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July 23, 1974
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Known for||Role of Shaak Ti in Star Wars|
Orli Shoshan (Hebrew: אורלי שושן; born July 23, 1974) 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.
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 and then to Chicago, Illinois where she currently resides. 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.
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.
Shoshan currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is married and is a mother of two girls. She took some time off from her modeling and acting career to look after her children. She later resumed both careers and also attend many sci-fi conventions around the world. She is also working in home staging and interior design and as real estate agent.
|2002||Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones||Jedi Mistress Shaak Ti||Uncredited|
|2005||Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith||Shaak Ti||Uncredited|
|2006||Order of the Sith: Downfall||Gameshow hostess||Film short|
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