Shani Atias (Hebrew: שני אטיאס; born August 21, 1991) is an Israeli model and actress. Shani was born in Haifa, Israel to parents from a Sephardic Jewish background. Her grandparents immigrated to Israel in the 1950's from Ksar es Souk-Errachidia, Morocco. Her maternal grandfather was a rabbi. Both her parents live and work in Haifa, Israel. Her father is an antiques dealer and her mother is a paralegal for a Haifa law firm specializing in medical malpractice.
Following in her sister's footsteps (model/actress Moran Atias), she began modeling at the age of 13 and attended high-school in Haifa, with a focus on theater/acting. After high-school she trained for 6 months to be an instructor with the Magal Unit of the Israel Defense Forces until withdrawing due to health concerns. She is currently studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in Los Angeles, California.
Her favorites... Food: schnitzel | Band: Coldplay | TV Show: Prison Break | Movie: The Shawshank Redemption