Zurer in 1990
28 June 1969 |
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Spouse(s)||Gilad Londovski (2003–present; 1 child)|
Ayelet Zurer (Hebrew: איילת זורר; born 28 June 1969) is an Israeli actress. She was nominated for awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Israeli Academy Awards and the Israeli Television Academy Awards. She won Best Actress awards for her roles in the Israeli film Nina’s Tragedies and Betipul.
Ayelet Zurer was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her parents were Jewish immigrants to Tel Aviv, and her mother spent World War II hiding in a convent in Czechoslovakia. After completing her military service in the Israel Defense Forces, Zurer moved to the United States to pursue a Hollywood career.
Zurer lives in California.
Zurer moved back to Israel in 1991. In 1992, she starred in the television series Inyan Shel Zman, and in 1993, she played Debbie in the Israeli film Nikmato Shel Itzik Finkelstein. During this time she also participated in the cable television show Yetziat Hirum. In 1997, Zurer played the role of Shira Steinberg in the television show Florentin on the Israeli Channel 2. In 2000, Zurer participated in the Israeli television series Zinzana, and in 2002, she participated in the Israeli television series Shalva and Ha'Block.
In 2005, Zurer starred in the Israeli television series Betipul, a drama about a psychologist and his patients' therapy process. She plays Na'ama Lerner, a patient who starts a romance with the doctor (portrayed by Assi Dayan). The series won her a Best Actress award from the Israeli Television Academy and was remade as the award-winning HBO series In Treatment. The following year Zurer participated in an Israeli sketch comedy television show called Gomrot Holchot that deals with the world of young women; relationships, marriage, sex, career, etc. The show is based on the British sketch comedy show Smack the Pony.
Zurer can be seen next in the 2015 Netflix series Marvel's Daredevil as Vanessa Marianna, whom is the love interest of Wilson Fisk played by Vincent D'Onofrio. The series will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which will share its continuity with the film series.
In 1998 she played the lead in the film Ahava Asura (aka The Dybbuk of the Holy Apple Field) starring Moshe Ivgy. In 2001, she starred in the movies Laila Lelo Lola and Kikar Ha'Halomot. In 2003, Zurer starred in Nina's Tragedies, portraying the title character, Nina, a young woman who has to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. She won an Israeli Academy Award for Best Actress for this role.
Zurer appeared in Steven Spielberg's Munich, where she played Avner Kaufman's wife. She played a terrorist in the American thriller Vantage Point, appearing alongside Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, and Sigourney Weaver. In 2007, Zurer starred in Fugitive Pieces, in which a troubled young Holocaust survivor falls in love her character. She played a nurse who falls in love with the title character in Adam Resurrected (2008).
In April 2008, Zurer was cast as the female lead, Vittoria Vetra, in the The Da Vinci Code prequel, Angels & Demons, Zurer's character is the research partner of a CERN physicist/Catholic priest who is murdered during the theft of a canister of unstable antimatter from their lab in Geneva (in the novel the film is based upon, the slain scientist is her adopted father). She is paired by the Vatican Police with Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks).
Theatre and modelling career
Zurer had appeared in Israeli plays such as Ha'Yoreshet, Madrich Nashim Le'Tohu Va'Vohu, Bigdei Ha'Melech, Bo'u Lo Nedaber Al Ze, Ohavim Et Ophal, and Monologim Me'Ha'Vaginah. In the United States, she has appeared in plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Richard III.
Zurer has modelled for fashion companies such as Honigman and Golf.
Zurer has also illustrated the pictures for the 1999 fantasy book Badulina by Gabi Nitzan, an Israeli author.
|1991||Pour Sacha (aka For Sasha)||Shoshana||French Drama|
|1993||Nikmato Shel Itzik Finkelstein (aka The Revenge of Itzik Finkelstein)||Debbie|
|1998||Ahava Asura (Forbidden Love, aka The Dybbuk of the Holy Apple Field)||Lea|
|2001||Laila Lelo Lola (aka A Night Without Lola)||Oshrit||TV movie|
|2001||Kikar Ha'Halomot (aka Desperado Square)||Gila (the waitress)|
|2003||Ha'Asonot Shel Nina (Nina's Tragedies)||Nina|
|2003||Ish Ha'Hashmal (aka Rutenberg)||Becki|
|2004||Mashehu Matok (Something Sweet)||Tamar|
|2007||Rak Klavim Ratzim Hofshi (aka Wild Dogs)||Telma|
|2008||Adam Resurrected||Gina Grey|
|2009||Angels & Demons||Vittoria Vetra|
|2011||Hide Away||The Waitress|
|2012||Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn||Colonel Mehaffey|
|2013||Man of Steel||Lara Lor-Van|
|2013||Hostages||Dr. Yael Danon|
|2015||Last Days in the Desert||Mother|
|2015||Marvel's Daredevil||Vanessa Marianna||Netflix series|
|1997||Israeli Film Academy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated||Ahava Asura|
|2000||Israeli Film Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated||Kikar Ha'Halomot|
|2001||Israeli Film Academy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated||Ish Ha'Hashmal|
|2003||Israeli Film Academy Awards||Best Actress||Won||Ha'Asonot Shel Nina|
|Jerusalem Film Festival||Best Actress||Won||Ha'Asonot Shel Nina|
|2006||Israeli Film Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated||Rak Klavim Ratzim Hofshi|
|Israeli Television Academy Awards||Best Actress||Won||Betipul|
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- "Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore & Vondie Curtis Hall Joins Marvel's Daredevil For Netflix". Marvel.com. October 11, 2014. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
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- Burstein, Nathan (19 February 2009). "Hollywood Story: Israeli Lands (Another) Big Role". The Forward. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
- Sperling, Nicole (23 April 2008). "'Angels & Demons': Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer cast opposite Tom Hanks". Entertainment Weekly.
- New Hollywood film for Israeli actress (24 December 2009) in Israel 21c Innovation News Service Retrieved 5 January 2010
- Ayelet Zurer Cast as Superman’s Mom in MAN OF STEEL (25 September 2011)] Retrieved 26 September 2011
- Ayelet Zurer at the Internet Movie Database
- Ayelet Zurer at Theiapolis
- Ayelet Zurer at Rotten Tomatoes
- Ayelet Zurer at E-Online (Hebrew)
- Works by or about Ayelet Zurer in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Media related to Ayelet Zurer at Wikimedia Commons