Biography of Anna TorvAnna Torv is an Australian actress known for her roles as Olivia Dunham in the TV series Fringe and as Doctor Wendy Carr in Mindhunter.
Her Childhood and YouthAnna Torv was born on June 7, 1979, in Melbourne (Australia), the daughter of Susan Carmichael and Hans Torv. Her father is an Estonian, who was born in Scotland, and her mother is of Scottish descent.
Her CareerMy mother encouraged what I was good at, and I knew that I was not going to become a scientist or mathematician, – Anna Torv tells. When it was time to choose a future profession, 17-year-old Torv met no obstacles from her family, and with a calm soul, she moved from the provinces to Sydney, where the applied to Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art.
Anna received her first movie role in 2002: she starred in the Australian movie White Collar Blue. Then there were a series of TV shows and movies, successful in Australia and not too well-known in the world. On the set of these movies, Torv showed herself as a hard-working and talented actress.
However, all the glory was waiting for her. Anna accidentally found out about the casting in the American science fiction series Fringe and sent the producers her video audition. One of the creators of the series, J. J. Abrams (Stay Alive, Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), surprised by the girl’s courage, immediately chose her from more than 300 candidates.
In the fall of 2017, the American drama series Mindhunter was launched on Netflix. The story takes place in the late 1970s and tells about two FBI agents who have to interview serial killers to solve complex cases. David Fincher (House of Cards, Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and actress Charlize Theron are the executive producers of the project.
Personal Life of Anna TorvIn December 2008, Anna Torv has married Mark Valley, a colleague in the TV series Fringe, who is almost 15 years older than her. The couple met on the set, and they arranged a modest wedding ceremony after a few months of a stormy romance.
Her paternal aunt, Scottish journalist and writer Anna Murdoch Mann have been married to Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch for over 30 years. Torv is disappointed when she is not recognized for achievements in the world of cinema, and for the relationship with Murdoch.