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Heather Elizabeth Morris was born on February 1, 1987 and is an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for her role as Brittany Pierce on the Fox musical comedy series Glee.

Early lifeEdit

Heather Morris grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and started dancing when she was only two years old. She also competed in many dance competitions at a young age.

CareerEdit

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Heather @ Comic-Con

Morris moved to Los Angeles in 2006 and her first significant appearance was in So You Think You Can Dance Season 2. In 2008, she appeared in single episodes of Swingtown and Eli Stone as an uncredited dancer, and in 2009 Morris appeared in the movie Fired Up as Fiona.

She went on to further success as a dancer in support of Beyoncé Knowles on her tour, The Beyoncé Experience, and when Beyoncé performed at the American Music Awards, on Saturday Night Live, in 2008.

Morris was cast as Brittany in 2009 for the first season of Fox Broadcasting Company's musical comedy series Glee, about a high school glee club. She was brought in by the show initially to teach the choreography for Beyoncé's Single Ladies dance to the actors, however the show was looking for a third cheerleader and she got the job. Jarrett Wieselman, of the New York Post, stated that Morris has "emerged as one of the funniest second bananas on "TV right now!"

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Heather is AMAZING :)

She also made the Afterellen Hot 100 list in both 2010 and 2011, premiering at 85 in 2010 and jumping to 2 in 2011.

Recently she was featured on the cover of Women's Health magazine.

In 2012, she will voice in her very first animated movie called Ice Age 4. She will play a character named Gossip Girl.


TriviaEdit

  • She has a kitten named Zack.
  • She started dancing when she was two years old.
  • She appeared in several music videos such as White Tie Affair's "Candle (Sick And Tired)" and "Mr. Right", Hit The Lights' "Drop The Girl" and An-Ya's "Nightlife".
  • She co-wrote and appeared in the video "Nuthin' But A Glee Thang.
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    <3

  • Heather has two older sisters.
  • She wanted to major in journalism in college at Arizona State University, but after two semesters (in 2005 and 2006), she decided not to continue with college and instead moved to LA to pursue a dancing and acting career.[1]
  • Heather is an alto.
  • Is 5'8" tall.
  • Her shoe size is 8.
  • She is the youngest girl member of New Directions.
  • Wants to go to the Netherlands and learn stuff about the country.[2]
  • She loves The Vampire Diaries.
  • Every Sunday she & her roommate go to a local coffeeshop and sit there for an hour with an organic, home-made pastry and a cup of coffee.
  • She wants to inspire at least one person in the world with what she does.
  • The most played album on her iPod is the entire album xx by The xx.
  • Her favorite movie is Atonement and her favorite dance movie Moulin Rouge.
  • Her favorite TV shows are Glee, Vampire Diaries and Modern Family.
  • Her favorite food is Guacamole and Chips.
  • Her dance crush is Tony Testa.
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    <3

  • Her dream dance job is starring as a lead in a dance movie like Nine, Moulin Rouge or Dirty Dancing.
  • Her dream co-star is Dakota Fanning.
  • Her father died of cancer when she was fourteen years old. During an interview workshop with students in December of 2009, she said, "It's something that is hard for me because I'm sad about it, but I don't dwell on it. I know he's in a better place instead of suffering."
  • She hopes her quote "Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?" will be a Trivial Pursuit question. She hopes it will be "What character said this infamous line?".
  • She can't cook.
  • Her favorite candy is Reese's.
  • She locked herself out of her hotel room naked when she was 10. She says it's a long story.
  • She had minimal vision while filming in her Lady Gaga costume because of the lobster glasses. She said she could only see things that were straight in front of her.
  • She does boxing, hot yoga and dancing.
  • Britney Spears once sent her flowers.[3]
  • Heather is best friends with Glee co-star Naya Rivera.
  • She was crowned Homecoming queen.
  • She was on Star Circle when she was 13.
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  • She wanted to be a Disney Channel star when she was younger.
  • She wants to go to Hawaii and become a professional surfer.
  • She likes pickles and olives.
  • She has two angel tattoos; one on the left side of her lower abdomen and one on her lower back.
  • She is called HeMo (Heather Morris) by friends and fans.
  • Harry Shum Jr. was her teacher when she attended Hip Hop dance class back then.
  • She is of Scottish heritage on her father's side.
  • Her dream job was touring with Justin Timberlake.
  • Growing up, Heather lived next door to Brian Friedman and she danced with Lauren Gottlieb in high school. Brooke Lipton, the assistant choreographer on "Glee" (2009), went to Heather's dance studio.[4]
  • Currently dating college baseball player Taylor Hubbell.
  • She is a Mac user.
  • Wears hair extensions as seen in a Slave 4 U video in which one falls out.
  • Likes reading.
  • Has done advanced tumbling.
  • Her favorite Lady GaGa song is between "Poker Face" and "Alejandro".
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  • For their second Glee Live! show in Ireland on the 2nd of July, Heather changed her shirt to I'm with Amadán ("fool" or "stupid" in Irish).
  • On July 3rd 2011, Heather gave a chaste kiss to co-star Naya Rivera on the lips at their last stop of the Glee European tour in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Attended the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere and is Team Stewart.
  • She is religious—when she did a dream board for a dance workshop she put a cross on and wrote God on it.[5]
  • Volunteered as part of the Make a Wish Foundation for a girl with cystic fibrosis who wanted a dance studio in her basement.[6]
  • Won an award for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film at the Playhouse West Film Foundation Awards for her role in the film Post.[7]
  • Said she's been in about 5,000 accidents and she's not even texting and driving.[8]
  • She is scared of twitter.[9]
  • Is always seen chewing gum.
  • She is against puppy mills.[10]
  • Wants her and Naya to sing "Daydreamer" by Adele. If not a duet, then at least Naya.[11]
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    <3 Heather

  • Wants Santana to get a girlfriend.[12]
  • Wants to return to college. Source
  • On what Brittany will do after graduation: "Maybe she decides to work on 3-D films for Discovery Channel. That would make me f**king happy," she said. "She'd be good at that. She'd get to go to the North Pole. She'd be searching for polar bears with a camera crew. Or maybe she'd do some journalism and try to interview [the polar bears]."
  • Heather said in an interview that the largest audience she's ever performed in front of was 50,000 when she was on tour with Beyoncé.
  • Is the 3rd youngest cast member.
  • She can beat-box.
  • Had her phone hacked. There were naked pictures on her phone which were leaked onto the internet.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film / TV Series Role Notes
2006 So You Think You Can Dance Contestant Season 2
2008 Swingtown Dancer Uncredited, Episode ("Get Down Tonight")
Eli Stone Dancer Uncredited, Episode ("The Path")
2009 Fired Up Fiona
Glee Brittany Episodes "Showmance" & onwards
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Gossip Girl

Short Films Edit

Heather has starred in quiet a few short films. Only one has made it online, but they've all been presented at a film festival. Heather also directed (and produced and co-wrote) a short film called The Elevator.

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Elevator Girl Director, Writer, Producer
2010 A Sense of Humor Laura
Andy Makes a Friend Unknown
2011 Post Lily

Won an Award at the Playhouse West Film Foundation
for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film.


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