Last Updated: 05 Jun, 2023 | Views: 549
Other Profession(s): Producer, Model, Director
Famous For: Academy Award-Winning Actress
Higher Education: Harvard University (AB)
Natalie Portman was born in 1981 in Israel. She is the sole child of Shelley Stevens and Dr. Avner Hershlag. Natalie was still quite little, her family emigrated from Israel to Washington, D.C. Her family relocated a couple more times before settling in New York, where she is still presently residing. When she was 11 years old, an agent found her in a pizza restaurant. She was encouraged to pursue a modeling career, but she ultimately chose to focus on acting. She appeared in numerous live performances, but she developed a strong presence.
In 1994: Natalie made her film debut in "Léon: The Professional."
In 1995: She portrayed "Lauren Gustafson" in the Michael Mann crime movie "Heat".
In 1996: Natalie made an appearance as "Marty" in the movie "Beautiful Girls."
In 1997: Natalie appeared in "The Diary of Anne Frank".
In 1999: She was featured in "Star Wars Episode I".
In 2001: Natalie portrayed Nina in the play "The Seagull".
In 2004: Natalie starred in the comedy-drama movie "Garden State".
In 2007: Natalie appeared in the comedy "The Darjeeling Limited”.
In 2008: Natalie made her directing debut with the short film "Eve."
In 2010: Natalie gave an Academy Award-winning performance in "Black Swan”.
In 2013: she was featured in "Thor, The Dark World."
Achievements and Awards:
Natalie won the Golden Globe in 2011
She is FINCA International's Hope Ambassador.
With the success of Black Swan, Natalie Portman became the first person from the 1980s to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She backed Senator Hillary Clinton in 2008. Later, she backed Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
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