Best known for her roles in Deadpool, Gotham, Firefly, and Stargate SG-1.
The role of courtesan Inara Serra on the space Western Firefly (2002-3) was Baccarin’s first TV gig. She enjoyed working with the cast, and with creator Joss Whedon, and was disappointed when the show got canceled during its first season. However, she returned for the Firefly film, Serenity (2005) — and her role in what’s become a cult favorite has earned her a spot in the hearts of many sci-fi fans.
In the R-rated superhero films Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018), Baccarin appears as Vanessa, a love interest for Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool.
Baccarin took on the role of Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins in Gotham in 2014, during the show’s first season. Her character formed a romantic connection with series lead Jim Gordon, who’s portrayed by Baccarin’s real-life partner, (and SVCC guest) Ben McKenzie.
Baccarin has made appearances in many other TV shows and movies. She starred on Heartland , V, Homeland, and was in the TV movie The Red Tent (2014), joined Stargate: SG1 (1997-2007) in its final season and appeared in the direct-to-video Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008). She also had a recurring role on The Good Wife and popped up in several episodes of The Mentalist as an enticing sociopath. In addition, she provided the voice for the computer Gideon on The Flash, and voiced roles in the animated productions of Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Son of Batman.
Among Baccarin’s films are Stolen (2010), Back in the Day (2014) and Spy (2015).