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Also Known As: Heather Elizabeth Morris Died:
Born: February 1, 1987 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Thousand Oaks, California, USA Profession:

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With a barrage of hilarious one-liners and spaced-out stares, Heather Morris catapulted from supporting player to a featured star on Fox's "Glee" (2009-15), a musical comedy series about a group of rag-tag high school glee club members. The critically acclaimed show made household names out of co-stars such as Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, but Morris' ditzy-yet-loveable cheerleader Brittany turned her into a "Glee" fan favorite. With an extensive dance background that included touring with pop superstar Beyoncé and her scene-stealing performances on the series and during the "Glee Live!" concert, Morris proved she was a triple threat -singing, acting, and dancing her way into a successful entertainment career.Heather Elizabeth Morris was born on Feb. 1, 1987 in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks and was raised in Scottsdale, AZ. The future star was introduced to the world of dance when she was only a year old, making her onscreen debut on the second season of the Fox reality competition series, "So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox, 2005- ). Morris failed to qualify in the Top 20, but did pursue her love of dance by moving to L.A. After several auditions, Morris landed a spot as a backup dancer...

With a barrage of hilarious one-liners and spaced-out stares, Heather Morris catapulted from supporting player to a featured star on Fox's "Glee" (2009-15), a musical comedy series about a group of rag-tag high school glee club members. The critically acclaimed show made household names out of co-stars such as Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, but Morris' ditzy-yet-loveable cheerleader Brittany turned her into a "Glee" fan favorite. With an extensive dance background that included touring with pop superstar Beyoncé and her scene-stealing performances on the series and during the "Glee Live!" concert, Morris proved she was a triple threat -singing, acting, and dancing her way into a successful entertainment career.

Heather Elizabeth Morris was born on Feb. 1, 1987 in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks and was raised in Scottsdale, AZ. The future star was introduced to the world of dance when she was only a year old, making her onscreen debut on the second season of the Fox reality competition series, "So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox, 2005- ). Morris failed to qualify in the Top 20, but did pursue her love of dance by moving to L.A. After several auditions, Morris landed a spot as a backup dancer on "The Beyoncé Experience" tour in 2007, followed by a whirlwind promotional tour with the pop star, including performances on "The Today Show" (NBC, 1952- ) and "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). During the prominent media appearances, Morris joined Beyoncé on the "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" dance number, inspired by the choreography of Bob Fosse.

Morris met choreographer Zach Woodlee while working on the comedy feature "Fired Up!" where she had a small role. Woodlee took Morris under his wing and helped her get cast as a background dancer in episodes of the short-lived series "Eli Stone" (ABC, 2008-09) and "Swingtown" (CBS, 2008). In 2009, Woodlee began choreographing for the award-winning Fox series "Glee," which focused on a group of teenage outsiders who come together to sing and dance in their high school's glee club. Woodlee brought Morris to the set to teach the cast the "Single Ladies" dance routine for an episode, and she ended up landing a supporting role as the ditzy cheerleader Brittany. Even though her character was originally introduced as a villain who infiltrated the glee club, Morris' deadpan delivery of one-liners, including the memorable quotes "Dolphins are just gay sharks" and "When I pulled my hamstring, I went to a misogynist," boosted her popularity with "Glee" viewers.

Morris delivered even more laughs as well as her sassy dance moves during the successful "Glee Live!" concert tour in 2010, which featured the cast performing the show's musical numbers and skits. That same year, Fox announced Morris and fellow cast member Naya Rivera, who played Brittany's partner-in-crime Santana, would be promoted to series regulars on the second season of "Glee." Fans were also delighted to hear that the show had a Brittany-centric episode that featured the songs of pop princess Britney Spears.

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 Spring Breakers (2013)
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 Fired Up! (2009)
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 Bedtime Stories (2008)
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2009:
Landed minor role in the comedy "Fired Up!"; met choreographer Zach Woodlee
2007:
Landed a spot as a backup dancer for the pop star on "The Beyoncé Experience" tour
2008:
Appeared on TV as a featured dancer on "Swingtown" (CBS) and "Eli Stone" (ABC)
2009:
Cast in breakthrough role as ditzy cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce on Fox musical series "Glee"; Woodlee choreographed for the show
2011:
Co-starred with cast in "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie"
2012:
Voiced the character Katie, a woolly mammoth in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
2012:
Appeared as Bess in "Spring Breakers"
2016:
Played Kate on short-lived TV series "Go-Go Boy Interrupted"
2017:
Played Jenna Kravitz on TV movie "Psycho Wedding Crasher"
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Education

Arizona State University: Tempe, Arizona - 2005

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