Elisabeth Harnois

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Elisabeth Harnois
Elisabeth Harnois at The Witching Hour, 2006.jpg
Harnois in July 2006
BornElisabeth Rose Harnois
(1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 34)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1985–present
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Elisabeth Harnois
Elisabeth Harnois at The Witching Hour, 2006.jpg
Harnois in July 2006
BornElisabeth Rose Harnois
(1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 34)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
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 began appearing in a number of film and television roles. In 2011, she began starring as Morgan Brody in the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[2][3][4]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Harnois was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Los Angeles. She is the eldest of five children with four brothers.[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 One Magic Christmas and Where Are the Children?.[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] In 2005, she starred in the short-lived Fox teen mystery/supernatural/horror drama Point Pleasant as Christina Nickson,[6] and also in 2005 she landed a role opposite Evan Rachel Wood in the black comedy/satirical film Pretty Persuasion, portraying the best friend of Wood's character .[4]

In May 2011, Harnois guest-starred in the long-running CBS police procedural 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 starring on the show starting with the twelfth season premiere called "73 Seconds", where her character transfers to the Las Vegas crime lab.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 GraingerAs Elizabeth Harnois
1986Where Are the Children?Missy Eldridge
1998Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, TheThe Warlord: Battle for the GalaxyMaggi SorensonTelevision film
1998My Date with the President's DaughterHallie RichmondTelevision film
2002Swimming UpstreamJulie Sutton
2005Strangers with CandyMonica
2005Pretty PersuasionBrittany
2007Ten Inch HeroPiper
2008Chaos TheoryJesse Allen
2009Single Man, AA Single ManYoung woman
2011Dog Hate CatKatie PrideShort film
2011Mars Needs MomsKiVoice only
2011Bad MeatRose Parker
2013RiddleHolly Teller
1987Highway to HeavenJenny Raines2 episodes
1987Beauty and the BeastLittle girlEpisode: "A Children's Story"
1988–1989Fantastic MaxZoe YoungVoice only, 3 episodes
1989Judith Krantz's Till We Meet AgainYoung FreddyMiniseries, 2 episodes
1990Timeless Tales from HallmarkEmilyMain cast, 6 episodes
1990Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream ZoneRosieVoice only, main cast, 13 episodes
1991–1995Adventures in WonderlandAliceMain cast, 11 episodes
1993Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-AirSteffiEpisode: "Will Goes a Courtin'"
1995Client, TheThe ClientLeigh-AnnEpisode: "The Burning of Atlanta"
1995–1996Unhappily Ever AfterPatty McGurk3 episodes
1995Boy Meets WorldMissy RobinsonEpisode: "The Last Temptation of Cory"
1997Brotherly LoveCarlyEpisode: "Skin Deep"
1999Two Guys and a GirlTranslatorEpisode: "Au Revoir Pizza Place"
2000CharmedBrookeEpisode: "Magic Hour"
2000–2001All My ChildrenSarah LivingstonEpisode #7973
2005–2006Point PleasantChristina NicksonMain cast, 13 episodes
2005Criminal MindsTrish Davenport/Cheryl DavenportEpisode: "Broken Mirror"
2006–2007One Tree HillShelley Simon6 episodes
2006CSI: MiamiJill GerardEpisode: "Darkroom"
2007Cold CaseJaney Davis (1963)Episode: "Boy Crazy"
2008DirtMilan CarltonEpisode: "Dirty, Slutty Whores"
2008Without a TraceErin Mcmillan/Erin MacNeil2 episodes
2008–200990210The Blonde Blended2 episodes
2010Miami MedicalDr. Serena WarrenMain cast, 13 episodes
2011–presentCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMorgan BrodyGuest star (season 11); main cast (season 12–present)


  1. ^ William Keck (2009-02-07). "Harnois indulges her devilish side on Fox's 'Point Pleasant'". USA Today. 
  2. ^ a b "Bio at Superior Pics". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Elisabeth Harnois – Filmbug". Filmbug. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Bio at TV Guide". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Bio at Yahoo Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  6. ^ Devine, Dan (2005-01-31). "Point Pleasant". PopMatters. 
  7. ^ "CSI Cast". CBS. 

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