She is the most discussed at the moment, she is one of the most important teen stars of 2013, but, who is Taissa Farmiga & when did her career started? I want to analyze it to better understand how she became such a big star.
She started her career by appearing in 2011 in the movie “Higher Ground” starring her older sister Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel“). She portraied Vera younger version of her character Corinne Walker & the movie was the first to be directed by Vera.
In the same year, the director Ryan Murphy chose her to portray one of the main characters in his new horror series “American Horror Story: Murder House“. That was her big chance because the drama gained a lot of success and was one of the most important during the 2011.
She was casted as Violet Harmon, the daughter of Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) & Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton), and her character had a love story with Tate Langdon (Evan Peters), son of Costance Langdon (Jessica Lange).
In 2012 Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, chose Taissa to interpret Sam in her new movie “The Bling Ring“.
The movie was based on the true story of a group of teens who stole, from the homes of the rich and famous between 2008 and 2009, over $3 million. Famous stars robbed by the gang was Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Megan Fox, Miranda Kerr and Paris Hilton.
Her character, Sam Moore, was inspired by Tess Taylor & the movie opened the “Un Certain Regard” section at the Cannes Film Festival during 2013. The reviews were quite positive & Taissa gained a lot of popularity thanks to the film.
In the meanwhile, during 2012 the actress worked on “Middleton“, a new movie by Adam Rodgers starring her sister Vera Farmiga & Andy Garcia. The film was about a love story between a man and a woman who met each other while dropping their children off at college.
The movie premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2013 and after that she started working with the filmmaker Jorge Dorado on the movie “Mindscape“. Set to premiere in 2014, the film, starring Mark Strong as main protagonist, tells the story of a detective with the ability to enter into people’s memories and Taissa will potray Anna, a sociopath girl.
At the same time, Ryan Murphy wanted Taissa back on American Horror Story so she decided to join the cast for the 3rd season: “American Horror Story Coven“. She was casted as the main character Zoe Bell, a witch who fells in love with Kyle Spencer (Evan Peters).
Even if she had a love story with Peters’ character during the 1st season and the 3rd of AHS, in the real life Evan has a relationship with Emma Roberts who played Madison Montgomery in “AHS Coven”.
So, Taissa has, for now, a short career with little work but very important. Her popularity is getting larger and larger everyday thanks to her great work and thanks to her roles, always peculiar and important. We hope to see her again & again because she is amazing and because she deserves her popularity.