Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman
Portman at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival, presenting V for Vendetta.
Natalie Hershlag
(Hebrew: נטלי הרשלג)

(1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 38)
Known forThe Swan Queen in Black Swan
Mathilda in Léon
Padmé Amidala in the "Star Wars prequel trilogy"
Novalee Nation in Where the Heart Is
Sam in Garden State
Alice in Closer
Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
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)
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Natalie Portman (born Natalie Hershlag;[1][2] Hebrew: Page Template:Script/styles hebrew.css has no content.נטע-לי הרשלג[3]; June 9, 1981)[4] is an Israeli-American actress. 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.

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.




  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 needed)

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