Vera Farmiga

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New Jersey
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/06/1973, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Vera Farmiga Fast Facts:
  • Was born to Ukrainian immigrants in New Jersey, and did not speak English until she was 6.
  • Toured with a Ukrainian folk-dancing troupe as a teenager.
  • Originally aspired to be an optometrist, having suffered eye problems all her life.
  • First major role was Caitlin on the short-lived action/adventure series Roar.
  • Made her big-screen debut in the 1998 drama Return to Paradise.
  • Won a Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival for her performance as a mother with a secret drug addiction in Down to the Bone.
  • Vera Farmiga Relationships:
  • Sebastian Roché - Ex-husband
  • Fynn - Son
  • Taissa Farmiga - Sister
  • Gytta Lubov Hawkey - Daughter
  • Luba Farmiga - Mother
  • Michael Farmiga - Father
  • Renn Hawkey - Husband
  • Vera Farmiga Awards:
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2004 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY (1995)

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