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MyAnna Buring
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September 22, 1979 (1979-09-22) (age 36)





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5'2" (157cm)

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MyAnna Buring (born September 22, 1979) appears in both Breaking Dawn movies as Tanya. She has also starred in the 2005 horror film The Descent.


Buring was born in Sweden but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to England. She attended high school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman with actor and producer Stegath Dorr, who was a childhood friend. Buring graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2004. She is also the associate director of the MahWaff Theatre Company.


In 2006, Buring guest-starred in The "Impossible Planet", the first episode of a two-episode Doctor Who story. Her character, Scooti, perished in the vacuum of space; the scenes of her body floating towards a black hole were filmed in an underwater tank in Pinewood Studios, to create the effect of weightlessness.

Also in 2006, Buring played Olivia in a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Exeter's Northcott Theatre Company, alongside Sara Weymouth and David Gwillim, and appeared in a new play, Seduced by Michael Kingsbury at London's Finborough Theatre. In 2008, Buring starred as Alice in the independent film Credo, also known as The Devil's Curse. Buring also starred as Debbie in Much Ado About Nothing (BBC1), Midsomer Murders (ITV), Casualty (BBC1) and Murder Prevention (Channel 5). For MahWaff Theatre Company, she starred in Guardians, Monologue For An Ensemble, and An Inspector Calls.


In her first film role, Buring starred in The Descent by director Neil Marshall. She is due to appear in the upcoming sequel. She also starred in the 2008 film Doomsday, linking her again with her Descent director Neil Marshall. In 2009, Buring appeared as the female lead in the film Lesbian Vampire Killers opposite James Corden and Mathew Horne, which was released to UK cinemas 20 March 2009. In May 2010 she appeared as Jozefa in Witchville for SyFy in the U.S. alongside Sarah Douglas.

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