Actress and musician Alona Tal was born in Israel. After serving her obligatory two years in the Israel Defense Forces, where she became proficient with an Uzi, Tal started her acting career as an evil witch on a children's musical record. She went on to do commercial work and appeared (simultaneously) on two different television shows in her native country. Seeking a change of pace, she relocated to New York City, where she studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and teamed up with hip-hop producer Wyclef Jean. While she claims music as her main passion, acting seems to have presented her with more opportunities. Losing the lead role in young adult series "Veronica Mars" to Kristen Bell, Tal was given a recurring guest role on the show instead. This led to work on the WB drama series "Supernatural" and the CBS show "Cane," with Jimmy Smits and Hector Elizondo. "Cane" was cancelled after one season, leaving Tal in search of her next solid role. In the meantime she made guest appearances on "The Mentalist," "Monk," and "Lie to Me."