We have a feeling that Gal Gadot is about to become a household name! It was just announced that the 28-year-old Israeli actress has been cast as the highly-coveted role of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick. In case you didn’t know, the upcoming movie is a sequel to this summer’s Man of Steel, and will feature Ben Affleck as The Caped Crusader and Henry Cavill returning in the role of Superman.
Anyways, you probably aren’t the only person who hasn’t heard of Gal yet, so let us give you a little background on the sure-to-be-superstar! We rounded up seven little tidbits of info to help you get to know her better, so check them out below!
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1. She's Part of The Fast & Furious Franchise
Yep, playing the part of Gisele, she made her debut in the film series back in 2009 in Fast & Furious. Though, it's not known if she'll be back for Fast & Furious 7 since she'll be kinda busy playing Wonder Woman.
2. She Was Good Friends With Paul Walker
The two obviously knew each other thanks to working together on the Fast & Furious franchise, and Gal shared her condolences after Paul tragically passed away on November 30, saying: "Lost a dear friend today. So sudden and tragic - @RealPaulWalker was a great man with a big heart and passion. RIP"
3. She's Competed (& Won!) In Beauty Pageants
That's rtight -- in 2004 at the age of 19, Gal won the title of Miss Israel. She then represented Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant.
4. Sorry Fellas, She's Taken!
Yes, Gal is a married woman. She tied the knot with Israeli businessman Yaron Versano on Septmeber 28, 2008.
5. Oh, and She's a Mom, Too
Gal and her hubby Yaron welcomed a baby girl named Alma in November 2011.
6. She Could Easily Kick Your Butt
At the age of 20, Gal joined the Israeli Army. She also continued to model during her two-year service term as sports trainer in the Israel Defense Forces.
7. She's Super Into Bikes (As In Motorcycles)
Gal is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R.
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