Sarah Jane Morris (actress)

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Sarah Jane Morris
Sarah Jane Morris 2014.jpg
Morris in 2014
Born (1977-04-12) April 12, 1977 (age 37)
Memphis, Tennessee
Other names Sarah Morris
Years active 2000-present
Spouse(s) Ned Brower (2005 - present; 1 child)

Sarah Jane Morris (born April 12, 1977) is an American actress, best known for her role as Julia Walker in ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters.

Life and career[edit]

Morris was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Walker Morris, a commercial airline pilot, and Janie Morris, a social worker, the youngest of four siblings, she graduated from the private all-girls' Hutchison School in Memphis.[1] She attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma,[2] and where she met her future husband, Ned Brower (they married on February 19, 2005). They have a son, Emmett Andrew Brower (born January 24, 2010).[3]

Morris moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue an acting career and immediately found work on such network television series as Boston Public, Undeclared and Ed. She had a recurring role as Zoe Webb on Felicity from 2001 to 2002.[1] She later appeared in short-lived drama series Windfall, and co-starred in films such as Look, and Seven Pounds.

In 2006, Morris was cast as Julia Walker, wife of Tommy Walker (played by Balthazar Getty) in ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters. She was regular on the show for the first three seasons, and left along with Getty in 2009.[4][5] In 2011 she was cast as Special Agent Erica Jane Barrett on CBS' NCIS.[6] She also guest-starred in ABC dramas Castle in 2012, and Body of Proof in 2013.[7][8] In 2013, Morris was cast in A&E drama pilot Occult.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Coyote Ugly Girl at the Surprise Party
2005 Underclassman Jamie Uncredited Role
2007 Look Courtney
2008 Seven Pounds Susan
2009 Seeds Vivian Short film
2011 6 Month Rule Beth
2009 Eden Sarah Whitaker Short film
2012 Willed To Kill Karyn Mitchell Lifetime Movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Boston Public Sally Barnes Episode: Chapter Fifteen
Episode: Chapter Nineteen
Murder in Small Town X Abigail 'Abby' Flint Unknown episodes
Dark Angel X6/Ralph Episode: Bag 'Em
Undeclared Jana Episode: Rush and Pledge
Episode: Hell Week
Undressed Paula Unknown episodes
2001–2002 Felicity Zoe Webb Recurring role, 8 episodes
2002 First Monday Brittany Kant Episode: Age of Consent
2003 Ed Stacie Episode: The Decision
2005 Cold Case Amy Lind (1999) Episode: Start-Up
2006 Windfall Zoe Reida 4 episodes
2006–2009 Brothers & Sisters Julia Walker Series regular, 65 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Marla Reynolds Episode: Kissinger
2009 Ghost Whisperer Caroline Mayhew Episode: Head Over Heels
2011-2012 NCIS Special Agent Erica "E.J." Jane Barrett Recurring role, 8 episodes
2012 Castle Leslie Morgan Episode: "Once Upon a Crime"
2013 Body of Proof Pamela Jacks Episode: "Dark City"
2013 Criminal Minds[10] Yvonne Carpenter Episode: "In the Blood"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sarah Jane Morris Biography". Buddytv.com. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Notable Kappas - Entertainment". Kappa Kappa Gamma. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  3. ^ Notice of birth of Emmett Andrew Brower
  4. ^ "'Brothers & Sisters': Saying goodbye - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  5. ^ "'Brothers & Sisters' Q&A: Sarah Jane Morris bids farewell to Julia...for now. - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  6. ^ "NCIS Lands Sarah Jane Morris For Major Story Arc". TV Fanatic. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  7. ^ Published Monday, Jan 30 2012, 16:36 GMT (2012-01-30). "Taylor Kinney, Sarah Jane Morris to guest in 'Castle'? - US TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  8. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (2012-12-10). "Scoop: Body of Proof Books Sarah Jane Morris". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  9. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (2013-06-11). "‘Occult’ Pilot for A&E Casts ‘NCIS’ Alum Sarah Jane Morris". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  10. ^ "Scoop: NCIS Alumna to Visit Criminal Minds". TVLine.com. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 

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