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Mili Avital (Hebrew: מילי אביטל; born 30 March 1972) is an Israeli American actress. Avital built a successful international career. She started in her native Israel, starring on stage, film and Television, winning the Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992, and nominated for Best Actress in 1994. That year she moved to New York and started to work almost immediately in America. She has maintained her career in both countries since.
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Mili Avital began her career, at the age of 17, in Christopher Hampton's "Dangerous Liaisons", at the Cameri Theater of Tel- Aviv. Among her Israeli films, she won the 1992 Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Me'ever Layam (1991) (aka "Over the Ocean"). Arriving in New York in 1994, she was immediately cast as the female lead in Roland Emmerich's Stargate (1994), for which she received a Sci-Fi Universe award. Her film work includes: Dead Man (1995) (Jim Jarmusch), Kissing a Fool (1998) (Doug Ellin), Polish Wedding (1998), Animals with the Tollkeeper (1998), The Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999), The Human Stain (2003) (Robert Benton), When Do We Eat? (2005), Ahava Colombianit (2004) (aka "Columbian Love") (Israel), and Noodle (2007) (Israel / China), for which she received the 2007 Israeli Critics' Circle Award for Best Actress, the Israeli Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and Israel's Person of the Year nomination. Television: "Scheherazade" in the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries, Arabian Nights (2000), NBC miniseries, Uprising (2001) (Jon Avnet), USA Network's After the Storm (2001), Damages (2007) (FX), Prisoners of War (2009) (aka "Prisoners of War") (Keshet, Israel). Directed a short documentary, I Think Myself I Am All the Time Younger (2004), (Tribeca Film Festival 2004, Jerusalem Film Festival 2004). She resides in New York City with her husband, screenwriter Charles Randolph, and their son.
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Thelma Yellin High School of Arts in Giv'atayim
Circle in the Square Theatre School
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