Taissa Farmiga

Taissa Farmiga(/təˈsəfɑːrˈmɡə/;born August 17, 1994) is an American actress. She made her film debut in the dramaHigher Ground(2011), her television debut in the FX seriesAmerican Horror Story: Murder House(2011), and her stage debut in the playBuried Child(2016). Farmiga has had leading roles inThe Bling Ring(2013),Mindscape(2013),The Final Girls(2015),6 Years(2015), andIn a Valley of Violence(2016).

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 Taissa Farmiga's Early life and family

She attended public school until fourth grade , after which she began homeschooling .Farmiga has stated that she understands the Ukrainian language but can only partially speak it. She is proficient in American Sign Language , having taken classes for four years.

A former soccer player, Michael was scouted to play for the Argentine national team ,and also played professionally for the Newark Ukrainian Sitch .

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 Taissa Farmiga's Career

2011–15: Beginnings andAmerican Horror Story[edit]

She portrayed Violet Harmon , the troubled adolescent daughter of Vivien ( Connie Britton ) and Ben Harmon ( Dylan McDermott ),a role she secured in her first professional acting audition.American Horror Story: Murder Housepremiered on October 5, 2011, to positive reviews.Farmiga then joined the cast of Sofia Coppola 's crime satireThe Bling Ring, based on the real life group of the same name . She portrayed wild child Sam Moore, a character modelled after Tess Taylor .The film opened the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2013, to generally positive reviews.

premiered on October 9, 2013, to positive reviews.Farmiga had her first starring role as Anna Greene in Jorge Dorado 's psychological thrillerMindscape.The world premiere was held at the Sitges Film Festival on October 13, 2013. The film was released in the United States on June 6, 2014, to a mixed critical reception.She next co-starred as Sarah, the main character's love interest, in the biographical crime dramaJamesy Boy.The film was given a limited release in the United States on January 17, 2014, receiving mostly unfavorable reviews.

The short also premiered at SXSW on March 14, 2015, to a positive reception.Her performances in all three films were acclaimed, and Farmiga was listed as one of the breakout stars of SXSW.She subsequently co-starred as Karen McClaren, a young journalist who gets caught up in the hunt for a serial killer, in ABC 's short-lived crime drama seriesWicked City.The series premiered on October 27, 2015, and was cancelled after three episodes due to low ratings.However, the remaining episodes were released in December 2015 through Hulu .

2016–present: Stage debut and continued film roles[edit]

. Farmiga portrayed Mary-Anne, a motormouthed young innkeeper who befriends Hawke's character.The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 12, 2016, and was met with positive reviews.Farmiga then made her voice acting debut, playing the superhero Raven , in DC Comics 'Justice League vs. Teen Titans. The film, directed by Sam Liu , was released direct-to-video on March 29, 2016.In May 2016, she read the essayFriends Without Benefits, written by Hannah Selinger, forThe New York Times'Modern Love podcast.

, which is set for release on November 11, 2016.The project reunites Farmiga with herBuried Childco-stars Harris and Madigan, who portray her parents in the film.

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 Taissa Farmiga's Personal life

Farmiga was previously the sister-in-law of actor Sebastian Roché .

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 Taissa Farmiga's Filmography


2011 Higher Ground Teenage Corinne Walker
2013 The Bling Ring Sam Moore
2013 At Middleton Audrey Martin
2013 Mindscape Anna Greene
2014 Jamesy Boy Sarah
2015 The Final Girls Max Cartwright
2015 6 Years Melanie Clark
2015 Share Krystal Short film
2016 In a Valley of Violence Mary-Anne
2016 Justice League vs. Teen Titans Raven(voice)
2016 Rules Don't Apply Sarah Bransford Completed


2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Violet Harmon 11 episodes
2013–14 American Horror Story: Coven Zoe Benson 13 episodes
2015 Wicked City Karen McClaren 8 episodes

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 Taissa Farmiga's Stage

2016 Buried Child Shelly The New Group , Off-Broadway

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 Taissa Farmiga's Awards and nominations

2012Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Ensemble in a Drama Series American Horror Story: Murder HouseNominated
2014 Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries American Horror Story: CovenNominated
2015 Fright Meter Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role The Final GirlsNominated

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 Taissa Farmiga's References

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