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Odeya Rush: 10 Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Israeli Actress

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1. Who is Odeya Rush?

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She is an Israeli actress and model known for her roles in The Giver and Lady Birds. Odeya shortens her screen name, and her real last name is Rushinek.

2. When was Odeya Rush born?

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Odeya was born on May 12, 1997, making her 23 years-old.

3. Where was Odeya Rush born?

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Odeya was born in Haifa, Israel. Her family moved to the Birmingham, Alabama when she was 9, and then later moving to New Jersey. In 2013 the family moved once again to L.A

4. Odeya Rush could only speak Hebrew

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When Odeya moved from Israel to Alabama, she could only speak Hebrew. In Birmingham, she attended a Jewish day school and learned English.

5. Odeya Rush has 6 brothers

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She has 4 younger brothers who are 2 sets of twins and live with the family in L.A. Her older 2 brothers live in Israel.

6. Odeya Rush got her start as a model

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Shortly after moving to the U.S, Odeya was discovered and appeared in ads for Ralph Lauren, Gap, and Guess.

7. Odeya Rush’s first acting role came in 2010

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At the age of 13, Odeya for her first acting role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her first film role came shortly after in 2012 in the Disney film The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

8. Odeya Rush starred with Meryl Streep

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in 2014, Odeya played the role of Fiona in the movie The Giver. She starred along side Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

9. Odeya Rush has Academy Award nominations

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In 2017, Odeya had a supporting role in the film Lady Bird. This film was definitely her break-out role, and the film earned 5 Academy Award nominations, including best pictures.

10. Odeya Rush was supposed to be in the military

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Odeya’s father told her that at the age of 18 she would need to return back to Israel to complete her military service. Before this happened, her acting career took off so she stayed in the U.S!

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