Avraham Aviv Alush (Hebrew: אברהם אביב אלוש; born (1982-06-12)12 June 1982) is an Israeli actor, musician, model, and television host. best known as Amos Dahari "The Baker" in the Israeli series Beauty and the Baker, and as Jesus in the American film The Shack (2017). He also played a leading role in the Israeli series Valley of Tears (2020).

Aviv Alush
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Alush in 2018
Born (1982-06-12) 12 June 1982 (age 39)
NationalityIsraeli
OccupationActor, musician, model, television host
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Nofar Koren
Children4
RelativesReut Alush (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Alush was born in Kiryat Bialik, Israel, to a family of both Sephardic Jewish (Tunisian-Jewish) and Mizrahi Jewish (Yemenite-Jewish) descent.[1] He grew up in Karmiel, Israel, with his younger sister Reut Alush, who is also an actress.

Alush was enlisted as an Infantry combat soldier in the Golani Brigade of the Israeli Defence Forces, where he served from 2000 to 2003.

CareerEdit

ActingEdit

In 2012 he was cast as a series regular in the Ran Danker-starring psychological series, The Gordin Cell. In 2013 he began appearing in Beauty and the Baker alongside Rotem Sela. In Israel the series was positively reviewed by Haaretz newspaper.[2] In 2017 Amazon acquired global rights of the first two seasons of the show to stream them worldwide on Amazon Prime Video.[3]

Prior to his role in the American film The Shack in 2017, he had only played in Israeli films and television.[4] With the making of this film, he is also the first Israeli actor to play Jesus in an English-language film.[5]

He has also appeared as a stage actor, appearing in the Habima Theater production of Dangerous Liaisons in 2016.[6] He previously appeared in the theater's 2012 production of The Merchant of Venice where he played Gratiano.[7]

ModelingEdit

He has appeared in fashion advertising campaigns for FILA and Castro.[8][9]

MusicEdit

In 2018 he collaborated with Elai Botner on the single,“Hachi Karov Elayeich” (“Closest to You”) with Tablet magazine naming it the “Hottest Israeli Song of the Summer”[10] In March 2019 the duo released a new single and music video[11]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2011, he married Israeli lawyer Nofar Koren, with whom he has four children.[1] They resided in Tel Aviv, Israel. During the coronavirus pandemic he moved with his family to a farm in northern Israel near Mount Meron.[12]

FilmographyEdit

Selected films and television:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Avraham Aviv Alush". IMDB. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ 'Big Brother' Co-host Pens Israeli Romantic Comedy - and Scores Haaretz. 2 January 2013
  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (20 June 2017). "Amazon Nabs Global Rights to Keshet Hit Show 'The Baker and the Beauty'". Variety. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Israeli Actor Aviv Alush To Play Jesus". Jewish Business News. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. ^ Chattaway, Peter T. (9 March 2017). "Exclusive: The Shack co-star Aviv Alush on being the first Israeli actor to play Jesus in an English-language movie". Patheos. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  6. ^ Sex and Power Take the Stage in Stunning Tel Aviv Production of 'Dangerous Liaisons' Haaretz. 29 January 2016
  7. ^ The Merchant of Venice (2012) Shakespeare's Globe. Retrieved on 19 March 2019
  8. ^ FILA - CHANGE THE GAME YouTube. 27 March 2015
  9. ^ CASTRO הפרסומת Facebook. 4 September 2017
  10. ^ Your Mid-July Treat: Vibe With the Hottest Israeli Song of the Summer Tablet. 13 July 2018
  11. ^ עילי בוטנר ואביב אלוש - כל יום YouTube. 7 March 2019
  12. ^ ""הבורא הביא וירוס קטן ולא בכדי. בית המקדש השלישי יהיה חלק מזה"". 16 October 2020.
  13. ^ "שעת נעילה - פרקים מלאים לצפייה ישירה | כאן".

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