Vera Farmiga - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 28, 2022

Vera Farmiga
Profession: Actress, Director, Producer
Best Known For: The Conjuring, Orphan (films)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 6, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Vera Ann Farmiga
Birth Place: Clifton, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Michael Farmiga
Mother's Name: Lubomyra Farmiga
Siblings: 6

Victor Farmiga (brother)
Stephan Farmiga (brother)
Alexander Farmiga (brother)
Nadia Farmiga (sister)
Laryssa Farmiga  
Taissa Farmiga 

High School: Hunterdon Central Regional High School
University: Syracuse University
Ethnicity: Ukrainian
Nationality: American, Ukrainian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 13, 2008
Husband's Name: Renn Hawkey

Sebastian Roché

Children: 2

Fynn McDonnell Hawkey (son)
Gytta Lubov Hawkey (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 60 kg (132.28 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Vera Farmiga?

Vera Farmiga is an actor, director, and producer.

Vera Farmiga – Age, Parents, Siblings

Vera Farmiga was born on August 6, 1973, in Clifton, New Jersey, USA as Vera Ann Farmiga. Her mother Lubomyra Farmiga (née Spas) worked as a school teacher while her father Michael Farmiga worked as a systems analyst and later as a landscaper. 

She was not the only child of her parents, she has siblings too. Her old brother’s name is Victor Farmiga and her younger siblings are Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Laryssa, and Taissa Farmiga. Taissa is also an actress. Along with her sisters and brothers, she was raised in Irvington, New Jersey. 

Source: YouTube (Vera Farmiga with Taissa Farmiga)

She grew up in an insular Ukrainian American community with Ukrainian as her native language. She only learned to speak English at six years old when starting Kindergarten. She spent her teens in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Speaking of her upbringing and education, she shared,

“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).”

Education, Ethnicity

As for education, Vera Farmiga attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School and graduated from the same in 1991. She went to study at Syracuse University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995.

Her ethnicity is Ukrainian.

Vera Farmiga – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Vera Farmiga met actor Sebastian Roché while working on the TV series Roar. After dating for some time, the couple eloped to the Bahamas in 1997. But the marriage could not last and they divorced in 2004.

Allen Hughes introduced her to musician Renn Hawkey. The couple married on September 13, 2008, when Farmiga was five months pregnant and their son Fynn McDonnell Hawkey was born on January 13, 2009.

The couple welcomed their second child, a baby girl on November 4, 2010. They named her Gytta Lubov Hawkey.

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Source: Assignment X (Vera Farmiga with husband Renn Hawkey)

Vera Farmiga – Career

From her younger days, Farmiga loved to perform in plays as well as dance. During her teen years, she even toured with a Ukrainian folk-dancing ensemble called by the name Syzokryli. Also while in college, she took part in various school productions.

Before fame

Before fame, Vera Farmiga had acted in numerous theater productions such as The Tempest (1996), Good (1996), and Taking Sides (1996). Soon she landed roles in TV such as in Rose Hill, Roar (1997), Law & Order, Return to Paradise (1998),  Autumn in New York (2000),  The Opportunists (2000),  15 Minutes, and Dust (2001).

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Source: Pinterest (Vera Farmiga in 1997's Roar)


Finally, in 2002, she landed her breakthrough role in Love in the Time of Money. Since then she has starred in Dummy (2003), Down to the Bone (2004), The Manchurian Candidate, The Departed (2006), and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008).

Since 2009, she has portrayed roles in successful movies such as Orphan, Up in the Air, Henry's Crime, Source Code, Bates Motel, The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), At Middleton, The Escape (2016), The Commuter, Skin (2018), Captive State (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Central Park 5, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021), The Many Saints of Newark (2021).

In addition to acting, she has also directed films such as Higher Ground while The Conjuring 3 is set to be released in September 2020.

Fellow actors

She has worked with actors Sebastian Roché, Christopher Walken, Adrien Brody, Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston, Dakota Fanning,  Andy García, and Clive Owen, to name a few.

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Source: Syfy Wire (Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring)

Vera Farmiga – Awards, Nominations

For her astounding work in films, Vera Farmiga has been nominated and awarded numerous awards. Some are Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television.

She also has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Director, Primetime Emmy Award, Academy Award, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, etc.

Vera Farmiga – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million while the estimate on her annual salary is still under review.

Vera Farmiga – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Vera Farmiga is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with millions of followers and counting.

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