Moran Atias is an Israeli-American actress cum model best known for her work with Paul Haggis in the 2008 TV series Crash and the 2013 film Third Person. She was born April 9, 1981 in Haifa, Israel and is of Moroccan-Jewish descent. Her little sister is actress Shani Atias.
She first made an appearance at the age of 15 gained fame in the youth television programme, Out of Focus. Moran also starred in Italian films Gas, Oggi sposi, The Next Three Days, Radical, Allenby, and Mother of Tears. . She also starred on the FX television series Tyrant.
She pursued modelling in Germany and then Italy after she was rejected by the Defence Academy due to Meningitis. There, she was discovered and became a model for Roberto Cavalli. She also modeled for D&G, and BBG jewellers.
In Italy, she was spokeswoman for 2005–06 for the City of Milan in their campaigns against graffiti and animal cruelty in the city.
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Moran participated in the Artists for Justice and Peace volunteer mission with Sean Penn following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, in which she assisted the evacuation of refugees to Florida. During her second trip to Haiti, she took part in a workshop at Ciné Institute in Jacmel.
She is a goodwill ambassador for IsraAid.