Mageina Tovah

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Mageina Tovah
Mageina Tovah by David Shankbone.jpg
Tovah at the premiere of Spider-Man 3, 2007
Born Mageina Tovah Begtrup
(1979-07-26) July 26, 1979 (age 35)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Mageina Tovah (born July 26, 1979) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Glynis Figliola in the television series Joan of Arcadia and as Ursula Ditkovich in the Spider-Man films.

Early life[edit]

Tovah was born Mageina Begtrup in Honolulu, Hawaii, where her father was a US Army psychiatrist in the Green Berets, and her mother was an Army physical therapist. Her family later settled in Clarksville, Tennessee and then moved to Nashville. Mageina attended Martin Luther King Junior Magnet High School in Nashville, Tennessee. She skipped a year of high school, taking both her Junior year of honors English and her Senior year of AP English at the same time. She graduated from high school at the age of 16. For college, Mageina started at The California Institute of the Arts, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the USC in three and a half years. She later moved to New York and Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

As well as her recurring role on Joan of Arcadia, Tovah's television work includes guest roles on a number of TV shows. These include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under, The Shield, Cold Case, Crossing Jordan and Private Practice. Tovah's feature film work includes roles in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Dark Heart, Failure to Launch, Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas and a recurring role as Ursula Ditkovich in the films Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

Tovah also made an appearance in the Jonas Åkerlund-directed music video for Christina Aguilera's hit song "Beautiful".

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Virus Man Young Girl
2002 Dine & Shine
2002 Reflections of Evil Direct to-DVD
2003 The Pool at Maddy Breaker's Louise TV Movie
2003 Hope Abandoned Maid Short film
2004 Y.M.I. Nevermore
2004 Spider-Man 2 Ursula Ditkovich
2004 Sleepover Girl on Phone
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Usher
2004 Do Geese See God? Rose Vendor Short film
2005 Waterborne Lillian Direct to-DVD
2006 Failure to Launch Barista
2006 Dark Heart Jessica
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Sam
2006 In from the Night Priscilla Miller TV Movie
2007 Spider-Man 3 Ursula Ditkovich
2007 Live! Kelly Direct to-DVD
2008 The Walking Wounded Sadie Short film
2008 Dream from Leaving
2011 The Factory Brittany
2012 Neighbors Sara Jerritt Short film
2012 Decoding Annie Parker Ellen
2014 Holy Land Mrs. R Post-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Guardian Debbie Episode: "Feeding Frenzy"
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jonesing Girl Episode: "Wrecked"
2002 NYPD Blue Anne Knepper Episode: "Half-Ashed"
2003 Six Feet Under Pink-Haired Girl Episode: "The Eye Inside"
2003 Boston Public Episode: "Chapter Sixty-One"
2003–2005 Joan of Arcadia Glynis Figliola 23 episodes
2004-2008 The Shield Farrah 2 episodes
2004 Strong Medicine Trinity Episode: "Omissions"
2005 Crossing Jordan Laura Bennett Episode: "Death Goes On"
2006 Half & Half Ginny Episode: "The Big Diva Down Episode"
2006 Cold Case Crystal Eckersdorf Episode: "Joseph"
2007 Standoff Gwen Keegan Episode: "Road Trip"
2007 Private Practice Rebecca Hobart Episode: "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together"
2009 Bones Madame Nina Episode: "Double Trouble in the Panhandle"
2009 Lie to Me Natalie Episode: "Blinded"
2010 Southland Misty Episode: "Maximum Deployment"
2010-2011 Hung Christina 3 episodes
2010 Chase Missy Episode: "Above the Law"
2011 Breakout Kings Jill Kincaid Episode: "Collected"
2011 The Mentalist Constance Episode: "Rhapsody in Red"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Bianca Episode: "Home Invasion"
2012 Shameless Kim Furtado Episode: "I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day"
2012 The Finder Joyce Weatherby Episode: "The Inheritance"
2013 Scandal Molly Ackerman 2 episodes

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