Heather Morris is an actress and singer but has become more popular for her prowess as a dancer and has been featured by music stars like Beyonce and Tina Turner. Heather has also made an appearance in the show Dancing with the Stars. Aside from dancing, her breakthrough role as an actress was in the popular dance drama series Glee.
Get facts about this dancing queen’s bio, career, and husband below.
Heather Morris – Bio
Born in Ventura County, California, on the 1st of February 1987, Heather Morris has the full name, Heather Elizabeth Morris. She is of mixed ethnicity that consists of English, Scottish, and German but via her birthplace, she holds an American nationality. Young Heather is said to have lost her dad when she was 14 and with respect to her mum, no info has been made public yet but the celebrity has two sisters named April and Crystal. From the young age of 9, Heather commenced dance training and though she was able to finish her high school education at Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale, Arizona, the talented dancer opted out of her college education at the Arizona State University to concentrate on her dancing as well as acting.
The talented dancer who has also groomed herself into a seasoned actress made her first film appearance in the 2009 film Fired Up where she was cast as Fiona. Although the film did not launch her acting career, it definitely drew attention to her and subsequently, she landed her breakthrough role as Brittany S. Pierce in the sitcom Glee. Heather Morris is not just an actress but also a dance tutor as she was the one who taught the dance steps for Beyonce’s song “Single Ladies”. In 2011, when the Glee Tour was on, Heather performed the song “I’m a Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears. That same year, she co-wrote Nuthin’ But A Glee Thang, a funny skit made from the original version, “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” produced by Dr. Dre. The actress also landed roles in films and TV series like Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Spring Breakers, How I Met Your Mother, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Raven’s Home and several others.
Heather Morris drew a lot of attention in March 2017 when she made it known that she would be participating in the Dancing with the Stars 24th season. Many people said she was not supposed to contest on the show as she was a professional dancer, unlike other participants. Notwithstanding the uproar, Heather was listed among the contestants as the organizers pointed out that even though she knew how to dance, she does not have the experience of dancing with a partner nor does she possess ballroom dance techniques. Heather started the competition with Maksim Chmerkovskiy as her partner but he sustained an injury during the first week which made her switch to Alan Bersten, with whom she danced from the 2nd to the 5th week. Upon Maksim’s recovery, Heather danced with him in the sixth week but they could not make it through the next round.
The talented Heather Morris has also made appearances in music videos like the 2008 song “Nightlife” by An-Ya, “Candle (Sick and Tired)” by The White Tie Affair, “Drop the Girl” by Hit Lights and Leo Moctezuma’s 2011 song “2 Da Left”.
Her Husband – Taylor Hubbell
The film and dance star tied the knot with Taylor Hubbell whom she met back in high school and they were said to have stayed in touch via MySpace when she moved to L.A after her high school education. Their wedding was a very traditional ceremony held at Old Canyon Ranch, Topanga, California on the 16 of May 2015. Heather has always been open about her desire to marry Taylor and she even said in an interview that she could give up her career for his sake if it ever came between them. The love-struck actress was certainly over the moon to have finally settled down with her heartthrob.
Prior to their wedding, the pair welcomed their first child called Elijah Hubbel in 2013, and in February 2016, they became proud parents again to a cute little boy named Owen Hubbel.
Heather’s husband might not be a celebrity but sources have it that he also has a decent job, serving as the Membership and Marketing Director for North Ranch Country Club and before that, he had worked for American Golf Corporation as its Membership Director.
Was Heather Morris A Backup Dancer For Beyonce?
If you have ever wondered whether Heather Morris was a backup dancer for Beyonce, the answer is yes! The talented dancer, in 2007, was a backup dancer for music diva Beyonce during The Beyonce Experience.
Aside from that, Heather has also performed at the American Music Awards, the Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Total Request Live, and Today as well as at the Grammy Awards in 2008 for Tina Turner.