Vera Farmiga is an American actress, film director and producer. Farmiga began her career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides. She made her television debut in the Fox fantasy series Roar and her film debut in the drama thriller Return to Paradise. Farmiga made her directorial debut in 2011 with the acclaimed drama film Higher Ground, in which she had a leading role.

Birth Name

Vera Ann Farmiga




Actress, Director, Producer



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Vera Farmiga was born on 6 August 1973, in Clifton, New Jersey, United States.


She’s currently 45 years old.

Sun Sign





Vera is a non-denominational Christian.


Farmiga attended St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic School in New Jersey. Vera graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 1991. After finishing high school, she went to Syracuse University, New York to study Performing Arts. She graduated in 1995.

Family Details

  • Father – Michael Farmiga (Retired Computer Systems Analyst)
  • Mother – Luba (nee Spas) (Former School Teacher)
  • Siblings – Victor (Older Brother), Stephan (Younger Brother), Alexander (Younger Brother), Nadia (Younger Sister), Laryssa (Younger Sister), Taissa (Younger Sister).
  • Others – Adriana Farmiga (Cousin) (Visual Artist), Nadia Spas (Maternal Grandmother), Theodor Spas (Maternal Grandfather)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Vera Farmiga dated –

  • Sebastian Roche (1996 – 2005) – In 1996, Vera started dating the French actor Sebastian Roche. After one year of being in a relationship, the couple got married in 1997. Vera and Sebastian were together till 2004 and then they separated from each other. One year later, they officially divorced.

  • Renn Hawkey (2004 – Present) – Vera commenced dating the American musician Renn Hawkey in 2004. After 4 years of dating, the couple got married on September 11, 2008. Vera and Renn have 2 children, Fynn (born January 15, 2009) and Gytta Lubov (born November 4, 2010).

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m


  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her role as Alexandra ‘Alex’ Goran in the movie Up in the Air (2009), for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award, Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award.

Film Debut

Farmiga earned her first acting credit as Kerrie in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise in 1998. Before making her film debut, she was cast as Diane in a short film The Butterfly Dance.

Television Debut

Vera Farmiga made her television debut in the Fox fantasy series Roar, playing the leading role of Catlin in 1997.

Brand Endorsements

Farmiga has appeared in a TV commercial for Jose Cuervo brand of tequila.

Vera Farmiga Favorites

Her favorite things are unknown.

Vera Farmiga Net worth

Vera Farmiga has a net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2019. The family owns several properties, including a lavish house in Hudson Valley, New York and a exquisite mansion in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vera Farmiga

  • Vera didn’t speak English until she was 6.
  • Her grandparents met during World War II in one camp for displaced people in Germany.
  • She is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, and considers herself Ukrainian American, as she was raised in an insular Ukrainian American community in Irvington, New Jersey, with Ukrainian as her native language.
  • As a teenager, she toured with a Ukrainian folk-dancing troupe, Syzokryli.
  • She worked in customer service for an air conditioning company before becoming an actress.
  • In February 1996, Farmiga starred as Miranda in the American Conservatory Theater’s production of The Tempest.
  • Vera is good friends with the well known actor George Clooney.
  • She knows to play guitar and piano.
  • Vera Farmiga has three angora goats named Zoshya, Fruzia and Sofika and a dog named Muppet.
  • She is multilingual and can speak French, Spanish, Ukrainian and English.
  • She was a member of the Breakthrough Actor award jury at the Gotham Awards in 2017.
  • In March 2019, she will star alongside John Goodman in Rupert Wyatt’s sci-fi thriller Captive State.
  • In May 2019, she will portray Dr. Emma Russell in the third installment of the MonsterVerse film franchise, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, directed by Michael Dougherty.


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