Taissa Farmiga Poster

Trivia (31)

Aunt of Fynn Hawkey and Gytta Hawkey, via sister Vera Farmiga.

Took American Sign Language classes for three years with her homeschool group and was an advanced student. She was part of a signing group called Signs of Hope.

Says sister Vera Farmiga serves as her stylist for public events. For her part, Vera told Teen Vogue: "Taissa is the person you take with you to choose your Oscar gown and then take to In-N-Out Burger. As much of an age difference as there is (21 years), she is one of my best friends in the world".

Loves the outdoors and enjoys snowboarding and hiking.

Initially had no ambitions to become an actress, but was persuaded to appear in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut Higher Ground (2011).

The daughter of Ukrainian immigrant parents, her mother was raised in the United States and her father was raised in Argentina.

Has played a younger version of her sister, Vera Farmiga, in Higher Ground (2011), and her daughter in At Middleton (2013).

Sister-in-law of Renn Hawkey.

Ex-sister-in-law of Sebastian Roché.

Grew up in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

Can speak English fluently and Ukrainian partially.

Attended public school until the fourth grade, when her mother began homeschooling her and two of her siblings.

Taissa is pronounced 'tie-E-sa'.

American Horror Story (2011) was her first television audition.

Her parents are Ukrainian immigrants Michael, a systems analyst, and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga, a schoolteacher. Her mother emigrated to the United States with her parents when she was 14 months old.

Taissa's father was born in November 1942 and her mother in March 1949; thus they were already 51 and 45 years old respectively when they had Taissa.

Can play the guitar, and has mastered the art of making origami cranes.

Good friends with The Bling Ring (2013) co-stars Katie Chang and Claire Julien.

Her first professional acting audition was for the role of Violet Harmon in American Horror Story (2011), which she landed.

Originally intended to become an accountant, and had even began looking at college courses for accounting before being cast in Higher Ground (2011).

Among her favorite films are Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Black Swan (2010), and Inception (2010).

Vera offered her a 2004 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck in exchange for starring in Higher Ground (2011).

Was cast in The Conjuring 2 (2016)'s spin-off The Nun (2018), making Taissa part of the same film universe as her sister.

Has starred in two films directed by Hannah Fidell: 6 Years (2015) and The Long Dumb Road (2018).

Her sister Laryssa was born with spina bifida.

Though both her parents are Ukrainian-born, her mother grew up in the United States from infancy and her father was raised in Argentina.

Made her stage debut as Shelly in "Buried Child" (February 2016).

Her six siblings are named Victor, Vera, Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, and Laryssa. There is a 22-year age gap between the oldest child (Victor) and the youngest (Taissa).

Cousin of artist Adriana Farmiga.

Lives a couple of streets away from her We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) co-star, Alexandra Daddario, in Los Angeles.

Married her partner of 6 years, screenwriter Hadley Klein, on August 8, 2020 in a private ceremony at their home.