Vera Farmiga

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Vera Farmiga (born 06.08.1973)
Vera Farmiga is an American actress.

Vera Farmiga: Childhood
Vera Farmiga was born in Clifton, New Jersey. Her parents are Mykhailo, a computer analyst, and Luba Farmiga, a teacher.
She was raised in a Ukrainian American community and attended a Ukrainian Catholic school in Newark before touring with a Ukrainian folk-dancing group called Syzokryli.
She later attended the Hunterdon Central Regional High School.
She originally wanted to be an ophthalmologist before attending Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.

Vera Farmiga: Acting career
Vera Farmiga began acting on stage in 1996 making her Broadway debut as an understudy in 'Taking Sides'.
Her first TV role was in the series 'Roar' alongside Heath Ledger in 1997, while her debut film appearance came with 'Return to Paradise' in 1998 with Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix.
2000 saw her in the comedy 'Autumn in New York' alongside Richard Gere and Winona Ryder, while 2001 landed her with '15 Minutes' opposite Robert De Niro, 'Dust' opposite Joseph Fiennes, 'Snow White: The Fairest of Them All' with Miranda Richardson and TV series 'UC: Undercover'.
She landed her first starring role was in the romance 'Love in the Time of Money' in 2002. She later appeared alongside Milla Jovovich and Adrien Brody in the romcom 'Dummy' in 2003.
2004 saw her in 'Down to the Bone' with Hugh Dillon and 'The Manchurian Candidate' with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep.
In 2006, she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Departed'. The following year she and Sam Rockwell starred in psychological horror 'Joshua'.
In 2008, she was in 'Quid Pro Quo' with Nick Stahl and the holocaust book-to-film drama 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' with David Thewlis. She also starred in 'Nothing But the Truth' opposite Matt Dillon and Kate Beckinsale.
In 2009, she and Peter Sarsgaard were in the horror flick 'Orphan' and the major box office success 'Up in the Air' alongside George Clooney and Anna Kendrick which earned her an Academy Award nomination.
2010 saw her in the romcom 'Henry's Crime' opposite Keanu Reeves, while 2011 she appeared in 'Source Code' with Jake Gyllenhaal and made her directorial debut with the movie 'Higher Ground'.
In 2012 she starred alongside Aaron Eckhart, Rupert Grint and Chloe Grace Moretz in 'The Drummer' - a biopic about the life of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson - and in 2013 she began starring in the 'Psycho' spin-off series 'Bates Motel' based on Alfred Hitchcock's famous film.

Vera Farmiga: Personal life
Vera Farmiga married actor Sebastian Roche in 1997 but they got divorced in 2004.
She married Renn Hawkey in 2008 and they have a son called Fynn and a daughter called Gytta.
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