Taissa Farmiga (info)

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Taissa Farmiga 
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 En tierras altas (2011). Also playing the lead in the film, Vera wanted to cast someone who was physically similar to play the younger version of her character. Taissa was age 15 and, apart from a school play, had no previous acting experience. The film showcased at the Sundance film festival and she received great reviews. It was after Sundance that Taissa officially decided to pursue acting.

Age 16, she is starring in the TV series American Horror Story (2011). - IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Aunt of Fynn (b. 2009) and Gytta (b.2010), via sister Vera Farmiga.

Taissa 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 En tierras altas (2011).

Daughter of Ukrainian immigrant parents, she's the youngest of seven children.

Has played a younger version of her sister, Vera Farmiga in En tierras altas (2011) and her daughter in Enamorarse (2013).

Sister-in-law of Renn Hawkey.

Ex-sister-in-law of Sebastian Roché.

Grew up in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

Farmiga speaks English and Ukrainian, and took American Sign Language classes for three years.

Farmiga attended public school until the fourth grade when her mother began homeschooling her along with two of her siblings.

Taissa is pronounced 'tie-E-sa'.

American Horror Story (2011) was her first audition.

She is one of 7 siblings. She's also the youngest child.

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

Taissa's father was born in 1942 and her mother in March 1949; thus they were already 52 and 45 years old respectively when they had Taissa.

She can play the guitar, cook, and has mastered the art of making origami cranes.

Personal Quotes
[on playing the strong-willed, feisty Violet in American Horror Story (2011)] The horror aspect, the scary parts, are easy for me. I mean I can get into that pretty easy, because I get scared. You have to invest yourself in these characters.

I was hoping, actually, that being on the other side of the camera in a scary movie, see how it's filmed and maybe you won't be as scared next time you watch one... didn't really work out! Because I know it's fake, but I just get so into it.

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.

'American Horror Story' is dark, so you shouldn't be expecting too much happiness. ...............................................................................................

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