Natalie Portman is an Oscar-winning actress who has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. She was born on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel to a Jewish family and moved with her parents to Long Island, New York when she was three years old.
Her career began at age 12 when she landed a role as Padmé Amidala’s decoy double in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). She then went on to star roles in films such as Anywhere but Here (1999), Beautiful Girls (1996), Leon: The Professional (1994), V for Vendetta (2006), Thor (2011) and Black Swan (2010).
Portman’s work has not only earned her critical acclaim but also numerous awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Black Swan. In addition to acting, Natalie Portman is also involved with various nonprofits that focus on animal rights and environmental causes. Furthermore, she is known for being vocal about women’s issues; most notably speaking out against sexism during the 2018 Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
Off screen, Ms. Portman lives a relatively private life which includes being married since 2012 to dancer Benjamin Millepied whom she met while filming “Black Swan” together; they have two children together – Aleph and Amalia Millipied. Additionally it should be noted that despite living mostly outside of Israel due to professional commitments, Natalie remains active within Israeli society by actively supporting charities related Children Cancer research & helping develop new cinemas throughout Tel Aviv region where some of her movies were filmed.
Therefor it can be said that although much of what we know about Natalie comes from public appearances or news articles there are still many layers yet untouched regarding this truly remarkable woman whose creativity knows no boundaries!
Portman was born in Jerusalem but moved to the United States when she was three years old. Growing up, Natalie had an interest in dance as well as academics; she studied at Harvard University while still continuing to act. After graduating from college with a degree in psychology, Natalie went back into film work full-time and found success almost immediately after appearing in Luc Besson’s Leon (The Professional) alongside Jean Reno and Gary Oldman – which led to roles like Mars Attacks, opposite Jack Nicholson and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader’s mother Shmi Skywalker for George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy series where she won acclaim for playing Padme Amidala, opposite Hayden Christensen’s young Anakin Skywalker character despite mixed reviews about those movies themselves.
As time passed by, Natalie continued gaining respect both commercially through blockbusters such as V For Vendetta and Closer or independent hits such as Garden State along side Zach Braff that got nominated for 2 Academy Awards among other accolades – ultimately leading to Oscar wins thanks to Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky who also wrote down his own original screenplay based on this 2010 psychological horror movie.
Natalia plays Nina Sayers trying hard not just mastering ballet moves but also surviving within its harsh environment filled with pressure coming from all directions especially since rivaling against herself portraying two contrasting characters inside the same body due lack of another actress being able play so many sides confidently enough.
In addition to winning awards for her performance skills, Portman is known for actively participating politically. In 2018, she served as chairwoman of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘ s re-election campaign. Additionally, news outlets reported that she donated $50 thousand dollars towards March For Our Lives rally protesting gun violence following a school shooting incident that occurred earlier that year in Florida.
Throughout her career thus far Natalie Portman continues proving why she is respected worldwide not only because of her masterful actor capability, delivering any given role convincingly, but also as a passionate activist standing behind causes that really matter.