Heather Morris as Brittany S. Pierce
The best lines on the show can probably all come from Brittany. Remember that episode when Mr. Schuester asked the Glee club what a ballad is and Brittany says it’s a male duck? Well, when Mr. Schue directed the group members to pick their partner’s name from a hat, Brittany innocently utters the famous line “I Bet the Duck’s in the Hat.” A day later, T-shirts with Brittany’s line printed on it are selling like hotcakes.
Brittany is a member of the Cheerios, William McKinley High School’s cheerleading team. She is described as the “literally insane” but lovable cheerleader. She finds recipes confusing, has difficulty telling her right hand from her left, thinks the square root of four is rainbows, and is paranoid that her cat is reading her diary.
Brittany joins New Directions, with fellow cheerleaders Quinn and Santana , as part of Coach Sue’s plans to destroy the glee club. Brittany plays a vital role in Season 1 of Glee as she gives the glee club’s set-list for the show choir sectionals competition, one of many hurdles the glee club faces over their journey towards the regionals. Brittany and her BFF, Santana, are also tasked to break up co-captains Rachel and Finn.
Brittany reveals her full name, Brittany Susan Pierce, in Season 2 Episode 2, “Britney/Brittany.” The adorable Cheerio made her singing debut during the tribute to Britney Spears. She made two solo covers of Britney’s songs, “I’m a Slave 4 U” and “Toxic.” Brittany also performed the Madonna duet “Me Against the Music” with Santana.
Our ditzy cheerleader gets more screen time in Glee’s Season 2. Aside from the usual flirty innuendos with Santana, Brittany hooks up with Artie in the episode, “Duets.” She plays the role of Columbia in the episode, “The Rocky Horror Show,” where she shows off some of her tap dancing skills.
Born in February 1, 1987, Heather Elizabeth Morris is an actress best known for her portrayal of “Brittany” in Glee.
Morris appeared in a number of television shows, including as a contestant in So You Think You Can Dance Season 2, which aired in 2006; as a dancer in The Beyonce Experience Live, which was released on DVD in 2007; as a dancer in some episodes of Swingtown and Eli Stone, which aired in 2008; and as a suit dancer in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, which aired in 2010.
Morris was part of the movies “Fired Up” and “Bedtime Stories,” playing minimal roles. She met Glee’s choreographer, Zach Woodlee, at the Fired Up set and he has since tagged her along some of his projects, including Glee.
She initially joined the “Glee” crew to teach the kids how to perform the “Single Ladies” dance at the request of Woodlee. Her credentials being that her work experience include being Beyonce’s backup dancer, specifically for the mini “Single Ladies” promotional tour in 2008. Morris was able to perform alongside today’s hottest artist at the American Music Awards, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Today, MTV’s Total Request Live Finale, and at the 50th Grammy Awards.
Morris taught the “Single Ladies” choreography to Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz while Ryan Murphy was looking for a third Cheerio, which Morris ended up with – the role of Brittany. She tells the press how happy she is to have been given this big break. She reveals that when Colfer found out that she worked with Beyonce, he was ecstatic and she quotes him as saying, “This is insane!”
Some of Brittany’s lines come from Morris herself. Brittany’s quips are usually unscripted, and come from either Ryan Murphy’s impromptu ideas while filming or adlibs by Morris. The hilarious line “Mr. Shue, is he your son?” that Brittany says in Season 1 Episode 15 “The Power of Madonna,” was originally a joke that Morris made on the set that the crew loved and adopted.