Israeli actress to star in NBC drama

Moran Atias lands a role in upcoming series 'The Village'

February 7, 2018 12:24
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Israeli actress to star in NBC drama

Actress Moran Atias, a member of the jury at the 71st Venice Film Festival, poses during a photo call for the event in Venice August 27, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS/TONY GENTILE)


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There’s nothing sexier right now in Hollywood than an Israeli accent. And actress and model Moran Atias is certainly feeling the love right now.

The 36-year-old Atias, already a presence on the small screen in the United States, has just been cast in an upcoming NBC drama called The Village.

The Village, which NBC picked up for its 2018-2019 season, tells the story of a diverse group of residents living in a Manhattan apartment building. The show, written by Sons of Anarchy’s Mike Daniels, was NBC’s first pilot pickup for next year.

According to Deadline, Atias will be playing Edda, an Iranian immigrant who is detained by immigration officers over fraudulent citizenship papers.

It won't be Atias's first time playing a Middle Eastern character; the Haifa native starred for three seasons in FX's The Tyrant as Leila Al-Fayeed. She can currently be seen in the Fox medical drama The Resident and also appeared in 24: Legacy.

The model and actress appeared in several Israeli and Italian projects earlier in her career. Her first big US break came when she was cast in the 2008 Starz series Crash, based on the 2004 film of the same name.

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