Amir was born in Tel Aviv in 2005. A Tale of Love and Darkness is his first film. Amir has a younger sister and brother and he is attending the 4th grade in elementary school. He has been participating in drama classes since he was 4 years old.
"This magic, unbelievable child where we look at each other and say, did he really say that, did he do that? When I watched his tape I thought, he looks older, and when I met him, he was so small! I couldn't believe how young this child was because he projects this wisdom and maturity." Natalie Portman on casting Amir Tessler as a young Amos Oz.