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Taissa Farmiga

Taissa is the youngest of seven children and is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. Unlike her sister, Taissa had no interest in becoming an actor. However, she managed to persuade Taissa to make her acting debut in Vera's directorial-debut Higher Ground (2011). Also playing the lead in the film, Vera wanted to cast ... See full bio »

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I get scared easily, so I'm not one for just sitting down with a bowl of popcorn and watching horror stories. But, I mean, I'm learning more. Maybe one day I'd like to be able to watch them. See more »


Her parents are Ukrainian immigrants Mykhailo (Michal) L., a computer-systems analyst, and Lubomyra (Luba) Spas Farmiga, a schoolteacher. See more »

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