Vera Farmiga

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  • Name: Vera Farmiga ( Vera Ann Farmiga )
  • Date of birth: 6 August 1973
  • Age: 43 years
  • Place of birth: Clifton, new Jersey, USA
  • Height: 170
  • Activities: actress, Director
  • Marital status: married

    Vera Farmiga: biography

    Vera Farmiga is an American actress who became popular after the release of the drama «To the last line» and the films «up in the air» and «the Boy in the striped pajamas».

    Vera was born and spent his childhood in Clifton, located in the state of new Jersey. Her parents were immigrants from Ukraine – father Mykhailo Farmiga was a computer engineer and analyst, and the mother Saved Lubomir worked as a teacher at the school. Vera was the second child in the family. She has an older brother Victor as well as 5-ro younger sisters and brothers — Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Larisa and Taissa. Younger sister taissa Farmiga is also became a film actress.

    The children in the family spoke Ukrainian language, so Faith didn’t speak until until he went to study in Junior school. When she was 12 years old, the family moved to the city of Irvington, where the girl was identified in the Ukrainian Catholic school named St. John the Baptist, which she graduated from in 1991. A schoolgirl Vera Farmiga came out on the big stage in the Ukrainian folk ensemble «Beautiful», where she sang and danced. In addition, she learned to play the piano and achieved great success. Faith was fond of sports, especially women’s soccer and was in the girls ‘ team of scouts «Plast».

    Despite the fact that when she dreamed of becoming a doctor-optometrist, craving for creativity grew, and after leaving school she enrolled at Syracuse University for 4 years studying acting. After graduating, aspiring actress played in several theatrical productions on Broadway and also acted in television series.


    In the movie, Vera Farmiga made her debut in the 1998 drama Thriller «Return to Paradise», and then again concentrated on theatre acting, appearing in films occasionally.

    The breakthrough came in 2004, when she played Irene Morrison, drug-addicted mother of two children in the non-profit drama «To the last line». This painting received wide acclaim, and the game of Faith Farmiga deserved very high marks. Professionals noted that the actress managed to move away from the stereotyped image of a drug addict and to convey not only the internal state of women, possessed drugs, but also to show what would be the heroine, she not become dependent on them.

    In the mid-2000s years, Vera Farmiga is on the unusual move to attract the attention of filmmakers. She stops going to castings that are interested in films, but instead takes short movies portraying the heroines, whose role claims. Thus, she was able not only to stand out from competitors, but also to show how he sees this character and how I would like to show it to the audience.

    With this approach, she got the role of a police psychologist Madolyn Madden in the Oscar-winning crime drama Thriller «the Departed». Her partner on the set was Leonardo DiCaprio, who personally insisted that Director Martin Scorsese has approved the Faith to this role.

    In 2009 Vera Farmiga was included in the cast of tragicomedy «up in the sky,» which critics called the best film of the year. The actress was nominated for a number of famous film awards, including an Oscar and a Golden globe and also became a member of the Academy of motion picture arts and Sciences. One of the leading US critics Roger Ebert said that if Vera Farmiga and is not the most attractive and charming woman of America, the screen looks exactly like that.

    In 2011, Farmiga made his directorial debut in the drama «Heaven and earth». She also played the role of Carolyn Briggs, women, brought up in a Christian severity, but did not find his religiosity. The spirit of contradiction of skepticism and faith is the main idea of the picture, which is quite a big commercial success.

    Personal life

    Playing in the television series «Roar», Vera Farmiga met French actor Sebastian Roche in 1997 and married him. We had a wedding in the Bahamas. The couple lived together for 7 years, then parted, and a year later officially terminated the relationship.

    In 2004, Faith began Dating musician Rennes Hawks, a member of the industrial rock band «Deadsy». They married in 2008, a year later, Farmiga gave birth to her son Finn McDonnell. In 2010, the couple have a daughter, kitty Love.

    The family has 2 houses in Ulster County, new York, and Vancouver, often moving from one house to another.


    • 2004 — To the last line
    • 2004 — the Manchurian candidate
    • 2006 — running scared
    • 2006 — the Departed
    • 2008 — the boy in the striped pajamas
    • 2009 — up in the air
    • 2011 — Criminal chip from Henry
    • 2012 access Code «Cape town»
    • 2013 — Bates Motel
    • 2013 – the Conjuring


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