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Alena Yiv Wikipedia
Alena (Alona) Yiv (Hebrew: אלונה איב; born on November 30, 1979) is an Israeli actress and director.
She was born as Alyona Ovsyannik (Russian: Алёна Овсянник) in Saint Petersburg to a psychologist mother and economist father. She had two young sisters, one is an Israeli economist, and the second, Ksenia Ovsyanick, is a Ballet dancer in English National Ballet, who resides in London. When Yiv was fourteen years old, she made Aliyah to Israel with NAALE Program. She first lived in Mishmar HaEmek kibbutz, learned Hebrew and afterwards she moved to David Raziel youth village.
After she finished high school she started to learn Mathematics at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. At her free time she watched a lot of movies and read books about directing. At the age 21 she left the university, moved to Jerusalem and attended Hadassah College Jerusalem, studying cinema. She took acting classes and played in the film "Junior" (2006). She worked as a stunt performer in advertising, in the Israeli television drama Srugim and in the movie Kirot, in which she was Olga Kurylenko's double. At that period she worked as a director assistant of Avi Malka, the founder and manager of Impro - Film and Television Acting School and joined the acting courses under his direction.
In 2010 she got a lead feminine role in the Israeli TV series "Blue Natalie". She was nominated for that role to the best actress of the year prize in Israeli TV.
She played as Donna Anna in Dom Juan play in Gesher Theater by director Alexander Morfov.
Alena Yiv plays the feminine lead role in Dina Zvi-Riklis movie "Be-rakia hamishi" (The Fifth Heaven) that came to cinema In October 2012.
Along her cinematic career she directed many short Video art films and video clips.