Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman.
For those unfamiliar with her name, the 30-year-old actress is best known for her roles in four “Fast and Furious” films.
But before she was in action films, she was Miss Israel and served two years in the Israeli army.
She’s bringing the comic-book Amazonian princess to life alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” out March 25.
She’ll also star in the standalone “Wonder Woman” film scheduled for 2017 and (at least) two “Justice League” movies.
Get to know the new Wonder Woman below:
Gal Gadot was born in Israel on April 30, 1985. Her mom was a teacher, and her father was an engineer.
Growing up, Gadot wanted to be a choreographer before switching her sights to law, but her plans changed after she met a pageant scout.
She participated in the 2004 Miss Israel contest and won, which launched her into a modeling career.
She said she rebelled while at the Miss Universe pageant by showing up late and not coming prepared.
After she participated in the pageant, she left to serve two years in the Israeli army, which is required of all Israelis. She was a fitness trainer. Afterward, she began studying law at university.
While she was in school, a casting director for “Quantum of Solace” saw her modeling card and reached out to her for an audition. The part ultimately went to Olga Kurylenko.
She ended up landing her first acting gig on an Israeli TV show, “Bubot,” and left university.
She married Yaron Versano in 2008, and the couple has a 4-year-old daughter, Alma.
Her Hollywood career started after she was cast as Gisele in “Fast & Furious,” whose casting director was the same from “Quantum of Solace.” She reprised the role three more times. Her final appearance was in “Furious 7.”