Cast Spotlight: Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison - Emma Swan
We all know and adore that strong exterior of Emma Swan on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. It is about time to take off that mask and see whom the real Ms. Swan is.

We are talking about Jennifer Morrison, of course. She currently has a plate full of many amazing projects for her fans to look forward to. Her next appearance can be seen at the Tribeca Film Festival in “Knife Fight.” This is a story around a young political crisis manager who learns an important lesson about believe in the most unlikely of people.

Currently, Morrison is also in pre-production of a film adaption by Neil LeBute’s “Some Girls.” It follows a man who revisited many of his ex-girlfriends who are scorned. This all happens on the eve of his big wedding day.

Not to long ago, Morrison was seen featuring on “Warrior.” Gavin O’Conner directs the film and performing along side her was Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton. Some other film credits, which are deserved, would be:

  • Star Trek
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  • Surviving Christmas
  • Flourish

The big screen is not the only amazing places Morrison has shown off her talent. We have seen her on other hit television shows, such as:

  • How I Met Your Mother
  • House

For “House,” she was nominated for a Screen Guild Award in 2009, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2008, 2007 and 2006, and a 2008 Golden Globe. Morrison was nominated for a 2008 WIN Award for Outstanding Actress Drama Series for the show.

Morrison is currently living in Los Angeles; however, she originally is from the Windy City of Chicago. She studied at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and earned a degree in theater from Loyola University.


Currently dating Sebastian Stan


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Intersection Meaghan Eastman
1994 Miracle on 34th Street Denice
1999 Stir of Echoes Samantha Kozac
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Amy Mayfield
2001 Zeros, TheThe Zeros Joyce
2001 Chronicle, TheThe Chronicle Gwen Episode: “Let Sleeping Dogs Fry”
2001 Touched by an Angel Melissa Dunnigan Episode: “Most Likely to Succeed”
2001 Dawson’s Creek Melanie Shea Thompson Episode: “The Lost Weekend”
2002 Dawson’s Creek Melanie Shea Thompson Episode: “Sleeping Arrangements”
2002 Design Sonya Mallow
2002 Any Day Now Mandy Singer Episode: “In Too Deep”
2002 Random Years, TheThe Random Years Megan Episode: “Pilot”
2002 Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie Callie TV movie
2002 Nantucket Alicia
2002 100 Women Annie AKA, Girl Fever
2003 Edge, TheThe Edge TV movie
2003 Grind Jamie
2004 Mall Cop Chris
2004 Sure Hand of God, TheThe Sure Hand of God Lily Bowser
2004 Surviving Christmas Missy Vanglider
2004 Lift Sarah Short film
2004–2012 House Dr. Allison Cameron 130 episodes
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Jade – Associate #2
2006 Flourish Gabrielle Winters
2007 Murder of Princess Diana, TheThe Murder of Princess Diana Rachel TV movie
2007 Big Stan Mindy
2009 Star Trek Winona Kirk
2009 Table for Three Leslie
2009 Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show Wasp (voice) 3 episodes
2010 Chase Faith Maples Episode: “Paranoia”
2010–2011 How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 12 episodes
2011 Bringing Ashley Home Ashley Phillips TV movie
2011 Warrior Tess Conlon
2011–present Once Upon a Time Emma Swan Lead role
2012 Knife Fight Angela

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Year Title Role Notes
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Kirce James – GDI Intelligence Officer

3 thoughts on “Cast Spotlight: Jennifer Morrison”

  1. Since I saw her on Dr House I became in her fan she was the best female doctor that there was on Dr House and when the first team was broken the show went from bad to worse and when Cameron (Jennifer) left the series it isn´t the same so I stopped watching it, now OUAT is my favorite TV show 😀
    she´s a good actress I´ve seen some of her movies (Big Stan, Surviving Christmas) and the movie I´ve like most it´s “Bringing Ashley Home”.

    Sorry for my english, but I´m not american.

  2. Holy Carp!!! What’s going on around that set!!! We got Ginny doing Josh and Jenny doin Sabaatian. Next thing ya know they are going to wind up killing rabbits. Oh wait a minute, they don’t do it like that anymore. So it’s all good!!!

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