Liraz Charhi (Hebrew: לירז צ'רכי‎‎; born May 31, 1978 in Ramla) is an Israeli actress, singer and dancer of Iranian descent, living in the United States.[1] She began singing and performing at the age of 5, and began as stage actress at the Habima National Theatre, where she worked professionally from 11 to 14, and then studied at the Beit Zvi Stage Arts School.[2] She appeared in the Israeli TV series Ha-Masa'it in 2002 and gained further attention after a nomination by the Israeli Film Academy for her role in the 2004 film Turn Left at the End of the World (Sof Ha'Olam Smola). She was invited to the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2006 after which she broke into Hollywood. Charhi has since become known for her roles in the French mini TV series Revivre, and the films, Fair Game (2010)[3] and A Late Quartet (2012) in which she played the jogger and flamenco dancing girlfriend of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

She was married to singer Ziv Kojo from 2004 to 2010.[4] As a singer she has released the singles "Od Tzohorayim" and "Al Tafsik" which have been played on radio in Israel.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Fair Game Dr. Zahraa
2011-2013 Sabri Maranan Canarit, Adam's date 2 Episodes
2012 A Late Quartet Pilar


  1. ^ "Liraz Charhi. Israeli's other Iranian Star". Iran-Israel Observer. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Her own song". Jerusalem Post. 21 April 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Milne, Jeff (20 July 2009). Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: The Complete Guide to the Movie Trivia Game. Jeff Milne. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-615-28521-4. 
  4. ^ "Ziv Kojo". Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

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