Gal Gadot is a globally acclaimed Israeli actress who is best known for her iconic role ‘Wonder Woman’ by the DC franchise in its extended Universe movies. She first shot to fame as the winner of the Miss Israel competition in 2004. Later as per the Israeli government rules, she did her two years of military service and also studied law before pursuing acting opportunities. She ventured into the Hollywood film industry by acting in the fourth installment of the super hit Fast & Furious franchise. She was then cast for the role of Wonder Woman under the DC franchise. The film went on to become a box-office hit, earning praise for her brilliant performance in the film.
Gal Gadot’s Early Life:
Gal Gadot was born on April 30, 1985, in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. Coming from a well-educated family, her father worked as an engineer and her mother was a teacher. During her childhood, Gadot was an athletic child and is very much interested in sports. Her initial career choice was to become a choreographer. At the age of 18, Gadot took part in the Miss Israel competition just for the fun experience and she eventually ended up winning the title. This victory shot her to fame and this kick-started her career as a model. She then served her mandatory two-year commitment in the Israel Defense Forces, & then enrolled herself in college to study law.
Gal Gadot’s Film Career:
‘Fast & Furious’ and Early Roles
Gadot made her Hollywood debut in the year 2009 by playing the role of Gisele in the successful Fast & Furious film franchise, starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. She then went on to reprise her role in the sequels of this film: Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015).
In the year 2010, Gadot acted in films like Date Night and Night and Day. She also did a supporting role in the Israeli film feature Kicking Out Shoshana (2014). She was then cast in an action drama film Criminal (2016), alongside Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Costner, and in the comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses with Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm.
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’
Gadot was all over the news when she was cast to play the role of Wonder Woman (and she alter ego Diana Prince) for the big-budget action film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Taking this role was a big challenge for her and she has given all her heart out for the role. She stated that Wonder Woman was a role model and in an interview with Glamour, she stated that “it was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story.”
‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Justice League,’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’
Gadot rose to stardom with the release of Wonder Woman in spring 2017. This film was a major success at the box office grossing $820 million globally. Her performance was praised by both critics and the film audience.
She then reprised the role for the film Justice League, alongside Ben Affleck as Batman and Jason Momoa as Aqua Man
Gadot reprised her role again in 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984.
Gal Gadot’s Family:
Gadot is married to businessman Yaron Versano in the year 2008 and the couple has been blessed with two daughters, Alma and Maya. In February 2021, Gadot confirmed on Instagram that the couple is expecting their third child.
Gal Gadot’s Net Worth:
Gal Gadot’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million (2021)