Lior Ashkenazi

Ashkenazi in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Ramat Gan, Israel

Date of Birth: December 28, 1968

Ethnicity: Turkish Jewish

Lior Ashkenazi is an Israeli actor. His films include Late Marriage, Walk on Water, Footnote, Big Bad Wolves, Foxtrot, and Perfect Strangers.

His parents are Turkish Jews from Istanbul. His first language is Ladino.

Lior is married to producer Maya Amsellem. He has a daughter with his former wife, actress Shira Farber; and a daughter with Maya.

Source: Interview with Lior Ashkenazi –

1 Response

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Turkish Jews are literally by definiton Mizrahi Jewish, as Sephardi Jews who lived in a Middle Eastern Muslim country for several generations.

    Add that Mizrah Jewish tag.

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