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Haifa,, Israel

Odeya Rush

Odeya Rush is a well-known actress and model from Israel. Odeya Rush has appeared in several films in a lead role in; The Giver (2014), Goosebumps (2015), The Bachelors (2017), Lady Bird (2017), Dumplin’ (2018), and Let It Snow (2019).

Early Life

Born as Odeya Rushinek, professionally known by the name Odeya Rush was born on the 12th of May 1997, in Haifa, Israel.

As of 2022, Rush is 25 years old and holds Israeli nationality. In addition, she believes in the Ashkenazi Jewish religion and has a zodiac sign of Taurus. Similarly, she belongs to the Jewish ethnicity.

Coming toward her parents, she is the daughter of Shlomo Rush (father) and Maia Rush (mother). Professionally, her father is a security consultant in Alabama. She was raised in Haifa, Israel until she was eight years when she used to write and perform plays.

When she was 9 years old, she and her family moved to Alabama, United States. During her arrival in the United States, she did not know English and could only speak Hebrew. Talking about her siblings, she has six siblings whose names are unknown.

Four of them are younger than she is—two sets of twins who reside with their parents in Los Angeles and two older paternal half-brothers who reside in Israel.

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Caption: Odeya Rush’s childhood photo with her siblings (Source: Instagram)

Rush studied at the N. E. Miles Jewish Day School in Birmingham, Alabama, where she resided. Later, she moved to Midland Park, New Jersey, where she attended public school. Later, the family relocated to Los Angeles when she turned 15, at the beginning of 2013.

Professional Career

Before starting her acting career, Odeya Rush started her career in her childhood and adolescence when she was discovered as a model in the United States, appearing in major campaigns and advertisements for fashion brands Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, and H&M. Moreover, she also featured in a summer campaign for collaboration between FILA and Urban Outfitters in 2018.

Television roles

She made her acting debut as Hannah Milner in the 2010 crime-drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” appearing in the episode of ‘Branded.’ The next year, she landed another role as Emly in the television sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in the episode ‘Mister Softee.’

She starred in the titular role in her first Hebrew-language Israeli drama series Baalat HaChalomot (2021). Even, she has lent her voice to the character name Samara in the 2022 adult animated science fiction drama “Pantheon” in the episode ‘Pantheon.’

Movies roles

In the 2012 Disney movie “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, she made her big screen debut, portraying the role of Joni Jerome in it. For the movie, she played best friend of Timothy, which was directed by Peter Hedges. The next year, she appeared in the horror film “We Are What We Are” as Alyce Parker.

She starred as Flona in the 2014 science fiction film “The Giver” which is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Lois Lowry and directed by Phillip Noyce. The movie also co-starred  Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, and Taylor Swift.

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Caption: Odeya in the movie, The Giver (Source: The Columbia Chronicle)

In the year 2015, she played Ashley Burwood, niece of Johana Burwood (played by Sarah Hyland), in the comedy film “See You in Valhalla.” The same year, she played the female lead in the film “Goosebumps.” The movie is based on R. L. Stine’s popular book series.

In the 2017 action-thriller film “The Hunter’s Prayer” she was cast as Ella Hatto, opposite Sam Worthington, which was directed by Jonathan Mostow. That same year, she played the supporting role of Jenna Walton in Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age comedy-drama film “Lady Bird.” She along with the rest of the cast in numerous awards for the film.

Recent works

The following year, she played the role of Lacy Westman in the comedy-drama film “The Bachelors.” She starred as Tatiana Mills in the 2018 satirical comedy film “Dear Dictator” which starred Michael Caine and Katie Holmes. The same year, she landed in two movies called; “Dumplin” as Elle and “Spinning Man” as Joyce Bonner.

Her recent movie works include; “Let It Snow” (2019) as Addie, “Pink Skies Ahead” (2020) as Stephanie, “Cha Cha Real Smooth” (2022) as Macy, and “Umma” (2022) as River. Moreover, she has also been a director, producer, and writer in the 2017 short movie called “Thanks.”


In the year 2013, she was named one of Hollywood’s 20 up-and-coming young actresses under 20 to watch by The Midwest TV Guys. Later, in 2014, she was one of two Israeli actresses, along with Gal Gadot, to be named Hollywood’s newest leading ladies by InStyle magazine.

This actress has been nominated for the Young Artist Award (2012), the Teen Choice Award (2014), the CinEuphoria Award (2019), and many others.

Odeya Rush – Net Worth 2023

The actress has made a good living from her movies and television series. As of 2022, Rush’s net worth is estimated at around $500,000 while her earnings and income are still unknown.

Relationship Status

Following her relationship status, Odeya Rush is currently dating her boyfriend, Ryan Lee. Moreover, her boyfriend is an actor and Goosebumps co-star by profession.

The relationship between them seems strong and there is no sign of their separation at the moment. Besides this, this celeb is not a part of controversy or scandal and has a clean image in the public.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Odeya posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Regarding her body stats, she is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 55 kg. Moreover, she has blue eyes with dark brown hair color, and her body measurement measures 35-27-36 inches. In addition, she wears a dress size of 4 US, a shoe size of 8US, and a bra size of 32B.

Odeya Rush – Social Media

On her Instagram ‘@odeyarush’ there are over 572k followers. Likewise, there are over 68.7k followers on her Twitter page ‘@OdeyaRush1’ and over 146k followers on her Facebook page.