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Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-American actress who portrayed Jessica Brody on Homeland. Her other notable roles include Inara on Firefly, Anna on V (2009), Adria on Stargate SG-1, and Vanessa in Deadpool and Deadpool 2.


Morena played Damian's on-screen wife Jessica Brody in Homeland, and she got an Emmy nod when she received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2013.

Morena had actually been classmates with her Homeland co-star Claire Danes after attending Public School 41 and New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies.

During her time in Homeland, entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she starred alongside Ryan Reynolds as Vanessa in Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).

The actress has also worked on other major television shows such as DC Comics' Batman show Gotham (2015-2019) and A Series of Unfortunate Events (2019).

Morena sadly went through a divorce during filming for Homeland.

She had married film producer and director Austin Chick in November 2011 and they shared a son.

However, Chick filed for divorce in July 2015, citing irreconcilable differences on the divorce papers, and pair's divorce became official in March 2016.

In September 2015, Baccarin revealed that she planned to marry her Gotham co-star Ben McKenzie after her divorce was completed - adding that she was pregnant with their child.

Their daughter was born in 2016, and the Homeland star announced her engagement in November 2016.

They tied the knot in New York on June 2 2017 - Baccarin's 38th birthday, and their son was born in March of this year.



  • Morena Baccarin says many fans told her they were rooting for Jess and Brody to be together.(source: Homeland Revealed by Matthew Hurwitz. 2014. Chronicle Books. Page 34).

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