Jennifer Morrison

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Jennifer Morrison
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Birth name Jennifer Marie Morrison
Born April 12, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Notable Roles Dr. Allison Cameron in House, M.D.
Notable Episodes House, M.D.: 1x07 - Fidelity
House, M.D.: 1x20 - Love Hurts
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Jennifer Morrison is an American actress best known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in House, M.D. and as Emma Swan in Once Upon a Time.



Jennifer Morrison was born in Chicago. Her father, David Morrison, was a teacher. In her own school years, Morrison played the clarinet, and she was also a part of her school's cheering squad. She also did some modeling, and she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with basketball superstar Michael Jordan in 1990.

It is rumored that her uncle was the famous musician Jim Morrison, but Jennifer Morrison denied this, as it was false.

After she graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a degree in Theatre, she took small roles in films ranging from the remake of Miracle on 34th Street to Stir of Echoes to Urban Legends: Final Cut to Girl Fever. In 2004, she became a recognized TV star when she debuted as Dr. Allison Cameron on House, M.D. Since that time, she has appeared in Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini and Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
House, M.D. Dr. Allison Cameron 2004–2009 1 2 3 4 5 6
Once Upon a Time Emma Swan 2011–2017 1 2 3 4 5 6

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Chronicle Gwen 1x09 - Let Sleeping Dogs Fry September 8, 2001
Dawson's Creek Melanie Shea Thompson 5x02 - Lost Weekend October 17, 2001
Touched by an Angel Melissa Dunnigan 8x07 - Most Likely to Succeed November 10, 2001
Any Day Now Mandy Singer 4x16 - In Too Deep January 13, 2002
Dawson's Creek Melanie Shea Thompson 5x12 - Sleeping Arrangements January 23, 2002
The Random Years Megan 1x01 - Pilot March 5, 2002
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica Herself 1x08 - Newlyweds and Videos October 7, 2003
The Ashlee Simpson Show Herself 1x01 - Ashlee Moves Onward and Upward June 16, 2004
The Ashlee Simpson Show Herself 1x02 - Ashlee Verses Her Label June 23, 2004
The Ashlee Simpson Show Herself 1x04 - Valentine's Bummer July 7, 2004
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x05 - Architect of Destruction October 18, 2010
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x07 - Canning Randy November 1, 2010
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x08 - Natural History November 8, 2010
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x10 - Blitzgiving November 22, 2010
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x12 - The Mermaid Theory December 6, 2010
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x15 - Oh Honey February 7, 2011
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x16 - Desperation Day February 14, 2011
How I Met Your Mother Zoey Pierson 6x17 - Garbage Island February 21, 2011

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie Callie March 31, 2002
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself August 27, 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Jimmy Kimmel Live! May 2, 2005

Memorable Moments

  • House, M.D.:
    • 1x07 - Fidelity: Dr. Gregory House and his staff, including Dr. Allison Cameron, are treating Elyse Snow, the wife of Ed Snow. House realizes her disease may be sexually transmitted and asks her loyal husband to approve a treatment which may be dangerous if he is wrong. Ed admits to Cameron if the treatment works, it means his wife wasnt faithful to him. He can't deal with that, and asks if that makes him a terrible person. She pauses for a long time before she answers, "Yes."
    • 1x14 - Control: Cameron has been manipulating her coworkers Dr. Robert Chase and Dr. Eric Foreman with tactics House claims she has learned from a self-help book. When she tries to use the same tactics with him, he asks why she is doing this. She says she is worried people do not like her, but House says they do. She asks him if he likes her. There is a long pause, in which House realizes she is asking if he likes her romantically. He says he does not, and she says after a long pause, "Okay."
    • 1x17 - Role Model: House has risked Cameron's job by giving an honest speech about a drug produced by his boss's company. Cameron visits House at home and tells him she is quitting. because she has feelings for him. Near tears, she says good-bye.

Awards and Accolades

People's Choice Awards

(2 Nominations)