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Alona Tal

Alona Tal

Alona Tal was an Israeli actress who was best known for her recurring roles on American TV shows like "Veronica Mars" (UPN/The CW, 2004-07), "Supernatural" (The CW/The WB, 2005-), and "SEAL Team" (CBS, 2017-). Born and raised in Herzliya, Israel, Tal grew up in a stable home with professional parents (her father was a computer specialist, while her mother made a living as an attorney). In her early 20s she served in the Israeli Defense Forces, which are the military forces for Israel. After ending her service, Tal yearned to do something different. Thus, she auditioned for a TV commercial for laundry detergent and was surprised when she was cast. After shooting the commercial in Israel, Tal quickly realized that she loved acting. She started going on more auditions and in 2003 landed her first big break when she was cast in the Israeli film "To Be a Star" (2003). From there her acting career took off. Tal was cast on the Israeli sitcom "The Pyjamas" (Arutz HaYeladim, 2003-2015), and starred in the first three seasons of the shows. In the mid-2000s Tal moved to New York City, and after dabbling in music for a brief period, starting making a name for herself as an actress in America. Her first breakout role in the states was on the cult TV show "Veronica Mars." Tal played Meg Manning on the series, and appeared in 10 episodes. When her time on "Veronica Mars" ended, Tal continued appearing mostly on American television. In addition to landing guest spots on shows like "Monk" (USA, 2002-09) and "Pretty Little Liars" (Freeform, 2010-17), she also nabbed a recurring part on the fantasy series "Supernatural." By the 2010s Tal was landing more recurring roles on television, with parts on critically acclaimed series like "Hostages" (Channel 10/Netflix, 2013-16) and "Hand of God" (Amazon, 2014-17). Furthermore, in 2017 Tal picked up a recurring part on the CBS military drama "SEAL Team." Tal played Stella on the series (the girlfriend of the lead character played by Max Thieriot), which premiered on the network in September 2017.
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