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Alona Tal (Hebrew: אלונה טל‎, IPA: [aˈlona ˈtal]; born October 20, 1983)[1] is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and Supernatural as Jo Harvelle.

Alona Tal
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Tal at the Children Uniting Nations Academy Award Viewing Party, February 2009
Born (1983-10-20) October 20, 1983 (age 34)
Herzliya, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s)
Marcos Ferraez (m. 2005)
Children 1

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Early lifeEdit

Tal was born and raised in Herzliya, Israel. She is Jewish and has described herself as a "spiritual person".[2] Her father Ami Tal is a computer professional of Turkish-Jewish descent, whose original surname was Mizrahi. Her mother Ayala (née Sabat) is a lawyer. Both her parents were born in Israel.

CareerEdit

Tal started her career after leaving the Israel Defense Forces, with a children's musical video tape in which she played an evil witch. Following that, she appeared in a commercial for a laundry detergent, and then appeared in the lead role in the Israeli film Lihiyot Kochav (To Be A Star).

During the filming of the movie Tal was offered two roles in two different Israeli television shows, and she took both. The first was a soap opera named Tzimerim, about the life of a family that runs a hotel; the second one was HaPijamot (The Pyjamas), a sitcom about a struggling band determined to make it in the real world. She took part in the first three seasons and later took part as a guest star which gave her the chance to show her musical talent. Although she was the main character only in the first three seasons, she appeared in the fourth season for several episodes.

Tal also appeared in the music video for Final Warning, by Skylar Grey.

Tal moved to New York City, where she met singer Wyclef Jean and recorded a song with him (the song "Party to Damascus" has Tal singing the chorus in Hebrew).

Tal landed a role on Veronica Mars, that of Meg Manning, one of Veronica Mars's few friends. She also played the recurring role Jo Harvelle on the second, fifth, and seventh seasons of Supernatural. Tal also guest-starred on the series finale of Monk as Adrian Monk's stepdaughter, Molly Evans. In 2010, she performed the voice of Catherine-B320 (also known as Kat) in the video game Halo: Reach. In 2013, she starred in the mystery series Cult. She played the role of "Sonya" in the seventh and final season of Burn Notice.

Personal lifeEdit

On March 23, 2005, Tal married fellow actor Marcos Ferraez. Tal announced on October 23, 2016, at a Supernatural panel that she was expecting her first child. She celebrated her pregnancy with a baby shower on January 29, 2017. Guests included fellow Israeli actresses Gal Gadot and Noa Tishby.[3] She gave birth to a daughter in March 2017.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Pim Pam Po In the Magic Castle Shusha the Witch Original title: Pim Pam Po BeArmon HaKsamim (פים פם פה בארמון הקסמים)
2003 To Be a Star Lilach Original title: Lihiyot Kochav (להיות כוכב)
2007 Taking 5 Devon Thompson
2007 Half Past Dead 2 Ellie Burke Direct-to-video
2008 College Gina Hedlund
2010 Undocumented Liz
2010 Kalamity Ashley
2013 Broken City Katy
2014 Rescuing Madison Madison
2015 Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn Helen Cooper Voice role
2016 Opening Night Chloe

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Tzimerim Maya
2003–2004, 2006 HaPijamot Alona Tal Main role (seasons 1–3); 64 episodes
2004–2005 Veronica Mars Meg Manning Recurring role; 10 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tally Jordan Episode: "Room Service"
2006 Cold Case Sally (1988) Episode: "8 Years"
2006 7th Heaven Simon's Mystery Friend Episode: "Highway to Cell"
2006 Commander in Chief Courtney Winters Episode: "State of the Unions"
2006 Split Decision Bex Christensen Movie
2006–2007, 2009, 2011 Supernatural Jo Harvelle Recurring role; 7 episodes
2007 Frangela Sara Movie
2007 Cane Rebecca King Vega Main role; 13 episodes
2008 The Cleaner Jackie Kemp Episode: "Rag Dolls"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Fiona Raine Episode: "Firestarter"
2009 The Mentalist Natalie Episode: "Crimson Casanova"
2009 Knight Rider Julie Nelson Episode: "Knight and the City"
2009 Party Down Heather Episode: "California College Conservative Union Caucus"
2009 Monk Molly Evans Episode: "Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2"
2010 Independent Lens Hannah Senesh Voice role; episode: "Blessed Is the Match"
2010 Lie to Me Becky Turley Episode: "React to Contact"
2010 Leverage Kaye Lynn Gold Episode: "The Studio Job"
2010 Halo: Reach Kat Video game; voice role
2010 The Defenders Ashley Episode: "Nevada v. Carter"
2011 Pretty Little Liars Simone Episode: "Careful What U Wish 4"
2011 Prime Minister's Children Libi Agmon
2011 The Killing Aleena Drizocki Episode: "Beau Soleil"
2011 Against the Wall Nicki Episodes: "Baby, Did a Bad Thing", "Lean on Me or Die"
2011 Three Inches Lily Thereoux Movie
2012 Powers Zora Pilot movie (released on the Internet only)
2013 Cult Kelly Collins Main role; 13 episodes[5]
2013 Burn Notice Sonya Recurring role; 8 episodes
2016 Hostages Zohar Main role (season 2); 7 episodes
2014–2017 Hand of God Jocelyn Harris Main role; 17 episodes
2017–present SEAL Team Stella Recurring role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ze Ze O Ze Ze". HaPijamot. Season 3. Episode 62. Transcript. July 28, 2004. 10:13 minutes in. Arutz HaYeladim. Trivia: Alona was born October 20 .
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Zen Mama! Alona Tal Celebrates Daughter's Upcoming Birth with Celestial-Themed Baby Shower". PEOPLE.com. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Alona Tal Welcomes Daughter Charlie". PEOPLE.com. 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  5. ^ "CW's Cult Casts Alona Tal..." Tvline.com. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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