Who is Vera Farmiga?

Vera Farmiga is a popular American actress, director, and producer who has been seen working actively in her career since the year 1996.

Quick Info
Full NameVera Ann Farmiga
Date of Birth6 August 1973
Birth PlaceClifton, New Jersey, U.S
Parent(s)Luba Farmiga, and Michael Farmiga
Occupationactress, director, and producer
Partner(s)/Spouse(s)Renn Hawkey
Net Worth$10 million

Personal Life, Relationship and Children

Vera Farmiga, whose real name is Vera Ann Farmiga, was born on 6 August 1973 in Clifton, New Jersey, U.S. as a daughter of a mother, Luba Farmiga, and father, Michael Farmiga. Her father is a systems analyst-turned-landscaper where her mother is a schoolteacher. She has got six siblings where she has an older brother whose name is Victor and has five younger siblings who are Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Laryssa, and Taissa.

Before, she dated an actor Sebastian Roche and married in the year 1997 where they both divorced in 2004. After that, she lived in a relationship with musician Renn Hawkey where they married on 13 September 2008 and gave birth to their son in January 2009 as a first child. Later, in November 2010, she gave birth to their daughter and they are living their happy life.

Vera FarmigaAge, Height, Weight

Vera Farmiga holds both American and Ukrainian nationality and belongs to Ukrainian ethnicity. Currently, she is 47 years old with a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm/1.67 m) and a weight of 60 kg. She has got body measurements of 34-23-33 inches and has brown hair with blue eyes. As she was born on 6 August, her zodiac sign is Leo.

Early Life and Education

Earlier, when Vera Farmiga turned the age of six, she started to learn English and after she turned 12, she moved to New Jersey with her family. After that, she attended St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic School. When she was in her teenage, she also toured with a Ukrainian folk-dancing ensemble and she is also known as a classically trained pianist. Later, she graduated from the Hunterdon Central Regional High School in the year 1991.

When she was in her junior year, she became interested in acting and her friends suggested her to have an audition for the school production of “The Vampire” in which she won the lead role of Lady Margaret. After that, she went to attend Syracuse University and completed her graduation from Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995. She was also seen appearing in the production of “The Seagull” for which she had won the top prize.


Vera Farmiga is active on Instagram with the tag name (@verafarmiga) where she had posted 266 posts and has 826 followers and following 128 people on Instagram.




In her career beginning, she was seen playing the roles in several plays including “The Tempest”, “Good” and “Taking Sides”. Further, she was seen appearing in the plays like “Second-Hand Smoke” and “Under the Blue Sky”.

Television Career

Vera Farmiga started her television career after she had been cast as Catlin on an American fantasy-adventure television series “Roar” in the year 1997. In the same year, she was cast into the role of Emily Elliot in an American Western movie “Rose Hill”. Later, she was seen appearing as Lindsay Carson on the American police procedural and legal drama television series “Law & Order” in 1998.

Further, she was seen as Queen Josephine on a fantasy adventure television movie “Snow White: The Fairest of Them All” in 2001. From the year of 2001 to 2002, she was seen playing the role of Alex Cross on an American procedural drama television series “UC: Undercover”. Likewise, she was seen appearing as Ruza Wenclawska on an Ameican historical drama movie “Iron Jawed Angels” in 2004. In that year, she was also seen playing the role of an American crime drama television series “Touching Evil”.

From the year of 2013 to 2017, she was seen appearing as Norma Louise Bates on an American psychological horror drama television series “Bates Motel”. Further, she was seen playing roles in series like “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” in 2018 and “When They See Us” in 2019. She will also be seen on an upcoming American streaming television series “Hawkeye”.

Vera FarmigaMovies Career

Vera Farmiga started her movie career after she had been cast as Kerrie on an American drama-thriller movie “Return to Paradise” in 1998. After that, she was seen appearing as Miriam Kelly in a British-American crime drama movie “The Opportunists” in 2000. Further, she was cast in several movies like “Autumn New York”, “15 Minutes”, “Dust”, “Love in the Time of Money”, “Dummy”, “Down to the Bone”, “Mind the Gap”, “The Manchurian Candidate”, “Neverwas”, “Running Scared”, “Breaking”, “The Hard Easy”, “The Departed”, “Never Forever” “Joshua”, “Quid Pro Quo”, “In Transit”, “Nothing But the Truth”, “The Boy in the Striped” and “Orphan”.

In the year 2009, she was seen playing the role of Aurora de Valday in the movie “A Heavenly Vintage” and then, in the same year, she was cast as Alex Goran is an American comedy-drama movie “Up in the Air”. Likewise, she was seen appearing in several movies like “Henry’s Crime”, “Higher Ground”, “Source Code”, “Goats”, “Safe House”, “At Middleton”, “The Conjuring”, “Closer to the Moon”, “The Jungle”, “Special Correspondents”, “The Conjuring 2”, “Burn Your Maps”, “The Escape”, “Unspoken”, “The Commuter”, “Boundaries”, “The Front Runner”, “Skin”, “Captive Stage”, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Annabelle Comes Home”.

Further, she will be seen appearing in an upcoming movie “The Many Saints of Newark” and “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”.


In her career, Vera Farmiga had won several awards including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, National Board of Review Awards, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards, BendFilm Festival Awards, Boston Film festival Awards, British Independent Film Awards, Gracie Awards, Marrakech International Film Festival Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Provincetown International Film Festival Awards, Qantas film, and Television Awards, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Awards, Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, Sundance Film Festival Awards and Women’s Image Network Awards.

Vera FarmigaNet Worth

The estimated net worth of Vera Farmiga is $10 million.