Harnois in July 2006
|Born||Elisabeth Rose Harnois
May 26, 1979
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Wesleyan University|
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. She starred as Morgan Brody in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2011 to 2015.
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 One Magic Christmas and Where Are the Children?. She did commercials until landing the role of Emily in Timeless Tales from Hallmark and the role of Alice in the 1992 Disney Channel series Adventures in Wonderland. In 2005, she starred in the short-lived Fox teen mystery/supernatural/horror drama Point Pleasant 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", 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. Harnois remained on the show until it ended in September 2015.
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 (1992).
|1985||One Magic Christmas||Abbie Grainger|
|1986||Where Are the Children?||Missy Eldridge|
|2002||Swimming Upstream||Julie Sutton|
|2005||Strangers with Candy||Monica|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||Piper|
|2008||Solstice||Megan / Sophie|
|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|
|2014||A Christmas Kiss II||Jenna|
|1987||Highway to Heaven||Jenny Raines||"Man's Best Friend: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1987||Beauty and the Beast||Little Girl||"A Children's Story"|
|1988-1990||Fantastic Max||Zoe Young (voice)||Main role|
|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||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||guest cast: season 11 Episode 21
main cast: seasons 12-16
|2014||Christmas Kiss II, AA Christmas Kiss II||Jenna||TV film|
- 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.