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Jennifer Morrison Biography

Birth Name:
Jennifer Marie Morrison
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with Michael Jordan
  • Played clarinet in her high school's marching band, directed by her father, Dave Morrison (the 2003-04 Illinois Teacher of the Year)
  • Required only a two-day crash course in skateboarding before playing a pro skater in the 2003 film Grind
  • In 2007, she appeared as Kirce James in a video game, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  • Also in 2007, TV Guide magazine selected her as one of the sexiest female TV stars, during her time on House
  • Appeared in music videos for Nick Lachey ("Shut Up") and the Donnas ("Too Bad About Your Girl")
  • Took on the role of Zoey, an activist who clashes with Ted, on How I Met Your Mother in 2010
  • One reason she took on the role was to enjoy lighter material than the work she did on House


  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated