Moshe Ivgy with Alon Bar

Moshe Ivgy (Hebrew: משה איבגי‎‎; born 29 November 1953) is a Moroccan-born Israeli actor and director.[1]


Moshe Ivgy was born in Casablanca, Morocco.[2] He was married to actress Irit Sheleg.[3] Their daughter Dana Ivgy is also an actress.[4] After divorcing Irit, he married Oreet, with whom he has two children, Ella and Lily.[5]

Ivgy directed And on the Third Day.[6] He co-starred with his daughter Dana in the 2010 film Haiu Leilot.[7]

Ivgy experimented with Scientology, and spent some six months studying its teachings. He abandoned it, stating "it is an insane business... Those at the top earn billions and he (the average member) is destitute."[8]

On Feb. 2016, it was published by Israeli media that Ivgy was accused by several women of sexual harassment.[9]


Israeli Academy Awards

  • 2004, Nominated, Best Actor—Campfire (Medurat Hashevet)
  • 2004, Won, Best Supporting Actor—Metallic Blues
  • 2000, Nominated, Best Supporting Actor—The Investigation Must Go On (Haboleshet Hokeret)


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Head to Head with Moshe Ivgy
  3. ^ Israel Film Center, Moshe Ivgy
  4. ^ A foregone conclusion
  5. ^ /Israel Film Center, Moshe Ivgy
  6. ^ Sela, Maya (15 July 2010). "Head to Head with Moshe Ivgy". Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. Retrieved 9 March 2014. And on the Third Day is the first film directed by Moshe Ivgy 
  7. ^ Dana Ivgy, born to act
  8. ^ Shani, Roni. "כנסיית השכל: סיינטולוגיה, הדרך אל העושר" [Church of the Mind: Scientology, the Road to Wealth] (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Center for Cult Abuse Victims. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Hartman, Ben & Gravé-Lazi, Lidar. "Famed Israeli actor Moshe Ivgy accused of sexual harassment". Jpost. 
  10. ^ There Were Nights