Jennifer Morrison is the oldest child of teacher parents. She was raised in Illinois with a younger sister and brother. She attended the same school her parents taught at, Prospect High School. As a child she did some work as a model. After graduating from high school, she attended Loyola University in Chicago, where she studied Theater and English. She then moved on to study at the Steppenwolf Theater Company, before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.Morrison's movie debut came in 1994, playing the daughter of Sharon Stone and Richard Gere in Intersection (1994). Success followed with various film and TV roles, including the lead in Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000). She came to widescale public attention in 2004 for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in the hit series "House", for which she was nominated for a prestigious Screen Actors Guide Award. Since leaving "House", her career has continued to progress with roles in Star Trek (2009), "How I Met Your Mother" and Warrior (2011).