Yali Topol Margalith Carries On Her Grandfather’s Legacy: Interesting Facts

By Navin SoniPublished on: May 13, 2024 Updated on: May 13, 2024
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Yali Topol Margalith is an Israeli actress known for her roles in “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” (2024) and “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.” Beyond her on-screen work, she’s also an accomplished voice artist in numerous Israeli shows like Charlie in “Charlie and the Numbers” (2010), Christopher Robin in “Winnie the Pooh Goes on a Little Adventure” (2012), Geo in “Omi Zumi” (2012), and Dima in “The Bunch of Bodies” (2011).

Her diverse talents in acting and voice work reflect her capacity to handle complex roles and contribute significantly to the entertainment industry. Yali’s career honors her heritage as the granddaughter of the esteemed actor Chaim Topol and sets a high bar for storytelling in various media.

Yali’s Academy-Nominated Grandfather Chaim Topol Recognized Her Acting Ability When She Was Four

From a young age, Yali Topol Margalith was earmarked for acting, inspired and guided by her grandfather, the acclaimed Chaim Topol. His role as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” not only earned him a Golden Globe but also nominations for both an Academy Award and a Tony Award.

Yali As A Young Kid With Her Grandfather Chaim Topol
With Her Granddad Chaim Topol

Chaim observed Yali’s natural inclinations toward acting early on when she was just 4. He would comment to her about her innate talent, often affirming, “You, you are an actor.” This wasn’t just familial affection speaking; it was the keen eye of a seasoned performer recognizing potential in his granddaughter.

He imparted crucial advice that Yali cherishes to this day: never judge the characters you play but instead, seek to understand and connect with them internally. This philosophy helped her develop a profound, empathetic approach to her roles. Talking about this, she said,

he would often say, You, you are an actor. I was a weird kid and always put on shows at home or on the street, pulled faces in the mirror, talked to strangers… All the signs were there. He knew that. He always took me so seriously as an actor, even as a child. He made me feel valued and gave me advice all the time. I remember that I played a villain when I was about 14, and he sat me down and explained to me that you can never judge a character and you must find a way to connect to them within yourself. He gave me some of the best advice. I still apply it to this day.

Her Parents Are Both Into Acting & Music

Yali hails from a family deeply embedded in the arts. Her mother, Adi Topol Margalith, is a multifaceted figure in the entertainment industry, serving as CEO, producer, director, and actor at OvertoneUK. Since 2011, she has been at the helm of OvertoneUK, a family business that specializes in producing, directing, and dubbing children’s programs. The company has collaborated with major names like Disney and Pixar, showcasing its breadth and quality in production.

Yali With Her Parents On Her Graduation Day
Yali & Her Dad & Mum On Her Graduation Day

Her father, Dror Margalith, complements this creative partnership with his musical expertise. He is not only a manager and founder of OvertoneUK but also leads the high-end party band DNA, which he founded in 2018. His work involves arranging and composing music, further illustrating the family’s artistic environment.

She Has Two Siblings

Yali Margalith is part of a closely-knit family, with two siblings enriching her life. Her elder brother, Guy Margalith, was born in 1995, and her younger sister, Darya Margalith, followed in February 2006. Yali herself was born on March 15, 2000.

Yali Topol Margalith With Her Dad, Mom, & Siblings
The Margalith Family

Both she and her sister share a passion for acting and music, though Darya is yet to embark on her professional journey. Despite their hectic schedules that now keep them from making many public appearances together, the siblings share a strong bond and fondly remember their family dinner nights from the past.

She Is Dating An Actor/Chreographer Timo Tatzber

Yali Topol Margalith has been in a romantic relationship with Timo Tatzber, an actor and choreographer, since around 2020. Born in 1998 and hailing from Korneuburg, Timo shares a deep bond with her that is evident in their public appearances and social media.

Yali's Boyfriend Kissing Her
Yali And Timo

The couple playfully mimicked a wedding ceremony at a friend’s birthday party, celebrating their love with shared photos on Instagram. Their strong and supportive relationship speaks to their deep connection and affection for each other.

Yali Topol Margalith & Her Boyfriend Timo Mimic A Wedding
Yali And Her Partner Mimic Their Wedding

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Trivia

      • Margalith engages in various sports and physical activities including Badminton, Basketball, Football, Ice Skating, Netball, Pilates, Rounders, Stage Combat, Table Tennis, and Ashtanga Yoga.
      • Appeared in a commercial for SAMSUNG.
      • Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.
      • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm).