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

June 9, 1981 (1981-06-09) (age 38)
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).


Title Year Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref(s).
Léon: The Professional 1994 Mathilda Luc Besson
Developing 1995 Nina Marya Cohn Short film
Heat 1995 Lauren Michael Mann
Beautiful Girls 1996 Marty Ted Demme
Everyone Says I Love You 1996 Laura Woody Allen
Mars Attacks! 1996 Taffy Dale Tim Burton
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 Padmé Amidala George Lucas
Anywhere but Here 1999 Ann August Wayne Wang
Where the Heart Is 2000 Novalee Nation Matt Williams
Zoolander 2001 Herself Ben Stiller
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 Padmé Amidala George Lucas
Cold Mountain 2003 Sara Anthony Minghella
Garden State 2004 Samantha Zach Braff
Closer 2004 Alice Mike Nichols
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 Padmé Amidala George Lucas
Free Zone 2005 Rebecca Amos Gitai
V for Vendetta 2005 Evey Hammond James McTeigue
Paris, je t'aime 2006 Francine Various Appears in the segment directed by Tom Tykwer
Goya's Ghosts 2006 Inés/ Alicia Miloš Forman
My Blueberry Nights 2007 Leslie Wong Kar-wai
Hotel Chevalier 2007 Jack's Ex-Girlfriend Wes Anderson Short film
Darjeeling Limited, TheThe Darjeeling Limited 2007
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 Molly Mahoney Zach Helm
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 Anne Boleyn Justin Chadwick
The Other Woman 2009 Emilia Greenleaf Don Roos Also executive producer
New York, I Love You 2009 Rifka Various Appears in the segment directed by Mira Nair
Also director and writer for one segment
Brothers 2009 Grace Cahill Jim Sheridan
I'm Still Here 2010 Herself Casey Affleck
Hesher 2010 Nicole Spencer Susser Also producer
Black Swan 2010 Nina Sayers Darren Aronofsky
No Strings Attached 2011 Emma Kurtzman Ivan Reitman Also executive producer
Your Highness 2011 Isabel David Gordon Green
Thor 2011 Jane Foster Kenneth Branagh
Illusions & Mirrors 2013 Young Woman Shirin Neshat Short film
Thor: The Dark World 2013 Jane Foster Alan Taylor
The Seventh Fire 2015 Jack Pettibone Riccobono Executive producer
Knight of Cups 2015 Elizabeth Terrence Malick
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards 2015 Laura Various Appears in the segment directed by Vanita Shastry
A Tale of Love and Darkness 2015 Fania Oz Herself Also producer and writer
Jane Got a Gun 2016 Jane Hammond Gavin O'Connor Also producer

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2016 Burr Steers Producer
Jackie 2016 Jacqueline Kennedy Pablo Larraín
Planetarium 2016 Laura Barlow Rebecca Zlotowski
Song to Song 2017 Rhonda Terrence Malick
Annihilation 2018 Lena Alex Garland
Vox Lux 2018 Celeste Brady Corbet
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan 2018 Sam Turner Xavier Dolan
Pale Blue Dot TBA Lucy Cola Noah Hawley Post-production
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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