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Rinat Matatov (Hebrew: רינת מטטוב‎; born 6 August 1981) is an Israeli actress. Winner of the Theatre Academy Award. Matatov was born in Kokand, Uzbekistan, to a father who worked as an engineer and a mother who worked as a nurse. In 1990, the Matatov family immigrated to Israel and has been living in the center of the country ever since. Matatov first studied acting as a theatre major at the Herzog Regional High School for Science, Arts and the Humanities. After she graduated, she joined the army as a member of a Nachal (pioneer combatant youth) group, and after her release from the army, she started her professional acting studies at the Performing Arts Studio of Yoram Leowenstein. Right after graduating, Matatov received her first role in the film "Someone to Run With" based on David Grossman’s book.

Rinat Matatov
Born (1981-08-06) 6 August 1981 (age 37)
Kokand, Uzbekistan, Soviet Union
OccupationMovie Actress, National Theatre Actress
Years active2005–present
AwardsTheatre Academy Award

Matatov was announced "Promising Actress" for 2009 in the Israeli theatre awards ceremony for her role in the play "Crazy" at Habima theatre.

Matatov won the 2011 Children and Youth Stage Award as the best supporting actress of the year for her role in the play "Good Girl" at "The Hour" theatre.

Matatov won the 2012 Haifa Festival’s Best Actress Award for her part role in the play "Sorrowful Song" at "The Hour" theatre.



Theatre Play Role Director Year
Habima Every man dies alone Eva Ilan Ronen 2016
Habima To the end of the land Ebatisam Hanan Snir 2016
Habima The Miser Elise Ilan Ronen 2014
Habima House Mother Eti Alon Ofir 2013
The Hour Sorrowful Song Anna Gadi Zdaka 2013
Habima The Merchant of Venice Nerissa Ilan Ronen 2012
The Hour Good Girl Tammy Tom Schwaertzberg 2011
Habima Dancing and Flying Ella Alon Ofir 2010
Habima August: Osage County Jonah Ilan Ronen 2009
Habima Crazy Yana Yaeli Ronen 2008
Habima The Dispute Egle Sigal Avin 2008
Ha’Kibbutz to myself Batya Nir Erez 2007
Tmuna Romeo and Juliet Juliet Dafna Rubinstein , tal brener , ido shaked 2007
Cameri Spell Anonymous Yaeli Ronen 2006
Beit Zionei America Good Year for the Farmers in the North Marina Yaeli Ronen 2005



Film Role Director Script Year
Testimony The bride Shlomi Elkabetz Shlomi Elkabetz 2011
The Wanderer The match Avishai Sivan Avishai Sivan 2009
The Band's Visit Yola Eran Kolirin Eran Kolirin 2007
Someone to Run With Shelly Oded Davidoff Noah Stollman 2006


Series Role Director Script Year
Mother's Day Ofer Eitan Tzur Daniela London Dekel 2014
Blue Natalie Dana Oded Lotan Guy Sides, Avner Bernheimer 2010
Pillars of Smoke Maayan Oded Davidoff Noah Stollman 2008
Screens Ozi Eitan Aner Eldad Ziv 2007
The champion Inbal Shai Kapon Sigal Avin, Dror Nobelman 2006


  • 2013 - "Best Actress" award at the Haifa International Children’s Theatre Festival
  • 2012 - "Best Supporting Actress" award at the Stage Award for Children and Youth
  • 2009 - "Promising Actress" award at the Israel Theatre Award Ceremony
  • 2008 - Candidate for the Ophir Award as a supporting actress in the film "The Band’s Visit"
  • 2007 – Candidate for the Ophir Award as a supporting actress in the film "Someone to Run With"


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