Arlene Tur

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Arlene Tur
Miami, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
Years active2003–present

Arlene Tur is a Cuban American actress, television presenter and model. She is best known for her roles as Bebe Arcel in the 2008 television drama series Crash, Armenia in the 2010 film Eat Pray Love and as Vera Juarez in Torchwood: Miracle Day

Early life[edit]

Tur was born in Miami, Florida, the only child to parents who were Cuban political refugees to the United States. She graduated from Florida Christian School[1] and attended Florida International University, where she graduated with dual Marketing and Public Relations degrees. Tur played professional beach volleyball during college, and as a result was approached by modeling agents and began a modeling career.[2]


Tur's first acting role was in the 2003 telemundo drama Los Teens. Arlene went on to study with Uta Hagen in New York City and Howard Fine in Los Angeles.[3]

Subsequently, her roles included a 2006 guest-star appearance on Grey's Anatomy, a leading role in NBC's Haskett's Chance and the action film Final Engagement alongside Peter O'Toole .[4]

Arlene garnered network attention for her comedic performance with Jason Segel and Mark Valley in the ABC/Paramount pilot "Harry Green and Eugene,", this led to a holding deal with ABC Network and Touchstone Television [4]

In 2008, Tur was cast as LAPD officer Bebe Arcel in Crash starring alongside Dennis Hopper.[5]

In 2012, Tur had a recurring role in the BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood: Miracle Day as surgeon Vera Juarez.[6]

Other work[edit]

Aside from acting, Tur has hosted shows for the Discovery Channel, E! Entertainment Television, the Travel Channel, and Univision.

In 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.[7][8] This was later topped by Patrick Warburton and Stephen Moyer.

Personal life[edit]

Tur lives in Los Angeles, California.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Los Teens Valeria NBC Drama
2004 Harry Green and Eugene Nadalina S1, with Mark Valley and Jason Segel
2006 Grey's Anatomy Pamela Calva S2, E18 : Yesterday
2007 Final Engagement Jacqueline Bombay with Peter Greene
2008–2009 Crash Bebe Arcel
2009 Lie to Me Kimi S2, E6 : Lack of Candor
2010 Eat, Pray, Love Armenia with Julia Roberts
2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day Vera Juarez Episodes 1-5
2013 The Beach Chronicles AGX Andromeda Short
2014 We All Want the Same Thing producer in production


  1. ^ a b Garvin, Glenn (July 7, 2011). "Unlikely Path for Miami-born Actress". Miami Herald. pp. 1E.
  2. ^ "Arlene Tur: Torchwood's Miracle Doctor". Se Fija!. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
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  5. ^ "Starz - Crash - Arleen Tur". Archived from the original on July 17, 2011.
  6. ^ Michael Ausiello. "'Crash' Star Arlene Tur Boards 'Torchwood' As Search For New Regulars Intensifies". Deadline. Archived from the original on November 12, 2010. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
  7. ^ Perez-King, Tiffany. "ñ Life w/ Melissa Hernandez with Arlene Tur!!!". Generation ñ. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Arlene Tur on Live Miami at 11". NBC Miami.

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