Luvia 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)
Luvia is best known for her work as the scrappy, stern-gazed paramilitary soldier Jasmine Garza on SyFy’s Continuum (2012) for which she was nominated for a CSA (Canadian Screen Award) and a Leo Award for best actress.
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 guest starred on TNT’s Proof (2015), ABC/CTV’s Motive (2015) the CW’s The 100 (2014) and The Tomorrow People (2014), USA’s Psych (2014) and Dreamwork’s Falling Skies (2013).
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.