April 17, 2015

Taissa Farmiga builds acting career with upcoming projects


PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Actor Taissa Farmiga, 20, was featured in three projects – “Share,” a short directed by Pippa Bianco; “Six Years,” a relationship drama shot in 2014 at the South-by-Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival; and “The Final Girls,” a horror comedy with Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev and Alia Shawkat – that premiered at the South-by-Southwest festival held on March 13-22 in Austin, Texas.

Taissa’s acting debut was during her sister, Vera Farmiga’s, directorial debut, “Higher Ground” (2011). While promoting the film during the Sundance film festival, it was then that the younger Farmiga had realized that she had caught the acting bug.

Taissa was briefly cast in the “American Horror Story” series on FX as teen witch Zoe Benson. And she hints that she may make a re-appearance on the show. Currently, she is working in Los Angeles on the ABC pilot “L.A. Crime” as Karen McClaren with Erika Christensen.

She wrapped up filming as Sarah on a still untitled project with Warren Beatty about Howard Hughes, as well as “In a Valley of Violence,” starring Ethan Hawke and John Travolta, with her role as Mary Anne.

Also in the works is the 2016 release of “Mary Shelley’s Monster,” where Taissa will play the role of Claire Clairmont.

For more information about Taissa Farmiga’s work, visit her website www.taissafarmiga.net.