Ayelet Zurer

Biography

After essaying a series of roles in her native Israel that carried her through her thirties, actress Ayelet Zurer relocated to Los Angeles and achieved a dual breakthrough in 2005: Steven Spielberg cast her as the wife of a Mossad agent in his period thriller Munich, and Israeli producers recruited her to play one of the leads on BeTipul ("In Treatment"), a blockbuster prime-time drama on local television in Israel. Zurer subsequently chalked up a covetable series of Hollywood roles, typically playing characters of variable Middle Eastern origin; projects included Paul Schrader's Holocaust-themed drama Adam Resurrected (2007) and Pete Travis' assassination-themed political thriller Vantage Point (2008, as a European paramedic with possible ties to clandestine groups). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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