Natalie Portman

BirthDay:

09 Jun 1981

BirthPlace:

Jerusalem, Israel

BirthName:

Natalie Hershlag

Bio:

Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very young. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard University. She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting. She was featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut in the movie Léon: The Professional (1994) (aka "Léon"). Following this role Natalie won roles in such films as Heat (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996).

It was not until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated US$431 million-grossing prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). She then she starred in two critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Anywhere But Here (1999) and Where the Heart Is (2000), followed by Closer (2004), for which she received an Oscar nomination. She reprised her role as Padme Amidala in the last two episodes of the Star Wars prequel trilogy: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Black Swan (2010).
Filmography

Actor ( 117 credits )

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
Weightless (2017)
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2017) Laura
Annihilation (2017) The Biologist
Jane Got a Gun (2016) Jane Hammond
Planetarium (2016)
Starring Austin Pendleton (2016) Herself
Knight of Cups (2015)
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015) Fania
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Padmé / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Thor: The Dark World (2013) Jane Foster
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Live Free or Die Hard (Project 12, 8/12) (2011) Evey (archive footage)
Thor (2011) Jane Foster
Your Highness (2011) Isabel
Black Swan: Metamorphosis (2011) Herself
No Strings Attached (2011) Emma
I'm Still Here (2010) Herself
Black Swan (2010) Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen
Hesher (2010) Nicole
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Film Fiend (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
In Search of Ted Demme (2010)
The Other Woman (2009) Emilia Greenleaf
Brothers (2009) Grace Cahill
Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you... (2009) Herself
A Powerful Noise Live (2009) Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode, 2011)
New York, I Love You (2008) Rifka (segment "Mira Nair)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Anne Boleyn
Filmania: Eiga no tatsujin (2008) (1 episode, 2009)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Rude Tube (2008)  Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
My Blueberry Nights (2007) Leslie
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) Molly Mahoney, the Composer
The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
Hotel Chevalier (2007) Jack's Girlfriend
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Jane Foster in 'Thor: The Dark World' (1 episode, 2013
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2016)
Goya's Ghosts (2006) Inés / Alicia
Paris, je t'aime (2006) Francine (segment "Faubourg Saint-Denis")
Top Chef (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2009)
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode)
Movie Rush (2006)  Herself
Space Top 10 Countdown (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
V for Vendetta (2005) Evey
Free Zone (2005) Rebecca
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Padmé
Domino One (2005) Dominique Bellamy
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Cinema mil (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Closer (2004) Alice
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die (2004) Herself (archive footage)
True (2004) Francine
Garden State (2004) Sam
Project Runway (2004)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2008)
At the Movies (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
Cold Mountain (2003) Sara
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Herself (2007)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Padmé
Silenci? (2002)  Sam (1 episode, 2005)
Zoolander (2001) Natalie Portman
Anatomy of a Scene (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Rank (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Where the Heart Is (2000) Novalee Nation
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Anywhere But Here (1999) Ann August
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Queen Amidala / Padmé
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Paris dernière (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Comme au cinéma (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The View (1997)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mars Attacks! (1996) Taffy Dale
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) Laura
Beautiful Girls (1996) Marty
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Magacine (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (4 episodes, 1999-2006)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
Heat (1995) Lauren Gustafson
Léon: The Professional (1994) Mathilda
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Cartelera (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008)
Developing (1994) Nina
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (16 episodes, 1994-2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (5 episodes, 1994-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 1994)
Getaway (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 1997-2010)
The Simpsons (1989)  Darcy (2 episodes, 2007-2012)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Herself / ... (1 episode, 2002)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Biography (1987)  Ann August (1 episode, 2005)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2004)
Six O'Clock News (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1996)
Headline News (1982)  Alice (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2012)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2013)
Fantástico (1973)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Sesame Street (1969)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Today (1952)  Herself (3 episodes, 2002-2008)
Jackie (0) Jacqueline Kennedy

Producer ( 7 credits )

Eating Animals (2017) producer
Jane Got a Gun (2016) producer
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) producer
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015) producer
No Strings Attached (2011) executive producer
Hesher (2010) producer
The Other Woman (2009) executive producer

Writer ( 3 credits )

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015) (screenplay)
New York, I Love You (2008) (segment "Yvan Attal")
Eve (2008) (written by)

Director ( 3 credits )

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
New York, I Love You (2008) (segment "Natalie Portman")
Eve (2008)