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Bio For: Vera Farmiga
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VERA FARMIGA (Samantha Powell) is an Oscar-nominated and award-winning actress who continues to captivate audiences with her ability to embody each of her diverse and engaging roles.

She was last seen in the second season of the A&E original series "Bates Motel," which is a modern day prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho." Farmiga, who earned a 2013 Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role, stars as the iconic character Norma in the series, which gives audiences a glimpse into the dark and deeply intricate relationship Norman Bates has with his mother. A&E has renewed the show for a third season.

Farmiga recently starred alongside Patrick Wilson in James Wan's thriller "The Conjuring," co-starred with Andy Garcia in Adam Rogers' romantic comedy "At Middleton," and appeared in Nae Caranfil's "Closer to the Moon." Farmiga co-starred with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in Daniel Espinosa's 2012 film "Safe House," and in Christopher Neil's "Goats," opposite David Duchovny, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Farmiga directed and starred in the feature "Higher Ground." The film was in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. She received critical praise and nominations, including Academy Award, BAFTA, Broadcast Film Critics' Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nods, for her role in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," opposite George Clooney.

Her recent film credits include Duncan Jones's "Source Code," opposite Jake Gyllenhaal; Malcolm Venville's "Henry's Crime," opposite Keanu Reeves; Jaume Collet-Serra's "Orphan," opposite Peter Sarsgaard; Niki Caro's "The Vintner's Luck"; Carlos Brooks' "Quid Pro Quo"; the Holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," for which she was awarded the Best Actress Award from the British Independent Film Awards; and Rod Lurie's political drama "Nothing But the Truth," which earned her a nomination for a Broadcast Film Critics Award.

Farmiga won the Best Actress award from the Los Angeles Film Critics' Association for her performance in the independent film "Down to the Bone," a revelatory drama about a weary working-class mother trapped by drug addiction. She also won Best Actress awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Marrakech Film Festival and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the role.

Her additional film credits include: Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning police drama "The Departed," opposite Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson; Anthony Minghella's "Breaking & Entering," opposite Jude Law; "Joshua," opposite Sam Rockwell; and "Never Forever," opposite Jung-woo Ha and David McInnis.

Movies For: Vera Farmiga
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AT MIDDLETON (R) On Video: 4/1/2014 At Theaters: 1/31/2014
THE CONJURING (R) On Video: 10/22/2013 At Theaters: 7/19/2013
SAFE HOUSE (R) On Video: 6/5/2012 At Theaters: 2/10/2012
HIGHER GROUND (R) On Video: 1/10/2012 At Theaters: 8/26/2011
SOURCE CODE (PG-13) On Video: 7/26/2011 At Theaters: 4/1/2011
UP IN THE AIR (R) On Video: 3/9/2010 At Theaters: 12/4/2009
ORPHAN (R) On Video: 10/27/2009 At Theaters: 7/24/2009
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS (PG-13) On Video: 3/10/2009 At Theaters: 11/7/2008
JOSHUA (R) On Video: 1/8/2008 At Theaters: 7/27/2007
RUNNING SCARED (R) On Video: 6/6/2006 At Theaters: 2/24/2006
THE JUDGE (R) At Theaters: 10/10/2014
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