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Biography: Vera Farmiga

June 30, 2018
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Real Name: Vera Ann Farmiga

Occupation: Actress

Date of Birth: 6 August 1973

How Old is Vera Farmiga: 44 years

Birth Place: Clifton, New Jersey, United States

How Tall is Vera Farmiga: 5 feet 7 inches (1.65m)

Weight: 132 lbs.

Nationality: American

Family: Her father is Michael Farmiga and mother is Lubomyra. She has an older brother Victor and Five siblings Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Laryssa, and Taissa.

Spouse:  Sebastian Roché: married in 1997 and divorced in 2004. Renn Hawkey: married in 2008.

Children: She has one daughter and one son, Fynn McDonnell Hawkey (son) and Gytta Lubov Hawkey (daughter).

Vera Farmiga Facts:

Before acting, she was working in an air conditioning company, in customer service.

In her free time, she likes to spin wool and her husband also presented her a set of wool-spinning kit.

She does independent films and is not a fan of Hollywood, as she didn’t like the thin and narrow roles offered by Hollywood to women.

She lives on a farm as she is not a fan of Hollywood and wants to live a simple life away from Hollywood.

She is told to burns scripts if they do not suit her liking.

She is a guitarist and pianist too.

She has an orange belt in Japanese martial arts jujitsu.

Vera Farmiga Quotes:

“There are women who make things better, there are women who change things, there are women who make things happen, who make a difference. I want to be one of those women.”

“No role is more challenging, rewarding and inspiring than my real-life role as a mom and a wife. “

“Am I ambitious? I used to be afraid of that word but now I think ambition is a good thing.”

“I think I always try to be accommodating and open and available and proving for my director. I love to give as many takes as they want. I love to give them as many choices as they want.”

“Yeah, I think it’s like any God-given gift. You writers have the gift of perception. If you don’t use it, you’re going to lose it. And it’s the same thing with you [Lorraine], it’s God-given. “

“I do love directing. I’m only comfortable working in the independent film arena for a very small budget where I have creative control and I can put my stamp on it.”

“Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning.”

“I can’t get my knickers in a twist about my age and ageing in an industry that caters to the ids of 14-year-olds.”

“Sometimes music helps. If I feel that it’s bogus, I’ll literally just call myself out on camera and say that it’s dishonest. You do whatever it takes.”

Vera Farmiga Filmography:

Films

  • Down to the Bone (2004)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • The Departed (2006)
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
  • Orphan (2009)
  • Up in the Air (2009)
  • Source Code (2011)
  • Safe House (2012)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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