Odeya Rush is an Israeli actress and model best known for her starring role as Jenna Walton in coming-of-age comedy-drama film Lady Bird. She further gained fame for her roles as Fiona in The Giver, Hannah Fairchild in Goosebumps and Ellen ‘Elle’ Dryver in Dumplin.
Odeya Rush was born on the 12th of May 1997, in Haifa, Israel. She is currently 22 years old.
|Birth Name||Odeya Rushinek|
|Date of Birth||May 12, 1997|
|Place of Birth||Haifa, Israel|
|Age||21 years old|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Family and Education
Odeya Rush was born into a Jewish family to parents Shlomo Rush and Maia Rush. Her mother was born in Russia and later immigrated to Israeli whereas her father was a proper Israeli. She has six brothers, of which four younger brothers are two sets of twins, and she has two older brothers.
Rush’s family moved to the United States when she was nine years old. There, she attended N.E. Miles Jewish Day School in Birmingham, Alabama where she resided. After that, she moved to Midland Park, New Jersey where she attended a public school.
She later studied at the Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California.
Odeya Rush Boyfriend
Rush has been in a relationship with her Goosebumps co-star, Ryan Lee.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 4 inches|
Centimeters – 163 cm
Meters – 1.63 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 55 kg|
Pounds – 121 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||6.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US) / 36 (EU)|
|Distinctive Features||Blue Eyes|
Odeya Rush got her start with Peter Hedges’s fantasy comedy-drama film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” in 2012. She played the role of Joni Jerome alongside actors Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Dianne Wiest, CJ Adams, and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Rush earned her first acting job on television in 2010 when she was cast in a guest starring role as Hannah Milner on NBC’s police procedural series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She appeared in an episode titled “Branded”.
In 2017, Odeya Rush featured in Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age comedy-drama film “Lady Bird”. A role that earned her a lot of critical acclaim and accolades. She got several nominations for her work in the film and she won the Awards Circuit Community Awards in the category for Best Performance by a Cast Ensemble.
In the year 2015, she starred in the horror film Goosebumps as Hannah Fairchild. The film is based on the children’s horror book series of the same name by R. L. Stine which also had actors Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, and Jillian Bell. For her performance in the film, she won the Young Artist Awards in the category for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress.
Some of Rush’s notable works include her part as Fiona in the 2014 science fiction film The Giver and as Ellen ‘Elle’ Dryver in the 2018 coming-of-age comedy film Dumplin’.
When she was into modeling in her early career, she had appeared in several ad campaigns and commercials for brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Guess and many others.
Odeya Rush Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Chocolate
- Favorite Movie – Zero Motivation
- Favorite Place – New York
Odeya Rush Net Worth
The Israeli actress has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Fewer Known Facts About Odeya Rush
Her name, “Odeya”, means “Thank God” in Hebrew.
She got interested in theatre at a young age that she wrote and performed at the age of eight.
By the time she was nine, her family relocated to the United States where they settled down in the neighborhood of Alabama. She could speak only Hebrew at that time, and she had to struggle a bit to learn English in school.
When her family moved to the United States, Rush told her father that she’d go back to Israel at age 18 for her military service, but she got into acting before that.
Rush started of her career as a model though she was interesting in acting. She modeled as well as appeared in campaigns for several fashion brands.
It wasn’t long after she was into modeling, she got an acting part in 2010 in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in the episode “Branded”, in which she played the character Hannah Milner.
She is good friends with Hailee Steinfeld.
Rush is a huge fan of actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron.
Her celebrity crush is Chris Pratt.
In addition to acting, she has directed a music video for her friend Harry Nathan, for his song “Rooftops”, and a short film Thanks in the year 2017.
She’s often compared to Mila Kunis as she poses a strong resemblance with the actress. Is that so?