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'Tyrant' actress Moran Atias has an intense ambition to succeed

'Tyrant' actress Moran Atias has an intense ambition to succeed

On a layover in Paris not long ago, Moran Atias stood in lines and jostled for a seat on the bus like any other schlub. No one bowed or averted their eyes. The royal guard was nowhere to be found. It all seemed quite curious. And in a moment of despair only a deposed queen could appreciate, Atias whispered to herself: "I want to go back to my palace." The palace in question looms over the FX series "Tyrant" in which Atias, an Israeli actress, plays the impeccably accessorized, politically cunning first lady of a fictional Middle East nation that is as dysfunctional as any real one. She has also portrayed an Albanian Gypsy and an ex-Orthodox stripper in a career that has...

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