Vera Ann Farmiga(6 August 1973, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA)
Today is 39th birthday of incredibly talented and gorgeous Vera Farmiga. who is one of my favorite actresses. I'll see any movie she is in just for her. She always brings in so much charisma, charm and talent into his performances, actually becoming the character she is playing. Though she only received one Oscar nomination for her wonderful work in Up in the Air, one can only wonder that she would definitely get another for her mesmerizing performance in Nothing but the Truth, had the film didn't have massive issues with distribution and promotion.
Vera owes her unique beauty to her Ukrainian roots. She grew up in big family, having six siblings, one of whom, Taissa Farmiga is also an actress who even starred as younger version of Vera's character in Higher Ground which is Vera's feature film debut as a director. Vera began her career in indie films, slowly moving towards bigger productions and her big break and the part that made her recognizable was her performance in The Departed. Ever since that Vera appeared in a number of films, ranging in quality but one thing was constant - her amazing performances, no matter how long was she in the film or how good or bad the film itself was.
5 favorite movies:
- Up in the Air
- The Departed
- Source Code
- The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas
- Nothing but the Truth
- Henry's Crime
- Up in the Air
- Down to the Bone
- "You are an unpatriotic little cunt who's gonna walk right off the plank in the bowels of hell!" from Nothing but the Truth
- "You could have really screw things up for me here" from Up in the Air
- The realization in The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas
- The sex scene from The Departed
- "...and a nice smile" scene from Up in the Air
- Has six siblings, Vera is the second oldest of seven.
- Toured with a folk-dancing company in her teens.
- Vera has unusual pets - two angora goats and a chicken
- Auditioned for the role of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, but Eva Green was cast instead.
- Plays the piano