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Morena Baccarin Introduction
Morena Baccarin (born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian actress of Italian origins, best known for her role as Inara Serra in the short-lived sci-fi television series Firefly and the follow-up movie Serenity. As of fall 2009, she plays the lead alien, Anna, in the remake of the V television series. Morena was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her mother is Brazilian stage and TV actress Vera Setta, while her father is a television news coordinator.
Morena Baccarin Early Life
When she was 10, Baccarin moved with her family to Greenwich Village, New York, in the United States. She later attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the high school featured in the movie Fame) before she entered the theater program at Juilliard. Wes Bentley was a classmate there.
Morena Baccarin Acting
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. Firefly was Baccarin's first television show, and she reprised her role 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 two episodes of the television series The O.C. in 2006.
In April 2006, it was announced 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). She appeared on the November 6, 2006, broadcast of How I Met Your Mother; Barney, whom she mistakenly calls "Swarley" (portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris), commented that her character had "crazy eyes." On December 22, 2006, she appeared in a supporting role as Lisa Cruz on "Justice," the FOX network television show. On February 16, 2007, she appeared in an episode of Las Vegas as Sara Samari. She was also in the movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth, reprising her role as Adria. Morena also was in the movie ``The Boy in the Box`` (2008).
In May 2009 Baccarin made her off-Broadway debut as a news reporter turned reality show host in Theresa Rebeck's media satire Our House at Playwrights Horizons in NYC.
Recently, Morena starred on the ABC sci fi drama "V" as Anna, leader of the the alien visitors. She can currently be seen on the Showtime drama "Homeland."
Morena Baccarin on the Web
'Homeland': Morena Baccarin Talks Jessica Brody In Season 2 Season 2 of "Homeland" is right around the corner, and Morena Baccarin -- who plays Nicholas Brody's (Damian Lewis) wife Jessica -- promises there will be less tears this time around.
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