Harris Conner Healy, played by Emma Kenney, is the eldest child of Darlene Conner and David Healy and sister to Mark Healy II. She appeared in the last two episodes of Season 9. Harris was born prematurely and wasn't expected to survive, to the point that her family said their goodbyes to her and braced themselves for the worst. Against all odds, Harris pulled through and was finally allowed home a few weeks later. She returns later in Season 10.
Her personality seems to be a mix of her mother and her aunt Becky. She has the emotional and sarcastic sides of her mother, but the rebellious sides and brattiness that her aunt had. Although Darlene is known for being quite harsh and abrasive, she's overly passive when it comes to Harris. Much of what Harris does is out of her mother’s control. She has animosity towards her mother much of the time, but especially when she finds out what she's doing with David.
Harris has found herself at odds with her grandmother a lot. She was unhappy to have moved to Lanford, where she felt like she didn't belong, and has been wanting to move back to Chicago. She's ready to do anything to get back. She resents Darlene for moving the family there. She makes a few friends in Lanford who turn out to be criminals. They steal and drink illegally, which she does with them. She gets caught while they escape.
She harbors a soft spot for her estranged father David. When he shows up with his new girlfriend Blue and invites Harris (and Mark) to stay with them, Harris brings a boy over to have sex with him. She indulges in marijuana as well as alcohol at times. Harris' sympathies lie more towards David that her mother or anyone else and hopes for him to take her away from Lanford as well as indulge her. When Darlene is having affairs with David and Ben simultaneously, Harris is especially resentful and Harris begins to lose faith in her mother. Even though Darlene eventually confesses the truth to Ben, Harris soon after decides to move into her friends apartment for the foreseeable future.
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