The first film I saw Vera Farmiga in was Autumn In New York, technically, but the first film I actually noticed Vera Farmiga in was 15 Minutes. She’s gotten a lot bigger as an actress over the years.
Despite her amazing film roles, her best work to date has been on Bates Motel as Norma Bates. Emmy voters have ignored her for years, but you really shouldn’t. Start catching up on her brilliant work.
MOST ICONIC ROLE
She’s probably best known for Up In The Air, the role that landed her an Oscar nomination.
MOST UNDERRATED ROLE
I’m going to go with the combination of The Boy In The Striped Pajamas and Orphan. Really strong work in two films people take for granted.
BEST PERFORMANCE I’VE HEARD WAS GOOD AND HAVEN’T SEEN
Oh, definitely Down To The Bone
I’m going with Autumn In New York because I really didn’t like that film. I don’t really remember her being in it, but the rest of her resume is pretty solid.
1) Autumn In New York (2000)
2) 15 Minutes (2001)
3) Touching Evil (2004)
4) The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
5) The Departed (2006)
6) The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)
7) Nothing But The Truth (2008)
8) Orphan (2009)
9) Up In The Air (2009)
10) Source Code (2011)
11) Safe House (2012)
12) Bates Motel (2013-Present)
13) The Judge (2014)
14) Special Correspondents (2016)