Varvara Alexandrovna Paley
April 29, 1985
(m. 2007; div. 2018)
Paly was born in Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, to Olga (née Drob) and Alexander Paley. She was passionate about music in her childhood, playing the piano from age four. Her family emigrated to Israel when she was seven, and she was raised in Tel Aviv. Her grandfathers served in the Red Army during WWII. In her school days, her interest in acting led her to enroll at the Aleph High School of the Arts, where she performed in a number productions by William Shakespeare and Bertolt Brecht, such as the play Antigone.
Paly began a career in modeling at the age of 17. She has appeared as a cover girl in several magazines, including Maxim, Rolling Stone and GQ. 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. Paly has appeared in TV's How I Met Your Mother, The Starter Wife, and the 2008 horror film The Ruins. 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. Since 2015, Paly has had a recurring role as Anastasia "Anna" Kolcheck on the American crime drama NCIS: Los Angeles. She posed for the cover of Esquire's Latin American edition in May 2014.
|2012||A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Maria-Carla|
|2013||Pain & Gain||Sorina Luminita|
|Million Dollar Arm||Lisette|
|Lost Girls||Kara||short film|
|2019||Against the Clock||Lauren De Isigney|
|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 (season 6–present), 20 episodes|
|2016||Jean-Claude Van Johnson||Krisztina||Episode: Pilot|
|Training Day||Natalia Vostok||Episode #1.1|
|2017||Bosch||Leni||Episode: "The Four Last Things"|
|2017–2018||DC's Legends of Tomorrow||Helen of Troy||Episode: "Helen Hunt", "The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly"|
|2018||iZombie||Amanda Lewis||Episode: "Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Brain"|
|2011||L.A. Noire||Marguerite Cansito|
- "Наши люди в Голливуде" (in Russian). Channel 9. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
- "Bar Paly". Viral-Trending. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
- Caspi, Dudi (13 October 2016). "סודות אל.איי". Israel Hayom (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2019-10-07.
- Dechter, Kristina (2013). "All The Right Moves". Aritzia. No. 10. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10.
- Halutz, Avshalom (8 August 2013). "Israel sends another gorgeous Bar to Hollywood". Haaretz. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
- Keller, Joel (10 April 2015). "Why we want to hang out with Bar Paly". From the Grapevine. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
- Klein Leichman, Abigail (30 June 2014). "Israel's top 10 models to watch". Israel21c. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
- "Bar Paly". AskMen. Archived from the original on 2012-12-19.
- Gallagher, Brian (29 February 2012). "Pain and Gain Adds Supermodel Bar Paly". MovieWeb. Archived from the original on 2013-10-16.
- Sneider, Jeff (28 February 2012). "Bay casts supermodel Paly in 'Pain and Gain'". Variety. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "Cover of Esquire Mexico with Barbara Paly, May 2014 (ID:30588)". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
- Jacobsohn, Ron (12 August 2013). "Israeli actress Bar Paly makes Hollywood debut". Jewish News One. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14.
- MarriedBiography (2020-03-24). "Why did NCIS star Bar Paly and Ian Kessner divorce? Insight on Bar Paly modelling pictures, net worth". Married Biography. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
- "Bar Paly Files for Divorce from Husband of 11 Years". The Blast. 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
- Paly, Bar (11 August 2016). "#NewUScitizen #ItsOfficial #iCanVote 🇺🇸👍🏼". Retrieved 2019-10-07 – via Instagram.