Luvia Petersen is a multi-nominated actor and emerging filmmaker living in Vancouver, BC. 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).
She is best known for her work as the scrappy, stern-gazed paramilitary soldier Jasmine Garza on SyFy’s Continuum for which she was nominated for a CSA (Canadian Screen Award) and a Leo Award for best actress.
Her Directing credits include the Leo Nominated short film Dog Bite, which has screened internationally and continues to do the film festival circuit. The independent feature film Writing Kim, and two music videos – one of which won an “Award of Excellence” at the 2016 Canadian International Film Festival. Luvia is the recipient of the 2019 Harold Greenberg Fund shorts-to-feature grant for her project “Happiness” which will be released on Crave TV in 2021.
Alongside her acting career, Luvia is the co-artistic director of the ARTery Collective, a company and collaboration of artists who produce storytelling through the mediums of theatre and film. Luvia is also part owner of Liquid Amber Tattoo and Art Collective which is located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown area. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with her wife Jessie Robertson.