Gabrielle Anwar

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Gabrielle Anwar
Gabrielle Anwar.jpg
Anwar at the Genesis Awards, Beverly Hills, California, 28 March 2009
Born (1970-02-04) 4 February 1970 (age 44)
Laleham, Middlesex, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) John Verea (divorced; 2 children)
Partner(s) Craig Sheffer (late 1980s–1990s; 1 child)
Children Willow Anwar
Hugo Verea
Paisley Verea

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[edit]

Anwar was born in Laleham, Surrey. Her mother, Shirley Hills, is an actress, and her father, Tariq Anwar, is an award-winning film producer and editor.[1] Her father was born in Delhi, India, to an Austrian Jewish mother and an Indian father.[2] 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.

Career[edit]

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.[3]

One of her most memorable moments on screen came in 1992's Scent of a Woman, when she danced a tango with Al Pacino, whose character was blind.

Anwar has appeared in the TV series John Doe and 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 long-running 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[edit]

Anwar has a daughter, Willow, born in 1993, with whom she appeared in the film Daddy Who? Willow's father is actor Craig Sheffer[citation needed], with whom Anwar had a relationship in the late 1980s and 1990s. Actor Reyn Hubbard also claimed to be Willow's father. Anwar was later married to actor John Verea with whom she had son, Hugo, and daughter, Paisley, before divorcing.[4] Sheffer is godfather to Anwar's children from her relationship with Verea.[5] Since April 2010, Anwar has been in a relationship with Shareef Malnik.[6] Anwar has become an American citizen.[7] She has described herself as being pagan.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Hideaway Tracy Wright 6 episodes
1986 Pretty Little Head Paul McCartney music video
1987 Sa-ti vorbesc despre mine
1988 Storyteller, TheThe 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 (aka The Concierge) Andy Hart
1993 Three Musketeers, TheThe 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
1996 Grave, TheThe Grave Jordan
1997 Nevada Linny
1997 Sub Down Laura Dyson Video
1997 Ripper, TheThe Ripper Florry Lewis TV film
1998 Beach Movie Sunny
1999 Manor, TheThe Manor Charlotte Kleiner
1999 Kimberly Kimberly
1999 My Little Assassin Marita Lorenz TV film
2000 Without Malice Susan TV film
2000 If You Only Knew Kate
2000 Guilty, TheThe Guilty Sophie Lennon
2000 North Beach Lu
2000 How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Jenny Seeger TV film
2001 Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Kate Hayden Video
2001 Practice, TheThe Practice Katie Defoe Episode: "Dangerous Liasions"
2001 Flying Virus Ann Bauer
2002 Sherlock: Case of Evil 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 9/Tenths Jessica
2006 Marsh, TheThe Marsh Claire Holloway
2006 Long Lost Son Kristen Sheppard/Halloran/Collins TV film
2006 Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, TheThe Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Emily Davenport TV film
2006 Crazy Eights Beth Patterson
2007 Tudors, TheThe Tudors Princess Margaret 6 episodes
2007 - 2013 Burn Notice Fiona Glenanne Main Cast
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Eva Sintzel Episode: "Inconceivable"
2008 iMurders Lindsay Jefferies
2010 Lies Between Friends Joss Jenner
2011 Family Tree, TheThe Family Tree Nina
2011 A Warrior's Heart Claire Sullivan
2011 Carnal Innocence Caroline

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's a Jungle Out There". The State. 6 October 1990. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Ansari, Shabana (10 March 2011). "Oscar-nominated film editor Tariq Anwar has Mumbai link". DNA Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gabrielle Anwar - Most Beautiful, Gabrielle Anwar". People.com. 1994-05-09. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Gabrielle Anwar- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Stacey Russell (28 March 2012). "Are Gabrielle Anwar and Shareef Malnik Secretly Engaged?". Miami New Times. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Anwar's Citizenship Anguish
  8. ^ http://seattletimes.com/html/entertainment/2003773523_webanwar05.html

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