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Vera Farmiga has built a substantial career for herself as an actress, playing a range of diverse characters in such films as Return to Paradise and The Departed.
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She played a sharp and charming frequent-flying executive who becomes involved with a human resources consultant (played by George Clooney) who travels the country firing employees for companies. "She's a brilliant actress ... I needed someone who could go toe-to-toe with George Clooney. And she was perfect,
" Up in the Air director and co-writer Jason Reitman told Entertainment Weekly. For her work on the film, Farmiga received several award nominations, including an Academy Award nod for best supporting actress along with her co-star Anna Kendrick.
Farmiga lives on a farm in upstate New York with her husband, Renn Hawkey, and their son, Finn. She was previously married to actor Sebastian Roche.
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