jewish actors in hollywood

A view of the iconic Hollywood sign
These 7 Jewish actresses shaped Hollywood as we know it

Jewish directors, producers and writers are credited with developing the Hollywood system as we know it today.

By HANNAH STEINKOPF-FRANK/JTA
28/02/2020
Cast member Ben Schwartz poses at the premiere of "Sonic the Hedgehog" in Los Angeles, California, U
Ben Schwartz, voice of Sonic, worries he might not fit in in Hollywood

“I’m a Jewish man from Riverdale. There will always be anxiety,” he said.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
25/02/2020
Actor Michael Douglas poses with his father Kirk Douglas and son Cameron Douglas during the unveilin
Screen legend Kirk Douglas turns 103

Becoming a star in Hollywood's golden age and appearing in nearly 100 movies since, he rediscovered Jewish spirituality late in life, following a visit to Jerusalem that moved him.

The Iron Throne is seen on the set of the television series Game of Thrones
Jewish ‘Game of Thrones’ actress reports antisemitic abuse in social media

The abuse, she said, is “mostly to do with Israel, and it’s completely uncalled for because I tend to post pretty pictures, of rehearsal, of work that I do.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
30/01/2019
Harvey Weinstein's motion for criminal case dismissal denied

The accusations led to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, politics and entertainment of sexual harassment and abuse.

By REUTERS
20/12/2018
Actor Chris Noth poses at the GQ Men of the Year Party in West Hollywood, December 8, 2016
'Sex and the City's' Chris Noth visits Israel for filming

The actor is shooting an episode of the Israeli TV series 'Very Important Person'

24/10/2018
Demonstrators protest during a national day of action called "Keep Families Together" against the Tr
Gal Gadot speaks out against U.S. child separation policy

"This picture breaks my heart... Can you imagine how this little girl feels? How scared she is..?"

01/07/2018
Actress Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson to play German who hides Jewish girl from Nazis

"Jojo Rabbit" centers on a young German boy who finds out about his mother’s heroism.

By JTA
01/04/2018
Israeli actress to star in NBC drama

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

07/02/2018
 Liev Schreiber
What's Liev Schreiber doing in Israel?

The actor and director is ready to take in the sun - and hummus.

05/02/2018
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