Taissa Farmiga

by lenkastyle on January 17, 2014

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Place of Birth: Readington, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 17, 1994

Ethnicity: Ukrainian

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress. She was born in Readington, New Jersey, the youngest of seven children of Ukrainian immigrants, Lubomyra (Spas), a schoolteacher, and Michael Farmiga, a computer systems analyst. Her father was raised in Argentina, before moving to the U.S. Her sister is actress Vera Farmiga. Her cousin is artist Adriana Farmiga.

Taissa’s maternal grandparents are Theodor Spas (the son of Alexander Spas and Anna Mycheilschyy) and Nadia Peletenciw/Pletenciw (1925-2014; the daughter of Alexander Pletenciw and Anna). Nadia was born in Debaltseve, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Source: Obituary of Taissa’s maternal grandmother, Nadia (Peletenciw/Pletenciw) Spas – http://www.legacy.com

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

lelo4 October 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm

her sister looks more ukrainian than her

labird August 31, 2015 at 9:18 am

Farmiga doesn’t sound very Ukranian

luckystar October 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm

She is the youngest of seven children born to Ukrainian American parents Lubomyra (née Spas), a former schoolteacher, and Michael Farmiga, a retired computer systems analyst.

bearboy February 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

Was Theodore Spas the son of Joseph Floyd Spas and Katherine Hudson or is that the wrong person?

follers February 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

The wrong person. Taissa’s grandfather died in Florida. The man you mention wasn’t Ukrainian and died in Oregon.

bearboy February 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

And who are Taissa’s paternal grandparents?

follers February 17, 2015 at 6:40 am

Who can say?

gonealways January 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Correction her hair is blonde

J.J. January 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm

correction; her eyes are amber

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