Jennifer Marie Morrison
Jen, Jenny, J-Mo
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Jennifer went to South Middle School. In 1997, she graduated from Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
In 2000, she graduated from Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois and majored in Theatre and minored in English.
She also went to Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Actress, model, film producer
- Father – David L. Morrison (Retired music teacher)
- Mother – Judy Morrison (Retired teacher)
- Siblings – Julia Morrison (Younger Sister), Daniel Morrison (Younger Brother)
John Carrabino Management
5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm
52 kg or 115 pounds
Jennifer Morrison dated –
- Jesse Spencer (2004-2007) – She started dating Australian actor, Jesse Spencer in July 2004 after meeting him on the set of House M.D. The duo engaged on December 23, 2006. she was proposed by him at Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. They separated in August 2007.
- Amaury Nolasco (2009-2012) – Puerto Rican actor, Amaury Nolasco and Morrison were an item from January 2009 to May 2012.
- Sebastian Stan (2012-2013) – This time, it is a Romanian actor, Sebastian Stan. They met on the set of Once Upon a Time and commenced dating in May 2012. The relationship ended after a year in July 2013.
Race / Ethnicity
Blonde (via Allure.com)
34-24-33 in or 87-61-84 cm
2 (US) or 32 (EU)
She was a child model and appeared in several commercials such as Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Mondo, Verizon, Bengay, ADT and others.
Morrison also appeared in print adverts such as for JCPenney and Montgomery Ward.
Best Known For
Playing the lead role as Emma Swan in the ABC’s fairy tale drama TV series Once Upon a Time since 2011, and Dr. Allison Cameron in the Fox’s medical drama TV series House from 2004 to 2012.
Jennifer appeared in the 1994 movie Intersection for her role as Meaghan Eastman.
First TV Show
In 2001, Morrison played the role as Gwen in the science fiction TV series The Chronicle in an episode entitled “Let Sleeping Dogs Fry”.
Morrison keeps her diet simple by eating only vegetables and fruits all day. But, she treats herself by eating whatever she wants in the dinner. Though, she primarily eats healthy food in the dinner also like sushi, grilled fish, etc. as she gets motivated by eating good throughout the day. She also drinks ample amount of water throughout the day.
She does not forget to have coconut water before exercises. It gives her right amount of energy before workout. Moreover, it has now become her habit and she craves for it too.
She has amazing legs. the secret behind it is cardio, especially running. She runs for 45 minutes, three to four times in a week and sometimes alternates it with yoga. Earlier, she used to focus on strength training, and boxing also.
The actress also shares her fitness secrets with Shape Magazine.
Jennifer Morrison Favorite Things
- Cuisine – Italian
- TV Shows – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003-2012), Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-2011), Planet Earth (2006-)
- Vacation Location – Lake Como in Italy
- Pet – Her dog, Ava
- Movie – Bicycle Thieves (1948)
- Books – The Great Gatsby (By F. Scott Fitzgerald), East of Eden (By John Steinbeck)
- Color – Changes daily
- Restaurant – Italian Kitchen in Vancouver, Madeo in LA, Pace in LA
Source – IMDb, Us Magazine
Jennifer Morrison Facts
- She was born in Chicago, but grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
- In 2003, her dad was named as “Teacher of the Year” by Illinois State Board of Education.
- Her parents had worked in the same high school from where she graduated.
- She was a cheerleader in her high school.
- She had done 13 episodes in the famous sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”.
- In 2007, she voiced the role of Kirce James in the video game “Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars”.
- If she weren’t into acting, she would have been into teaching line, just because both of her parents were into that field and Jennifer, herself has taught dancing, theater and acting.
- Her favorite way to relax is to clean the things. She feels less stressed, if her fridge is organized.
- She used to sang in her high school choir.
- She is not good at spelling the words.
- If allowed, she can eat a cold pizza everyday in the breakfast.
- She had played musical instruments such as clarinet and piano in her high school.
- She had also made herself to Sports Illustrated for Kids in May 1992. She was featured along with basketball player Michael Jordan.
- Morrison was featured in the music video of Nick Lachey‘s “Shut Up”.
- Jennifer Morrison is not related to actor Matthew Morrison.
- Hear more from Morrison on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.