Meet Nadia Farmiga, sister of Hollywood stars Vera and Taissa Farmiga

Nadia Farmiga (born on 23 February 1977) is a restauranteur better recognised as the sister of Hollywood stars, Taissa and Vera Farmiga. Unlike her siblings, she is not in the acting business but is currently a successful entrepreneur running several restaurants. Nadia has also worked as a mechanical engineer in the past.

Being born to parents of Ukrainian descent and being an American citizen, Naida holds a mixed nationality. She is married to Wilson Costa, with whom she manages a catering and ordering service through a mobile app. Nadia and her Brazilian husband have two children together.

Like many such cases where some fame is bestowed upon an otherwise everyday person based on their association or relationship with a famous person or persons, Nadia’s popularity stems from the fact that her sisters are Hollywood stars. In the public’s usual pursuit of information about her sisters, Vera and Taissa Farmiga, some spotlight has been shone on Nadia.

Who is Naida Farmiga? What does she do? How is she related to the celebrity Farmigas? How much is she worth? And so many others are the frequently asked questions about her. We have gathered as much information on her as possible and will look to answer these questions in this piece. So, please keep reading to find out all we know.

To whet your appetite, here are some interesting facts about Nadia Farmiga you probably didn’t know.

10 facts about Nadia Farmiga

  1. Nadia has six siblings, namely, Laryssa Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Vera Farmiga, Alexander Farmiga, Victor Farmiga, and Stephan Farmiga.
  2. Her age is something of some controversy as many sources report different figures. However, Celebsuburb claims she was born in February of 1977, which makes her 44 years old.
  3. Nadia is married to Wilson Costa, a Brazilian national, and they both run a food delivery and servicing business and have two children together.
  4. She started her foray into the food business by working with her future hubby at Neuville-Sur-Seine. The two also worked together at Le Garrick Restaurant in Manhattan’s theater district.
  5. Prior to her career as a restaurateur (which has now spanned two decades), Nadia used to work as a mechanical engineer.
  6. She leads a quiet life away from the spotlight or prying eyes of the internet. So far, she has no known social media accounts.
  7. Her younger sister, Taissa, understands but cannot fully communicate in Ukrainian. Also, having studied it for four years, she is fluent in American Sign Language.
  8. Her older sister, Vera Farmiga, is an American actress, director, and producer. Vera began her professional acting career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides (1996). She also made her television debut in the series Roar (1997) and her feature film debut in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998).
  9. Her younger sister, Taissa Farmiga, is also an actress. Her acting career began with the drama film Higher Ground (2011), and she made her television debut in the FX series American Horror Story: Murder House in the same year.
  10. Nadia currently has a net worth of $500,000, and her primary source of income is her restaurant business.

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Farmiga family

Nadia Farmiga was born in Clifton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. During World War II, her maternal grandparents were affected and fell in love while in a displaced person camp in Karlsfeld, Germany. Nadia’s father’s name was Mykhailo, aka Michael Farmiga, who was a Computer System Analyst and later turned into a landscaper. Her mother’s name is Lubomyra Farmiga, a former receptionist and a medical records manager at Whitehouse Station Family Medicine. Luba also worked as a bank officer at National Westminster Bank (1993-1995).

Michael and Luba relocated from Ukraine to Irvington, New Jersey, searching for a better life before the birth of their first daughter, Vera. Though Nadia and her siblings grew up in the US, they didn’t know how to speak English until much later in their lives. Their parents were particular about keeping them rooted in their Ukrainian culture; as a result of this, they raised them in a tight Ukrainian-American circle, where they spoke Ukrainian as their first language.

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The children grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic home, but they converted to American Pentecostalism eventually. Nadia’s parents also moved around a lot. After they lived in Irvington, they moved to Newark and later settled down on a large farmland in Wilmington. The girls got acquainted with nature and traditional communal living and developed a love for animals.

Taissa Farmiga – sister

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Born 17 August 1994 in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, Taissa Farmiga is an American actress. She is the youngest sibling of the Farmiga children. Taissa was encouraged by her sister, Vera, to begin acting, and she made her debut in her sister’s drama film Higher Ground. 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).

Taissa made her stage debut in the off-Broadway revival of the drama play Buried Child (2016). Since her 2011 debut, she has appeared in almost 30 projects and has a Fright Meters Awards nomination for Best Actress.

Being the last of seven children, Taissa had a markedly different experience than her older siblings. Although she attended public school like the rest of her siblings, that didn’t go on for too long, as her parents decided to homeschool her. Based on this training, she has a higher English proficiency and even spent four years learning American Sign Language. However, she isn’t as fluent in Ukrainian as her older siblings.

Farmiga owns a home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, and in May 2019, she was reported to be engaged to screenwriter and director Hadley Klein. They were married in an intimate ceremony at their home on 8 August 2020.

American Horror Story Violet

American Horror Story: Murder House is the first season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. It centres on the Harmon family: Dr Ben Harmon, Vivien and their daughter Violet, who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Vivien has a miscarriage and Ben has an affair. They move into a restored mansion, unaware that the ghosts of its former residents and their victims haunt the house.

Taissa plays the role of Violet Harmon, the teenage daughter of Ben and Vivien Harmon, who is initially unhappy about moving to Los Angeles. In the pilot episode, Violet befriends Tate Langdon, one of her father’s patients, and the two eventually start dating. She later discovers that he is a ghost who died in the house after carrying out a mass shooting at her school in 1994.

Vera Farmiga – sister

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Vera Farmiga

Born 6 August 1973, Vera Farmiga is an American actress, director, and producer. She is the first daughter and older sister of Nadia Farmiga. Vera began her professional acting career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides (1996) and made her television debut in the Fox fantasy adventure series Roar (1997) and her feature film debut in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998).

She received further praise for the drama film Nothing But the Truth (2008) and won critical acclaim for starring in the 2009 comedy-drama Up in the Air, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Vera made her directorial debut in 2011 with the acclaimed drama film Higher Ground, in which she also had a leading role. She has received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in the series Bates Motel and When They See Us. In total, she has received 71 award nominations, 24 of which she’s won.

Vera’s upbringing played a big role in honing her passion for the arts. She has said that during holidays, her family always gathered together to serenade themselves in music and dance. She played the piano during these gatherings and sang while her family members danced and told stories.

Interestingly, before she ventured into acting, dancing was her first love. Due to her Ukrainian roots, Vera fell in love with the traditional folk dance. Her passion for dancing pushed her to become a member of a folk-dancing group called Syzokryli, and they toured the country in 1991.

Laryssa Farmiga – sister

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Laryssa Farmiga

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Laryssa Farmiga is a member of the Farmiga family that has two successful actors; Taissa Farmiga and Vera Farmiga. She was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that prevents a baby’s spinal cord from developing or closing properly while in the womb. Unfortunately, the average life span of patients with this disease is 30 to 40 years only.

Laryssa has, however, enjoyed the care of her family and is still alive, although her exact age is not too clear. Her elder sister, Vera, was mostly in charge of taking care of her. Nonetheless, the entire family has made sure she has a fulfilled life.

Personal life

As earlier mentioned, Nadia lives a private life, and not much is known about her to the public. She is married to Wilson Costa, and they run their businesses together. They first met and got acquainted while working together at Neuville-Sur-Seine, a French restaurant in Long Island. They were in a relationship for a few years before exchanging marital vows and welcoming two sons.

Nadia opened a pop-up and part private catering app, Misto, along with her hubby in the summer of 2020. The restaurant located in Hudson Valley, Kingston, mixes dishes of their respective Brazilian and Ukrainian heritages. One of the significant features of their restaurant business is that they use organic and fresh products, which they grow in their backyard garden.

Nadia once told Hudson Valley Magazine: “As a chef, Wilson’s number one priority is a clean kitchen, food consistency, and well-seasoned food. Misto is about our healthy lifestyle (Wilson cycles and I run), our family, our garden, sustainability, using resources of the Hudson Valley, and our connection with the farmers.”

Nadia Farmiga and husband, Wilson Costa
Nadia Farmiga and husband, Wilson Costa

Nadia Farmiga net worth

Nadia and her husband have achieved notable success running their restaurant. She is estimated to have a net worth of $500,000.


The Farmiga children are all accomplished in their chosen fields, but their fame comes from the two siblings who are Hollywood stars. Nadia, in her own right, is a big deal. Her career as a food entrepreneur spans two decades, and she continues thriving. We hope this article has laid to rest many of the questions you may have had about her and her life.

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