Birth Place Matching "Jerusalem, Israel" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Black Swan
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).
Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...
2. Mili Avital
Actress | Stargate
Mili Avital began her career, at the age of 17, in Christopher Hampton's "Dangerous Liaisons", at the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv. Among her Israeli films, she won the 1992 Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Over the Ocean (1991) (aka "Over the Ocean"). Arriving in New York in ...
3. Tamar Pelzig
Actress | Dark
Born and raised in the old city of Jerusalem Israel, Tamar is an Award Winning actress, writer and jewelry designer. Tamar began her acting career in the prestigious Cameri theatre in Tel-Aviv, at the young age of 14, acting in the critically acclaimed production of 'Murder' (by Hanoch Levin), ...
4. Brian George
Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke
The youngest of four siblings, Brian George was born in Jerusalem to Jewish parents in July 1952. Both of his parents had immigrated to Israel from India. His father was born in Iraq but raised in Bombay and his mother was born and raised in India. When Brian was a year old, the family immigrated ...
Actor | An American Tail
Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.
Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...
15. Adi Cohen
Producer | The Last Full Measure
Cohen is a former scholar at Tel Aviv University in the fields of English Literature and Classical History. In business, he is an expert on high risk, security high-tech stocks and has dealt extensively in venture capital investments since 1992 in New York.
DCR Finance Corp and Regal Capital ...
16. Vic Tablian
Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Vic Tablian was born in Palestine, which was a British Mandate from 1917 to 1948. He is an actor, known for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) in which he had two roles, as Peruvian guide Barranca and the Nazi collaborating "Monkey Man"; Midnight Express (1978); Navy Seals (1990); Sphinx (1981); Eleni ...
17. Makram Khoury
Actor | Unlocked
Palestinian-Israeli actor Makram Khoury was the youngest artist and the first Arab to win the Israel Prize, the highest artistic honor in the country.
He is one of Israel's most respected actors, playing leads in all the major theatres as well as acting in films and on television.
Khoury is an ...
18. Godfrey Quigley
Actor | A Clockwork Orange
Godfrey Quigley was born on May 4, 1923 in Jerusalem, Palestine as Godfrey John Quigley. He was an actor, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Get Carter (1971). He was married to Genevieve Lyons. He died on September 7, 1994 in Dublin, Ireland.
19. Guy Oseary
Producer | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Guy Oseary's entrepreneurial leadership and global vision includes the development and innovative business management of artist brands, (Madonna), producing films (vampire film trilogy Twilight), concert tours (Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet Tour" grossed 408 million dollars), management of three-time ...
20. Tsilla Chelton
Actress | Pandora'nin kutusu
Tsilla Chelton was born on June 21, 1919 in Jerusalem, Palestine as Tsilla Schilton. She was an actress, known for Pandora's Box (2008), Auntie Danielle (1990) and The Musketeer (2001). She was married to Jacques Noël. She died on July 15, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.
22. Shaike Ophir
Actor | Ha-Shoter Azulai
Born In Jerusalem Novenber 4th, 1929. Fourth generation Israeli. Educated at "Alliance" school of Jerusalem. In his teens studied at "Haohel" Theatre Studio. at the age of 15 joined the "Palmach" underground forces and participated in safeguarding the convoys to Jerusalem. Also fought at the "...
24. Chozy Rani Aiyub
Actor | Christmas Belles
Chozy Aiyub knew that one day he will make his way to the United States and become a star. Born and raised in Palestine, at a young age he was already involved in performing arts, creating film and music since his father had a very famous band/dance group called "Al-Kawakeb" - translates from ...
26. Tzahi Grad
Actor | Big Bad Wolves
Tzahi Grad was born in 1962 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is an acclaimed actor, director and writer, known for Big Bad Wolves (2013), Giraffes (2001) and Foul Gesture (2006). Was nominated for many awards in Israel for his directing, as well as acting and writing. Won an Israeli Academy Award for Best ...
36. Omer Fast
Director | Remainder
Omer Fast was born in Jerusalem in 1972, and grew up in Israel and Jericho, New York, USA. He is a contemporary video artist and filmmaker. His multichannel video installations blur the boundaries between documentary, dramatization, and fantasy. His feature film debut Remainder (2015) was presented...
39. Yitzhak Rabin
Actor | Magazine 52
Yitzhak Rabin was born on March 1, 1922 in Jerusalem, Palestine. He was an actor and cinematographer, known for Magazine 52 (1973), Ben Gurion Remembers (1972) and Filmed by Yitzhak (2009). He was married to Leah Rabin. He died on November 4, 1995 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
47. Avi Nir
Producer | Homeland
CEO, Keshet Media Group
Named the #1 Most Influential Person in Israeli Culture by Israel's top national Newspaper Haaretz in 2013, Avi Nir is the Chief Executive Officer of the Keshet Media Group and has led the company's charge to secure and maintain its position as the leading broadcaster in ...