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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman


Date of Birth:
Jun 9, 1981

Place of Birth:

Actress, Film Producer, Director

Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012)


Los Angeles, California, United States

Years active:

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Creative Artists Agency

Natalie Portman - Summary Details

Natalie Portman (Hebrew: נטלי פורטמן‎; born Neta-Lee Hershlag Hebrew: נטע־לי הרשלג‎ on June 9, 1981) is an actress, film producer and director with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Portman made her feature film debut as the young protégée of a hitman in Léon: The Professional (1994). While still in high school, she gained international recognition for starring as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and received critical acclaim for playing a precocious teenager in the drama Anywhere but Here (both 1999). From 1999 to 2003, Portman attended Harvard University for a bachelor's degree in psychology. 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: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002). In 2004, Portman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for playing a mysterious stripper in Closer.

The Star Wars prequel trilogy concluded with Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), following which Portman portrayed a wide variety of roles. She played Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta (2006), Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and a troubled ballerina in the psychological horror film Black Swan (2010), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Portman went on to star in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached (2011) and featured as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). For portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic Jackie (2016), Portman received her third Oscar nomination....

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Black Swan

Psychological thriller, Black Swan is a must-see for those who consider themselves quality film fans. An Oscar worthy performance from Natalie Portman has generated a...

Natalie Portman No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached - The questions become - Can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship survive?

Behind the Scenes of Black Swan

To shoot ballet from the inside looking out would take a combination of personal research, intensive actor training and visceral camera techniques. To film Black...

Natalie Portman Garden State

At 23, it would be fair to say that Natalie Portman is a veteran. The Israeli-born actress, who leapt further into our pop cultural consciousness with George Lucas'...

Black Swan

Nominated for five* Academy Awards® including Best Picture, and starring Natalie Portman in her Academy Award® winning role, BLACK SWAN is a seductive yet haunting...

Closer Review

A bitingly funny and honest look at modern relationships, 'Closer' is the story of four strangers (Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen) - their...

The Other Bolyen Girl

Based on Philippa Gregory’s international best-selling novel, The Other Boleyn Girl, stars Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana in an extraordinary...

Brothers Movie Review

Brothers is set in a small military town in the USA and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Jim Sheridan. Natalie Portman plays Grace Cahill, the...

Black Swan Review

Black Swan follows the story of Nina, a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance....

Love and Other Impossibile Pursuits

Love and Other Impossibile Pursuits - Emilia (Natalie Portman 2010 Academy Award winning Best Actress Black Swan) and her husband John (Scott Cohen, Love and Other... .htm


When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home-with consequences that will shake the foundation...

Thor Review

Thor is an epic adventure spanning the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard, about a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions...

Thor DVD

From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes a unique and compelling twist on the Super Hero genre with the out-of-this-world warrior, Thor. Thor features an...

Garden State

Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. A...

Jim Sheridan Brothers Interview

Irish director Jim Sheridan latest film Brothers, is already garnering some early Oscar buzz in the remake of the Danish drama about two brothers -one a soldier the...

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached - The questions become - Can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship survive?

Exodus: Gods and Kings Blu-rays

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the...

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