Mark Ivanir

Actor | 1968 | American, Israeli, Ukrainian, Romanian Passport | Los Angeles

Personal Data

Languages: Hebrew, Russian (mother tongue), English, French, Yiddish (fluent), Arabic, German (good) and good in almost all Slavonic languages

Residence: Los Angeles

Place of birth: Ukraine

Nationality: American, Israeli, Ukrainian, Romanian Passport

Height: 1.72m (5' 7.7“)

Hair: black

Eyes: green

Training: Philippe Gaulier School (London), Dana's Circus School, Nissan Nativ Acting School (Tel-Aviv)

Pitch of the voice: bariton, tenor

Musical instruments: guitar, piano

Dance: tap-dancing and other

Sports: acrobatics, basketball, soccer, unicycle, martial arts

Driving licence: car (B)

Others: excellent acrobatics and circus skills, army training


Screen Actor Guild Awards 2016: "Best Cast in a Drama Series" for HOMELAND

Berlin International Film Festival 2007: won Silver Berlin Bear 'Outstanding Artistic Contribution' (shared with) for THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2010: nom. 'Best Actor' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER

Haifa International Film Festival 2010: won 'Best Actor' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER

Ophir Award (Israel): 'Best Lead Role' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2010: nom. 'Best Performance by an Actor' for THE HUMAN RESSOURCES MANAGER

Feature | Television

2022 | Litvinenko | Tiger Aspect Productions, Livedrop Media, ITV - Independent Television, Viaplay | TV series | Director: Jim Field Smith

2021 | Babylon Berlin | X Filme Creative Pool | TV series | Director: Henk Handloegten, Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries

2020 | Rubikon (WT) | Graf Filmproduktion, Samsara Film | feature film | Director: Magdalena Lauritsch | lead

2020 | Away | 6th & Idaho Productions, True Jack Productions, Universal Television | Netflix | TV series | Director: (series creators): Jessica Goldberg, Andrew Hinderaker

2019 | Kajillionaire | Plan B Entertainment, Annapurna Pictures | Annapurna Pictures | feature film | Director: Miranda July

2019 | The New Pope | Wildside | TV series | Director: Paolo Sorrentino

2018 | American Horror Story | 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Productions | FOX | TV series | Director: Jennifer Arnold | season 8

2018 | Esau | 2-Team Productions | feature film | Director: Pavel Lungin

2018 | The Coldest Play | Watchout Productions | Nextfilm | feature film | Director: Lukasz Kosmicki

2018 | The Red Sea Diving Resort | Bron Studios | Fox Search Light | feature film | Director: Gideon Raff

2018 | Entebbe | Universal/Working Title | feature film | Director: José Padilha

2018-2016 | Homeland | Showtime | TV series | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter, Michael Cuesta

2017 | Barry | HBO | TV series | Director: Alec Berg | 4 episodes

2017 | Transparent | Amazon Studios | TV series | Director: Jill Soloway | 4 episodes

2017 | Salvation | CBS | TV series | Director: Maja Vrvilo, Nick Gomez | 2 episodes

2017 | Madam Secretary - "Extraordinary Hazard" | ABC | TV series | Director: Charlotte Brändström

2013 | A Late Quartet | Opening Night Productions | feature film | Director: Yaron Zilberman

2012 | The Fourth State | UFA Cinema | feature film | Director: Dennis Gansel

2012 | 360 | Revolution Films | feature film | Director: Fernando Meirelles

2011 | The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn | Amblin Entertainment / Paramount Pictures | feature film | Director: Steven Spielberg

2010 | The Human Resources Manager | feature film | Director: Eran Riklis

2010 | Face to Face with Crime | typhoon films | ARD | TV series | Director: Dominik Graf

2008 | What Just Happened? | Miramax | feature film | Director: Barry Levinson

2006 | The Good Shepherd | Universal Pictures | feature film | Director: Robert De Niro | Academy Award

2005 | Mr. & Mrs. Smith | Regency Enterprises | feature film | Director: Dough Liman

2004 | The Terminal | DreamWorks Distribution | feature film | Director: Steven Spielberg

1993 | Schindler's List | Universal Pictures | feature film | Director: Steven Spielberg | 7 Academy Awards, 7 BAFTA Awards



Mark Ivanir has been working as a professional film and television actor in Los Angeles since 2001. His first major film role was in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Oscar winning epic SCHINDLER’S LIST. He rejoined with Spielberg twice, first for a cameo appearance in TERMINAL, then again for THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN. A pivotal role in Robert De Niro’s 2006 film, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, landed Mark a role in Barry Levinson’s WHAT JUST HAPPENED, this time acting alongside De Niro. Many films followed. Mark has booked over 35 Guest Star and Guest Lead roles on television. Ivanir’s road to Hollywood was circuitous at best. Born in the communist Ukraine, he immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972.

After being cast by Spielberg in SCHINDLER’S LIST, Ivanir moved to London to study with Philippe Gaulier and the actors of the Theater De Complicite. During this stint, he landed roles in THE MAN WHO CRIED (with Johnny Depp) and SECRET AFFAIR which encouraged him to relocate to Hollywood. Ever since, Mark has been working on films in the US, in Europe and in Israel. In Germany he has been working with Dennis Gansel on THE FOURTH STATE and with Dominik Graf on the highly acclaimed mini-series IN THE FACE OF THE CRIME. In Europe, Mark was also working with Fernando Meirelles on his episodic feature film 360. Most recently, Mark co-starred alongside Catherine Keener, Philipp Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken in A LATE QUARTET.

Mark currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

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