Vera Farmiga

  • Birth Name: Vera Ann Farmiga
  • Birth Place: New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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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.

Awards

  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2004, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize: Dramatic: Winner
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2019, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Nominee
  • 2017, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Cable TV Actress: Winner
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Taissa Farmiga — Sister
  • Sebastian Roché — Ex-husband
  • Gytta Lubov Hawkey — Daughter
  • Luba Farmiga — Mother
  • Michael Farmiga — Father
  • Renn Hawkey — Husband
  • Fynn — Son

College

  • Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, New York, United States (1995)
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