random/quick facts about morena
  • Morena loves to read, and she loves Shakespeare,
  • She also loves older movies, such as Casablanca.
  • Rebecca Gayheart was originally cast as Inara on Firefly, but she didn't fit with the cast and Morena was brought in after shooting had already started.
  • Morena's entire family was in show business as she grew up.
  • Morena was the maid of honor in fellow Firefly/Serenity co-star Jewel Staite's wedding. The two are best friends.
  • Morena confirmed in an interview with About.com (6/16/05) that she is signed on for three Serenity movies, but said that she did not know whether or not the other two would be made.
  • Morena currently lives in both New York and Los Angeles, splitting her time between the cities depending on whether she is working on stage or screen.
  • Morena's favorite costume from her Firefly wardrobe was her dress from the episode "Shindig" (1x06) because it was the Costume Designer's wedding dress.
  • Morena's film Way Off Broadway, her first lead role, won the "Audience Choice Award" for "Best Feature" at the Stony Brook Film Festival in 2001.
  • In 2002, Morena won the "Best Actress" award at the Wine Country Film Festival for her role in the film Way Off Broadway.
  • Morena is 5' 7 3/4" tall.
  • Morena attended the world-famous Julliard School of the Performing Arts. She also attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. This was the High School that was featured in the movie Fame and the TV series of the same name.
  • Morena's ancestry is Italo-Brazilian.
  • Morena enjoys cooking.
  • As a child, she was big on the Sci-Fi genre, watching the TV shows and reading books, but she grew out of it later on.
  • Morena's mother is the famous Brazillian stage actress, Vera Setta.
  • Her father works as news editor for a television company.
  • She has a younger brother, who lives in New York and is "quite the artist."
  • She is a fan of the television series "rey's Anatomy"
  • Her favorite episode of Firefly is "Out of Gas".
  • Her favorite episode of Stargate SG-1 is "Dominion".
  • Between Nathan (Fillion) and Michael (Shanks), she says Nathan is a better kisser.
  • She got the role of Adria in Stargate because the writers loved her as Inara in Firefly.