Taissa Farmiga is an American actress. Born in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, Farmiga was encouraged by her sister, Vera, to begin acting, and made her debut in her sister's drama film Higher Ground (2011). Thereafter, she rose to prominence for her work on the anthology series American Horror Story, starring in the seasons Murder House (2011), Coven (2013–2014), Roanoke (2016) and Apocalypse (2018), which established her as a scream queen. Her early film roles include the romantic comedy At Middleton (2013), the crime drama The Bling Ring (2013) and the psychological thriller Mindscape (2013), the latter of which was her first starring film role. Farmiga was lauded for her performances in the comedy slasher film The Final Girls (2015), and the drama films 6 Years (2015) and Share (2015), all of which premiered at South by Southwest, which led her to be named one of the breakout stars of the festival. She has since provided the voice of Raven in the DC Animated Movie Universe (2016–2020), starred in the comedy films Rules Don't Apply (2016) and The Long Dumb Road (2018), the drama films In a Valley of Violence (2016) and What They Had (2018), and the supernatural thriller film The Nun (2018), and headlined the procedural drama series Wicked City (2015). Farmiga made her stage debut in the off-Broadway revival of the drama play Buried Child (2016).