Jennifer Morrison biography
Date of Birth: April 12, 1979
Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer Morrison started taking dance classes at the age of 11, then began modeling and acting in plays before making her feature film debut at 14 in Intersection (1994), playing Sharon Stone's daughter. She followed that up with a small role in the big screen remake Miracle on 34th Street (1994). Concentrating on her education for the next few years, Morrison received an honors degree in English and Theater from Chicago's Loyola University.
While still in university, she landed two feature films—Stir of Echoes (1999) starring Kevin Bacon, and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000—before making the move to Los Angeles. For the next two years, Morrison made several guest appearances on top shows like Dawson's Creek and Touched by an Angel, as well as playing a starring role in the FX Channel's TV movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002). She returned to the big screen with four indie releases in 2002, followed by the bigger release Grind (2003), for which she had to learn to skateboard as the sexy blonde pro skateboarder, Jamie. She joined an all-star cast for Duplicity (2003), working alongside Michael Madsen, Danny Glover and Martin Sheen before landing the role of Ben Affleck's girlfriend in the comedy Surviving Christmas (2004).
In 2004, she landed a lead role in the medical series House, which went on to become a huge hit with viewers. She became engaged to her co-star, Jesse Spencer on December 23, 2006, but the wedding was called off in August 2007.
In 2011, she became one of the lead characters on the hit TV show Once Upon a Time, where she plays the daughter of Snow White, Emma Swan. In 2013, she played a role in Knife Fight, which also starred fellow Once Upon a Time castmate Jamie Chung.
Jennifer Morrison Filmography