Heather Morris is currently, most well-known for her role as Brittany, a lesbian cheerleader or “cheerio”, on Fox’s hit television series, Glee. However, unbeknownst to many fans, Morris’ career did not start with the musical-comedy/drama. In 2006 Morris appeared on Season 2 of, So You Think You Can Dance, where she made it to “Vegas Week”. A year later, Morris received her big break as she was cast as one of Beyonce’s backup dancers on The Beyoncé Experience world tour. Later, she worked again with Beyonce on a mini “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It” promotional tour, and also danced backup for her and Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008. Morris began to appear in small roles in films and television shows such as, Fired Up, Swingtown and Bedtime Stories.
In 2010, Morris made her appearance on the television series she is most associated with, Glee. She was recruited by Zach Woodlee, the choreographer for the Beyonce tour Morris was on, to teach the choreography for Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” dance to the Glee actors for a number in the show. During this time time, the show was looking for a third cheerleader, and Morris ended up landing the role of Brittany. The character was initially never written to be more than a background role, but the role grew as writers discovered Morris had a gift for delivering one-liners in a dim and sarcastic manner. The character became more prominent throughout the first season, moving from a moody cheerleader to the love interest of head Cheerio, Santana, making them the new favorite couple on the show. Along with Glee, Morris has appeared on film in ; Glee: 3D Concert Movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Spring Breakers.
In September of 2013, the actress/singer/dancer became a mother to son Elijah with her long time boyfriend Taylor Hubbell. Due to her pregnancy, Morris decided to only guest star on Season 5 of the show, instead of being a regular, in order to spend more time with her new family. Morris is now apparently juggling motherhood along with work. Although not all the details have been released, Morris is working on a TV movie called, Romantically Speaking, where she plays character Ariel Cookson. It seems that Morris is only counting to make her mark in television and film. You Go Heather! Your fans will be cheering you on!