Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman at the 2011 Academy Awards
Natalie Hershlag

(1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 42)
Alma materHarvard University
  • Actress
  • filmmaker
Years active1994–present
WorksFull list
Benjamin Millepied
(m. 2012; div. 2024)
AwardsAcademy 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 (born Natalie Hershlag;[1][2] Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג[3]; June 9, 1981)[4] is an Israeli-American actress and filmmaker. She is most famous for starring in Star Wars Episodes I, II and III as Padme in the early 21st century.

Portman is also known for her appearances in the Thor movies. In 2010, She won the Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for "Best Actress" for her acting in the movie Black Swan.

She has also appeared on Saturday Night Live.[5]

Personal life[change | change source]

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. She is married and has two children. On March 8, 2024, Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied got divorced.[6] Portman is Jewish.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Dickerson, James. Natalie Portman: Queen of Hearts (ECW Press, 2002), p. 32.
  2. Collins, Andrew. "Natalie Portman: The Prodigy Comes of Age". The Observer, January 2, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  3. Salonim, Nir (February 28, 2011). "(Hebrew) A swan: All you need to know about the Oscar winner Natalie Portman". mako. Israel. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  4. "Natalie Portman" (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Newsmakers. Detroit: Gale. 2000. GALE|K1618002985. Retrieved March 9, 2012. Gale Biography In Context. (subscription required)
  5. "Natalie Portman's Hair Evolution (1995-2021) ⋆ Fasently". Fasently. 2021-06-28. Archived from the original on 2021-10-26. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  6. "Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Divorce After 11 Years of Marriage". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2024.

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