- Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga are sisters and both stars in the Conjuring franchise, encouraging fan speculation about their relationship.
- There is a 21-year age difference between Vera and Taissa Farmiga, with Vera being the eldest of the seven siblings in their family.
- Although they haven’t shared any scenes in the Conjuring franchise, their characters’ connection has been canonized, and they have previously acted together in Higher Ground and At Middleton. There is hope for future collaborations.
With Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga both starring in The Conjuring‘s franchise, viewers are left wondering how the two scream queens are related, if at all. While Vera Farmiga’s screen career began in the late ’90s, her breakout role came with the 2004 Sundance darling Down to the Bone. Following her award-winning performance in that indie drama, she landed roles in other acclaimed films, including The Manchurian Candidate, The Departed, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and Up in the Air, for which she nabbed an Oscar nomination.
While Vera Farmiga has since pivoted to horror films thanks to her popular role as Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring, the younger Taissa Farmiga actually cut her teeth in such projects. In 2011, Taissa Farmiga was cast in the first installment of Ryan Murphy’s long-running anthology series American Horror Story, and she has since appeared across several seasons of the show. With the comedy slasher film The Final Girls and numerous dramas under her belt, Taissa Farmiga was eventually cast in the 2018 Conjuring Universe spinoff The Nun, leading to more fan speculation about the relationship between Vera and Taissa Farmiga.
Taissa Farmiga & Vera Farmiga Are Sisters
While The Nun 2 shows how the Farmigas’ Conjuring characters are connected, the actors also share a real-life link. While they may not be identical in looks, Taissa Farmiga and Vera Farmiga are sisters. In fact, Taissa Farmiga has said her older sister encouraged her to get into acting in the first place. Often, Hollywood types try to hide their connection to famous kin, but the Farmiga sisters seem more than happy to share the spotlight, especially where The Conjuring Universe is concerned.
How Much Older Vera Farmiga Is Than Taissa
The Farmiga sisters actually come from a considerably large family. In total, there are seven Farmiga siblings, although only Taissa and Vera Farmiga took the acting route. Given that Vera is the eldest of the Farmiga siblings and Taissa is the youngest, there’s a substantial age gap between the two siblings. Although both sisters have August birthdays, Vera was born in 1973, while Taissa was born in 1994. This means there’s a 21-year age difference — almost to the day — between the sisters.
What Movies Taissa & Vera Farmiga Have Been In Together
Although Taissa and Vera Farmiga both star in movies in The Conjuring Universe, they haven’t shared any scenes in the franchise. However, The Nun 2 does more than just tease the connection between Vera Farmiga’s paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren and Taissa Farmiga’s Sister Irene. Using a scene that was cut from 2021’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Lorraine briefly appears in The Nun 2. The cameo goes beyond the sisters’ off-screen connection, canonizing their characters’ link in The Conjuring Universe.
However, this isn’t the only occasion that sees the Farmiga sisters on the same roll of credits. In fact, Taissa Farmiga’s first acting role was in Higher Ground — a movie directed by Vera Farmiga — in which she plays the younger version of her older sister’s character. Later, the Farmiga sisters reunited on screen in At Middleton, playing mother and daughter. Here’s hoping the Farmiga sisters get to reprise their roles and, somehow, share some screen time in one of The Conjuring‘s future sequels or spinoffs.