Many people often have the impression that women, especially beautiful women, cannot be funny and humorous. One person who is proving this impression wrong is Bar Paly, an Israeli-American model turned actress who is making waves in Hollywood. She is a self-described goof and specializes in movies in the comedy genre. Paly has featured in several movies and TV series; and has shared the screens with A-Listers such as Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Liam Neeson.
Bar Paly’s Biography & Age
Bar Paly, whose birth name is Varvara Alexandrovna Paly, was born on the 29th of April 1985 in Russia USSR specifically Nizhniy Tagil. She spent the first seven years of her life in Russia before her family moved to Tel Aviv, Israel. In Tel Aviv, Paly’s parents treated her to various artistic pursuits including the ballet, the opera as well as museum exhibitions. She thus naturally developed an interest in the performing arts and enrolled to study at the Aleph High School of The Arts in Tel Aviv. During her time in school, Paly took part in several productions including plays by Shakespeare and Brecht.
On leaving school, Bar Paly joined the modeling world and used her paychecks to finance her acting classes. She then continued auditioning for roles and finally got her first acting gig in the 2003 mockumentary, Zehirut Matzlema. Paly appeared in several other Israeli productions before making the decision to either ‘go big or go home’. She thus packed up her bags, bought a ticket and headed out to Los Angeles in 2005. In the city of angels, Paly initially struggled with weather and traffic issues. She, however, persevered and the rest, as they say, is history.
Movies and TV Shows
Since transitioning to Hollywood, Bar Paly has appeared in several movies and TV series. On the big screen, the Israeli beauty has featured in movies such as The Ruins, A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III, Non-Stop, Million Dollar Arm, Street Level, Urge, and Lost Girls. She also appeared in Pain and Gain, a 2013 dark comedy which is loosely based on a real-life Miami gang, the Sun Gym Gang. The gang kidnapped, tortured and even murdered some businessmen in a bid to take over their wealth. The movie featured Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and Dwayne Johnson as the gang members while Paly played the role of Sorina Luminata, an Eastern-European stripper who is recruited by the group to aid them in their nefarious activities. The movie received mixed reviews but performed decently at the box office.
On the small screens, Bar Paly has scored guest roles on TV series such as How I Met Your Mother, Unhitched, The Starter Wife, CS: NY, Game Shop, Training Day, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Bosch. Bar Paly also has a recurring role on the long-running action TV series, NCIS: Los Angeles. The series revolves around a special ops division of the NCIS and the undercover assignments they embark on. Paly joined the show in 2015 and plays the role of Anna Kolcheck, the estranged daughter of a former KGB agent – Arkady Kolcheck. Her character initially works as a homicide detective but later leaves the force to join the private security sector.
The actress was previously married to screenwriter and director, Ian Kessner. Her ex-husband, Ian, is a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and studied at the University of Western Ontario. He also attended NYU’s Summer Film Program and in 2002, he obtained an MFA in directing from the American Film Institute. Kessner has written the scripts for several movies and has also produced and directed some acclaimed projects including Twisted Puppy, Lost After Dark, Hush Little baby, and The Puzzle and more.
Paly and Kessner tied the knot in 2009 and they were married for 11 years. The actress later filed for divorce in August 2018, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple did not have any children together.
Height And Body Measurements Of The Model
Bar Paly boasts of an exotic beauty which is quite common amongst Israeli women. The actress is 5 feet 8 ½ inches tall and weighs 57kg (126lbs). Her hair color is blonde while her eye color is green.
Other additional measurements include bust – 35 inches, waist – 24 inches and hips – 34 inches. Paly is a well-known fitness buff and this must be the reason for her enviable physique.
Other Facts About Bar Paly
• Bar Paly is of Russian-Jewish descent.
• Paly holds dual Israeli and American citizenship. She acquired the latter in August 2016.
• The actress once appeared in a commercial for Hardee’s Burger.
• She is a spokeswoman for designer eyeglasses and sunglasses brand – Oliver People.
• She has two rescue dogs – Audrey Hepburn and MickeyBoy.