In her homeland, Israel, Noa Tishby's name is synonymous with stardom. An actress and a producer, Tishby got her first big break at 16 playing the lead in the hit original musical "King David", for which she won national recognition.
She got a full scholarship with The National Museum of Arts and went on to play the lead in the nation's highest-rated prime-time drama, "Ramat Aviv Gimmel". She became a household name and appeared in numerous TV shows and films, among them the critically acclaimed _Hamesh Dakeot Bekinka(2001)_ (aka "A Five Minute Walk"). Her album "Nona" was the first English-speaking album released by an Israeli artist and also the first to hit #1 on the nation's charts (it was released in Japan by Virgin Records). She won critics' hearts playing "Anita" in the Israeli National Theater production of "West Side Story". Her image adorns billboards, entertainment and fashion magazine covers and she was voted "Sexiest Woman in Israel" in 2007.
In the US Noa appeared in "The Island" with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson for director Michael Bay. She also landed leading roles in the indie films "Fatwa" and "Connecting Dots", which won the first prize in The NY and L.A. Independent film festival. Noa's recent projects are "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" for Warner Brothers opposite Matthew McConaughey, and recurring roles on HBO's "Big Love" and "The Deep End" for ABC.
As a producer, Tishby made history selling the first Israeli TV show to an American network--"In Treatment" to HBO. She is executive producing it with Mark Wahlberg. Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest star in this revolutionary Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning drama. She recently set three additional TV projects in the US, and her company "Noa's Arc" is developing numerous TV, film and theater projects from Israel the world.
Born in Tel Aviv, Noa now resides in Los Angeles.
Name: Noa Tishby
Known for: The Island
BirthDay: 22, May ,1977