When Morena Baccarin was 10, Baccarin moved with her family
to Greenwich Village, New York, in the United States. She later
attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art
and Performing Arts (the Fame high school) before she entered
the theater program at Juilliard. Wes Bentley was a classmate
Baccarin landed her first movie role in the improvised fashion world comedy Perfume (2001). This was followed by a lead role in the film festival hit Way Off Broadway (2001). Shortly before moving to Los Angeles, Baccarin appeared with Natalie Portman and understudied for her role in the acclaimed Central Park production of The Seagull. Firefly was Baccarin's first television show, and she reprised her role in the 2005 film Serenity.
In February 2005, Morena provided the voice for Black Canary
in multiple episodes of the animated series Justice League
Unlimited. She also guest starred in two episodes of the
television series The O.C. in 2006.
In April 2006, it was announced that Morena Baccarin would be playing the adult version of Adria on the tenth season of Stargate SG-1. Adria is the 'big bad' of that season, meaning she will be a recurring villain.
When asked in an interview "if she's up for the role of 'Wonder Woman,' " Baccarin replied: "Iím not going to say no to a superhero but itís not up to me".
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