Taissa Farmiga ( ; born August 17, 1994) is an American actress. She made her acting debut in the 2011 drama Higher Ground, directed by her sister. Later that year, she came to prominence playing Violet Harmon in American Horror Story: Murder House, the first season of FX's anthology series. In 2013, she starred in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring as Sam Moore, and returned to American Horror Story for its third season, Coven, portraying young witch Zoe Benson. In 2014, she appeared as Anna Greene in the psychological thriller Mindscape. In 2015, she will star in the relationship drama 6 Years, the horror comedy The Final Girls, and the Western drama In a Valley of Violence.