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Haviland Morris

Haviland Morris

Haviland Morris reunites with filmmaker John Hughes, having co­starred as 'Caroline', the popular, beautiful high school senior, in Hughes' 1984 directorial debut, Sixteen Candles.

Born in New Jersey, Morris spent most of her youth in the Far East, where her father worked in the electronics industry. She returned to the United States to attend college, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in acting from S.U.N.Y. at Purchase.

Morris made her professional acting debut on the popular daytime drama, One Life to Live, and moved into feature films with her role in the 1983 drama, Reckless. Her big screen credits include Who's That Girl?, Love or Money, A Shock to the System, Gremlins 2 The New Batch and the 1996 Academy Award­nominated short film, Dear Diary.

Her television roles encompass three PBS American Playhouse presentations ­- Andre's Mother, Life Under Water and Love and Other Sorrows. She has also appeared on such series and pilots as Dudley, Royal Match, Family Ties, Word of Mouth, Aliens in the Family, New York News and Diagnosis: Murder. Her miniseries credits include Dead Man's Walk and George Washington: The Forging of a Nation.

Her extensive theatre experience includes the Broadway productions of Arcadia, directed by Tony winner Trevor Nunn, and Tartuffe: Born Again. Off Broadway, Morris has appeared in the WPA Theatre stagings of Fresh Horses and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Uncommon Women and Others at the Second Stage, Aristocrats at the Manhattan Theatre Club and The Suffering Colonel," directed by Matthew Broderick for the Naked Angels theatre company. She also starred in Knock, Knock at the Academy Playhouse in Massachusetts.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Haviland Morris Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1959 (58)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceNew Jersey, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Haviland Morris compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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