Anna Torv graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney with a degree in performing arts. She began work on several Australian television shows, such as Young Lions and McLeod's Daughters, before becoming a part of the acclaimed Aussie drama The Secret Life of Us. This led to a role in the BBC drama Mistresses.
Torv's biggest break came in 2008, when she was cast as one of the leads of the Fox series Fringe. Her portrayal of FBI agent Olivia Dunham soon attracted praise from critics, and led to a Saturn Award in 2010. She later appeared in the HBO miniseries The Pacific.
Torv was married to her Fringe co-star Mark Valley, but the two separated after a year.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- She is of Estonian descent.
- Australians in Film Breakthrough Award, 2009
- Saturn Award, Best Actress on Television, 2010 (for Fringe)
- Travelling Light (2003)
- The Book of Revelation (2006)
- Young Lions (regular, 2002)
- McLeod's Daughters (recurring, 2004)
- The Secret Life of Us (regular, 2004-2005)
- Mistresses (regular, 2008)
- Fringe (regular, 2008-present)
- The Pacific (recurring, 2010)