Who is Haviland Morris?

Haviland Morris was born in Lock Arbour, New Jersey USA, on 14 September 1959 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a real estate agent, who’s probably still known best for her portrayal of Caroline in the 1984 romantic comedy movie “Sixteen Candles”, written and directed by John Hughes, and which starred Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Justin Henry. It follows a girl who, instead of having an amazing 16th birthday, suffers the most embarrassing event ever – the movie won two of the three awards it was nominated for.

Early life and education

Haviland was raised in Lock Arbour an only child, by her mother who was a housewife and her father who was employed in the electronics industry, because of which, Haviland spent a significant part of her childhood in Hong Kong.

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She attended a local high school, at which she began appearing in school plays before being advised by her teacher to try and win roles at a local theatre. Haviland matriculated in 1978, and then enrolled at Northwestern University’s Theatre Arts program, before moving to Purchase College in New York State, from which she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in 1982.

Roles in movies

Haviland has appeared in around 50 movies and TV series, and we’re about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.

She made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Mary Pat Sykes in the 1984 romantic comedy “Reckless”, while a couple of her following roles were in the 1986 biographical historical drama “George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation”, the 1990 comedy “Love or Money”, and the 1996 short comedy “Dear Diary”. In 1997, Haviland portrayed Karen Pruitt in the action crime comedy “Home Alone 3” written by John Hughes, directed by Raja Gosnell, and which starred Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa and Rya Kihlstedt. It follows an eight-year-old boy who has to prevent international spies from stealing his toy car which has an important chip inside; the movie was nominated for three awards.

In 2003, Haviland played Jane in the comedy drama “Rick”, which attracted little attention, then in 2005 she was cast to play the supporting character Kate Lewis in the romantic comedy “The Baxter”, written and directed by Michael Showalter, who also starred in it alongside Elizabeth Banks and Peter Dinklage. The film follows the life of Howard Hawks two weeks prior to his wedding. A couple of Haviland’s following roles were in the horror thriller “Joshua”, and the thriller drama “Cherry Crush” both in 2007, and the 2009 hit romantic comedy “Adam”.

In 2013, she was cast to play Grace Lynch in the biographical romantic drama “Burning Blue”, written and directed by D. M. W. Greer, and which starred Trent Ford, Tammy Blanchard and Morgan Spector; it follows the romance between two Navy fighter pilots.

Haviland’s most recent film role has been in the 2016 comedy “Better Off Single”, which attracted little attention and received mixed reviews.

Roles in TV series

One of Haviland’s first notable performances was her portrayal of Claire Baxter from 1999 to 2003 in the long-running romantic drama “One Life to Live”, created by Agnes Nixon and which starred Michael Easton, Erika Slezak and Kristen Alderson. It follows the lives of people in the made-up city Llanview, especially the families Lord, Rileys and Woleks. The series aired from 1968 to 2013 numbering 3,533 episodes, and won 95 awards, while it was nominated for 423 others, including two Primetime Emmys.

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The following years saw Haviland appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the romantic war drama “Army Wives” in 2009, the romantic drama “As the World Turns” in 2010, and the mystery crime drama “Blue Bloods” in 2014. In 2016, she was cast to play Dr. Jane Mortimer in the episode “Hounded” of the mystery crime drama “Elementary”, created by Robert Doherty and which starred Jonny Lee Miller, Aidan Quinn and Lucy Liu. The series follows the adventures of the Detective Sherlock Holmes while living in New York City, aired from 2012 to 2019, and won six of the 25 awards for which it was nominated, including the two Primetime Emmy nominations. In 2016 as well, Haviland played Susan in the episodes “Figure Four” and “Nuoc Chay Da Mon” of the crime thriller drama “Quarry”.

Her most recent role in a TV series has been in the 2019 episode “The Wickedness of the Wicked Shall Be Upon Himself” of the crime thriller drama “City on a Hill”.

Other credits

Haviland voiced Michelle Payne in the 2001 video game “Max Payne”.

She was featured in the 2008 short documentary movie “Celebrating Sixteen Candles”.

Love life and husband

Haviland’s very secretive when it comes to her love life, and only a few details are known regarding her husband and their two children.

Sometime in the late ‘80s / early ‘90s, Haviland exchanged vows with the non-celebrity man Robert Score, who’s apparently a stage actor and who has worked in the electrics department of various movies.

In 1991 Haviland gave birth to their daughter Faith Score, and in 2000 to their son Henry Score.

Neither Haviland nor Robert have spoken of any other people they had perhaps been with before meeting one another, so as of March 2021, Haviland’s been married to Robert Score for around three decades, and they have two children.

Hobbies and other interests

Haviland became interested in travelling at quite an early age, thanks to her father and that she lived in Hong Kong. Her acting career has helped her travel all around the world, and she’s been to every continent multiple times with the exception of Antarctic. Haviland’s dream travel destination is Kyoto in Japan.

She’s an animal-lover, and has had several pet dogs and cats as well as parrots and rabbits.

She likes to read books in her spare time, and her favorite writers are Nicholas Sparks and Agatha Christie, and while her favorite books are “Murder on the Orient Express”, “Dear John” and “The Notebook”.

Haviland has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Bill Murray, Robert De Niro and Scarlett Johansson – a couple of her favorite movies are “Lost in Translation”, “The Groundhog Day” and “Taxi Driver”.

Age, height and net worth

Haviland’s age is 61. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).

As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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