Natalie Portman Biography
Natalie Portman born Neta-Lee Hershlag is an actress, film producer and director with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She was born on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem as the only child of Shelley, an American homemaker who works as Portman’s agent, and Avner Hershlag, an Israeli fertility specialist and gynecologist.
Natalie Portman Career
She started dancing lessons at age four and performed in local troupes. When she was 10, She auditioned for the 1992 off-Broadway show Ruthless!. She made her feature film debut in The Professional of 1994. she gained international recognition for starring as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars, while still in high school.
From 1999 to 2003. She continued acting while at university, starring in The Public Theater’s 2001 revival of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull and the sequel Star Wars. In 2004, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for playing a mysterious stripper in Closer.
She played Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta in 2006, Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl in 2008, and a troubled ballerina in the psychological horror film Black Swan in 2010, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached in 2011 and featured as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor in 2011 and Thor: The Dark World in 2013. For portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic Jackie in 2016, she received her third Oscar nomination.
Her directorial ventures include the short film Eve of 2008 and the biographical drama A Tale of Love and Darkness of 2015. In 2008, she served as the youngest jury member of the Cannes Film Festival. She is vocal about the politics of America and Israel, and is an advocate for animal rights and environmental causes.
Natalie Portman Family Background
Her parents were both of Jewish ancestry, her birth name is a traditional Hebrew name. Her maternal grandparents, Bernice and Arthur Steven were from Jewish families who moved to the United States from Austria and Russia. Her paternal grandparents, Mania and Zvi Yehuda Hershlag, were Jewish immigrants to Israel.
Zvi, born in Poland in 1914, moved to what was then Mandatory Palestine in 1938 and eventually became an economics professor, his parents died at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. One of Natalie’s paternal great-grandmothers was born in Romania and was a spy for British Intelligence during World War II.
In 1984, at the age of 3, the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C., but relocated to Connecticut in 1988 and then moved to Jericho, New York, on Long Island, in 1990.
Natalie Portman Education
She attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. Where she learned to speak Hebrew, while living on Long Island and attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County in Jericho, New York. She graduated from Syosset High School in Syosset, Long Island in 1999.
She studied ballet and modern dance at the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, New York, and attended the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights, both on Long Island. She skipped the premiere of her film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, so she could study for her high school final exams.
As a student, she co-authored two research papers that were published in scientific journals. In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory during her psychology studies at Harvard. In 2003, She graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. At Harvard, she was Alan Dershowitz’s research assistant.
She was a resident of Lowell House and wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson in response to an essay critical of Israeli actions toward Palestinians. She returned to Israel and took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004. She has studied French, Japanese, German, and Arabic.
Natalie Portman Age
She was born on 9 June 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel. She is currently 37 years old as in 2018.
Natalie Portman Husband
She met French ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied while she was filming Black Swan, for which he was the choreographer in 2009. In December 2010, She announced their engagement and confirmed her pregnancy.The couple married on August 4, 2012 in a Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California.
Natalie Portman Children|Son
The couple has two children, a son, Aleph Portman-Millepied born June 2011 and a daughter, Amalia Millepied born February 2017.
Natalie Portman Body Measurements|Estatura| Height
- Height: 5 feet 3 inches
- Weight: 50 kg
- Body Shape: Pear
- Breast Size: 32 inches
- Waist Size: 25 inches
- Hips Size: 35 inches
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 8 US, 38-39 EU, 6 UK
Natalie Portman Net Worth
She has obtained her fortune through a highly successful film career. She has a net worth of $60 million.
Natalie Portman Películas|Movies
- Léon: The Professional
- Black Swan
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
- V for Vendetta
- No Strings Attached
- Thor: The Dark World
- The Other Woman
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- Garden State
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- Your Highness
- The Other Boleyn Girl
- Where the Heart Is
- Beautiful Girls
- Jane Got a Gun
- Mars Attacks!
- Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
- A Tale of Love and Darkness
- Vox Lux
- Song to Song
- Hotel Chevalier
- Anywhere but Here
- Cold Mountain
- Knight of Cups
- Goya’s Ghosts
- My Blueberry Nights
- New York, I Love You
- The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
- The Darjeeling Limited
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
- Paris, I Love You
- Everyone Says I Love You
- Eating Animals
- The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
- I’m Still Here
- The Armenian Genocide
- Free Zone
- The Seventh Fire
- The Pulitzer at 100
- Pale Blue Dot
- Illusions & Mirrors
Natalie Portman New Movie
- 2018: Vox Lux
- 2018: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
- 2019: Pale Blue Dot
Natalie Portman Hair
Her hairstyles ranged from the absolutely short pixie cut, mid-length bob to glamorous long wavy hair.
Natalie Portman Star Wars
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) ; Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a 9-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.
Initial release: 19 May 1999 (Canada)
Director: George Lucas
Children: Luke Skywalker; Leia Organa
Box office: 1.027 billion USD
Spouse(s): Anakin Skywalker
Natalie Portman Closer
Alice (Natalie Portman), an American stripper who has moved to London, meets Dan (Jude Law) on the street. While looking at him, a taxi hits her. After taking her to the hospital, Dan begins dating Alice. A year later, Dan — who has written a novel about Alice — is bored. He flirts with photographer Anna (Julia Roberts). Pretending to be her in a chat room, he leads dermatologist Larry (Clive Owen) to an accidental meeting with Anna. As the years pass, both relationships disintegrate.
Initial release: 3 December 2004 (USA)
Director: Mike Nicholls
Music composed by: Morrissey
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture,
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Natalie Portman Oscar
|2004||Closer||Best Supporting Actress|
|2010||Black Swan||Best Actress|
British Academy Film Awards
|British Academy Film Awards|
|2004||Closer||Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|2010||Black Swan||Best Actress in a Leading Role|
Golden Globe Award]
|Golden Globe Awards|
|1999||Anywhere but Here||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture|
|2010||Black Swan||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama|
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Natalie Portman Quotes
- Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them.
- I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
- I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.
- Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.
- I’m afraid of everything. But maybe when you’re afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you’re scared of nothing.
- I’m pretty hard on myself in general.
- Awards are so unnecessary because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.
- Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
- I was definitely different from the other kids… I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid.
- I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don’t already exist out there.
Natalie Portman News
Vox Lux Trailer Introduces Natalie Portman as a New Kind of Pop Star.
Updated: August 28th, 2018
The first teaser for Vox Lux has arrived online. The movie stars Natalie Portman and comes from Brady Corbet as his second feature. The project carries with it an ambitious story and a great cast led by Portman, who plays a very successful pop star who is also trying to raise a teenage daughter. This teaser doesn’t really hint at much of what we’re going to see in the movie itself, but it does give us a look at Portman, who is decked out and looking the part.
This truly is just a tease. We follow Natalie Portman as she walks down a dimly lit corridor backstage, presumably at some very large arena, with the crowd cheering for her feverishly in the background. It’s a behind the scenes glimpse at the life of a major pop star. There’s some pretty vibrant orchestral music that kicks in about halfway through and takes us through the end of the teaser. It’s an interesting, if unrevealing, first look at Vox Lux. The synopsis for the movie reads as follows.
“The film begins in 1999 with teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin), who have survived a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song at about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe, while also launching a career. The sisters draw the attention of a passionate manager (Jude Law) and are rapidly catapulted into fame and fortune, with Celeste as the star and Eleanor the creative anchor. By the film’s second half, set in 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own (Cassidy) and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.”
It’s quite fascinating that Raffey Cassidy, who previously starred in Disney’s Tomorrowland, will be pulling double duty here as both Celeste’s sister and her daughter in the second half of the story. Vox Lux is set to premiere this upcoming weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, which is largely seen as an unofficial kick-off of sorts to the annual awards season. It sounds quite a bit like Natalie Portman has a very meaty role here. She’s been nominated three times and won in 2010 for her role in Black Swan. Could we be looking at the first glimpse of her next Academy Award-worthy role?
Currently, Vox Lux is without a distributor, but depending on how it’s received at TIFF over the weekend, that could change here very soon. The movie also comes with original songs from Sia and features a soundtrack composed by Scott Walker, who worked with Brady Corbet on his previous movie, The Childhood of a Leader. Since Vox Lux doesn’t have a distributor, a release date has yet to be set. Though, expect to see it before year’s ends to qualify for the Academy Awards. Be sure to check out the trailer, which was released via the It’s Trailer Time YouTube channel, for yourself below.