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Varvara Alexandrovna "Bar" Paly (Hebrew: בר פאלי‎, Russian: Бар Александровна Пали; born April 29, 1985)[3] is an Israeli model and actress.

Bar Paly
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Varvara Alexandrovna Paly[1][2]

(1985-04-29) April 29, 1985 (age 34)[1]
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2003–present
Ian Kessner (m. 2007–2019)


Paly was born in Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, USSR. Her family emigrated to Israel when she was ten,[4] and she was raised in Tel Aviv.[5] Paly began a career in modeling at the age of 21. In 2003, she began her career as an actress appearing in a variety of roles for television and appeared in the Israeli mockumentary Zehirut Matzlema.[6] Paly has appeared in TV’s How I Met Your Mother, The Starter Wife, and the 2008 horror film The Ruins.[7]

In 2013, Paly held roles in both Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, and Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.[8] Since 2015, Paly has had a recurring role as Anastasia "Anna" Kolcheck on the American crime drama NCIS: Los Angeles.

Personal lifeEdit

Paly is of Russian Jewish descent.[9] She is married to Canadian director Ian Kessner.[9][10]

On August 14, 2016, Paly became a naturalized U.S. citizen.[11]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Zehirut Matzlema Divi
2008 The Ruins Archeologist
2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Maria-Carla
2013 Pain & Gain Sorina Luminita
2014 Non-Stop Iris Marianne
Million Dollar Arm Lisette
2015 Street Level Shelby
2016 Urge Denise
Lost Girls Kara short film
TBA Headlock Lauren De Isigney
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 CSI: NY Mia Opal Episode: "Heart of Glass"
2008 The Starter Wife Lola Recurring role, 5 episodes
Unhitched Chloe Episode: "Yorkshire Terrier Sucked Into the Internet"
2010 How I Met Your Mother Natalia Episode: "Rabbit or Duck"
2012 Underemployed Tatiana Recurring role, 2 episodes
Game Shop Faux-Nerd Episode: "Faux Nerd Girl"
2015 Parental Indiscretion Taylor Episode: "Bad Blood Test"
2015–present NCIS: Los Angeles Anastasia "Anna" Kolcheck Recurring role (season 6–present), 7 episodes
2016 Jean-Claude Van Johnson Krisztina Episode: Pilot
Training Day Natalia Vostok Episode #1.1
2017 Bosch Leni Episode "The Four Last Things"
2017–2018 DC's Legends of Tomorrow Helen of Troy 2 episodes
2018 iZombie Amanda Lewis Episode "Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Brain"
Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 L.A. Noire Marguerite Cansito


  1. ^ a b "Bar Paly". IMDb.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Bar Paly on IMDb
  4. ^ "All The Right Moves".
  5. ^ "Israel sends another gorgeous Bar to Hollywood". 8 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Top 99 Women of 2013 – Why is Bar Paly Number 87?". 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  7. ^ Gallagher, Brian (2012-02-29). "Pain and Gain Adds Supermodel Bar Paly". Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2012-02-28). "Bay casts supermodel Paly in 'Pain and Gain'". Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  9. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^
  11. ^ [1]

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