Ayelet Zurer is an award-winning Israeli actress who has become internationally famous for movies such as Nina’s Tragedies and Betipul. Since she began her career in 1992. Regarded as the Julia Roberts of Israel, she caught the American consciousness in the mid-2000s with her appearance in Steven Spielberg‘s Munich. In the years that followed, she appeared in many more movies with actors such as Tom Hanks, Édgar Ramírez, Dennis Quaid, Dianne Wiest, Robert Gant, and others. Here is all you should know about her.
Ayelet Zurer Biography
It was on 28 June 1969 that Ayelet Zurer was born in Israel, Tel Aviv. She was born to a father who was a government worker as well as a painter for the most part of his life and a mother who immigrated to Israel when she was 16. Her mom survived the 2nd World War in a convent in Slovakia where she was hidden.
With a father who was a painter, it was expected that Ayelet was going to go into painting, however, she decided instead to attend an acting school and become an actress. She first began drama school in Isreal before she later moved to New York where she continued studying while also doing it off-broadways.
By 1991, Ayelet Zurer was back to Israel and the next year, she played a role in the TV series Inyan Shel Zman followed by the film Nikmato Shel Itzik Finkelstein in 1993. In her home country, she appeared in films such as Ahava Asura (1997), Kikar Ha’Halomot (2001), Ish Ha’Hashmal (2003), Ha’Asonot Shel Nina (2004), and Mashehu Matok (2004).
From 2005, she became a regular face in Hollywood after she appeared in Munich. Two years later (2007), she appeared as Michaela in Fugitive Pieces and then as Veronica n Vantage Point in 2008. In that same year, Zurer played Gina Grey in Adam Resurrected. In 2009, she portrayed Vittoria Vetra in Angels & Demons which was an adaptation of Dan Brown’s book “Angels & Demons.” Her next popular movies were Man of Steel (2013), Last Knights (2015), and Ben-Hur (2016).
On TV, Ayelet Zurer has appeared in the web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012), Shtisel (2013), Hostages (2013), and the Netflix series Daredevil in 2015 and 2018.
In her career thus far, she has won a number of awards including two Israeli Film Academy Awards and two Israeli Television Academy Awards. Interestingly enough, Ayelet was nominated against herself at the Israeli Television Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Shitisel and Hostages but she won with Hostages.
More so, Ayelet Zurer won the Golden Nymph at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2014 for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series thanks to her role in Hostages.
Spouse and Kids
In 2003, Ayelet Zurer got married to Gilad Londovski who is also an Israeli. According to the actress, her spouse and family have been able to help her have a better perspective of
While there is nothing much that is known about her husband, it is known that the two have a kid, Liad Londovski who was born in 2005.
Inasmuch as she may sometimes look tall, Ayelet Zurer is not necessarily the tallest woman around. She has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) while her body weight is 125 lbs (57 Kg).
Other Facts You Need to Know
- With a father who was a painter, she did also learn to draw. It is thanks to this that in 1999, Ayelet Zurer illustrated a book written by Gabi Nitzan, “Badolina.” Based on how good the illustration was, one would have been led to believe that if she had chosen to be an artist instead of an actress, she would have also been successful. Ayelet has also illustrated “Shorts” by the same author.
- Following her appearance in Man of Steel (2013) as Lara Lor-Van and Daredevil (2015) as Vanessa Marianna, she is now the first actress to ever appear in the productions of both Marvel and DC cinematic universes.
- One of the most successful actresses to ever come out of Israel, Zurer was also a model. She was the in-house model for the Golbary chain fashion stores in Israel. After working for the fashion house for 11 years, she was told that she had deteriorated in looks before being fired for allegedly missing a photoshoot after having minor surgery. This sparked a lot of controversy in the country as the model decided to challenge the firing in court.
- With regards to her net worth, Ayelet Zurer is estimated to have a fortune of $5 million.