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Vera Farmiga


Vera Farmiga is an American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Up in the Air (2009) and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Bates Motel (2013). She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the second of seven children, on August 6, 1973, in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Up in the Air
Up in the Air Alex Goran
(2009)
The Departed
The Departed Madolyn
(2006)
Orphan
Orphan Kate
(2009)
Bates Motel
Bates Motel Norma Louise Bates
(2013-2017)

Filmography

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 2019 Godzilla: King of Monsters (post-production)
Dr. Emma Russell
 2018 Boundaries (post-production)
Laura
 2018 The Front Runner (post-production)
Lee Hart
 2018 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (TV Series)
The Candidate
- Kill All Others (2018) ... The Candidate
 2018 The Commuter
Joanna
 2013-2017 Bates Motel (TV Series)
Norma Louise Bates
- The Cord (2017) ... Norma Louise Bates
- Visiting Hours (2017) ... Norma Louise Bates
- The Body (2017) ... Norma Louise Bates
- Inseparable (2017) ... Norma Louise Bates
- Marion (2017) ... Norma Louise Bates
 2016/VI The Escape (Short)
Dr. Nora Phillips
 2016 Burn Your Maps
Alise
 2016 The Conjuring 2
Lorraine Warren
 2016 Special Correspondents
Eleanor
 2014 The Judge
Samantha Powell
 2014 Closer to the Moon
Alice
 2013 The Conjuring
Lorraine Warren
 2013 At Middleton
Edith Martin
 2012 Safe House
Catherine Linklater
 2012 Goats
Wendy
 2011 Source Code
Colleen Goodwin
 2011 Higher Ground
Corinne Walker
 2010 Henry's Crime
Julie Ivanova
 2009 A Heavenly Vintage
Aurora de Valday
 2009/I Up in the Air
Alex Goran
 2009 Orphan
Kate
 2008/I Nothing But the Truth
Erica Van Doren
 2008 In Tranzit
Natalia
 2008/I Quid Pro Quo
Fiona Ankany
 2007 Never Forever
Sophie Lee
 2007 Joshua
Abby Cairn
 2006 The Hard Easy
Dr. Charlie Brooks
 2006 The Departed
Madolyn
 2006 Breaking and Entering
Oana
 2006 Running Scared
Teresa Gazelle
 2005 Neverwas
Eleanna
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Jocelyne Jordan
 2004 Touching Evil (TV Series)
Detective Susan Branca
- Mercy (2004) ... Detective Susan Branca
- Grief (2004) ... Detective Susan Branca
- Entropy (2004) ... Detective Susan Branca
- Boston (2004) ... Detective Susan Branca
- Attachment (2004) ... Detective Susan Branca
 2004 Mind the Gap
Allison Lee
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Ruza Wenclawska
 2004 Down to the Bone
Irene
 2001-2002 UC: Undercover (TV Series)
Alex Cross
- The Sins of Sonny Walker (2002) ... Alex Cross
- Manhunt (2002) ... Alex Cross
- Teddy C (2002) ... Alex Cross
- Hunting Armando (2002) ... Alex Cross
- Zero Option (2001) ... Alex Cross
 2002 Dummy
Lorena
 2001 Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (TV Movie)
Josephine
 2001/I Dust
Amy
 2001 15 Minutes
Daphne Handlova
 2000 Autumn in New York
Lisa Tyler
 2000 The Opportunists
Miriam Kelly
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
Allison
- In Loco Parentis (1998) ... Allison
 1998 Return to Paradise
Kerrie
 1998 The Butterfly Dance (Short)
Diane
 1998 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lindsay Carson
- Expert (1998) ... Lindsay Carson
 1997 Rose Hill (TV Movie)
Emily Elliot
 1997 Roar (TV Series)
Catlin
- Traps (1997) ... Catlin
- The Cage (1997) ... Catlin
- Tash (1997) ... Catlin
- Sweet Bridget (1997) ... Catlin (credit only)
- Daybreak (1997) ... Catlin
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Other Works:

Stage play: "The Tempest" - playing the role of Miranda, at the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I went to Ukrainian Girl Scouts, which is called Plast, and Ukrainian Catholic school. I did Ukrainian folk dancing. My piano teacher was Ukrainian. I used to think and dream in Ukrainian. My exposure to the English language mostly came from preschool, Saturday morning cartoons and television -- The Little Rascals (1982), Little House on the Prairie (1974), Gilligan's Island (1964). See more »

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Delivered her children Fynn and Gytta via Caesarean section. See more »

Trademark:

Expressive, piercing blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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