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Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga is an award-winning actress who continues to captivate audiences with each role she embodies.

This past summer she starred in the dark thriller Orphan with Peter Sarsgaard, a story that centers on a couple who adopts a 9-year-old girl, who is not as innocent as she initially appears.

Farmiga recently wrapped production on The Vintner's Luck directed by Niki Caro. The film is an adaptation of Elizabeth Knox's novel of the same name and tells the story of a 19th century French peasant winemaker who endeavors to create the perfect vintage. The film co-stars Patrick Bauchau, Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier and Keisha Castle-Hughes with Acajou Films, Laurie Parker and Robin Laing producing.

She recently starred in Carlos Brooks' Quid Pro Quo; the Holocaust drama The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; and Rod Lurie's political drama Nothing But the Truth.

Farmiga won the Best Actress Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her performance in the independent film Down to the Bone, a revelatory drama about a weary working-class mother trapped by drug addiction. She also won Best Actress awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Marrakech Film Festival and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the role.

Additional film credits include: Joshua opposite Sam Rockwell; Never Forever opposite Jung-woo Ha and David McInnis; Martin Scorsese's Oscar- winning police drama The Departed opposite Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson; Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering opposite Jude Law and The Manchurian Candidate for director Jonathan Demme.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Vera Farmiga Facts

Birth Name Vera Ann Farmiga
BirthdayAugust 6, 1973 (50)
BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Vera Farmiga compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Henry's Crime
Never Forever
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring
The Departed
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
Safe House
Up in the Air
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