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Lior Raz  

Israeli Actor & Screenwriter Best Known for "Fauda"

Lior Raz is an Israeli actor and screenwriter best known for creating the political thriller "Fauda" and portraying the main character Doron Kavillio. Born to immigrants from Iraq and Algeria, Raz was raised in Jerusalem. He served as special ops in an IDF anti-terrorist unit. After his military service, Raz moved to the U.S and served as bodyguard.

After returning to Israel he worked as the creative director for the one of the largest ad agencies in Israel (BBDO). Later on he founded “Kookooruza," a leading production company for TV commercials in Israel. In 2003 he decided to dedicate himself to acting. His early acting days included different roles at the Gesher Theater and Ruth Kaner company. He also played numerous roles in Israel TV series and movies.

In 2014, he created with Avi Issacharoff the critically acclaimed thriller series "Fauda," in which Raz stars as Doron Kavillio, the commander of an undercover counter-terrorism Mista'arvim unit. In 2016, the show won six awards, including Best Drama Series, at the Israeli Academy Awards. In December 2017, The New York Times selected Fauda as the best international show of 2017. In 2018, the show won 11 Israeli TV Academy Awards, including best TV drama, best actor for Raz, and best screenplay, casting, cinematography, recording, and special effects.

Raz’s work includes a leading role in "Operation Finale," an MGM thriller movie, where he plays Isser Harel, the Director of Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad. He stars alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, and Oscar Isaac. In addition, Raz starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in the Netflix film, "6 Underground," directed by Michael Bay.

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