Magazine article Variety

Ayelet ZURER

Magazine article Variety

Ayelet ZURER

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CLAIM TO FAME

Ayelet Zurer has been a household name in Israel ever since playing the role of Shira Shteinberg on "Florentine," a drama about twentysomethings in Tel Aviv, which attained nearcult status when it premiered on Israeli TV in 1997. She relocated to Los Angeles eight years ago, and has been steadily making her mark with American viewers, nailing major roles in "Munich," "Angels and Demons" and, most recently as Lara Lor-Van, aka Superman's mom, in "Man of Steel."

DRAWN TO WATER

Born and raised in Israel's capital of cool, Zurer says that at first, L.A.'s massive highways and urban sprawl made her homesick for tiny Tel Aviv. "I realized that if I was going to stay here, I would have to find a place that was like Tel Aviv," she says. She settled on the beach area of Venice, which isn't quite the same, but, she says, "I can walk and ride my bike. …

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