Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vera Farmiga and George Clooney in Up in the Air

American actress Vera Farmiga, 36, best known for her roles in the films Running Scared, The Departed, and Orphan, was nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actor's Guild Award, a BAFTA and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in the film ‘Up in the Air’.

The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants Mykhailo, a computer-systems analyst, and Luba Farmiga, a schoolteacher, Farmiga was raised in an insular Ukrainian American community. She attended a Ukrainian Catholic school in Newark and toured with a Ukrainian folk-dancing ensemble.

Farmiga attended Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts. She was active in theater and television. She appeared in several high profile films in the early 2000s. She stars opposite George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, and Melanie Lynskey in the 2009 comedy-drama ‘Up in the Air’ for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Performance by an Actress, as well as many other nominations.

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