Taissa Farmiga Biography

Published On Jun 05, 2018
Facts of Taissa Farmiga
Date of Birth: 1994 , August-17
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Taissa Farmiga
Birth Name Taissa Farmiga
Nick Name Taissa
Father Michael Farmiga
Mother Lubomyra Farmiga
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Readington, New Jersey
Ethnicity White
Profession Television and Film Actor
Net Worth estimated $1.5 million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Light Brown
Body Measurements 33-24-34
Breast Size 32A
Waist size 24
Hip Size 34
Shoe Size 7
Weight in KG 54 KG
Famous for American Horror Story
Boyfriend Hadley Klein
Married NO
Education Home Schooled
Awards Fright Meter Awards
Movies Higher Ground, The Bling Ring
TV Show Wicked City
Siblings Victor, Vera, Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, and Laryssa
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Taissa Farmiga is an American actress known for her roles in Higher Ground (2011), American Horror Story: Murder House (2011), Wicked City(2015). She has also appeared in films like The Bling Ring (2013), Mindscape (2013), At Middleton (2013), The Final Girls (2015), 6 Years (2015), In a Valley of Violence (2016), Rules Don’t Apply (2016) and many more.

Taissa Farmiga was born on August 17, 1994, to parents Lubomyra (nee Spas), a schoolteacher, and Michael Farmiga a systems analyst. She was born and raised in White Station section of Readington, New Jersey, alongside her older siblings Victor, Vera, Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, and Laryssa. Taissa holds American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity.

Farmiga attended public school until she was in fourth grade after which she started homeschooling. She learned American Sign Language for four years and is proficient.

Before pursuing a career in acting, she had planned to become an accountant. Taissa first appeared in her sister Vera Farmiga’s directional drama Higher Ground where she portrayed the role of 16–year-old version of the lead character Corinne Walker. The same year, she participated in the first season of American Horror Story. She portrayed the role of Violet Harmon, the troubled daughter of Vivien (Connie Britton), and Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott).

She then played the role of Sam Moore in The Bling Ring, a crime satire based on the real-life group of the same name. In 2013, Taissa starred alongside her sister Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia in the romantic comedy At Middleton. The film was premiered in Seattle International Film Festival and received mixed to positive feedback from the public.

In 2013-14, Taissa returned to American Horror Story: Coven, where she portrayed the role of Zoe Benson, a young witch afflicted with a dark and dangerous power.

She then starred in Jorge Dorado’s psychological thriller Mindscape, also known as Anna. The film was premiered at the 2013 Sitges Film Festival. In 2014, she co-starred in the biographical crime drama Jamesy Boy. 

In 2015, Taissa starred in three films subsequently that were premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest. The first was horror comedy film The Final Girls, where she portrayed the role of Cartwright. The second movie was a romantic drama 6 Years by Hannah Fidell.

The third one was a short drama Share by Pippa Bianco where she portrayed the role of Krystal Williams. Taissas' performances in these films were highly acclaimed, and she was listed as one of the breakout stars of the festival.

In 2015, Taissa appeared in ABC’s short-lived crime drama series Wicked City. However, the series got canceled after three episodes. Remaining unaired episodes later debuting on Hulu.

In 2016, Taissa made her stage debut from Off-Broadway drama Buried Child, also starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. The same year, she starred in the film In a Valley of Violence, opposite Ethan Hawke and John Travolta.

She also voiced the Superhero Raven in DC Comics’ Justice League vs. Teen Titans. She later returned to American Horror Story: Roanoke, for the sixth season.

Taissa then co-starred in romantic comedy-drama Rules Don’t Apply, which was premiered at the 2016 AFI Fest and received mixed reviews. She voiced the role of Raven for the second time in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, which was premiered at the 2017 WonderCon.

She also appeared in Elizabeth Chomkos' drama film What They Had playing. She reunited with director Hannah Fidell for the comedy film The Long Dumb Road. Both her movies were premiered at the 2018 Sundance.

Taissa has been cast in Corin Hardy’s horror film The Nun as the title character, which is set to release in September 2018. She is also all set for portraying the protagonist Merricat Blackwood in the film adaption of Shirley Jackson's mystery novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle, opposite Sebastian Stan.

Taissa stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 54 kg. She has Hazel eye and Light Brown hair color.

Taissa has been dating director and screenwriter Hadley Klein. The couple started dating in August 2014, however, hasn’t shown any sign of getting married. Besides this, there is not much information about Taissas’ personal life, affairs, children, boyfriend or husband.

With the rise of popularity and impressive performance, Taissa receives a good amount of salary. Although her exact earning is not revealed, her net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. 

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Born in New Jersey

1994

Taissa was born in Readington, New Jersey on August 17, 1994. She was raised in New Jersey alongside her siblings Victor, Vera, Stephan, Nadia, Alexander, and Laryssa.

Started her career in Acting

2011

Taissa first appeared in her sister's directional drama Higher Ground in 2011. She then participated in American Horror Story the same year where she portrayed the role of Violet Harmon. 

Starred in At Middleton

2013

In 2013, Taissa starred alongside sister Vera and Andy Garcia in the romantic comedy At Middleton. The same year, she starred in The Bling Ring. 

Appeared in American Horror Story

2014

She returned to American Horror Story: Coven in 2014 for the role of Zoe Benson, a wicked witch with dangerous powers. The same year Taissa also participated in Jamesy Boy as the main character's love interest.

Starred in Three Films

2015

In 2015, Taissa starred in three movies. The first one was a Horror comedy The Final Girls, the second one was 6 Years, and the third one was Share.

Starred in Wicked City

2015

Taissa starred in ABC's short-lived crime drama Wicked City as Karen McClaren, a young journalist who gets caught up in a hunt of a serial killer. 

Appeared in Off-Broadway drama Buried Child

2016

Taissa made her stage debut form the Off-Broadway drama Buried Away in 2016. She co-starred alongside Ed Harris and Amy Madigan.

Dating director Hadley Klein

2014

Taissa is in a relationship with the director and screenwriter Hadley Klein since August 2014. The couple is spotted together in many places. However, they haven't shown any sign of getting married any sooner. 

Worth Millions

2017

Due to her excellent performance in films and TV shows, the directors have been providing an impressive amount to Taissa. She has a net worth of $1.5 million.