Taissa Farmiga, an American actress, best known for her roles in the FX TV series American Horror Story and the film Higher Ground. She is the younger sister of Oscar nominated actress Vera Farmiga. Was born in 1994, Farmiga is the youngest of seven children, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants Mykhailo, a computer-systems analyst, and Ljuba Farmiga, a schoolteacher. She initially had no ambitions to become an actress, but was persuaded to appear in Vera’s directing debut, Higher Ground, playing the 16-year-old version of her sister’s character. After her performance in the film was acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival, she decided to pursue an acting career.