Vera Ann Farmiga (; born August 6, 1973) is an American actress and film director. Farmiga made her feature film debut in the 1998 drama thriller Return to Paradise. This was followed by supporting roles in the 2000 romantic film Autumn in New York and the 2001 television series UC: Undercover. She was also cast in the 2001 thriller 15 Minutes. Her other film appearances and roles include the 2003 comedy Dummy, the 2004 drama Down to the Bone, the 2006 crime thriller The Departed, the 2007 horror Joshua, and the 2008 historical drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. She made her directorial debut in the 2011 drama film Higher Ground, which also starred her sister.
I can't do Los Angeles. I've always been the anti-Barbie. I don't want to be in a place where almost every woman walks around with puffy lips, little noses and breasts large enough to nourish a small country. As a kid I wanted attention, so I started praying for glasses because everyone had ace vision in my family. Then one day my eyes started going bad and never stopped.
There are some times when I think acting can be a noble profession.
It's terrifying to be the lead. There's a moment of excitement, and then pure terror.
|Full Name at Birth||Vera Ann Farmiga|
|Date of Birth||August 6, 1973|
|Birthplace||Passaic County, NJ|
|Height||5' 7¼" (171 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|High School||Hunterdon Central Regional High School|
|Claim to Fame||Up In The Air|
|Father||Mykhailo Farmiga (computer-systems analyst)|
|Mother||Luba Farmiga (schoolteacher)|
|Sister(s)||Taissa Farmiga (actress)|
|Other Family Members||Renn Hawkey (husband)Fynn Hawkey (son)Gytta Lubov Hawkey (daughter)|