Baccarin in 2005
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 who has played 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, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013.
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. 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 an 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. In May 2009, Baccarin made her off-Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck's television satire Our House at Playwrights Horizons in New York City.
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. That same month, Baccarin joined the cast of the Showtime television drama Homeland, for which she won acclaim for her performance as the conflicted wife of a former prisoner of war. On July 18, 2013, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2013 Primetime Emmy awards for Homeland.
Baccarin married director Austin Chick over Thanksgiving in 2011. On May 14, 2013, a representative confirmed that Baccarin was pregnant with the couple's first child. Baccarin gave birth to a boy on October 22, 2013.
|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|
|2014||Back In The Day||Lori||Post-Production|
|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||O.C., TheThe 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||Deep End, TheThe Deep End||Beth Bancroft||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2009–2011||V||Anna||Main role (23 episodes)|
|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)|
|2011-2012||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Erica Flynn||Episodes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "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|
|2013||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Homeland||Nominated|
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- Mitovich, Matt (March 9, 2009). "Pilot News: V Catches Firefly Star, and More ABC Castings". TV Guide. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
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- 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" (Video). Youtube.com. December 13, 2011.
- "Morena Baccarin Expecting First Child". People.com. May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- "Morena Baccarin Welcomes Son Julius". People.com. 2013-10-24. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
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