Natalie Portman

American actress and filmmaker

Natalie Portman (born Natalie Hershlag;[1][2] Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג[3]; June 9, 1981)[4] is an Israeli-American actress and filmmaker. 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.

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Natalie Portman at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Natalie Hershlag

(1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 41)
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • United States
Alma materHarvard University
  • Actress
  • filmmaker
Years active1994–present
Full list
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)

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.[5]




  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. Retrieved 2021-10-12.

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