She then had her own lead in another short-lived series in the re-boot of "V" the story of lizard people coming to Earth to harvest humans as a food and energy source. Then Morena appeared as a guest on the final two seasons of the long-running popular series "Stargate SG1" playing the badass superpowered daughter of Claudia Black's character.
Many fans became worried that Morena may have left her sci-fi roots when she showed up as the confused, rejected wife of Damian Lewis' character Brody in the highly acclaimed, award-winning Showtime hit "Homeland." Sci-fi fans get it. She is an actress first and when your agent presents a script for you that includes the likes of Claire Danes, Lewis and the great Mandy Patinkin you don't turn it down. We still worried though but either unfortunately for Morena or as it turned out, fortunately for us fans of the actress her role was underused and eventually became unnecessary once Brody was killed, freeing her up for more roles back in the science fiction venue. "Homeland" turned from a curse to a blessing for the actress as it gave her great exposure beyond the realm of sci-fi and landed her in such TV and film roles as "Spy," "The Good Wife," a recurring role on "The Mentalist," and the mini-series "The Red Tent."
However, the best role to come her way after two seasons on "Homeland" is Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Fox's highly-rated show "Gotham," the look into the early lives of Gotham City's most notorious and righteous characters before they became the icons we know them to be today. There is likely a lot more to Dr. Thompkins than is currently being revealed and as the show continues to unravel this character it will be fun to watch how Morena slithers into that mode.
The latest news for Ms. Baccarin was the announcement yesterday from 20th Century Fox that she will be taking on the role of Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle, aka Copycat, for the stand alone X-Men feature film "Deadpool," featuring Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the lead character Wade Wilson/Deadpool. There was a lot of speculation among X-Men fans who would play the shapeshifting beauty once the Deadpool film was announced several months ago and Fox couldn't have made a better choice. Baccarin almost guarantees a ready-made audience for the film that spans several elements within the genre and once new fans see her as Copycat they will never be able to envision anyone else in the part. I guess it's easy to see where I stand on Morena getting this role.
"Deadpool" is currently in pre-production and is scheduled for its theatrical release on February 12, 2016.