Born Jennifer Marie Morrison
April 12, 1979 (1979-04-12) (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois, US
Other names Jenny Morrison
Occupation Actress, model, film producer
Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, model and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in House, whom she played for six years, and also as Zoey Pierson in the sixth season of How I Met Your Mother.
In 2009, Morrison returned to the big screen, appearing in the opening scene of J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot as James T. Kirk's mother, Winona.
Morrison has also appeared in music videos for Nick Lachey ("Shut Up"), and The Donnas ("Too Bad About Your Girl"). She has also appeared on two TV Guide covers with her House co-stars, and has been featured in photoshoots with In Style, Stuff, Entertainment Weekly and Premiere, among others. She is currently represented by Abrams Artists Agency. Morrison landed the cover of Health in the 2009 July/August issue.
After her contract on House was not renewed, it was announced on December 17, 2009 that Morrison had garnered the role of Kate Keller, Helen Keller's mother, in the Broadway-bound revival of The Miracle Worker. However in 2010, she did make a return to House for one last episode during the sixth season, in which she wrapped up her character's storyline.
In 2010, Morrison also appeared in Warrior alongside Nick Nolte and Tom Hardy, a film about a young Mixed Martial Artist. Morrison plays a mother struggling to keep her family together.
In the fall of 2010, Morrison appeared as a guest-star in the fourth episode of NBC's Chase. She will play the role of Faith, a single mother-turned-fugitive who embarks on a bloody killing spree across Texas with her daughter in tow. In addition, she has joined the cast of CBS's How I Met Your Mother as recurring character Zoey Pierson, a mischievous architecture nerd and love interest of main character Ted Mosby, and "the biggest female character we’ve maybe ever added to the show in Ted’s life", according to executive producer Craig Thomas.
In September 2011, Morrison will have a starring role in ABC's Once Upon a Time. She will play the role of Emma Swan a bail bonds collector who learns that she is the missing daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. She holds the key to saving the real and fantasy worlds.
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Jennifer Morrison at The Editors of InStyle celebrate Lionsgate's "Warrior"