Anwar in 2009
|Born||4 February 1970|
Laleham, Surrey, England
(m. 2000; div. 2005)
Shareef Malnik (m. 2015)
|Partner(s)||Craig Sheffer (ended 1990s)|
|Parent(s)||Tariq Anwar (father)|
Shirley Hills-Anwar (mother)
Gabrielle Anwar (born 4 February 1970) is an English-American actress known for her roles as Sam Black in the second series of Press Gang, Margaret Tudor on The Tudors, Fiona Glenanne on Burn Notice, Lady Tremaine in the seventh season of Once Upon a Time, and for dancing the tango with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.
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. Her paternal grandmother was an Austrian Jew, while her paternal grandfather was an Indian Muslim. Anwar 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 also starred in the music video to Paul McCartney's Pretty Little Head. Her film début was Manifesto (1988), 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). She also played Eddie's (Johnny Depp) girlfriend in Tom Petty's Into the Great Wide Open music video. In 1992, she made a guest appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210 as competitive ice skater Tricia Kinney, who has a brief romance with Brandon Walsh. She starred in Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (inspired by A Girl and Five Brave Horses), and one of her most memorable moments on screen was in 1992's Scent of a Woman, when she danced a tango with Al Pacino, whose character was blind. She followed that with the films Body Snatchers, For Love or Money, The Three Musketeers. In 1994, People magazine named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In 1995, she starred in Things to do in Denver When You're Dead.
In 2000, Anwar played Sophie in The Guilty. She also appeared in the television series John Doe (2002-2003) and acted in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006). In 2007, she played Princess Margaret, sister of King Henry VIII, on Showtime's The Tudors. After that, she starred as Fiona Glenanne in the long-running television series Burn Notice from 2007 to 2013. 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". She also played a role in the seventh season of Once Upon a Time.
Anwar and actor Craig Sheffer had a daughter, Willow (born 1993), before separating. She was later married to actor John Verea, with whom she had a son, Hugo, and daughter, Paisley, before divorcing. Sheffer is godfather to Hugo and Paisley.
Anwar became a U.S. citizen in 2008.
|1986||Hideaway||Tracy Wright||6 episodes|
|1986||Pretty Little Head||Paul McCartney music|
|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 miniseries|
|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||The Three Musketeers||Queen Anne|
|1995||In Pursuit of Honor||Jessica Stewart||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 Liaisons"|
|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||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|
|2007–2013||Burn Notice||Fiona Glenanne||Main cast, 111 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Eva Sintzel||Episode: "Inconceivable"|
|2010||Lies Between Friends||Joss Jenner|
|2011||A Warrior's Heart||Claire Sullivan|
|2011||The Family Tree||Nina|
|2011||Carnal Innocence||Caroline Waverly|
|2017-18||Once Upon a Time||Lady Rapunzel Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey||Series Regular (Season 7)
|2019||The Last Summer||Griffin's Mom|||
Awards and nominations
|2007||33rd Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2008||23rd Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|2010||12th Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Action||Nominated|
|2018||20th Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Villain||Nominated|
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- Anwar's Citizenship Anguish
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