Gal Gadot

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Gal Gadot
גל גדות
Gal Gadot 2016 lighting corrected.jpg
Gal Gadot in 2016
Born (1985-04-30) April 30, 1985 (age 36)
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2004–present
Jaron Varsano (m. 2008)
ChildrenAlma, Maya

Gal Gadot (aka Gal Gadot-Varsano; /ˈɡɑːl ɡɑːˈdɒt/ GAH-l GAH-do-T;[1] Hebrew: גל גדות‎; born 30 April 1985)[2] is an Israeli actress and model. Gadot won Miss Israel 2004, before serving in the Israel Defence Forces. She played Gisele Harabo in the 2009 movie Fast and Furious. Gadot also played Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.[3] She appeared in the solo movie Wonder Woman (2017) and again as Wonder Woman in Justice League (2017).

In 2013, she was ranked as the second highest earning fashion model in Israel.[4] She is the face of Gucci's Bamboo perfume.[5]

Early life[change | change source]

Gadot was born in Tel Aviv, Israel to Jewish parents[6] and grew up in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.[7] In Hebrew, her first name means "wave". Her last name means "riverbanks".[8] Her parents were born in Israel. They changed their last name from "Greenstein" to "Gadot".[9] Her father Michael Gadot is an engineer. Her mother Irit (née Weiss) is a teacher. Gadot's grandparents are Holocaust survivors. She has a younger sister, Dana. [10][11]

Military service[change | change source]

From the age of 20, Gadot served for two years as a soldier of the Israel Defense Forces. She did well in the three-month training.[12] Gadot says of her time in the army, "You give two or three years, and it's not about you. You give your freedom away for a while. You learn discipline and respect".[12][13]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Fast & Furious Gisele Yashar
2010 Date Night Natanya
2010 Knight and Day Naomi
2011 Fast Five Gisele Yashar
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Gisele Yashar
2014 Kicking Out Shoshana Mirit Ben Harush
2015 Furious 7 Gisele Yashar
2016 Triple 9 Elena Vlaslov
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
2016 Criminal Jill Pope
2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses Natalie Jones
2017 Wonder Woman Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
2017 Justice League Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
2020 Wonder Woman 1984 Diana Prince / Wonder Woman Post-production
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League Diana Prince / Wonder Woman Pre-production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Bubot Miriam "Merry" Elkayam Series
2009 Entourage Lisa Episode: "Amongst Friends"
2009 The Beautiful Life Olivia 3 episodes
2011 Asfur Kika Series
2012 Kathmandu Yamit Bareli Series
2012 Eretz Nehederet Herself Series
2017 Saturday Night Live Herself / Host Episode: "Gal Gadot/Sam Smith"

References[change | change source]

  1. Jimmy Kimmel Live (16 March 2016). "Gal Gadot Asks Jimmy Kimmel About Her Breasts". Retrieved 2 August 2016 – via YouTube.
  2. "Gal Gadot". Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. "Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman: Comics world reacts on Twitter". 5 December 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  4. הדוגמניות המרוויחות ביותר בישראל Archived 2015-06-09 at the Wayback Machine Forbes Israel, June 2013
  5. Romeyn, Kathryn (9 July 2015). "Wonder Woman Gal Gadot is the Face of Gucci's New Fragrance". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. "Chatting With 'Fast Five' Star Gal Gadot". Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  7. "Chatting With 'Fast Five' Star Gal Gadot". Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  8. Halutz, Avshalom (6 December 2013). "Who Is Gal Gadot, Hollywood's Next Wonder Woman?" – via Haaretz.
  9. Appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 15 March 2016.
  10. "יום השואה: מפורסמים משתפים בזכרון אישי - וואלה! סלבס". Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  11. "מס' 16: גל גדות". 9 February 2004. Retrieved 13 August 2016 – via Ynet.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Gal Gadot Is Wonder Woman: "She Is Not Relying on a Man, and She's Not There Because of a Love Story" By
  13. "סופר־גירל". ynet (in Hebrew). 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2016-08-02.

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