LIOR ASHKENZAI An award-winning Israeli screen,
television, and stage actor. He was recently acclaimed for his
performance as Micha Eshel, Israeli Diplomat and Prime Minister whose fate is
with that of the title character in Joseph Cedar's NORMAN: The Moderate Rise and
of a New York Fixer.
Ashkenazi became one of Israel's biggest stars after his performance as "Zaza"
Kashashvili's LATE MARRIAGE (2001). He won the Ophir (Israeli Academy Award) for
Actor for LATE MARRIAGE, FOOTNOTE, and FOXTROT, and was nominated for
RUTENBERG (2003, Best Supporting Actor) and WALK ON WATER (2004, Best Actor).
His other films include: GIFT FROM ABOVE; SIMA VAKNIN WITCH; THE BUBBLE;
MELAH HA-ARETZ; WILD DOGS; HELLO, GOODBYE; ELI & BEN; ULTIMATUM,
RABIES, YOSSI, BIG BAD WOLVES; THE DUNE; ENCIRCLEMENTS, and as Uriel
Shkolnik, a Talmudic scholar with a complicated relationship with his fellow
scholar father, in
Joseph Cedar's FOOTNOTE. This year Ashkenazi finished shooting THE WANDERERS.
Ashkenazi also appeared in a season of the series "In Therapy," the Israeli
series that was remade
in the U.S. as "In Treatment." Some of his other TV credits includes: "Shabatot
Ha'Eroma," "Adama," "The Missionary," "Good Family," "Hazoref," and "The
Ashkenazi was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, where he studied acting at Beit Zvi
Performing Arts. After graduating in 1994, he starred in many plays at Habima
and Beit Lessin
Theatres in Tel Aviv and the Beersheba Theater in Beersheba.
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