Harnois in July 2006
|Born||Elisabeth Rose Harnois
May 26, 1979
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Elisabeth Rose Harnois (last name pronounced arn-WAH; 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 hit CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Life and career
Harnois was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Los Angeles. She is the eldest of five children with four brothers. 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.
Harnois appeared in two films at the age of five that were Where are the Children? and One Magic Christmas. She did commercials until landing the role of Emily in Timeless Tales from Hallmark and the role of Alice in the 1991 Disney Channel series Adventures in Wonderland. She starred in Point Pleasant, a cancelled 2005 series on Fox as Christina Nickson, 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 .
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 a starring role on the show starting with the twelfth season premiere called "73 Seconds", where her character transfers to the Las Vegas crime lab.
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).
|1985||One Magic Christmas||Abbie Grainger|
|1986||Where Are the Children?||Missy Eldridge|
|1998||Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, TheThe Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy||Maggi Sorenson||Television film|
|1998||My Date with the President's Daughter||Hallie Richmond||Television film|
|2002||Swimming Upstream||Julie Sutton|
|2005||Strangers with Candy||Monica|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||Piper|
|2008||Chaos Theory||Jesse Allen|
|2009||Single Man, AA Single Man||Young woman|
|2011||Dog Hate Cat||Katie Pride||Short film|
|2011||Mars Needs Moms||Ki||Voice only|
|2011||Bad Meat||Rose Parker|
|1987||Highway to Heaven||Jenny Raines||2 episodes|
|1987||Beauty and the Beast||Little girl||Episode: "A Children's Story"|
|1988–1989||Fantastic Max||Zoe Young||Voice only; 3 episodes|
|1989||Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again||Young Freddy||Miniseries|
|1990||Timeless Tales from Hallmark||Emily||Main cast; 6 episodes|
|1990||Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone||Rosie||Voice only; main cast|
|1991–1995||Adventures in Wonderland||Alice||Main cast|
|1993||Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Steffi||Episode: "Will Goes a Courtin'"|
|1995||Client, TheThe Client||Leigh-Ann||Episode: "The Burning of Atlanta"|
|1995–1996||Unhappily Ever After||Patty McGurk||3 episodes|
|1995||Boy Meets World||Missy Robinson||Episode: "The Last Temptation of Cory"|
|1997||Brotherly Love||Carly||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|1999||Two Guys and a Girl||Translator||Episode: "Au Revoir Pizza Place"|
|2000||Charmed||Brooke||Episode: "Magic Hour"|
|2000–2001||All My Children||Sarah Livingston||Unknown episodes|
|2005–2006||Point Pleasant||Christina Nickson||Main cast|
|2005||Criminal Minds||Trish Davenport/Cheryl Davenport||Episode: "Broken Mirror"|
|2006–2007||One Tree Hill||Shelley Simon||6 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Jill Gerard||Episode: "Darkroom"|
|2007||Cold Case||Janey Davis (1963)||Episode: "Boy Crazy"|
|2008||Dirt||Milan Carlton||Episode: "Dirty, Slutty Whores"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Erin Mcmillan/Erin MacNeil||2 episodes|
|2008–2009||90210||The Blonde Blended||2 episodes|
|2010||Miami Medical||Dr. Serena Warren||Main cast|
|2011–present||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Morgan Brody||Recurring (season 11); main cast (season 12–present)|
- William Keck (2009-02-07). "Harnois indulges her devilish side on Fox's 'Point Pleasant'". USA Today.
- "Bio at Superior Pics". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- "Elisabeth Harnois – Filmbug". Filmbug. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "Bio at TV Guide". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- "Bio at Yahoo Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- Devine, Dan (2005-01-31). "Point Pleasant". PopMatters.
- "CSI Cast". CBS.