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1985-04-30

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Central District, Israel

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Gal Gadot

Biography

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'eyeing, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). She served in the IDF for two years and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal began modeling in the late 2000s and made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), where she appeared as Gisele Yashar; she reprised the role of Yashar in several subsequent installments of The Fast Saga.

 

 Gadot went on to achieve global stardom for her portrayal of Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, including in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021). 

 

She has since starred in the Netflix action-comedy film Red Notice (2021) and the mystery film Death on the Nile (2022).

Gal is a motorcycle enthusiast and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R. She has been married to Yaron Versano since September 28, 2008. They have three daughters.

 

She won the Miss Israel title in 2004, and represented Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant.

She served for two years as a sports trainer in the Israeli Defense Forces between the ages of eighteen and twenty.

 

While not filming "Wonder Woman 1984", she visited patients of Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter named Alma Versano in November 2011. The child's father is her husband, Yaron Versano.

 

Her first and second names respectively mean, "wave" and "riverbank".

Is the first non-American actress to play Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.

She was up for the role of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), but it ultimately went to Karen Gillan.

 

Her family is Ashkenazi Jewish. Her father is a sixth-generation Israeli. Her maternal grandparents were born in Europe, and her maternal grandfather, who was from Czechoslovakia, survived Auschwitz. Her other ancestors lived in Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Austria, and Germany.

 

Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter named Maya Versano in March 2017. The child's father is her husband, Yaron Versano.

Her husband Yaron Varsano owned (with his brother) a hotel in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel-Aviv. In April 2015 it was sold for $25m.

Enjoys basketball, volleyball, and tennis.

 

She is the first actress to portray Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in live-action theatrical films. All previous actresses performed the role on television.

After deciding to turn to acting, her very first audition was for the role of Camille in the 007 film Quantum of Solace (2008). Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko ultimately won the part.

She was offered to portray Faora in Man of Steel (2013) but turned it down due to her pregnancy at that time. The role was passed to Antje Traue.

 

Ranked #84 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.

Her favorite films are American Beauty (1999) and Fight Club (1999).

Starred with both brothers Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in two films released in 2016: Triple 9 (2016) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

 

 

Gave birth to her and her husband Yaron Versano's 3rd child at age 36, a daughter named Daniella Versano in June 2021.

 

Gal was not aware of screen-testing the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman for the production of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" prior to December 4, 2013. She reportedly thought it was Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Selina Kyle/Catwoman was previously performed by Michelle Pfeiffer in "Batman Returns" and Anne Hathaway in "The Dark Knight Rises".

 

She had never eaten a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup until she tried it on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

She and Lynda Carter (who is also known for the role of Wonder Woma) both made appearances in Disney films. Gal voices Shank in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). Lynda performed as Principal Powers in Sky High (2005).

 

She will be the first Israeli actor to receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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