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.
Vera is the second eldest of seven children.
Vera didn't learn English until she was six.
Vera graduated from Syracuse University's School Of Performing Arts.
Vera wears contact lenses. Throughout her childhood, she wore glasses mostly but the only time she wore contact lenses was when she was dancing.
Vera eloped with Sebastian Roché from 1997 to 2005 in which they divorced.
In 1991, Vera graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School.
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.