Birth Place Matching "Jerusalem, Israel" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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...
2. 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...
7. 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 ...
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...
11. Tamar Pelzig
Actress | The Astronaut Wives Club
Born in the old city of Jerusalem Israel, to a father who is an artist and a mother who is a psychologist, Tamar began her acting career in the prestigious Cameri theatre in Tel-Aviv, at the young age of 14, acting in the show 'Murder' (by Hanoch Levin), which was highly regarded and the winner of ...
14. Vic Tablian
Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Vic Tablian was born in Palestine, which was a British Mandate from 1917 to 1948. He is an actor, known for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) in which he had two roles, as Peruvian guide Barranca and the Nazi collaborating "Monkey Man"; Midnight Express (1978); Navy Seals (1990); Sphinx (1981); Eleni ...
15. Makram Khoury
Actor | The West Wing
Palestinian-Israeli actor Makram Khoury was the youngest artist and the first Arab to win the Israel Prize, the highest artistic honor in the country.
He is one of Israel's most respected actors, playing leads in all the major theatres as well as acting in films and on television.
Khoury is an ...
17. Guy Oseary
Producer | Agent Cody Banks
Guy Oseary's entrepreneurial leadership and global vision includes the development and innovative business management of artist brands, (Madonna), producing films (vampire film trilogy Twilight), concert tours (Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet Tour" grossed 408 million dollars), management of three-time ...
18. Godfrey Quigley
Actor | A Clockwork Orange
Godfrey Quigley was born on May 4, 1923 in Jerusalem, Palestine as Godfrey John Quigley. He was an actor, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Educating Rita (1983). He was married to Genevieve Lyons. He died on September 7, 1994 in Dublin, Ireland.
21. Tzahi Grad
Actor | Big Bad Wolves
Tzahi Grad was born in 1962 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is an acclaimed actor, director and writer, known for Big Bad Wolves (2013), Girafot (2001) and Foul Gesture (2006). Was nominated for many awards in Israel for his directing, as well as acting and writing. Won an Israeli Academy Award for Best ...
25. Shaike Ophir
Actor | Ha-Shoter Azulai
Born In Jerusalem Novenber 4th, 1929. Fourth generation Israeli. Educated at "Alliance" school of Jerusalem. In his teens studied at "Haohel" Theatre Studio. at the age of 15 joined the "Palmach" underground forces and participated in safeguarding the convoys to Jerusalem. Also fought at the "...
26. Dan Marshall
Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall was born in Jerusalem to a French-Moroccan mother and Latvian/Lithuanian-American father. A life long student, performer, choreographer, and teacher of styles and fusions of Jazz dance, Funk, Latin, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Ballet, Modern, Tap, World/Folk, Dan has produced/...
35. Avi Nir
Producer | Homeland
CEO, Keshet Media Group
Named the #1 Most Influential Person in Israeli Culture by Israel's top national Newspaper Haaretz in 2013, Avi Nir is the Chief Executive Officer of the Keshet Media Group and has led the company's charge to secure and maintain its position as the leading broadcaster in ...
37. Jonas Quastel
Director | Scourge
Jonas Quastel is from Vancouver, Canada. He began his career in the lighting and camera departments. He soon began writing and had a quick succession of films produced. His directorial debut was The Untold (2002), with Lance Henriksen. He was co-director on the horror sequel "Ripper II", shot in ...
39. Alana Weisz
Actress | Code Black
Alana Weisz was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She is of Hungarian, German, Spanish and Israeli descent and grew up bilingual in English and Hebrew. Alana began acting as a child and had her theatre debut at age 11 in a production of Mozart and Schikaneder's "The Magic Flute". She continued to act, ...
40. Chozy Rani Aiyub
Actor | The Run Saga: Breathe
Chozy Aiyub knew that one day he will make his way to the United States and become a star. Born and raised in Palestine, at a young age he was already involved in performing arts, creating film and music since his father had a very famous band/dance group called "Al-Kawakeb" - translates from ...
42. Shahar Sorek
Actor | Bunraku
Born and raised on the streets of Jerusalem, Shahar comes from both an orthodox and secular Jewish family. He started his acting career by landing the lead role in the biggest prime time drama on Israeli TV, "Ramat Aviv". He later went on to star in other TV, film and stage productions.
Five times ...
43. Tsilla Chelton
Actress | Pandora'nin kutusu
Tsilla Chelton was born on June 21, 1919 in Jerusalem, Palestine as Tsilla Schilton. She was an actress, known for Pandora'nin kutusu (2008), Tatie Danielle (1990) and The Musketeer (2001). She was married to Jacques Noël. She died on July 15, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.
46. Amos Oz
Writer | A Tale of Love and Darkness
Amos Oz was born on May 4, 1939 in Jerusalem, Palestine as Amos Klausner. He is a writer, known for A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015), Kufsa Sh'hora (1992) and Michael Sheli (1974). He has been married to Nily Zuckerman since April 5, 1960. They have three children.
Director | In Search of Myster Ey
Peter is a method actor, self-taught. He is influenced by the folk legend, Johnny Appleseed. Peter is involved with the creation of the new art form and technology of virtual reality. As part of his comedy routine, he believes he is merely a figment of that entity. His interests are science fiction...
49. Adi Cohen
Producer | The Last Full Measure
Cohen is a former scholar at Tel Aviv University in the fields of English Literature and Classical History. In business, he is an expert on high risk, security high-tech stocks and has dealt extensively in venture capital investments during the mid 1990's in New York.
The GC fund and Regal Capital ...