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Anna Carmichael Torv

Birthplace: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Anna Torv

Anna Torv (born in June[1] 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian actress best known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe.[2]

Biography Early life

Anna Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Susan and Hans Torv[3] and grew up on the Hinterlands of the Gold Coast, Queensland.[4] Anna's father Hans Torv is of Estonian descent, but he was born in Stirling, Scotland.[5] She has been estranged from her father since the age of 8.[6] She has one sibling, a younger brother, Dylan. Her paternal aunt is writer Anna Maria Torv Murdoch Mann, who was married for 31 years to billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.[6]


Torv graduated from Benowa State High School in 1996.[7] She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001.[6]

Acting career

In 2004 Torv joined the cast of the Australia's acclaimed television drama The Secret Life Of Us playing Nikki. Torv appeared in the BBC series Mistresses. She also played the voice of the main character Nariko in the video game Heavenly Sword. Anna has appeared partially nude in the magazine Esquire.[8]

Torv plays FBI Agent Olivia Dunham in the American television series Fringe. She filmed Season 2 of Fringe in Vancouver, British Columbia.[9] She received an Australians in Film Breakthrough award in 2009. Anna appeared as Virginia Grey on HBO's mini-series The Pacific. She also won the 2010 Saturn Award for the Best Television actress.[10]

Personal life

In December 2008 Anna Torv married her Fringe co-star Mark Valley.[11] They separated after a year of marriage.[12]


* Year Title Role Notes

  • 2002 White Collar Blue Neighbour TV series
  • Young Lions Irena Nedov 13 episodes
  • 2003 Travelling Light Debra Fowler
  • 2004 McLeod's Daughters Jasmine McLeod Episode: "A McLeod Daughter" Episode: "The Things We Do for Love"
  • 2004–2005 Secret Life of Us, TheThe Secret Life of Us Nikki Martel 20 episodes
  • 2006 Book of Revelation, TheThe Book of Revelation Bridget
  • 2007 Heavenly Sword Nariko Video game Frankenstein ITU Nurse TV movie
  • 2008 Mistresses Alex 5 episodes
  • 2008–present Fringe Olivia Dunham Main Role (65 episodes)
  • 2010 Pacific, TheThe Pacific Virginia Grey TV mini-series
Notable awards and nominations

* 2008: Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe

   * 2009: Won an Australians in Film Breakthrough Award
   * 2010: Won a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe
   * 2010: Nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi for her role in Fringe
   * 2011: Won a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her role in Fringe
   * 2011: Won a Fantasy Horror Award for Best Actress for her role in "Fringe"
   * 2011: Nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in "Fringe"


Alt DOB: April 15,1978 / June 15, 1978/1979

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June 7, 1979
Melbourne, VIC, Australia