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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 April 1985Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal began modeling in the late 2000s, and made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), as Gisele. Her role was expanded in the sequels Fast Five (2011) and Furious 6 (2013), in which her character was romantically linked to Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang). In the films, Gal performed her own stunts. She also appeared in the 2010 films Date Night (2010) and Knight and Day (2010).

In early December 2013, Gal was cast as Wonder Woman in the superhero team-up film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and filming began in 2014 for a March 2016 release. The film is part of the DC Extended Universe, and Gadot will play the role again in the solo film Wonder Woman (2017) and superhero team-up Justice League (2017). Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for the role. As a result, her performance as the superhero, which is the first time for the character on film, was hailed as one of the best parts of the otherwise poorly-received film.

Gal is a motorcycle enthusiast, and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R. She has been married to Yaron Versano since September 28, 2008. They have one child.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Aj and Pedro Borges

Spouse (1)

Yaron Versano (28 September 2008 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Statuesque, model-like figure.

Trivia (18)

She won the Miss Israel title in 2004, and represented Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant.
She served for two years as sports trainer in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter named Alma Versano in November 2011. Child's father is her husband, Yaron Versano.
Is the first non-American actress to play Diana Princess/Wonder Woman.
Her depiction of Diana Princess/Wonder Woman is the first live action appearance to audiences since the cancellation of the television series in 1979. The remaining regular television appearances of Wonder Woman were only in her animated form on Super Friends (1973) and Justice League (2001).
Was close friends with her Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker.
Is an avid motorcycle rider and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R.
Enjoys basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Her first name means ''Wave'' in Hebrew.
Her husband Varon Varsano owned (with his brother) a hotel in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel-Aviv. In April 2015 it was sold for $25m.
She is the first actress to portray Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in a live-action, theatrically-released film. Lynda Carter only performed the role on television.
Was up for the role of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
Ranked #84 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
She was offered to portray Faora in Man of Steel (2013), but turned it down due of her pregnancy at that time.
Starred with both brothers Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in two films released in 2016: Triple 9 (2016) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Unlike Lynda Carter's two children James and Jessica Altman, Alma Versano (Gal's daughter) had the opportunity of seeing her mother in her Wonder Woman costume during filming production. Lynda did not have any children when she was married to Ron Samuels.
Announced on social media on November 6, 2016 that she and her husband Yaron Versano are pregnant with their second child together by 2017.
Her first and second name respectively mean, "wave" and "riverbank".

Personal Quotes (4)

I definitely have a strong sense of my Jewish and Israeli identity. I did my two year military service, I was brought up in a very Jewish, Israeli family environment, so of course my heritage is very important to me. I want people to have a good impression of Israel. I don't feel like I'm an ambassador for my country, but I do talk about Israel a lot - I enjoy telling people about where I come from and my religion.
There aren't enough good roles for strong women. I wish we had more female writers. Most of the female characters you see in films today are "the poor heartbroken girl". That's why I'm so proud of the Fast movies. I feel like Giselle is an empowering woman.
My height is 178 cm, which explains how I got on the high school basketball team. I was not an amazing shooter, but I ripped them on defense.
[on Wonder Woman's smirk in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)] I did that. I remember after we did that take, Zack [director Zack Snyder] came to me and he said, 'Did you just have a smirk?' I said 'Yeah.' And he asked, 'Why? I think I like it, but why?' 'Well if [Doomsday's] gonna mess with her, then she's gonna mess with him. And she knows she's gonna win.' At the end of the day Wonder Woman is a peace seeker. But when fight arrives, she can fight. She's a warrior and she enjoys the adrenaline of the fight.

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