Limor Livnat, MK, was born in Haifa, Israel. While in the Israel Defense Forces, she served in the Education and Social Welfare Unit. She studied Hebrew Literature at Tel Aviv University and was the first woman elected Student Union Vice-Chairwoman.
First elected to the Knesset in 1992, Ms. Livnat has been a member of the Knesset Education and Culture, Labor and Welfare, Finance, Constitution, Law and Justice, State Control and Drug Abuse Committees. She has chaired the Knesset Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women and its Parliamentary Committee for Inquiry into Domestic Violence. She also chaired the Ministerial Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women.
Ms. Livnat has served as vice-chairperson of the World Likud Movement and as head of the Likud Information Committee.
From June 1996 to July 1999, she served as Minister of Communications. She was appointed Minister of Education in March 2001. In addition, she was appointed Minister of Culture and Sports in December 2002.
Limor Livnat continued to hold both portfolios after the establishment of the new government in February 2003. In October 2003, at her initiative, and with the support of the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, the National Task Force for the Advancement of Education in Israel was appointed by the Israeli government. She resigned her position in January 2006.
In March 2009, Limor Livnat was appointed Minister of Culture and Sport.
Ms. Livnat is married and has two children.