The Israeli American actress is known for the aristocratic poise and nuance with which she evinced the struggles of precocious young women; Natalie Portman was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards modeling but she decided to pursue acting.
|Profession||Actress* Flim producer* Director|
|Net Worth||$54 Million USD|
|Real Name||Natalie Hershlag|
|Date of Birth||June 9, 1981 (37 Years)|
|Place of Birth||Jerusalem, Israel|
|Height||1.6m (5 foot 3 inch)|
|Nationality||Israeli, American (Dual Citizenship)|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Reading, Writing, Modelling, Ice-Skating|
|Education||Graduation in Psychology|
Natalie Portman Family
|Children||Son- Aleph Portman-Millepied
Daughter- Amalia Millepied
Avner Hershlag, a fertility doctor was Israeli and Shelly Stevens was American. In 1984, the family moved to the US. Natalie secured her first break in movie Léon opposite Jean Reno.
Natalie Portman has taken dance lessons since age 4 and still takes up ballet classes. As a young girl, Natalie was an understudy for the lead character in the off-Broadway show “Ruthless” alongside Britney Spears. She was voted the Sexiest Vegetarian Female in 2002 by Peta.
Natalie Portman Net Worth
A Harvard Graduate who chose the acting career and attained stardom through it, Natalie Portman has an estimated net worth of $54M. The Israeli-American actress is quickly proving herself to be an actress who can draw crowds with her acting no matter what genre she appears in. Natalie won her Oscar for her breathtaking performance in “Black Swan”.
Natalie Portman Dating History
Lukas Hass- Natalie and Lukas reportedly started to date in 1998. According to a famous magazine, Natalie “friend-zoned” her Everyone Says I Love You co-star, Lukas Hass. But their chemistry was quite evident in every picture taken of the duo points at something else.
Sean Penn- Natalie and the ex-husband of Madonna reportedly seen making out in an elevator in 2009.
Rodrigo Santoro- Sources claim that in 2009, Natalie and Rodrigo were an item and were keeping a low profile. When Rodrigo was asked about his relationship with Nat, he denied the rumors but did say that the two were “ficando” which translates to something fun and not too serious.
Jake Gyllenhaal- Jake and Nat dated briefly in 2006. After their relationship ended, the couple has been friends. Recently when Nat was to be awarded a Desert Palm Achievement Award for her role in Black Swan, Jake appeared to be funny and really happy for Natalie.
Jude Law- Jude Law and Natalie Portman had sparked their dating rumors after being spotted at various parties together. The pair who first met filming, Cold Mountain and then acted opposite each other in Closer were linked to each other in 2007.
During the filming of Black Swan, Natalie Portman met Benjamin Millepied who was a choreographer for the movie. The duo got engaged in 2010 and wed in 2012 after welcoming their son Aleph.
Natalie wore Rodarte gown with a high neckline, together with a tea-length cocktail hemline and sheer, full-length shelves for her wedding. The wedding was conducted according to Jewish traditions under a chuppah.
Natalie Portman Education
She has attended a Jewish elementary school, Solomon Schechter Day School in Glen Cove, New York. Natalie attended her high school at Syosset High School and graduated in 1999.
Nat has always been very dedicated to her education. She even skipped the premiere of one of her first major films, Star Wars: Episode I, so that she could study for her final exams in high school. Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
She later graduated from school at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While attending Harvard, Natalie was a resident of Lowell House and wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson in response to an easy critical of Israeli actions towards Palestinians.
In 2002, Natalie contributed to a study on memory called “Frontal Lobe activation during object permanence: data from near-infrared spectroscopy” during her psychology studies at Harvard. Natalie Portman has an IQ score of 140.
Natalie’s Harvard commencement speech 2015.
Natalie Portman Fashion
She has been the face of Dior fragrances and makeup since 2011.
Coming towards Natalie portman’s fashion, it’s near impossible to find a look of her that isn’t elegant, feminine and perfectly executed. Portman has always been inclined towards vintage; strapless necklines over asymmetrical, and rich and warm colors instead of blues and greens.
As for the accessories, Natalie prefers to wear classic pieces over trendy clothes. Her attire is always chic, artistic and modest. Pairing her wardrobe with intricately crafted, delicate pieces of sparkly jewelry to bulky bangles, necklaces and earrings.
She wears a minimal amount of jewelry. The actress likes to pair her attire with bold, lightweight shoes. She often wears heels and wedges.
She appeared in an original dress of Audrey Hepburn on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 2006.
Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley
The two stars are look alike and with dark hair, doe-like eyes and lithe frames the actresses do look a lot alike. Keira at the age of 12 was hired due to her close resemblance to Portman who had secured the role of Queen Amidala’s in Star Wars Episode 1.
Natalie Portman Movies
|Black Swan||Nina Sayers||2010|
|No Strings Attached||Emma Kurtzman||2011|
|The Other Boleyn Girl||Anne Boleyn||2008|
Black Swan (2010)
Black Swan is a psychological horror American movies which star Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel etc in the lead. In the movie, Natalie plays Nina Sayers, a ballerina whose passion for dance rules every facet of her life.
When the company’s artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of “Swan Lake”, Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily played by Mile Kunis. While Nina is the perfect choice for the White Swan, Lily seemed to be perfect for Black Swan.
And thus the rivalry between the two dancers starts and transforms into a twisted friendship, and soon we see a different and darker side of Nina. Natalie Portman won her Oscar for this movie.
Closer is a romantic American drama movie which stars Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen. The movie is loosely based on a modern and tragic version of Mozart’s opera “Così fan Tutte”. The movie was recognized a lot of positive response as well as nominations.
Jackie is a biographical drama movie starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy. The movie tells the story of JK’s life immediately after her husband John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
Natalie Portman Campaigning for Hillary Clinton
On October 10, 2016, Natalie Portman hit the road for Hillary Clinton encouraging women to register to vote in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania. Natalie in talks with people said that Hillary Clinton is the best woman or man for the job.
She further said that Hillary is incredibly prepared and smart on all of the issues. Hillary had strong plans in terms of economy, extending health care even further making education more affordable, making smart gun law changes.
Natalie Portman Vegan
At the 27th Annual, Environmental Media Awards benefit vegan celebrities and Natalie Portman was one of those. She began her acceptance speech by urging everyone to turn into a vegan because a vegan diet not only benefits the individual and the planet but also spares countless animals a lifetime of cruelty.
Natalie Portman Social Media
She once said that social media is the last thing you want to do but tables have turned and Nat is on Instagram (@natalieportman) to promote anti-harassment movement #TimesUp. She has about 3.6 Million followers and it’s one and only social media account the actress has.