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Kathryn Morris
Kathryn Morris
Born January 28, 1969 (1969-01-28) (age 41)
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991-present

Kathryn Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her lead role in the CBS series Cold Case.

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Career

Morris' first role was a minor one in the 1991 tele-movie Long Road Home. Several other small parts followed, including a bit part as a psychiatric patient in the Oscar-winning As Good as It Gets. Her breakthrough role came as Lt. Annalisa "Stinger" Lindstrom in the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold in 1997 for two seasons. Morris continued to work in films (notably ones directed by Rod Lurie) and had a brief stint on the Xena series in 1999.

After seeing her in the film The Contender, which Dreamworks distributed, Steven Spielberg cast her in two successive films, but her scenes as a rock star in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence which required her to take singing and guitar lessons were cut by the director while the next production, Minority Report, was filming. In the latter, she portrayed the tormented wife of Tom Cruise's character.[1][2]

In 2003, Morris won the lead role of detective Lilly Rush in the CBS dramatic series Cold Case. She also appeared in the 2004 films Mindhunters and Paycheck and more recently as the journalist wife of Josh Hartnett in Lurie's drama Resurrecting the Champ.

Personal life

Most sources report Morris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio[2] (though CBS News identifies her birthplace as Dallas[3]). She lived in both Texas and Connecticut as a child with her parents and five siblings. She attended two colleges in the Philadelphia area, Northeastern Christian College and Temple University.

She lives in Los Angeles, California.

As a child, Morris and her family travelled the southern 'Bible Belt' as a gospel group called 'The Morris Code.' The group was mainly made up of Kathryn's father and three (out of five) of her siblings.[2]

Filmography

  • Assassination of a High School President (2009)....School Nurse
  • Resurrecting the Champ (2007) .... Joyce
  • Mindhunters (2004) .... Sara Moore
  • Paycheck (2003) .... Rita Dunne
  • The Hire: Hostage (2002) .... Linda Delacroix (The Hostage) (one of the BMW films)
  • Minority Report (2002) .... Lara Anderton
  • Role of a Lifetime (2001) .... Chelsea
  • The Last Castle (2001) .... DOD investigator (scenes deleted)
  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) .... Teenage Honey (scenes deleted)[1]
  • And Never Let Her Go (2001) (TV) .... Anne Marie Fahey
  • The Contender (2000) .... Special Agent Paige Willomina
  • Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000) (TV) .... Patricia Williams
  • Hell Swarm (2000) (TV)
  • Deterrence (1999) .... Lizzie Woods
  • Screenplay (1999)
  • Inherit the Wind (1999) (TV) .... Rachel Brown
  • Inferno (1998) (TV) .... Ryan Tibbet
  • The Prophecy II (1998) (V) .... Anxious Mother
  • Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997) TV Series .... 1st Lieutenant Annalisa "Stinger" Lindstrom (1997-1998)
  • As Good as It Gets (1997) .... Psychiatric Patient
  • The Prince (1996/I) .... Emily
  • Sleepstalker (1995) .... Megan
  • Family Values (1995) (TV) .... Borgyork Grumm
  • W.E.I.R.D. World (1995) (TV) .... Lucy, Monochian's Assistant
  • A Friend to Die For (also known as "Death of a Cheerleader") (1994) (TV) .... Monica
  • Sweet Justice (1994) TV Series .... Remy
  • Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) (TV) .... Zundro (Sandra)
  • Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (1994) (TV) .... Angela
  • Double Cross (1992) .... Andy
  • Cool as Ice (1991) .... Jen
  • Long Road Home (1991) (TV) .... Billy Jo Robertson

Notable television appearances

  • Cold Case (2003-present) TV Series .... Lilly Rush
  • The Wright Stuff (2000) playing "Herself" 3 December 2002
  • The Mind of the Married Man (2001) playing "Sandy" in two episodes:
    • "Just Thinking of You" (episode # 1.7) 4 November 2001
    • "When We Were Nice" (episode # 1.8) 11 November 2001
  • Providence (1999) playing "Molly" in episode: "The Third Thing" (episode # 2.1) 24 September 1999
  • Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) playing "Najara" in two episodes:
    • "Crusader" (episode # 4.8) 16 November 1998
    • "The Convert" (episode # 4.18) 19 April 1999
  • The Magnificent Seven (1998) playing "Charlotte Richmond" in two episodes:
    • "Wagon Train: Part 1" (episode # 2.5) 12 February 1999
    • "Wagon Train: Part 2" (episode # 2.6) 19 February 1999
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996) playing "Laura Davis" in episode: "Silent Partner" (episode # 2.15) 20 June 1997
  • Ink (1996) playing "Woman" in episode: "Above the Fold" (episode # 1.1) 21 October 1996
  • Silk Stalkings (1991) playing "Judith Millay" in episode: "Compulsion" (episode # 6.2) 22 September 1996

Charity Work

Kathryn Morris became the spokesperson for a new UV-Protective t-shirt line being launched by the Sun Safety Alliance (SSA), in collaboration with the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in the Summer of 2009. SSA has teamed up with AYANA Apparel to provide fashion-forward UV-Protective t-shirts that protect your skin while maintaining your sense of style. Proceeds from this t-shirt line will be donated to SSA for educational programs to promote skin cancer prevention. She is quoted saying, “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than one million cases of skin cancers are diagnosed each year, and one person dies from it every hour. As someone with fair skin, how could I not get involved in trying to prevent something so preventable?”

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