April 30, 1985 |
Rosh HaAyin, Israel
|Spouse(s)||Yaron Versano (m. 2008)|
Gal Gadot (Hebrew: גל גדות; born April 30, 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004 and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. Gadot is known for her role as Gisele Harabo in The Fast and the Furious film series.
Gadot was born and grew up in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. She has stated that she was brought up in a "very Jewish, Israeli family environment". At the age of 19, she attended and won the 2004 Miss Israel competition. After winning, she travelled to Ecuador to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. She did not place in the top 15 and returned to Israel to work as a model. She eventually made the move to Hollywood and became an actress. Gadot married her boyfriend, Israeli businessman Yaron Versano, during the filming of Fast & Furious, on September 28, 2008. At the beginning of November 2011, Gadot and Versano welcomed their first baby girl, Alma. She is an avid motorcycle rider. She owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R. At the age of 20, Gadot joined the Israeli Army. Throughout her two-year service term as sports trainer in the Israel Defense Forces, she continued to work as a model.
In 2007, she took a part in the Maxim photo shoot "Women of the Israeli army," which focused on Israeli models who served in the IDF. Gadot's photo was on the invitation to the launch party, and she featured on the cover of the New York Post. Since 2008, Gadot has been a leading model for Castro, one of the largest Israeli clothing brands. Her height is 175 cm (5 ft 9 in). In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked her Number 5 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world."
Film and acting career
In 2008, Gadot played the lead in the Israeli drama Bubot ("Dolls"). She appeared in Fast & Furious alongside co-stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, having beaten six other actresses for the role. In 2010, Gadot had a small role in the action-adventure Knight and Day, which starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Earlier in the same year, she had a small role in the movie Date Night as Natanya, Holbrooke's (Mark Wahlberg) Israeli girlfriend. April 2011 brought her back to the The Fast & the Furious franchise, reprising her character in Fast Five. In May 2013, Gadot again played Gisele Yashar, in Fast & Furious 6.
|2004||Miss Israel 2004||Gal Gadot||Winner|
|2004||Miss Universe 2004||Miss Israel||Did not place|
|2007||Bubot||Miriam "Merry" Elkayam||TV Series|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Gisele Harabo||Supporting Actress|
|2009||The Beautiful Life||Olivia||TV Series|
|2010||Date Night||Natanya||Supporting Actress|
|2010||Knight and Day||Naomi||Supporting Actress|
|2011||Fast Five||Gisele Harabo||Supporting Actress|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Gisele Harabo||Supporting Actress|
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