Natalie Portman

Israeli-american Actress
Born Jun 9, 1981

Natalie Portman is an actress and model with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed her bachelor's degree in 2003.… Read More

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1981 Birth Portman was born on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem. … Read More
1984 3 Years Old In 1984, when Portman was three years old, the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training. … Read More
1988 7 Years Old Portman and her family first lived in Washington, D.C., but relocated to Connecticut in 1988 and then moved to Jericho, New York, on Long Island, in 1990. … Read More


1992 - 1994 3 More Events
1997 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Portman played the role of Anne Frank in a Broadway adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.
1999 18 Years Old 1 More Event
The film opened in late 1999, and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ann August. … Read More
2000 19 Years Old During the summer break from June to September 2000, Portman filmed Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in Sydney, along with additional production in London.


2001 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols; she played the role of Nina alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. … Read More
2004 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Portman appeared in the independent movies Garden State and Closer. … Read More
2005 24 Years Old Also in 2005, Portman filmed Free Zone and director Miloš Forman's Goya's Ghosts. … Read More
…  In March 2006, she was a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism, where she spoke about her film V for Vendetta. … Read More
She appeared in Paul McCartney's music video "Dance Tonight" from his 2007 album Memory Almost Full, directed by Michel Gondry. … Read More
Portman's directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival's shorts competition in September 2008. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old Portman began dating ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2009. … Read More
2010 29 Years Old In December 2010, Portman announced their engagement and confirmed her pregnancy.


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Portman and her then-fiancé Benjamin Millepied were among the signers of a petition to President Obama in support of same-sex marriage. … Read More
2012 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2012, Portman and Millepied were photographed wearing wedding rings at the Academy Awards ceremony, but representatives did not respond to requests for comment on the couple's marital status.
2016 35 Years Old In September 2016, it was announced Portman and Millepied were expecting their second child.
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