Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sun Dogs - Jennifer Morrison Interview

Jennifer Marie Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest child of teachers David and Judy Morrison. She was raised in Arlington Heights, IL, 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 (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).

Journalist: Jesse Camarena
Location: Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle

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 (2004) co-star Jesse Spencer. He proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The engagement ended August 15, 2007.

Studied with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Parents are David and Judy Morrison; has two younger siblings: Julia and Daniel 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(1984) and Planet Earth (2006).

No relation to actor Matthew Morrison.

Born on the exact same day as actress Claire Danes.

Good friends with her Once Upon a Time (2011) co-stars, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas.
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