Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

 

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot-Varsano (born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. She was born and raised in Israel. At age 18 she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat instructor. She began studying at IDC Herzliya college before pursuing modelling and acting.

Gadot’s first film role came as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. She went on to achieve wide recognition for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016), and then the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).

Gal Gadot was born in Petah Tikva and raised in its neighbouring city of Rosh HaAyin. In Hebrew, her first name means “wave” and her surname means “riverbanks”. Her parents are Irit (née Weiss), a teacher, and Michael Gadot, an engineer. Both her parents were born in Israel, and they Hebraized their surname from “Greenstein”. Her father is a sixth-generation Israeli. Her maternal grandparents were born in Europe; her grandfather, who was imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, survived the Holocaust, and her grandmother left before the Nazi invasion. Gadot has stated that she was brought up in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment”. Her ancestry is Polish-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish, German-Jewish, and Czech-Jewish.  She has one younger sister, Dana. Read more at Wikipedia

  • Born: 30 April 1985 Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Occupation: Actress-model
  • Spouse: Yaron Varsano (m. 2008)
  • Children: 2

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