Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin


Rio De Janero, Brazil

Birth Name



Also Known As

Monrena Baccarin
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Morena Baccarin was born in Rio De Janero, Brazil in 1979, but was raised in New York City. She was exposed to the world of acting at a very young age through her mother, Vera Setta, a well-known Brazilian actress who worked on both stage and television.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Her birth name is Monrena Baccarin, she has dropped the n in her first name for her stage name

    • Morena said that Fan Expo '06 in Toronto that she was a big fan of Grey's Anatomy.

    • Morena confirmed in an interview with (6/16/05) that she is signed on for three Serenity movies, but said that she did not know whether or not the other two would be made.

    • Morena currently lives in both New York and Los Angeles, splitting her time between the cities depending on whether she is working on stage or screen.

    • The role of Inara on Firefly was originally given to Rebecca Gayheart. Morena had been asked to audition on the first call but had declined because she was in New York at the time. When she returned to Los Angeles her agent called to tell her the role was open again and she auditioned that same afternoon.

    • Morena's favorite costume from her Firefly wardrobe was her dress from the episode Shindig (1x06) because it was the Costume Designer's wedding dress.

    • Morena's film Way Off Broadway, her first lead role, won the "Audience Choice Award" for "Best Feature" at the Stony Brook Film Festival in 2001.

    • In 2002, Morena won the "Best Actress" award at the Wine Country Film Festival for her role in the film Way Off Broadway.

    • Morena is 5' 7 3/4" (1.71 m) tall.

    • Morena attended the world-famous Julliard School of the Performing Arts.

    • Morena attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. This was the High School that was featured in the movie Fame and the TV series of the same name.

    • Morena was rumored to be on the short list of actresses who were being considered for the film version of Wonder Woman which was to be written and directed by Joss Whedon. The project was eventually shelved, however, and the casting decisions, if any, were never made public.

    • Morena's ancestry is Italo-Brazilian.

    • Morena was born in Rio De Janero, Brazil, but was raised in New York City.

    • Morena's mother is the well-known Brazilian TV and stage actress Vera Setta.

  • Quotes

    • Morena Baccarin: (discussing work on an intense drama like Homeland compared to working on a show like Firefly) Well I have to say, after I'm done crying all day on Homeland I'm like - Firefly was fun.. I got to be a space whore!
      Morena Baccarin: (discussing Firefly after more than 10 years) It's crazy. It's one of those shows that just doesn't go away. In a great way. Really. I mean it was the first TV show I ever did. And it's still the thing when I'm walking down the street that people stop and say "You're good in Homeland but Firefly! I love that show!"

    • Morena Baccarin: (discussing her audition for the role of Inara) ...When I went to audition and Joss [Whedon] walked in and we started talking, I just thought, "Wow! This is amazing. This experience is going to be incredible." And that's just how it worked, everything seemed so easy and it just flowed. Believe me when I tell you it's not easy. It's not easy auditioning day after day after day, but when something falls into place like that it's just incredible.

    • Morena Baccarin: (Discussing fans of her show Firefly) It's not just that crazy fan adulation. It's an actual common ground, it's respectful. It's a two-way street. They have an intelligence an understanding of the show that goes beyond what just being a fan is.

  • Brilliant actress with stunningly gorgeous looks. It doesn't get any better than that!

    First off, the television series and movie were excellent and I enjoyed every scene and character interaction during its relatively short run. Having said that, I found myself hoping that Morena would be in every scene while I was watching. When she was in the scene, she stole every moment with her brilliant characterization, interaction with other characters, and last, but definitely not least, how stunningly gorgeous she is. I don't want my acknowledgement of her beauty to make anyone reading this think that this is the only reason I enjoyed her acting. I thought the way she played off the other actors was incredible and it always left me wanting more of her on-screen interactions. If you've watched the show you know exactly what I mean. She has everything going for her and I can't wait to see her in more roles in the future!moreless
  • Blazing hot!

    This girl has got to be one of the most beautiful and hottest women I have ever seen. Shes so smooth in her acting of course her role on Firefly required this. I have heard that she was on Stargate as well but I only have only seen her on Firefly. She is a magnet draws you in. She plays a companion on Firefly and does a great job being a seducteress!!!!!moreless