Join a conversation with one of the leading actors of the new Apple TV+ show, Tehran, Liraz Charhi. Watch the trailer here!
This event is sponsored by the University of Southern California Hillel Foundation (USC Hillel).
Liraz Charhi was born in Ramla, Israel, to a Sephardic Jewish family of Iranian-Jewish descent. Her aunt is Israeli singer and actress Rita. She was enlisted to the Israel Defense Forces, serving as a soldier in the Education Corps's military band.
Charhi began singing and performing at the age of 5, and made her debut as stage actress at the Habima National Theatre, where she worked professionally from 11 to 14; then she studied at the Beit Zvi Stage Arts School. She appeared in the Israeli TV series Ha-Masa'it in 2002 and gained further attention after a nomination by the Israeli Film Academy (Ophir Award) 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) and A Late Quartet (2012) in which she played the jogger and flamenco dancing girlfriend of Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2020 she played Yael Kadosh, an Israeli Mossad agent, in the espionage TV series Tehran.