Welcome to Vera Farmiga Online, your source for all things on the Academy nominated actress. Vera is an accomplished actress that is recognizable from her work in Up In The Air, Orphan, The Departed, Down to the Bone and Source Code among others. This website, originally established in 2006 is your guide to regularly delivered news, a variety of media including our extensive gallery of 30,000 pictures, and information on Vera and her career. Browse around and check back for all the latest news on the wonderful and talented Vera Farmiga!
Trivia

• Has six siblings, Vera is the second oldest of seven.

• Daughter of Ukrainian immigrants.

• Toured with a folk-dancing company in her teens.

• Didn’t learn English untill she was six years old.

• Was raised in an insular Ukranian community in Passaic, New Jersey.

• Graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School: Class of 1991.

• Graduated from Syracuse University.

• Used to wear contact lenses, she told us on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” , July 19, 2007), that she has had Lasik eye surgery.

• Grew up in a Ukranian-speaking enclave in New Jersey.

• Ex-husband Sebastian Roche co-starred with Vera on Roar and they eloped to Bahamas to get married when the show ended in 1997.

• During high school, she went from wanting to be a shepherdess, to an ophthalmologist, a music therapist, and a concert pianist.

• Last name pronounced far-MEE-guh.

• Attended Syracuse University with actors Taye Diggs, Larissa Thurston, and producer Terry Dinan.

• Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.

• Her husband Renn Hawkey plays in the band ‘Deadsy’.

• Gave birth to her first child at age 35, son Fynn Hawkey on January 15, 2009.

• Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son Fynn in order to begin filming Up in the Air (2009).

• A body double was used during her nude scene in Up in the Air (2009) as she had just recently given birth to her son Fynn.

• Confirmed that she was pregnant with her second child in May 15, 2010.

• Gave birth to her second child at age 37, daughter Gytta Lubov Hawkey on November 4, 2010.

• Was five months pregnant with her daughter Gytta when she completed filming on Higher Ground (2011).

• Returned to work three months after giving birth to her daughter Gytta in order to begin filming Goats (2011).

• Sister of Taissa Farmiga. She is known for playing Violet Harmon on FX’s American Horror Story.