Morena Baccarin, whose full name is Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin, is an American actress of Brazilian nationality. Her birth date and city are June 2, 1979, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil respectively. Her mother, Vera Setta, is also an actress while her father, Fernando Baccarin worked as a journalist. At the age of seven, her father bagged a promotion as an editor to Globo TV which propelled him to move to Greenwich Village,
. He shifted there with his family. She did her schooling from New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies and Public School 41. In her later alma mater, actor Claire Danes was her classmate.
She later worked with him in TV series Homeland. She then went to study at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and Juilliard School. In 2001, she debuted on Perfume, a comedy film. In the same year, she played a lead character in Way Off Broadway. She then went on to work in several films and television series like Roger Dodger, Firefly, Serenity, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Death in Love, Justice League Unlimited, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, The O.C., Stolen, How I Met Your Mother, Back in the Day, Justice, Son of Batman, Stargate SG-1, Spy, Las Vegas, Batman: Bad Blood, Heartland, Deadpool, Sands of Oblivion, Malevolent, Dirt, Medium, Numb3rs, V, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Deep End, The Good Wife, Look Again, Homeland, Warriors, Homeland,
Gotham, The Flash, and The Red Tent. Several awards functions have nominated her for many of her varied roles, but she has only managed to win Wine Country Film Festival in the category of Best Actress for her role in the film Way Off Broadway. Besides acting, she has also done voice-overs for animated characters in some of her projects. In 2011, she married Austin Chick, an American director, and producer. The couple has a son named Julius from their marriage. However, in 2015, their marriage hit a rough patch, and they filed for divorce stating irreconcilable differences. They officially got divorced on March 18, 2016. She then began dating Ben McKenzie, her co-star from Gotham and became pregnant with his child. She delivered their daughter on March 2, 2016, and they named her Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan. Soon after her birth, they got engaged in a private ceremony. In June 2, 2017, they got hitched. Barracin's marriage coincided with her birthday.