Heather Elizabeth Morris is an American actress, dancer, singer and model. She is known for her role as Brittany S. Pierce in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. Take a look below for 28 more fun and interesting facts about Heather Morris.
1. Morris was born in Ventura County, California, and was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.
2. She began dancing when she was 9.
3. Morris competed at a young age in a variety of styles including jazz, tap, and contemporary.
4. Morris’ father died of cancer when she was 14 years old. “It’s something that is hard for me, because I’m sad about it, but I don’t dwell on it,” she said during an interview workshop with students in December 2009. “I know he’s in a better place, instead of suffering.”
5. After graduating from Desert Mountain High School, Morris enrolled in a local university, but realized she was in the wrong place, and moved to Los Angeles instead at age 19.
6. Morris is married to Taylor Hubbell, whom she began dating when he was a college baseball player.
7. They attended the same high school in Arizona, but did not know each other there.
8. They began dating after Morris moved to Los Angeles and Hubbell contacted her on Myspace.
9. In a 2011 interview with Fitness, Morris said of Hubbell, “I want to marry him so bad. That’s what I really care about. I want to marry Taylor and have kids with him. I love acting, but if it affects my relationship, then I won’t continue doing it.”
10. After graduating from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Hubbell began living with Morris in Los Angeles in early 2012.
11. Morris gave birth to their first child, a son named Elijah “Eli” Beckwith Hubbell, on September 28, 2013, named after Taylor Hubbell’s older cousin.
12. On August 28, 2014, it was announced that she and Hubbell were engaged, and they married on May 16, 2015.
13. In August 2015 she announced via social media that they were expecting their second child.
14. In an interview with E! News, she revealed that the second child would be a boy. She gave birth to their second child, in February 2016.
15. Morris’ first significant appearance was in 2006 on So You Think You Can Dance Season 2 where she made it through “Vegas Week” without being cut, but failed to make the final 20 by a vote of 3 to 2.
16. Not discouraged, Morris actively pursued a career in dancing. Her big break came in 2007 via Beyoncé. Morris was one of Beyoncé’s backup dancers on The Beyoncé Experience world tour and, following that, worked again with Beyoncé on a mini “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” promotional tour that included 2008 performances on the American Music Awards, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Today, and MTV’s Total Request Live finale.
17. She also danced backup for Beyoncé and Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008.
18. She later appeared in a small role in the movie Fired Up, where she met choreographer Zach Woodlee.
19. Following that film, Woodlee brought Morris in to dance on other shows he was choreographing, including episodes of Eli Stone and Swingtown, and the movie Bedtime Stories; eventually, Morris landed a role as Brittany on Glee.
20. In December 2010, Morris was named the Celebrity Style Ambassador for FLIRT! Cosmetics, an Estee Lauder cosmetics line.
21. In 2010, Morris made the Maxim Hot 100 list, coming in at number 85. On the AfterEllen hot 100 list, she was ranked #2 behind Naya Rivera.
22. In 2011, Morris starred in a back-to-school commercial for Staples Canada that featured her dancing.
23. In the October 2011 issue of Fitness magazine, she stated that she had had her breast implants removed. “Implants were something I thought I wanted when I was younger, and now I don’t. It was hard being active with them, because my chest was always sore. It hurt a lot, and I didn’t like always being in pain, so they had to go!”
24. During the 2011 Glee Tour, Morris performed Britney Spears’ song “I’m a Slave 4 U”.
25. She also had a dance spotlight with castmate Harry Shum Jr. during Naya Rivera’s performance of “Valerie,” and was one of the dancers in the “Single Ladies” and “Safety Dance” numbers.
26. Morris co-wrote and appeared in a January 2011 video for the comedy website Funny or Die, “Nuthin’ But A Glee Thang” a parody of “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg.
27. On March 1, 2017, Morris was revealed as one of the contestants who would compete on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars. Her participation in the show has been criticized, with many citing her professional dancing experience as an unfair advantage.
28. The producers defended their decision to cast Morris by saying that she doesn’t have ballroom or partnering experience.