Anwar at the Genesis Awards, California, 28 March 2009
4 February 1970 |
Laleham, Middlesex, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||John Verea (divorced; 2 children)|
|Partner(s)||Craig Sheffer (late 1980s–1990s; 1 child)|
Gabrielle Anwar (born 4 February 1970) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Margaret Tudor on The Tudors, for dancing the tango with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, and for her role as Fiona Glenanne on USA's Burn Notice.
Early life 
Anwar was born in Laleham, Middlesex. Her mother, Shirley Hills, is an actress, and her father, Tariq Anwar, is an award-winning film producer and editor. Her father was born in Delhi, India, to an Austrian Jewish mother and an Indian father. Her mother is English. Gabrielle attended Laleham C of E Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982; an end-of-term St. Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied drama and dance at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.
Anwar's acting debut was in the British miniseries Hideaway. She made her film debut in Manifesto, which was followed by more British television productions including First Born, Summer's Lease, Press Gang, and The Mysteries of the Dark Jungle. While working on films and television in London, she met American actor Craig Sheffer, and moved with him to Hollywood. Anwar and Sheffer have co-starred in a number of American films together, such as In Pursuit of Honor, The Grave, Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal, Flying Virus, Save It for Later, Water Under the Bridge, and Long Lost Son.
Her first American film was If Looks Could Kill, in which she played the daughter of a murdered British Agent (played by Roger Daltrey). In 1992, she made a guest appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Tricia Kinney. She followed that with the films Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (inspired by A Girl and Five Brave Horses), Scent of a Woman, Body Snatchers, For Love or Money, and The Three Musketeers. In 1994, People magazine named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
Anwar has appeared in the TV series John Doe and recently acted in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines. Anwar played Princess Margaret, sister of King Henry VIII, on Showtime's The Tudors in 2007. She later played Fiona Glenanne in the TV series Burn Notice. In 2008, Anwar made an appearance as Eva Sintzel, a woman trying to get pregnant through the fictitious Hudson Cryobank in the Law & Order: SVU episode "Inconceivable".
Personal life 
Anwar has a daughter, Willow, born in 1993, with whom she appeared in the film Daddy Who? Willow's father is actor Craig Sheffer, with whom Anwar had a relationship in the late 1980s and 1990s. Sheffer is godfather to Anwar's children from her relationship with John Verea. Anwar was later married to actor John Verea; she and Verea had son Hugo and daughter Paisley before divorcing. Since April 2010, Anwar has been in a relationship with Shareef Malnik.
|1986||Hideaway||Tracy Wright||6 episodes|
|1986||Pretty Little Head||Paul McCartney music video|
|1987||Sa-ti vorbesc despre mine|
|1988||The Storyteller||Lidia||Episode: "Fearnot"|
|1988||A Night Of Love||Tina|
|1988||First Born||Nell Forester||Episode: "1.3"|
|1989||Summer's Lease||Chrissie Kettering||Episode: "A Battlefield"
Episode: "The Urbino Trail"
|1989||Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader||Ramandu's Daughter||Episode: "1.6"|
|1990||Press Gang||Sam Black||12 episodes|
|1991||The Mystery of the Black Jungle||Ada Corishant||TV mini-series|
|1991||If Looks Could Kill||Mariska Blade|
|1991||Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken||Sonora Webster|
|1991||Into the Great Wide Open||Eddie's girlfriend||Tom Petty music video|
|1992||Beverly Hills, 90210||Tricia Kinney||Episode: "Fire and Ice"|
|1992||Scent of a Woman||Donna||The Tango Girl|
|1993||Body Snatchers||Marti Malone|
|1993||Fallen Angels||Delia||Episode: "Dead End for Delia"|
|1993||For Love or Money||Andy Hart|
|1993||The Three Musketeers||Queen Anne|
|1995||In Pursuit of Honor||Jessica Start||TV film|
|1995||Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead||Dagney|
|1995||Innocent Lies||Celia Graves|
|1997||Sub Down||Laura Dyson||Video|
|1997||The Ripper||Florry Lewis||TV film|
|1999||The Manor||Charlotte Kleiner|
|1999||My Little Assassin||Marita Lorenz||TV film|
|2000||Without Malice||Susan||TV film|
|2000||If You Only Knew||Kate|
|2000||The Guilty||Sophie Lennon|
|2000||How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale||Jenny Seeger||TV film|
|2001||Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal||Kate Hayden||Video|
|2001||The Practice||Katie Defoe||Episode: "Dangerous Liasions"|
|2001||Flying Virus||Ann Bauer|
|2002||Sherlock||Rebecca Doyle||TV film|
|2002||John Doe||Rachel Penbroke||Episodes: "Manifest Destiny" and "Tone Dead"|
|2003||Save It for Later||Catherine|
|2004||Try to Remember||Lisa Monroe||TV film|
|2005||Mysterious Island||Jane||TV film|
|2006||The Marsh||Claire Holloway|
|2006||Long Lost Son||Kristen Sheppard/Halloran/Collins||TV film|
|2006||The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines||Emily Davenport||TV film|
|2006||Crazy Eights||Beth Patterson|
|2007||The Tudors||Princess Margaret||6 episodes|
|2007||Burn Notice||Fiona Glenanne||2007 – present|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Eva Sintzel||Episode: "Inconceivable"|
|2010||Lies Between Friends||Joss Jenner|
|2011||The Family Tree||Nina|
|2011||A Warrior's Heart||Claire Sullivan|
- "It's a Jungle Out There". The State. 6 October 1990. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- Ansari, Shabana (10 March 2011). "Oscar-nominated film editor Tariq Anwar has Mumbai link". DNA Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Gabrielle Anwar - Most Beautiful, Gabrielle Anwar". People.com. 1994-05-09. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
- Hidek, Jeff (30 July 2010). "Craig Sheffer reflects on his time in Wilmington, his new Hallmark movie and his role on "One Tree Hill"". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Stacey Russell (March 28, 2012). "Are Gabrielle Anwar and Shareef Malnik Secretly Engaged?". Miami New Times. Retrieved June 28, 2012.