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Overview (1)

Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A native of Los Angeles, Rakefet Abergel is an award-winning American/Israeli actress, writer/ producer/director, and outspoken stand up comedian. One month after taking a stand up class, Rakefet won Best Comic and Best Overall Talent on the Tyra Banks Show. She appeared in the movie Superbad with Jonah Hill, and as Adam Sandler's sister in Just Go with It . She can also be seen in the films My Best Friend's Girl opposite Dane Cook, with Halle Berry in The Call, and alongside Eddie Murphy & Kerry Washington in the film, A Thousand Words. Rakefet regularly guest stars on TV shows including Showtime's Shameless, New Girl, My Name is Earl, Bella and the Bulldogs, and iCarly. For a laugh, check her out as the crazy lady who shoots up her own living room over a good deal, on the hilarious commercial for Kayak. She was also a series regular on two popular web series, Breaking Fat and Addicts Anonymous. Recently, Rakefet wrote and starred in a dramatic/horror/thriller short film called Jax in Love, which she co-produced with executive producer & casting director Jory Weitz (Napoleon Dynamite). The film, directed by Oscar-nominated director Colin Campbell has been making the festival rounds and garnered Abergel eight Best Actress awards from a variety of film festivals including Nightmares Film Festival, Hollywood Horrorfest, GenreBlast Film Festival and Oregon Scream Week. The film also won Best Horror Short at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Best Original Screenplay. Her new short screenplay, "BOO", is a finalist at Women in Horror Film Festival in Georgia. Rakefet also originated the role of "Brooke" in the hilarious and touching play, The Furniture, written by Marc Warren (Even Stevens, Full House) and directed by industry veteran Joel Zwick (Full House, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), that premiered at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. Rakefet has performed stand up comedy all over Los Angeles, including the World Famous Comedy Store and The Improv in Hollywood, as well as the University of Las Vegas and as a featured performer with Sweet, a women's travel company, in Mexico. She teaches sixth grade religious school and Hebrew in Los Angeles and also works as an acting coach and mentor for kids and adults at Kid (F)Actor, a company she founded in 2010.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rakefet Abergel

Trivia (3)

Rakefet is the Hebrew name for the flower called Cyclamen in English.
Rakefet had a small scene in the movie A Thousand Words (2012) with Eddie Murphy and Kerry Washington. The scene was cut from the film, but can be found in the deleted scenes section of the DVD.
Rakefet filmed a scene with Owen Wilson in Drillbit Taylor (2008) that was eventually cut from the film.

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