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 (February 19, 2005-present; 1 child)

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

Life and career[edit]

Morris was born to Walker (a commercial airline pilot) and Janie Morris, a social worker, the youngest of four siblings and 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] It was there that she met her future husband, Ned Brower, who she 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 2001-2002.[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 the 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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