Laryssa Farmiga: Truth About Her Personal & Professional Life

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on March 2, 2022
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    Laryssa Farmiga is popular as a sister of famous actresses Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga. Vera, her older sister, is a well-known actress who gained prominence as Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring Universe.

    And Taissa, her other sister is also a well-known actress for her performance in movies such as American Horror Story, psychological thriller film Mindscape and horror movie The Nun.

    Unlike her famous sisters, Laryssa lives a secretive life. She is differently-abled. So, what exactly happened to her, who are her parents, what is her age now? Read the full article below to find out the answers to all the above questions.

    Laryssa Farmiga is of Ukrainian descent

    Although born in New Jersey, Laryssa is of Ukrainian descent as both of her parents are from Ukraine. However, she holds an American nationality by default as she was born in the United States.

    Laryssa is of age 30 as of 2022. She grew up in a big Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household with her parents and six siblings.

    Vera Farmiga’s younger sister Laryssa Farmiga suffers from a condition called “Spina Bifida”

    Laryssa was born with a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. It starts in the early days of pregnancy where there is incomplete closing of the spine and the membranes around the spinal cord of the baby.

    In the present time, she is differently able. And her eldest sister Vera Farmiga takes care of her.

    Who are Laryssa’s parents?

    Laryssa was born to her parents Luba Spas Farmiga and Michael Farmiga. She is the daughter of the Farmiga family.

    Nadia Farmiga's mother
    Laryssa with her mother Luba

    Her mom Luba graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Kean University. She worked as a receptionist and medical records manager at Whitehouse Station Family Medicine. Luba was also a bank officer from 1993 to 1995 in National Westminster Bank.

    On the other hand, her father is a landscaper. The Whitehouse station native also formerly worked as an analyst.

    Talking more about her family, her maternal grandparents were Nadia Spas and Theodor Spas. The two first acquainted with each other at a displaced person camp in Karlsfeld during World War II. While her grandpa died in 1990, her grandmom passed away a few years ago in 2014 only days before her 89th birthday.

    Laryssa enjoyed Farm Life while growing up

    Growing up, Laryssa and her siblings moved around a lot. After living in Irvington, their family relocated to Newark before settling on huge farmland in Wilmington. The girls became acquainted with the outdoors and traditional communal living. Furthermore, they developed a connection with animals.

    In an interview on, Vera mentioned: “Each child got to choose a pet, and mine was a sheep,” she remembers. “We got one from a local farm, and I bottle-fed it, and it ran around our backyard. I think maybe I was a shepherdess in a past life.”

    Laryssa’s Career

    Unlike other people who are often seen with their celebrity siblings, Laryssa is quite secretive about her personal life.

    Vera Farmiga's younger sister Laryssa
    Laryssa shows interest in photography
    Source: Laryssa’s Facebook

    Thus it is still not obvious what Laryssa does regarding her profession. Nevertheless, what we can notice from her Facebook profile is that she exhibits curiosity in photography. She usually posts photographs captured by her.

    Laryssa Farmiga Siblings

    Laryssa was born into a joint household with 9 family members including herself. She has six siblings i.e three sisters and three brothers.

    Laryssa with her sisters Taissa and Nadia
    The Farmiga Sisters Source: Vera’s Twitter

    Her sisters are Vera, Nadia, and Taissa Farmiga whereas her brothers are Alexander, Victor, and Stephan Farmiga.

    Her two sisters are celebrated names in the film industry

    Vera Farmiga

    Laryssa’s elder sister Vera Ann Farmiga is an American actress. She is best known for portraying paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring Universe films. She initiated her professional acting career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides in 1996.

    Laryssa's elder sister Vera Farmiga
    Vera at the premiere of her movie “Annabelle comes home”

    Farmiga made her television debut in the Fox fantasy adventure series, Roar. While her feature film debut was in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise. Farmiga’s breakthrough movie was Down to the Bone in 2004 where she portrayed the role of a drug addict.

    She won critical acclaim for starring in the 2009 comedy-drama, Up in the Air. For the movie, Vera was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

    Farmiga also won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress. Similarly, she received a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role in Down to the Bone. Vera also triumphed a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

    Taissa Farmiga

    Laryssa’s sister Taissa Farmiga is a celebrated actress. Taissa was inspired by her sister, Vera Farmiga, to begin acting. She made her debut in her sister’s drama film, Higher Ground (2011).

    Thereafter, she rose to prominence for her work on the anthology series American Horror Story. Taissa established her career as scream queen by starring in the season’s Murder House, Coven, Roanoke, and Apocalypse.

    Her first starring film role was the psychological thriller Mindscape in 2013. Taissa appeared as sister Irene in the horror movie “The Nun” in 2018. The movie is part of Conjuring Universe films.

    Laryssa Farimga with her actress sister Taissa Farmiga
    Then VS Now (Laryssa and her sister Taissa)

    Farmiga received praises for her performances in the film The Final Girls and the drama films 6 Years. This led her to be one of the breakout stars of the festival. She was nominated for the Best Actress award for her work in The Final Girls in 2015.

    The Variety magazine’s list of “The 14 Women Who Dominated the South by Southwest Film Festival” included Taissa for her works in The Final Girls and 6 Years.

    Social Media Appearance

    Upon research, we found Laryssa is active on Facebook and Instagram. But, we are yet to find out any other social media handles like Twitter and LinkedIn that belong to Laryssa.

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