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Alona Tal (Hebrew: אלונה טל, IPA: [aˈlona ˈtal]; born October 20, 1983) is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and Supernatural as Jo Harvelle.
Tal at the Children Uniting Nations Academy Award Viewing Party, February 2009
October 20, 1983 |
|Spouse(s)||Marcos Ferraez (m. 2005)|
Tal was born and raised in Herzliya, Israel. She is Jewish and has described herself as a "spiritual person". 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.
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 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.
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. She gave birth to a daughter in March 2017.
|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|
|2015||Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn||Helen Cooper||Voice role|
|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||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|
|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|
- "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.
- "Zen Mama! Alona Tal Celebrates Daughter's Upcoming Birth with Celestial-Themed Baby Shower". PEOPLE.com. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
- "Alona Tal Welcomes Daughter Charlie". PEOPLE.com. 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
- "CW's Cult Casts Alona Tal..." Retrieved 5 May 2012.