Lior Ashkenazi in 2006
December 28, 1969 |
Ramat Gan, Israel
Lior Ashkenazi (Hebrew: ליאור אשכנזי; born 28 December 1969) is an Israeli screen and stage actor.
Ashkenazi was born to Sephardi Jewish immigrants from Turkey who moved to Israel in 1964. He grew up in the Neveh Yehoshua neighborhood in Ramat Gan. His father, Shmuel, worked as a printer. His mother, Victoria, was a housewife. His parents spoke Ladino at home, and it was his first language. At the age of 16, in the wake of problems in school, he moved to Kibbutz Regavim.
In the Israel Defense Forces, he served as a paratrooper.
He studied acting at Beit Zvi. After graduating in 1994, he worked for Habima and Beersheba Theater. He starred in many plays at Beit Lessin Theater under the direction of Zipi Pines, one of his teachers at Beit Zvi. He also appeared with the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv, although Beit Lessin remained his home base.
Ashkenazi was first married to actress Shira Farber. After his divorce, he had a relationship with playwright and screenwriter Sigal Avin. In December 2011, he married producer Maya Amsellem. They had a daughter in August 2012.
|1996||Pocahontas||Kocoum (voice)||Hebrew dub|
|1998||Mulan||Captain Lee Shang (voice)||Hebrew dub|
|1999||Tarzan||Tarzan (voice)||Hebrew dub|
|2001||Late Marriage (Hatuna Meuheret)||Zaza|
|2003||Rutenberg (Ish HaHashmal, Electricity Man)||Leonard|
|2004||Walk on Water (Lalechet Al HaMaim)||Eyal|
|Home on the Range||Buck Horse (voice)||Hebrew dub|
|2005||Mulan II||Captain Lee Shang (voice)||Hebrew dub|
|2006||The Bubble (HaBuah)||Himself||Cameo|
|2008||Bolt||Bolt (voice)||Hebrew dub|
|Hello Goodbye||Yossi||French film|
|2010||Rabies (Kalevet)||Danny||The first horror feature ever from Israel|
|2013||Big Bad Wolves||Micki|
|2014||The Dune||Hanoch||French fim|
|2016||Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer||Micha Eshel|
|2012||Nesuuim plus||Shuky Avrahami||Hebrew version of Married with children (his character based on Al Bundy|
|2013||The Missionary||Yonatan Gall||TV pilot|
|2016||Ikaron HaHachlafa||Atlas||Lead role|
Awards and nominations
|2001||Israeli Film Academy||Best Actor||Late Marriage||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Rutenberg (Ish HaHashmal)||Nominated|
|2004||Best Actor||Walk on Water||Nominated|||
|2011||Best Supporting Actor||Footnote||Won|
|2015||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Actor||Big Bad Wolves||Nominated|||
- The Naked Truth, Haaretz
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2013-02-06. JFilm Festival presents: Rabies (Winner - Best Feature - Mile High Horror Film Festival)
- Big Bad Wolves official facebook
- Big Bad Wolves on IMDb
- Lior Ashkenazi, Biography. Omanoot Archived January 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- For Your Consideration: The 2015 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Actor!
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