Kathryn Morris is a celebrated actress and producer whose work has entertained fans across genres for over two decades. After demonstrating her multi-talented capabilities in the world of film and television, Kathryn Morris captivated audiences for seven seasons through her character as Detective Lilly Rush in the Jerry Bruckheimer’s hit CBS drama, “Cold Case”.
Morris segued into the role of producer at her production company, Revival House, with a first look deal at Warner Bros. and has since gone on to set up shows at CBS, NBC, and ABC along with several cable channels and select films in development. Most recently, she has teamed up with “24″ and “The Kennedys” writer-producer Stephen Kronish and Lifetime to develop “Princess of Whales” based on the true story of Marcia Hartman, one of Las Vegas’ most successful casino hostesses. Morris secured the rights to Hartman’s story after reading an article about her high-rolling lifestyle with the biggest spenders in Las Vegas and all the troubles that came with it. Revival House is currently developing a remake of Alfred Sole’s 1976 cult horror classic “Alice, Sweet, Alice” in which Morris will produce and star.
Morris’ expansive list of film credits includes her breakthrough performance in Rod Lurie’s Academy Award nominated film “The Contender” with Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, and Gary Oldman. Recognizing her performance in the film, Steven Spielberg cast Morris in his science fiction tale “A.I.”, which she followed up with a starring role opposite Tom Cruise as his wife in “Minority Report.” She was also cast as Brad Pitt’s wife in “Moneyball”. Kathryn has had the unique privilege of working with acclaimed directors multiple times, including John Woo in the Scott Free (Ridley and Tony Scott) BMW film series “Hostage” with Clive Owen and opposite Ben Affleck in “Paycheck”. Other film credits include “Resurrecting the Champ” opposite Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson, “The Last Castle” with James Gandolfini, and “Deterrence”, Kathryn’s fourth feature with director Rod Lurie. Morris has also appeared in the feature films, “As Good As It Gets”, “Jerry McGuire”, and “Stand-Ins”, as well as the indie comedies “Ghost of a Chance”, “Assassination of a High School President”, and the upcoming comedy “2BR/1BA.”
Other television credits include the acclaimed Showtime re-make of “Inherit the Wind” with Jack Lemmon (her favorite actor to work with to date) and George S. Scott (in his last film), the CBS mini-series “And Never Let Her Go” and “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All,” NBC’s “Long Road Home”, and HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man”.
Morris trained with acclaimed acting coach Larry Moss for 8 years in a small class in Santa Monica and credits Larry for her greatest lessons in acting and life. Kathryn’s greatest production will enter this world this August… giving birth to her twin boys with her boyfriend of 3 1/2 years, actor/producer Johnny Messner.