Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, actress, producer, writer, and activist Noa Tishby has appeared in Israel’s leading TV shows, films, theater, and ad campaigns, becoming a household name in her homeland. She recently appeared in the Showtime drama The Affair, and completed shooting the third season of her talk show Life By Noa Tishby. Her other U.S. acting credits include The Island, The Ghost of Girlfriends Past, Star Trek, Big Love, CSI, and Dig.
In 2011 Tishby founded the first Israel-focused online advocacy and rapid response organization, Act For Israel, and became a powerful voice for Israel and the Middle East. In 2014 she co-created Reality Israel, a series of leadership trips to Israel for Jews and non-Jews alike. She was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Jews in the World and was on Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Power list of international executives.
Tishby is a keynote speaker and panelist at events around the world and has appeared in such venues as the United Nations General Assembly, where she has discussed everything from BDS to Israeli innovation. She is a contributor to publications such as The Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post, and The Jewish Journal, where she writes about policy, culture, and international relations.
After years of speaking and writing about Israel, both publicly and privately, Tishby has deciphered how to explain the complexities of Israel in a clear and relatable way. Her first book Israel: a Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth, was published in 2021 by Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It has been heralded as a “must-read” and earned praise from thought-leaders across the political spectrum, including Bill Maher, Aaron Sorkin, and Ben Shapiro. I
Tishby divides her time between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv and is a proud Jewish momma to her son, Ari.