From Fringe to The Last of Us

From Fringe to The Last of Us

Who is Anna Torv?

An actress with over 20 acting credits to her name, Anna Torv rose to prominence playing Olivia Dunham in the series “Fringe”, but came back into the spotlight as Tess in “The Last of Us,” and fans wanted to know more about her.

If you’re curious about Anna’s life and work, you’ve come to the right place. All details about this renowned actress you’ll find out through this paper.

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Early life, family, and education

Born on 7 June 1979, Anna’s zodiac sign is Gemini. She is a native of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, holds Australian nationality and comes from a family of Estonian and Scottish descent. Her mother, Susan Carmichael is Scottish, while Anna’s father, with whom she’s had no contact since she was eight, Hans Arvid Torv is Estonian. Anna and her younger brother were raised by their single mother, and most of their childhood they spent on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

When it comes to Anna’s educational background, she attended All Saints Anglican School and matriculated from Benowa State High School in 1997. She then enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts in 2001.

Acting career

Anna began performing on stage with the Bell Shakespeare Company, making her television debut as a Neighbor in the 2002 TV movie “White Collar Blue”. She followed with her role as Irena Nedov in the TV mini-series “Young Lions”, and during 2002 was seen in 13 episodes of this drama.

Anna’s big-screen debut was her role as Debra Fowler in the 2003 movie “Travelling Light”, which was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay, Original.

From 2004 through 2005, Anna played Nikki Martel in the acclaimed Australian drama series “The Secret Life of Us”, which follows the story of people in their 20s and 30s and their life and love dramas. Anna followed with her role as Bridget in the 2006 movie “The Book of Revelation”, and in the following year, she was seen as a Nurse in the TV movie “Frankenstein”.

Fun fact: Anna was chosen from more than 300 actresses for her role as Olivia Dunham in the series “Fringe”, and from 2008 through 2013, she made an appearance in 100 episodes of this science-fiction mystery drama. The plot revolved around a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent forced to work with a scientist and his son, to rationalize an unexplained phenomenon. Anna starred opposite Joshua Jackson and John Noble, and the series had 87 award nominations, including three for Primetime Emmys, and won 18.

Speaking of Anna’s performance, she won four Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films- Saturn Awards for Best Actress on Television (2010, ’11, ’12, and ’13), among many others.

After “Fringe”, Anna was cast to play Virginia in the 2014 movie “Love is Now”, followed by her roles in “The Daughter” (2015) and “Stephanie” (2017). Concurrently, she had a recurring role as Harriet Dunkley in the series “Secret City” (2016-2019), which brought her a nomination for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama, and she was also seen as Doctor Wendy Carr in the series “Mindhunter” (2017-2019).

Another of Anna’s notable TV series roles is her portrayal of Helen Norville in “The Newsreader”, also starring Sam Reid and William McInnes, which earned Anna the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, in 2021. Later that year, Anna portrayed Lally Robinson in the TV mini-series “Fires”.

Anna has gained international fame playing Theresa ‘Tess’ Servopoulos in “The Last of Us”, an action adventure-drama based on the video game of the same title. Premiered in early 2023, it follows the story of civilization after a global pandemic, and humanity’s last hope may be a 14-year-old girl who is now protected by a hardened survivor. This hit series, also starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, has already received numerous award nominations and accolades.

Although Anna was seen in just three episodes, it seems that this role opened many new doors for her, as she’s announced three upcoming projects, two movies entitled “Scarygirl” and “Force of Nature: The Dry 2”, and the TV series “So Long, Marianne”.

Love life and husband

Anna has been the subject of various rumors about her romantic life, and even her sexual orientation was questioned – there have been rumors saying that she’s bisexual.

However, we do know that she was married to actor Mark Valley, probably known best for his role as Brad Chase in the series “Boston Legal”. Anna and Mark met on the set of “Fringe”, married on 22 December 2008 but divorced in April 2010. They didn’t have children.

Anna has been romantically linked to numerous celebrities from the entertainment industry, both men and women. There have been some rumors saying that Anna was in a relationship with Canadian actress Lauren Glazier, which began after their on-screen match-up in the series “Mindhunter”. However, the truth is that Anna and Lauren are both straight, and that their love story was just a fiction made for series.

As of May 2023, it seems that Anna is single, was once married and doesn’t have children.

Age, height, and net worth

This 43-year-old actress is known for her long blonde hair and hazel eyes; her trademark is her deep husky voice. Anna is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and she weighs approximately 130lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 36-24-35.

Anna once stated that she believes that she hasn’t hit her stride yet, and many critics somewhat agree with her. Although she’s had several very important roles, many think that the one that will launch Anna’s career to great heights has yet to come along. However, playing in hit series and movies, Anna has earned a hefty sum of money. According to sources, as of May 2023, her net worth has been estimated at over $6 million.

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