Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

  • Highest Rated: 94% Star Trek (2009)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% The Darkness (2016)
  • Birthday: Apr 12, 1979
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • An actress who first earned her critical laurels (and reeled in a substantial television fanbase) as Dr. Alison Cameron on the blockbuster medical drama House (2004), Jennifer Morrison grew up well outside the realm of Hollywood, in a middle-class family in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. As a preteen and teenager, Morrison entered showbusiness via modeling, appearing in innumerable print campaigns and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids at one point; after wrapping up high school, she attended Loyola University as a theater major (reportedly graduating in only three years) and subsequently trained with the legendary Steppenwolf theatrical ensemble, onetime home to such stars as John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and Glenne Headly. From there, Hollywood fame was merely a short leap away; by the time of her Loyola graduation, Morrison had already officially debuted onscreen, with a small part as the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in the psychological drama Intersection (1994) and a more significant role as a missing girl who psychically haunts Kevin Bacon in the supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes (1999). Morrison signed for her first lead with a role that many felt unworthy of her talents and intelligence: that of Amy Mayfield, a young film student who gets in way over her head amid a thesis project on urban legends, in John Ottman's slasher outing Urban Legends: The Final Cut (2000). Subsequent projects included Michael Davis's teen-oriented romantic comedy 100 Women (2002), Casey La Scala's teen comedy Grind (2003), and -- as something of a nadir -- the critically despised holiday gross-out fest Surviving Christmas (2004), in which she played Ben Affleck's snotty girlfriend.As indicated, House represented Morrison's breakthrough and the role that finally brought her public attention. The long-running Fox drama told of Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a diagnostician with an astounding degree of medical knowledge and an absolute dearth of social skills. As Dr. Cameron (an immunologist with a not-so-secret crush on the physician), Morrison brought a much-needed dose of warmth and vulnerability to the series.Morrison subsequently made headlines in 2007, when she was tapped to appear as Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk's mother, in J.J. Abrams's much-anticipated 11th installment of the Star Trek series. Despite it being a fairly small role, Morrison still managed to make a big impression in Star Trek, and a somewhat meatier role in 2011's Warrior, as the wife of a natural born fighter from a fractured family, preceded her departure from House the following year. Her ties to television remained tight, however, thanks to a recurring role on the hit CBS comedy series How I Met Your Mother starting in 2010, with a turn as Emma Swan -- a mother who doesn't believe in fairy tales -- in ABC's Once Upon a Time revealing that Morrison possessed a flair for fantasy as well.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

86% The Report Lawyer 2019
72% All Creatures Here Below Actor 2019
88% Batman: Hush Actor 2019
75% Back Roads Callie Mercer 2018
73% Assassination Nation Actor 2018
49% Superfly Detective Mason 2018
No Score Yet Alex & The List Katherine Stern 2018
32% Amityville: The Awakening Candice 2017
80% Sun Dogs Director Actor 2017
3% The Darkness Joy Carter $10.8M 2016
No Score Yet The Enchanted Stallion The Abbess 2016
No Score Yet Alpha Alert Actor 2014
57% Some Girl(s) Sam 2013
84% Star Trek Into Darkness Winona Kirk $228.8M 2013
28% Knife Fight Angela 2013
No Score Yet Prodigal Actor 2012
83% Warrior Tess Conlon $13.7M 2011
No Score Yet Five Sheila 2011
No Score Yet Prodigal Rachel Mintz 2011
No Score Yet Bringing Ashley Home Ashley Phillips 2011
No Score Yet Table for Three Leslie 2009
94% Star Trek Winona Kirk $257.8M 2009
11% Big Stan Mindy 2009
No Score Yet The Murder of Princess Diana Actor 2007
No Score Yet Flourish Producer Gaby Winters 2006
59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Jade (Associate No. 2) $186.3M 2005
7% Surviving Christmas Missy Vanglider $11.2M 2004
No Score Yet Mall Cop Chris 2004
8% Grind Jamie $5.2M 2003
No Score Yet Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie Callie 2002
No Score Yet 100 Women (Girl Fever) Annie 2002
No Score Yet Design Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Zeros Actor 2001
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut Amy Mayfield $21.1M 2000
67% Stir of Echoes Samantha 1999
59% Miracle on 34th Street Denise 1994
9% Intersection Meaghan Eastman 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Emma Swan Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2012
91% House
2004-2012
Dr. Allison Cameron
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Zoey
  • 2011
  • 2010
46% Chase
2010-2011
Faith Maples
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Melissa
  • 2001

QUOTES FROM Jennifer Morrison CHARACTERS

Reese Wilson
I know a good story. It's about a campus serial killer who murders eight people...
Amy Mayfield
Yeah, I heard that one. It supposedly happened at Pendleton. It's just an urban legend.
Amy Mayfield
Reese, I must have dropped the tape. Did you see it?
Reese Wilson
I looked, but I didn't see no tape, just yo' crazy white ass down in the sewer!