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A native of Los Angeles, Rakefet Abergel is an award-winning American/Israeli actress, writer/producer/director, and outspoken stand up comedian. One month after taking a stand up class, Rakefet won Best Comic and Best Overall Talent on the Tyra Banks Show. She appeared in the movie Superbad with Jonah Hill, and as Adam Sandler's sister in Just Go with It . She can also be seen in the films My Best Friend's Girl opposite Dane Cook, with Halle Berry in The Call, and alongside Eddie Murphy & Kerry Washington in the film, A Thousand Words. Rakefet regularly guest stars on TV shows including Showtime's Shameless, New Girl, My Name is Earl, Bella and the Bulldogs, and iCarly. For a laugh, check her out as the crazy lady who shoots up her own living room over a good deal, on the hilarious commercial for Kayak. She was also a series regular on two popular web series, Breaking Fat and Addicts Anonymous.
Rakefet’s directorial debut, horror short film Boo, which she also wrote, produced, and starred in, won her multiple Best Director and Best Female Filmmaker awards, including the Minerva Award at Filmquest. The film also won Best Writing in a Short and over 40 additional awards across the board. It screened at more than 70 festivals including the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival and the prestigious NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.
She previously wrote and starred in a horror/thriller short film called Jax in Love, which she co-produced with executive producer & casting director Jory Weitz (Napoleon Dynamite). The film, directed by Oscar-nominated director Colin Campbell has been making the festival rounds and garnered Abergel nine Best Actress awards from a variety of film festivals including Nightmares Film Festival, Hollywood Horrorfest, GenreBlast Film Festival and Oregon Scream Week. The film also won Best Horror Short at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Best Original Screenplay. Her short screenplay for Boo was a finalist at Women in Horror Film Festival in Georgia and Nightmares Film Festival and won Best Short Script at Vancouver Badass Film Festival.
She teaches sixth and seventh grade religious school and Hebrew in Los Angeles and also works as an acting coach and mentor for kids and adults at Kid (F)Actor, a company she founded in 2010.