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Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga
Farmiga at the 2010 Metropolitan Opera opening night of Das Rheingold
Personal information
Birth nameVera Ann Farmiga
Birth dateAugust 6, 1973(age 43)
Place of birthPassaic County, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress, director
Years active1996 present
SpouseSebastian Roché
(m.1997 2005)
Renn Hawkey
(m.2008 present; 2 children)
Children2

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Vera Ann Farmiga ( ; born August 6, 1973) is an American actress and director. Farmiga made her film debut in the 1998 drama thriller Return to Paradise. This was followed by supporting roles in the 2000 romantic film Autumn in New York and the 2001 television series UC: Undercover. She was also cast in the 2001 thriller 15 Minutes.

Her other film appearances and roles include the 2003 comedy Dummy, the 2004 drama Down to the Bone, the 2006 crime thriller The Departed, the 2007 horror Joshua, and the 2008 drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Farmiga gained critical acclaim following her work in the 2009 comedy-drama Up in the Air, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also starred as Kate Coleman in Orphan in 2009.

Her latest film appearance was in the 2011 thriller/action movie Source Code, as Capt. Colleen Goodwin.


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