If you are well-acquainted with the American superhero thriller Wonder Woman; then you’d certainly remember Gal Gadot who portrayed the lead role of Diana Prince. She is the daughter of the Amazonian Queen and Olympian King of the Old Gods named Zeus. The film also starred the likes of Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Paschal, among others. Amazingly, the first series of the movie was released in 2017 and was followed by its sequels Justice League, The Lego Movie and Wonder Woman 1984. Read on as we unleash interesting facts you need to know about the film’s lead character Gal Gadot below.
Who is Gal Gadot of Wonder Woman and How Old is She?
Gal Gadot is a multi-talented Israeli movie star, model, and martial artist, famously known for her role as Gisele Yashar in the Fast & Furious series. Gadot became even more popular after portraying Diana Prince in Patty Jenkins’ superhero Wonder Woman in 2017. Since then, Gadot’ has gradually carved a niche for herself in the American movie industry. She earned a spot on Time’s List of 100 Most Influential People in the World. Asides from movies, Gal is also a happily married woman and a mother of two charming daughters – Maya and Alma.
Turned 33 years old as of 2019, Gal Gadot was born in Petah Tikva, Israel on 30th April 1985. She was born into a Jewish family and her parents are Michael and Irit Gadot. The actress grew up alongside her sister Dana Gadot and they spent their childhood days in the Rosh HaAyin City of Israel. As per her education, the actress completed her studies at IDC Herzilya College where she got a degree in international relations and law.
She started her acting career in 2007 while staring in an Israeli television film titled Bubot. After that, she went on to star in 2009 series The Beautiful Life and Entourage before finding her way into the spotlight. Her first major role could be seen in the Fast & Furious series where she portrayed Gisele. Her impressive performance in the series made way for the actress to get bigger roles subsequently.
The actress garnered international recognition following her excellent role in the superhero series Wonder Woman. Gal joined the cast of the series in 2017 and also made other appearances in its sequels Wonder Woman 1984 andJustice League as well as The Lego Movie. Currently, Gal is wrapping up the production of Wonder Woman 1984 which is set to be released in the year 2020. With her incredible performances on the previous series, her fans are sure to get even the best from the actress in the upcoming movie.
What Did She Do In The Military?
It is no longer news that a two-year compulsory military service awaits every Israeli citizen that is eighteen years and above. Interestingly, the iconic actress Gal Gadot has equally completed her two-year military service with the Army before the inception of her acting career. The Wonder Woman star joined the military service in 2005; at the time, she was twenty years old and it lasted until 2007.
During her two-year career with the military, Gal Gadot served as a combat trainer for the Israeli Defense Forces; she also taught them gymnastics and calisthenics. Narrating her experiences, Gal recalled having a great time while she was there. She always helped the soldiers in keeping up with physical fitness. According to her, being a part of the IDF also helped to learn respect and discipline.
Interestingly, she has attributed her military background as part of the reasons she won the audition for her role as Gisele in Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious thriller series. Lin, however, embraced the fact that she has firsthand knowledge of military weapons. It didn’t end there, her military experiences also helped her during the making of the Wonder Woman. There the actress went through a series of training that is even harder than that of the military.
Additionally, Gal Gadot also participated in Maxim’s photo shoot featuring Women of the Israeli Military in 2007. Although she has become a Hollywood superstar, Gal has never forgotten the Israeli Military. Amazingly, the actress has paid tribute to them several via the social media.