Israeli actress Shira Haas, who came to international prominence over the past year in Netflix's mini-series "Unorthodox", is listed in the Top 100 "Emerging People" of 2021 by Time magazine, the ranking of which was released on Wednesday.
This list, dubbed "TIME100 Next," lists the rising stars of the year 2021 who will "shape the future of entertainment, health, politics and business."
These personalities are "doctors and scientists who fight the Covid-19, defenders of equality and justice, journalists defending the truth and artists sharing their visions of the present and the future," the magazine says.
“Everyone on this list is about to make history,” said Dan Macsai, editorial director of TIME 100 Next.
Deborah Feldman, whose memoir "Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots" is the basis for the show starring Haas, said of the actress that she "has a way of bringing an intensity to the screen that’s incredibly convincing, no matter how far-fetched or strange a narrative can seem."
"As Shira inhabits Esty’s inner world, navigating the abandonment of her old life among the Satmar community and her transition to new experiences, she unpacks and destroys clichés about how we perceive those who are different from us. You can trust her with work that, in other hands, might come across as one-dimensional," she wrote.
This honor comes as Haas was nominated in early February for a Golden Globes Award in the "mini-series and TV movies" category.
In summer 2020, the Israeli star was nominated for the prestigious Emmy Awards 2020 for Lead Actress in a Limited Series, again for her role in "Unorthodox."
Unorthodox was nodded for eight nominations in total, including Best Limited Series.
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