3 May 1978 (age 40)
מירי מסיקה (English Miri Mesika, born May 3, 1978 in Herzliya, Israel) is an Israeli singer and actress.
As a young kid she loved fine arts. Miri studied how to play the flute and the guitar from elementary school through high school, as well as sculpting and painting. At her high school she had theater as her major field.
After Miri was released from the army service, she went to the the school of arts in Rimon where she met and became friends with Keren Peles. While there, Miri's studies were focused on theater and singing, as she had discovered at the age of 16 that she loves to do these two things. At Rimon she was noticed by her teachers for her singing skills and one of her teachers, the famous Israeli singer Ricky Gal, told Miri her thoughts of how gifted her singing skills are and how lovely her voice is. So, Miri continued developing her singing skills too.
After graduating from school, her talent didn’t pass by and she was signed by Hed Artzi, one of the biggest music labels in Israel, for a 5 album contract. For Israel, a contract of that duration is unusually large. This contract clearly showed how much faith Hed Artzi had in their young talent.
In 2005 she also participated in a big theater play called "Solomon The King, And Shlomay The Cobler". In this play Miri played alongside famous actors like Avi Kushnir and Galit Giat. The show had national success.
During April 2005 Miri released her debut album. The songs on the album were written by many famous song writers, among them Shimon Buskila, Tzruya Lahav, Aiya Corem and of course her close friend Keren Peles. The album was called Miri Mesika and the songs that became the biggest hits from it were the songs that were written by her friend Keren. These were the songs "To There" and "November", and had lots of success in the charts. But, Miri says her favorite song from the successful album is "No One", written by Tzruya Lahav.
The album has since reached Platinim status, and in February 2006 she was chosen as The Singer Of The Year by the Israeli Music Channel 24. In the same month her song called "Coming To You" was chosen as one of the most played songs of the year 2005.
Currently, Miri is busy with many activities, as she is married and has a house to run. She also sang the theme song for the Israeli movie called "Aviva My Love", which is now playing at cinemas in Israel. Besides that, she also has a part in a movie called "3 Mothers", in which she will both act and sing.
Miri has also started touring the country with a show from her album, and has a busy schedule of performances. Her own favorite singers and the ones she likes to listen to the most are: Ricky Gal, Rita, Gali Atari, and Etti Ankri.
In 2007, she released her second album, "Goobye to the Beliefs", featuring the singles "Goodbye to the Beliefs", "Mami" and "Now You're coming back"
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