Adi Bielski

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Adi Bielski
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Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 32)
Jerusalem, Israel
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Yaniv Adani (2009-Present)
Children Lavi (2010), Ma'or (2012)
Parents Ze'ev Bielski & Caron Sacks

Adi Bielski (Hebrew: עדי בילסקי‎; born January 28, 1982) is an Israeli theatre and movie actress. She was born in Jerusalem and raised in Ra’anana.

Education[edit]

When she was only 3 years old, Bielski took up dancing in a dance studio and during the following 15 years she danced ballet and modern dance in the studio’s group. She also took drama classes as a child and studied in the theatre program in High School.

When she was 18, Bielski was drafted to the Israel Defense Forces and served as an Education Officer and later as a commander in a course for Education NCOs.

Between 2004 through 2007 Bielski studied acting in “SELA – The Performing Arts Studio Founded by Yoram Loewenstein”,[1] one of Israel’s leading acting schools,[2] located in Tel-Aviv. During school, she won an academic scholarship awarded by the “America-Israel Cultural Foundation”, as well as other scholarships directly from the school.

Acting career[edit]

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In 2007, Bielski finished acting school and had already appeared in various theatre shows, such as Ray Cooney’s Hebrew translated “It Runs in the Family” (as Rosemary Mortimore), and played a guest role on a "Yes" (Satellite television provider) TV series.

In the beginning of 2008, as soon as she finished acting school, Bielski was offered to play in the one-woman showAn Israeli Love Story”. The play was written and directed by Pnina Gary, and it is based on Gary’s own true life story.

Another major role came in 2008, when Bielski was cast in the role of “Maya” in Beit Lessin Theater’s “Alma and Ruth”.[3]

Bielski also appeared, in a leading role, in several TV commercials, for “Elite Turkish Coffee”, “Bank Hapoalim”, “Soglowek”, “Shufersal”, “Maccabi Health Care Services[4] and “Mey Eden”.

In 2009, Bielski won the Israeli "Best Actress" Award in Fringe Theater for her multi-character role in “An Israeli Love Story”.

On March 28, 2011, a special evening marked the celebrating of 250 shows of that play, which runs at Tel Aviv’s Cameri Theater.[5] Attending that evening, was the Israeli Minister of Culture, Mrs Limor Livnat.

“An Israeli Love Story” was also performed in English at “The Leeds Jewish International Performing Arts Festival” in 2009, at London’s “New End Theatre” on May 18 to June 6, 2010,[6] and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa[7][8][9] as well as Montreal,[10] Toronto[11] and Washington DC[12][13][14] in September 2011. The show was also performed in the Harold Green Jewish Theatre in Toronto in 2014.[15]

In 2010, after she was seen on London’s “New End Theatre”, Bielski was cast in the leading female role of the British film “The Veteran[16] starring Toby Kebbell.[17]

In 2012 Bielski played in "My Name is Yuda", a poetry theater show based on the poems of Yehuda Amichai.[18] In the same year she won the Cyprus International Film Festival Best Actress award for her performance in the short film "Salt of the Earth".[19]

Films[edit]

  • 2008 - “Take Note”[20] (as the “Lieutenant”) - A Tel Aviv University student film, which appeared in the Israeli “International Women’s Film Festival”.
  • 2008 - "Turbulence" (as “Rona”) - An interactive film, which won the Grand Festival Experimental Feature Award at the "Berkeley Video and Film festival" in 2010.[21][22]
  • 2011 - "Salt of the Earth" (as "Iris") - A Sapir Academic College short film, in the Israeli international "Cinema South Film Festival"; The "Cyprus International Film Festival" 2012.[23]
  • 2011 - "The Veteran" (as “Alayna Wallace”[24]).

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Bielski married the actor Yaniv Adani,[25] with whom she has two sons, Lavi (born 2010) and Ma'or (born 2012).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Class of 2007 at SELA official website
  2. ^ Profile at SELA official website
  3. ^ Alma and Ruth at Beit Lessin Theatre official website
  4. ^ The commercial at Maccabi official website
  5. ^ “A Land of Israel Love Story” by Pincas Jawetz, July 28th 2011, SustainabiliTank
  6. ^ An Israeli Love Story What's On at the New End Theatre
  7. ^ An Israeli Love Story in Ottawa by Jennifer Mcintosh, August 24, 2011, Your Ottawa Region
  8. ^ An Israeli Love Story Coming to Ottawa Sept. 7-8 by Sabine Gibbins, September 1, 2011, Ottawa South EMC
  9. ^ A bounty of plays this month by Patrick Langston, September 4, 2011, The Ottawa Citizen
  10. ^ Israeli play comes to Montreal September 6, 2011, Jewish Tribune
  11. ^ Israeli Love Story – September 15 August 29, 2011, Shalom Canada
  12. ^ ‘An Israeli Love Story’ – about love and Israel by Lisa Traiger, September 7, 2011, Washington Jewish Week
  13. ^ About Love and Israel – An Israeli Love Story by Laura Cutler, September 9, 2011, American University website
  14. ^ One woman production depicts epic ‘love story’ by Katie Castellano, Sep 20 2011, The Eagle
  15. ^ An Israeli Love Story at Toronto Centre for the Arts website
  16. ^ The Veteran at the Internet Movie Database
  17. ^ Toby Kebbell at the Internet Movie Database
  18. ^ "My Name is Yuda": The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai at Tzavta by Ayelet Dekel, May 15, 2012, at www.midnighteast.com.
  19. ^ AWARDS - CYIFF 2012 (No. 15), at the 7th Cyprus International Film Festival website
  20. ^ Take Note at the Internet Movie Database
  21. ^ Berkeley Video & Film Festival – 2010 Official Selections, at the festival’s official website
  22. ^ Israeli film wins grand experimental award at Berkeley festival, at "Haaretz" official website
  23. ^ "Salt of the Earth", at the Cyprus International Film Festival website
  24. ^ Adi Bielski - Alayna at "The Veteran" official website
  25. ^ Class of 2008 at SELA official website

External links[edit]

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