Baccarin at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2016
Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin
June 2, 1979
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
(m. 2011;div. 2016)
Morena Baccarin ( /
Firefly is an American space Western drama television series which ran from 2002–2003, created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as "nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things".
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Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, the daughter of actress Vera Setta and Fernando Baccarin, a journalist.She is of Italian descent. Her name, "Morena", means "brown skin" in several languages, including Portuguese and Italian. When she was seven, she moved with her family to Greenwich Village, New York, as her father was transferred to work as an editor at Globo TV's headquarters. Baccarin attended Public School 41 and New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where she and her future Homeland co-star 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).
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Baccarin landed her first film role in the improvised fashion-world comedy Perfume (2001). This was followed by a lead role in Way Off Broadway (2001).
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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 a transgender woman Carmen.It was announced in April 2006 that Baccarin would be playing the adult version of recurring villain Adria 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 in the movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth .
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In May 2009, Baccarin made her Off-Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck's television satire Our House at Playwrights Horizons in New York City.She 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 received praise for her role 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 at the 2013 Primetime Emmy awards for her performance.
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Baccarin appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy in the 2015 action-comedy Spy as agent Karen Walker. In 2016, Baccarin appeared alongside Ryan Reynolds in the hit movie Deadpool as Vanessa Carlysle.She reprised her role in the 2018 sequel Deadpool 2 .
In 2015, Baccarin began a leading role as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the hit Fox show Gotham .
Baccarin married American film producer and director Austin Chick in November 2011.Their son was born in October 2013. Chick filed for divorce in July 2015, citing irreconcilable differences. On March 18, 2016, Baccarin and Chick's divorce became official.
In September 2015, Baccarin said that after her divorce was finalized, she planned to marry her Gotham co-star, Ben McKenzie, adding that she was pregnant with their child. Baccarin and McKenzie also both had roles on The O.C.The couple have a daughter, born in March 2016. Baccarin and McKenzie announced their engagement in November 2016. They were married in Brooklyn, New York, on June 2, 2017.
|Way Off Broadway||Rebecca|
|2002||Roger Dodger||Girl in Bar|
|2005||Serenity||Inara Serra||Reprised from Firefly|
|2008||Death in Love||Beautiful Woman|
|Stargate: The Ark of Truth||Adria|
|2014||Back in the Day||Lori|
|Son of Batman||Talia al Ghul||Voice role|
|2016||Batman: Bad Blood||Talia al Ghul||Voice role|
|2002–2003||Firefly||Inara Serra||Main role|
|2005||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Carmen||Episode: "It's Always Sunny on TV" (unaired pilot)|
|2005–2006||Justice League Unlimited||Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary (voice)||3 episodes|
|2006||The O.C.||Maya Griffin||3 episodes|
|How I Met Your Mother||Chloe||Episode: "Swarley"|
|Justice||Lisa Cruz||Episode: "Christmas Party"|
|2006–2007||Stargate SG-1||Adria||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2007||Las Vegas||Sara Samari||Episode: "The Burning Bedouin"|
|Heartland||Nurse Jessica Kivala||Main role|
|Sands of Oblivion||Alice Carter||Television film|
|2008||Dirt||Claire Leland||Episode: "And the Winner Is"|
|Numb3rs||Lynn Potter||Episode: "Blowback"|
|2009||Medium||Brooke Hoyt||Episode: "All in the Family"|
|2010||The Deep End||Beth Bancroft||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2011||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Cheetah (voice)||Episode: "Triumvirate of Terror!"|
|Look Again||Allison||Television film|
|2011–2014||The Mentalist||Erica Flynn||3 episodes|
|2011–2013||Homeland||Jessica Brody||Main role (seasons 1–3)|
|2012–2013||The Good Wife||Isobel Swift||Episodes: "Long Way Home", "The Wheels of Justice"|
|2014||Warriors||Tory||Unsold TV pilot|
|2014–2019||The Flash||Gideon||Recurring voice role, 15 episodes|
|2014||The Red Tent||Rachel||Television miniseries|
|2015–present||Gotham||Leslie Thompkins||Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2–5)|
|2019||A Series of Unfortunate Events||Beatrice Baudelaire||Episodes: "Penultimate Peril: Part 2", "The End"|
|2017||Destiny 2||Sagira||Curse of Osiris DLC|
|2001||Wine Country Film Festival||Best Actress||Way Off Broadway||Won||[ citation needed ]|
|2010||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||V||Nominated|
|Scream Awards||Breakout Performance - Female||V||Nominated|
|NewNowNext Awards||Brink of Fame: Actor||V||Nominated|
|2011||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||V||Nominated|
|2013||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Homeland||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Homeland||Nominated|
|2016||MTV Movie Awards||Best Female Performance||Deadpool||Nominated|
|Best Kiss (with Ryan Reynolds)||Deadpool||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Action||Deadpool||Nominated|
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Copycat is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been depicted as a former member of X-Force.
Dr. Jennifer Keller is a fictional character from the Canadian-American military science fiction series Stargate Atlantis, a spin-off series to Stargate SG-1. She is played by Canadian actress Jewel Staite, who previously played the Wraith Ellia in season two episode "Instinct". She was created by the producers, who wanted someone to fill in for Carson Beckett after Paul McGillion's departure from regular status in the series. Keller had a recurring role in the fourth season, and was later promoted to a regular in Season 5.
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[Morena and Ben McKenzie] got married on June 2, which also happens to be the Deadpool star’s birthday. 'I just got hitched,' the actor revealed, showing off his wedding ring. 'We wanted to get married at the Botanic Gardens in Brooklyn.... When we wanted to book it, which was over a year in advance in our defense, the only date available was my wife’s birthday.'
Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Note: Source gives date of birth January 2, 1979.
Aos 7 anos, Morena saiu do Rio de Janeiro rumo a Nova York com os irmãos, a mãe, a atriz Vera Setta, e o pai, o jornalista Fernando Baccarin, que havia sido transferido para lá. / At age 7, Morena left Rio de Janeiro for New York with her brothers, mother, actress Vera Setta, and her father, the journalist Fernando Baccarin, who had been transferred there.
Baccarin was born in Brazil to Italian parents.
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