Ayelet Zurer is one of Israel's most acclaimed actresses. She was born in Tel Aviv, and first garnered the attention of Hollywood when she was cast by Steven Spielberg in her first English-speaking role, as Eric Bana's character's wife in the Oscar® nominated film Munich (2005). Since arriving in the United States, Zurer has starred in Studio films including Sony Pictures' Vantage Point with Dennis Quaid and William Hurt, Samuel Goldwyn's Fugitive Pieces opposite Stephen Dillane, Paul Schrader's Adam Resurrected opposite Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe. Ron Howard's Angeles and Demons, opposite Tom Hanks, Darling Companion, a Lawrence Kasdan ensemble cast featuring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Warner Bros. Man Of Steel opposite Russell Crow. She filmed Rodrigo Garcia, Last days in the desert opposite Ewan McGregor, as well as awaiting the release of the movie The Last Knights by the Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya opposite Clive Owen. She recently won the Gold Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 54th Festival of Television of Monte-Carlo for her role in the series "Hostages". Ayelet won the Israeli Film And T.V Academy Award for her lead performance in Nina's Tragedies. She also received nominations for her work in the features Only Dogs Run Free, The Dybbuk from the Holy Apple Field, Desperado, and Rutenberg. She won the Haifa International Film Festival critic award and was awarded a star on Haifa's "film boulevard," for her international and local achievements. Zurer also won the Israeli Television Academy Award for her lead performance in "In Treatment," a highly acclaimed television series that has been adapted by HBO for American television. In 2014 She was nominated apposite herself in the year's best drama "Shtisel", but won best actress in a drama for her portrayal of a brilliant surgeon faced with the life and death dilemma in Hostages, sold to BBC4 and Canal Plus, and as a format to the American ABC. The "face " of one of Israel leading woman fashion companies- GOLBARY. She is a producer, a writer, an illustrator of two adult books, "Shorts" and the best seller "Badolina" by Gabi Nitazn. Ayelet has been developing a few of her own projects in Israel and the u.s. expressing interest in working internationally with directors from all over the world, believing in joining unknown writers/directors as well as known ones.
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