Who is Vera Farmiga?

Vera Farmiga is an American actress who is well-known for the portrayal of Lorraine Warren, a paranormal investigator in the Conjuring Universe, with roles in movies like ‘The Conjuring’ in the year 2013, ‘The Conjuring 2’ in the year 2016, and ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ in the year 2019. She also won a Primetime Emmy nomination for her role in the above-mentioned movies and it also established her as a scream queen.

Quick Info
Full NameVera Ann Farmiga
Date of BirthAugust 6, 1973
Birth PlaceClifton, New Jersey, United States
Parent(s)Lubomyra Spas
Michael Farmiga
ProfessionActress, Director, Producer
SpouseSebastian Roché (1997–2004)
Renn Hawkey (2008-Present)
Net worthUS $10 million

Her second Primetime Emmy nomination came in the year 2019 when she played the role of Elizabeth Lederer for two episodes of the American crime drama television series, ‘When They See Us’.

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Vera Farmiga’s full name is Vera Ann Farmiga. She was born on 6 August 1973 in Clifton, New Jersey to her mother, Lubomyra Spas who was a schoolteacher, and to her father, Michael Farmiga who was a systems analyst who later turned into a landscaper. Vera Farmiga was born and grown alongside an elder brother, Victor, and five younger siblings Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Laryssa, and Taissa. Vera’s sibling Laryssa was born with spina bifida, a birth defect. 


Nationality and Physical Stats

Vera Farmiga is a Ukrainian-American actress who descends from Ukrainian ancestry. She is a nondenominational Christian who grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic family that later turned into Christianity. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (165cms) tall and weighs around 60kgs (132lbs). She has a slim body figure with a measurement of 34-24-36 inches respectively. Moreover, she has a pair of beautiful blue colored eyes with light brown colored hair.



Vera Farmiga attended the St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic School located in Newark, New Jersey, and later completed high-school from the Hunterdon Central Regional High School, a comprehensive, four-year public high school located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. For further studies, she enrolled and graduated in the year 1995 from Syracuse University, a private research university located in Syracuse, New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.


Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Vera Farmiga is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@verafarmiga) has over 825 thousand followers and her Twitter account (@VeraFarmiga) has over 226 thousand followers. Moreover, her official Facebook page (@VeraFarmiga) has over 561 thousand followers with over 162 thousand likes.

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Personal Life

Vera Farmiga was earlier married to Sebastian Roche, a Scottish-French actor. The two married in 1997 and separated in the year 2004. Later, she dated and married Renn Hawkey, an American musician in the year 2008. The pair was blessed with two kids, Fynn Hawkey and Gytta Lubov Hawkey.




Vera Farmiga made her debut in the entertainment industry with the role of Kerrie in the 1998 American drama thriller movie, ‘Return to Paradise’.

Following this role, she went on to star in movies like ‘The Opportunists’ and ‘Autumn in New York’ in the year 2000, ’15 Minutes’ and ‘Dust’ in the year 2001, ‘Love in the Time of Money’ and ‘Dummy’ in the year 2002, ‘Down to the Bone’, ‘Mind the Gap’ and ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ in the year 2004 and ‘Neverwas’ in the year 2005. Likewise, in the year 2006, she appeared in movies like ‘Running Scared’, ‘Breaking and Entering’, ‘The Hard Easy’ and ‘The Departed’. The years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 brought several roles for Vera Farmiga like ‘Never Forever’, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, ‘A Heavenly Vintage’, and ‘Henry’s Crime’.

In between the years 2011 and 2013, Vera Farmiga has appeared in movies like ‘Higher Ground’, ‘Source Code’, ‘Goats’, ‘Safe House’ and ‘At Middleton’. She got the role of Lorraine Warren in ‘The Conjuring’ in the year 2013 and after the success of this role, she went on to star as Lorraine Warren in the 2016 sequel, ‘The Conjuring 2’ and the seventh installment of the Conjuring Universe, ‘Annabelle Comes Home’.

Besides this, she has also starred in movies like ‘The Commuter’, ‘Captive State’ and ’Godzilla: King of the Monsters’. She is also said to star as Lorraine Warren in the upcoming movie of The Conjuring Universe, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ in 2021.

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Vera Farmiga made his debut on television with the role of Catlin for 13 episodes of the 1997 American fantasy-adventure television series, ‘Roar’. Likewise, she has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Law and Order’ in the year 1998 and ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ in the year 2018. She has also starred in series like ‘UC: Undercover’ in the year 2001, ‘Touching Evil’ in the year 2004, and ‘When They See Us’ in the year 2019.

Moreover, she has also helped produce the 2013 American psychological horror drama television series, ‘Bates Motel’ and also starred in the series as Norma Louise Bates. She is currently playing the role of Eleanor Bishop in the upcoming American television miniseries of 2021, ‘Hawkeye’.



Vera Farmiga won the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Circle Awards’ Best Actress award for her work in ‘Down to the Bone’ in the year 2005 and the National Board of Review Awards’ Best Acting by an Ensemble award for her work in ‘The Departed’ in the year 2006. Moreover, she is also a recipient of 14 other awards.


Net Worth

As of the year 2021, Vera Farmiga has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.