Natalie Portman was born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She was born as Natalie Hershlag, but she changed her last name. She is very popular American actress.
She played in a few movies before, but she gained her worldwide fame through her character of Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated million grossing “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”.
She is the only child of a doctor father and an artist mother. All the time during her school education she was smart straight-A student. Early in her life, she left her homeland and moved to Washington and from Washington in New York and lived there until she graduated from Long Island High School. She was discovered by a Revlon model scout in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. He immediately offered her an opportunity to model. He introduced Natalie to an acting agent and she started going out on auditions.
Her first role sholud be a character who befriends hitman Jean Reno in “The Professional” when she was only 13. She was so convincing that director Adrian Lynn tried to cast her in his remake, and she tough that she is too young for the part, so she didn’t take that role. But she took the role in the worldwide famous “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”, wich made almost $500 million. In 1999, comes the drama “Anywhere But Here” for which she received a Golden Globe, and the next year drama “Where the Heart Is”.
The movies that she played in after 1999 are: Annihilation (2017), Planetarium (2016), On the Basis of Sex (2016), Best Buds (2016), Jackie (2016) ,Lawless (2015), Knight of Cups (2015), A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015), Jane Got a Gun (2014), Illusions & Mirrors (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Your Highness (2011), Thor (2011), No Strings Attached (2011), Black Swan (2010), Hesher (2010), New York, I Love You (2009) GREED (2009), Brothers (2009), The Other Woman (2009), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), My Blueberry Nights (2008), Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007), The Simpsons, Goya’s Ghosts (2007) aka Fantasmas de Goya, Los (Spain), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), V for Vendetta (2006), Paris, je t’aime (2006), Domino One (2005), Free Zone (2005), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), Garden State (2004) ,True (2004), Closer (2004), Cold Mountain (2003), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Where the Heart Is (2002).
Natalie is a strict vegan since she was a child. She was romantically linked to British financier Nat Rothschild. Early in 2007, the actress made headlines when she and Bernal were spotted leaving a German nightclub together, thus provoked rumors they have rekindled their romance. Portman started dating ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, who she met at the set of “Black Swan”. The couple eventually married and they have a daughter now.