Vera Farmiga

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Quotes (5)

  • Vera: It's terrifying to be the lead. There's a moment of excitement, and then pure terror.

  • Vera: I really don't feel a need to be famous, but I do feel a need to make a difference, to shed light on human emotion through acting. It sounds strange, but I don't recognize myself in the women in most films. And I should be up there somewhere. We all should.

  • Vera: I've always been lucky in that none of the TV shows were popular. I've never gone beyond 13 episodes. I did TV because independent films pay very little and I needed to live. But I've never wanted to be locked into a series, even when the part was interesting. I became an actor to play all sorts of different roles in films. I left my agents because they were focusing on television.

  • Vera: As a kid I wanted attention, so I started praying for glasses because everyone had ace vision in my family. Then one day my eyes started going bad and never stopped.

  • Vera: I can't do Los Angeles. I've always been the anti-Barbie. I don't want to be in a place where almost every woman walks around with puffy lips, little noses and breasts large enough to nourish a small country.

Trivia (14)

  • On Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Vera stated that she had Lasik eye surgery.

  • Vera received the "Los Angeles Film Critics" 'Best Actress' award for Down to the Bone in 2005.

  • Vera toured with a folk-dancing company in her teens.

  • Vera's star sign is Leo.

  • Vera has an extensive knowledge on goats, and extremely likes them.

  • Vera attended high school with Jamie Graf, a multiple Grammy Award winner, and Zora Andrich, a reality star who won FOX reality show, Joe Millionaire.

  • Vera attended university with fellow famous actors Taye Diggs and Larissa Thurston.

  • Vera's surname is pronounced far-mee-guh.

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