Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin

Date of Birth

Birthday: June 2
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Acclaimed actress Morena Baccarin has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike for her moving performance on Showtime’s Emmy® Award-winning drama series, Homeland.

Acclaimed actress Morena Baccarin has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike for her moving performance on Showtime’s Emmy® Award-winning drama series, Homeland.

In the series, Baccarin stars as Jessica Brody, where she plays the bereaved-but-moving-on widow of a U.S. Marine long presumed dead in Iraq. When her husband, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) turns up alive and returns home a war hero, she begins picking up the missing pieces of her family only to find herself overcome by feelings of loss, love and unnerving emotions. Baccarin stars alongside a notable cast including Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin among many others. The critically acclaimed series will pick up with its fourth season in the fall of 2014.

Baccarin will starred in Michael Rosenbaum’s directorial debut comedy Back in the Day, starring alongside Nick Swardson and Rosenbaum. The film centers on a discouraged actor, Jim Owens (Rosenbaum), who returns home to Indiana for his fifteen-year high school reunion and falls in love with his first sweetheart, Lori (Baccarin). As Jim discovers Lori plans to wed in just a few days, he finds himself wishing he could pick up where he left off. 

On television, Baccarin has been seen in a number of roles across hit series. In 2012, Baccarin reprised her role as Erica Flynn in the wildly popular CBS show, The Mentalist, as well as made a guest appearance on CBS’s award winning series, The Good Wife. Prior to this, the actress starred in ABC’s sci-fi drama, V, where her character shape-shifted between being a beautiful woman and an extraterrestrial alien when crossed. Other credits include a starring role on the TNT series, Heartland, opposite Treat Williams as well as appearances on Las Vegas, How I Met Your Mother and The O.C. Baccarin was also cast as a series regular in Joss Whedon’s critically acclaimed show, Firefly, as well as in its big-screen adaptation, Serenity.

Beyond film and television, Baccarin has appeared on stage in a number of theatrical productions such as Emily Mann’s The Seagull in the Hamptons at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey; as well as Theresa Rebeck’s, Our House, directed by Michael Mayer and starring Christopher Even Welch and Jeremy Strong.

Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved with her family to New York at the age of 7. She is a graduate of the prestigious Julliard School where she honed her talent in a number of theatrical productions including Mary Stuart, The Importance of Being Earnest and Love’s Labours Lost.

 

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Morena Baccarin, as Jessica Brody
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Morena Baccarin on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Bruce Rosenblum, Morena Baccarin, Mayim Bialik, Ty Burrell
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Morena Baccarin on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Morena Baccarin and Susana Casares onstage at the 34th College Television Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live on April 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)

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