June 15, 1978
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Anna Torv (born 15 June 1978) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe.
Anna Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Susan and Hans Torv and grew up on the Hinterlands of the Gold Coast, Queensland. Anna's father Hans Torv is of Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland. She has been estranged from her father since the age of 8. 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.
Torv graduated from Benowa State High School in 1996. She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001.
In 2004, Torv joined the cast of Australia's acclaimed television drama The Secret Life Of Us playing Nikki Martel. Torv appeared in the BBC series Mistresses. She also played the voice and performed motion capture of the main character Nariko in the 2007 video game Heavenly Sword. Torv plays FBI Agent Olivia Dunham in the American television series Fringe. She currently films Fringe in Vancouver, British Columbia since production moved there starting season 2. She received an Australians in Film Breakthrough award in 2009. Torv appeared as Virginia Grey on HBO's mini-series The Pacific. She also won the 2010 Saturn Award for the Best Television actress. Torv also recently played a role in a CollegeHumor Original video as a tyrannical traffic cop.
In December 2008, Torv married her Fringe co-star Mark Valley. They separated after one year of marriage.