August 6, 1973
48 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
34-24-36 in | 87-61-91.5 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Vera Ann Farmiga was born in Clifton, New Jersey, United States, on August 6, 1973, is an American actress.
Young Vera Farmiga first started performing as a folk dancer and pianist with a Ukrainian touring company "Syzokryli", during her teen years.
She made her big screen debut in drama thriller film Return to Paradise (1998) in role as Kerrie.
She got her television debut in Fox fantasy adventure series Roar (1997) in role as Catlin.
Her breakthrough performance came as Irene Morrison in drama movie Down to the Bone (2004).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Taking Sides" (1996) in role as Emmi Straube (understudy), at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
She made her directorial debut with drama film Higher Ground (2011) also she starred in lead role as Corinne Walker.
She was nominated for the Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Alex Goran in comedy drama film Up in the Air (2009).
She was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Erica Van Doren in political drama film Nothing But the Truth (2008).
She won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress for her performance as Irene Morrison in drama movie Down to the Bone (2004).
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble for her role as Dr. Madolyn Madden in crime thriller film The Departed (2006).
She won the BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film for her performance as Elsa Hoess in historical tragedy movie The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008).
She played Lorraine Warren in supernatural horror films:
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Source Code (2011) science fiction action thriller opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Jeffrey Wright
Running Scared (2006) action thriller with Paul Walker, Cameron Bright and Chazz Palminteri
Orphan (2009) psychological horror opposite Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jimmy Bennett.
Return to Paradise (1998) drama thriller with Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix
The Judge (2014) legal drama opposite Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vincent D'Onofrio
Safe House (2012) action thriller with Ryan Reynolds, Denzel Washington and Brendan Gleeson
Dummy (2002) comedy drama opposite Adrien Brody, Milla Jovovich and Illeana Douglas
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) neo-noir psychological political thriller with Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Liev Schreiber
Skin (2008) biographical drama opposite Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald and Daniel Henshall
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) science fiction action with Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown and Ken Watanabe
The Many Saints of Newark (2021) crime drama in role as Livia Soprano, with Billy Magnussen and Jon Bernthal
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and three Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Norma Louise Bates in psychological horror drama television series Bates Motel (2013-2017).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Elizabeth Lederer in Netflix crime drama television miniseries When They See Us (2019).
UC: Undercover (2001-2002) NBC procedural drama series in role as Alex Cross
Touching Evil (2004) crime drama series in role as Detective Susan Branca
Hawkeye (2021) Disney+ miniseries in role as Eleanor Bishop
Attended the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic School in New Jersey.
Graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 1991.
Graduated from Syracuse University, New York (1995).
Has three brothers: Victor, Stephan, Alexander and three sisters: Taissa, Nadia, Laryssa.
She is also a classically trained pianist.
Supporter of Save the Children and UNICEF.
Good friends with Dagmara Dominczyk, Patrick Wilson and George Clooney.
Her hobbies are reading, playing piano, boxing and jujitsu.
Lives in Hudson Valley, New York and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
She was married to French actor Sebastian Roche (1997–2004).
She started dating musician Renn Hawkey in 2004, the couple got married in 2008, they have one son, Fynn and one daughter, Gytta Lubov.