Birth Name: Taissa Farmiga
Birth Place: Clifton, New Jersey, USA
Born August 17, 1994 in Clifton, New Jersey, Taissa Farmiga is the youngest of seven children by Ukrainian parents Mykhailo and Luba Farmiga. Her sister, Vera, is 21 years her senior. Raised in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, she was educated as part of a home-school group where she studied, among other subjects, American Sign Language, which prompted her involvement with a signing group. The latter proved to be the extent of her performing experience until her sister persuaded Taissa to play the teenaged version of her character in "Higher Ground." The indie drama received an overwhelmingly positive response at the Sundance Film Festival, which sparked Farmiga's interest in following in her...
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