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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman


Date of Birth:
Jun 9, 1981

Place of Birth:

Actress, Producer, Director

Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012)


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Natalie Portman - Summary Details

Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag Hebrew: ...-.. ...... June 9, 1981) is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Laon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padma Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005).

Born in Jerusalem to an Israeli father and American mother, Portman grew up in the eastern United States from the age of three. She studied dancing and acting in New York, and starred in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace while still at high school on Long Island. In 1999, Portman enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology, alongside her work as an actress she completed a bachelor's degree in 2003. During her studies she starred in a second Star Wars film and opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 2001.

Portman starred in the 2004 drama Closer, appeared in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith the following year, and won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her starring role in the political thriller V for Vendetta (2006). She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya's Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and portrayed the love interest in Thor (2011) and its 2013 sequel. In 2010, Portman starred in the psychological horror film Black Swan. Her performance received widespread critical acclaim and she earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress, her second Golden Globe Award, the SAG Award, the BAFTA Award and the BFCA Award in 2011.

In May 2008, Portman served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. The same year she directed a segment of the collective film...

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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...

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Behind the Scenes of Black Swan

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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

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Black Swan Review

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Love and Other Impossibile Pursuits

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Thor Review

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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

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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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