Ayelet Zurer

Actress
One of Israel's most respected actresses, Ayelet Zurer made her international film debut in "Munich", a historical drama about the Mossad's secret retaliation against the terrorist group that murdered Israeli athletes ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1969 in Israel

Filmography

Actor (16)

The Last Days in the Desert 2015 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Rake 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

Lara Lor-Van (Actor)

Touch 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Darling Companion 2012 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

Hide Away 2012 (Movie)

The Waitress (Actor)

Angels & Demons 2009 (Movie)

Vittoria Vetra (Actor)

Adam Resurrected 2008 (Movie)

Gina Grey (Actor)

Fugitive Pieces 2008 (Movie)

Michaela (Actor)

Ingenious 2008 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

28 Weeks Later 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

Daphna (Actor)

Nina's Tragedies 2005 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

The Dybbuk of the Holy Apple Field 1996 (Movie)

Lea (Actor)

The Revenge of Itzik Finkelstein 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pour Sacha 1992 (Movie)

Shoshana (Actor)

Biography

One of Israel's most respected actresses, Ayelet Zurer made her international film debut in "Munich", a historical drama about the Mossad's secret retaliation against the terrorist group that murdered Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics. Zurer made her feature film debut alongside Sophie Marceau in the 1991 French motion picture "For Sasha". Most of her work came through Israeli television for the remainder of the decade, including an award-winning turn as Noga Caspi in the 1992 high school drama "Inyan Shel Zman" and then playing Shira Shteinberg in a multi-episode appearance of the 1997 weekly drama "Florentine". More accolades came Zurer's way-she won an Israeli Academy Award for portraying the widowed title character of the 2003 dramedy "Nina's Tragedies", and a rendering of patient Na'ama Lerner in the smash 2005 weekly series "Betipul (In Therapy)" netted her a Best Actress Award from the Israeli Television Academy. ("Betipul" was remade as the award-winning HBO series "In Treatment".) Hollywood soon took notice and Zurer made her American film debut as Eric Bana's wife Daphna in 2005's "Munich". She quickly followed by playing Michaela in the 2007 Canadian coming-of-age film "Fugitive Pieces" and Gina Grey, a nurse who falls in love with Jeff Goldblum's Holocaust survivor in Paul Schrader's "Adam Resurrected" the following year. One of Zurer's biggest international film roles was as Vittoria Vetra, the female lead opposite Tom Hanks in the 2009 adaptation of author Dan Brown's "Angels & Demons".

Milestones

2009

Played the female lead, opposite Tom Hanks, in "Angels and Demons," a sequel to "The Da Vinci Code"

2009

Cast opposite Jeff Goldblum in the drama, "Adam Resurrected"

2008

Appeared opposite Matthew Fox and Dennis Quaid in the thriller, "Vantage Point"

2005

Cast in the first season of the Israeli drama, "Betipul/In Therapy"

2005

Played Eric Bana’s wife in Steven Spielberg’s "Munich"

2003

Received critical acclaim for her role in "Nina’s Tragedies"

2001

Appeared in the TV-movie, "A Night Without Lola"

1998

Co-starred in the Israeli film, "The Dybbuk of Holy Apple Field"

1997

Cast as Shira Shteinberg in the Israeli series, "Florentine"

1993

Appeared in the Israeli feature, "The Revenge of Itzik Finkelstein"

1991

Made feature debut in "For Sasha," a drama set during Israel’s 1967 Six-Day War

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