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Breakthrough Jew – Bar Paly

With beauty, brains, and a down-to-earth demeanor, Paly will undoubtedly take Hollywood by storm.

By: Sarah Bauder
Published: June 27th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News
Bar Paly
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Name: Bar Paly

Age: 31

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel via Russia

Breakthrough Cred: Capturing Dwayne Johnson’s heart in ‘Pain & Gain’

The past year been a big one for Israel’s other “Bar” export – Bar Paly that is. The Russian born, Israeli bred model-turned-actress, appeared in Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, alongside Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray. She then received the Michael Bay seal of approval, starring in his action comedy, Pain & Gain, with Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Oh yes, and there was the sexy-time photo shoot for Maxim, that essentially put Paly in the same stratum as other “Bay Girls”, Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Born in Russia on April 29, 1982, Paly and her family moved to Tel Aviv when she was 7. By 17, she took the “leap o’er the Pond”, so to speak, bound for a modeling career in America.

“I’m an actress first, and modeling was a way for me to support myself—it was the means,” Paly told Aritzia.com.

By 2003, Paly made the transition to acting, appearing in an episode of the Israeli show, Ahava Me’ever Lapina, and the T.V. movie, Big Tuna. Over the years, she has appeared in CSI: New York, The Starter Wife, and How I Met Your Mother, just to mention a few. There have also been roles in decidedly forgettable features like The Ruins, Stiletto, and Hyenas.

Then of course, Michael Bay came calling.

Based on true events that transpired in Miami, Florida in the 1990’s, Pain & Gain tells the story of three body-builders who embark on a flawed get-rich-quick scheme of kidnapping and extortion that goes terribly, terribly wrong. Paly plays Sorina Luminita, a Romanian stripper and illegal immigrant with dreams of becoming the next Marilyn Monroe, who captures Dwayne Johnson’s heart.

Find out more about Israeli beauty, Bar Paly, on page 2!

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