Natalie Portman

Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman

Natalie Hershlag, better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon, 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, completing her bachelor's degree in 2003.
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Birthday
09 June 1981
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Natalie Portman on female-led sci-fi of 'Annihilation'
CNN - about 19 hours
CNN talks with 'Annihilation' stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson on normalizing female-led science fiction stories.
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'
LATimes - 19 days
SERIES Saturday Night Live This week’s prime-time episode features skits with a football theme, 8 p.m. NBC. Then, Natalie Portman hosts the late-night episode with musical guest Dua Lipa, 11:29 p.m. NBC Planet Earth: Blue Planet II A new episode of the nature documentary series explores coral reefs,...
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Natalie Portman Shares The Horror Of Being Sexualized At Age 13
Huffington Post - about 1 month
“I excitedly opened my first fan mail to read a rape fantasy that a man had written me,” she told the Women’s March.
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Natalie Portman, Alfre Woodard, Olivia Munn and more bring Time's Up fire to Women's March in L.A.
LATimes - about 1 month
Backstage at the Los Angeles Women’s March, near the steps of City Hall, a star-studded assembly of powerful Hollywood women including Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Olivia Munn, Natalie Portman and Viola Davis took turns delivering fiery political speeches to a crowd of 600,000...
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Goldberg: We must commit to change
CNN - about 1 month
Viola Davis, Natalie Portman and Whoopi Goldberg were among the celebrities, activists and politicians who spoke at women's marches around the country.
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In politicized awards season, the DGA offers a notably diverse list of nominees
LATimes - about 1 month
With the five nominees unveiled on Thursday, the Directors Guild of America Awards offered a slate that countered both the “all-male” set that Natalie Portman savaged from the podium at the Golden Globes last weekend and the racial homogeneity that sparked two years of #Oscarssowhite. The group...
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Natalie Portman calls out 'all-male nominees'
CNN - about 1 month
While presenting the Best Director award alongside Ron Howard, Natalie Portman took the opportunity to point out the obvious: Not a single woman was nominated.
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Bless Natalie Portman For Dragging The All-Male Director Category At Golden Globes
Huffington Post - about 1 month
"SAVAGE QUEEN."
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Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp star in haunting drama 'Planetarium'
LATimes - 6 months
Although “Planetarium” may not wholly satisfy as the kind of statement film it so ambitiously aims to be, this intriguing drama, confidently directed by Rebecca Zlotowski (who co-wrote with Robin Campillo) proves a singular, at times haunting experience. In the late-1930s, as Nazi Germany tenses...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Natalie Portman
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    In September 2016, it was announced Portman and Millepied were expecting their second child.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    On August 4, 2012, Portman and Millepied married in an intimate Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California.
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    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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    Portman gave birth to their son Aleph Portman-Millepied on June 14, 2011.
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 28
    In December 2010, Portman announced their engagement and confirmed her pregnancy.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    Portman began dating ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    After starring in the video for his song "Carmensita", she began a relationship with folk singer Devendra Banhart, which ended in September 2008.
    In a 2008 interview, she also stated: "I even like John McCain.
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    In the 2008 presidential election, Portman supported Senator Hillary Clinton of New York in the Democratic primaries.
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    Portman's directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival's shorts competition in September 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    In fall 2007, she visited several university campuses, including Harvard, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, New York University, and Columbia, to inspire students with the power of microfinance and to encourage them to join the Village Banking Campaign to help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty.
    In the "Voices" segment of the April 29, 2007, episode of the ABC Sunday morning program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Portman discussed her work with FINCA and how it can benefit women and children in Third World countries.
    In 2007, Portman traveled to Rwanda with Jack Hanna, to film the documentary, Gorillas on the Brink.
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    In 2007, she launched her own brand of vegan footwear.
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    She appeared in Paul McCartney's music video "Dance Tonight" from his 2007 album Memory Almost Full, directed by Michel Gondry.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In 2006, she filmed Wong Kar-wai's road movie My Blueberry Nights.
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    In late 2006, Portman filmed The Other Boleyn Girl, a historical drama in which she plays Anne Boleyn; Eric Bana and Scarlett Johansson co-starred.
    Portman starred in the children's film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, which began filming in April 2006 and was released in November 2007; she has said that she was "excited to do a kids' movie."
    Portman hosted live television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live on March 4, 2006.
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    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    Also in 2005, Portman filmed Free Zone and director Miloš Forman's Goya's Ghosts.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    Portman is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and in the 2004 presidential race she campaigned for the Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry.
    In 2004, Portman appeared in the independent movies Garden State and Closer.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    That same year, she was one of many celebrities who made cameo appearances in the 2001 comedy Zoolander.
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    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 18
    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.
  • 1999
    Age 17
    After filming Where the Heart Is, Portman moved into the dorms of Harvard University to pursue her bachelor's degree in psychology. She said in a 1999 interview that, with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she would not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying.
    The film opened in late 1999, and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ann August.
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  • 1997
    Age 15
    Also in 1997, Portman was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
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    In 1997, Portman played the role of Anne Frank in a Broadway adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • 1994
    Age 12
    Léon: The Professional opened in 1994, marking her feature film debut.
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  • 1993
    Age 11
    In 1993, she auditioned for the role of an orphan child who befriends a middle-aged hitman (played by Jean Reno) in Luc Besson's film, Léon: The Professional.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 10
    On school holidays, Portman attended theater camps. When she was 10, Portman auditioned for the 1992 off-Broadway show Ruthless!, a musical about a girl who is prepared to commit murder to get the lead in a school play.
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  • 1988
    Age 6
    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 2
    In 1984, when Portman was three years old, the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training.
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  • 1981
    Born
    Portman was born on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem.
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