Elisabeth Harnois

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Elisabeth Harnois

Elisabeth Harnois in 2006.
BornElisabeth Rose Harnois
(1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 33)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Years active1985 - present
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Elisabeth Harnois

Elisabeth Harnois in 2006.
BornElisabeth Rose Harnois
(1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 33)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Years active1985 - present

Elisabeth Rose Harnois (last name pronounced arn-WAH;[1] born May 26, 1979) is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she appeared in a number of film and television roles. She currently stars as Morgan Brody in the hit CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[2][3][4]


Life and career

Early life

Harnois was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and raised in Los Angeles.[3][5] She attended St. Mel's School in Woodland Hills, Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, and graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in film studies in 2001.[3][4]


Harnois appeared in two films at the age of five that were Where are the Children? and One Magic Christmas.[3][4] She did commercials until landing the role of Emily in Timeless Tales from Hallmark[citation needed] and the role of Alice in the 1991 Disney Channel series Adventures in Wonderland.[3][4] She starred in Point Pleasant, a short-lived 2005 series on FOX as Christina Nickson, and also in 2005 she landed a role in the black comedy/satirical film Pretty Persuasion, portraying Evan Rachel Wood's best friend.[4]

In May 2011, Harnois guest-starred in the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in season 11: episode 21 called "Cello and Goodbye", playing Morgan Brody a CSI from the LAPD Scientific Investigation Division. In September that same year, Harnois began a regular role on the show starting with the twelfth season premiere called "73 Seconds", where her character transfers to the Las Vegas crime lab.[6]

Awards and nominations

Harnois was nominated in 1987 for the Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film in Comedy or Drama for One Magic Christmas (1985), and again in 1988 for Best Young Actress as Guest Starring in a Television Drama for Highway to Heaven (1984) for episode Man's Best Friend. She won the same award in 1993 for Outstanding Performers in a Children's Program for Adventures in Wonderland (1991).[2]


1985One Magic ChristmasAbbie Grainger
1986Where Are the Children?Missy Eldridge
2002Swimming UpstreamJulie Sutton
2005Strangers with CandyMonica
2005Pretty PersuasionBrittany
2007Ten Inch HeroPiper
2008Chaos TheoryJesse Allen
2008SolsticeMegan / Sophie
2009Single Man, AA Single ManYoung Woman
2011Mars Needs MomsKiVoice
2011Bad MeatRose Parker
2011Dog Hate CatKatie PrideShort film
2012RiddleHolly Teller
1987Highway to HeavenJenny RainesEpisode: "Man's Best Friend: Part 1"
Episode: "Man's Best Friend: Part 2"
1987Beauty and the BeastLittle GirlEpisode: "A Children's Story"
1988Fantastic MaxZoe Young (voice)Episode: "The Loon in the Moon"
Episode: "Cooking Mother's Goose"
1989Fantastic MaxZoe Young (voice)Episode: "Boo Who?"
1989Till We Meet AgainYoung FreddyTV miniseries
1990Timeless Tales from HallmarkEmily6 episodes
1990Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream ZoneRosie (voice)13 episodes
1991-1995Adventures in WonderlandAliceTV series, lead role
1993Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-AirSteffiEpisode: "Will Goes a Courtin'"
1995Client, TheThe ClientLeigh-AnnEpisode: "The Burning of Atlanta"
1995Boy Meets WorldMissy RobinsonEpisode: "The Last Temptation of Cory"
1995Unhappily Ever AfterPatty McGurkEpisode: "A Line in the Sand"
Episode: "The Whiz Kid"
1996Unhappily Ever AfterPatty McGurkEpisode: "In the Stars"
1997Brotherly LoveCarlyEpisode: "Skin Deep"
1998Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, TheThe Warlord: Battle for the GalaxyMaggi SorensonTV movie
1998My Date with the President's DaughterHallie RichmondTV movie
1999Two Guys and a GirlTranslatorEpisode: "Au Revoir Pizza Place"
2000CharmedBrookeEpisode: "Magic Hour"
2000-2001All My ChildrenSarah LivingstonTV series
2005Criminal MindsCheryl Davenport / Trish DavenportEpisode: "Broken Mirror"
2005-2006Point PleasantChristina NicksonSeries regular, 13 episodes
2006CSI: MiamiJill GerardEpisode: "Darkroom"
2006-2007One Tree HillShelley Simon6 episodes
2007Cold CaseJaney DavisEpisode: "Boy Crazy"
2008DirtMilan CarltonEpisode: "Dirty, Slutty Whore"
2008Without a TraceErin MacNeilEpisode: "Closure"
Episode: "Live to Regret"
200890210The Blonde BlendedEpisode: "That Which We Destroy"
200990210The Blonde BlendedEpisode: "Love Me or Leave Me"
2010Miami MedicalDr. Serena Warren13 episodes
2011CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMorgan BrodyEpisode: "Cello and Goodbye"
2011–presentCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMorgan BrodyTV series, Series regular


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