Anna Torv

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Anna Torv
20120713 Anna Torv @ Comic-con cropped.jpg
BornAnna Charmichael Torv
(1979-06-07) 7 June 1979 (age 35)[1]
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
Notable work(s)Fringe
Spouse(s)Mark Valley
(2008–2009)
 
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Anna Torv
20120713 Anna Torv @ Comic-con cropped.jpg
BornAnna Charmichael Torv
(1979-06-07) 7 June 1979 (age 35)[1]
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
Notable work(s)Fringe
Spouse(s)Mark Valley
(2008–2009)

Anna Charmichael Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008–2013).[2]

Early life[edit]

Anna Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Susan and Hans Torv[3] and grew up on the Hinterlands of the Gold Coast, Queensland.[4] Anna's father is of Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland.[5] She is of Scottish descent on her mother's side.[6] Torv has been estranged from her father since the age of 8.[7] She has a younger brother named Dylan. Her paternal aunt is writer Anna Murdoch Mann, who was married for 31 years to billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.[7]

Torv graduated from Benowa State High School in 1996.[8] She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001.[7]

Career[edit]

Torv (right) and Joshua Jackson (left) at the Fringe panel during Comic-Con in 2010

In 2004, Torv joined the cast of Australia's acclaimed television drama The Secret Life of Us playing Nikki Martel. Torv appeared in the BBC series Mistresses. She also played the voice and performed motion capture of the main character Nariko in the 2007 video game Heavenly Sword.[9]

From 2008 to 2013, Torv played Agent Olivia Dunham in the American television series Fringe.[10] She received an Australians in Film Breakthrough award in 2009. Torv appeared as Virginia Grey on HBO's mini-series The Pacific. She has been nominated five times for the Saturn Award for Best Television Actress from 2009 to 2013, winning a total of four.[11] Torv also starred in a CollegeHumor Original video as a tyrannical traffic cop.[12]

On 30 October 2013, a trailer was shown for the Heavenly Sword Movie. Anna will be reprising her role as Nariko in the movie.[13]

Torv has been listed as one of "TV's 100 Sexiest Women" by BuddyTV 4 times. She ranked #16 in 2009,[14] #27 in 2010,[15] #48 in 2011[16] and #68 in 2012[17]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2008, Torv married her Fringe co-star Mark Valley.[18] They separated after one year of marriage.[19]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002White Collar BlueNeighbourTelevision movie
2002Young LionsIrena Nedov13 episodes
2003Travelling LightDebra Fowler
2004McLeod's DaughtersJasmine McLeod2 episodes
2004–2005The Secret Life of UsNikki Martel20 episodes
2006The Book of RevelationBridget
2007Heavenly SwordNarikoVideo game
2007FrankensteinITU NurseTelevision movie
2008MistressesAlex5 episodes
2008–2013FringeOlivia Dunham, Fauxlivia/BelliviaMain Character (98 episodes)
2010The PacificVirginia GreyEpisode: "Peleliu Landing"
2014OpenWindsorHBO pilot
2014Heavenly Sword The MovieNarikoVideo game movie
2015Deadline GallipoliGwendolineFilming, Foxtel mini-series
2015Love Is NowVirginiaIn production, independent film

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