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Jennifer Morrison

Highest Rated:   95% Star Trek (2009)
Lowest Rated:   4% The Darkness (2016)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Amityville: The Awakening
  • Actor
2017
4% The Darkness
  • Joy Carter
2016
No Score Yet Alpha Alert
  • Actor
2014
55% Some Girl(s)
  • Sam
2013
86% Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Winona Kirk
2013
28% Knife Fight
  • Angela
2013
No Score Yet Prodigal
  • Actor
2012
82% Warrior
  • Tess Conlon
2011
No Score Yet Five
  • Sheila
2011
No Score Yet Bringing Ashley Home
  • Ashley Phillips
2011
No Score Yet Table for Three
  • Leslie
2009
95% Star Trek
  • Winona Kirk
2009
11% Big Stan
  • Mindy
2009
No Score Yet The Murder of Princess Diana
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Flourish
  • Gaby Winters
  • Producer
2006
59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Jade (Associate No. 2)
2005
No Score Yet Lift
  • Actor
2005
7% Surviving Christmas
  • Missy Vanglider
2004
No Score Yet Mall Cop
  • Chris
2004
8% Grind
  • Jamie
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
2000
67% Stir of Echoes
  • Samantha
1999
61% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Denise
1994
7% Intersection
  • Meaghan Eastman
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Zoey
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Allison Cameron
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
81% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • Emma Swan
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
46% Chase
2010-2011
  • Faith Maples
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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