Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as [1 ] FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series (2008–2013). Fringe [2 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Torv was born in
Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, and grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of [3 ] Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland. Her mother is of Scottish descent. [4 ] She is estranged from her father. [5 ] She has a younger brother, Dylan. Her paternal aunt is writer [6 ] Anna Murdoch Mann, who was married for 31 years to media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and her cousins are James, Lachlan and Elisabeth Murdoch. [6 ]
Torv graduated from
Benowa State High School in 1996. She graduated from Australia's [7 ] National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001. [6 ]
Torv (right) and
(left) at the
panel during Comic-Con in 2010
In 2003, Torv played the role of Ophelia with the Bell Shakespeare Company in John Bell's production of
. Hamlet [8 ]
In 2004, she joined the cast of Australia's acclaimed television drama
playing Nikki Martel. Torv appeared in the The Secret Life of Us BBC series . She also voiced "Nariko" in the 2007 video game Mistresses . Heavenly Sword [9 ]
From 2008 to 2013, Torv played Agent
Olivia Dunham in the American television series . Fringe She received an Australians in Film Breakthrough award in 2009. Torv appeared as [10 ] Virginia Grey on HBO's mini-series . She has been nominated five times for the The Pacific Saturn Award for Best Television Actress from 2009 to 2013, winning a total of four. Torv starred in a [11 ] 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.
Torv has been listed as one of "TV's 100 Sexiest Women" by BuddyTV four times. She ranked #16 in 2009,
#27 in 2010, [14 ] #48 in 2011 [15 ] and #68 in 2012 [16 ] [17 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
In December 2008, Torv married her
co-star Fringe Mark Valley. They separated after one year of marriage. [18 ] [19 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Deadline Gallipoli Lady Gwendoline Churchill
Fringe Olivia Dunham/Alternate Olivia Dunham/William Bell
Main role (100 episodes)
CollegeHumor Originals Officer Alia
Can I Give You a Ticket?
The Pacific Virginia Grey
Recurring role (5 episodes)
The Secret Life of Us Nikki Martel
Main role Season 4 (20 episodes)
McLeod's Daughters Jasmine McLeod
The Things We Do for Love and A McLeod Daughter
Young Lions Irena Nedov
Recurring role (13 episodes)
Notable awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "New York Times". The New York Times.
^ "Torv takes lead role in Abrams' drama".
^ Australian Television: Anna Torv profile; accessed 8 August 2014.
^ "Busy keeping secrets on 'Fringe' Aussie stars in hot new show". Philly.com . Retrieved . 12 January 2015
^ "Anna Torv on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", April 7, 2010 (YouTube)
^ a b c "Torv is her own mistress", smh.com.au; accessed 20 April 2015.
^ Anna Torv's story, perthnow.com.au; accessed 20 April 2015.
^ Info re Torv and Bell Shakespeare Company, smh.com.au, 3 June 2003; accessed 20 April 2015.
^ Fussman, Cal. Anna Torv Is a Woman We Love, Esquire, 8 February 2010; accessed 15 October 2010.
^ ". Thetorchonline.com "Anna Torv Is Nothing Like the Character She Plays on 'Fringe'" (interview)" . Retrieved . 2 June 2011
^ Woman, The (25 June 2010). "2010 Saturn Award Winners". Dreadcentral.com . Retrieved . 2 June 2011
^ "Can I Give You A Ticket? (With Anna Torv)". 21 November 2011 . Retrieved . 12 May 2012
^ "First Look: Heavenly Sword Movie". IGN.com . Retrieved . 30 October 2013
^ "BuddyTV Slideshow - TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2009: #50-#1" . Retrieved . 12 January 2015
^ "BuddyTV Slideshow - TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2010" . Retrieved . 12 January 2015
^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Women Of 2011: Gallery Of The Hottest Girls On TV" . Retrieved . 12 January 2015
^ "BuddyTV Slideshow - TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2012" . Retrieved . 12 January 2015
^ Dos Santos, Kristin. " Fringe Stars Anna Torv and Mark Valley Married!" , 2 February 2009. E! Online
^ Jordan, Julie. "Anna Torv and Mark Valley Split", People, 9 April 2010; accessed 15 October 2010.
External links [ edit ]
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