Ayelet Zurer

Ayelet Zurer

Highest Rated: 80% Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2019)

Lowest Rated: 16% Last Knights (2015)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1969

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

One of Israel's most respected actresses, Ayelet Zurer made her international film debut in "Munich," a historical drama about the Mossad's secret retaliation against the terrorist group that murdered Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics. Zurer made her feature film debut alongside Sophie Marceau in the 1991 French motion picture "For Sasha." Most of her work came through Israeli television for the remainder of the decade, including an award-winning turn as Noga Caspi in the 1992 high school drama "Inyan Shel Zman" and then playing Shira Shteinberg in a multi-episode appearance of the 1997 weekly drama "Florentine." More accolades came Zurer's way-she won an Israeli Academy Award for portraying the widowed title character of the 2003 dramedy "Nina's Tragedies," and a rendering of patient Na'ama Lerner in the smash 2005 weekly series "Betipul (In Therapy)" netted her a Best Actress Award from the Israeli Television Academy. ("Betipul" was remade as the award-winning HBO series "In Treatment.") Hollywood soon took notice and Zurer made her American film debut as Eric Bana's wife Daphna in 2005's "Munich." She quickly followed by playing Michaela in the 2007 Canadian coming-of-age film "Fugitive Pieces" and Gina Grey, a nurse who falls in love with Jeff Goldblum's Holocaust survivor in Paul Schrader's "Adam Resurrected" the following year. One of Zurer's biggest international film roles was as Vittoria Vetra, the female lead opposite Tom Hanks in the 2009 adaptation of author Dan Brown's "Angels & Demons."

Highest rated movies

Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog Munich Last Days in the Desert
Fugitive Pieces
Nina's Tragedies
Man of Steel
A Year in Mooring
Angels & Demons




80% 88% Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog Shoshonna (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Milada Milada Horáková (Character),
- 2017
25% 52% Ben-Hur Naomi (Character) $26.4M 2016
76% 45% Last Days in the Desert Mother (Character) - 2015
16% 46% Last Knights Naomi (Character) - 2015
56% 75% Man of Steel Lara Lor-Van (Character) $291.0M 2013
No Score Yet 68% Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn April Orenski (Character) - 2012
21% 29% Darling Companion Carmen (Character) $793.4K 2012
46% 36% A Year in Mooring The Waitress (Character) $29.6K 2011
No Score Yet 41% Ingenious Gina (Character) - 2009
37% 57% Angels & Demons Vittoria Vetra (Character) $133.4M 2009
34% 57% Vantage Point Veronica (Character) $72.3M 2008
68% 64% Fugitive Pieces Michaela (Character) $634.4K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Dogs Telma (Character) - 2007
78% 83% Munich Daphna (Character) $47.4M 2005
61% 82% Nina's Tragedies Nina (Character) $238.5K 2004
No Score Yet 83% Desperado Square Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dybbuk of the Holy Apple Field Lea (Character) - 1998


No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonhaven Maite Voss (Character) 2022
77% 76% Losing Alice Alice (Character) 2021
91% 75% Transparent Ronit (Guest Star) 2017
32% 64% Taken Leah Wicker (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostages Yael Danon (Character) 2015-2016
92% 89% Marvel's Daredevil Vanessa (Character) 2015
68% 70% Rake Fiona Rinaldi (Guest Star) 2014
68% 66% Touch Rosemary Mathis (Guest Star) 2013