Mageina Tovah

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Tovah at the premiere of Spider-Man 3 in 2007
Mageina Tovah Begtrup

(1979-07-26) July 26, 1979 (age 39)
Nationality American
Alma mater
Years active2001–present
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Mageina Tovah (born July 26, 1979) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Glynis Figliola in the television series Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005) and as Ursula Ditkovich in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

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Early life

Tovah was born Mageina Tovah Begtrup in Honolulu, Hawaii, where her father was a US Army psychiatrist in the Green Berets, and her mother was an Army physical therapist. Her family later settled for a time in Clarksville, Tennessee before moving to Nashville. Mageina attended Martin Luther King Junior Magnet High School in Nashville. She skipped a year of high school, taking both her Junior year of honors English and her Senior year of AP English at the same time. She graduated from high school at the age of 16. For college, Mageina started at The California Institute of the Arts, and graduated magna cum laude from USC in three and a half years. She later moved to New York City and Los Angeles. She is Jewish. [1] [2] [3]

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Tovah had a recurring role on Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005). Her television work also includes guest roles on a number of TV shows. These include Buffy the Vampire Slayer , NYPD Blue , Six Feet Under , The Shield , Cold Case , Crossing Jordan , American Horror Story, Private Practice , and The Magicians . Tovah's feature film work includes roles in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie , Dark Heart, Failure to Launch , Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas , and a recurring role as Ursula Ditkovich in the films Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 .

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Tovah also made an appearance in the Jonas Åkerlund-directed music video for Christina Aguilera's hit song "Beautiful".

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2001Virus ManYoung Girl
2002Dine & Shine
2002Reflections of EvilDirect-to-DVD
2003The Pool at Maddy Breaker'sLouiseTV Movie
2003Hope AbandonedMaidShort film
2004 Spider-Man 2 Ursula Ditkovich
2004 Sleepover Girl on Phone
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Usher
2004Do Geese See God?Rose VendorShort film
2005 Waterborne LillianDirect-to-DVD
2006 Failure to Launch Barista
2006Dark HeartJessica
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Sam
2006 In from the Night Priscilla MillerTV Movie
2007 Spider-Man 3 Ursula Ditkovich
2007 Live! KellyDirect-to-DVD
2008The Walking WoundedSadieShort film
2008Dream from Leaving
2012NeighborsSara JerrittShort film
2012 The Factory BrittanyDirect-to-DVD [4]
2013 Decoding Annie Parker Ellen
2015Suburban MemoirMrs. RShort film; AKA Holy Land
2016No Stranger PilgrimsOliviaShort film [4]
2016HuxHuxShort film; also Writer / Director [4]
2016Eliza Sherman's RevengeJodi Kromwell [4]
2001 The Guardian DebbieEpisode: "Feeding Frenzy"
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jonesing GirlEpisode: "Wrecked"
2002 NYPD Blue Anne KnepperEpisode: "Half-Ashed"
2003 Six Feet Under Pink-Haired GirlEpisode: "The Eye Inside"
2003 Boston Public Episode: "Chapter Sixty-One"
2003–2005 Joan of Arcadia Glynis Figliola23 episodes
2004–2008 The Shield Farrah2 episodes
2004 Strong Medicine TrinityEpisode: "Omissions"
2005 Crossing Jordan Laura BennettEpisode: "Death Goes On"
2006 Half & Half GinnyEpisode: "The Big Diva Down Episode"
2006 Cold Case Crystal EckersdorfEpisode: "Joseph"
2007 Standoff Gwen KeeganEpisode: "Road Trip"
2007 Private Practice Rebecca HobartEpisode: "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together"
2009 Bones Madame NinaEpisode: "Double Trouble in the Panhandle"
2009 Lie to Me NatalieEpisode: "Blinded"
2010 Southland MistyEpisode: "Maximum Deployment"
2010–2011 Hung Christina3 episodes
2010 Chase MissyEpisode: "Above the Law"
2011 Breakout Kings Jill KincaidEpisode: "Collected"
2011 The Mentalist ConstanceEpisode: "Rhapsody in Red"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House BiancaEpisode: "Home Invasion"
2012 Shameless Kim FurtadoEpisode: "I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day"
2012 The Finder Joyce WeatherbyEpisode: "The Inheritance"
2012 CSI: NY Eva MasonEpisode: "Reignited" [4]
2012Obama: What He's DoneHerselfTV Movie [4]
2013 Scandal Molly Ackerman2 episodes
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Jolene SamuelsEpisode: "Mama's Here Now" [4]
2015 You're the Worst Amy Cadingle5 episodes [4]
2016 Castle Veronica HarrisEpisode: "G.D.S." [4]
2016 - present The Magicians Zelda, Head Librarian10 episodes [4]

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