• Bar Paly is an actress and model, best known for her role as Anastasia "Anna" Kolcheck in the TV series “NCIS: Los Angeles” and Sorina Luminita in the film “Pain & Gain”.
• She was born in Nizhny Tagil, inn the then Russian SFSR and migrated to Israel with her family where she obtained Israeli citizenship.
• Her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, earned through her successful career active since the early 2000s.
• She is popular on social media networks such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
• She is married to famous filmmaker, Ian Kessner, and became a naturalized US citizen after their marriage.

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FactOn August 14, 2016, Paly became a U.S. citizen.

Who is Bar Paly?

Born Varvara Alexandrovna Paly on the 29th April 1982, in Nizhny Tagil, inn the then Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, she is an actress and model, who as Bar Paly, is probably best known to the world as Anastasia “Anna” Kolcheck in the TV series “NCIS: Los Angeles”, and as Sorina Luminita in the film “Pain & Gain”, among other roles she has secured so far in her career.

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Early Life, Nationality, and Education

Of Jewish ancestry, Bar spent the first seven years of her life in Russia but then migrated to Israel with her family, where she became eligible for and obtained Israeli citizenship. During her years in Tel Aviv, Bar was often attended opera, ballet and other artistic events, which drew her close to the performing arts, however, there is no more information about her parents and her education in the media, as Bar was still a few years away from becoming a worldwide star for the media to find out more about her past.

Career Beginnings

Bar has been interested in acting from an early age, and finally in 2003 made her acting debut in the mockumentary film “Zehirut Matzlema” – translated to “Big Tuna” – about the life and work of the first Israeli candid camera director, Max Tuna Schreiber. After that start, Bar launched a modeling career, which helped pay for her acting lessons, but never wanted to chase modeling as a career more than she had to in order to support her acting studies. She then moved to the US, and returned to screen in 2006, appearing in the comedy film “Filthy Gorgeous”, starring Isabella Rossellini, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Eva Simon, then made several successful appearances, including in the horror film ‘The Ruins” with Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone and Jonathan Tucker as the stars, and in the thriller film “Stiletto”, starring Stana Katic, Tom Berenger and Paul Sloan.

Rise to Prominence

With notable appearances in successful films and TV series, Bar captured the attention of several casting directors and producers, and so received offers for new roles. In 2008 she portrayed Lola in the TV comedy-drama series “The Starter Wife”, then had a notable role in the successful sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” as Natalia, one of Ted’s love interests. After that, Bar had a few minor roles in such TV series as “Underemployed” in 2012 and “Game Shop” in the same year, while in 2013, she had the lead female role in Michael Bay’s action comedy film “Pain & Gain”, starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie, receiving positive reviews for her work on the film, which launched her further into the acting world. Since then, Bar has secured a number of successful roles, which only made her even more popular, and it also increased her net worth. In 2014, she was Iris Marianne in the action thriller “Non-Stop”, starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, and had a support role in the film “Million Dollar Arm”, with the lead roles entrusted to Alan Arkin, Jon Hamm and Aasif Mandvi.

Continual Success

She was now becoming a prominent actress, and with a couple of roles that followed, cemented her spot as a Hollywood actress. She was chosen for the part of Anna Kolcheck in the TV crime-drama series “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2015-2018), and concurrently appeared in the short film “Lost Girls”, for which she received a Best Lead Actress Award nomination at the California Women’s Film Festival. Then in 2016 Bar featured in the thriller film “Urge”, starring Pierce Brosnan, Justin Chatwin and Danny Masterson, and was given the role of Krisztina in the short-lived comedy series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” (2016-2017), while the lead star of the series was famous actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, next to Kat Foster and Moises Arias. Most recently, Bar started working on the thriller film “Headlock”, scheduled for release late in 2018, in which she will star next to Andy Garcia and Dianna Agron.

Married to Famous Filmmaker, Ian Kessner

Ian Kessner is a writer, director and producer, probably best known to the world for writing and directing the horror film “Lost After Dark” (2015), and also for writing the screenplay for the television film “Hush Little Baby” back in 2007. The couple married on the 14th August 2016, following which Bar Paly became a naturalized US citizen – Ian has dual Canadian and American citizenship .

Do You Know How rich successful actress and model Bar Paly is?

Bar has come a long way from her birth Russia to becoming a US citizen; during this time she has been devoted to her acting career, which made her not only popular but also wealthy. So, have you ever wondered how rich Bar Paly is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Paly’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, earned through her successful career active since the early 2000s. So far, Bar has appeared in more than 25 film and TV titles.

Bar Paly Body Measurements

Described as a beautiful woman, she was even on Maxim’s “Hot 100” list of 2014 at No. 66. She stands at 5ft 8ins, equal to 1.74m, and weighs 127lbs or 57kg. Her vital statistics are 35-24-34, having quite a slim and apparently sexy body, don’t you think?

Internet Popularity

Since launching her on-screen career, Bar has managed to expand her popularity to social media networks, primarily Instagram. Her official Instagram page has more than 80,000 followers, with whom she has shared her pictures from various destinations and poses

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and many other posts that have only increased her popularity. She is also quite active on Twitter, on which she has over 25,000 followers, using her account to promote her own work, but has also shared details from her personal life, and her own opinion and ideas.  Bar is no stranger to  Facebook either, on which she has more than 23,000 fans, sharing her newest endeavors, both professional and personal.

So, if you are not already a fan of this beautiful and successful actress, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one.


1On August 14, 2016, Paly became a U.S. citizen.
2She is of Russian Jewish descent.
3She was born in Russia and moved to Israel when she was seven. She was raised in Tel Aviv.
4Ranked #66 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.




Headlock2017completedLauren De Isigney
Tranzlocopre-productionThe Real Girl
Bosch2017TV SeriesLeni
NCIS: Los Angeles2015-2017TV SeriesAnna Kolcheck
Training Day2017TV SeriesNatalie
Lost Girls2016ShortKara
Jean-Claude Van Johnson2016TV MovieKrisztina
Street Level2015Shelby
Parental Indiscretion2015TV SeriesTaylor
Million Dollar Arm2014Lisette
Non-Stop2014Iris Marianne
Pain & Gain2013Sorina Luminita
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III2012Maria-Carla
Game Shop2012TV SeriesFaux-Nerd
Underemployed2012TV SeriesTatiana
Starf*ckers2011TV Series shortValerie
L.A. Noire2011Video GameMarguerite Cansito (voice)
How I Met Your Mother2010TV SeriesNatalia
The Starter Wife2008TV SeriesLola
The Ruins2008Archeologist
Unhitched2008TV SeriesChloe
CSI: NY2007TV SeriesMia Opal
Filthy Gorgeous2006TV MovieNadia Godo
Ahava Me'ever Lapina2003TV SeriesYulia
Zehirut Matzlema2003TV MovieMax's Daughter (as Barbara Phali)


Pain & Gain: The A Game - Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain'2013Video documentaryHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
The Screen Junkies Show2013TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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