- Occupation: actress
- Real name: Natalie Hershlag
- Sign: Gemini
- Date of birth: Tuesday 09 June 1981 (age: 39)
- Country: Israel
Natalie Portman is an Israeli-American actress born June 9, 1981 in Israel. An only child, her father is a doctor and moved to the United States when Natalie was 3 years old. She began her career in cinema at a very early age, and made a name for herself in Luc Besson’s film, Léon, in 1994.
Natalie Portman then went on to shoot a series of films while continuing her schooling. She is a serious and assiduous student who speaks French, Japanese, English and Hebrew. She is studying psychology at Harvard while she is already a well-known actress.
Natalie Portman has made a name for herself in theatre and film. She also participated in major commercial successes such as parts I, II and III of the Star Wars saga starting in 1999.
The consecration comes in 2011 with the Golden Globe and then the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as a dancer in the film Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky. In 2014, the actress goes behind the camera and directs her first film, A Love and Darkness Story, dedicated to the Israeli journalist and writer Amos Oz, presented out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015.
On the private side, she has been a couple since the filming of the film with the French choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, and since June 2011 she is the mother of a little boy named Aleph. The two lovebirds were married in 2012 in California. The couple is expecting their second child in 2017. On 22 February 2017, the actress gave birth to a daughter named Amalia.