Bio / Info
Born in Brazil but raised in the United States from the age of 10, Morena's mother is a popular soap opera star in her native home country and her father is a popular journalist. She attended the LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts and then the Juilliard School. In 2001 she was cast in a small role in the movie PERFUME and then gained more attention for her role in 2002's ROGER DODGER, a film that Joss Whedon spotted the actress in and instantly took a liking to her. Becoming a part of the Whedoverse in 2002 when cast as Inara on the short-lived but cult favorite "Firefly," this exposure helped land her roles in other television shows as well. She spent a couple of seasons on "Stargate SG-1" and by 2009 had locked the huge role of Anna on the revamped series of the '80's cult sensation, "V." Now currently co-starring with Clare Danes on the show "Homeland."