Shlomo (Moni) Moshonov was born inￂﾠSofia,ￂﾠBulgariaￂﾠin 1951. Heￂﾠimmigratedￂﾠto Israel with his family at the age of four. His father, Moshe, who studied law in Sofia, sold textiles in theￂﾠRamlaￂﾠmarket.ￂﾠMoshonov grew up in Ramla. He did his military service in anￂﾠIDFￂﾠentertainment troupe. After studying drama atￂﾠTel Aviv University, he joined theￂﾠHaifa Theater, remaining with the group for five years.ￂﾠIn 1977 he made his first film appearance inￂﾠMasa Alunkotￂﾠ("Journey of Stretchers") alongsideￂﾠGidi Gov. In 1978￢ﾀﾓ98, Moshonov andￂﾠShlomo Barabaￂﾠhosted the satirical TV showￂﾠZehu Ze!, first onￂﾠIsraeli Educational Televisionￂﾠand thenￂﾠChannel 2. He also appeared in the filmsￂﾠThe Man Who Flew in to Grabￂﾠ(1981),ￂﾠEvery Time We Say Goodbyeￂﾠ(1986) andￂﾠDeadlineￂﾠ(1987). During the 1980s he starred in five "Festigal" song festivals, performing children's songs. He also starred inￂﾠArik Einstein's children's videoￂﾠLike Grownupsￂﾠin 1991. In 1992 he wrote, produced and starred in the filmￂﾠCables. He appeared in many theater plays in theￂﾠCameri Theater,ￂﾠHabimaￂﾠand theￂﾠBeit Lessin Theater, as well as several entertainment shows with Baraba.ￂﾠIn 2006 he directedￂﾠIdeal Weddingￂﾠat Habima and starred inￂﾠThe Goat: or, Who Is Sylvia?. In 2000 he starred inￂﾠBesame Muchoￂﾠand inￂﾠDover Kosashvili'sￂﾠLate Marriageￂﾠin 2001, for which he won theￂﾠIsraeli Film AcademyￂﾠAward for best supporting actor. In 2002 he starred inￂﾠAmos Gitai'sￂﾠKedma. In 2003 he played in Kosashvili's next filmￂﾠGift from Above, and starred inￂﾠYear Zero. In 2004 he joined the sketch showￂﾠKtsarimￂﾠon theￂﾠChannel 2, for which he won an Israeli Film Academy Award for best actor in a comedy series, and in 2007 he hosted the Israeli version ofￂﾠThank God You're HereￂﾠonￂﾠChannel 10. In 2006 he starred inￂﾠForgivenessￂﾠ("Mechilot") and inￂﾠWe Own the Nightￂﾠin 2007. In 2008 he joined the cast of the second season ofￂﾠBetipul,ￂﾠand starred inￂﾠTwo Lovers. Moshonov is married to actress Sandra Sadeh and is the father of opera singerￂﾠAlma Moshonovￂﾠand actorￂﾠMichael Moshonov.ￂﾠHe lives inￂﾠTel Aviv, nearￂﾠHabima Theater. In 2005, he was voted the 66th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news websiteￂﾠYnetￂﾠto determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis. In 2012 he played in Israeli TV Series, "The Gordin Cell" as Peter Yom-Tov, an oldￂﾠShin-Betￂﾠagent, fromￂﾠBulgaria.