Birth Date: January 28, 1969 / Age: 49
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Biography: Morris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but spent her childhood moving across the United States, spending time in Texas, Connecticut and New York State. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia. Her first role was a minor part in the 1991 telemovie Long Road Home. Over the next few years, several minor roles followed, including a bit part as a psychiatric patient in the Oscar-winning As Good As It Gets.
Her first breakthrough role came when she won the role of Lt. Annalisa "Stinger" Lindstrom in the series Pensacola: Wings of Gold in 1997. She played the role for two seasons. Though she continued to regularly appear in films, and gained some attention with a brief stint on the Xena series in 1999, her next break was not until 2002, when she played the tormented wife of Tom Cruise's character in Minority Report.
In 2003, Morris won the lead role of detective Lilly Rush in the CBS series Cold Case, in which she plays a passionately concerned but relationship-shy detective assigned to solving murders that are frequently decades old. This brought her some international attention, with the series being picked up in numerous countries. As of 2004, the series is among the more successful in the CBS lineup and has been renewed. Morris has followed her Cold Case success with two minor roles in the 2004 films Mindhunters and Paycheck.