Updated: 05/25/2018 10:27 AM | First Published: 05/25/2018 10:21 AM

Amazing facts about Deadpool star Morena Baccarin you may not know

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Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-American actress, best known for portraying Vanessa Carlysle in the 2016 comedy, Deadpool.

She was born in Rio de Janeiro on June 2, 1979, to a journalist, Fernando Baccarin, and a Brazilian actress, Vera Setta.

Apart from her starring roles in ‘Firefly’ and ‘Homeland,’ she is also recognized for portraying Dr. Leslie in the crime drama series, Gotham.

She married producer and director, Austin Chick, in 2009 and divorced in 2016. In 2017, she married Gotham co-star, Ben McKenzie.

She has a daughter with her husband, Ben McKenzie, and a son with her ex-husband, Austin.

With her successful movie and TV career, she has collected an estimated net worth of $8 million.

But how well do you know her? Here are some facts, you might not have known before:

Her Name

She was named Monera after a character which her mother, Vera Setta, played in the 1976 comedy drama, O Vampiro de Copacabana.

First On-screen Role

At the age of 22, Baccarin played the role of Monica in the movie, Perfume, which turned out to be her breakout role.

Following her success, she was cast as Rebecca in the movie, Way Off Broadway, the same year.

Emmy Nomination

In 2013, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Jessica Brody in the TV series, Homeland.

She eventually lost to ‘Breaking Bad’ actress, Anna Gunn.

Divorce Settlement

After her divorce was finalized on March 18, 2016, Morena was slated to write Austin Chick a check for massive $406,0000.

When Morena was making around $90,000 a month, Austin was earning mere $1,375 a month. In the process, she lost a New York City home.