Taissa Farmiga

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Farmiga in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 17, 1994

Ethnicity: Ukrainian

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress.

She was born in Whitehouse Station, 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 is married to screenwriter and director Hadley Klein.

Taissa’s maternal grandfather was Theodor/Teodor Spas (the son of Alexander Spas and Anna Mycheilschyy). Teodor was born in Chorna, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine.

Taissa’s maternal grandmother was named Nadia Peletenciw/Pletenciw (1925-2014; the daughter of Alexander Pletenciw and Anna). Nadia was born in Debaltseve, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Sources: Genealogy of Taissa Farmiga (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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

10 Responses

  1. lelo4 says:

    her sister looks more ukrainian than her

  2. labird says:

    Farmiga doesn’t sound very Ukranian

    • luckystar says:

      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.

  3. bearboy says:

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

  4. gonealways says:

    Correction her hair is blonde

  5. J.J. says:

    correction; her eyes are amber

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