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Facts about American-Israeli actress Odeya Rush; Famous for The Giver and Dumplin'

Published Thu Nov 28 2019 By Travis
Facts about American-Israeli actress Odeya Rush; Famous for The Giver and Dumplin'

With striking blue eyes, piercing gaze, and tremendous acting, Odeya Rush is making her presence felt in Hollywood. The actress is only 22 years old, but it feels like we’ve seen her in movies and TV shows for a long time and it’s because she’s been in the show business since 2010 and now Odeya Rush and Mila Kunis are compared to one another because of their similar looks.

Whether she is playing a compassionate friend in 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' or Dumplin’ or a pen pal of a dictator in the movie 'Dear Dictator,' she fits all characters, which is why the actress is getting so much attention from the mainstream media and a lot of Hollywood roles.

Odeya Rush is an American-Israeli actress who starred in the movie The Giver alongside Meryl Streep.
Odeya Rush is an American-Israeli actress who starred in the movie The Giver alongside Meryl Streep.

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The actress is only now coming into her own with an appearance in the Oscar-nominated movie 'Lady Bird.' But Odeya Rush is not only an actress, but she is also a writer/director of short films, and over the years, she's written and directed more than three short films. So, here are some facts you should know about the American-Israeli actress Odeya Rush.

6. After the Release of Let It Snow, Odeya Rush, and Mila Kunis are Being Compared to One Another

Odeya Rush and Mila Kunis are not related to one another; there is not even a single picture or mention of the two actresses meeting one another. So, why are there, all of a sudden, people on Twitter comparing the two leading Hollywood ladies?

So, 'Let It Snow' arrived on Netflix, and people were confused by the actress in the movie, with most of them thinking it was Mila Kunis. Well, she was Odeya, and all of a sudden, there were people on Twitter comparing the two ladies’ photos and asking for the reboot of 'The 70s Show' with Odeya playing the character of Mila.

We do see the similarities between Odeya Rush and Mila Kunis, but the two are neither related, and chances are they’ve never met either. Come to think of it; it would be pretty trippy to stand Odeya and Mila side by side and take their photo.

5. Odeya Rush was Born in Israel and Moved to America at the Age of 9; She did not Speak a Single Word of English at the Time

Odeya Rush moved to the US at the age of nine, with her parents.
Odeya Rush moved to the US at the age of nine, with her parents.

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Odeya Rush was born on 12 May 1997 in Haifa, Israel, to her father Shlomo Rush and her mother. She got her initial education in Israel, but then the family needed to move to the United States because of her father’s work. When she arrived in America, she was nine years old, and the actress did not speak a single word of English, only Hebrew. It is hard to imagine now, almost 12 years ago, the actress did not speak English, considering how American she looks and talks by now.

4. After Disagreement with Her Mother, Odeya’s Father Named Her from The Old Testament

Odeya was named by her father from The Old Testament.
Odeya was named by her father from The Old Testament.

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After Odeya was born, her father and mother were searching for a good name for her, but they were drawing blanks and not agreeing on any names. Then according to the actress, her father opened The Old Testament, and there it was, Odeya, he loved the name and named her daughter the same. The actress revealed her name means “Thank God.”

3. Odeya is the Only Daughter of Her Parents; She’s Got Two Sets of Twin Brothers and Two Elder Brothers

Odeya with her mother and twin brothers.
Odeya with her mother and twin brothers.

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When Odeya was born in 1997, she was the third child of her parents and their first daughter, but soon, she became the elder sister of two sets of twins, all boys. So, Odeya is the only girl child in the family, with the other six being boys. The twins and Odeya live in America while their elder brothers live in Israel.

2. Odeya Rush wanted to Return to Israel to Complete Her Military Service

Odeya wanted to join the military when she was younger.
Odeya wanted to join the military when she was younger.

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When Odeya was still in the middle of her teenage, she told her parents she would return to Israel after she turns 18 to serve in the military. In Israel, all citizens must be trained in combat and serve in the military for two years, it is a mandatory service, and Odeya always desired to join the military, but when she turned 18, her acting career was taking off, so she decided to stay in America instead.

1. Ryan Lee and Odeya Rush are in a Relationship Since Their Time Together on the Set of 2015 Movie 'Goosebumps'

In late 2014, she was hired to play the role of 'Hannah' in the movie Goosebumps starring Jack Black. The movie’s cast also included Dylan Minnette and Ryan Lee, and when the shooting ended, Odeya and Ryan started to grow closer to one another.

The two lovebirds started to date, and soon they were in a relationship. The couple is still together, almost five years since they first started to go out. Odeya shares photos on her Instagram page from time to time about the couple going on vacation and enjoying some alone time together.

Ryan Lee and Odeya Rush started their romance after appearing together in the movie Goosebumps.
Ryan Lee and Odeya Rush started their romance after appearing together in the movie Goosebumps.

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