Torv at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
7 June 1979 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan and Hans Torv. She grew up on the Hinterlands of the Gold Coast, Queensland. Anna's father is of Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland. She is of Scottish descent on her mother's side. Torv has been estranged from her father since the age of 8. 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.
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.
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 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. Torv also starred in a CollegeHumor Original video as a tyrannical traffic cop.
On 30 October 2013, a trailer was shown for the Heavenly Sword Movie. Anna will be reprising her role as Nariko in the movie.
|2015||Stephanie (pre-production)||Stephanie's Mother|
|Open (pre-production)||Windsor||Television Movie (HBO pilot)|
|The Daughter (post-production)||Anna||Australian film|
|2014||Love Is Now||Virginia|
|Heavenly Sword||Nariko (voice)|
|2007||Frankenstein||ITU Nurse||Television Movie|
|2006||The Book of Revelation||Bridget|
|2003||Travelling Light||Debra Fowler|
|2002||White Collar Blue||Neighbour||Television Movie|
|2015||Deadline Gallipoli (post-production)||Gwendoline||Mini-Series|
|2008-2013||Fringe||Olivia Dunham/Alternate Olivia Dunham/William Bell||Main role (100 episodes)|
|2011||CollegeHumor Originals||Officer Alia||Episode: Can I Give You a Ticket?|
|2010||The Pacific||Virginia Grey||Miniseries. Episode: Peleliu Landing|
|2008||Mistresses||Alex||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2004-2005||The Secret Life of Us||Nikki Martel||Main role Season 4 (20 episodes)|
|2004||McLeod's Daughters||Jasmine McLeod||Episodes: The Things We Do for Love and A McLeod Daughter|
|2002||Young Lions||Irena Nedov||Recurring role (13 episodes)|
|2007||Heavenly Sword||Nariko (voice)|
Notable awards and nominations
- 2008: Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe
- 2009: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe
- 2010: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe
- 2010: Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for her role in Fringe
- 2011: Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Actress for her role in Fringe
- 2011: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe
- 2011: Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for her role in Fringe
- 2012: Nominated – Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for her role in Fringe
- 2012: Won – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe
- "New York Times". The New York Times.
- "Torv takes lead role in Abrams' drama".
- Lynch, Marissa. Anna's star on the rise, Gold Coast Bulletin, 19 September 2008. Accessed 15 October 2010.[dead link]
- Australian Television: Anna Torv profile Accessed 08 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 4/7/10 " at YouTube
- "Torv is her own mistress", Sydney Morning Herald
- Fussman, Cal. Anna Torv Is a Woman We Love, Esquire, 8 February 2010. Accessed 15 October 2010.
- ""Anna Torv Is Nothing Like the Character She Plays on ',Fringe'," (interview)". Thetorchonline.com. 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!" E! Online, 2 February 2009.
- Jordan, Julie. Anna Torv and Mark Valley Split, People, 9 April 2010. Accessed 15 October 2010.
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