Vera Farmiga Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Jan, 2020
Facts of Vera Farmiga
Date of Birth: 1973 , August-6
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Vera Farmiga
Birth Name Vera Ann Farmiga
Father Michael Farmiga
Mother Lubomyra Spas
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Clifton, New Jersey
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Producer, Director
Net Worth $10 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Body Measurements 34-24-36
Breast Size 34
Waist size 24
Hip Size 36
Weight in KG 60
Married to Renn Hawkey
Children Gytta Lubov and Fynn McDonnell
Divorce Sebastian Roche
Education Syracuse University
Awards AAFCA TV Honors, Boston Film Festival
Movies Annabelle Comes Home, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Conjuring 2, The Conjuring, Return to Paradise, The Departed, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
TV Show UC: Undercover, Touching Evil, Bates Motel
Sisters Nadia, Laryssa
Siblings Victor, Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Laryssa
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Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga is an American actress, director, and producer who has appeared in Up in the Air, The Departed and Safe House. She rose to fame from her role in The Conjuring film series. She was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globes for her work in Up in the Air.

Born To Ukrainians Family

Vera Ann Farmiga was born on 6th August 1973 in Clifton, New Jersey, United States. She belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. 

She is the second child daughter of Michael Farmiga and Lubomyra Spas. She was raised along with six siblings, one elder brother Victor and five younger siblings Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Laryssa, and Taissa.

Her sister Taissa Farmiga appeared as young Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring movie prequel The Nun.

She graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School. While in high school, she was interested in acting and thus, she auditioned for the school production and got selected for a lead role. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performing arts from Syracuse University.

Being Her Career In Theater

Vera Farmiga started her acting career in the American Conservatory Theater's production of The Tempest.  She made her Broadway debut in October 1996 in Ronald Harwood's play Taking Sides was alongside Ed Harris and Daniel Massey.

She made her movie debut with the television film, Rose hill, in April 1997. In the same year, she appeared played the main role in television series, Roar, opposite Heath Ledger.

Her acting skill gave her first feature films alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Vince Vaughn in 1998 thriller film Return to Paradise.

Farmiga was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Up in the Air in 2010. In the following year, she made her directorial debut with the drama film, Higher Ground.

The actress got her path-breaking role in 2013; she appeared in horror flick, The Conjuring. She then appeared in Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring 2 (2016), The Nun(2018) and Annabella Comes Home (2019).

Farmiga appeared in television series Bates Motels from 2013 to 2017. She also worked in the series as an executive producer from 2014 to 2017. For her performance in the film, she was nominated for three Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Actress (in 2013, 2014 and 2015).

Vera Farmiga attending the premiere of The Conjuring 2 in Los Angeles SOURCE: Getty Image

In 2019, Farmiga appeared in the movie Captive State and Godzilla: King of the Monsters and series When They See Us. Her future project includes The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and The Many Saints of Newark.

Has $10 Million Net Worth

Vera Farmiga has an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has collected an impressive amount of money throughout her career.

The actress has appeared in many commercially hits movies. Here are some of her films which had box office collections of over $100 million.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
The Departed 2006 Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg $90 million $291.5 million
Up in the Air 2009 George Clooney and Anna Kendrick $25 million $166.8 million
Source Code 2011 Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan $31.9 million $147.3 million
Safe House 2012 Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds $85 million $208.1 million
The Conjuring 2013 Patrick Wilson and Ron Livingston $20 million $319.5 million
The Conjuring 2 2016 Frances O'Connor and Madison Wolfe $40 million $320.4 million
The Commuter 2018 Liam Neeson and Jonathan Banks $40 million $119.9 million
The Nun 2018 Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga $22 million $365.6 million
Godzilla: King of the Monsters 2019 Kyle Chandler and Millie Bobby Brown $200 million $385 million
Annabelle Comes Home 2019 Makenna Grace and Madison Iseman $32 million $228.6 million

Vera owns an expensive and luxurious house in upstate New York.

Has Two Kids From Her Marriage

Vera Farmiga got married to musician and film producer Renn McDonnell Hawkey on 13 September 2008. The couple was first introduced by Allen Hughes on the set of Touching Evil. The couple dated for several months before exchanging wedding vows.

The two married when the actress was five months pregnant with their first child. 

Vera Farmiga and her husband Renn Hawkey SOURCE: Getty Image

Vera and her husband welcomed their first child, son Fynn McDonnell, in January 2009. The couple welcomed their second child, daughter Gytta Lubov, in November 2010.

She is now living happily with her husband and two children.

She was previously married to actor Sebastian Roche; the two eloped in 1997 in the Bahamas but they called it quits in the same year. They officially finalized their divorce in 2004.


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