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Morena Baccarin          

Actress Known for "Gotham", "Firefly" & "Homeland"

Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian American actress. She is best known for portraying Inara Serra in the series "Firefly" and the follow-up film "Serenity," Adria in the series "Stargate SG-1" and the follow-up film "Stargate: The Ark of Truth," Anna in the 2009 version of the series "V" and Jessica Brody in the Showtime series "Homeland" (for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013).

Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro. Her mother is actress Vera Setta, and her father is journalist Fernando Baccarin. When she was 7 years old, she moved with her family to Greenwich Village, New York, as her father was transferred to work as an editor at Globo TV's headquarters. Baccarin attended Public School 41 and New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where she and her future Homeland co-star 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 the Juilliard School, where she was in the Drama Division's Group 29 (1996–2000).

Baccarin landed her first film role in the improvised fashion world comedy "Perfume." This was followed by a lead role in the film festival hit "Way Off Broadway."

She served as Natalie Portman's understudy 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."

Baccarin joined the cast of the Showtime television drama "Homeland," for which she won acclaim for her performance as the conflicted wife of a former prisoner of war. On July 18, 2013, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2013 Primetime Emmy awards for her performance.

She starred in her latest movie, "Deadpool" (2016) with Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller. In 2019, she played a psychologist on the Brazilian TV series Sessão de Terapia (Therapy Session), her first production role in her homeland. In 2020, Baccarin co-starred alongside Gerard Butler in the apocalyptic thriller Greenland.

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Showtime's Homeland has downgraded two of the Brodys. Morena Baccarin ( Jessica) and Morgan Saylor (Dana) will not return to the Emmy-winning drama as  ...

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