Morena Baccarin

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Morena Baccarin at Comic-Con (2015)

Morena Baccarin (born June 2, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro ) is a Brazilian actress . She gained fame primarily through her roles as Inara Serra in the television series Firefly - Der Aufbruch der Serenity and the accompanying film Serenity - Escape into New Worlds , as Adria ("Orici") in Stargate - Kommando SG-1 and as Jessica Brody in Homeland .

life and career


Morena Baccarin is the daughter of the Brazilian theater and television actress Vera Setta and the Brazilian TV news editor Fernando Baccarin. At the age of ten years Baccarin moved with her family in the New York district of Greenwich Village . There she enrolled at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and was accepted into the theater program of the Juilliard School together with Wes Bentley , where she had various appearances.

Film and television career

She had her first film appearance in 2001 in the comedy Perfume , followed by a leading role in Way off Broadway (2001), for which she was awarded Best Actress at the Wine Country Film Festival . Shortly before moving to Los Angeles , she took on the understudy for the role played by Natalie Portman as Nina Michailowna Sarjetschnaja in the theater production The Seagull ( The Seagull , Delacorte Theater) and a supporting role in the independent film Sex for Beginners .

She got her first TV series role in 2003 as Inara Serra in the TV series Firefly - Der Aufbruch der Serenity, produced by Joss Whedon . In this role she was in front of the camera again in 2005 for the film Serenity - Escape into new worlds . In February 2005, she took over the dubbing for the character Black Canary in the animated series The Justice League . In 2006 she had a few guest appearances on the third season of the series OC, California .

In 2006, Baccarin took on the role of the adult Adria , a religious leader with supernatural abilities, in the tenth season of the television series Stargate - Kommando SG-1 , and thus embodied an "evil" character for the first time. She played the same role in the following feature film, Stargate: The Ark of Truth - The Source of Truth . From 2009 to 2011 she played the leader of the aliens in series V - The Visitors , the new edition of V - The Extra Terrestrial Visitors Are Coming . Shortly thereafter, from autumn 2011, the lead role of Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland followed , which she embodied until she left after the third season.

social commitment

Baccarin works for refugees. She works with the International Rescue Committee . In January 2019 she wrote an article in Newsweek magazine to draw attention to the precarious situation of the people in Venezuela . She also warned of a possible sharp increase in the number of refugees in connection with the political situation in Venezuela.

In 2019 she took part in the Flores Exhibits project with other artists, lawyers and refugees . Protocols of statements from interviewed Central and South American migrants were read out.

Private life

Baccarin gave birth to a son in October 2013. Father is her then husband Austin Chick , to whom she was married since 2011. Chick filed for divorce in mid-2015 on the grounds that there were “irreconcilable differences”. Since summer 2015 she has been in a relationship with her fellow actor Benjamin McKenzie , at whose side she also stood in front of the camera for the TV series Gotham . At the beginning of March 2016, the two parents had a daughter. The wedding of the two took place on June 2, 2017 in Brooklyn .

Filmography (selection)


  • 2010 : Nomination for the Saturn Award as best TV supporting actress for V - The Visitors
  • 2011 : Nomination for the Saturn Award as best TV supporting actress for V - The Visitors
  • 2013 : Nomination along with the rest of the cast for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Acting Company - Drama for Homeland
  • 2013: Nomination for the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series for Homeland

Web links

Commons : Morena Baccarin  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Bernd Michael Krannich: Homeland demotes two main actors . In: . December 14, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  2. Morena Baccarin: [ IRC Voices - Morena Baccarin] . In: . Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Morena Baccarin: The Venezuela crisis could produce more refugees than Syria. Here is how the US can prepare - opinion . In: . January 24, 2019. Accessed June 22, 2019.
  4. THE FLORES EXHIBITS . In: . September 19, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  5. Bernd Michael Krannich: Homeland: Morena Baccarin became a mother . In: . October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  6. Homeland Actress Morena Baccarin's Husband Files for Divorce . In: People Magazine . July 7, 2015. Accessed July 6, 2015.
  7. Lenka Hladikova: Gotham: Benjamin McKenzie and Morena Baccarin become parents . In: . September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  8. Lenka Hladikova: Gotham: Benjamin McKenzie and Morena Baccarin are parents . In: . March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  9. Julie Jordan: Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie Are Married! . In: . June 7, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.