Elisabeth Harnois

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Elisabeth Harnois
Elisabeth Harnois at The Witching Hour, 2006.jpg
Harnois in July 2006
Born Elisabeth Rose Harnois
(1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 36)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present

Elisabeth Rose Harnois (last name pronounced arn-WAH;[1] 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 CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[2][3][4]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Harnois was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Los Angeles. She is the eldest of five children with four brothers.[3][5] 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.[3][4]


Harnois appeared in two films at the age of five that were One Magic Christmas and Where Are the Children?.[3][4] She did commercials until landing the role of Emily in Timeless Tales from Hallmark[citation needed] and the role of Alice in the 1992 Disney Channel series Adventures in Wonderland.[3][4] In 2005, she starred in the short-lived Fox teen mystery/supernatural/horror drama Point Pleasant as Christina Nickson,[6] 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.[4]

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", as Morgan Brody, a CSI from the L.A.P.D. Scientific Investigation Division. In September that same year, Harnois began starring on the show starting with the Season 12 premiere called "73 Seconds", where her character transfers to the Las Vegas Crime Lab.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 (1992).[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 One Magic Christmas Abbie Grainger
1986 Where Are the Children? Missy Eldridge
1999 Façade Kate
2002 Swimming Upstream Julie Sutton
2005 Strangers with Candy Monica
2005 Pretty Persuasion Brittany
2007 Ten Inch Hero Piper
2008 Solstice Megan / Sophie
2008 Keith Natalie Anderson
2008 Chaos Theory Jesse Allen
2009 Single Man, AA Single Man Young Woman
2011 Mars Needs Moms Ki (voice)
2011 Bad Meat Rose Parker
2011 Dog Hate Cat Katie Pride Short film
2013 Riddle Holly Teller


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Highway to Heaven Jenny Raines "Man's Best Friend: Parts 1 & 2"
1987 Beauty and the Beast Little Girl "A Children's Story"
1988 Fantastic Max Zoe Young (voice) "The Loon in the Moon", "Cooking Mother's Goose"
1989 Fantastic Max Zoe Young (voice) "Boo Who?"
1989 Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again Young Freddy TV miniseries
1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark Emily Main role
1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone Rosie (voice) Main role
1992-1995 Adventures in Wonderland Alice Lead role
1993 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Steffi "Will Goes a Courtin'"
1995 Client, TheThe Client Leigh-Ann "The Burning of Atlanta"
1995 Boy Meets World Missy Robinson "The Last Temptation of Cory"
1995 Unhappily Ever After Patty McGurk "A Line in the Sand", "The Whiz Kid"
1996 Unhappily Ever After Patty McGurk "In the Stars"
1997 Brotherly Love Carly "Skin Deep"
1998 Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, TheThe Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy Maggi Sorenson TV film
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Hallie Richmond TV film
1999 Two Guys and a Girl Translator "Au Revoir Pizza Place"
2000 Charmed Brooke "Magic Hour"
2000 All My Children Sarah Livingston TV series
2005 Criminal Minds Trish Davenport / Cheryl Davenport "Broken Mirror"
2005-2006 Point Pleasant Christina Nickson Lead role
2006 CSI: Miami Jill Gerard "Darkroom"
2006-2007 One Tree Hill Shelley Simon Recurring role
2007 Cold Case Janey Davis (1963) "Boy Crazy"
2008 Dirt Milan Carlton "Dirty, Slutty Whores"
2008 Without a Trace Erin MacNeil / Erin McMillan "Closure", "Live to Regret"
2008 90210 The Blonde Blended "That Which We Destroy"
2009 90210 The Blonde Blended "Love Me or Leave Me"
2010 Miami Medical Dr. Serena Warren Main role
2011-2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Morgan Brody seasons 12-15, main role; season 11, guest star
2014 Christmas Kiss II, AA Christmas Kiss II Jenna TV film
2015 CSI: Immortality Morgan Brody main role


  1. ^ William Keck (2009-02-07). "Harnois indulges her devilish side on Fox's 'Point Pleasant'". USA Today. 
  2. ^ a b "Bio at Superior Pics". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Elisabeth Harnois – Filmbug". Filmbug. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Bio at TV Guide". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Bio at Yahoo Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  6. ^ Devine, Dan (2005-01-31). "Point Pleasant". PopMatters. 
  7. ^ "CSI Cast". CBS. 

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