Her nicknames are HeMo, H and Horris. Though born in Thousand Oaks, California, she was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She started dancing when she was only one. She attended Desert Mountain High School and was crowed Homecoming Queen.
Her father passed away from cancer when she was 14 years old. Heather Morris said, “I know he’s in a better place, instead of suffering.” She has two angel tattoos; one on her lower back and the other on the inside of her left hip. The lower back one is a “tribute to my dad that I got when I was 17. It’s wings and a little angel who watches over me.”
Heather Morris attended Arizona State University from 2005 to 2006 but dropped out and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in dancing and acting.
She stays in shape by boxing, hot yoga and dancing. If she doesn’t work out, she can get crabby. “When I can’t work out, I get angry very easily. It’s because I’m missing all those good endorphins. For me, exercise equals happiness.”
Heather Morris’ first big appearance on TV was in 2006 on “So You Think You Can Dance,” but she failed to make the final 20. She said of her experience: “Producers wanted us to talk a lot and get emotional, but I like to keep my emotions private, so reality TV and I just didn’t mesh.” She added, “Dance has always gotten me through hard times.”
Heather Morris was a back-up dancer for Beyoncé for a year and a half from 2007-2008, and then she came back to perform with her live for “Single Ladies.”
Heather landed the role of Brittany S Pierce on “Glee” in 2009 after she was called in to teach the cast the “Single Ladies” dance routine.
Of her gay following, she said, “Growing up as a dancer, most of my guy friends were gay – or are now learning that they’re gay – so it’s been very clear in my eyes that they not only love the show but also me in it.”
In 2011, Heather Morris said she had her breast implants removed. “Implants were something I thought I wanted when I was younger, and now I don’t. It was hard being active with them, because my chest was always sore. It hurt a lot, and I didn’t like always being in pain, so they had to go!” (She’d gotten breast implants between the age of 18 and 21).
She is rumored to be engaged to Taylor Hubbel, a baseball player. “I love acting, but if it affects my relationship, then I won’t continue doing it.”
Heather Morris resides in Los Angeles.