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Morena Baccarin Biography
- Although she was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Baccarin moved to New York at the age of 10 when her father, the Italian journalist Fernando Baccarin, was transferred there. She attended the LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts and then the Juilliard School. Staying in New York she, worked in the theater - notably in the Central Park production of Anton Chekhov s "The Seagull" where she was also Natalie Portman s understudy - and appeared in several movies. After making Roger Dodger (2002) she moved to Los Angeles where she came to the attention of Joss Whedon who cast her in his short-lived cult sci-fi show "Firefly" (2002). Since then she has rarely been off our TV screens.
Morena Baccarin Filmography
- (2013) Old Days as Lori
- (2013) The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself
- (2013) The Nerdist as Herself
- (2012) 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys as Herself - Presenter
- (2012) Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite as Herself
- (2011) Homeland as Jessica Brody
- (2011) Look Again as Allison
- (2010) Conan as Herself
- (2010) Project: Comic-Con as Herself - Interviewee
- (2010) The Deep End as Beth Bancroft
- (2009) 2009 American Music Awards as Herself - Presenter
- (2009) Stolen Lives as Rose Montgomery
- (2009) The Good Wife as Isobel Swift
- (2009) V as Anna
- (2009) V as Anna (archive footage) (uncredited)
- (2008) Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Cheetah (voice)
- (2008) Death in Love as Beautiful Woman
- (2008) Stargate: The Ark of Truth as Adria
- (2008) T Takes: Morena Baccarin as The Guest in Room 111
- (2008) T Takes: Room 111 as The Guest in Room 111
- (2008) The Bonnie Hunt Show as Herself
- (2008) The Mentalist as Erica Flynn
- (2007) Dirt as Claire Leland
- (2007) Heartland as Nurse Jessica Kivala
- (2007) Sands of Oblivion as Alice Carter
- (2007) Up Close with Carrie Keagan as Himself
- (2006) A Filmmaker's Journey as Herself
- (2006) Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' as Herself
- (2006) Justice as Lisa Cruz
- (2005) Attack of the Show! as Herself
- (2005) How I Met Your Mother as Chloe
- (2005) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Carmen
- (2005) Kitchen Confidential as Gia
- (2005) Medium as Brooke Hoyt
- (2005) Numb3rs as Lynn Potter
- (2005) Re-Lighting the Firefly as Herself
- (2005) Sci Fi Inside: 'Serenity' as Herself
- (2005) Serenity as Inara
- (2005) The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as Herself - Guest
- (2003) Here's How It Was: The Making of 'Firefly' as Herself
- (2003) Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Herself
- (2003) Las Vegas as Sara Samari
- (2003) Serenity: The 10th Character as Herself
- (2003) Still Life as Maggie Jones
- (2003) The O.C. as Maya Griffin
- (2002) Firefly as Inara Serra
- (2002) Last Call with Carson Daly as Herself
- (2002) Roger Dodger as Girl in Bar
- (2001) Justice League as Black Canary/Dinah Lance (voice)
- (2001) Justice League as Black Canary/Dinah Lance/Edgar Mandragora (voice)
- (2001) Perfume as Monica (as Morena Baccarin)
- (2001) Way Off Broadway as Rebecca
- (2000) Programa do Jô as Herself
- (1997) Stargate SG-1 as Adria
- (1997) The View as Herself
- (1996) The O'Reilly Factor as Herself (segment "Watters' World")
- (1981) Entertainment Tonight as Herself
- (1971) Film '72 as Herself
Morena Baccarin Trivia and Facts
- Daughter of Vera Setta.
- She attended PS 41 and the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where she and Claire Danes were classmates. She later attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where after graduating, she entered the theater program at the Julliard School for the Performing Arts. While at Julliard, she was one of the subjects of the PBS series American Masters which focused on the school and the students.
- Raised in New York City
- One of four actors from "Firefly" (2002) who voiced superheroes on "Justice League" (2001). She voiced "Black Canary" while Adam Baldwin voiced "Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern", Nathan Fillion voiced "The Vigilante" and Gina Torres voiced "Vixen".
- Was Maid of Honor at her Firefly/Serenity co-star Jewel Staite s wedding in Maui in 2003.
- Her mother, Vera Setta , played a character named "Morena" in the movie O Vampiro de Copacabana (1976) in 1976, three years before her daughter "Morena" was born.
- Niece of Ivan Setta.
- Daughter of journalist Fernando Baccarin.
- Speaks Brazilian Portuguese.
- Her actress mother was first to introduce the theatrical show "Os Monólogos da Vagina" (The Vagina Monologues) to Brazil.
- Her first name - Morena - means "brunette" in her native Portuguese.
- She appeared in a pilot video for the show that became "Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2005) with the 3 show-runners and leading cast members when they were all young, struggling actors in Los Angeles. Her scene consisted of her playing a very attractive, pre-operation transexual who is propositioned by Rob McElhenney s character. That plot and character, as played by Brittany Daniel , was later re-used in the FX series.
- (May 14, 2013) Expecting her 1st child with her husband Austin Chick.
Morena Baccarin Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2011, Iss. 66, pg. 48-51, "Satellite Dishes: V: The New Series - Morena Baccarin"
Morena Baccarin Other Works
- TV commercial for Secret Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant.
- Extra on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001) .
- Acted in an unaired pilot episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2005) , playing "Carmen", a male-to-female transsexual. The episode was never aired on television, as it was used simply to pitch the show to FX executives. The scene is available on the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD release of the show.