Morena Baccarin

by follers on June 4, 2013

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Birth Name: Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: June 2, 1979

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Italian, possibly other]

Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-born actress. She is the daughter of Fernando Baccarin, a journalist, and Vera Setta (Vera Lúcia Setta), an actress. Her uncle was actor Ivan Setta. She moved with her family to New York during her childhood, because of her father’s career.

Morena has stated that her family comes from North Italy on both sides.

Morena has a daughter with her husband, actor Ben McKenzie, and a son with her former husband, producer and director Austin Chick.

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martin June 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Here some footage for people who think she has partly african heritage:

I just don’t see it. To me you’re just crazy.

fuzzybear44 June 2, 2018 at 2:50 pm


I not saying she does have any recent African ancestry, because I do not know. However you putting that video up, proves absolutely nothing. I mean LeVar Burton is 25% white , I don’t see it but it’s there.

andrew June 3, 2018 at 12:34 pm

LeVar Burton does not look fully West African. I don’t think it’s a big deal he is 1/4 British/Irish, at least judging from the pic he has on this site.

stlucas June 2, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Personally, I don’t think her mother is 100% Italian. But that’s just based on looks.

JasonBaker June 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm

I thought she was half black or something like that.

Hill July 1, 2017 at 9:47 am
neiltennant June 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

on this site everybody claims that everybody has african descent

i wait for the day where i have also african descent

Alyx October 16, 2016 at 11:23 am
Alyx October 16, 2016 at 11:22 am

Silva is a african-brazilian surname.

bablah October 16, 2016 at 11:25 am

Silva is a Portuguese/Spanish last name, just like all last names of Afro-Brazilians.

andrew July 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

That’s why I would change to: “Italian, (likely) Portuguese, possibly other”

Gurrl September 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

If her parents were later immigrants to Brazil she is almost certainly 100% Italian.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

she has stated that her family comes from North Italy from both sides.

Btw “Silva” and “De Vaz” suggest Portuguese or other ancestry.

Devotion October 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Very interesting how, when it comes to Italian celebs, you seem to know a lot of them and their lineages.

Western Europe, my bottom. You mean Northwestern Italy. That’s where you’re probably from.

andrew March 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

I speak Italian and I can get news from sites in Italian. Also in French and Spanish.

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 12:59 am

LMFAOOOOOOOO I knew this chick resembled someone. Now all I see is Michael Cera whenever I see a picture of her.

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 1:01 am
Capricious October 9, 2015 at 5:45 am

They both have Italian ancestry.

She looks 100% Italian though.

ashash March 12, 2016 at 9:11 am

This is mean. She does not look like Michael Cera. I think she’s pretty.

cwm85 August 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Looks Italian.

neiltennant July 20, 2015 at 8:20 am


M July 15, 2015 at 5:29 pm

She looks like Michael Cera :/

Lateralus June 23, 2015 at 7:51 am

mixed??? WHat???? She’s is 100% italian ethinically despite being born in brazil. BAccarin is a north italian surname.

Freerk July 30, 2018 at 7:55 pm

According to there are 2,385 people with the surname Baccarin in Brazil, 661 in Italy, 49 in France and some remaining here and there…

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 2:07 am

Some Italians can look Middle Eastern. She could easily pass as Iranian or an Assyrian.

She doesn’t look mixed at all. She is pure Caucasian.

me November 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

she kinda looks mixed

qutsflyd September 23, 2015 at 7:29 pm

(sighs) It seems like in this website everyone is part black, indian, or native american no matter how pale they are….

WTF November 10, 2014 at 5:35 am

She looks Middle Eastern.

Marseille August 15, 2014 at 10:29 pm

She looks Italian, but it’s possible she could have Amerindian/Negro admixture like most Brazilians.

However, I said “possible”, not always ascertain.

H.Schlickmann February 15, 2015 at 10:53 am

She does not look Middle Eastern, she looks Latin European, Southern European.

Brazil has 95 million European descendants, Levantine Arabs and Jews, mostly Ashkenazi but also Sephardi. Argentina has 38 million White people, Uruguay’s 3 million people are mostly White and Chile has around 8 million Whites.
White people in South America are not automatically Mestizo or Mulato. There are dozens of millions of South Americans who are more European than those recent European immigration North Americans who are partially Jewish and Whiter than those US Americans with ancient and distant European background from the colonial period who have Black and Native American admixture but look like they are fully White and also Whiter than Australians who have some Chinese or Aboriginal blood assimilation.
Taylor Lautner is not full European ancestry, Keanu Reeves is Eurasian, British Kate Beckinsale is partially Burmese, Mark-Paul Gosselaar is partially Indonesian, Wentworth Miller is Mulatto and Rashida Jones is Black. German-Brazilian Gisele Bündchen and Italian-Polish-Portuguese-Brazilian Alessandra Ambrósio are Whiter than them.

Brazil has the second largest German population outside Germany after US. Brazil has 4.500.000 bilingual German speakers. The German/Austrian population is obviously higher. Their immigration took place also because the wife of the first emperor was an Austrian Habsburg. Brazil is home to the largest Italian population outside Italy, over 25 million people, followed by the USA and Argentina.
Argentinean and Brazilian Jews are among the top 10 largest Jewish diasporas. Brazil is also home to a large Lithuanian population and other European diasporas. The continent, especially the South cone is also home to Dutch, Germanic Scandinavians, Finish, Baltic people, various Slavic peoples, French, Hungarians, Greeks, Armenians, Georgians, Romanians, and even Irish and British, besides all the Iberian population.
Uruguay is over 97% White. Argentina is over 90%. São Paulo state that has 43 million people is over 60% White, Santa Catarina is over 90% European, The other Southern states in Brazil are over 70 and over 80% White.

DNA tests in South America showed that the Multiracial population is genetically 65 to 90% European. The same thing happened to Jessica Alba’s DNA test. She is 87% European. She looks the way she looks because physical appearance gets its traits from a few genes. So u can tell she is mostly European but with mixed background just like Native-American and Kurdish heritage Kim Kardashian.
It is possible to look wholly European ancestry but have a small non-White blood assimilation like Mark-Paul Gosselaar does. Several North Americans, South Africa and Oceania citizens are 93 to 98% White, look full White heritage but have non-White blood admixture.

ashash April 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm

She is most likely mixed with black and Native Brazilian.

andrew April 2, 2014 at 5:43 am

possible, but it’s not automatic just coz you’re brazilian

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