an Angel”, “Once Upon a Time”, “Dawson’s Creek” etc. Besides her role as “Allison Cameron” in “House”, she has worked in an independent film called, “Flourish” and other projects such as, “The Murder of Princess Diana”, and “Big Stan”. She has also depicted the character of Zoey Pierson in the popular television series, “How I Met Your Mother”, where she was the lead character’s (Ted Mosby) love interest, among the other love interests.
She also starred alongside
Tom Hardy and
Nick Nolte in the movie, “
Warrior”, which is about two alienated brothers who enlist in a mixed martial arts competition and confront their floundering connection with each other and their father. In the year of 2016, she released her own movie production establishment, “Apartment 3C Production” and she will produce the movie, “Sun Dogs” under this label. Jennifer Morrison has dated Jesse Spencer, her co-star in the show, “House”; they eventually called off their engagement in the year 2007. She has also been in a relationship with another co-star from the show, “Once Upon a Time”, Sebastien Stan from the year 2012 to 2013.