Jews Making News 10/17/2014

Compiled by Anna Streetman | AJT

Fisher and Cohen Expecting Third Child

 Actress Isla Fisher and her husband, actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, are pregnant with their third child.

The couple met in 2002 and have been married for four years. They have two children together: Olive, age six, and Elula, age four. Fisher converted to Judaism before marrying Cohen, studying for three years and taking the Hebrew name “Ayala.” She also received approval from Cohen’s observant Jewish parents. Fisher has described herself as somebody who keeps Shabbat.

Cohen is notable for his roles in Borat, Bruno, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. His next film role will be in Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, scheduled for release in 2016. Fisher’s credits have included, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Rango, and Now You See Me.

 

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield, who plays Spider-Man in the popular “Amazing Spider-Man” movie series, is hanging up his suit for a more serious role in the new film 99 Homes.

The 31-year-old will play Dennis Nash, a father trying to get back his home after being evicted by a real estate agent. Nash is a construction worker who can’t find any work during the housing crisis. He stays in a cheap hotel with his son and wife, and eventually has to end up working for the same real estate agent that evicted him and his family.

Garfield has dual citizen ship in America and the United Kingdom. He played a supporting role as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network, a role that gained him considerable attention and award nominations. He also starred in Death of a Salesman on Broadway alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman.