Jennifer Morrison is an American actress and model best known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron on the television drama series House, from 2004-2010.
She currently stars as Emma Swan in the fantasy drama television series Once Upon a Time, since 2011.
Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She graduated from Prospect High School in 1997, where she played clarinet in the school's marching band, sang in the choir and did cheerleading with the school's pep squad.
She majored and minored in Theatre and English respectively at Loyola University Chicago and graduated in 2000.
She also studied acting with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television.
Morrison started her career as a child model, appearing in print advertisements for JC Penney and Montgomery Ward and commercials for Rice Krispies and Mondos. At the age of 10, 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 15 as the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in Intersection, and later appeared as the haunting Samantha in Stir of Echoes with Kevin Bacon.
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 (2003), Surviving Christmas (2004) and Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005).
On television, she 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 2005, she starred in and produced the independent film Flourish.
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".
Morrison also appears as Kirce James in the videogame Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, a character which frequently interacts with the player during the course of the GDI campaign.
Morrison has been romantically linked to House co-star Jesse Spencer since 2004. In January 2007, People magazine reported that the two had become engaged in Paris over the holidays.
In a post-Golden Globes interview with E!, Morrison revealed that Spencer proposed on December 23, 2006 at the Eiffel Tower. However, the couple announced In August 2007 that they had called off their engagement.
Since July 2008, she has been in a relationship with actor Amaury Nolasco.