#PorOndeAnda: Anna Torv, Olivia from Fringe

by Kelvin
#PorOndeAnda: Anna Torv, Olivia from Fringe

Between 2008 and 2013, Anna Torv had a big hit on TV with the series fringe, where she gave life to the character Olivia Dunham, an FBI agent who had psychic powers after going through some experiences as a child.

fringe was produced by JJ Abrams, had five seasons and gave Anna the necessary visibility to jumpstart her career. However, since the close of the show aired on Fox, the actress has worked on a few productions with the majority being in her homeland of Australia.

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theater career

before starring fringe, Anna created a career in theaters. His debut was as a child in the play The Night Before Christmas.

As an adult, she worked on 12 other projects in the area, including a participation in the play Hamlet, adapted from Shakespeare, where she played the character Ophelia.

The beginning on TV

In 2002, Anna made her first work on Australian TV with the film White Collar Blue and the series young lions. In the following years, still in Australia, she worked in The Secret Life of Us and McLeod’s Daughters, before setting off on a journey on British TV.

Anna did two jobs in England, having acted in the TV movie, Frankenstein and in the series Mistresses.

Video game voice acting

Between her work on British TV and her upcoming success in the United States, Anna worked on the PlayStation 3 game Heavenly Sword. She voiced the protagonist of the game Nariko.

Later, in 2014, she reprized the role, but this time in the movie adaptation of Heavenly Sword with a CGI animation.

Success on American TV

In 2008, Anna landed a major role to star as the lead in Fox’s then-new series, Fringe. The show, a science fiction with supernatural touches, required Anna to perform well, which was rewarded with the actress being awarded for four consecutive years β€” 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 β€” Best Actress on Television at the Saturn Awards, an award focused on productions of Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

The series was shown for five seasons on TV, with 100 episodes, and ended in 2013.

In parallel to her work on Fringe, she made a guest appearance on the award-winning HBO drama The Pacific, a miniseries β€œsister” to the classic Band of Brothers, and which was produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

In the year following the closing of fringe, Anna was cast to play the character Windsor, in the new project Open, that Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story, was developing for HBO.

She has worked alongside Wes Bentley, Scott Speedman, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Michelle Monaghan, Aisha Tyler, Cheynne Jackson, Jaimie Alexander and Lina Esco.

A pilot of the program was even recorded, however, the project was not approved by HBO, which ended up – for a while – Anna’s career in America.

back to australia

Despite being successful in America and having the potential to further develop her international career, Anna decided to return home, working on new Australian productions.

She worked in 2015 on the miniseries Deadline Gallipoli, acting alongside big international names like Sam Worthington, from avatar and Charles Dance, the Tywin Lannister of game of Thrones.

Between 2016 and 2019 she returned to star in a production, the Australian crime thriller series, secret city, which ended up earning him another award. She won Best Actress at the Logie Awards, a respected and classic Australian award.

crossing the pacific again

Once again, Anna has decided to venture into the United States, but now to star in the Netflix series, mindhunter. Anna played Dr. Wendy Carr, a psychology professor who worked alongside FBI agents seeking to understand how a criminal’s mind works, in order to identify patterns and anticipate the movements of serial killers.

mindhunter, even having a good acceptance by critics and the public, ended up being canceled by Netflix after its 2nd season, which made Anna return once more to work on Australian TV.

His most recent work is the show produced by the Australian TV channel ABC, entitled The Newsreader. The series still does not have an official date for its debut, however, it is expected to be released on TV in 2021.

She will work alongside Robert Taylor, who became world famous playing Agent Jones, one of the agents who chased Neo (Keanu Reeves) in the film. matrix, 1999.

short career in cinemas

In parallel to all her movement between Australian, British and North American TVs, Anna worked in some movies for the cinema, such as The Daughter, in 2015, which featured Geoffrey Rush, Miranda Otto and Sam Neill in the cast, and in horror Stephanie, alongside Frank Grillo.

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