Acclaimed actress Morena Baccarin captured the attention of audiences and critics alike for her moving Emmy-nominated performance on the award-winning cable drama “Homeland.” Upcoming, she will star in the Marvel film Deadpool opposite Ryan Reynolds. The film will be released in February 12, 2016.
Most recently she was seen this summer in Paul Feig’s latest hit feature comedy, “Spy,” with Melissa McCarthy. Currently she is a series regular as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in Fox’s “Gotham”.
Other starring roles on television include the sci-fi drama “V” and “Heartland.” She has appeared on “The Good Wife,” “The Mentalist,” “Las Vegas,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The O.C.” She also was cast as a series regular in Joss Whedon’s “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.
A graduate of the prestigious Julliard School, Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved with her family to New York at the age of seven. She currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.