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Vera Farmiga stars in "Bates Motel" on A&E as Norma Louise Bates.

On the big screen, she recently starred in "Safe House," opposite Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, and Christopher Neil's "Goats," co-starring David Duchovny.

An Oscar-nominated and award-winning actress, Vera Farmiga continues to captivate audiences with her ability to embody each of her diverse and engaging roles.

Farmiga was most recently seen in three films: Sony Pictures Classics' "Higher Ground," a feature film which she also directed and which was in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival; Duncan Jones' "Source Code," opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan; and Malcolm Venville's "Henry's Crime," opposite Keanu Reeves and James Caan. Farmiga also garnered a nomination at the 2011 Gotham Awards for Breakthrough Director.

Farmiga was previously seen in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," opposite George Clooney. The role earned her critical praise, as well as nominations for an Academy Award, BAFTA, Broadcast Film Critics' Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe. In the film, Farmiga played a frequent-flyer businesswoman who develops a romantic relationship with Clooney's character, conducted via meetings in airports and hotels around the country.

She also starred in the dark thriller "Orphan" opposite Peter Sarsgaard; Niki Caro's "The Vinter's Luck"; Carlos Brooks' "Quid Pro Quo"; Miramax's Holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"; and in Rod Lurie's political drama "Nothing but the Truth," which earned her a nomination for a Broadcast Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. For her performance in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," she was awarded the Best Actress Award from the British Independent Film Awards.

In addition, Farmiga won the Best Actress award from the Los Angeles Film Critics' Association for her performance in the independent film "Down to the Bone," a revelatory drama about a weary working-class mother trapped by drug addiction. She won Best Actress awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Marrakech Film Festival and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the role.

Additional film credits include Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning police drama, "The Departed," opposite Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jack Nicholson; Anthony Minghella's "Breaking and Entering" opposite Jude Law; "The Manchurian Candidate" for director Jonathan Demme; "Joshua" opposite Sam Rockwell; and "Never Forever" opposite Jung-woo Ha and David McInnis.




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Age: 43 years old
Birthday: August 6, 1973
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Vera Ann Farmiga
Birthplace: Passaic County, NJ
Husband: Renn Hawkey
Sebastian Roché (1997 - 2005, divorced)


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