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Gabrielle Anwar
Anwar at the 2009 Genesis Awards
Anwar in 2009
Born (1970-02-04) 4 February 1970 (age 54)
Laleham, Surrey, England
  • English
  • American
Alma mater Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
John Verea
(m. 2000; div. 2005)
Shareef Malnik
(m. 2015)
Partner(s) Craig Sheffer (1989–199?)
Children 3
  • Tariq Anwar (father)

Gabrielle Anwar (born 4 February 1970) is an English and American actress. She is known for her television roles as Sam Black in the second series of Press Gang, as Margaret Tudor in the first season of The Tudors, as Lady Tremaine in the seventh season of Once Upon a Time, and for her starring role as Fiona Glenanne on the USA network television series Burn Notice (2007–2013). Anwar is also known for the 1991 film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, for dancing the tango with Al Pacino in the 1992 film Scent of a Woman, and for the 1993 films Body Snatchers and For Love or Money.

Early life

Anwar was born in Laleham, Surrey, west of central London, England. Her mother, Shirley Hills, is an actress, and her father, Tariq Anwar, is a film producer and editor. Her paternal grandmother was an Austrian Jew, while her paternal grandfather was an Indian Muslim. Anwar attended Laleham C of E Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982; an end-of-term St Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied drama and dance at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.


Anwar's acting debut was in the 1986 British miniseries Hideaway. She also starred in the music video to Paul McCartney's "Pretty Little Head". Her film début was Manifesto (1988), 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 films and television in London, she met American actor Craig Sheffer, and moved with him to Hollywood. Anwar and Sheffer have co-starred in a number of American films 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, in which she played the daughter of a murdered British agent (played by Roger Daltrey). She also appeared in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' music video for Into the Great Wide Open. In 1992, she made a guest appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210 as competitive ice skater Tricia Kinney, who has a brief romance with Brandon Walsh. She starred in Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (inspired by A Girl and Five Brave Horses), and one of her most memorable moments on screen was in 1992's Scent of a Woman, when she danced a tango with Al Pacino, whose character was blind. She followed that with the films Body Snatchers, For Love or Money, and The Three Musketeers. In 1994, People magazine named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In 1995, she starred in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead.

In 2000, Anwar played Sophie in The Guilty. She also appeared in the television series John Doe (2002-2003) and acted in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006). In 2007, she played Princess Margaret, sister of King Henry VIII, on Showtime's The Tudors. After that, she starred as Fiona Glenanne in the television series Burn Notice from 2007 to 2013. In 2008, Anwar made an appearance as Eva Sintzel, a woman trying to get pregnant through the fictitious Hudson Cryobank in the Law & Order: SVU episode "Inconceivable". She also played a role in the seventh season of Once Upon a Time.

Personal life

Anwar was in a relationship with actor Craig Sheffer, with whom she has a daughter (born 1993). From 2000 to 2005, she was married to actor John Verea, with whom she has a son and a daughter. Sheffer is godfather to Anwar's two children with Verea.

Anwar became a US citizen in 2008.

In April 2010, Anwar began dating Shareef Malnik, son of Alvin Malnik. In August 2015, they were married in Montana. They live in Palm Island, Florida.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Manifesto Tina a.k.a. A Night of Love
1991 If Looks Could Kill Mariska Blade
1991 Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken Sonora Webster
1992 Scent of a Woman Donna
1993 Body Snatchers Marti Malone
1993 For Love or Money Andy Hart a.k.a. The Concierge
1993 Three Musketeers, TheThe Three Musketeers Queen Anne
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Dagney
1995 Innocent Lies Celia Graves
1996 Grave, TheThe Grave Jordan
1997 Nevada Linny
1997 Sub Down Laura Dyson Direct-to-video film
1998 Beach Movie Sunny
1999 The Manor Charlotte Kleiner
1999 Kimberly Kimberly
2000 If You Only Knew Kate
2000 Guilty, TheThe Guilty Sophie Lennon
2000 North Beach Lu
2001 Flying Virus Ann Bauer
2001 Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal FBI Agent Kate Hayden Direct-to-video film
2003 Save It for Later Catherine
2006 9/Tenths Jessica
2006 Marsh, TheThe Marsh Claire Holloway
2006 Long Lost Son Kristen Sheppard
2006 Crazy Eights Beth Patterson
2008 iMurders Lindsay Jefferies
2011 A Warrior's Heart Claire Sullivan
2011 The Family Tree Nina
2019 The Last Summer Griffin's Mom


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Hideaway Tracy Wright Main role
1988 StoryTeller, TheThe StoryTeller Lidia Episode: "Fearnot"
1988 First Born Nell Forester Episode 1.3
1989 Summer's Lease Chrissie Kettering Episodes: "A Battlefield", "The Urbino Trail"
1989 Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader Princess Episode 1.6
1990 Press Gang Sam Black Main role (series 2)
1991 The Mystery of the Black Jungle Ada Corishant Miniseries
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Tricia Kinney Episode: "Fire and Ice"
1993 Fallen Angels Delia Episode: "Dead End for Delia"
1995 In Pursuit of Honor Jessica Stewart Television film
1997 Ripper, TheThe Ripper Florry Lewis Television film
1999 My Little Assassin Marita Lorenz Television film
2000 Without Malice Susan Television film
2000 How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Jenny Seeger Television film
2001 Practice, TheThe Practice Katie Defoe Episode: "Dangerous Liaisons"
2002 Sherlock: Case of Evil Rebecca Doyle Television film
2002 John Doe Rachel Penbroke Episodes: "Manifest Destiny", "Tone Dead"
2004 Try to Remember Lisa Monroe Television film
2005 Mysterious Island Jane Television film
2006 Long Lost Son Kristen Sheppard / Halloran / Collins Television film
2006 Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, TheThe Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Emily Davenport Television film
2007 Tudors, TheThe Tudors Princess Margaret Recurring role (season 1), 6 episodes
2007–2013 Burn Notice Fiona Glenanne Main role
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Eva Sintzel Episode: "Inconceivable"
2010 Lies Between Friends Joss Jenner Television film
2011 Carnal Innocence Caroline Waverly Television film
2017–2018 Once Upon a Time Lady Rapunzel Tremaine / Victoria Belfrey Main role (season 7)

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Award nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 33rd Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Nominated
2008 23rd Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series The Tudors Nominated
2010 12th Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Action Burn Notice Nominated
2018 20th Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Villain Once Upon a Time Nominated

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