Mili Avital is an Israeli - American actress, writer, director and producer. Her international career began on the stage of the Cameri Theater of Tel-Aviv, at the age of 17. She won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Beyond the Sea, at the age of 19. Shortly after moving to New York, at the age of 21, she was cast in Stargate. She has maintained her career in both the U.S. and Israel, in both cultures, in dual languages.