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Overview (2)

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ayelet Zurer is one of Israel's most acclaimed actresses. She was born in Tel Aviv, and first garnered the attention of Hollywood when she was cast by Steven Spielberg in her first English-speaking role, as Eric Bana's character's wife in the Oscar® nominated film Munich (2005). Since arriving in the United States, Zurer has starred in Studio films including Sony Pictures' Vantage Point with Dennis Quaid and William Hurt, Samuel Goldwyn's Fugitive Pieces opposite Stephen Dillane, Paul Schrader's Adam Resurrected opposite Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe. Ron Howard's Angeles and Demons, opposite Tom Hanks, Darling Companion, a Lawrence Kasdan ensemble cast featuring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Warner Bros. Man Of Steel opposite Russell Crow. She filmed Rodrigo Garcia, Last days in the desert opposite Ewan McGregor, as well as awaiting the release of the movie The Last Knights by the Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya opposite Clive Owen.

She recently won the Gold Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 54th Festival of Television of Monte-Carlo for her role in the series "Hostages". Ayelet won the Israeli Film And Television Academy Award for her lead performance in Nina's Tragedies. She also received nominations for her work in the features Only Dogs Run Free, The Dybbuk from the Holy Apple Field, Desperado, and Rutenberg. She won the Haifa International Film Festival critic award and was awarded a star on Haifa's "film boulevard," for her international and local achievements. Zurer also won the Israeli Television Academy Award for her lead performance in "In Treatment," a highly acclaimed television series that has been adapted by HBO for American television. In 2014 She was nominated apposite herself in the year's best drama "Shtisel", but won best actress in a drama for her portrayal of a brilliant surgeon faced with the life and death dilemma in Hostages, sold to BBC4 and Canal Plus, and as a format to the American ABC. The "face " of one of Israel's leading women's fashion companies- Golbary. She is a producer, a writer, an illustrator of two adult books, "Shorts" and the best seller "Badolina" by Gabi Nitazn. Ayelet has been developing a few of her own projects in Israel and the US, expressing interest in working internationally with directors from all over the world, believing in joining unknown writers/directors as well as known ones.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Claire Arnaud-Aubour

Family (2)

Spouse Gilad Londovski (2003 - present)  (1 child)
Children Liad

Trivia (4)

Son Liad born in 2005.
Working on an Israeli version of Smack the Pony (1999). [October 2005]
She is of Czech Jewish descent.
The first actress to have roles in both Marvel and DC cinematic universes, having appeared as Lara Lor-Van in Man of Steel (2013) and Vanessa Marianna (Vanessa Fisk) in Daredevil (2015).

Personal Quotes (15)

I got 'Munich' after I had done 'In Treatment' in Israel, which was very successful. But, when I actually shot it, nobody knew it was going to be sold all over the world and be so successful.
There's no such thing as too late. There are different roles for different ages, assuming an actress has something to offer. There aren't many Helen Mirrens and Meryl Streeps, and it takes a lot of talent to get to that level. I hope I have it. That's the model I aspire to if I'm lucky enough. It's all about luck.
I did an episode on the TV show 'Awake,' and I thought, 'Wow, that's really hard.' To do that so fast and to do that, if it's very successful, for nine months out of the year, for a bunch of good years, that's challenging. But, it was interesting. It's a good show. You'd have to have a very good character, I guess.
You really want to make sure that you have fun, at the end of the day. If it's not fun, what's the point.
I never see myself as the famous person. It never was a part of my life, and I hope this doesn't become the most eminent thing about what I do. I just hope that I'll do things that have meaning for me and for others somehow.
I'm an actress. In this sense, my profession is less complex than that of a model. True, they're into beauty in Hollywood, and it is age-related, but you can't put a girl with hot lips and no wrinkles and say: 'That's the mother of a 14-year-old.'
I think in Israel there is so much talent in the TV world because there's less movies done.
If there's a good screenplay, there's a chance that something good is going to happen. If you don't have a brilliant screenplay, then you either have amazing actors who give you the chance to improve whatever is on the page, or an interesting director who has enough faith in the project that they can carry it through and get it somewhere.
Even in the big movies, if the scenes are very big, I'm not fond of them as much as I'm fond of small actor scenes.
From a very young age, I would fall off the bed and wake up on the floor because of dreams. I have a memory from the age of four in which I felt God.
I've always had questions about how things work and why it was that way. From all kinds of perspectives, from the physical to the spiritual.
TV is the place that writers want to be.
I do tend to like movies that challenge me professionally. That's mostly on a smaller scale, when you have one or two or five actors, and it's all about the acting and not the camera.
The age of 20 was all about stupid things. I did crazy things but never lost it. I was, you know, a little crazy. I once broke up with my boyfriend in London and went to an Indian guy's apartment who I didn't know and who told me he saw my aura and gave me a massage.
If I get lucky and I can choose, I would always choose a really good story and screenplay, even if I don't know the director. If there's a good screenplay, there's a chance that something good is going to happen.

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