If you have been following FX series American Horror Story, then you are most likely familiar with the characters: Violet Harmon, Zoe Benson, and Sophie Green portrayed by Taissa Farmiga in the first, third, sixth and eighth seasons of the series. Although she has been in several other productions, her roles in the series have been instrumental in bringing her to the spotlight in the last decade and increasing her fans base.
Since her debut in the 2011 film Higher Ground directed by her older sister Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, has proven to be a bag of talents and has steadily built her career, reputation, as well as her fan base. Asides staring in films and TV series, Taissa is also a stage performer. In 2016, she made her stage debut in the Off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s 1978 drama play Buried Child.
Everything You Need To Know About Taissa Farmiga – The American Actress
Birth and Early Life
Farmiga was born August 17, 1994, in Whitehouse Station, Readington, New Jersey to Ukrainian American parents Lubomyra and Michael Farmiga. Her father is a school teacher and her mother a system analyst.
She is the last of her parents’ seven children; her older sister Vera Farmiga is a Hollywood actress, director, and producer. Her other older siblings are Victor, Stephen, Nadia, Alexander, and Laryssa. Taissa attended a public school until the fourth grade when she started homeschooling.
Farmiga wanted to be an accountant but decided to try her luck in acting after she was persuaded to star in Higher Ground (her older sister’s directorial debut drama). In the drama, she portrayed Corinne Walker (lead character) at the age of sixteen.
She received rave reviews from critics for her performance in the film after it premiered at the 2011 Sundance and this paved way for her in the industry as she was signed to talent agency ICM Partners afterward. That same year (2011) Taissa Farmiga landed a role as Violet Harmon in the first season of FX’s anthology series American Horror Story: Murder House.
In 2013, she joined the cast of Sofia Coppola’s crime satire The Bling Ring, playing Sam Moore – a seventeen-year-old wild child. Farmiga has appeared in several other movies such as At Middleton, Mindscape, In a Valley of Violence, 6 Years, Rules Don’t Apply, The Final Girls, What They Had, The Nun and The Long Dumb Road. She lent her voice in the 2016 animated film Justice League vs. Teen Titans and in 2017’s Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Taissa has not done badly at all as a stage actor; in 2016, she made her stage debut in the Off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s 1978 drama play Buried Child.
She has been nominated twice for the Online Film & Television Association Awards and for Fright Meter Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in The Final Girls.
Do you know the actress is also a model? In 2012, she modeled in Teen Vogue for the launch of the Miss Wu clothing line and was photographed for Drew’s Angels in the magazine V.
Taissa Farmiga’s Net Worth
The beautiful actress’ net worth is currently estimated at $1.5 million. Although she is not one of the highest paid in the industry, owing to her growing career, her net worth will definitely increase with time.
Is She Married or Has a Boyfriend?
The actress whose role as Violet Harmon in the first season of the FX series American Horror Story: Murder House earned a reputation as a contemporary scream queen is currently not married but she is in a romantic relationship with American film director Hadley Klein.
The couple began dating back in 2014 after meeting on the set of a movie. They haven’t announced their engagement yet but all that matters at the moment is that they happy together.
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She is Multi-lingual
Farmiga is multi-lingual; asides from English, she also understands the Ukrainian language but not fluent at speaking it. The actress knows American Sign Language also having studied it for four years.
She is an outdoor person; she loves everything and anything that will take her outside more than anything that will keep her indoors all day.
Taissa Farmiga plays the guitar and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of her best movies of all times.
Her fear of Horror Films
Farmiga gets scared easily, that it is surprising for someone who has stared in a horror movie right? Well, believe it or not, the actress has openly confessed that she gets scared pretty easily and that she can’t just sit down alone to watch a horror film.