Israeli actress nabs Teen Choice Award

Odeya Rush honored at annual awards show, voted breakout star of 2014 by teen viewers; The Giver premiers in NYC.

August 12, 2014 17:13
1 minute read.
The Giver

Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift attend premiere of "The Giver" in New York August 11. (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Israel-born actress Odeya Rush was named Breakout Star of the Year at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, held at the famous Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The up and coming actress moved from her hometown of Haifa to the US with her family when she was nine years old. At 17, she has already starred in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

Odeya hit the stage at the prestigious auditorium to accept the award, a custom-made surfboard, bestowed on all Teen Choice winners. “I wish there was a teleprompter for these speeches,” she joked in a voice that traced no Hebrew accent, before going on to thank her fans and family for their support.

She referenced her much-anticipated film The Giver, in which she stars opposite Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. “I am just so proud to be part of [the movie], it has really changed my life, and I’m so excited for you guys to see it on Friday,” she said, plugging the August 15th release date of the flick.

On Monday, Rush and her fellow cast members stepped out for the world premier of the film at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. The thriller is based on Lois Lowry’s popular 1993 novel, which centers on a futuristic dystopian society that is shut off from the pains and pleasures of the ‘real world.’ Co-stars Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift also studded the red carpet.

Up next for Rush is playing the lead role in the film adaptation of the Goosebumps book series.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Vilnius, Lithuania
August 31, 2014
Travel: Let’s take it slow in Lithuania