Heather Morris Biography

Heather Morris is an American actress, professional dancer, and singer. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Heather Morris
Quick Facts

Birthday: February 1, 1987

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: Heather Elizabeth Morris

Born in: Thousand Oaks, California, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females

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Spouse/Ex-: Taylor Hubbell (m. 2015)

father: Randolf Bruce Morris

children: Elijah Hubbell, Owen Barlett Hubbell

Notable Alumni: Arizona State University

U.S. State: California

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Heather Morris is an American actress, professional dancer, and singer. She had a meteoric rise to fame after appearing as Brittany S. Pierce on the Fox musical-drama series ‘Glee’. She is equally famous for her dancing skills and was a member of Beyoncé’s dance crew in ‘The Beyoncé Experience Live’ and the ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ tours. The actress-dancer has also participated in reality dancing shows like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Morris is married to her longtime boyfriend baseball player Taylor Hubbell and has two children. Heather was ranked number 2 in ‘The 2011 AfterEllen's Hot 100 List’ and also made it to the ‘Maxim Hot 100 List’. The actress enjoys boxing, hot yoga, and is best friends with actresses Ash Lendzion and Naya Rivera. Heather Morris has also been a celebrity style ambassador for ‘FLIRT! Cosmetics’.

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Heather Morris
Childhood & Early Life
  • Heather Morris was born in Thousand Oaks, California, USA, on February 1, 1987. Her father’s name was Randolf Bruce Morris and she lost him to cancer before her freshman year when she was only fourteen years old. She was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, along with her sisters April and Crystal.
  • Growing up without her father changed how Heather viewed life and she went into depression. She turned away from social life and it was through her dance that she found the solace in life.
  • While living in Arizona, Heather was neighbors with the likes of professional dancers Brian Freidman, Lauren Gottlieb, and choreographer Brooke Lipton.
  • Heather started training for dancing when she was only nine years old and then participated in several dancing competitions. She is a trained dancer in jazz, contemporary, and tap dance.
  • She graduated from ‘Desert Mountain High School’ in Scottsdale, Arizona. Thereafter Heather went to ‘Arizona State University’ for two semesters to pursue a major in Journalism but gave it up for a career in dancing and acting.
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Career
  • Heather Morris began her dancing career at an early age. But it was only in 2006, that she received her first major break in the Season 2 of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Although, she made it through the ‘Vegas Week’ into the ‘Green Mile’, she failed to make it to the top 20.
  • After her exit from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, Morris started pursuing dancing more seriously and landed her first major break as part of Beyoncé’s dance crew on ‘The Beyoncé Experience Live’ (2007) global tour.
  • Her work with Beyoncé continued with appearances on the ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ (2008) tour. She also performed with Beyoncé on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when it was hosted by Paul Rudd on November 15, 2008. Her performances also included the ‘2008 American Music Awards’, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, and ‘MTV's Total Request Live’.
  • One of Heather’s major performances was on February 10, 2008, at the ‘50th Annual Grammy Awards’ as a backup dancer to Beyoncé and Tina Turner. It was around this time that she landed her first acting role as a dancer on the movie ‘Bedtime Stories’.
  • In 2008, Heather made several appearances on TV shows like ‘Swingtown’ and ‘Eli Stone’. The next year in 2009, she was cast in the lead role of Fiona in the American teen comedy movie ‘Fired Up!’. It was unsuccessful at the box office but opened up a number of avenues for the actress.
  • 2009 turned out to be a breakthrough year for Heather Morris. Her choreographer in ‘Fired Up!’, Zach Woodlee, asked her to teach the actors of TV series ‘Glee’, the steps of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’. While doing so she got cast as the third cheerleader in the role of Brittany S. Pierce.
  • Heather played the role of Brittany S. Pierce, an oversexed and less educated cheerleader on ‘Glee’ from 2009 until 2015. Her first appearance was on September 9, 2009, in the episode ‘Showmance’. She initially had a background role but the response to her character was overwhelmingly positive.
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  • Her character in ‘Glee’ became famous for delivering one-liners like “I don't brush my teeth, I rinse my mouth out with soda after I eat. I was pretty sure Dr. Pepper was a dentist” and “Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?”.
  • Heather’s character gained even more popularity and she became a lead in the second season after getting into a lesbian relationship with Naya Rivera’s character Santana Lopez’. They eventually married in the episode ‘A Wedding’.
  • One of Heather’s strongest performances in ‘Glee’ was covering the Britney Spear’s song ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ which also marked her singing debut. Her final appearance was in the series finale ‘Dreams Come True’, which aired on March 20, 2015.
  • Besides ‘Glee’, Heather Morris also made several appearances on TV series like ‘How I Met Your Mother’ (2010) and also guest-hosted ‘Punk’d’ in 2012.
  • Heather also made some critically acclaimed performances in movies in 2011. She acted in movies like ‘A Sense of Humor’, ‘Andy Made a Friend’, and ‘Post’. The same year she also wrote and debuted as a director and producer with ‘The Elevator’.
  • In 2012, she was cast as Bella in the short film ‘Courage to Create’ and voiced the lead role of Katie in the animated blockbuster ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’. 2013 found the actress getting her second major hit with crime movie ‘Spring Breakers’.
  • In 2015, Heather was seen in some unsuccessful movies like ‘Horrible Parents’ and ‘Most Likely to Die’. Unfortunately, 2016 didn’t bring a change and she made some unsuccessful outings in movies like ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy’ and ‘Romantically Speaking’.
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  • The actress has enjoyed more success on TV than in movies. In 2015, she appeared on the shows ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ and ‘Go-Go Boy Interrupted’. Heather also participated in the comedy improvisation show, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and was praised for her comedic skills.
  • In 2017, Heather Morris participated in the reality dancing TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. In spite of receiving the perfect score on the episode ‘Boy Bands vs. Girl Groups’ which aired on April 24, 2017, she was voted off in a shocking outcome.
  • In 2017, she acted in TV shows like ‘Glow’, ‘Mondays’ and appeared on the TV movie ‘Psycho Wedding Crasher’.
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Major Works
  • Heather Morris is best known for her award-winning performance in the role of Brittany S. Pierce on the TV show ‘Glee’.
  • ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ is one of her highest grossing movies and made a massive US$ 877 million against a budget of US$ 95 million.
  • The movie ‘Spring Breakers’ was a surprise hit and grossed US$ 31.7 million against a budget of US$ 5 million and remains one of her top box office draws.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In the 2010 ‘Golden Derby Awards’, Heather Morris along with the cast of ‘Glee’ was nominated for ‘Ensemble of the Year’. The same year she won with the same cast, the award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ at the ‘Screen Actors Guild Awards’.
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  • Heather has also been nominated three more times at 2011, 2012 and 2013 ‘Screen Actors Guild Awards’ for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ for her performance in ‘Glee’.
  • She was also nominated for the ‘Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer’ award at the 2013 ‘Teen Choice Award’.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Heather Morris is married to Taylor Hubbell. She met him when he was playing college baseball. Although they went to the same high school, they only met when she moved to Los Angeles.
  • The couple started dating after Taylor contacted Heather via Myspace. In 2011, while giving an interview the actress stated her intention to marry him. Taylor graduated from the ‘University of Louisiana’, Lafayette and started living with Heather in 2012. On September 28, 2013, the couple welcomed their first son, Elijah Hubbell.
  • They got married on May 16, 2015, in California and on February 11, 2016, they welcomed their second son, Owen, into the world. The family lives in Los Angeles.
  • The actress is also involved with social work. She loves crocheting and makes blankets along with her own mum, for expecting mothers.
  • In 2017, she along with her best friend, Naya Rivera, and director, John Peter Kousakis, participated in a protest in New York City, against protests by Jewish and Latino communities against Linda Sarsour.
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Trivia
  • Morris was ranked at number 85 in the 2010 ‘Maxim Hot 100’ list and was ranked number 2 in ‘The 2011 AfterEllen's Hot 100 List’.
  • Heather Morris’s unexpected exit from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ was one of the most booed moments in the history of the show.
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Last Updated
- January 18, 2018

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