|...as Marta Stevens|
Marta Stevens & Ava Parulis/Irina Burton
|Date of birth|
30 March 1972
|Place of birth|
|...as Ava Parulis/Irina Burton|
Mili Avital is an actress who played 3 different characters in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played Marta Stevens in the pilot episode "Payback", Ava Parulis/ Irina Burton in the episode "Parasites" and Laurie Colfax in the episode "Manhattan Vigil".
As one of the most highly regarded actresses in her native Israel, Avital has created international success with her diverse starring roles in film, television and theater. Beginning her career at the age of 17, in the Cameri Theater in Tel-Aviv, she went on to win the 1992 Israeli Film Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Arriving in New York in 1994, she was immediately cast as the female lead in Stargate, for which she received a Sci-fi Universe award. She then appeared alongside Johnny Depp in Deadman, starred in Kissing a Fool, as well as Polish Wedding, The Human Stain, When Do We Eat?, and many more.
Her television work includes portraying Scheherazade in the Emmy Award nominated ABC miniseries Arabian Nights, Jon Avnet's Uprising and After the Storm. Her recent work in Israel are the hit films Ahava Columbianit (Columbian Love) and Noodle, for which she received the 2007 Israel's Critics' Circle Award for Best Actress, an Israeli Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and Israel's Person of the Year nomination. She starred as Cordelia in the play "King Lear" at the Electric Lodge in 2006. Her directorial debut, the short documentary "I Think Myself I am All the Time Younger", which she also produced, received its world premiere at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
As of 2006, she and her husband, screenwriter Charles Randolph, live in New York City with their son, Benjamin Hillel Randolph, who was born October 28, 2007.