Morena Baccarin

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Baccarin in 2013, photo by Prphotos

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 LĂșcia 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 is married to actor Ben McKenzie. She has a son with her former husband, producer and director Austin Chick; and a daughter with Ben.

32 Responses

  1. martin says:

    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 says:


      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 says:

        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 says:

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

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