As of August 2014, Higgins' first three studio albums had sold over one million units.
Higgins' fourth studio album, OZ, was released in September 2014 and consists of cover versions of Australian composers, as well as a book of related essays.
She is the oldest of three children; her sister, Julia, is a singer-songwriter and music therapist, and her brother, Daniel, is a high school band director.
Morrison attended South Middle School, and then graduated from Prospect High School (where her parents worked) in 1997. She was an All-State clarinet player in the school's marching band, sang in the choir, and was a cheerleader in the school pep squad.
She learned to play classical piano from age six, following in the footsteps of Christopher and David, but realised she wanted to be a singer at about 12 when she appeared in an Armadale Primary School production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Hoping for more freedom, she urged her parents to send her to Geelong Grammar School, an independent boarding school attended by her siblings.
Melissa "Missy" Morrison Higgins (born 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress.
Her Australian number-one albums are The Sound of White (2004), On a Clear Night (2007) and The Ol' Razzle Dazzle (2012), and her most popular singles are "Scar", "The Special Two", "Steer" and "Where I Stood".Morrison started her career as a child model, appearing in print advertisements for JCPenney and Montgomery Ward, and commercials for Rice Krispies and Mondo. She played this role for the first six seasons of the show, from 2004 to 2009.She was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with basketball star, Michael Jordan, in May 1992. Morrison's character left in 2009 in an episode called "Teamwork", but returned in the 2010 episode "Lockdown". Morrison returned in Season 8 for the series finale "Everybody Dies" in 2012.Kirk in the 2009 science-fiction film Star Trek; and Tess Conlon in the 2011 sports drama film Warrior.Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois.In high school, Melissa felt like an outsider and was made fun of. She says she was a wallflower and spent a lot of time by herself, like eating lunch, but she was okay with it.