She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 2001.
Grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Went to Sydney at 17.
Graduated from Benowa State High School in 1996.
Has been estranged from her father, Hans Torv, since the age of 8.
Cousin of Elisabeth Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch and James Murdoch.
Her paternal aunt is writer Anna Maria Torv Murdoch Mann (Anna Murdoch), who was married for 31 years to billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Friends with Lena Headey.
Anna beat out over 300 other hopefuls from the US and 40 from Australia for the role of Olivia Dunham in the FOX series Fringe (2008). Even prior to seeing her audition for Fringe, J.J. Abrams already knew she was the right person for the role when he saw her audition tape for an Australian show.
She was listed among TV Guide's Fall TV's New Faces of 2008.
Doing Motion Capture for PlayStation 3 game Heavenly Sword at WETA Digital in Wellington, New Zealand. Plays 'Nariko' in the game. [March 2007]