Alona Tal

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Alona Tal
2009 CUN Award Party Alona Tal 011.JPG
Tal at the Children Uniting Nations Academy Award Viewing Party, February 2009
Born (1983-10-20) October 20, 1983 (age 30)
Herzliya, Israel
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present

Alona Tal (Hebrew: אלונה טל‎, IPA: [aˈlona ˈtal]; born October 20,[1] 1983) is an Israeli-American singer and actress.

Life and career[edit]

Tal was born in Herzliya, Israel. She is Jewish and has described herself as a "spiritual person."[2]

Tal started her career after leaving the Israel Defense Forces, with a children's musical video tape in which she played an evil witch. Following that, she appeared in a commercial for a laundry detergent. After that she got the lead role in the Israeli film Lihiyot Kochav (To Be A Star).

During the filming of the movie she was offered two roles in two different Israeli television shows, and she took both. The first was a soap opera named Tzimerim, about the life of a family that runs a hotel; the second one was HaPijamot (The Pyjamas), a sitcom about a struggling band determined to make it in the real world. This sitcom ran for seven seasons; she took part in four of them and later took part as a guest star which gave Tal the chance to show her musical talent. Although she was the main character only in the first three seasons, she appeared in the fourth season for several episodes.

Tal moved to New York City where she met singer Wyclef Jean and recorded a song with him (the song "Party to Damascus" has Tal singing the chorus in Hebrew).

She landed a role on Veronica Mars, that of Meg Manning, one of Veronica Mars's few friends. She also played the recurring role Jo Harvelle on the second, fifth, and seventh seasons of Supernatural. Tal also guest-starred on the series finale of Monk as Adrian Monk's stepdaughter, Molly Evans. In 2010, she performed the voice of Catherine-B320 (also known as Kat) in the video game Halo: Reach. In 2013, she starred in the mystery series Cult.

Tal married actor Marcos Ferraez on June 5, 2007.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Alona Tal, May 2007
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Pim Pam Po BeArmon HaKsamim Shusha the Witch English title: Pim Pam Po In the Magic Castle
2003 To Be a Star Lilach Original title: Lihiyot Kochav
2007 Taking 5 Devon Thompson Lead role
2007 Half Past Dead 2 Ellie Burke Video
2008 College Gina Hedlund
2010 Undocumented Liz
2010 Kalamity Ashley
2013 Broken City Katy
2013 Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Helen Cooper (voice) In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Tzimerim Maya
2003–04,
2006
HaPijamot Alona Tal 64 episodes
2004–05 Veronica Mars Meg Manning 10 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tally Jordan Episode: "Room Service"
2006 Cold Case Sally (1988) Episode: "8 Years"
2006 7th Heaven Simon's Mystery Friend Episode: "Highway to Cell"
2006 Commander in Chief Courtney Winters Episode: "State of the Unions"
2006 Split Decision Bex Christensen Movie
2006–07,
2009, 2011
Supernatural Jo Harvelle 7 Episodes
2007 Frangela Sara Movie
2007 Cane Rebecca King Vega 13 episodes
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Jackie Kemp Episode: "Rag Dolls"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Fiona Raine Episode: "Firestarter"
2009 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Natalie Episode: "Crimson Casanova"
2009 Knight Rider Julie Nelson Episode: "Knight and the City"
2009 Party Down Heather Episode: "California College Conservative Union Caucus"
2009 Monk Molly Evans Episode: "Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2"
2010 Independent Lens Hannah Senesh (voice) Episode: "Blessed Is the Match"
2010 Lie to Me Becky Turley Episode: "React to Contact"
2010 Leverage Kaye Lynn Gold Episode: "The Studio Job"
2010 Halo: Reach Kat (voice) Video game
2010 Defenders, TheThe Defenders Ashley Episode: "Nevada v. Carter"
2011 Pretty Little Liars Simone Episode: "Careful What U Wish 4"
2011 Prime Minister's Children Libi Agmon TV series
2011 Killing, TheThe Killing Aleena Drizocki Episode: "Beau Soleil"
2011 Against the Wall Nicki Episodes: "Baby, Did a Bad Thing", "Lean on Me or Die"
2011 Three Inches Lily Thereoux
2012 Powers Zora Pilot movie
2013 Cult[3] Kelly Collins
2013 Burn Notice Sonya 7 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ze Ze O Ze Ze". HaPijamot. Season 3. Episode 62. July 28, 2004. 10:13 minutes in. Arutz HaYeladim. "Trivia: Alona was born October 20".
  2. ^ http://www.jvibe.com/node/886
  3. ^ "CW's Cult Casts Alona Tal...". Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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