Michael Farmiga is best known as the father of Vera Farmiga, who is a popular American actress best known for portraying paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring Universe films The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Annabelle Comes Home (2019) and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021). Farmiga made her film debut with the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. Who Is Michael Farmiga, Vera Farmiga’s Father?
Michael Farmiga, Vera Farmiga’s Father
Michael Farmiga, a systems analyst-turned-landscaper, and his wife Lubomyra Luba, a schoolteacher. Moreover, Vera Farmiga has siblings as well. She has an older brother, Victor, and five younger siblings: Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, Laryssa and Taissa.
Her maternal grandparents, Nadia (née Pletenciw; 1925–2014) and Theodor Spas (1921–1990), met at a displaced persons camp in Karlsfeld during World War II. As a child, Farmiga converted with her family from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to Pentecostalism.
Vera Farmiga Career
Vera Farmiga’s subsequent starring role in the independent drama films Down to the Bone (2004) and Never Forever (2007) both earned her critical acclaim. She received further recognition for starring opposite George Clooney in the political thriller The Ides of March (2011).
Farmiga had leading roles in the drama-thriller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the supernatural horror film Orphan (2009), the romantic comedy Henry’s Crime (2010), and the drama Higher Ground (2011). She garnered critical acclaim for her performance as Norman Bates’ mother, Norma, in the A&E drama-thriller series “Bates Motel” (2013-2017), receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Farmiga made her directorial debut with the drama film Higher Ground (2011), in which she also starred. She had recurring roles on the Fox procedural drama series “Touching Evil” (2004) and the AMC period drama series “The Killing” (2012-2014).
Farmiga had starring roles in the independent films Nobody Walks (2012) and At Middleton (2013). She has also produced several of her own film projects, including the drama-thriller Broken Mile (2012) and the comedy-drama Bassett’s Hole (2018), in which she also starred.
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