Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin was born on 2 June 1979, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil of Italian descent. Morena is an actress, best known for her portrayal of the character Inarra Serra in the series “Firefly”. She’s also been a part of popular films and television series such as “Deadpool”, “Homeland” and “V”. All her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Morena Baccarin? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. Aside from film and television, she’s also gained popularity on stage and has been nominated for various awards for her performances. Baccarin’s also made many guest appearances, and as she continues her career it is expected that her net worth will increase.
Morena Baccarin Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
Morena is the daughter of actress Vera Setta. As a child the family moved to New York, where she attended Public School 41 and later New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies. She then went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, matriculating and later entering Julliard School’s theatre program. During her time with Julliard, she would become a part of numerous productions including “Mary Stuart”, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, and “Love’s Labours Lost”. She also had her first independent film entitled “Rodger Dodger”. These started-off her net worth.
After graduating in 2000, she landed her first major film a year later in “Perfume”. She then became a part of the production “The Seagull” in which she worked as the understudy of Natalie Portman. Her popularity would significantly increase after 2002’s “Firefly”, which was Baccarin’s first series. After the series’ end, she reprised her role in the “Firefly”-based film “Serenity”. She continued to appear on television, making guest appearances in shows such as “The O.C.” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. She also became the recurring villain in the 10th season of “Stargate SG-1”, and later returned to the stage in a production of “Our House”. She then landed a role for the series “V” which was a remake of the 1984 television show, then after the cancellation of “V”, she became a part of the series “Homeland” which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. For her recent works, she’s seen in the action-comedy film “Spy”, and is also Ryan Reynold’s partner in the superhero film “Deadpool”.
Baccarin has also tried her hand at voice acting, lending her voice for “Justice League Unlimited” as the character Black Canary.
She’s been nominated multiple times for her performances in “Deadpool”, “Homeland”, and “V”. She also won a Best Actress Award from the Wine Country Film Festival for the film “Way Off Broadway”.
For her personal life, Morena married director Austin Chick in 2011 and they have a son. Austin filed for divorce in 2015 and the papers are now apparently finalized. Baccarin is now in a relationship with actor Ben McKenzie who has a part in the series “Gotham”. They have a daughter who was born in March 2016.
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.