She used to earn her living exclusively as an entertainer, but after two and a half decades in show business, she decided to venture into a completely different career. This is the story of Haviland Morris, an actress who became a familiar face on American television from the 1980s onwards when she appeared in many successful television shows as well as films. She became even more popular in the early 2000s when she played the recurring character, Claire Baxter, in the soap opera One Life to Live. It is really interesting to know that this multi-talented film and television star is currently working as a real estate agent, and one cannot deny that she is doing quite well in this field.
Haviland Morris Biography
Haviland Morris was born on September 14, 1959. Due to the nature of her father’s work, the family eventually moved to Hong Kong. She spent most of her formative years there, but eventually returned to the United States in her early teens.
She originally enrolled in the dramatic arts program at Northwestern University for her college education. She eventually transferred to Purchase College in New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Her career as a full-time actress lasted from 1984 to 2014, and she is now a licensed real estate agent, although she still performs some acting roles.
Movies and TV Shows
Haviland Morris officially began her showbiz career during her teenage years. She played her first professional acting role in the love movie Reckless (1984), after which she appeared in the comedy movie Sixteen Candles (1984). Her next big-screen role was in the comedy Who’s That Girl (1987) alongside pop star Madonna.
In the 1990s, she appeared in various films, especially in the comedy genre, including A Shock to the System (1990), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), and Home Alone 3 (1997). The talented actress also had a supporting role in the highly successful sci-fi movie The Fifth Element (1997).
Since the early 2000s, Morris has proved to be a versatile talent when she began to take on roles in films of various genres. The talented actress starred in Rick (2003), The Baxter (2005), Joshua (2007), Cherry Crush (2007), and Adam (2009). She has also starred in several independent films, including Fighting Fish (2010), Burning Blue (2011), Oka! (2011), Jack & Diane (2012), Nous York (2012), Nor’easter (2012), and Burning Blue (2013).
Haviland’s opening credits on television were as impressive as her film opening credits. In the 1980s and 1990s, she appeared in various television programs, including Family Ties (1986), Tales from the Darkside (1988), American Playhouse (1989-90), Law & Order (1990), Diagnosis: Murder (1994), Cosby (1998), Sex and the City (1998), Murder: Life on the Street (1999) and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
She played her first major television role in the long-running soap opera One Life to Live (2001-03) with series director Claire Baxter. This is her only regular television role to date. After that, she was a guest star in various television series such as Third Watch (2002-03), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003), Army Wives (2009), As the World Turns (2010), The Good Wife (2012) and Blue Bloods (2014).
Haviland Morris hasn’t been getting too many acting loans lately, as she has been pursuing a completely different career.
The husband of Haviland Morris is named Robert Score. There is not much information about him in public, and specific details about their marriage are quite sketchy. However, it is known that they have two children. Their first child was born in 1991, a daughter named Faith. In 2000 the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Henry.
How Tall is She? Height & Other Body Stats
Haviland Morris is 170 cm (5 feet 7 inches) tall. She has an enviable physique and maintains a bodyweight of about 60 kg (132 lb). She is naturally redheaded and has a magnificent mane of long hair, which is her most striking physical feature. Her eyes are blue in color.
Other Facts About Haviland Morris
During his studies at Purchase College New York, Haviland Morris was in the same class as actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci.
It was originally intended for the female lead character Ariel Moore in the 1984 musical comedy Footloose. However, the role eventually went to Lori Singer.