Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman

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

June 9, 1981 (1981-06-09) (age 32)
Israel Jerusalem, Israel
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 Hershlag (Hebrew: נטלי פורטמן born June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-American actress. She is usually known by her stage name Natalie Portman. 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.

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