Yafit was born in Los Angeles and raised in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel. As a daughter of an Israeli filmmaker, who produced two classic Israeli movies, “Charlie Va'hetzi” and “Hagiga Ba'Snuker”, Yafit was exposed to the entertainment industry at an early age.
As a little girl, she recalls looking at the movie set pictures of her father's films and imagining herself as an actress. She started practicing by reciting famous lines from both of the movies, like all Israelis do to this day, and promised to herself that she will pursue acting professionally one of these days.
At the age of 18, she began to serve in the Israel Defense Force as part of her mandatory service to her country. After two years of service, Yafit decided to move to Los Angeles in 2003 to study acting and purse her lifelong dream of becoming an actress. Shortly after, Yafit got accepted to USC School of Theatre with a full scholarship and graduated in May of 2008.
Throughout her time at USC, she acted in a number of productions, such as The Threepenny Opera, The Ash Girl, Our Country's Good, The Vagina Monologues, Medea and Pentecost. Yafit learned about the art of Solo Performance and received her training at USC. She wrote and performed two solo performance pieces, The Skies of Tel-Aviv and I've Gotta Go, which describe her journey as an Israeli soldier.
Yafit's recent role was with The Jewish Hebrew Stage, where she played the lead role of the Prime Minister, Praxagora, in the Israeli play Memshelet Nashim (Women in Council).
Yafit is excited to finally bring NEW EYES to life on stage. It is truly a dream come true for her. She hopes to share her story with as many people and tour NEW EYES around the world. More of Yafit's work is available on http://www.yafitjosephson.com. Yafit is currently searching for a theatrical representation.