Vera Farmiga

Vera Ann Farmiga (born August 6, 1973) is an American actress and director. Farmiga made her film debut in the 1998 drama thriller Return to Paradise. This was followed by supporting roles in the 2000 romantic film Autumn in New York and the 2001 television series UC: Undercover. She was also cast in the 2001 thriller 15 Minutes. Her other film appearances and roles include the 2003 comedy Dummy, the 2004 drama Down to the Bone, the 2006 crime thriller The Departed, the 2007 horror Joshua, and the 2008 drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Farmiga gained critical acclaim following her work in the 2009 comedy-drama Up in the Air, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Guild Actors Award. She also starred as Kate Coleman in Orphan in 2009. Her latest appearance was in the critically acclaimed 2011 thriller/action movie Source Code, as Capt. Colleen Goodwin. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vera Farmiga, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Up in the Air (2009)

BrilliantAction-packedFast pacedOriginal

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Tear-jerkerThought provokingDarkDepressing

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Herman
CAST:  David Thewlis  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Zac Mattoon O'Brien  •  Henry Kingsmill

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Herman
CAST:  David Thewlis  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Zac Mattoon O'Brien  •  Henry Kingsmill

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Charlize Theron  •  Edward Burns  •  Kelsey Grammer

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Charlize Theron  •  Edward Burns  •  Kelsey Grammer

Breaking and Entering (2006)

Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Robin Wright

Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Robin Wright

Dummy (2002)

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Pritikin
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Illeana Douglas  •  Vera Farmiga

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Pritikin
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Illeana Douglas  •  Vera Farmiga

Dust (2001)

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a revolution, with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Milcho Manchevski
CAST:  Joseph Fiennes  •  David Wenham  •  Adrian Lester  •  Nikolina Kujača

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a revolution, with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Milcho Manchevski
CAST:  Joseph Fiennes  •  David Wenham  •  Adrian Lester  •  Nikolina Kujača

In Tranzit (2007)

Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this drama stars Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Roberts
CAST:  Daniel Brühl  •  Vera Farmiga  •  John Lynch  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this drama stars Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Roberts
CAST:  Daniel Brühl  •  Vera Farmiga  •  John Lynch  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Running Scared (2006)

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

The Departed (2006)

Action-packedFast pacedMind blowingIntense

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Matt Damon  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Mark Wahlberg

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

IntenseSuspensefulComplexDark

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

Quid Pro Quo (2008)

A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Brooks
CAST:  Nick Stahl  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Rachel Black  •  Jessica Hecht

A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Brooks
CAST:  Nick Stahl  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Rachel Black  •  Jessica Hecht

Return to Paradise (1998)

Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past actions, Lewis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Anne Heche  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  David Conrad

Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past actions, Lewis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Anne Heche  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  David Conrad

Source Code (2011)

Thought provokingThrillingOriginalSuspenseful

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katja von Garnier
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Molly Parker  •  Margo Martindale

Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katja von Garnier
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Molly Parker  •  Margo Martindale

Closer to the Moon (2014)

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nae Caranfil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Mark Strong  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Joe Armstrong

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nae Caranfil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Mark Strong  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Joe Armstrong

At Middleton (2013)

LightheartedRomanticCharmingEnjoyable

Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rodgers
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Andy García  •  Taissa Farmiga  •  Spencer Lofranco

Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rodgers
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Andy García  •  Taissa Farmiga  •  Spencer Lofranco

The Judge (2014)

DramaticEmotionalEnjoyable

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Leighton Meester  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Leighton Meester  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

The Conjuring (2013)

ScaryThrillingSuspensefulChristmas

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Lili Taylor  •  Ron Livingston

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Lili Taylor  •  Ron Livingston

The Commuter (2018)

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Sam Neill

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Sam Neill

Safe House (2012)

IntenseGrippingFast pacedViolent

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Espinosa
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Joel Kinnaman

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Espinosa
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Joel Kinnaman
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