Taissa Farmiga ( ; born August 17, 1994) is an American actress. She made her acting debut as Corinne Walker in the 2011 drama film Higher Ground. Later that year, she came to prominence playing Violet Harmon in American Horror Story: Murder House, the first season of FX's anthology series. She then starred as Sam Moore in the satirical crime film The Bling Ring (2013), Zoe Benson in American Horror Story: Coven (2013–14), and Anna Greene in the psychological thriller Mindscape (2014). Farmiga will star in the upcoming drama 6 Years (2015), and the horror comedy The Final Girls (2015).