Bio

Luvia-Smile-WebLuvia Petersen was raised in Montreal, Canada until the age of 6 when her family relocated to Alberta. After three years her family moved to BC, which is where she lives today.

Luvia showed a strong interest for both athletics and drama while attending high-school in Kelowna, BC.  She chose to pursue athletics, which lead her to participating at the provincial level in both rugby and soccer.  After a successful run in the world of sports, Luvia chose to revisit her love for acting.  She attended an acting program at The Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Luvia continued training under renowned acting coach Warren Robertson (teacher to Larry Moss) while teaching and coaching at Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts. (2004-2010)

Her first professional job came at the age of 25, when she was cast in the Emmy nominated TV series The L-Word (2004-2005). From there Luvia went on to host the first season of the documentary TV series Hot Pink Shorts (2007).  She has since appeared in several projects for both Film and TV including, The X-Files (2008), Battlestar Galactica (2009), Reaper (2009), Sanctuary (2010), Endgame (2011), Falling Skies (2012) as well as starring in numerous indie short films.

Luvia is currently working on an original one hour drama-action series called Continuum which can be seen in over 130 countries.  Continuum is available on Showcase in Canada and Syfy in the US.

Along side her acting career, Luvia also owns a successful tattoo studio in Vancouver called Liquid Amber Tattoo.

45 thoughts on “Bio

  1. I stumbled upon your site and just had to comment. I’ve recently watched all of Continuum. You have pulled off the ‘bad ass’ chick perfectly, I completely believe you. Bravo.

    (I hope there will be a season two.)

  2. Just like Peter, I’ve just found out about Continuum and watched the first season. Looking forward for the next one (which I’m sure will happen). You really nailed Garza’s role, congratulations! From ep1 I could see you’re as talented as beautiful.
    Wish you lots of success.
    Kisses from Brazil :)

  3. First of all, you are amazing(as I’m sure you know from the spamming of tweets I send your way). Secondly, you were in Reaper?! I didn’t recognize you, I will have to go back and rematch it. But you just keep doing what you’re doing, beautiful. I hope I get to meet you someday!

  4. OK, I’m slower at TV than the rest – I just recently caught up with Continuum – wow – that show makes me think … and then slams my head into the wall. I love it. (not the wall part)

    I agree with Peter, you’ve got that bad–ass part _down_ in the show – but your smile here gives you away. “Acting a little more like myself…” you’re difficult to pin down from this side of the screen. ;-)

    I hope the show’s not too cerebral – don’t want to say I like it too much, my tastes don’t seem to follow well, but I really want this series to go on and on. I hope to see you in many, many more episodes.

  5. Now there is just one bit of info missing in this resume, and I’m sure you know which one it is. Splendid performance in the latest Continuum ep, by the way. But made me wonder and look you up over here too. Hope to see more of you, though your character seems like she is heading for a heartbreaking death eventually (let’s hope not or not any time soon).
    Thank you! (btw, would love to get a tat at liquid amber, but another continent here)…

  6. Watching Continuum Season 2… It’s great that your getting more screentime in this season, you bring an edge to the show… I just love to hate you! (your character that is..)

  7. Hey! I think you have done a good job on Falling Skies so far. Keep up the good work! Also, give me some spoilers please :)

      • Hey Luvia : Yeps : Here in Belgium they waited just 1 month and than moved on, we just saw episode 9. Thx. for responding. Nice.

  8. Wow. Up to season 2 episode 10 in the UK and your my favourite baddie… But then again I think the writers could so easily make you mission in to one of redemption and assistance. Beautiful and fantastic supporting acting. I hope you get a lead role of your own soon!

  9. i just finished watching Continuum season 2.!! what an ending .. i wanna see season 3 tonight when im sleeping .. :D hahaa.. nice job Garza ;)

  10. Hi!
    Just got finished watching most of season two on netflix! I loved it and loved the screen time you have so far!
    Two more episodes to go! I nearly passed out in the episode where you had to drop your dress and take out your piercings! hahaha Damn girl! I had to rub my wedding ring a few times on that one! Talk about a future behind you!lololololololol Great work! Hope to see more of you(no pun intended!) on continuum and beyond!
    Leonard

  11. Just watched tomorrow people episode with you very cool made me long for continuum can’t wait till it comes back good stuff your such a bad ass so is keria not spelt right is it

  12. I’m with Leonard(figuratively speaking) not a huge ink fan but you’re pretty awesome! Best of luck with your burgeoning career! :-p

  13. Luvia, It is an honor to communicate with you and very exciting to think you may actually read my words! There is such awesome depth in your exquisite brown eyes! Is your hair usually like it is in continuum or is that just for the show? Do you ever dye it different colors? Oh, I’m sorry if that’s too personal. I used to live in NH and have many relatives in Canada. My dream is to go to Vancouver and get into a show like you did! Thank you! Jeffrey Q!

    • Hi Jeffrey, My hair was long and brown before I booked Continuum. They asked me to cut and colour it for the show. The best excuse to get a cool hair cut! Best of luck to you and thanks for the support!

  14. Purchased season one and two of the Continuum cards. Got two sets but was not lucky
    enough to get your signed card. I am going to see if I can buy it in some other
    way, probably from the Rittenhouse website. Any way of getting you to sign a couple
    of the regular cards that are doubles? Great show, hope it keeps on going for a
    few more years.

    • Hi Tom :) Thanks for the support and kind words! I will sign your cards no problem. You can send them to my agents. See the contact page. Make sure to include a self addressed envelope. Best :) Luvia

  15. Hello Luvia

    Thank you very much for signing the Continuum cards for me. The little note that you wrote and signed means just as much to me as the signed cards. Looking forward to the next season. I know that you are wanting to direct, could there by a episode in the future under your direction?

    • Hi Tom! No problem :) Thanks for sending the cards. I am working on a few collaborations right now… some in writing, music and eventually directing. My problem is I want to do everything, haha. Take care and thanks for the support!

  16. Garza is my favorite character on continuum. you’re just so freaking amazing. thanks for making the show so amazing 😏

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