Orli Shoshan

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Orli Shoshan
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Born Orli Shoshan
(1976-12-07) December 7, 1976 (age 37)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Known for Shaak Ti

Orli Shoshan (born December 7, 1976) is an Israeli film actress best known for her performance as the beautiful Togruta Jedi Mistress Shaak Ti in the 1999–2005 Star Wars prequel trilogy. It is believed that Shaak Ti's expertise in melee combat is in homage to Shoshan, a former member of the Israeli Defense Forces and a skilled hand-to-hand combat and melee weapons artist.

Early life[edit]

Orli Shoshan was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. At the age of 18, she served in the Israeli Army for almost 2 years. After her military service, she began working for an Israeli airline, which brought her to the United States to reside in Chicago, IL. During her employment for El Al Israel Airlines Ltd, she grew a great passion for traveling when visiting places such as India, Thailand, and Australia. Shoshan grew most fond of the Oz people and way of life, so she decided to move to Sydney, Australia.

Early career[edit]

In Sydney, she began her successful modeling career enjoying print work in magazines & catalogues, then on to the runway and many television commercials. All of this hard work would eventually culminate into her acting role in the popular sci-fi franchise "Star Wars". Shoshan played the exotic Togruta Jedi Mistress Shaak Ti in the couple Star Wars space opera films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in the 1999-2005 saga prequel trilogy. Shaak Ti is a popular character those who can find celebrated through many action figures, LEGO sets, comic books, and video games. While in Australia, she would work in other major television shows such as the Wheel of Fortune-Australia presenting prizes and an exercise & fitness program Aerobic OZ Style.

Shoshan is not only a successful model and actress, but is also a fashion designer, always creating a new project for herself. While in Australia, she built a clothing line for women’s sportswear called Orli. This line was very successful and featured clothing to wear to the gym or just a busy day out about. Orli sportswear was sold at high end boutiques and gyms across Australia. After several years, she moved from Australia to Japan to further her modeling career. Living in Japan was a very interesting and unique time for Shoshan, including being a featured guest at her very first Star Wars convention.

After many years of traveling the world, Shoshan went back to her roots and moved to Israel to attend the prestigious acting school the Studio by Yuval Carmi. Once she finished acting school, she decided to start a second fashion line, this time for lingerie called Mia Luce.

Personal life[edit]

Shoshan currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where she first began her travels. She is now married and is a mother to 2 girls. After taking some time off from her modeling and acting career, Shoshan is back to work. She stays busy by attending many sci-fi conventions around the world.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Jedi Mistress Shaak Ti Uncredited
2002 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Shaak Ti Uncredited
2002 Order of the Sith: Downfall Gameshow hostess Film short

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