Dana Ivgy

Dana Ivgy

Princess Ivon, by Witold Gombrowicz, Gesher Theater, 2011
Born (1982-04-03) April 3, 1982
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992-

Dana Ivgy (Hebrew: דאנה איבגי; born April 3, 1982) is an Israeli actress and the daughter of actor Moshe Ivgy.


As a child, Ivgy appeared in several television and film productions. Since graduating from acting school she has appeared in several critically acclaimed films.

In 2002 she garnered the attention of the Israeli Film Academy when she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayals of Sarit in the sports drama Beitar Provence. She also received the nomination for her role of Tikva Ida in the drama, The Barbecue People based around a picnic celebrating Israeli Independence day. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed film, Broken Wings.[1][2]

She received considerable acclaim as the protagonist in Keren Yedaya's 2004 picture, Or (My Treasure) a drama about a teenager (Ivgy) and her prostitute mother (played by Ronit Elkabetz).[1][3] She was awarded prizes by international film festivals and won the Best Actress award by the Israeli Film Academy.[1]

In 2006 she appeared in Aviva, My Love, which won the Israeli Film Academy's award for Best Film. A year later she appeared in Amos Gitai's French-Israeli film, Disengagement about a mother's search for the child she abandoned, amidst the disengagement on the IDF in Gaza.

In 2009 she reunited with Yedaya and Elkabetz for Jaffa, a Romeo & Juliet-inspired drama about an Israeli Jewish girl and an Israeli Arab boy who have conceived a baby and conspire to marry each other, before tragedy interrupts their plans.[4] Her depiction of the pregnant protagonist led to another Best Actress nomination from the Israeli Film Academy. She shared this nomination with her work in Haiu Leilot alongside her father, Moshe Ivgy.[1]

Ivgy has also established a theatre company and is currently writing and directing a short film.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1992 Malachim B'Ruah Dana
1993 Zohar Girl #1
1999 Zman Avir Ofra
2001 Kochav Zore'ach Me'al HaLev Dassy TV
2002 Beitar Provence Sarit Nomination - Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actress
Broken Wings Iris Original title: Knafayim Shvurot
2003 The Barbecue People Tikva Ida Original title: Ha-Mangalistim
Nomination - Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actress
Tik Sagur Hila Zaituni 1 episode: Kartis Sachkan
2004 Or (My Treasure) Or Ophir Award for Best Actress
International Film Festival Bratislava Grand Prix
Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival Special Distinction Award for Best Actress
2006 The Substitute Zohara Original title: Hayelet Bodeda
Aviva, My Love Oshrat Cohen Original title: Aviva Ahuvati
Little Heroes Liron Original title: Giborim Ktanim
2007 The Secrets Sigi Original title: Ha-Sodot
Screenz Gooly TV series
The Arbitrator Oshrit Asulin 2 episodes
Disengagement Dana Amos Gitai film
2009 Ruin Naama Short film
Jaffa Mali Wolf Nomination - Ophir Award for Best Actress
2010 Haiu Leilot Goni AKA Those Were Nights
Nomination - Ophir Award for Best Actress
Waiting for the Blackout Lyla
2014 Next to Her Gabby
2014 Zero Motivation Zohar


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Dana Ivgy, born to act Ynet. 14 May 2010
  2. Broken Wings Metacritic. Retrieved on 30 June 2010
  3. Struggles of a Working Mom and Her Daughter in Tel Aviv New York Times. 1 June 2005
  4. Star of David-crossed lovers Montreal Gazette. 2 April 2010

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