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 39)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Other names Sarah Morris
Years active 2000–2015
Spouse(s) Ned Brower (February 19, 2005–present; 1 child)

Sarah Jane Morris (born April 12, 1977) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Julia Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters from 2006 to 2009.

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, whom 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
2007 Look Courtney
2008 Seven Pounds Susan
2009 Seeds Vivian Short film
2011 6 Month Rule Beth
2012 Eden Sarah Whitaker Short film
???? Gosnell: America's Biggest Serial Killer TBA Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Undressed Paula TV series
2001 Boston Public Sally Barnes "Chapter 15", "Chapter 19"
2001 Murder in a Small Town Abigail "Abby" Flint TV series
2001 Dark Angel X6 / Ralph "Bag 'Em"
2001 Undeclared Jana "Rush and Pledge", "Hellweek"
2001-2002 Felicity Zoe Webb Recurring role
2002 First Monday Brittany Kant "Age of Consent"
2003 Ed Stacie "The Decision"
2005 Cold Case Amy Lind (1999) "Start-Up"
2006 Windfall Zoe Reida Recurring role
2006-2009 Brothers & Sisters Julia Walker Main role
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Marla Reynolds "Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Caroline Mayhew "Head Over Heels"
2010 Odds, TheThe Odds Jenny LaSalley TV film
2011-2012 NCIS NCIS Special Agent Erica Jane "EJ" Barrett Recurring role
2012 Castle Leslie Morgan "Once Upon a Crime"
2012 Willed to Kill Karyn Mitchell TV film
2013 Body of Proof Pamela Jacks "Dark City"
2013 Occult Rebekah Dean Unsold TV pilot
2013 Criminal Minds Yvonne Carpenter "In the Blood"
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Christine Dupont "Poina 'ole"
2015-2016 Night Shift, TheThe Night Shift Annie Recurring character
2015 Mad Men Laura Baur "Lost Horizon"
2015 Grey's Anatomy Captain Vaughn "All Eyez on Me"
2015 Murder in the First Mary McCormack "The McCormack Mulligan", "State of the Union"

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. 

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