Who is Mili Avital?
Mili Avital is a well-known Israeli-American actress. She has built an international career and has appeared in numerous Israeli and American films, television shows, and plays. In Hollywood, she has worked in movies like ‘Stargate’, ‘Dead Man’, ‘Kissing a Fool’, ‘Polish Wedding’ and ‘The Human Stain’. She has also starred in American TV projects such as ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, ‘Arabian Nights’, ‘Damages’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’. Talking about Avital’s acting career in Israel, she has acted in popular movies like ‘Me'ever Layam’ and ‘Noodle’. The beautiful actress has also appeared in the Israeli television shows ‘Chatufim’ and ‘Landing on Their Feet’. In addition, she has done numerous plays as well. Coming to Avital’s awards and honours, she won a ‘Sci-fi Universe’ award for her movie ‘Stargate.’ She is also the winner of the ‘Israeli Film Academy Award’ for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the feature film ‘Me'ever Layam.’ Avital was also awarded the ‘Israel's Critics' Circle Award’ for the Best Actress for ‘Noodle.’
Mili Avital first acted in the 1992 Israeli film ‘Me'ever Layam’. She then appeared in the American movies ‘Stargate’, ‘Dead Man’, ‘Invasion of Privacy’, ‘The End of Violence’, ‘Polish Wedding’, ‘Animals with the Tollkeeper’, ‘Kissing a Fool’ and ‘The Young Girl and the Monsoon’.
In 1999, the actress appeared in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. The following year, she did the American TV miniseries ‘Arabian Nights’. Then after appearing in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ once again, Avital got featured in the American movies ‘The Human Stain’ and ‘When Do We Eat’. Soon after this, she portrayed the character of Cordelia in Patsy Rodenburg’s play ‘King Lear’.
In the year 2007, she was cast as Miri Calderone in the Israeli flick ‘Noodle’. Two years later, she played the recurring role of Nurit Halvei-Zach in the Israeli TV drama series ‘Prisoners of War’. After this, the Israeli-American star appeared in episodes of American dramas ‘Damages’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’ in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Then she played the leading role of Dana Berger Fine in the comedy series ‘Landing on Their Feet’ in 2017.
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Mili Avital was born on 30 March 1972 in Jerusalem, Israel, to parents Noni and Iko Avital. She studied at Thelma Yellin High School of Arts and later on enrolled at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.
Talking about the actress’ love affairs, she was once in a relationship with David Schwimmer. After separating from him in 2001, Avital started dating screenwriter Charles Randolph who she later married in 2004. The couple has two kids, Benjamin and Fanny.
From 2009 to 2013, Avital served as a member of Board of Governors of the University of Haifa.