Kathryn Morris

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Kathryn Morris
Born(1969-01-28) January 28, 1969 (age 43)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Other namesKathy Morris
Years active1991 - Present
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Kathryn Morris
Born(1969-01-28) January 28, 1969 (age 43)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Other namesKathy Morris
Years active1991 - Present

Kathryn Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress, best known for her lead role as Detective Lilly Rush in the CBS series Cold Case.



Morris' first role was a minor one in the 1991 tele-movie Long Road Home. Several other small parts followed, including a bit part as a psychiatric patient in the Oscar-winning As Good as It Gets. Her breakthrough role came as Lt. Annalisa "Stinger" Lindstrom in the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold in 1997 for two seasons. Morris continued to work in films (notably ones directed by Rod Lurie) and had a brief stint on the Xena series in 1999.

After seeing her in the film, The Contender (which DreamWorks distributed), Steven Spielberg cast her in two successive films. Her scenes as a rock star in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, which required Morris to take intensive singing and guitar lessons were cut by the director, which was particularly agonizing for her. In Minority Report, she portrayed the tormented wife of Tom Cruise's character.[1][2]

In 2003 Morris won the lead role of detective Lilly Rush in the CBS dramatic series Cold Case. She also appeared in the 2004 films Mindhunters and Paycheck, opposite Ben Affleck, and more recently as the journalist wife of Josh Hartnett in Lurie's drama Resurrecting the Champ (2007). Morris appeared in the film Cougars, Inc which was distributed in 2011.

Charity work

Personal life

Morris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio[2] (though CBS News identifies her birthplace as Dallas).[4] She lived in both Texas and Connecticut as a child with her parents and five siblings. As a child Morris and her family traveled the southern 'Bible Belt' as a gospel group called 'The Morris Code.' The group was mainly made up of Kathryn's father and three (out of five) of her siblings.[2] She attended two colleges in the Philadelphia area, Northeastern Christian College and Temple University.

Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]


1991Cool as IceJen
1996Paper DragonsKate
1996Prince, TheThe PrinceEmily
1997As Good as It GetsPsychiatric Patient
1998Prophecy II, TheThe Prophecy IIAnxious MotherVideo
1999DeterrenceLizzie Woods
2000Contender, TheThe ContenderPaige Willomina
2001A.I. Artificial IntelligenceTeenage Honey
2001Last Castle, TheThe Last CastleDOD Investigator (scenes deleted)
2002Role of a LifetimeChelsea Cellini
2002Minority ReportLara Clarke
2002HostageLinda DelacroixShort film
2003PaycheckRita Dunne
2004MindhuntersSara Moore
2007Resurrecting the ChampJoyce Kernan
2008Assassination of a High School PresidentNurse Platt
2011Cougars, Inc.Alison
2011MoneyballBilly Beane's WifeScenes Cut
2012Sunday's MotherGillianShort film
2013Confections of a Discarded WomanDesiree HarperPost-production
1991Long Road HomeBilly Jo RobertsonTV movie
1994Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd StoryAngelaTV movie
1994Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells AllZundro (Sandra)TV movie
1994Street JusticeRemyEpisode: "Pilot"
1994Friend to Die For, AA Friend to Die ForMonica WhitleyTV movie
1995W.E.I.R.D. WorldLucyTV movie
1995Family ValuesBorgyork GrummTV movie
1996Murder, She WroteDoreen the WaitressEpisode: "What You Don't Know Can Kill You"
1996L.A. FirefightersHelen Regan3 episodes
1996Silk StalkingsJudith MillayEpisode: "Compulsion"
1996RelativitySylvieEpisode: "Pilot"
1996InkWomanEpisode: "Above the Fold"
1997Poltergeist: The LegacyLaura DavisEpisode: "Silent Partner"
1997-1998Pensacola: Wings of GoldStinger22 episodes
1998InfernoRyan RibbetTV movie
1998Xena: Warrior PrincessNajaraEpisode: "Crusader"
1999Xena: Warrior PrincessNajaraEpisode: "The Convert"
1999Magnificent Seven, TheThe Magnificent SevenCharlotte RichmondEpisode: "Wagon Train: Part 1"
Episode: "Wagon Train: Part 2"
1999Inherit the WindRachel BrownTV movie
1999ProvidenceMollyEpisode: "The Third Thing"
2000Hell SwarmAllieTV movie
2000Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die ForPatricia WilliamsTV movie
2001And Never Let Her GoAnne Marie FaheyTV movie
2001Mind of the Married Man, TheThe Mind of the Married ManSandy4 episodes
2003-2010Cold CaseLilly Rush156 episodes


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