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American Actress


Vera Ann Farmiga is an Academy Award-nominated American actress, best known for her roles in the films Running Scared, The Departed, Orphan and Up in the Air. For her role in the latter film, she was nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actor's Guild Award, a BAFTA and Academy Award.

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 I’ve played a lot of mothers in my movies and I come from a massive family where the youngest is like 20-something years younger than I am. My mother had seven kids and I’ve sort of been studying her my whole life so I knew what to expect. But the funny part is, since having my son Fynn, I don’t remember what life was like before parenthood. 
— Vera Farmiga can't remember how her life was before she became a mother / April 2010
 When things get feisty, and I feel my career is less art and more business, then I sincerely think about just buying a staff and herding, 
— Vera Farmiga dreams about becoming a goat herder / March 25, 2010
 We sat for a cup of tea and again for a cup of tea. Hopefully it will all come together, 
— Vera Farmiga will work with Madonna / March 12, 2010
 I'm actually not familiar with her work, and I told her this flat-out. She sent a couple of films and I still haven't seen them. But no matter. I don't really go by that. I go by other things. I go by scripts. I go with what I think I can do with a character and if I feel a kinetic energy with someone and I feel we can uplift and challenge each other. 
— Vera Farmiga will work with Madonna / March 12, 2010
 No one ever recognizes me... I had to tell a recent driver of mine that I was nominated for an Oscar and he said, 'For what? Costumes, make-up?' 
— Vera Farmiga / March 07, 2010
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 I was living in New York, waiting to go to college and I was playing soccer but I had been benched, because my health papers hadn't cleared. I just didn't have the patience to wait and it coincided with my heart being broken for the first time. I needed an outlet. I just didn't want to sit there and watch my colleagues play ball so a friend of mine encouraged me to try out for this silly melodrama. I got the lead role and from there I was encouraged to continue. And here I am! 
— Vera Farmiga wanted to be a football player / March 02, 2010
 I had lots of jobs. For instance I sold lingerie. Doing that I realized how faking an eastern European or French accent can boost sales. Men who buy presents for women really responded to that. 
— Vera Farmiga used to sell lingerie using a fake french accent / February 07, 2010
 All my jobs were some kind of performance. What else did I do? Once I worked as a technician for air-conditioners. It was a telephone job; I had to repair air-conditioners via remote diagnosis. But my employers thought I was too chatty for the job, so they made me do paperwork instead. 
— Vera Farmiga / February 07, 2010