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Portman at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival, presenting V for Vendetta.
Natalie Hershlag
(Hebrew: נטלי הרשלג)

(1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 41)
Known for The Swan Queen in Black Swan
Mathilda in Léon
Padmé Amidala in the "Star Wars prequel trilogy"
Novalee Nation in Where the Heart Is
Sam in Garden State
Alice in Closer
Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
Awards Academy Award:
Best Actress - Black Swan (2010)
BAFTA Award:
Best Leading Actress - Black Swan (2010)
Golden Globe Award:
Best Actress - Motion Picture - Black Swan (2010)
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture - Closer (2005)
Natalie Portman in 2005
On the set of Free Zone, 2005
At the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Natalie Portman 2010
At the premiere of Black Swan during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Natalie Portman (born Natalie Hershlag; Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג‎‎; June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-American actress. She was born in Jerusalem, Israel. Portman is an only child. She lived in Washington, D.C. and Connecticut before coming to Long Island, New York with her parents. In 1999, she graduated from Syosset High School. Portman attended Harvard University, studying Psychology. In 2010, She won the Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for "Best Actress" for her acting in the movie Black Swan.

She is most famous for starring in Star Wars Episodes I, II and III as Padme in the early 21st century. She has also appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Personal Life

Natalie Portman at Columbia University
Speaking about her work with global microfinance organization, FINCA International at Columbia University in 2007

Portman began dating French ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2009. The couple met while she was filming Black Swan, for which he was the choreographer.

In December 2010, Portman announced their engagement and confirmed her pregnancy.

Portman and Millepied married in a Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California on August 4, 2012.

The couple has two children: a son, Aleph (born June 2011) and a daughter, Amalia (born February 2017).


Year Title Role(s) Notes Ref(s)
1994 Léon: The Professional Mathilda
1995 Developing Nina Short film
1995 Heat Laura
1996 Beautiful Girls Marty
1996 Everyone Says I Love You Laura
1996 Mars Attacks! Taffy Dale
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Padmé Amidala
1999 Anywhere but Here Ann August
2000 Where the Heart Is Novalee Nation
2001 Zoolander Herself Cameo
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Padmé Amidala
2003 Cold Mountain Sara
2004 Garden State Samantha
2004 Closer Alice
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Padmé Amidala
2005 Free Zone Rebecca
2005 V for Vendetta Evey Hammond
2006 Paris, je t'aime Francine Segment: "Faubourg Saint-Denis"
2006 Goya's Ghosts Inés / Alicia
2007 My Blueberry Nights Leslie
2007 Hotel Chevalier Jack's Ex-Girlfriend Short film
2007 Darjeeling Limited, TheThe Darjeeling Limited Jack's Ex-Girlfriend Cameo
2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Molly Mahoney
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Anne Boleyn
2009 The Other Woman Emilia Greenleaf Also executive producer
2009 New York, I Love You Rifka Appears in the segment directed by Mira Nair
Also director and writer for one segment
2009 Brothers Grace Cahill
2010 Hesher Nicole Also producer
2010 Black Swan Nina Sayers
2011 No Strings Attached Emma Kurtzman Also executive producer
2011 Your Highness Isabel
2011 Thor Jane Foster
2013 Thor: The Dark World Jane Foster
2013 Illusions & Mirrors Young Woman Short film
2015 Seventh Fire, TheThe Seventh Fire Executive producer; Documentary
2015 Knight of Cups Elizabeth
2015 A Tale of Love and Darkness Fania Oz Also director and writer
2016 Jane Got a Gun Jane Hammond Also producer
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Producer
2016 Jackie Jacqueline Kennedy
2016 Planetarium Laura Barlow
2017 Song to Song Rhonda
2017 The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Laura Segment: "Lacunae"
2018 Annihilation Lena
2018 Vox Lux Celeste Also executive producer
2018 The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Turner, SamSam Turner
2019 Avengers: Endgame Foster, JaneJane Foster Archive footage from Thor: The Dark World and new voice-over
2019 Lucy in the Sky Cola, LucyLucy Cola
2020Films that have not yet been released Dolphin Reef Narrator Documentary
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Natalie Portman AA 2011
Holding her Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards, 2011
  • 2002 - Teen Choice Awards, Choice Movie Actress: Drama/Action Adventure: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • 2005 - Golden Globe Awards, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Closer
  • 2005 - National Board of Review Awards, Best Acting by an Ensemble: Closer
  • 2005 - San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Best Supporting Actress: Closer
  • 2007 - The Constellation Awards, Best Female Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series: V for Vendetta
  • 2007 - Saturn Awards, Best Actress: V for Vendetta
  • 2010 - Academy Awards, Best Actress: Black Swan
  • 2010 - BAFTA Awards, Best Actress: Black Swan
  • 2010 - Golden Globe Awards, Best Actress - Motion Picture: Black Swan

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