Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as [1 ] FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series (2008–2013). Fringe [2 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Torv was born in
Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of [3 ] Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland. Her mother is of Scottish descent. [4 ] She is estranged from her father. [5 ] She has a younger brother, Dylan. Her paternal aunt is writer [6 ] Anna Murdoch Mann, who was married for 31 years to media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and her cousins are James, Lachlan and Elisabeth Murdoch. [6 ]
Torv graduated from
Benowa State High School in 1996. She graduated from Australia's [7 ] National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001. [6 ]
In 2003, Torv played the role of Ophelia with the Bell Shakespeare Company in John Bell's production of
. Hamlet [8 ]
In 2004, she joined the cast of Australia's acclaimed television drama
playing Nikki Martel. Torv appeared in the The Secret Life of Us BBC series . She also voiced Nariko in the 2007 video game Mistresses . Heavenly Sword [9 ]
From 2008 to 2013, Torv played Agent
Olivia Dunham in the American television series . She received an Australians in Film Breakthrough award in 2009. Torv appeared as Fringe Virginia Grey on HBO's mini-series . She has been nominated five times for the The Pacific Saturn Award for Best Television Actress from 2009 to 2013, winning a total of four. Torv starred in a [10 ] CollegeHumor Original video as a tyrannical traffic cop. [11 ]
In 2014, Torv reprised her role as Nariko in the
film adaptation of Heavenly Sword. [12 ]
Torv has been listed as one of "TV's 100 Sexiest Women" by BuddyTV four times. She ranked #16 in 2009,
#27 in 2010, [13 ] #48 in 2011 [14 ] and #68 in 2012 [15 ] [16 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
In December 2008, Torv married her
co-star Fringe Mark Valley. They separated after one year of marriage. [17 ] [18 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Notable awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "New York Times". The New York Times.
^ "Torv takes lead role in Abrams' drama".
^ Australian Television: Anna Torv profile; accessed 8 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", April 7, 2010 (YouTube)
^ a b c "Torv is her own mistress", smh.com.au; accessed 20 April 2015.
^ Anna Torv's story, perthnow.com.au; accessed 20 April 2015.
^ Info re Torv and Bell Shakespeare Company, smh.com.au, 3 June 2003; accessed 20 April 2015.
^ Fussman, Cal. Anna Torv Is a Woman We Love, Esquire, 8 February 2010; accessed 15 October 2010.
^ 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!" , 2 February 2009. E! Online
^ Jordan, Julie. "Anna Torv and Mark Valley Split", People, 9 April 2010; accessed 15 October 2010.
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