Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. She was born in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.
Gal began modeling in the late 2000s, and made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), as Gisele. Her 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 performed her own stunts. She also appeared in the 2010 films Date Night (2010) and Knight and Day (2010).
In early December 2013, Gal was cast as Wonder Woman in the superhero team-up film 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 Gadot will play the role again in the solo film Wonder Woman (2017) and superhero team-up Justice League (2017). Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for the role. As a result, her performance as the superhero, which is the first time for the character on film, was hailed as one of the best parts of the otherwise poorly-received film.
Gal is a motorcycle enthusiast, and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R. She has been married to Yaron Versano since September 28, 2008. They have two children.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Aj and Pedro Borges
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Statuesque, model-like figure.
She won the Miss Israel title in 2004, and represented Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant.
She served for two years as sports trainer in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter named Alma Versano in November 2011. Child’s father is her husband, Yaron Versano.
Is the first non-American actress to play Diana Princess/Wonder Woman.
Her depiction of Diana Princess/Wonder Woman is the first live action appearance to audiences since the cancellation of the television series in 1979. The remaining regular television appearances of Wonder Woman were only in her animated form on Super Friends (1973) and Justice League (2001).
Was close friends with her Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker.
Is an avid motorcycle rider and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R.
Enjoys basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Her first name is pronounced like ”doll”.
Her husband Varon Varsano owned (with his brother) a hotel in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel-Aviv. In April 2015 it was sold for $25m.
She is the first actress to portray Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in a live-action theatrical film. Lynda Carter only performed the role for television.
Was up for the role of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
Ranked #84 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
She was offered to portray Faora in Man of Steel (2013), but turned it down due of her pregnancy at that time. The role was passed to Antje Traue.
Starred with both brothers Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in two films released in 2016: Triple 9 (2016) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Unlike Lynda Carter’s two children James and Jessica Altman, Alma and Maya Versano (Gal’s two daughters) have the opportunity of seeing their mother in her Wonder Woman costume during filming production. Lynda did not have any children when she was married to Ron Samuels.
Her first and second name respectively mean, “wave” and “riverbank”.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter named Maya Versano in March 2017. Child’s father is her husband, Yaron Versano.
Starred in Criminal (2016) with Kevin Costner. The first day she and Costner met, they filmed a scene in which he was to tie her up and wrap her mouth with tape as a gag. In the scene of the film, Gadot is tied to her bed and gagged by Costner while he searches her house.