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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Natalie Hershlag

Birth Date :

June 09, 1981

Birth Place :

Jerusalem, Israel

Spouse :

Benjamin Millepied (choreographer, since 4-Aug-12)

Claim to fame :

As Padme Amidala in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom of Menace" (1999)

Biography


A Harvard-degree holder, Natalie Portman is an intelligent actress. Born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, she is the only child of a doctor father and an artist mother, who also acts as her agent. Is a smart straight-A student, she was born diligent and does concern about getting a good education. "I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork," she said. "I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star." Early in her life, Nat left her homeland for Washington, DC where she attended the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York and lived there until she graduated from Long Island High School 1999 with honors, which then allowed her to study at Harvard and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Raised in Long Island, Nat was discovered by a Revlon model scout in a pizza parlor at the age of 11 who immediately offered her an opportunity to model. Decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting, the young girl did ask for a contract which led to her getting an agent first and then auditioned for Luc Besson's 1994 film "Léon" (aka The Professional). Concerning her young age she was initially turned down for the role of Mathilda, a girl who asks a hit man, Jean Reno's role, to train her as an assassin to avenge her brother's death and falls in love with him in the process, but Besson who saw something in her decided to give her a go. Her debut in the flick, indeed, earned her positive notices which later on granted her roles in such films, as "Heat" (1995), "Beautiful Girls" (1996) and "Mars Attacks!" (1996).

Latest News


Natalie Portman Won't Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

December 09, 2014 04:58:56 GMT

apparently is not going to star in the developed at Universal after all. The "" actress was previously reported to have been in negotiations to play a major character in the project, but on Monday, December 8 Variety reported that Portman decided to pass on the offer.
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Natalie Portman in Talks to Join Steve Jobs Biopic

November 27, 2014 01:20:11 GMT

's name has been linked to the latest which was recently nabbed by Universal. The Oscar-winning actress is reportedly in early talks to play a mystery role which is said to be major.
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First Look at Natalie Portman in 'Tale of Love and Darkness'

August 27, 2014 08:03:58 GMT

"" debuts its poster, giving the first look at who wrote, directed and starred in the film. The one-sheet shows the Oscar-winning actress getting drenched in the rain. The Israeli-born star, 33, wears an all-black dress.
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Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman Premiere 'Thor: The Dark World' in London

October 23, 2013 06:15:18 GMT

and hit the Odeon Leicester Square in London along with for the premiere of their new film "" Tuesday, October 22. Both the male stars looked dapper in their designer suits, with Hemsworth opting for a Dolce & Gabbana.
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Natalie Portman and Sarah Jessica Parker Dazzle on Red Carpet of NYC Ballet Gala

September 21, 2013 02:46:47 GMT

A slew of celebrities stepped out to attend the 2013 New York City Ballet Fall Gala at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. and were among the famous faces who stole attention when gracing the red carpet.
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Natalie Portman Confirms Marvel's Female Superhero Film 'Is Coming'

September 20, 2013 03:46:19 GMT

A new Marvel movie led by a female superhero is on the way, so spills. "There are definitely many strong women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming - I have heard is coming," the actress says in an interview.
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Marion Cotillard to Replace Natalie Portman as Lady 'Macbeth'

August 22, 2013 03:07:55 GMT

As it turns out, is no longer attached to be the female lead in "". The Hollywood Reporter learns that the Nina Sayers of "" has been replaced by another Oscar winner in the feature version of the William Shakespeare tragedy from StudioCanal and Film4.
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Natalie Portman: 'Thor 3' Is Happening

August 13, 2013 01:59:00 GMT

"" won't open until November 8, but fans are already sent into frenzy with good news offered by . The Oscar-winning actress, who returns as Jane Foster in the upcoming installment from director Alan Taylor, reveals that Marvel Studios is planning to make another "" chapter.
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Demi Lovato Gets New Ink as New Album Released

May 16, 2013 06:07:03 GMT

added a new tattoo to her body on the day her new album, "", was released. On Wednesday, May 15, the 20-year-old singer took to Twitter to show off the new ink behind her left shoulder which reads, "Now I'm a Warrior", which is a lyric from "Warrior", a song in her new album.
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Natalie Portman and Christian Bale Play Around on Beach in First 'Knight of Cups' Pic

May 16, 2013 05:59:38 GMT

The Hollywood Reporter unveils the first official photo for Terrence Malick's upcoming drama "". The image features two of many A-list stars that have been attached to join the project. Fans can get to see and , who each relaxedly strolls down the beach.
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Natalie Portman Is Michael Fassbender's Wife in 'Macbeth'

May 01, 2013 08:31:27 GMT

Director Justin Kurzel has apparently found the best actress to be 's on-screen wife in his upcoming film. According to Screen Daily, "" actress has agreed to take the female lead role in "".
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Natalie Portman, Amanda Seyfried and Alessandra Ambrosio Dazzle at Oscar After-Party

February 25, 2013 07:55:02 GMT

Celebration for the movie's biggest night continued as movie stars flocked to Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, Calif. for an extended party. , and were only three among many Hollywood beauties who stole attention at the extended celebration.
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Natalie Portman Will Move to Paris After Husband Nabs Prestigious Job

January 25, 2013 02:10:13 GMT

will soon leave the States to follow her husband to Paris. The Oscar-winning "" actress is set to move to the City of Lights after her husband Benjamin Millepied nabbed a coveted job as the director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet.
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Natalie Portman Tops Best Actors for the Buck List

December 26, 2012 19:01:59 GMT

Forbes has released its annual list of Hollywood's most bankable stars, putting at number one. The Academy Award winner topped the list of Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck, thanks to her role in "" and "" among others.
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Official: Malin Akerman Expecting Her First Child

September 29, 2012 01:03:57 GMT

, 34, is having a bun in the oven. It's confirmed that the "" actress is expecting her first child with her musician husband Roberto Zincone, five years after they got married.
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Natalie Portman Touted to Play Jackie Kennedy in New Drama

September 28, 2012 19:10:05 GMT

is the latest actress touted to tackle the role of former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. The Oscar-winning actress is Fox Searchlight's first choice to star as the lead character in Noah Oppenheim-scripted drama "".
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Natalie Portman Turns Into Blonde, Hangs Out With Robert Pattinson

September 24, 2012 08:10:08 GMT

ditched her brown locks for honey-colored hair. The "" actress showed off her new look when attending the opening night of her husband Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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Jose Padilha Reportedly Faces Troubles With 'RoboCop', Calls It 'Hell'

August 28, 2012 07:58:31 GMT

Is Jose Padilha facing a tough time during the production of his "" remake? Following the news that decided to drop his antagonist role in the reboot film, it has been reported that director Padilha was facing difficulties in handling the project and he even called it "hell."
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Michael Fassbender to Be Natalie Portman's Lover in 'Jane Got a Gun'

August 28, 2012 07:14:52 GMT

Amid his busy filming schedule for Ridley Scott's "", is eyeing a new big screen gig. The "" actor is negotiating to star in "", which also stars Oscar winner .
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First Look at Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied's Wedding

August 07, 2012 01:25:36 GMT

A series of pictures capturing the nuptials of and her dancer fiance Benjamin Millepied have come out. She was beaming in her white Rodarte tea-length gown with long sleeves, and he looked equally happy in a suit. She completed her look with a floral headdress, while he wore a yarmulke.
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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Debuts Alternate Trailer Centering on the Dwarfs

August 06, 2012 06:43:45 GMT

Promoting its highly anticipated fantasy movie "", Warner Bros. Pictures unleashed an alternate trailer for the Peter Jackson-directed epic film. Though it looks similar to the previously released trailer, the video offers a good look at the dwarfs and its leader Thorin Oakenshield before they take Bilbo Baggins to a perilous journey in the Middle Earth.
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Artist of the Week: Meek Mill

August 06, 2012 06:43:26 GMT

After a number of mixtapes, is finally set to drop his debut studio album this year. The Philadelphia rapper is currently putting the final touches on "", which is expected to hit the stores in October after initially slated for an August 28 release.
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Report: Macaulay Culkin Attending Natalie Portman's Wedding

August 06, 2012 06:42:11 GMT

Although details of 's wedding still haven't been revealed, a tidbit of who came to the nuptials was uncovered. According to Us Weekly, her actor friend was there witnessing her exchanging wedding vows with Benjamin Millepied.
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Natalie Portman Marries Benjamin Millepied in Super Secret Ceremony

August 05, 2012 17:15:14 GMT

and her baby daddy Benjamin Millepied made their relationship official on Saturday, August 4. The couple, who had been dating since 2009, were married in a Jewish ceremony at a private home near Big Sur, California.
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Natalie Portman to Be Outlaw's Wife in Western Film 'Jane Got a Gun'

May 23, 2012 05:43:10 GMT

continues to secure leading role in high-profile movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has been locked to produce and star in a Western movie called "", which screenplay is included on the Black List.
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Model Tyson Beckford's Sex Tape Shopped Around

May 13, 2012 20:22:40 GMT

Ralph Lauren model Tyson Beckford is caught in a leaked sex tape scandal. A video capturing the 41-year-old model pleasing himself is reportedly being shopped around the adult entertainment community.
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'SNL' 100th Digital Short Features Justin Bieber, Natalie Portman, Justin Timberlake

May 13, 2012 20:01:44 GMT

's return as the host of "" was highly-praised but the star of the night was the star-studded 100th digital short. and his bandmate Jorma Taccone were joined by instead of Akiva Schaffer in a video of musical meets rap meets pop meets R&B.
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Justin Bieber Dishes on His Next Single, to Release Ode to His Mom on Mother's Day

May 04, 2012 05:48:30 GMT

Now that his music video for his single "Boyfriend" is released, is preparing for his next offering while still continuing to promote the lead single. Talking to MTV's host Sway Calloway during the premiere of the video, the Canadian teen teases the next single will be better.
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Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel to Support One Episode of 'The Simpsons'

May 04, 2012 04:54:29 GMT

Not less than five renowned actresses will lend their voices in one upcoming episode of "". , , , and will join forces to support the animated comedy and reprise their roles as Bart's old flames.
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Paul McCartney's Videos Ft. Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman Arrive in Full

April 14, 2012 05:29:50 GMT

Two music videos for 's love song "My Valentine" have been unleashed in full. Filmed in black and white, they feature and sitting on a stool and saying lyrics of the song using sign language.
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