At only 25 years old, Israel’s newest claim to fame, Shira Haas, has made a household name for herself as one of the most talented Israeli actresses of the decade.
She’s even earned herself a spot in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2021.
Haas is known for her versatile, dark roles in both Israeli and American TV and cinema. Enjoy our ranking of the best movies and TV shows she’s been in.
8. A Tale of Love and Darkness
Only ranked last because her role is rather minor, Haas plays the younger version of Israeli actress Natalie Portman in this 2015 war drama.
7. Noble Savage
Haas won an Ophir (Israeli Academy Award) for Best Supporting Actress in this 2018 Israeli drama, a modern Greek tragedy about a cursed family.
6. Broken Mirrors
In this well-known Israeli melodrama, Haas plays a teenager who confronts her military father after learning about a secret from the past. The film was nominated for three Ophir Awards, one of which for Haas as Best Leading Actress.
5. The Zookeeper’s Wife
Haas plays a young Holocaust survivor in this popular American movie, alongside star Jessica Chastain. The film is based off the amazing true story of how Jan and Antonina Żabiński rescued hundreds of Polish Jews from the Germans by hiding them in their Warsaw zoo during World War II.
Haas stars in this dramatic short about a girl who comes home to Israel after many years and is extremely excited about meeting her childhood friend, Lia. While waiting in the airport, she unravels a sad truth.
Haas made her television debut in this hit series, which was picked up by Netflix. She plays Ruchami Weiss, the daughter of an ultra-Orthodox couple.
This award-wining film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is currently in consideration for a Best International Feature nomination at the 2021 Oscars. Haas stars in this heartwarming mother-daughter drama.
In Haas’ most praiseworthy role, she plays a young woman who flees her arranged marriage and ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Hasidic Brooklyn, to start a new life in Berlin. This limited series on Netflix gained worldwide acclaim, and even earned Haas an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.