Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, model and film producer, best known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron on the medical drama House
Morrison started her career as a child model, appearing in print advertisements for JCPenney and Montgomery Ward and commercials for Rice Krispies and Mondos. At the age of ten, she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with basketball star Michael Jordan.
She made her film debut at the age of fifteen as the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone
in the 1994 film, Intersection, and later appeared as Samantha in Stir of Echoes with Kevin Bacon in 1999. Her first leading role came in the 2000 film Urban Legends: Final Cut, and she has since gone on to appear in films including Grind with Adam Brody
, Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck
and James Gandolfini and Mr. and Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt
and Angelina Jolie
in 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively.
On television, she has worked on several hit shows including Touched by an Angel and Dawson's Creek before landing the role of immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron on House
in 2004 co-starring alongside Hugh Laurie
. In 2006, she starred in and produced the independent film Flourish.
In 2007, Morrison appeared as Kirce James in the video game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, a character which frequently interacts with the player during the course of the GDI campaign. She was also selected by TV Guide for its Top 10 of TV's Sexiest Stars for its 2007 Sexy Issue. Her House co-star, Omar Epps
, wrote a testimonial for her which said, "She exudes a lightness and has a beautiful soul... Whenever she laughs, everyone laughs."
Her film projects in 2007 include Big Stan alongside Rob Schneider and The Murder of Princess Diana, a television movie based on the book of the same name by Noel Botham. Produced by Lifetime and Working Title Television, Morrison portrays an American journalist, Rachel, who witnesses the car crash which took the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Morrison has also appeared in music videos for Nick Lachey ("Shut Up"), The Donnas ("Too Bad About Your Girl") and Jack's Mannequin ("Dark Blue"). 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.