Who is Morena Baccarin?

Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian- American actress. She is popularly known for portraying as Inara Serra in the science-fictional series “Firefly” and the follow-up film “Serenity.” Furthermore, she gained international fame as Vanessa in the superhero in the superhero comedy film “Deadpool” and its sequel “Deadpool 2”. Likewise, her role as Jessica Brody in the Showtime series “Homeland” made her gain a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and as Leslie Thompkins in the Fox series “Gotham.”

Quick Info
Celebrated NameMorena Baccarin
Birth DateJune 2, 1979
Birth PlaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Star SignGemini
ParentsFather: Fernando Baccarin
Mother: Vera Setta
HusbandAustin Chick (divorced)
Bem McKenzie
Net Worth$8 million
EthnicityBrazilian and Italian
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m)
Weight57 kg (125.6 lbs)
Body Measurements34-24-37 inches
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorBlack

Morena Baccarin


Morena was born on June 2, 1979, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Presently, the actress is 41 years old. She is a daughter to father, Fernando Baccarin, who is a journalist and mother, Vera Setta, who is an actress. Baccarin is of Italian descent. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Besides, Morena speaks Brazilian Portuguese fluently. She ranked #57 in 2014 on the list of Maxim’s “Hot 100”.

Nationality and Physical Statistics 

Baccarin is American, Brazilian, by nationality with the white race. She belongs to Brazilian and Italian ethnicity. She follows the Roman Catholic religion.

Besides that, Baccarin stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m) and weighing about 57 kg (125.6 lbs) with the body measurement of 34-24-37 inches.  Additionally, her hair color is black, and her eye color is light brown.

Early Life of Morena Baccarin

Baccarin moved to Greenwich Village, New York, with her family at the age of seven, as her father was transferred to work as an editor at Globo T.V.’s headquarters. Baccarin studied in Public School 41 and also in City Lab School for Collaborative Studies. Her co-star from “Homeland” Claire Danes was her classmate there. She later attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She then entered the theatre program at the Juilliard School, where she was in the Drama Division’s Group 29 (1996-2000).


Baccarin started her career with the film role in the improvised fashion world comedy “Perfume” in 2001. She eventually played a lead role in “Way Off Broadway” in the same year and also served as Natalie Portman’s understudy in the Central Park production “The Seagull.” In 2002, she portrayed as Inara Serra in the sci-fi drama “Firefly,” which was her first television series. Baccarin reprised her role in “Serenity” in 2005. Subsequently, in the same year, she voiced for Black Canary in multiple episodes of animated series “Justice League Unlimited.”

Morena guest-starred in three episodes of the television series “The O.C.” in 2006. Eventually, she also appeared in the unaired pilot episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” In the same year, it was announced that she will appear as the adult version of recurring villain Adria in the tenth season of “Stargate SG-1” and also appeared in season 10 episode “Counterstrike.” Apparently, in the same year, she reprised her role in the movie “Stargate: The Ark of Truth.”

Morena Baccarin

More about Career

Baccarin made her Off-Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck’s television satire Our House at “Playwrights Horizons” in New York City in 2009. Apparently, in the same year, she starred the lead role as Anna in ABC’s series “V.” In 2011, she joined the cast of the Showtime television drama “Homeland.” Morena appeared in the 2015 action-comedy film “Spy” as agent Karen Walker.

In 2016, Baccarin appeared in the hit movie “Deadpool” as Vanessa Carlysle and also reprised her role in the sequel “Deadpool 2” in 2018. She starred in the film alongside Ryan Reynolds, Tim Miller, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand. Meanwhile, Morena began a leading role as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the Fox show “Gotham,” where she portrayed the character in all five seasons of the show in 2015. In 2019, she played a psychologist on the Brazilian T.V. series “Sessao de Terapia” (Therapy Session), which is her first role in a production in her homeland.

Baccarin is also associated with social engagement on behalf of refugees with the International Rescue Committee. She, along with other artists, lawyers, advocates, and refugees, took part in the Flores Exhibits project. Baccarin had read a protocol of a statement by a migrant.

Personal Life of Morena Baccarin

Baccarin got married to an American film producer and director, Austin Chick, in November 2011. She gave birth to their son in October 2013. However, in July 2015, Chick filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences that became official on March 18, 2016.

After her divorce, she hooked up with her “Gotham” co-star Bem McKenzie. Also, she announced she is expecting their first child. Baccarin gave birth to their daughter in March 2016. The couple announced their engagement in November 2016. Baccarin and McKenzie married on June 2, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York, on Baccarin’s 38th birthday.

Morena Baccarin

Awards and nomination

Baccarin being associated in the film industry for a long time, contributing to a lot of movies, made her nominated in several awards. She became nominated in Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television, Scream Awards for Breakout Performance, and NewNowNext Awards for Brink of Fame in 2010 and 2011 respectively from “V.”

Furthermore, in 2013 from “Homeland,” she became a nominee in Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Likewise, Baccarin in 2016 became nominated in MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and Best Kiss and in Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Action from “Deadpool.”


Morena has an active Instagram account as @morenabaccarin with 2.5 million followers and a twitter account as @missmorena with 415.5k followers. She also owns a Facebook account as @morenabaccarin with 99,142 likes and 114,678 followers.

Net Worth

Baccarin is living a luxurious life with her family. She is a famous actress who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Wilson currently has about $8 million approximately.