Vera Farmiga, born in New Jersey, entered the world on August 6th 1973. Throughout her childhood, she lived in a Ukrainian-American community. She did not know how to speak English until she was 6. She attended a Ukrainian Catholic grade school and a American high school. At a young age, she also took up Ukrainian folk dancing.
She went to Syracuse University's School of Performing Arts. Learning how to be a better actress, Vera got her first major gig as Caitlin in the action-packed FOX show, Roar. After a few plays and minor movie roles, she got a major role opposite Meryl Streep in the acclaimed 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate.
Vera married Sebastian Roché in 1997. This ended in a divorce in 2005.