Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. Her role as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe has made her one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood today.
Gadot began her career as a model and beauty queen, winning the Miss Israel pageant in 2004 before embarking on an acting career. She gained recognition for her roles in Israeli films such as “Bubot” and “Kathmandu,” before landing her breakthrough role as Gisele Yashar in the “Fast and Furious” franchise alongside Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, and Luke Evans.
In 2017, Gadot made history as the first woman to headline a superhero film with “Wonder Woman,” which grossed over $800 million worldwide. Wonder Woman became the highest-grossing superhero origin movie at the time, with $821.749 million worldwide. It surpasses longtime chart-topper, 2002’s “Spider-Man.”
Gadot has worked with a diverse range of actors and filmmakers. She has shared the screen with stars such as Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the DC Extended Universe and Chris Pine in “Wonder Woman.” Moreover, Gadot has also collaborated with influential directors such as Patty Jenkins, who directed her in “Wonder Woman” and its sequel, “Wonder Woman 1984.” She has also worked with Joss Whedon, who directed her in “Justice League.”
Gadot founded her own production company, Pilot Wave, in 2019, with the aim of creating content that empowers women and underrepresented groups. She has been vocal about her commitment to raising her children in a gender-neutral environment and has been praised for her advocacy for gender equality and women’s rights.