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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag, Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג‎‎; June 9, 1981) is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno. She was later cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). Born in Jerusalem to an Israeli father and American mother, Portman grew up in the eastern United States from the age of three. She studied dancing and acting in New York, and starred in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace while still at high school on Long Island. In 1999, Portman enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology, alongside her work as an actress; she completed a bachelor's degree in 2003. During her studies she starred in a second Star Wars film and opened in New York City's The Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 2001. Portman won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for starring in the 2004 drama Closer, appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith the following year, and won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her starring role in the political thriller V for Vendetta (2006). She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya's Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and also appeared in Thor (2011) and its 2013 sequel. In 2010, Portman starred in the psychological thriller film Black Swan. Her performance received widespread critical acclaim and she earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress, her second Golden Globe Award, the SAG Award, the BAFTA Award and the BFCA Award in 2011. In 2016, she portrayed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the biographical drama Jackie. She was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and won the BFCA for Best Actress. In May 2008, Portman served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. The same year she directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You. Her first feature film as a director, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was released in 2015.

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Jun 9th, 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel
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First Appeared:
In the Garden of Beasts
Latest Project:
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (Dec 31st, 2018)

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MOVIES The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Sam Turner Dec 31st, 2018
MOVIES Annihilation The Biologist Feb 23rd, 2018
MOVIES Song to Song Rhonda Mar 17th, 2017
MOVIES Jackie Jacqueline Kennedy Dec 2nd, 2016
MOVIES Planetarium Laura Barlow Nov 16th, 2016
MOVIES The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Laura Jul 16th, 2016
MOVIES Jane Got a Gun Jane Hammond Jan 1st, 2016
MOVIES Mr. Gaga Herself Oct 29th, 2015
MOVIES A Tale of Love and Darkness Fania Oz Sep 3rd, 2015
MOVIES Knight of Cups Elizabeth Feb 8th, 2015
MOVIES Thor: The Dark World Jane Foster Oct 29th, 2013
MOVIES Illusions & Mirrors Young Woman Sep 24th, 2013
MOVIES Thor: From Asgard to Earth Herself Sep 13th, 2011
MOVIES Thor Jane Foster Apr 21st, 2011
MOVIES Your Highness Isabel Apr 8th, 2011
MOVIES No Strings Attached Emma Kurtzman Jan 21st, 2011
MOVIES Black Swan Nina Sayers Dec 2nd, 2010
MOVIES The Other Woman Emilia Greenleaf Oct 28th, 2010
MOVIES I'm Still Here Herself Sep 10th, 2010
MOVIES Hesher Nicole Jan 22nd, 2010
MOVIES Brothers Grace Cahill Jan 27th, 2009
MOVIES GREED Jan 1st, 2009
MOVIES New York, I Love You Rifka Malone (segment Mira Nair) Sep 6th, 2008
MOVIES The Other Boleyn Girl Anne Boleyn Feb 28th, 2008
MOVIES Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Molly Mahoney Nov 14th, 2007
MOVIES The Darjeeling Limited Jack's Ex-Girlfriend Sep 29th, 2007
MOVIES Hotel Chevalier Jack's Girlfriend Sep 3rd, 2007
MOVIES My Blueberry Nights Leslie May 16th, 2007
MOVIES Goya's Ghosts Inés / Alicia Nov 8th, 2006
MOVIES Paris, je t'aime Francine (Faubourg Saint-Denis) May 16th, 2006
MOVIES V for Vendetta Evey Hammond Dec 11th, 2005
MOVIES The Story of Star Wars Padme Amidala Aug 18th, 2005
MOVIES Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Padmé Amidala May 17th, 2005
MOVIES Free Zone Rebecca Apr 18th, 2005
MOVIES 10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back Herself - 'Mathilda' Jan 11th, 2005
MOVIES Natalie Portman: Starting Young Herself Jan 11th, 2005
MOVIES Closer Alice Ayres Dec 1st, 2004
MOVIES Garden State Sam Jul 28th, 2004
MOVIES True Francine Feb 6th, 2004
MOVIES Cold Mountain Sara Dec 24th, 2003
MOVIES Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Padmé Amidala May 15th, 2002
MOVIES Zoolander Herself Sep 28th, 2001
MOVIES The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Herself Feb 1st, 2001
MOVIES Where the Heart Is Novalee Nation Apr 27th, 2000
MOVIES Anywhere But Here Ann August Nov 12th, 1999
MOVIES Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Padmé Amidala May 19th, 1999
MOVIES Mars Attacks! Taffy Dale Dec 12th, 1996
MOVIES Everyone Says I Love You Laura Dandrige Dec 6th, 1996
MOVIES Beautiful Girls Marty Feb 9th, 1996
MOVIES Heat Lauren Gustafson Dec 15th, 1995
MOVIES Leon: The Professional Mathilda Lando Sep 14th, 1994
MOVIES Developing Nina Jan 1st, 1994
MOVIES In the Garden of Beasts Martha Dodd