March 2003: Her father, David Morrison, won the Illinois state 2003 teacher of the year award.
Attended Prospect High School (class of 1997) and majored in Theatre with a minor in English at Loyola University Chicago. She received her Bachelor's degree in three years; class of 2000.
Played clarinet in high school marching and symphonic bands.
Former high school cheerleader; sang in her high school choir.
Has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with Michael Jordan when she was around 10 or 11 years old.
Is a Chicago Cubs fan.
Friends with Ashlee Simpson and has guest-starred on the latter's show on MTV several times.
Has portrayed a Ball State University student in commercials for the school titled "Everything You Need", even though she wasn't then and never has been a student at the university.
(December 23, 2006) Engaged to her House (2004) co-star Jesse Spencer. He proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The engagement ended August 15, 2007.
Studied with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Parents are David and Judy Morrison; has two younger siblings: Julia and David Morrison.
A former child model. She did print advertisements for JC Penney and Montgomery Ward and commercials for Rice Krispies and Mondo.
Grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, an affluent village and suburb of Chicago.
2007: Was chosen for the Top 10 of TV's Sexiest Stars for TV Guide's 2007 Sexy Issue along with the likes of Evangeline Lilly, Eva Longoria, Patrick Dempsey and Josh Holloway.
Her favorite television series are Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003), Battlestar Galactica (2004) (she especially likes the character of Starbuck), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) and Planet Earth (2006).
No relation to actor Matthew Morrison.
Born on the exact same day as actress Claire Danes.
Good friends with her Once Upon a Time (2011) co-stars, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas.