5 Things You Didn't Know About Glee's Heather Morris

April 21, 2011 By:
5 Things You Didn't Know About Glee's Heather Morris

She's on a hit show, but her revealing Esquire photo shoot might be what puts Heather Morris on the map. Heather Morris plays a ditzy cheerleader on Glee, but her moves in an Esquire video and photo shoot didn't exactly involve pom poms. 

Unless "pom poms" is slang for T&A, which I'm sure it is, so actually, she was shaking them pretty hard.

Video: Heather Morris Shows Off Her Smokin' Hot Body in Dance Video

Her scantily clad and confident strutting are making us all wonder, "who is this girl?" In case you're wondering, too, here are five things you might not know about Heather Morris.

  • She was rejected on "So You Think You Can Dance".
    After an audition on the show in 2006, Morris was booted after she was just one vote short of staying in the Top 20. After that, she moved from Scottsdale to Los Angeles, and good thing she did, because who needs SYTYCD when you're on one of the hottest TV shows?


  • She danced for Beyonce.
    During Beyonce's 2007 world tour, Heather was a backup dancer for the Single Ladies singer. She was later hired to teach Beyonce's choreography to the Glee cast, and because they were looking for someone to play a third cheerleader, Morris landed the role.


  • She knows about tragedy.
    Morris' father passed away from cancer when she was just fourteen. "It's something that is hard for me, because I'm sad about it, but I don't dwell on it," Morris has said. "I know he's in a better place, instead of suffering."


  • The LA Times has a crush on her.
    The LA Times wrote that they had a "comedy crush on Morris", and the New York Post rated Morris as "one of the funniest second bananas on TV right now." She's got comedy chops! She also co-wrote a video for Funny or Die, titled "Nuthin' But a Glee Thang".


  • She works with her BFF.
    Heather's costar Naya Rivera is her real-life best friend. Naya plays the role of Santana Lopez on the show. A promo clip for one of the Glee episodes showed that Morris' character had a lesbian encounter with Santana. Friends with benefits?


  • I guess Heather wanted to expose herself a little more, and she certainly accomplished that with her Esquire shoot. No doubt, we'll be seeing more of her on Glee.