Vera Farmiga’s Net Worth

Vera Farmiga's Net Worth

Vera Farmiga is a beautiful actress who has appeared in a diverse range of television and movie roles. She began her acting career on the stage. When she moved to the screen, she placed particular emphasis on working in independent films. Her Rotten Tomatoes bio expresses that the actress spent over a decade committed to playing nuanced, complex, interesting characters. While that doesn’t always lead to monetary success, Vera Farmiga had some breakout roles that really garnered her attention (as well as income.) So what exactly is Vera Farmiga’s net worth today?

Who is Vera Farmiga? Personal Life.

Vera Farmiga has an interesting back story. According to her IMDB profile, she was born in New Jersey in 1973. Her Ukrainian parents didn’t speak English at home. They also lived in a Ukrainian neighborhood. Therefore, Vera herself didn’t speak English until age 6.

Her mother was a teacher, and her father was a computer systems analyst. They enjoyed keeping their Ukrainian culture alive and rich in their home. In fact, some of Vera’s earliest performances were playing piano and folk dancing as a teenager through a Ukrainian touring company. Fun fact, though, her mother was raised in the United States and her father was raised in Argentina. In fact, Vera’s father was a soccer player scouted for an Argentinian team at one point in his young life.

Acting Sisters: Taissa Farmiga

Vera is the second oldest of seven children. Her sister Taissa Farmiga is more than two decades younger than Vera. She’s also an actress. In fact, she’s only an actress because Vera eventually also got into directing, and she convinced her little sis to star in one of her films.

Taissa was 15 in 2011 when Vera cast herself as the lead in “Higher Ground,” which was her directorial debut film. She wanted someone who looked like her to play the younger version of her as the lead. Who better to ask than her sister? Taissa’s role was well-received at Sundance. Therefore, she decided to go into acting as well.

Fun Fact: Their cousin, Adriana Farmiga, is an artist who also helped on “Higher Ground.”

Two years later, Vera played Taissa’s mother in “At Middleton.”

Vera Farmiga: Marriages, Divorces, and Children

According to her IMDB profile, Vera Farmiga fell in love with actor Sebastian Roche when they met during the production of “Roar” in the late 1990s. Before the show had come to an end, the couple had married. The marriage lasted about seven years. They divorced in 2004.

Four years later, she married Renn Hawkey, who is a musician. They have two children together, a son and a daughter, born about a year apart shortly after the marriage. The family lives together in the Hudson River Valley region of New York State.

Pets, Hobbies, and Fun Facts

According to her IMDB profile, Vera has pet Angora goats that she enjoys spending time with. They shear the goats’ wool and she uses it to knit. Vera stays fit through jujitsu and Muay Thai boxing. Just like when she was a child, she still plays piano. Vera is also an avid reader. So, despite her fame as an actress, she really enjoys a lot of downtimes relaxing with her family and pets.

Who is Vera Farmiga? Professional Life.

As aforementioned, Vera Farmiga started out as a stage actress. She attending the Syracuse University School of Performing Arts. In fact, she graduated with an acting degree in 1005. She spent the next couple of years performing on and off-Broadway.

In 1997, she moved to the screen — the little screen that is. This was when she made her television female lead debut in “Roar.” As you may recall, this was where she met her first husband, Sebastian Roché. However, the male lead acting across from her in that show was Heath Ledger. Farmiga was well-received in that role and other opportunities kept coming her way.

Vera Farmiga’s Movie Credits

Here are some of her most notable movies, according to IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes:

  • “Return to Paradise”, in 1998, was her first movie debut.
  • In 1999, she played Christopher Walken’s daughter in “The Opportunists.”
  • Then in 2000, she played Richard Gere’s daughter in “Autumn in New York.”
  • She played a great supporting role in “15 Minutes” in 2001.
  • “Down to the Bone” (2004) garnered her a Best Actress Sundance award. This is her highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • That same year, she also appeared in “The Manchurian Candidate.”

In particular, 2006 was a busy year for Vera’s movie career. She was in “Running Scared,” “Breaking and Entering,” and “The Departed.”

In 2009, she performed in “Up in the Air.” In fact, she received an Academy Award nomination for that performance.

Fun fact: Vera’s son was just two months old when she returned to work on “Up in the Air.” She used a body double for the nude scenes because she wasn’t comfortable with her post-pregnant body. However, she has done nude scenes herself in other films.

Then, as you know, in 2011, she performed as the lead in her own directorial debut of “Higher Ground.” That’s the one in which her sister played the younger version of the lead, launching her own acting career. Another fun fact: she was five months pregnant with her daughter when she completed filming of “Higher Ground.”

Vera Farmiga’s Television Credits

If you don’t know Vera Farmiga well, but she looks familiar, then you might recognize her best from the TV series “Bates Motel.” Later she was also in the TV drama miniseries “When They See Us.” She received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for both of those roles.

What is Vera Farmiga’s Net Worth?

Let’s talk about her income, assets, and net worth.

Vera Farmiga’s Assets

According to IMDB, Vera owns two homes – the one where she lives with her family in the Hudson River Valley as well as another one in Vancouver, BC.

Vera Farmiga’s Income

Vera continues to work as an actress and director. According to IMDB, she had a very busy past couple of years. Her 2021 credits include:

  • A role in the TV mini-series “Halston”
  • Playing Lorraine Warren in the newest version of “The Conjuring.” She played this role in previous versions of the film. In fact, “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2” are among her highest-grossing movies at about $320 million each.
  • Starring in 8 episodes of the TV mini-series “Hawkeye”

Plus two performances currently in pre-production. Therefore, she’s obviously earning a steady, ongoing income as a working actress.

Vera Farmiga’s Net Worth

Celebrity Net Worth, Wealthy Gorilla, The Richest, and other online sources all place Vera Farmiga’s estimated net worth at $10 million.

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