38 Facts About Vera Farmiga


Vera Ann Farmiga is an American actress who is best known for portraying paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring Universe films The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle Comes Home and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It .

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Vera Farmiga began her professional acting career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides .

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Vera Farmiga's breakthrough came in 2004 with her starring role as a drug addict in the drama Down to the Bone.

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Vera Farmiga made her directorial debut in 2011 with the acclaimed drama film Higher Ground, in which she had a leading role.

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Vera Farmiga was born on August 6,1973, in Clifton, New Jersey.

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Vera Farmiga'sparents are Ukrainians: Michael Farmiga, a systems analyst-turned-landscaper, and his wife Lubomyra "Luba", a schoolteacher.

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Vera Farmiga went on to study Theatre at Syracuse University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995.

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In February 1996, Vera Farmiga starred as Miranda in the American Conservatory Theater's production of The Tempest.

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Vera Farmiga made her Broadway debut alongside Ed Harris and Daniel Massey in October 1996, understudying the role of Emmi Straube in Ronald Harwood's play Taking Sides.

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Vera Farmiga had a main role in Fox's short-lived fantasy adventure series Roar, alongside Heath Ledger and Sebastian Roche.

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Two years later, Vera Farmiga had a supporting role as Lisa Tyler in the romantic drama Autumn in New York .

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The following year, Vera Farmiga had a supporting role as Daphne Handlova in the action thriller 15 Minutes alongside Robert De Niro, and co-starred in the drama film Dust, which premiered at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

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Vera Farmiga subsequently joined the main cast of NBC's short-lived procedural drama series UC: Undercover as Alex Cross.

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Vera Farmiga had her first starring role in the romantic drama Love in the Time of Money, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

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Vera Farmiga next appeared as Lorena Fanchetti in the comedy-drama Dummy, alongside Adrien Brody.

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Vera Farmiga next appeared alongside Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston in the HBO drama film Iron Jawed Angels, as the Polish-American suffragette Ruza Wenclawska.

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Vera Farmiga then appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon as police psychiatrist Dr Madolyn Madden in Martin Scorsese's crime drama The Departed .

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Vera Farmiga subsequently landed the lead role of Sophie Lee in Gina Kim's romantic drama Never Forever, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance.

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Vera Farmiga won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for her performance.

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In 2009, Vera Farmiga portrayed the lead role of Kate Coleman in Jaume Collet-Serra's psychological thriller Orphan.

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Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times praised Vera Farmiga's performance, stating that she "is one of the warmest and most attractive women in the movies, or at least she plays one".

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Vera Farmiga then starred in the surrealist romantic comedy Henry's Crime as stage actress Julie Ivanova, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

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In 2010, Vera Farmiga was offered a lead role in Marc Forster's action biopic Machine Gun Preacher, but declined because she was pregnant.

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Vera Farmiga starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and, for the second time, Denzel Washington.

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Vera Farmiga appeared as Edith Martin in the romantic comedy At Middleton, with Andy Garcia and her sister Taissa.

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Vera Farmiga next co-starred in David Dobkin's drama film The Judge as Samantha Powell, the love interest and high school girlfriend of Robert Downey Jr.

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Vera Farmiga co-starred as Dr Nora Phillips in Neill Blomkamp's BMW short film The Escape, alongside Dakota Fanning and Clive Owen.

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Vera Farmiga co-starred with Liam Neeson in Jaume Collet-Serra's action thriller The Commuter, which was released in January 2018.

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Vera Farmiga then portrayed Laura Jaconi in Shana Feste's comedy-drama film Boundaries, which premiered in March 2018 at South by Southwest.

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Also in May 2019, Vera Farmiga portrayed prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer in Ava DuVernay's Netflix crime drama miniseries When They See Us, based on the Central Park jogger case.

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Vera Farmiga appeared in Ryan Murphy's drama limited series Halston, based on the life of the fashion designer of the same name, opposite Ewan McGregor in the title role.

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In September 2021, Vera Farmiga appeared as Livia Soprano in the film prequel to The Sopranos, titled The Many Saints of Newark, which is directed by Alan Taylor.

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Vera Farmiga appeared as Eleanor Bishop in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero miniseries Hawkeye, which premiered on Disney+ on November 24,2021.

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Vera Farmiga met actor Sebastian Roche while starring together in the fantasy adventure series Roar; they eloped to the Bahamas after it ended in 1997, and were divorced in 2004.

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Vera Farmiga is a nondenominational Christian; in a 2011 interview with Christianity Today, Vera Farmiga said:.

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Vera Farmiga won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role in Down to the Bone .

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Vera Farmiga'smost acclaimed role, in Up in the Air, garnered Farmiga nominations for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

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Vera Farmiga won a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama for her role in the drama series Bates Motel .

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