Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-born actress with an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars. Produced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Morena Baccarin moved to New York City when she was in elementary school. She went on to attend the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and then graduated from the Juilliard School in 2000. She started her professional on camera career in 2001, having a character in the movie, “Perfume”. Since that time, she has gone on to appear in both television and movie projects. Some of her movie projects comprise, “Rodger Dodger”, “Serenity”, and “Stolen”.
Morena Baccarin Net Worth $2 Million Dollars
Morena Baccarin is most commonly recognized for her movie work, and obtained a sizable fan base, appearing as Inara in the short lived cult success, “Firefly”. She also starred in the reboot of “V”, and has guest starred on such shows as, “The O.C.”, “Stargate SG-1, “Heartland”, “The Mentalist”, and “Medium”. She is presently co starring as Jessica Brody on the critically acclaimed show, “Homeland” on Showtime.
June 2, 1979
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Public School 41, New York City Lab School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
Ben McKenzie, Ben McKenzie
Austin Chick (m. 2011)
Vera Setta, Fernando Baccarin
Best Actress Award from the Wine Country Film Festival
Primetime Emmy Award, Scream Awards, Saturn Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, MTV Movie Awards
“Firefly”, “Mary Stuart”, “Way Off Broadway”, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Love’s Labours Lost”, “Rodger Dodger”, “Perfume”, “Spy”, Deadpool”
“Deadpool”, “Homeland”, “V”, “The O.C.”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Stargate SG-1”
Has starred in several productions involving "Batman". Has a recurring role on the TV series, Gotham (2014). Also did voice work for the animated TV series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008), and several direct-to-DVD Batman animated films. Coincidentally, she also plays the voice of the computer "Gideon" in the TV series, The Flash (2014), another DC comic book character.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a daughter named Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan on March 2, 2016. Child's father is her boyfriend (now fiance), Ben McKenzie. "Setta" and "Schenkkan" come from Baccarin and McKenzie's original surnames, respectively.
Is in a relationship with Ben McKenzie since March 2015. They have a daughter together.
Her husband of 3 years Austin Chick filed for divorce from her. [June 2015]
Ranked #57 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son named Julius Chick on October 22, 2013. Child's father is her first husband, Austin Chick.
She appeared in a pilot video for the show that became It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) with the 3 show-runners and leading cast members when they were all young, struggling actors in Los Angeles. Her scene consisted of her playing a very attractive, pre-operation transsexual who is propositioned by Rob McElhenney's character. That plot and character, as played by Brittany Daniel, was later re-used in the FX series.
Her first name - Morena - means "brunette" in her native Portuguese.
Her actress mother was first to introduce the theatrical show "Os Monólogos da Vagina" (The Vagina Monologues) to Brazil.
She attended PS 41 and the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where she and Claire Danes were classmates. She later attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where after graduating, she entered the theater program at the Julliard School for the Performing Arts. While at Julliard, she was one of the subjects of the PBS series American Masters which focused on the school and the students.
Daughter of Vera Setta and journalist Fernando Baccarin.
[on Homeland (2011)] I was shocked and a little appalled because I realized Obama has seen my boobs.
I can't complain. I'm making a living out of what I do, which is really rare for a lot of actors. The hard part is staying confident and staying with it.
I love it when you have a lull in the day and you turn on the TV and a random movie is on that you either have never seen or haven't seen in years. Like Coming to America (1988) or Misery (1990) or Moonstruck (1987).
I'm not always up to date on everything that's going on, but I am somewhat informed. I listen to NPR. And I actually watch Fox News, because I believe, if you just listen to the things that agree with you, you're not really seeing anything else.
I've love to do more movies. Just because I'm interested in the medium very much. I've done a lot of theatre at this point, and I've done a lot of TV. I've done a few independent films, but a lot of them have not seen the light of day. It'd be really nice to be in a film that gets out there.
My mom is an actress, but she never really pushed me into it, and it was never something I thought I would be doing. She was very happy I decided to, but she certainly doesn't offer me criticism because she knows I'd tell her to shut up! Nobody wants to hear that from their mum!
My whole family is very artistic - my uncles are all actors and theatre directors.
The sky above us is something we have very little control of, and the space beyond is something we don't completely understand.
There are many people who live with terrorism every day.
Women work as much as men now, if not more. There's a resurgence of dads in the home and moms working.
Brazil has a lot of issues that are similar to a lot of countries in Latin America, but the dominant issue Brazil is dealing with is poverty and political corruption.
I get nervous for any competition. I also get really competitive.
I love Modern Family (2009); I don't exactly watch it when it's on, but I try to catch up on it when I can; it's one of my favorite shows.
I'm an avid cook. Brazilian, some Italian, a little French. And I often throw dinner parties.
If you watch the news, you see politicians use human vulnerabilities to get in and earn people's trust.
My mom was incredibly supportive when she found out that I wanted to be an actress, and that certainly made things easier and more fun.
My mother put me on birth control as soon as I told her I wanted to go on it. I was 16. I was very young.
When I'm not working, I'm definitely a no-makeup girl. The most I ever do is a little tinted moisturizer and a little mascara and blush.
Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness.
We're all interested in life outside of Earth. We all have a fascination with what's out there because we don't really know.
I feel that I have grown so much, as an actor, by being on Homeland (2011).
I've had long hair, I've had short hair, and I've had in between hair... and its all good.
They have a joy for life in Brazil unlike any country I've ever seen.
I do think it is possible to be in love with two people at the same time.
I love a good road trip. And I have been known to sing cheesy '80s songs at the top of my lungs on a windy road when no one can hear.
I would love to be a Bond girl. That is on my bucket list, definitely.