Israeli actress Daniella Kertesz

‘World War Z’ Actress Daniella Kertesz

Born in Israel, the US-based actress Daniella Kertesz diverged into acting while her family has a military background. After moving to the USA in her late teens, Kertesz worked in theaters before her on-screen breakthrough with the 2013 movie World War Z.

The AfterDeath actress started with the Israeli TV screen and now forges her way to Hollywood prominence. All about Kertesz’s professional career, family, and personal life.

Who Are Daniella Kertesz Parents? Nationality?

Kertesz was born on March 11, 1989, in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, making her 32 years old as of 2021. She comes from a Jewish family background; her father, Gabriel Kertesz, is an architect who formerly served at an anti-aircraft unit in the Israel Defense Forces. Her Dorothy Kertesz works as an English teacher.

The Autonomies actress is the youngest of 2 children; her elder brother is a helicopter pilot (worked as a Cobra pilot).

But unlike her family’s interest in the military, the 5 feet 4 inches tall actress instead had a passion for acting and dancing. By the age of 3, she attended Rubin Academy of Music and Dance. Later, when Daniella turned 18, she emigrated to the United States but is an Israeli by nationality.

Breakthrough From ‘World War Z’- Acting Career Accomplishments

The Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem, made her TV debut at 14 through the Israeli TV series Reds (2003-04). Reportedly, Daniella was discovered by a casting director as she and her brother was in Tel Aviv; the casting director would offer the then 9th-grade student an audition.

Daniella Kertesz got minor TV roles in Screenz and Mishmoret before portraying Hagar Ben David in Ha-Emet Ha’Eroma (2008-09). Moreover, in 2008, the Israeli-born actress made a recurring appearance in Loving Anna.

By the age of 18, she moved to the United States & did theaters in New York. In 2013, she got her acting breakthrough as Segen, an IDF soldier in World War Z (2013). It’s a coincidence that Kertesz, a conscientious objector, would appear as a military personality.

The movie starred Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt, who played former UN field agent Gerry Lane, while actress Mireille Enos appeared as Karin Lane, the on-screen wife of Pitt.

Daniella Kertesz as Segen, an IDF soldier in World War Z
Daniella Kertesz as Segen, an IDF soldier in World War Z
Image Source: Instagram@daniellasegen

The actress has since worked in other films: Operation Sunflower (2014), AfterDeath (2015), and Incitement (2019). Moreover, the Autonomies star most recently portrayed Racheli Warburg in the Israeli TV series Shtisel (2020-21).

Net Worth Of Daniella Kertesz In 2021

As per online sources, the Israeli actress with nearly two decades in the acting industry has an estimated net worth of $200,000. Her on-screen debut was in 2003 while in Israel, and she has since moved to the United States and earned herself fame & money.

Among her 13 acting credits, Daniella Kertesz most notably worked in the 2013 box-office hit World War Z; it collected $540.5 million worldwide. As a supporting cast in such an acclaimed movie, she summed up a salary in the 6-digit figure. Other TV credits in Autonomies and Shtsel allegedly saw her a handful of money too.

Before on-screen prominent, Kertesz worked in theaters; the average salary of a theater actor is around $48,000 per year. A TV/film actor in the United States earns in the range of $44,839 and $66,435 annually.

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Personal Life of Kertesz- Is She Dating?

The Israeli actress does not seem to prefer a flashy lifestyle and rarely opens up about her personal life. The brown-eyed brunette has an Instagram account (@daniellasegen) but is not a regular on the platform. As of 2021, Daniella Kertesz is not married but is currently in a relationship.

She is dating Yotam Menda Levy; her boyfriend is an Israeli photographer based in the United States. Having lived in New York, she moved together with her beau in Los Angeles. They reportedly maintained three years of relationship through Skype until then but kept their courtship detail low-key.

Kertesz is fluent in multiple tongues, English, French & Hebrew.

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