Vera Farmiga Biography |
  • Vera Farmiga Biography

    Born: June 08, 1973 in Passaic County, New Jersey, USA

    Vera Farmiga is an Oscar® nominated and award winning actress, who continues to captivate audiences with her ability to embody each of her diverse and engaging roles.

    Farmiga received critical praise as well as Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award®, and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Alex in Jason Reitman's “Up in the Air,” opposite George Clooney.

    She currently stars as Norma Louise Bates in A&E’s acclaimed series “Bates Motel,” a modern re-imagining and prequel to the Hitchcock classic “Psycho.” Farmiga also recently completed filming on Nae Caranfil's feature “Closer to the Moon.”

    Her other recent film credits include the romance “Middleton”; Daniel Espinosa's thriller “Safe House,” co-starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds; the comedy “Goats,” which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival;  the sci-fi thriller “Source Code,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal; and her 2011 feature directorial debut, “Higher Ground,” in which she also starred.  Prior to its release, the film was in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

    Previously, Farmiga won the Best Actress Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics' Association for the role of Irene in the independent film “Down to the Bone.” She also won Best Actress awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Marrakech Film Festival and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. For her performance in the Holocaust drama “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” she received the Best Actress Award from the British Independent Film Awards. She also received a nomination for a Broadcast Film Critics Award for her role in Rod Lurie's political drama “Nothing But the Truth” and a SAG Award® nomination for Best Ensemble for Martin Scorsese's Oscar®-winning drama, “The Departed,” shared with Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson.

    Among her additional film credits are Jaume Collet-Serra's thriller “Orphan”; Anthony Minghella's “Breaking & Entering”; “The Manchurian Candidate” for director Jonathan Demme; and the horror/thriller “Joshua.”




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