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NAME: Anna Torv
CATCH HER IN: “Fringe,” the latest installment from “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams. Torv appears alongside Joshua Jackson as Olivia Dunham, an FBI agent investigating the mysterious dealings of a global research corporation, called Massive Dynamic.
PROVENANCE: Melbourne, Australia
EDUCATION: Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts.
PREVIOUS CREDITS: Steven Spielberg’s World War II HBO miniseries “The Pacific,” BBC prime-time drama “Mistresses” and a string of roles Down Under in what Torv calls “one hour-dramas about people who live in apartment buildings.”
FAME GAME: Until 1998, Rupert Murdoch was married to Torv’s estranged aunt, also named
Anna Torv, with whom he had three children, Elisabeth, James and Lachlan.
“FRINGE” BENEFITS: “Sometimes it’s creepy,” says Torv of the sci-fi show’s special effects-filled sets. “You walk in and go, ‘Oh God, that poor person is lying in goo and has that pole sticking out of his head.’”
STYLE FILE: “In Australia, you can get away with murder. You can wear a towel to the grocery store,” says the actress, who relocated to New York in July to film “Fringe.” Torv has adjusted to her new surroundings by stocking up on “clean and simple” separates from labels such as The Row.