Birth Place Matching "Israel" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Gal Gadot
Actress | Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title ...
Actress | Black Swan
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).
Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...
3. Ali Suliman
Actor | The Kingdom
Ali Suliman was born 1977, in Nazareth. His interest in the dramatic arts led him to the prestigious " Acting School" in Tel-Aviv, where he graduated in the year 2000. At the end of his studies, he joined the "Commedia Dell'Arte", Masks Theater group in London. Ali decided to broadened his horizons...
5. Odeya Rush
Actress | Goosebumps
Odeya Rush was born and raised in Haifa, Israel, along with her six brothers. She began acting at the age of 12 in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and starred in The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), when she was 14. She then went on to do The Giver (2014) alongside Jeff Bridges and ...
6. Alona Tal
Actress | Veronica Mars
Alona Tal, an Israeli-American singer and actress, was born on October 20, 1983 in Herzlia, Israel. She began her career after serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. Her big break came in 2003 starring in an Israeli film. At the time she also starred in two television series in the country, and ...
8. Ayelet Zurer
Actress | Man of Steel
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 ...
Actor | Fiddler on the Roof
Topol was born on September 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Palestine as Chaim Topol. He is an actor, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Flash Gordon (1980) and For Your Eyes Only (1981). He has been married to Galia Topol since October 23, 1956. They have three children.
10. Mili Avital
Actress | Stargate
Mili Avital began her career, at the age of 17, in Christopher Hampton's "Dangerous Liaisons", at the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv. Among her Israeli films, she won the 1992 Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Me'ever Layam (1991) (aka "Over the Ocean"). Arriving in New York in 1994...
11. Sasha Roiz
Actor | The Day After Tomorrow
Raised in Montreal, Canada, Roiz trained theatrically at the Guildford School of Acting (UK). Upon returning to Montreal, he began to work consistently in theatre, earning a nomination for his performance at the "Masques Awards" (Quebec's Theatre Awards).
Roiz's introduction to feature films was in ...
13. Gene Simmons
Actor | Extract
Best known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founder of hard rock supergroup, KISS. Simmons was actually born Chaim Witz in August 1949 in Haifa, Israel, the son of Hungarian Jewish parents, Flóra "Florence" (Klein or Kovács) and Feri Yechiel Witz. He moved to New York ...
20. Brian George
Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke
The youngest of four siblings, Brian George was born in Jerusalem to Jewish parents in July 1952. Both of his parents had immigrated to Israel from India. His father was born in Iraq but raised in Bombay and his mother was born and raised in India. When Brian was a year old, the family immigrated ...
22. Raviv Ullman
Actor | Phil of the Future
Raviv Ullman was born in Eilat, Israel, to American parents, Laura (Ehrenkranz), a teacher, and Brian Ullman, a printer. His family is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, Joseph Ehrenkranz, is an Orthodox rabbi. Through his mother, Raviv is a first cousin, twice removed, of U.S. Senator Joe ...
24. Noa Tishby
Actress | The Island
In her homeland, Israel, Noa Tishby's name is synonymous with stardom. An actress and a producer, Tishby got her first big break at 16 playing the lead in the hit original musical "King David", for which she won national recognition.
She got a full scholarship with The National Museum of Arts and ...
28. Ariel Vromen
Director | The Iceman
ARIEL has been the creative force behind number projects including Feature Films and Documentaries, and has directed, written and produced projects from major production entities such as NETFLIX, Lionsgate/Summit, Millennium Films and Warner Bros. He is best known for the award-winning feature "The...
30. Ralph Bakshi
Director | Wizards
Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of ...
31. Nehemiah Persoff
Actor | An American Tail
Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.
Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...
34. Meital Dohan
Actress | Girafot
Meital is an award-winning actress in theater, film, and television; including two Israeli Oscar nominations and an Israeli Tony award. In Israel she was part of major productions such as Ugly Betty, Romeo and Juliet, Dancing with the Stars and many more. US audiences were first introduced to ...
Actor | The Shack
Aviv Alush is an Israeli actor of Tunisian heritage. He was born in 1982 in Northern Israel, and grew up in Karmiel. After 3 years in the army he moved to Tel-Aviv and Started building his acting career. In 2011, he married his wife Nofar a lawyer. The couple has 3 kids , a daughter and two sons. ...
40. Rod Lurie
Writer | Nothing But the Truth
Talented film critic-turned-director who burst onto the scene in late 2000 with his hotly debated political thriller The Contender (2000). That film launched Lurie into the spot of filmmakers-to-watch and stood out amongst a year's worth of mindless and politically empty films. Born in Israel, ...
42. Aliza Gur
Actress | From Russia with Love
Aliza Gur was born Aliza Gross in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1944. She was Miss Israel of 1960 in the Miss Universe pageant, placing in the top 15. Her parents had fled Germany during the rise to power of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and they eventually settled in Israel, where she and her brother were born.
50. Hany Abu-Assad
Director | Omar
Hany Abu-Assad a Palestinian/Dutch movie director and writer. From the famous Abu-Assad has directed so far Rana's Wedding (2002), Paradise Now (2005) and Omar (2013), The mountains between us (2017). He has been nominated twice for Academy Awards for his movies 'Paradise Now' in 2006 and 'Omar' in...