Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin - Updated Mar 2023

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Morena Baccarin is a popular Brazilian-American actress and model. Morena Baccarin is widely known for her portrayal in the 2011 Emmy award-winning thriller series Homeland and the superhero film Deadpool (2016) and its sequel Deadpool 2 (2018).

Early Life

Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 2nd of June 1979. Her birth name is Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin. She is 43 years old under the zodiac sign Gemini. Morena holds American and Brazilian nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.

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Caption: Morena Baccarin with her family source: Republic World.

Regarding her family background, she is the daughter of Vera Setta (Father) and Fernando Baccarin (Mother).

Her mother Fernando is a Brazilian actress who works in theater and film, and her father Vera is a journalist by profession. When she was seven years old, her family moved to New York City’s Greenwich Village due to her father’s job relocation.


Speaking of her educational background, She received her primary education at Public School 41 and the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies. She later enrolled in the Fiorello H.

LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts. She joined the prestigious Juilliard School of Performing Arts after graduating from there, where she earned a BFA.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, In 2001, Morena Baccarin made her acting debut in the comedy film Perfume. She played the lead role in the drama Way Off Broadway in 2002.

Morena made her television debut with Joss Whedon’s critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure drama series Firefly in 2002. She also starred in another comedy-drama movie, Roger Dodger.

In the tenth season of the science fiction adventure television series Stargate SG-1 in 2006–2007, she played the adult version of the seductive but dangerous villain Adria. She took on the same role the following year in the direct-to-video sequel Stargate: The Ark of Truth.

Further, She has also appeared in the movies Death in Love (2008) and Stolen (2009), as well as the television film Sands of Oblivion (2007). She appeared in episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Justice, Kitchen Confidential, Las Vegas (2007), Dirt, Numb3rs, both of which aired in 2008, and Medium (2009).

Additionally, she voiced a few episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited (2005-2006) in addition to making guest appearances in the television series The O.C. (2006) and Heartland (2007). She also made her off-Broadway debut during this decade with Theresa Rebeck’s Our House (2009).

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Caption: Morena Baccarin in the superhero film Deadpool source: Comic Book Movie.

Her breakthrough performance came in the Emmy Award-winning drama series Homeland in 2011. She received favorable reviews for her portrayal of Jessica Brody, the conflicted ex-wife, POW, and was nominated for an Emmy in the supporting actress category that year. She landed a recurring part in the Fox action, crime drama series Gotham a few years later.

More about her career

She took on the role of Vanessa Carlysle in the popular superhero movie Deadpool in 2016, which led to another nomination for her at various award ceremonies. In the movie’s 2018 prequel, she played the same part once more.

The following year, she appeared in the documentaries Framing John DeLorean and Ode to Joy as well as the post-apocalyptic thriller Greenland (2020).

Among her television projects from this time period are the 2011 television film Look Again, the 2014 two-part miniseries The Red Tent, and a guest appearance on the drama series The Mentalist (2011–14).

She also appeared in a few episodes of the legal and political drama series The Good Wife (2012–2013) and the Netflix black comedy series A Series of Unfortunate Events, in addition to these (2019). She debuted on Brazilian television in 2019 in a guest role on Sesso de Terapia’s fourth season.

Morena Baccarin – Net Worth 2023

Morena Baccarin has earned a massive amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth by 2023 is around $8 million.


Moreover, Smart stock investments, significant real estate holdings, and a lucrative endorsement deal with CoverGirl cosmetics are also responsible for Morena’s wealth.

She also owns a number of restaurants (the “Fat Baccarin Burger” chain) in Brazil, a football team (the “Rio de Janeiro Angels”), and her own vodka brand (Pure Wonderbaccarin – Brazil).

Therefore, she’s attempting to break into the juniors market with a popular perfume (With Love from Morena) and clothing line (Morena Baccarin Seduction).

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Morena is currently married to a famous actor, author, and director Ben McKenzie. Previously she was married to Austin Chick, an American film producer, and director.

Together they had a son named Julius Chick who was born in 2013. However, in 2016 their relationship ended in divorce.

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Caption: Morena Baccarin with Ben McKenzie source: Us Weekly.

After that, Morena wedded actor, author, and director Ben McKenzie in 2016. Together they were blessed with a daughter named Frances Laiz (born in 2016) and a son named Arthur (born in 2021).

Body Measurements

Morena Baccarin is very beautiful and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m/171 cm) and weighs around 57 kg (126 lbs). She has a body dimension of 34-24-37 inches. In addition, Morena has black pair of lovely eyes and black hair color.

Morena Baccarin – Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @morenabaccarin with 3.1 million followers. Moreover, she also has 500K followers on Twitter and 1.7 million followers on Facebook.