Who is Alona Tal?
Israeli actress, movie producer and singer Alona Tal, was born in Herzliya, Israel, on 20 October 1983 under the zodiac sign of Libra. She’s appeared in over 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her playing of Katy Bradshaw in the 2013 action crime movie “Broken City”, directed by Allen Hughes, and which starred Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It follows former police officer Billy Taggart who’s been crossed by Mayor Nicholas Hostetler, and is now seeking revenge; the movie won a Leggio D’oro Award for Best Female Performance (Roberta Pellini).
Education and early life
Israeli Sephardic Jew Ami Tal and his Ashkenazi Jewish wife Ayala (nee Sabat) raised their daughter Alona in Herzliya, alongside her two sisters; Ami’s a former computer professional, and he and Ayala divorced before Alona turned 10. Alona has two paternal younger half-sisters, from her father’s new relationship.
She became passionate about acting while attending Thelma Yellin High School, was a member of the school’s theatre club, and also practiced both dancing and singing. Alona matriculated in 2001, and then spent a year compulsorily serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
Roles in movies
Alona’s debut film appearance was in the 2003 musical comedy drama “To Be a Star”, and her following role came in 2006, when cast to play Bex Christensen in the drama “Split Decision”.
She played Devon in the 2007 musical family comedy “Taking 5”, directed by Andrew Waller, and in which she starred alongside Daniella Monet and Christy Carlson Romano. It follows two teenagers who’ve kidnapped the members of a famous boy band, and are now trying to make them perform at their high school. The remainder of the 2000s saw Alona appear in several movies, including the 2007 action crime “Half Past Dead 2”, the 2007 comedy “Frangela”, and the 2008 comedy “College”.
Alona played Liz Tonin in the 2010 horror “Undocumented”, and Ashley in the 2010 thriller drama “Kalamity”.
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The year 2011 saw her play Lily Thereoux in the action science fiction drama “Three Inches”, directed by Jace Alexander, and which starred Noah Reid, Stephany Jacobsen and James Marsters. It follows a boy who’s been struck by lightning, and has developed telekinetic powers; the movie was nominated for a Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Music Supervision for Television.
A couple of Alona’s following roles were in the 2013 action crime drama “Broken City”, the 2014 comedy drama “Rescuing Madison” and the 2015 animated action horror “Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn” (voice role).
In 2016, Alona played Chloe in the musical comedy “Opening Night”, directed by Isaac Rentz, and which starred Anne Heche, Zach Cregger and Lauren Lapkus. It follows an unsuccessful Broadway singer, who’s now become a production manager.
Alona’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2019 drama “NYPD Blue”, the 2020 short comedy “Famous Adjacent”, and the 2022 mystery horror drama “Grimcutty”.
Roles in TV series
Alona appeared in the 2005 episode “Room Service” of the mystery crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and then went on to play Meg Manning in 10 episodes of the hit mystery crime drama “Veronica Mars”, which Rom Thomas created, and which starred Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring and Kristen Bell. It follows Veronica Mars as she’s solving crimes in her small town of Neptune, the series aired from 2004 to 2019, and won six of its 26 award nominations.
Between 2003 and 2006, she starred alongside Ilan Roenfeld and Oded Paz in the family musical comedy “The Pyjamas”, which follows a group of men who’ve just moved their band from Natania to Tel Aviv; the series aired from 2003 to 2015, and was nominated for a 2011 Israeli Television Academy Award for Best Children and Youth Series.
The remainder of the 2000s saw Alona appear in an episode of the drama “The Cleaner”, the fantasy drama “Ghost Whisperer” and the mystery crime drama “The Mentalist”.
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In 2013, she portrayed Sonya in the action crime drama “Burn Notice”, which Matt Nix created, and which starred Bruce Campbell, Gabrielle Anwar and Jeffrey Donovan. It follows a former US spy who’s now using his special ops training to help those in need of his skills, the series aired from 2007 to 2013 and won six of its 27 award nominations.
Alona’s three most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2020 episode “A Little Faith” of the romantic science fiction drama “Away”, 10 episodes of the mystery crime drama “Truth Be Told”, and 45 episodes of the war action drama “SEAL Team” since 2017.
Alona sang the song “Rak Otcha Ohav” in the 2004 episodes “Lefarek Et Geri” and “Ze Ze O Ze Ze” of the series “The Pyjamas”, and the song “Don’t Tell Mama” in the 2004 episode “Like a Virgin” of the series “Veronica Mars”.
She received special thanks for the 2018 biographical crime movie “Skin”.
Alona produced the 2012 short drama movie “Atonal” and the 2020 short comedy film “Famous Adjacent”.
She’s made a guest appearance in talk-shows “Hakol Avud”, “Hayom BaLayla” and “Back of the Nation”, amongst others.
Husband and children
Alona began dating American actor Marcos Antonio Humberto Ferraez IV sometime in the first half of the 2000s, after they had met on a film set; Marcos has appeared in nearly 40 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his portrayal of the supporting character Agent Estevez in the critically acclaimed crime thriller series “Sons of Anarchy”, which aired from 2008 to 2014.
Alona and Marcos married on 23 March 2005, and she revealed on 23 October 2016 that she was pregnant; she threw a baby shower on 29 January 2017, attended by many celebrities including famous Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot-Varsano, and Israeli actress, film writer and producer Noa Tohar Tishby. Alona gave birth to their first daughter Charlie on 7 March 2017, and their second daughter Bailey followed in September 2022.
Alona hasn’t mentioned the men whom she’d dated prior to meeting Marcos – she’s married to Marcos Antonio Humberto Ferraez IV as of October 2022, and has two daughters with him.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Alona’s interested in music and has released a couple of songs, with the most popular amongst these is perhaps “Party to Damascus”, which features Wyclef Jean and Missy Elliott.
She nearly won the lead role in the series “Veronica Mars”; the series’ producer Rob Thomas was so impressed with Alona that he made the character Meg Manning specifically for her.
She’s posted over 1,100 pictures and videos onto her Instagram account, and there are more than 150,000 people following Alona today on the social media network.
She’s a huge dog-lover, and has featured her pet dog in some of her Instagram pictures.
Alona’s physically highly active, and practices boxing on a daily basis; she also has three training sessions at the gym every week.
Her favorite actors are George Clooney and Johnny Depp, and some of her favorite movies include “Ocean’s Eleven”, “The Ides of March” and “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Alona’s age is 38. Her hair and eyes are brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (53kgs).
Alona’s net worth’s been estimated at over $600,000, as of October 2022.