Natalie Portman Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Children, Films, Networth, Quotes

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Natalie Portman Biography

Natalie Portman has dual Citizenship that is American and Isreal. She is a film actress, producer, and director. Natalie is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Portman in Léon she  made her feature film debut as Mathilda, the young protégée of a hitman: The Professional in 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).

How Old Is Natalie Portman | Natalie Portman Age

Natalia was born on June 9 1981 in Jerusalem. He is 38 years old as of 2019.

How Tall Is Natalie Portman |Natalie Portman Height

Natalie stands at height of  5′ 3″ (160 cm).

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Natalie Portman Family |Natalie Portman Parents

Natalie was born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem. Her parents are both Jewish. At birth her parents gave her the traditional Hebrew name of “Neta-Lee”. Portman is the only child of Shelley (née Stevens), an American homemaker who works as Portman’s agent, and Avner Hershlag, an Israeli fertility specialist and gynecologist. Her maternal grandparents, Bernice (née Hurwitz) and Arthur Stevens whose family surname was originally Edelstein were from Jewish families who moved to the United States from Austria and Russia. Portman’s paternal grandparents, Mania (née Portman) and Zvi Yehuda Hershlag, were Jewish immigrants to Israel. Zvi, born in Poland, 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 she served as a spy for British Intelligence during World War II.

Parents’ of Portman met at a Jewish student center at Ohio State University, where her mother was selling tickets. The two corresponded after her father returned to Israel and were married when her mother visited a few years later. When Portman was three years old in 1984 the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training. Portman who has a dual citizenship of the United States and Israel, has said that although she “really love[s] the States… my heart’s in Jerusalem. That’s where I feel at home.” Portman and her family initialy lived in Washington, D.C., but later in 1988 relocated to Connecticut and then moved to Jericho, New York, on Long Island, in 1990.

Natalie Portman Education |Natalie Portman Young

When they were living in the Washington, D.C. area, Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. While living on Long Island and attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County in Jericho, New York Portman learned to speak Hebrew.

In 1999 she graduated from Syosset High School in Syosset, Long Island. Portman 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 had to skip the premiere of her film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, so that she can study for her high school final exams.

As a student, she co-authored two research papers that were published in scientific journals. Her 1998 high school paper, “A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar”, co-authored with scientists Ian Hurley and Jonathan Woodward, was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search. She contributed to a study on memory called “Frontal lobe activation during object permanence: data from near-infrared spectroscopy” in 2002 during her psychology studies at Harvard.

Portman graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in psychology in 2003. “I don’t care if [college] ruins my career,” she said in 2002. “I’d rather be smart than a movie star.” At Harvard, Portman was Alan Dershowitz’s research assistant. While attending Harvard, 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.

Portman returned to Israel and took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004. She was a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism in March 2006, where she spoke about her 2006 film, V for Vendetta. Portman has professed an interest in foreign languages since childhood and has studied French, Japanese, German, and Arabic.

Natalie Portman Jackie

Natalie Portman starred the Film Jackie as Jackie Kennedy and tells the story of her life immediately after the 1963 assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy. It is directed by Pablo Larrain and Written by Noah Oppenheim. Other stars are Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt also star; it was Hurt’s final film released before his death in January 2017.

Natalie Portman Pregnant

 Natalie posed in just her underwear while heavily pregnant for James Blake’s new music video for the track My Willing Heart.

Natalie Portman Son |Natalie Portman Baby |Natalie Portman Children |Natalie Portman Daughter

Natalie commente in 2006d that she felt more Jewish in Israel and that she would like to raise her children Jewish: “A priority for me is definitely that I’d like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner.”

Portman together with Benjamin Millepied have two children Aleph who was born in June 2011,and a daughter, Amalia who was born in February 2017.

Natalie Portman Husband |Natalie Portman Wedding

Natalie in 2009 she started dating French ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied. The two met while she was filming Black Swan, for which he was the choreographer. Portman announced their engagement and confirmed her pregnancy in December 2010. The couple married on August 4, 2012 in a Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California . They have two children: a son, Aleph (born June 2011), and a daughter, Amalia (born February 2017).

Natalie Portman New Movie

The upcoming movie of Natalia in 2019 Untitled Noah Hawley project.

Natalie Portman Oscar

2004 – Closer – Best Supporting Actress – Nominated
2010 – Black Swan – Best Actress – Won
2016 – Jackie – Nominated

Natalie Portman Padme

In 1997, Portman was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The first film, The Phantom Menace, began filming in June 1997 and opened in May 1999. Following production on The Phantom Menace, she at first turned down a lead role in the film Anywhere but Here after learning it would involve a sex scene, but director Wayne Wang and actress Susan Sarandon (who played Portman’s mother in the film) demanded a rewrite of the script. Portman was shown a new draft, and she decided to accept the role.

Natalie Portman First Movie |Natalie Portman Filmy |Natalie Portman Films

Annihilation – 2018 as Lena
Anywhere but Here – 1999 as Ann August
Beautiful Girls – 1996 as Marty
Black Swan – 2010 – Nina Sayers
Brothers – 2009 as Grace Cahill
Closer – 2004 as Alice
Cold Mountain – 2003 as Sara
The Darjeeling Limited – 2007 as Jack’s Ex-Girlfriend
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan – 2018 as Sam Turner
Developing – 1995 as Nina
Everyone Says I Love You – 1996 as Laura
Free Zone – 2005 as Rebecca
Garden State – 2004 as Samantha
Goya’s Ghosts – 2006 as Inés/ Alicia[b]
Heat – 1995 as Lauren
Hesher – 2010 as Nicole
Hotel Chevalier – 2007 as Jack’s Ex-Girlfriend
I’m Still Here – 2010 as Herself
Illusions & Mirrors – 2013 as Young Woman
Jackie – 2016 as Jacqueline Kennedy
Jane Got a Gun – 2016 as Jane Hammond
Knight of Cups – 2015 as Elizabeth
Léon: The Professional – 1994 as Mathilda
Mars Attacks! – 1996 as Taffy Dale
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – 2007 as Molly Mahoney
My Blueberry Nights – 2007 as Leslie
New York, I Love You – 2009 as Rifka
No Strings Attached – 2011 as Emma Kurtzman
The Other Boleyn Girl – 2008 as Anne Boleyn
The Other Woman – 2009 as Emilia Greenleaf
Paris, je t’aime – 2006 as Francine
Planetarium – 2016 as Laura Barlow
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – 2016
Song to Song – 2017 as Rhonda
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – 2005 as Padmé Amidala
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 2002 as Padmé Amidala
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 1999 as Padmé Amidala
A Tale of Love and Darkness – 2015 as Fania Oz
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards – 2015 as Laura Various
The Seventh Fire – 2015 – Jack Pettibone Riccobono
Thor – 2011 as Jane Foster
Thor: The Dark World – 2013 as Jane Foster
V for Vendetta – 2005 as Evey Hammond
Vox Lux – 2018 as Celeste
Where the Heart Is – 2000 as Novalee Nation
Your Highness – 2011 as Isabel
Zoolander – 2001 as Herself

Natalie Portman TV Shows

Saturday Night Live – 2018
Angie Tribeca – 2017
The Simpsons – 2007
Saturday Night Live – 2006
The Armenian Genocide – 2006
Hitler’s Pawn: The Margaret Lambert Story – 2004
Sesame Street – 2003

Natalie Portman Weight

Portman’s weight is 118 pounds(53.5 kg). Sometimes, her  weight might change based on her movie roles and pregnancy. For Black Swan, she lost 20 pounds through diet and exercise.

Natalie Portman The Professional

Léon: The Professional (French: Léon), titled Leon in the UK (and originally titled The Professional in the US and Australia), is a 1994 English-language French thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the motion picture debut of Natalie Portman. In the film, Léon (Reno), a professional hitman, reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), after her family is murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agent Norman Stansfield (Oldman). Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the hitman’s trade.

Natalie Portman Net Worth

Portman is an Israeli-born American actress who has a net worth of$60 million.

Natalie Portman Quotes

  1. 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.
  2. I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
  3. I’m afraid of everything. But maybe when you’re afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you’re scared of nothing.
  4. I was really excited to get to shave my head – it’s something I’d wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity.
  5. Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.
  6. I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk mustaches, they’re my heroes.
  7. I’m a Gemini, so I change my mind every day.
  8. I usually dress very casual. Whenever I go out with my friends, I’m always like, ‘Can’t I just wear sweatpants?’
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