Birth Place Matching "Israel" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 a 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 in 2004.

Gal ...

2. Natalie Portman

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. Shira Haas

Actress | Broken Mirrors

Shira Haas was born on May 11, 1995 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is an actress, known for Broken Mirrors (2018), Princess (2014) and Pere Atzil (2018).

4. Inbar Lavi

Actress | Imposters

Inbar Lavi was born on October 27, 1986 in Ramat Gan, Israel. She is an actress, known for Imposters (2017), Lucifer (2015) and Resurrection: Prison Break (2017).

5. Odeya Rush

Actress | Lady Bird

Odeya Rush was born and raised in Haifa, Israel, along with her six brothers. Her first role was Larry David's childhood friend in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Shortly after that she starred in The Odd Life of Timothy Green. She then went on to do "The Giver" alongside Jeff Bridges and ...

6. Alona Tal

Actress | Broken City

Alona Tal, an Israeli-American singer and actress, was born on October 20, 1983 in Herzliya, 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 ...

7. Iddo Goldberg

Actor | Peaky Blinders

Iddo Goldberg was born on August 5, 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and producer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and Salem (2014). He has been married to Ashley Madekwe since June 17, 2012.

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 ...

9. Rona-Lee Shim'on

Actress | Lev shaket meod

Rona-Lee Shim'on (Ramat Gan, Israel, January 9, 1983), is an Israeli actress, known primarily for her leading role in Fauda. Her character in Fauda, Nurit, is the only woman in an elite unit formed almost exclusively by men. To perform that role she had to learn Krav maga. In 2020, she appeared in ...

10. Efrat Dor

Actress | The Zookeeper's Wife

Efrat Dor is an Israeli Actress. She was born and raised in Omer, South of Israel. She is of Polish, German and Russian descent. Efrat began acting in high school as a drama major, and trained as a ballet dancer at the Bat-Dor Ballet School in Beer-Sheva. Dor trained at the Beit Zvi School for the ...

11. Oded Fehr

Actor | The Mummy Returns

Oded Fehr was born on November 23, 1970 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor, known for The Mummy Returns (2001), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999). He has been married to Rhonda Tollefson since December 22, 2000. They have three children.

12. Michael Aloni

Actor | Out in the Dark

Michael Aloni was born on January 30, 1984 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and director, known for Out in the Dark (2012), Shtisel (2013) and Shir (2016).

13. Lior Raz

Actor | Fauda

Lior Raz was born on November 24, 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for Fauda (2015), The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) and Dumb (2016). He has been married to Meital Berdah since 2008. They have three children.

14. 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 Over the Ocean (1991) (aka "Over the Ocean"). Arriving in New York in ...

15. Tamar Pelzig

Actress | Dark

Born and raised in the old city of Jerusalem Israel, Tamar is an Award Winning actress, writer and jewelry designer. Tamar began her acting career in the prestigious Cameri theatre in Tel-Aviv, at the young age of 14, acting in the critically acclaimed production of 'Murder' (by Hanoch Levin), ...

16. Moran Atias

Actress | Third Person

Moran Atias was born on April 9, 1981 in Haifa, Israel. She is an actress and producer, known for Third Person (2013), The Next Three Days (2010) and Land of the Lost (2009).

17. Hiam Abbass

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Hiam Abbass was born on November 30, 1960 in Nazareth, Israel. She is an actress and director, known for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), The Visitor (2007) and Inheritance (2012).

18. 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 ...

19. Yaara Benbenishty

Actress | Fauda

Yaara Benbenishty was born on June 23, 1989 in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an actress, known for Fauda (2015), Oboy (2016) and The Inheritance (2019).

20. Tomer Capon

Actor | Shavua ve Yom

Tomer Capon was born on July 15, 1985 in Israel. He is an actor, known for One Week and a Day (2016), The Boys (2019) and Fauda (2015).

21. 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. Noa Tishby

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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 ...

23. Shadi Mar'i

Actor | Fauda

Shadi Mar'i was born on November 17, 1994 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is an actor, known for Fauda (2015), Bethlehem (2013) and The Longest Night.

24. Ronen Rubinstein

Actor | 9-1-1: Lone Star

Ronen Rubinstein was born on November 7, 1993 in Rehovot, Israel. He is an actor and director, known for 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Dead of Summer (2016).

25. Raviv Ullman

Actor | Phil of the Future

Raviv Ullman was born in Israel to American parents, Laura Ehrenkranz, a teacher, and Brian Ullman, a psychiatric nurse practitioner. His family is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, Joseph Ehrenkranz, was an Orthodox rabbi. His first professional stage role as Louis in the national touring ...

26. Topol

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.

27. Daniella Kertesz

Actress | World War Z

Daniella Kertesz was born on March 11, 1989 in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an actress, known for World War Z (2013), Autonomies (2018) and Incitement (2019).

28. Itzik Cohen

Actor | A Matter of Size

Itzik Cohen was born on September 9, 1968 in Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for A Matter of Size (2009), Fauda (2015) and Johnny (2002).

29. Daniella Pick

Actress | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Daniella Pick was born on November 21, 1983 in Ramat Ha-Sharon, Israel. She is an actress, known for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019), Pick Up (2005) and Exit (2003). She has been married to Quentin Tarantino since November 28, 2018. They have one child.

30. Nehemiah Persoff

Actor | An American Tail

Born in 1919 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 of his life.

He joined ...

31. Yael Eitan

Actress | The Spy

Yael Eitan was born on November 12, 1983 in Netanya, Israel. She is an actress, known for The Spy (2019), Jarhead: Law of Return (2019) and Dig (2015).

32. Neta Riskin

Actress | Shtisel

Neta Riskin was born on October 28, 1976 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is known for her work on Shtisel (2013), The Gordin Cell (2012) and Shelter (2017).

33. 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, ...

34. Neta Garty

Actress | The Debt

Neta Garty was born on March 20, 1980 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is an actress, known for The Debt (2007), Fauda (2015) and Love Life (2007). She has been married to Peter Roth since May 18, 2007.

35. Moran Rosenblatt

Actress | Lipstikka

Moran Rosenblatt was born on September 14, 1985 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is an actress and director, known for Lipstikka (2011), Wedding Doll (2015) and Snails in the Rain (2013).

36. 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...

37. 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 ...

38. Hadas Yaron

Actress | Félix et Meira

Hadas Yaron, born in 1990, who portrayed an ultra-orthodox fiance, wife and mother and finally the lover of a Canadian gentile in two films on the run, first in Rama Burshtein's Fill the Void (2012), then in Maxime Giroux's Félix & Meira (2014). Her gentle face, her simple and fresh ...

39. Doval'e Glickman

Actor | Big Bad Wolves

Doval'e Glickman was born on December 22, 1949 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for Big Bad Wolves (2013), Laces (2018) and Shtisel (2013).

40. Tsahi Halevi

Actor | Bethlehem

Tsahi Halevi was born on March 12, 1975 in Petah Tikva, Israel. He is an actor, known for Bethlehem (2013), Fauda (2015) and The Kind Words (2015). He has been married to Lucy Aharish since October 10, 2018.

41. Ziva Rodann

Actress | The Story of Ruth

Ziva Rodann was born on March 2, 1933 in Haifa, Israel as Ziva Blechman. She is an actress, known for The Story of Ruth (1960), The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960) and Macumba Love (1960).

42. Samar Qupty

Actress | Fauda

Samar Qupty was born on November 2, 1989 in Nazareth, Israel. She is an actress, known for Fauda (2015), Junction 48 (2016) and Kidon (2013).

43. Alma Har'el

Director | Honey Boy

Alma Har'el is an award-winning director who brought to life visionary work in documentary, music videos, TV commercials and scripted narrative. She is also the first woman in DGA Awards history to be nominated for both commercial directing (2018) and narrative directing (2020).

Her most recent film...

44. Alon Aboutboul

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Alon Aboutboul was born on May 28, 1965 in Israel. He is an actor and director, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Body of Lies (2008) and London Has Fallen (2016).

45. Jameel Khoury

Actor | Body of Lies

Jameel Khoury was born on December 18, 1980 in Haifa, Israel. He is an actor and composer, known for Body of Lies (2008), Fauda (2015) and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018).

46. Ralph Bakshi

Director | Wizards

Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. He was born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Israel, the son of Mina (Zlotin) and Eliezar Bakshi, and is of Krymchak Jewish descent. He was raised in Brownsville, after his family came to New York to escape World War II. ...

47. Etan Cohen

Writer | Holmes & Watson

Etan Cohen was born on March 14, 1974 in Israel. He is a writer and producer, known for Holmes & Watson (2018), Idiocracy (2006) and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). He has been married to Emily Bowen-Cohen since June 14, 1998. They have three children.

48. Mohammad Bakri

Director | Min Yum Mahrucht

Mohammad Bakri was born on November 27, 1953 in Bi'ina, Israel. He is an actor and director, known for Since You've Been Gone (2005), Wajib (2017) and Private (2004).

49. Hisham Suliman

Actor | Munich

Hisham Suliman was born on February 28, 1978 in Nazareth, Israel. He is known for his work on Munich (2005), Fauda (2015) and Medinah (2016).

50. Boaz Konforty

Actor | Fauda

Boaz Konforty was born on April 30, 1974 in Israel. He is an actor, known for Fauda (2015), Hatufim (2009) and Hostages (2013). He is married to Liat Harlev.


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