Who is Gal Gadot?
Gal Gadot is an Israeli model and actress. She is one of the highest-paid and most popular actresses in the world. However, her most well-known and iconic role so far is that of Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe.
Petah Tikva, Israel
In 2004, at just 18, Gadot became Miss Israel and competed for her country in the Miss Universe 2004 pageant. This helped her start a model career working for high-profile campaigns by companies like Gucci, Huawei, Captain Morgan, and others. As a model, Gadot appeared on the covers of different magazines, such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour. She was also the brand ambassador for Revlon and Reebok.
Gadot auditioned for a role in Quantum of Solace. While Olga Kurylenko got the part, it helped launch Gadot’s acting career. She appeared in Bubot, an Israeli film, in 2008 and was cast for the Fast & Furious franchise, appearing in the fourth, fifth, and sixth films.
In 2010, she appeared in Date Night and Knight and Day. The next year, Gadot reprised her character in Fast & Furious.
In 2016, Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman. Her character appeared in the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She was very well-received in the role and would get her solo film the next year. 2016 also saw other releases, like Keeping Up with the Joneses and Criminal.
In 2017, Gadot appeared in the leading role in Wonder Woman. She would reprise this role in Justice League in 2017 (she also was featured in the same film when it was re-released as the Snyder Cut a few years later). She also reprised the role in Wonder Woman 1984.
Her next projects are the film Death on the Nile, scheduled for a 2022 release. She will also be playing the Evil Queen in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the live-action remake of the animated classic. Gadot is scheduled to reprise her role as Wonder Woman in the announced third film of the series and other projects of the DC Extended Universe, including ensemble films.
In 2019, Gadot co-founded a production company with her husband. Pilot Wave is working on two projects, one focusing on Hedy Lamarr and one on Irena Sendler. She also produced Wonder Woman 1984.
Gadot has been married to Yaron “Jaron” Varsano since 2008. She has three kids.
Gal Gadot spent two years in the Israeli military.
For her role as Diana/Wonder Woman, Gadot received martial arts training, in particular, learning kung fu, capoeira, jiu-jitsu, and swordsmanship.
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