Bar Paly

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Bar Paly
Bar Paly.jpg
Born Varvara Alexandrovna Phaly[1][2]
(1985-04-29) April 29, 1985 (age 32)[3]
Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Israeli
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2003-present
Spouse(s) Ian Kessner

Varvara Alexandrovna "Bar" Paly (Hebrew: בר פאלי‎‎, Russian: Бар Александровна Пали; born April 29, 1985[4]) is a USSR-born Israeli-American model and actress.

Life and career[edit]

Paly was born in Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, USSR. She moved to Israel when she was seven,[5] and was raised in Tel Aviv.[6] Paly began a career in modeling at the age of 17. In 2003, she began her career as an actress appearing in a variety of roles for television and appeared in the Israeli mockumentary Zehirut Matzlema.[7] Paly has appeared in TV’s How I Met Your Mother, The Starter Wife, and the 2008 horror film The Ruins.[8]

In 2013, Paly held roles in both Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, and Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.[9] Since 2015, Paly has had a recurring role as Anastasia "Anna" Kolcheck on the American crime drama NCIS: Los Angeles.

Paly is Jewish.[10] She is married to Canadian director Ian Kessner. [10][11]

On August 14, 2016, Paly became a U.S. citizen.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Zehirut Matzlema Divi
2008 The Ruins Archeologist
2013 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Maria-Carla
Pain & Gain Sorina Luminita
2014 Non-Stop Iris Marianne
Million Dollar Arm Lisette
2015 Street Level Shelby
2016 Headlock Lauren De Isigney
Urge Denise
Lost Girls Kara


Year Title Role Notes
2007 CSI: NY Mia Opal Episode: "Heart of Glass"
2008 The Starter Wife Lola Recurring role, 5 episodes
Unhitched Chloe Episode: "Yorkshire Terrier Sucked Into the Internet"
2010 How I Met Your Mother Natalia Episode: "Rabbit or Duck"
2012 Underemployed Tatiana Recurring role, 2 episodes
Game Shop Faux-Nerd Episode: "Faux Nerd Girl"
2015 Parental Indiscretion Taylor Episode: "Bad Blood Test"
2015–Present NCIS: Los Angeles Anastasia "Anna" Kolcheck Recurring role, 7 episodes
2016 Jean-Claude Van Johnson Krisztina Pilot
Training Day Natalia Vostok Episode #1.1
2017 Bosch Leni


  1. ^ "Bar Paly". IMDb. 
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  5. ^ "All The Right Moves". 
  6. ^ "Israel sends another gorgeous Bar to Hollywood". 8 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Top 99 Women of 2013 – Why is Bar Paly Number 87?". 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  8. ^ Gallagher, Brian (2012-02-29). "Pain and Gain Adds Supermodel Bar Paly". Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  9. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2012-02-28). "Bay casts supermodel Paly in ‘Pain and Gain’". Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  10. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
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