GABRIELLE ANWAR Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Gabrielle Anwar                                                                         
Born: 4 February 1970 Laleham, Middlesex, England                                             
Gabrielle Anwar (born February 4, 1970) is an English actress, known for her                   
roles in the 1990s films Scent of a Woman, The Three Musketeers, and Body                     
Snatchers. She also appeared as fashion-conscious graphic designer Sam Black in               
the second series of the hugely popular Children's ITV series Press Gang.                     
Starting in mid-2007, she stars as Fiona Glenanne opposite Jeffrey Donovan as                 
Michael Westen on the USA Network television series Burn Notice. Anwar's Fiona                 
Glenanne is a former IRA operative and Westen's ex-girlfriend.                                 
Anwar was born in Laleham, Middlesex, England. Her mother, Shirley, is an                     
English actress, and her father, Tariq Anwar, Lebanese- award-winning British                 
film producer and editor. Anwar is also of part Austrian descent. Anwar                       
attended Laleham C. of E. Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982; an end-of-term         
St. Trinians sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of                 
her theatrical leanings. She studied at a London drama and dance school.                       
Anwar's acting debut was in the British miniseries Hideaway. She made her film                 
debut in Manifesto, which was followed by more British television productions                 
including First Born, Summer's Lease, Press Gang, and The Mysteries of the Dark               
Jungle. While working on movies and television in London, she met American actor               
Craig Sheffer, and moved with him to Hollywood. Anwar and Sheffer have also co-starred         
in a number of American movies together, such as In Pursuit of Honor, The Grave,Turbulence     
3: Heavy Metal, Flying Virus, Save It for Later, Water Under the Bridge, and                   
Long Lost Son.                                                                                 
Her first American film was If Looks Could Kill - Teen Agent. She followed that               
with the acclaimed films Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Scent of a Woman, Body                   
Snatchers, For Love or Money, and The Three Musketeers. In 1993, People magazine               
named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.                                   
Anwar has appeared in the TV series John Doe. She recently acted in The                       
Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines. Anwar plays Princess Margaret, sister               
of Henry VIII of England, on Showtime's The Tudors, which debuted in April 2007.               
Also starting mid-2007, Anwar co-stars as Fiona Glenanne in the USA Network                   
series Burn Notice. Though she performed the character with a thick Irish accent               
in the pilot episode, in the second installment Fiona speaks with an American