She used to make her living solely as an entertainer but after two and a half decades of doing show business, she decided to venture into a totally different career. This is the story of Haviland Morris, an actress who became a familiar face on American television starting from the 1980s when she starred in many hit TV shows as well as movies. She became even more popular in the early 2000s when she portrayed the recurring character Claire Baxter on the hit soap opera One Life to Live. It is really interesting to know that this multi-talented film and TV star currently works as a real estate agent and one cannot deny that she is doing pretty well in this field.
Haviland Morris’ Biography
Haviland Morris was born on the 14th day of September in the year 1959. Owing to the nature of her father’s job, the family relocated to Hong Kong at some point. She spent most of her formative years there but she eventually returned to the United States during her early teenage years.
For her college education, she originally enrolled in the Theater Arts program at Northwestern University. However, she ultimately transferred to Purchase College in New York and she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting. Her career as a fulltime actress lasted between 1984 and 2014. She is now a licensed real estate agent though she still takes on a few acting roles.
Movies and TV Shows
Haviland Morris officially began her showbiz career during her teenage years. Her first professional acting role was in the romance movie Reckless (1984) after which she appeared in the comedy flick Sixteen Candles (1984). Her next big screen role was in the comedy film Who’s That Girl (1987) starring alongside pop star Madonna.
All through the 90s, she appeared in various movies particularly of the comedy genre and they include A Shock to the System (1990), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) and Home Alone 3 (1997). The talented actress also had a minor role in the highly successful sci-fi movie The Fifth Element (1997).
Morris proved to be versatile starting from the early 2000s when she began taking on roles in movies of diverse genres. The talented actress appeared in Rick (2003), The Baxter (2005), Joshua (2007), Cherry Crush (2007) and Adam (2009). She equally appeared in several independent movies afterward including Fighting Fish (2010), Burning Blue (2011), Oka! (2011), Jack & Diane (2012), Nous York (2012), Nor’easter (2012) and Burning Blue (2013).
Haviland’s television credits have also been as impressive as her film credits. In the 1980s and 1990s, she made guest appearances on different TV shows 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), Homicide: Life on the Street (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
Her first major television role was in the long-running soap opera One Life to Live (2001-03) starring as series regular Claire Baxter. This remains her only regular television role to date. She went ahead to guest star on different TV series like 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 has not had too many acting credits in recent times as she has moved on to an entirely different career.
Haviland Morris’ husband goes by the name Robert Score. There is not much information about him in the public domain and specific details about their marriage are quite sketchy. However, they are known to 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 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) in height. She sports an enviable physique and she maintains a body weight of about 60 kg (132 lb). She is a natural redhead and she sports a gorgeous mane of long hair which is her most striking physical feature. Her eyes are blue in color.
Other Facts About Haviland Morris
While studying at Purchase College New York, Haviland Morris was in the same class with actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci.
She was originally considered for the lead female character Ariel Moore in the 1984 musical comedy film Footloose. However, the role ultimately went to Lori Singer.