Odeya Rush is a 19-year-old actress from Haifa, Israel. Odeya means “Thank God” in Hebrew, and I am very thankful whenever I see her grace my TV or movie screen. Odeya made her on-screen debut in 2010, playing Hannah Milner in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
But it’s her second television appearance that holds a special place in my heart, as Odeya played Emily in the 2011 “Mister Softee” episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Emily was the girl who beat Young Larry David in the classic strip poker scene.
Some of Odeya’s other notable roles were as Joni Jerome in The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), Fiona in The Giver (2014), and Hannah Stine in Goosebumps (2015). Odeya’s biggest success up to this point in her career was definitely Goosebumps. She had a lead role in the film, which would end up making a killing at the box office and getting rave reviews. Goosebumps currently has a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it made $150,170,815 at the box office against a production budget of $58 million.
To celebrate Odeya doing justice to the amazing Goosebumps books that were a staple of my childhood, let’s take a look at some of her hottest photos. She gets my heart pumping in a very different manner.