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Anna Torv
Born April 15, 1979 (1979-04-15) (age 30)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Mark Valley (2008-present)

Anna Torv (born April 15, 1979)[1][2] is an Australian actress who plays FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox series Fringe.[3] She is also known for her role as the voice, motion capture performer, and face of the main character Nariko in the Playstation 3 game Heavenly Sword.



Anna Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria[4] to Susan and Hans Torv[5] and grew up on the Gold Coast, Queensland.[6] Anna's father is of Estonian descent.[7] She has one younger brother named Dylan. She has been estranged from her father Hans Torv since she was 8 years old.[4] Her paternal aunt is the writer, Anna Maria Torv Murdoch Mann, who was married for 31 years to billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.[8] Torv was married in December 2008 to her Fringe co-star Mark Valley.[9]


Torv graduated from Benowa State High School in 1996.[10] She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001.[8]


Torv appeared in the BBC series Mistresses. She also played the voice of Nariko in the video game Heavenly Sword where her face was also used for the character model.[11] She currently plays FBI Agent Olivia Dunham in the American series Fringe. She was nominated for a 2009 Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her performance on Fringe [12] and recently received an Australians in Film Breakthrough award. She is currently filming season 2 of Fringe in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Year Title Role Medium
2008-current Fringe Olivia Dunham TV series
2007 Mistresses Alex TV series
2007 Frankenstein ITU Nurse Film
2007 Heavenly Sword Nariko Video game
2006 The Book of Revelation Bridget/Gertrude Film
2004-05 The Secret Life of Us Nikki Martel TV series
2004 McLeod's Daughters Jasmine McLeod TV series
2003 Travelling Light Debra Fowler Film
2002 Young Lions Irena Nedov TV series
2002 White Collar Blue Neighbours TV series


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