Morena Baccarin

Actress
Like many performers of international heritage, Italian-Brazilian actress Morena Baccarin found herself frequently cast as exotic figures rather than real people; she was an interstellar courtesan on Joss Whedon's ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1979 in Rio de Janeiro, BR

Filmography

Actor (25)

Deadpool 2016 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Gotham 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homeland 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman: Bad Blood 2015 (Movie)

(Voice)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

Karen Walker (Actor)

The Red Tent 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back in the Day 2013 (Movie)

Lori (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Good Wife 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

V 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Stolen 2010 (Movie)

Rose Montgomery (Actor)

Death in Love 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heartland 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sci Fi Inside: Serenity 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Firefly 2002 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Justice League Unlimited 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Serenity 2005 (Movie)

Inara (Actor)

Way Off Broadway 2003 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Roger Dodger 2002 (Movie)

Rachel, Girl in Bar (Actor)

Look Again (TV Show)

Actor

Sands of Oblivion (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Like many performers of international heritage, Italian-Brazilian actress Morena Baccarin found herself frequently cast as exotic figures rather than real people; she was an interstellar courtesan on Joss Whedon's "Serenity" (Fox, 2002) and alluring but deadly aliens on "Stargate SG-1" (Showtime/SyFy, 2001-07) and "V" (ABC, 2009-2011). These and other similar roles gave Baccarin a fan base built primarily around her physical appeal, but after nearly a decade of hard work in episodic television, the actress landed her breakout role as a POW's wife on "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011- ). The critically acclaimed drama offered a stellar display of Baccarin's acting ability in her difficult role as a woman who, after having grieved and moved on following the death of her soldier husband, was faced with rebuilding her life again after his rescue from an Al Qaeda prison. The critical acclaim that followed her sympathetic turn was ample proof that Morena Baccarin's best work was yet to be seen.

Relationships

Fernando Baccarin

Father

Austin Chick Director

Husband
Married over Thanksgiving holiday in 2011 Chick filed for divorce before it was revealed that Baccarin was pregnant with co-star Ben McKenzie's child.

Benjamin McKenzie Actor

Boyfriend
Relationship revealed after Baccarin announced that she was pregnant with McKenzie's child

Vera Setta

Mother

EDUCATION

New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies

New York , New York
Classmates with Claire Danes

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

New York , New York

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
Classmates with Wes Bentley

Milestones

2015

Co-starred as Dr. Leslie Thompson on Fox's "Gotham"

2015

Played CIA agent Karen Walker in Paul Feig's action comedy "Spy"

2014

Co-starred in Michael Rosenbaum's indie comedy "Back in the Day"

2011

Played the wife of former P.O.W. Nicholas Brody on Showtime's "Homeland"

2009

Cast as Anna, the leader of the Visitors on ABC's remake of "V"

2008

Reprised her role as Adria in "Stargate: The Ark of Truth" (released direct-to-video)

2006

Guest starred on three episodes of "The O.C." (Fox)

2006

Played the adult version of Adria, a recurring villain on the tenth season of "Stargate SG-1" (Sci Fi Channel)

2005

Provided the voice of Black Canary on multiple episodes of the animated series "Justice League Unlimited" (Cartoon Network)

2005

Reprised role as Inara in Joss Whedon's "Serenity," a feature spin-off of "Firefly" series

2003

Played recurring role on "Still Life" (Fox)

2002

Played high-class call girl Inara on cult favorite sci-fi series "Firefly" (Fox)

2001

Played struggling actress Rebecca in the ensemble dramedy "Way Off Broadway"

2001

Landed first movie role in director Michael Rymer's largely improvisational "Perfume"

Bonus Trivia

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While attending Juilliard, Baccarin became one of the subjects of a PBS "American Masters" series on the school.

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