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Gal Gadot – Mini Biography
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and fashion model. Gal Gadot was born in Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). Gal Gadot served in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.
Gal Gadot began modeling in the late 2000’s, and made her movie debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), as Gisele. Gal Gadot’s role was expanded in the sequels Fast Five (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013), in which her character was romantically linked to Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang). In the films, Gal Gadot performed her own stunts. Gal Gadot also appeared in the 2010 films Date Night (2010) and Knight and Day (2010).
In early December 2013, Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in the superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and filming began in 2014 for a March 2016 release. The film is part of the DC Extended Universe, and Gal Gadot will play the role again in the solo film Wonder Woman (2017) and the superhero movie Justice League (2017). Gal Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu, kickboxing, Capoeira, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for her role as Wonder Woman. As a result, Gal Gadot’s performance as the superhero, which is the first time for the character in a movie, was hailed as one of the best parts of the otherwise poorly received Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film.
About Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot (born on April 30, 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. As an actress, Gal Gadot is known for her role as Gisele Yashar in the “Fast and the Furious” movie series. In 2016, Gal Gadot began playing the role of Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) in the DC Extended Universe, starting with “Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice” and continuing as the lead in the new Wonder Woman movie (2017).
Gal Gadot has been ranked as the second highest earning model in Israel behind fashion model Bar Refaeli. Gal Gadot has also been the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume.
Gal Gadot was born and raised in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. In Hebrew, her first name means “wave” and her surname means “riverbanks”. Gal Gadot is the daughter of Irit (née Weiss), a teacher, and Michael Gadot, an engineer. Gal Gadot’s parents were both born in Israel, and they had Hebraized their surname from “Greenstein” to “Gadot”. Gal Gadot has described her family background as “1/4 Polish, 1/4 Austrian, 1/4 German, and 1/4 Czech”. Gal Gadot has stated that she was brought up in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment”, and has a “strong sense of her Jewish and Israeli identity”. Gal Gadot has said that in high school she was successful playing basketball due to her height. As an adult, Gal Gadot started studying law twice at Reichman.
Gal Gadot: Military Service
When Gal Gadot was 20 years old she served for two years as an enlisted soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. There, Gal Gadot started excelling in a grueling three month boot camp that prepared her to serve as a combat trainer. Gal Gadot has said 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. The things I’ve been through as a soldier prepared me to deal with career things as well”.
Gal Gadot: Acting And Modeling Career
Gal Gadot won the 2004 Miss Israel competition when she was 18 years old, and next competed in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant in Ecuador South America. Following her participation in the competitions, she joined the Israeli Army where, as a citizen of Israel, she completed her two years of mandatory military service.
After leaving the army, Gal Gadot studied law. It was when she had completed her first year of school that a casting director called her to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Although Gal Gadot lost the part to actress Olga Kurylenko, the same casting director hired Gal Gadot for the role of Gisele in the Fast & Furious movies. Gal Gadot said, “I think the main reason was that [the director] Justin Lin really liked that I was in the military, and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons.” Gal Gadot performed her own stunts in the Fast & Furious films.
In 2007, the 21 year old Gal Gadot took a part in the Maxim photo shoot “Women of the Israeli Army”, and as such she was featured on the cover of the New York Post. Gal Gadot has led international campaigns for Captain Morgan rum, Gucci fragrances, and Vine Vera skincare ranges, and has also advertised Jaguar Cars. In 2008, Gal Gadot starred in the Israeli drama “Bubot”. Gal Gadot also appeared as Gisele in the fourth film in the Fast & the Furious movie franchise, having won the role over six other actresses. In 2010, Gal Gadot had a small role in the action adventure “Knight and Day”. Earlier that year, Gal Gadot appeared in the film “Date Night” as Natanya, the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg’s character. 2011 brought her back to the Fast & the Furious movie franchise, reprising her role as Gisele in “Fast Five”. In 2013, Gal Gadot played Gisele again in “Fast & Furious 6”. In 2016 Gal Gadot played Wonder Woman in the movie “Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice”, and she is signed for two future sequels which include the “Justice League” and a solo “Wonder Woman” film.
It is interesting to note that Gal Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu, kickboxing, Capoeira, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for her role as Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot’s performance as the superhero, which is the first time for the character on film, was hailed as one of the best parts of the film by many movie critics. Also in 2016, Gal Gadot had a small role in John Hillcoat’s crime-thriller “Triple 9”, where she starred along with Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul, and also co-starred in the film “Criminal”, as the wife of Ryan Reynolds’ character. Gal Gadot was also signed on a main role in the comedy film “Keeping Up with the Joneses” along with Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm.
Gal Gadot: Personal Public Life
Gal Gadot married Israeli real estate developer Yaron Varsano on September 28, 2008. The couple owned a luxury hotel in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel Aviv, which it is believed that they sold to Roman Abramovich in 2015 for $26 million. The couple has a daughter who was born in 2011.
About Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League, demigoddess, and warrior princess of the Amazons, which are based on the Amazons of Greek mythology. In her homeland, she is Princess Diana of Themyscira, and outside of her homeland, she is known by her secret identity Diana Prince.
Wonder Woman was created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston with his wife and co-creator Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and first drawn by H. G. Peter. Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941 and first appeared on a comic book cover on Sensation Comics #1 in January 1942.
About The 2017 Superhero Movie Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017) features movie actresses and actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, and David Thewlis. Wonder Woman (2017) is directed by Patty Jenkins. In Wonder Woman (2017), Gal Gadot returns as the Amazon warrior princess known outside Paradise Island as Wonder Woman in this epic action adventure film from movie director Patty Jenkins.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot named Steve Trevor crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers, and most importantly her true destiny.
Jenkins’ movie opens as World War I pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and his plane crash on Themyscira, the island of the Amazons, where the Princess Diana (Gadot) has been trained by her aunt, the great warrior Antiope (Robin Wright). Soon, Diana leaves the island to try and stop the war, marking the beginning of her transformation into Wonder Woman.