Sarai Givaty

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Sarai Givaty
Birth name Sarai Givaty
Born June 24, 1982
Tiberias, Israel[1][2]
Occupations Singer–songwriter, model, actress
Website [1]

Sarai Givaty, sometimes spelled Sarai Givati or known as SARAI (שרי גבעתי) is an actress and model in Israel.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Cover of The Passage; Givaty is pictured on the left.

Her first role was in a live sketch on the Israeli tonight show (Kol Layla) where she played an American reporter.[2] The segment was very successful. On the final show, Israeli hush critic Raana Shacked called it "the pick of the show". Givaty continued shooting the segment even after she moved to New York where she attended acting school at the HB Studios.

in 2005 Givaty was a part of a small cast who received the "Best Teen Show of The Year" from the Israel Golden Screen Award (Masah Hazahav).[2] Shortly thereafter, Givaty became a big name in the Israeli entertainment industry and received many large company endorsements.[2]

A year later Givaty decided to explore her work options in Los Angeles. Upon her arrival, she quickly landed the lead role in a film called The Passage starring opposite Stephen Dorff.[2] In 2007, the movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival where critics called Givaty's performance "star making".[2]

Some other notable project she's worked on was the lead in the Enrique Iglesias video "Somebody's Me".[2]

In 2008 she played a Russian spy in the pilot episode of My Own Worst Enemy next to Christian Slater.[2] In 2009, she was back in Israel to shoot yet another comedic role in TV series called The Pilot Wives.[2]

In 2010, it was announced that Givaty would portray Mossad Officer Liat Tuvia for two episodes in the eighth season of NCIS.[5] Then-executive producer Shane Brennan Brennan elaborated on the character's role in the story arc, saying that Liat's presence would leave series regular Ziva (Cote de Pablo), a former Mossad agent, feeling replaced "personally and professionally".[6] In an interview after the first episode aired, Givaty commented, "Let's just say, Liat is a good guy at the end of the day. It's just that her ways are different. Like, she doesn't say 'Drop your weapon' before she shoots a terrorist. She just shoots him and says 'Drop your weapon'...So, yeah, she has her way, but at the end of the day, she's a good guy."[7]

Givaty also plays piano and guitar in a band and has been playing concerts in both Israel and Los Angeles.

In 2013, she appeared in The Expendables 3 alongside Mel Gibson and Robert Davi.[8]

Filmography[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Title Year Role Notes and awards
Exit 2003 Herself Host
Kol Layla 2004 Stefanie/Hollywood Reporter TV series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 Natal Peled TV series, episode "Happenstance"
The Passage 2007 Zahara
My Own Worst Enemy 2008 Female Russian Agent TV series, episode "Breakdown"
The Pilot Wives 2009 Daniela TV series, 125 episodes
NCIS 2010 Mossad Officer Liat Tuvia TV series, 2 episodes
Hercules: The Legend Begins 2014 Saphirra Film, post-production
Expendables 3 2014 Camilla Film, post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarai Givaty at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Baylen, Ashley (July 7, 2011). "Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models - Sarai Givaty". Shalom Life. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sarai Givaty Vying for the Role of a Sexy Huntress in Hugh Jackman's THE WOLVERINE". Abbanibi. November 24, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sarai Givaty for BelleMode Magazine: Cover Photo Shoot". FashionTV. December 31, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Shechnik, Raz (November 21, 2010). "Sarai Givaty to star in NCIS". Ynetnews. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ Marsi, Steve (October 17, 2010). "Sarai Givaty to Guest Star on NCIS". TV Fanatic. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "NCIS: Sarai Givaty". TV Guide. November 24, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://exflix.blogspot.sg/2013/11/love-on-set.html

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