Morena Baccarin Wiki Biography

Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 2 June 1979, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding Brazilian nationality – she is popular for her career of an actress, especially for her roles in the “Firefly” TV series, and the “Serenity” TV movie.

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Early life and education

Morena spent part of her childhood in Rio de Janeiro alongside her parents Vera Setta, a popular actress, and Fernando Baccarin who works as a journalist – the family moved to Greenwich Village in New York when Morena was seven, as her father found a new job there. After finishing Public School 41, she enrolled at the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, and after matriculation decided to continue her education, and went on to graduate from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

After she decided that she’d had enough of studying, Morena followed her mother’s footsteps, and completely focused on her career of an actress.

Career of an actress

Morena’s career began with a role in the “Perfume” romantic comedy shot in 2001. Her first appearance in a TV series was when she played Inara Serra in “Firefly” in 2002, which made Morena somewhat popular, and opened the doors to numerous other movies and TV series.

She began doing voice-over roles, lending her voice to Black Canary in the “Justice League Unlimited” animated TV series. She went on to appear in “The O.C.” TV series in 2006, and “Stargate SG-a” in 2007.

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In the summer of 2009, Morena started appearing in off-Broadway shows such as the “Our House” TV satire. Her role of Anna in the “V” series saw her recognized in the film industry, and she was part of the cast from 2009 to the end of 2011 – after she was done with the show, she won a role in the “Homeland” TV drama, which gained her numerous positive critiques, and won her a nomination for an outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.

One of Morena’s latest roles was in the popular “Deadpool” movie in which she acted alongside Ryan Reynolds – she also appeared in the movie’s sequel “Deadpool 2”.

Personal life and husband

Morena is somewhat secretive when it comes to her love life, as she hasn’t shared many details regarding her ex-husband and their life together, but as she is a popular actress, some things are still known.

Morena met her now former husband Austin Chick in 2010, when her career of an actress was still steadily progressing. Austin is an American director and a film producer, and helped Morena with her career – after dating for nearly two years, they exchanged their wedding vows in November 2011. Morena gave birth to their son Julius on 22 October 2013, however, things were not looking great for them, as Austin filed for divorce in the summer of 2015 with the main reason being irreparable differences – their divorce was made official on 18 March 2016.

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While she was still working on her divorce, Morena announced that she was going to marry Ben McKenzie as soon as she is free, and that she was carrying his child. She gave birth to their daughter in March 2016, their engagement was made official in November 2016, and they exchanged their wedding vows on 2 June 2017. There are no controversies surrounding their marriage, and they seem to be living a happy life together.

Hobbies and interests

Morena is not only focused on her acting career, but is involved in numerous other activities.

Morena is part of the International Rescue Committee, and is dedicated to helping the refuges in her state as well as those all around the US – she has shared her opinion on refugee issues in an article published by “Newsweek” magazine. She has also had an opportunity to interview refugees who were moving from Venezuela to Colombia.

Morena is very sporting, and has participated in numerous sports throughout the years, while she is currently mostly focused on playing tennis with her friends. She enjoys being in nature, and spends most of her free time travelling around the country with her friends – she sees travelling as her main hobby, and a great passion.

Awards and nominations

While Morena has been nominated for numerous awards during her career, she has only managed to win one – the Best Actress award at the Wine Country Film Festival in 2001.

Appearance and net worth

Morena is currently 40 years old. She has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).

According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million, and is steadily rising thanks to her career of an actress.

Social media presence

Morena is quite active on several popular social media networks, as it is very important for her acting career to maintain a good image on the internet.

She launched her Twitter account in January 2011, and has gathered nearly 410,000 followers and tweeted almost 3,000 times. She is a lot more popular on her Instagram account, which currently counts more than 2.2 million followers, while she’s uploaded over 650 pictures onto it – Morena is running a Facebook page as well, which currently counts almost 75,000 fans.


Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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