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.