|Born||Miami, Florida, USA|
|Residence||Los Angeles, CA|
|Years active||2003 – present|
Arlene Tur is an American television and film actress and model from Florida, best known for her role as Bebe Arcel in the 2008 television drama series Crash. The daughter of Cuban political refugees to the United States, Tur has had numerous roles in television in addition to a modeling career.
Tur was born in Miami, Florida. Her father, Juan Tur, is an avocado and mango farmer, while her mother, Illuminada Arlene Tur, is a nurse. Tur, who has no siblings, has described most of her early years being spent "reading books up in an avocado tree." She graduated from Florida Christian School and then attended Florida International University, where she graduated with dual Marketing and Public Relations degrees; Tur played professional beach volleyball during her studies, and it was as a result of this that she was discovered and began modeling.
Tur's modeling career allowed her to travel, and she managed to gain proficiency in Italian and Portuguese, having already been fluent in English and Spanish. She also began studying acting during this time, studying with Uta Hagen in New York City and Howard Fine in Los Angeles. She also studied with Ivana Chubbuck.
Tur's first major role was in the 2003 Telemundo drama Los Teens. She has subsequently taken different roles, including a 2006 guest-star appearance on Grey's Anatomy, the television pilot Haskett's Chance, and the independent action film Final Engagement. She gained network attention for her role in the television pilot Harry Green and Eugene, which led to her being cast in her largest role so far, the LAPD police cop Bebe Arcel in Crash and plays the surgeon Vera Juarez in Torchwood: Miracle Day. Tur's career has also seen her host programmes for the Discovery Channel, E! Entertainment Television, the Travel Channel, and Univision’s music series Caliente.
On 21 August 2011, Arlene appeared on Top Gear for the "Big Star, Small Car" segment. Arlene finished with the time of 1:42.4 which was the fastest time among celebrities who have competed in the segment of the show.
|2011||Torchwood: Miracle Day||Dr. Vera Juarez||5 episodes|
|2010||Eat Pray Love||Armenia|
|2009||Lie to Me||Kimi||TV episode – Lack of Candor|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Pamela Calva||TV episode – Yesterday|
|2003||Los Teens||Valeria||TV Programme|
- Garvin, Glenn (7 July 2011). "Unlikely Path for Miami-born Actress". Miami Herald. pp. 1E.
- "Biography for Arlene Tur". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
- "Arlene Tur". Starz. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
- Michael Ausiello. "'Crash' Star Arlene Tur Boards 'Torchwood' As Search For New Regulars Intensifies". Deadline. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
- "Arlene Tur Interview & lap - Big Star Small Car". Retrieved 27 July 2013.