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Vera Farmiga On Screen and Stage
Vera Farmiga on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards
Farmiga at the 82nd Academy Awards on March 7, 2010

Vera Farmiga is an American actress, director, and producer. She began her career on stage as an understudy in Ronald Harwood's 1996 play Taking Sides on Broadway.[1] The following year, she starred in the Off-Broadway play Second-Hand Smoke (1997) by Mac Wellman.[2] Farmiga made her film debut in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998). She then had supporting roles in the romantic drama film Autumn in New York (2000), the crime drama film The Opportunists (2000), and the action thriller film 15 Minutes (2001). Farmiga's breakthrough role came in 2004, when she was cast in the drama film Down to the Bone. For her performance, she won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Acting and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.[3] She then starred in the political thriller The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and the crime thriller Running Scared (2006).

Farmiga's role in The Departed (2006), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture,[4] brought her to worldwide prominence.[5] She subsequently had a lead role in the romantic drama Never Forever (2007). In 2008, Farmiga starred in the historical drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress.[6] That same year, she appeared in the political drama Nothing But the Truth, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.[7] She then starred in the psychological thriller Orphan (2009), and gained critical acclaim for her role in the comedy-drama Up in the Air (2009), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.[8]

In 2011, Farmiga made her directorial debut with the drama Higher Ground, for which she was nominated for the Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Director and the Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture.[9][10] Also in 2011, she starred in the science fiction film Source Code. The following year, she appeared in the action thriller Safe House (2012) and the comedy-drama Goats (2012). In 2013, Farmiga starred as Lorraine Warren in the horror film The Conjuring, for which she was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-Shit Performance.[11] The following year, she starred in the drama The Judge (2014). In 2016, Farmiga reprised her role as Lorraine Warren in the horror sequel The Conjuring 2 and co-starred in the satirical comedy Special Correspondents. In 2018, she appeared in the action thriller The Commuter and the biographical drama The Front Runner. In 2019, Farmiga starred in the science fiction thriller Captive State, the monster film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the horror sequel Annabelle Comes Home.

From 2013 to 2017, she starred in the A&E drama-thriller series Bates Motel as Norma Louise Bates. Her performance in the role earned her the 2013 Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television,[12] and nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2013),[13] the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2013-2015),[14][15] and the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2013).[16] She also served as a producer on the series.[17] In 2019, Farmiga starred in the miniseries When They See Us. For her performance, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.[18]

Film

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Director(s) Notes Ref
1998 Return to Paradise Kerrie Joseph Ruben [19]
2000 The Opportunists Miriam Kelly Myles Connell [20]
Autumn in New York Lisa Tyler Joan Chen [21]
2001 15 Minutes Daphne Handlova John Herzfeld [22]
Dust Amy Milcho Manchevski [23]
2002 Love in the Time of Money Greta Peter Mattei [24]
Dummy Lorena Fanchetti Greg Pritikin [25]
2004 Down to the Bone Irene Morrison Debra Granik [26]
Mind the Gap Allison Lee Eric Schaeffer [27]
The Manchurian Candidate Jocelyne Jordan Jonathan Demme [28]
2005 Neverwas Eleanna Joshua Michael Stern [29]
2006 Running Scared Teresa Gazelle Wayne Kramer [30]
Breaking and Entering Oana Anthony Minghella [31]
The Hard Easy Dr. Charlie Brooks Ari Ryan [32]
The Departed Dr. Madolyn Madden Martin Scorsese [33]
2007 Never Forever Sophie Lee Gina Kim [34]
Joshua Abby Cairn George Ratliff [35]
2008 Quid Pro Quo Fiona Ankany Carlos Brooks [36]
In Transit Dr. Natalia Tom Roberts [37]
Nothing But the Truth Erica Van Doren Rod Lurie [38]
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Elsa Hoess Mark Herman [39]
2009 Orphan Kate Coleman Jaume Collet-Serra [40]
A Heavenly Vintage Aurora de Valday Niki Caro [41]
Up in the Air Alex Goran Jason Reitman [42]
2010 Henry's Crime Julie Ivanova Malcolm Venville [43]
2011 Higher Ground Corinne Walker Herself Directorial debut [44]
Source Code Colleen Goodwin Duncan Jones [45]
2012 Goats Wendy Whitman Christopher Neil [46]
Safe House Catherine Linklater Daniel Espinosa [47]
2013 At Middleton Edith Martin Adam Rodgers [48]
The Conjuring Lorraine Warren James Wan [49]
Closer to the Moon Alice Bercovich Nae Caranfil [50]
2014 The Judge Samantha Powell David Dobkin [51]
2016 Special Correspondents Eleanor Finch Ricky Gervais [52]
The Conjuring 2 Lorraine Warren James Wan [53]
Burn Your Maps Alise Firth Jordan Roberts [54]
The Escape Dr. Nora Phillips Neill Blomkamp Short film [55]
2017 Unspoken -- Emma Zurcher-Long
Geneva Peschka
Julia Ngeow
Documentary
Executive producer
[56]
2018 The Commuter Joanna Jaume Collet-Serra [57]
Boundaries Laura Jaconi Shana Feste [58]
The Front Runner Oletha "Lee" Hart Jason Reitman [59]
The Nun Lorraine Warren Corin Hardy Archive footage [60]
Skin Shareen Krager Guy Nattiv [61]
2019 Captive State Jane Doe Rupert Wyatt [62]
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Emma Russell Michael Dougherty [63]
Annabelle Comes Home Lorraine Warren Gary Dauberman [64]
2020 The Many Saints of Newark Film has yet to be released TBA Alan Taylor In post-production [65]
The Conjuring 3 Film has yet to be released Lorraine Warren Michael Chaves Filming [66]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref
1997 Roar Catlin 13 episodes [67]
1997 Rose Hill Emily Elliot Television film [68]
1998 Law & Order Lindsay Carson Episode: "Expert" [69]
2001 Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Queen Josephine Television film [70]
2001-2002 UC: Undercover Alex Cross 13 episodes [71]
2004 Iron Jawed Angels Ruza Wenclawska Television film [72]
2004 Touching Evil Detective Susan Branca 12 episodes [73]
2013-2017 Bates Motel Norma Louise Bates 50 episodes
Also producer; 40 episodes
[74]
2018 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams The Candidate Episode: "Kill All Others" [75]
2019 When They See Us Elizabeth Lederer 2 episodes [76]

Stage

See also

References

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