Raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Heather Morris was born in Thousand Oaks, California. She made her first public appearance as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance in 2006, later she had her big break in The Beyonc Experience. Heather has made uncredited appearance on Swingtown, "Get…more
Heather attended Desert Mountain High School in Arizona.
Heather's father passed away when she was 14.
Heather grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Heather was on Star Search when she was 13 years-old.
Heather has 2 older sisters.
She wanted to major in journalism in college at ASU, but decided not to continue with college and instead moved to LA and pursued a dance and acting career
Heather has become very good friends with Glee co-star Naya Rivera.
Heather, along with her Glee costars, was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Heather Morris, along with her Glee co-stars, won a 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series."
Heather was a contestant on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance? where she did not make it into the top 20, she now has a starring role on Glee which aired after SYTYCD for Fall 2009.
Heather is an alto.
Heather was a dancer for Beyonce during her 2007 world tour entitled the "Beyonce Experience."
Elizabeth graduated from Arizona State University in 2005.
Heather Elizabeth Morris is 5'8".
Heather: (When asked what her dream song to sing on Glee would be) I would die to do "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid! I used to sit on a rock and sing that when I was four. I've wanted to perform my entire life. I found a paper I wrote in kindergarten class about what I wanted to be when I grew up--and I wrote: "a famous singer"!
Heather: (When asked if she'd ever kissed a girl in real life) Yeah. Mostly for guys' attention when I was in high school. One time I did it when I was curious with a friend, but she wasn't my best friend.
Heather: (on her her father)I think about my Dad more than I ever have -- but in a good way, because I feel like I'm hanging out with him all the time. I always kind of pretend he's here.
Heather: (on high school) Honestly, I didn't enjoy it. My dad passed away before my freshman year, and it altered how I thought. I was depressed--I didn't hang out with my friends. I worked through it by dancing.
Heather: (on her nude modeling photos)For me, I think they are beautiful. It's not something I'm ashamed of. Everybody should do tasteful beautiful nudes -- so when you get older you're gonna be like, 'Oh that's when my body looked so great!
Heather: (on her style)I go through different phases and change my mind about my style all the time. In the winter, I wanted to wear jeans and pumps and black and leather all the time. Right now, I want to wear long skirts and belts, with my hair in a ponytail. It changes all the time!
Heather: (on preferring being normal instead of her new-found fame) I'd rather just be like a dork and think its fun...and not have anybody care.
Heather: (About her one-liners on Glee) A lot of the stuff they give me will be last minute, it won't be in the script, and they'll just kind of throw it at me on set. They'll run a scene and then Ryan will be like, "Ok Heather, I want you to say this." It's always fun because it's so out of nowhere, I don't even know what he's going to give me to say. There actually have been a couple of times where I'll jokingly say something in a scene and he'll be like, "Oh that's in, that's in," and he'll use stuff that I say. It's always fun because it's so simple, no-brainer random stuff.
Heather: (About her fans) You guys effect me a lot more than you think you do because I go home at night and I talk to my roommate and she'll tell me she's so proud of me. Even hearing that from her, somebody who is as close as she is, it literally doesn't hit me. It breaks my heart sometimes that I don't see it or hear it everyday, I wish that I could talk to everybody. Not that I want feed my own head or make myself more excited about it, I really appreciate everything that everyone says because I listen to everything. Even the haters, even the people with bad things to say, it all helps so don't stop.
Heather: (On her role in How I Met Your Mother with future co-star Neil Patrick Harris on Glee) I could barely spot myself, but I guess I was up front at the end. That was a long dance day, and he was working really hard, so I didn't think he'd remember me. When I met him again on Glee, he was like, "Oh, yeah, I remember you! You did How I Met Your Mother." He's really the coolest guy. He's so humble, so he came on set and was just friends with everyone immediately.
Heather: (On her favorite Glee song) I loved "Bust Your Windows!" That was like my first thing on the show so I really love the thought of it being my start to Glee.
Heather: (On how she landed a role on Glee) About six months after I first moved to L.A., I got a job doing Beyonce's tour. After I finished the tour, I started working with choreographer Zach Woodley, who started hiring me to do things like Fired Up! and Eli Stone. After that, I got invited to do the small "Single Ladies" tour she was doing for stuff like the AMAs and SNL. Prior to the "Single Ladies" tour I was supposed to move to New York to do West Side Story, but then I dropped dancing and started acting classes because I didn't want to dance anymore and I really wanted to fulfill my lifelong dream of acting. Zach called me and was like, "Are you in New York?" I was like, "No, I'm still here in L.A. and I'm acting." He was like, "OK, I need you to come in and teach the 'Single Ladies' dance to Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz for this TV show I'm doing, Glee. Since you're acting now, I know Ryan Murphy would love to consider you for a part. Look as cute as you can so he'll love you even more." So I went in to teach the kids with a full-on outfit. I was scheduled to read with Ryan Murphy twice, but he canceled both times. After that, Zach called me and said they might not hire me anyway because they wanted the third cheerleader to be black, so my hopes were shot. But then my agent called a week later and said, "You're now cast as Brittany in Glee." So it was nuts.
Heather: (On her tattoo) That's a tribute to my dad that I got it when I was 18. It's wings and a little angel who watches over me.
Heather: (On if she adlibs some of her lines on Glee) A couple of them. Like in the Madonna episode, when Jesse St. James came to join our club, when I asked, "Mr. Schu, is that your son?" I asked that in rehearsal as a joke, an improv moment, because they really look so much alike. Ryan started cracking up, and he was like, "That's amazing. Keep that." So yeah, that was my idea.
Heather: (On working with Glee creator Ryan Murphy) I was actually talking with him about this yesterday. I lost my dad to cancer when I was 14, so a lot of these guys, especially Ryan, take such good care of me. Like, Ryan will take me out shopping to pick out dresses for some award shows. He's probably the kindest person in the entire world, but in a split second he can be the funniest, most outrageous guy in the world. He's monumental.