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Elisabeth Harnois
American actress

Elisabeth Harnois

Elisabeth Harnois
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Television actor Film actor Voice actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 26 May 1979, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Age 44 years
Star sign Gemini
Residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height: 1.64465 m
Wesleyan University
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Elisabeth Harnois (/ɑːrnˈwɑː/ arn-WAH; born May 26, 1979) is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she began appearing in a number of film and television roles. As a child, she starred as Alice in Disney's Adventures in Wonderland and as an adult, she starred as Morgan Brody in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2011 to 2015.

Life and career

Early life

Harnois was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a hairstylist mother and a computer programmer father. She was raised in Los Angeles. She is the eldest of five children with four brothers. She attended St. Mel's School in Woodland Hills and Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, and graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in film studies in 2001.


Harnois appeared in two films at the age of five, One Magic Christmas and Where Are the Children?. She did commercials until landing the role of Emily in Timeless Tales from Hallmark and the role of Alice in the 1992 Disney Channel series Adventures in Wonderland. In 1998, she appeared in My Date with the President's Daughter alongside Boy Meets World actor Will Friedle and 9 to 5 actor Dabney Coleman as part of The Wonderful World of Disney. In 2005, she starred in the short-lived Fox teen mystery/supernatural/horror drama Point Pleasant as Christina Nickson, and also landed a role opposite Evan Rachel Wood in the black comedy/satirical film Pretty Persuasion, portraying the best friend of Wood's character.

In May 2011, Harnois guest-starred in the long-running CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in Season 11, episode 21, titled "Cello and Goodbye", as Morgan Brody, a CSI from the L.A.P.D. Scientific Investigation Division. In September that same year, when the twelfth-season premiere, called "73 Seconds" aired, Harnois was added to the main cast, wherein her character transfers to the Las Vegas Crime Lab. Harnois remained on the show until it ended in September 2015 with the two-hour series finale titled "Immortality".

Awards and nominations

Harnois was nominated in 1987 for the Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film in Comedy or Drama for One Magic Christmas (1985) and again in 1988 for Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Drama for Highway to Heaven (1984) for the episode "Man's Best Friend". She won the same award in 1993 for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Program for Adventures in Wonderland (1992).



Year Title Role Notes
1985 One Magic Christmas Abbie Grainger
1986 Where Are the Children? Missy Eldridge
1999 Façade Kate
2002 Swimming Upstream Julie Sutton
2005 Strangers with Candy Monica
2005 Pretty Persuasion Brittany
2007 Ten Inch Hero Piper
2008 Solstice Megan / Sophie
2008 Keith Natalie Anderson
2008 Chaos Theory Jesse Allen
2009 A Single Man Young Woman
2011 Mars Needs Moms Ki Voice role
2011 Bad Meat Rose Parker
2011 Dog Hate Cat Katie Pride Short film
2013 Riddle Holly Teller
2018 The Work Wife Lisa
2018 Skin in the Game Sharon Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Highway to Heaven Jenny Raines Episodes: "Man's Best Friend: Parts 1 & 2"
1987 Beauty and the Beast Little Girl Episode: "A Children's Story"
1988–1990 Fantastic Max Zoe Young Voice role; main role
1989 Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again Young Freddy Television miniseries
1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark Emily Main role
1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone Rosie Voice role; main role
1992–1995 Adventures in Wonderland Alice Lead role
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Steffi Episode: "Will Goes a Courtin'"
1995 The Client Leigh-Ann Episode: "The Burning of Atlanta"
1995 Boy Meets World Missy Robinson Episode: "The Last Temptation of Cory"
1995–1996 Unhappily Ever After Patty McGurk 3 episodes
1997 Brotherly Love Carly Episode: "Skin Deep"
1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy Maggi Sorenson Television film
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Hallie Richmond Television film
1999 Two Guys and a Girl Translator Episode: "Au Revoir Pizza Place"
2000 Charmed Brooke Episode: "Magic Hour"
2000–2001 All My Children Sarah Livingston Recurring role
2005 Criminal Minds Trish Davenport / Cheryl Davenport Episode: "Broken Mirror"
2005–2006 Point Pleasant Christina Nickson Lead role
2006 CSI: Miami Jill Gerard Episode: "Darkroom"
2006–2007 One Tree Hill Shelley Simon Recurring role; 6 episodes
2007 Cold Case Janey Davis (1963) Episode: "Boy Crazy"
2008 Dirt Milan Carlton Episode: "Dirty, Slutty Whores"
2008 Without a Trace Erin MacNeil / Erin McMillan Episodes: "Closure", "Live to Regret"
2008–2009 90210 The Blonde Blended Episodes: "That Which We Destroy", "Love Me or Leave Me"
2010 Miami Medical Dr. Serena Warren Main role
2011–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Morgan Brody Main role (seasons 12–15); 87 episodes
2014 A Christmas Kiss II Jenna Television film
2017 My Baby Is Gone! Emily Jones Television film
2018 Psycho Ex-Girlfriend Kara Spencer Television film; also known as Twisted
2018 Christmas Cupid's Arrow Holly Willinger Television film; also known as The Christmas Cupid
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Elisabeth Harnois known for?
A: Elisabeth Harnois is best known for her roles as Morgan Brody on the TV series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and as Christina Nickson on the TV drama series "Point Pleasant."
Q: When was Elisabeth Harnois born?
A: Elisabeth Harnois was born on May 26, 1979.
Q: What movies has Elisabeth Harnois been in?
A: Elisabeth Harnois has appeared in movies such as "Swing Kids" (1993), "The Beguiled" (1995), "A Little Princess" (1995), and "Strangers with Candy" (2005).
Q: Has Elisabeth Harnois won any awards for her acting?
A: No, Elisabeth Harnois has not won any major awards for her acting.
Q: Where is Elisabeth Harnois from?
A: Elisabeth Harnois was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
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