Alexander Farmiga: Everything About Vera Farmiga’s Brother

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on March 2, 2022
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    Alexander Farmiga came into the media limelight as the brother of the famous “Farmiga Sisters”. He is a younger brother to American actress Vera Farmiga and an older brother to Taissa Farmiga.

    Both the actresses are famous in the entertainment industry. Vera gained her fame as Lorraine Warren through the Conjuring Universe. Whereas Taissa marked her name from films such as The Nun, Higher Ground, and the Final Girls.

    Although Alexander has his name frequented in the media, he loves to keep his personal life a little secret. In this article, we bring you all the lesser-known facts about The Conjuring actress’ little brother Alexander.

    Who is Alexander Farmiga? His age and ethnicity

    Vera’s younger brother Alexander lives a private life. He is in his mid 40’s now. Alexander was born in New Jersey, so he holds an American nationality.

    However, he is of Ukrainian descent as both of his parents are from Ukraine and later moved to the USA.

    In an interview his sister Vera mentioned:

    I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family’s faith. My father instilled in me … to define God, to define holiness for myself. That was my parents’ number one lesson for us. I don’t belong to any particular church, but I’m someone who will be able to walk into any place of worship, any house of worship, and have a direct correspondence.

    So, Alexander is a Ukrainian Catholic turned Christian similar to his other family members.

    Alexander Farmiga’s Parents And Heredity

    Alexander is the son of Luba Spas Farmiga and Michael Farmiga. His mother Luba graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Arts. She later worked as a receptionist and medical records manager at Whitehouse Station Family Medicine.

    Additionally, her dad Luba even worked as a bank officer at National Westminster Bank from 1993 to 1995. The Whitehouse station native formerly worked as an analyst and then also started working as a landscaper.

    According to their family tree, his maternal grandparents were Nadia Farmiga and Theodor Spas. They met for the first time in a displaced person camp in Karlsfeld during World War II. His grandfather perished in 1990 and his grandmother passed away in 2014, just days before her 89th birthday.

    Alexander Farmiga Siblings: Grew Up In A Joint Family

    Alexander was born into a family of nine people i.e his parents, himself, and his siblings. He has four sisters and two brothers, for a total of six siblings.

    Alexander Farmiga's Siblings
    The Farmiga Sisters

    Vera, Nadia, Laryssa, and Taissa Farmiga are his sisters while Victor and Stephan Farmiga are his brothers.

    Alexander’s sisters are well-known Hollywood actresses

    Vera Farmiga

    Vera Ann Farmiga, Alexander’s older sister, is an American actress. She is famous for playing Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring Universe films. In 1996, she made her professional acting debut.

    Alexander Farmiga sister Vera Farmiga
    Vera with her co-star Patrick Wilson at the movie premiere

    Farmiga first appeared on television in Roar, a Fox fantasy adventure series. In the drama-thriller Return to Paradise, she made her feature film debut. Farmiga’s breakout performance was in the 2004 film Down to the Bone, in which she played a drug addict.

    Moreover, her performance in the 2009 comedy-drama Up in the Air earned her critical acclaim. Vera was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.

    Farmiga was also named Best Actress by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. For her role in Down to the Bone, Vera was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. Additionally, for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Vera also won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress.

    Taissa Farmiga

    Taissa Farmiga is also a well-known actress. Vera Farmiga, Taissa’s sister, encouraged her to pursue acting. She made her acting debut in the drama film Higher Ground, directed by her sister (2011).

    Alexander Farmiga's actress Sisters Vera and Taissa
    Vera and Taissa Farmiga.

    Following that, she became well-known for her work on the American Horror Story anthology series. Murder House, Coven, Roanoke, and Apocalypse were among Taissa’s first scream queen roles. Mindscape, a psychological thriller released in 2013, was her first leading role.

    Similarly, Taissa also starred in the 2018 horror film The Nun as her sister Irene. The film is a part of the Conjuring Universe franchise of horror films.

    Alexander Is a Social Media Ghost

    Even after gaining media attention through his sister’s fame, Alexender has chosen a private life.

    Furthermore, he doesn’t seem to put effort into uploading his personal life on any social media handles such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The Conjuring Actress brother has kept his personal life standoffish to the media world.

    What is Alexander Farmiga’s Net Worth?

    His sister Vera, a renowned actress undoubtedly is a millionaire with an estimated wealth of $10 million. On the other hand, Alex’s younger sister Taissa’s net worth is around $1.5 million.

    However, unlike his famous sisters, Alexander has not spoken about his net worth and source of income in the media.

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