Baccarin at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
June 2, 1979 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Education||Juilliard School (2000)|
|Spouse(s)||Austin Chick (m. 2011)|
Morena Baccarin (Portuguese pronunciation: [moˈɾenɐ ˈbakɐɾĩn]; born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian American film and television actress best known for roles in several American science fiction television series: as Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity; as Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth; and as Anna in the 2009 version of the series V. She currently co-stars as Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland.
Early life and education 
Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her mother is stage and TV actress Vera Setta, and her father is journalist Fernando Baccarin. Baccarin is of Italian descent. When she was seven, she moved with her family to Greenwich Village, New York, as her father was transferred to Globo TV's headquarters in the United States, working as editor. Baccarin attended Public School 41 and New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where she and her future Homeland costar, Claire Danes, were classmates. She later attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts before she entered the theater program at the Juilliard School, where she was in the Drama Division's Group 29 (1996–2000).
Baccarin landed her first film role in the improvised fashion world comedy Perfume (2001). This was followed by a lead role in the film festival hit Way Off Broadway (2001). Baccarin appeared with Natalie Portman and understudied for her role in the acclaimed Central Park production of The Seagull. The science-fiction drama Firefly was Baccarin's first television series and she reprised her role of Inara Serra in the 2005 film Serenity.
In February 2005, Baccarin provided the voice for Black Canary in multiple episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited. She also guest starred in three episodes of the television series The O.C. in 2006. Baccarin also appeared in the unaired pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing Carmen, a male-to-female transsexual.
It was announced in April 2006 that Baccarin would be playing the adult version of Adria, a recurring villain in the tenth season of Stargate SG-1. She first appeared in season 10 episode "Counterstrike" as adult Adria (the younger versions of Adria were previously played by other actresses). Baccarin reprised her role as Adria in the movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth.
Baccarin landed the lead role of Anna, the leader of the alien Visitors, in ABC's 2009–2011 series V, a remake of the 1984 series. In May 2011, shortly following the airing of the show's second season finale, it was announced that the show would not return for a third season.
Personal life 
|2001||Way Off Broadway||Rebecca|
|2002||Roger Dodger||Girl in Bar|
|2008||Death in Love||Beautiful Woman||Minor role|
|2008||Stargate: The Ark of Truth||Adria||Direct to DVD|
|2002–2003||Firefly||Inara Serra||Main role (14 episodes)|
|2003–2004||Still Life||Maggie Jones||Main role (6 episodes)|
|2005–2006||Justice League||Black Canary (voice)||Episodes: "The Cat and the Canary", "Double Date", "Grudge Match"|
|2006||The O.C.||Maya Griffin||Episodes: "The Cliffhanger", "The Heavy Lifting", "The Road Warrior"|
|2006||Kitchen Confidential||Gia||Episode: "An Affair to Remember"|
|2006||How I Met Your Mother||Chloe||Episode: "Swarley"|
|2006||Justice||Lisa Cruz||Episode: "Christmas Party"|
|2006–2007||Stargate SG-1||Adria||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2007||Las Vegas||Sara Samari||Episode: "The Burning Bedouin"|
|2007||Sands of Oblivion||Alice||TV movie|
|2007||Heartland||Nurse Jessica Kivala||Main role (9 episodes)|
|2008||Dirt||Claire Leland||Episode: "And the Winner Is"|
|2008||Numb3rs||Lynn Potter||Episode: "Blowback"|
|2009||Medium||Brooke Hoyt||Episode: "All in the Family"|
|2010||The Deep End||Beth Bancroft||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2009–2011||V||Anna||Main role (23 episodes)|
|2011||The Mentalist||Erica Flynn||Episode: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"|
|2011||Look Again||Allison||TV movie|
|2011||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Cheetah (voice)||Episode: "Triumvirate of Terror"|
|2011–present||Homeland||Jessica Brody||Main role (24 episodes)|
|2012||The Mentalist||Erica Flynn||Episode: "War of the Roses"|
|2012–2013||The Good Wife||Isobel Swift||Episodes: "Long Way Home" and "The Wheels of Justice" (#419)|
Awards and nominations 
|2001||Wine County Film Festival||Best Actress||Way Off Broadway||Won|
|2010||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||V||Nominated|
|2011||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||V||Nominated|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Homeland||Nominated|
- Morena Baccarin | Movies and Biography - Yahoo! Movies
- Interview with Morena Baccarin. Programa do Jô. Globo TV. April 30, 2010.
- Ricco, Flávio. Bastidores da TV. UOL Televisão. April 11, 2010.
- "Morena Baccarin Leaving ‘V’ & Her Short Haircut Behind For ‘Homeland’". Access Hollywood. August 4, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 154.
- "Alumni News". Juilliard School. September 2007.
- "'Firefly' Alum Morena Baccarin on the Show's 10th Anniversary, Comic-Con and Diversity". July 15, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
- Mitovich, Matt (March 9, 2009). "Pilot News: V Catches Firefly Star, and More ABC Castings". TV Guide. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
- "Morena Baccarin V Interview". Tv.sky.com. April 22, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
- Andreeva, Nellie (May 31, 2011). "'V' Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series 'Homeland' As Regular". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
- Fretts, Bruce. "Cheers & Jeers". TV Guide. October 17, 2011. page 68
- "Morena Baccarin on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". December 13, 2011.
- "Morena Baccarin Expecting First Child". May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
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