- Morena Baccarin
Baccarin at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born June 2, 1979
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Actress Years active 2001–present
Morena Baccarin (born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian-born American actress most widely known for roles in several American science fiction television shows: as Inara Serra in the series Firefly; as Adria in the series Stargate SG-1; and as Anna in the 2009 version of the series V. She currently co-stars in the Showtime series Homeland.
Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her mother is Brazilian stage and TV actress Vera Setta, and her father is Italian journalist Fernando Baccarin. When she was 7, Baccarin 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 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 Juilliard.
Baccarin landed her first movie 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). Shortly before moving to Los Angeles, 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. Morena also acted in an unaired pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing Carmen, a male-to-female transsexual. The scene is available on the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD release of the show.
It was announced in April of 2006 that Morena 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). Morena reprised her role as Adria in the movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth.
When asked in a 2006 interview "if she's up for the role of Wonder Woman" in the live action film adaptation of the classic comic book that Firefly creator Joss Whedon was involved with at the time, Baccarin replied: "I'm not going to say no to a superhero but it's not up to me."
In May 2009, Baccarin made her off-Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck's television satire Our House at Playwrights Horizons in New York City where she played a news reporter whose affair with a television executive lands her a job as the host of a hit reality show.
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 of which Baccarin herself was a fan. 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. However, the fan letter-writing campaign "Project Alice" are reported to be writing to Warner Bros. with a view to getting the show renewed on a different network.
Film Year Title Role Notes 2001 Perfume Monica 2001 Way Off Broadway Rebecca 2002 Roger Dodger Girl in Bar 2005 Serenity Inara Serra 2008 Death in Love Beautiful Woman 2009 Stolen Rose Montgomery Television Year Title Role Notes 2002-2003 Firefly Inara Serra 14 episodes 2003-2004 Still Life Maggie Jones 6 episodes 2005 Justice League Black Canary (voice) Episode: "The Cat and the Canary"
Episode: "Double Date"
2006 Justice League Black Canary (voice) Episode: "Grudge Match" 2006 The O.C. Maya Griffin Episode: "The Cliffhanger"
Episode: "The Heavy Lifting"
Episode: "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 5 episodes 2007 Las Vegas Sara Samari Episode: "The Burning Bedouin" 2007 Sands of Oblivion Alice TV movie 2007 Heartland Nurse Jessica Kivala 9 episodes 2008 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Cheetah (voice) Episode: "Triumvirate of Terror" 2008 Stargate: The Ark of Truth Adria Video 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 22 episodes 2011 The Mentalist Erica Flynn Episode: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" 2011 Homeland Jessica Brody Main Role
Awards and nominations
Year Association Category Result 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
- The Doomed Planet
- ^ O GLOBO. Revista da TV. "Morena Baccarin, a Anna de 'V', sonha em trabalhar na TV e no cinema brasileiros" (Portuguese). April 27, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
- ^ "'V' star Morena Baccarin joins the ranks of the hottest stars in the sci-fi universe". Daily News (New York). April 6, 2010. http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/hottest_stars_in_scifi_universe/hottest_stars_in_scifi_universe.html.
- ^ a b Interview with Morena Baccarin. Programa do Jô. Globo TV. 30 April 2010.
- ^ Ricco, Flávio. Bastidores da TV. UOL Televisão. April 11, 2010.
- ^ Murray, Rebecca. "Morena Baccarin on 'Serenity', Joss Whedon, and 'Wonder Woman'". movies.about.com. http://movies.about.com/od/serenity/a/serenmb092605.htm. Retrieved August 1, 2006.
- ^ Mitovich, Matt (March 9, 2009). "Pilot News: V Catches Firefly Star, and More ABC Castings". TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Pilot-Baccarin-Blanchard-1003805.aspx. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
- ^ "Morena Baccarin V Interview". Tv.sky.com. April 22, 2010. http://tv.sky.com/v-interview-morena-baccarin. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
- ^ V Showrunner Scott Rosenbaum talks PROJECT ALICE and saving the show.
- ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 31, 2011). "'V' Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series 'Homeland' As Regular". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/v-star-morena-baccarin-joins-showtime-drama-series-homeland-as-regular/. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
- ^ Fretts, Bruce. "Cheers & Jeers". TV Guide. October 17, 2011. page 68
- ^ Monica Rizzo (November 17, 2009). "Five Things You Didn't Know About Morena Baccarin". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20318626,00.html.
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