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Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress, model and film producer.

She is known for her role as Emma Swan in the ABC adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time, and Dr. Allison Cameron in House.

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  • Acting in the Dark:invoked For Star Trek (2009) she and many others were only given the scripts for their scenes to keep plot details secret.
  • The Cast Show Off:invoked Jennifer actually has a background in musical theatre, and has shown off her singing in the Albion movie, as well as Once Upon A Time's Musical Episode.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: To Ginnifer Goodwin. Both had long dark hair around the same time they got famous, so they would often be mistaken for each other. And sometimes they would even sign autographs and give interviews as each other. So naturally they play mother and daughter in Once Upon A Time.
  • Dye Hard: She's naturally blonde but was known as a brunette for a while. She dyed her blonde hair brown and auditioned for House. Bryan Singer later saw tapes of her with blonde hair and went "this girl's great, we should test her against Jennifer".
  • Dyeing for Your Art:invoked
    • She had been dyeing her hair brown for House and - fed up at spending so much time getting it done by the studio department - went blonde for Once Upon a Time.
    • She also dyed her hair red for Some Girl(s).
  • Fake Guest Star: In How I Met Your Mother she appeared in half the episodes of the season she guest starred in. She's the only guest star on the show to do that.
  • Important Haircut: She was required to keep her hair long in Once Upon A Time. As the sixth season was coming to an end, she cut it to shoulder length and just wore hair pieces for the remaining episodes.
  • Playing Against Type:invoked Jennifer is often smart, strong women but not always...
    • She has a small role as a drunk Genki Girl in Knife Fight.
    • She was also a ditzy trophy wife in Big Stan.
    • Back Roads has her as a small town housewife who has an affair with a younger man.
  • Playing with Character Type:invoked Zoey in How I Met Your Mother is a lot more antagonistic than Jennifer's usual strong, grounded characters. She's an outright Soapbox Sadie in parts.
  • Romance on the Set:invoked
    • With Jessie Spencer, who she starred alongside on House.
    • And Sebastian Stan, who appeared in a few Once Upon A Time episodes.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot:invoked She was written out of House because David Shore wanted to show that not every character around House was going to end up corrupt.
  • She Also Did: Jennifer is credited as an Associate Producer for the first season of Glee - as she was the one who found the early draft and brought it to Ryan Murphy's attention.
  • Those Two Actors: She, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas all appeared in the TV movie Five as well as Once Upon a Time.
  • What Could Have Been:invoked
    • She replaced Melanie Lynskey as the ditzy trophy wife Mindy in Big Stan.
    • She was offered the chance to return for Once Upon A Time's seventh season, but opted to leave the series. She did however return for one more episode and came Back for the Finale.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: She slowly withdrew from conventions and social media after being caught in a nasty shipping war and harassed online by Once Upon a Time fans.


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