Yehuda Levi

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Yehuda Levi
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Born (1979-06-29) June 29, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActor, Model

Yehuda Levi (Hebrew : יהודה לוי; born June 29, 1979) is an Israeli actor and male model. His noticeable breakthrough was in the TV series "Lechayey Ha'ahava" (Here's To Love) (2001).

Hebrew language Semitic language native to Israel

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Actor person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

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Early life

He was born in Petah Tikva and now lives in Tel Aviv, [1] but grew up in South Africa. He is of Polish-Jewish and Bulgarian-Jewish heritage. He also spent much of his childhood in South Africa, [1] from the ages of 7 to 14 (1986 - 1993). He attended the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, and graduated with excellence. [2]

Petah Tikva Place in Israel

Petah Tikva, also known as Em HaMoshavot, is a city in the Central District of Israel, 10.6 km (6.59 mi) east of Tel Aviv. It was founded in 1878, mainly by Orthodox Jews of the Old Yishuv, and became a permanent settlement in 1883 with the financial help of Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Tel Aviv City in Israel

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During his Israel Defense Forces service, he was a commander of the Education Corps band.

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Career

He is an established actor, and came to the attention of the Israeli public through his soap opera roles. [1] In May 2006, HaAlufa (The Champion), a soap opera centered on a soccer team, premiered starring Levi as the main character and captain of the team "Hakoakh Yerushalaiyim" (Jerusalem Power). In 2014 he began playing a famous celebrity called Yehuda Levi in the Hot TV series, A Very Important Man. [3] He also has the lead role as a Mossad trainer in the Channel 2 series, Mossad 101 that began airing in 2015.

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His film roles include Jagger in Yossi & Jagger . [4]

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Personal life

Levi was previously in a relationship with the Israeli model Yael Bar Zohar and acted alongside her in the soap opera, Ramat Aviv Gimel. [5] In 2006, Levi got into a high-profile relationship with Israeli singer and actress Ninet Tayeb, the first winner of the show Kokhav Nolad. Haaretz described them as "Israel's favourite celebrity couple" [6] , with The Jerusalem Post declaring them "Israel's Brangelina". [7] In 2013, after 8 years together, the couple broke up, stating that the breakup was mutual. [6] He has been described as one of the two most talked-about male stars in Israel (along with Ran Danker), Tayeb's former partner. [8]

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In 2017, he married Israeli model Shlomit Malka. The two live together in Tel Aviv.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996 Zolgot Hadma'ot Me'atzman (Tears Fall by Themselves)Car-hit boy
2002 Yossi & Jagger Lior Amichai (Jagger)
2004 Campfire Yoel
2005 Munich IDF soldierMinor role
2006 Schwartz Dynasty AvishaiCo-star
2011 For the Love of Money Isaac
2013 Wonderland Rabbi Shmaya Knafo

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996 Ramat Aviv Gimmel (Season 2)GilEpisode 21
2001Lechayey Ha'ahavaGidi Meiri
2003–2005Ahava Me'ever LapinaLior Dvir
2006–2009 The Champion Saar FedidaLead role
2007–2013 The Arbitrator Nadav Feldman
2010 Hasamba Third Generation Freddie Zorkin
2011 Eretz Nehederet (Season 8)HimselfEpisode 14
2012Mom and DadsSami IsraelLead role
2014Very Important PersonHimselfLead role
2015 Dig Ali Lavey / AriUndercover; Shin Bet agent
HaMidrasha Yonna "Kinder" HarariLead role

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2003 Dallas OUT TAKES Best Actor Yossi & Jagger Won [9]
Israeli Film Academy Best Acting in a Drama, Miniseries or Television MovieWon
2004Best Supporting Actor Schwartz Dynasty Nominated
2013 Israeli Television Academy Best Actor in a Drama SeriesMom and DadsNominated
2014Very Important PersonWon

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  3. Ego Trip or Bungee Jump? Yehuda Levi Stars in 'Selfie' TV Show Haaretz. 9 September 2014
  4. Musetto, Vincent (2003) "PASSIONS FLARE IN LOVE AND WAR", New York Post , 24 September 2003, p. 54
  5. THE BREAK-UP THAT ROCKED ISRAEL Tablet. 23 August 2013
  6. 1 2 Fans in Shock as Israel’s Favorite Celebrity Couple Announces Split Haaretz. 21 August 2013
  7. ISRAEL'S 'BRANGELINA', NINET TAYEB AND YEHUDA LEVI, SPLIT The Jerusalem Post. 20 August 2013
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