Natalie Portman at:
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Born: Natalie Hershlag
June 9, 1981,
Born on her mother's birthday.
Portman is her grandmother's maiden name. She avoids revealing her
real name so her family can have more privacy.
Raised in Syosset, Long Island, New York, USA
Height: 5' 3"
Mother: Shelley, an artist, also acts as Natalie's agent
Father: Avner, a doctor, infertility specialist
Signigicant Other: Gael Garcia Bernal, actor.
Natalie speaks fluent Japanese, French, and Hebrew
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY,
Harvard University, psychology, 2003
Pet dog: a female Poodle-Schnauzer mix called Noodles.
Natalie Portman, born in Jerusalem,
Israel, moved to Washington at age three, then to Connecticut, and
finally to Syosset, Long Island, New York, where her parents still
At the age of 11, she was discovered
at a pizza parlor by a Revlon agent, but she opted to pursue an
acting career instead. Shortly after, she began working with the
Usdan Theatre Arts Camp, where she appeared in a number of local
Portman made her film debut in Luc
Bessonís memorable 1994 feature, The Professional. The demanding
role, which featured her as hitmanís apprentice, caught the attention
of critics and audiences.
Portman has appeared in numerous movies
alongside Hollywood's A list actors, and in 1997, she spent a year
on Broadway in the title role of The Diary of Anne Frank.
She became internationally known when she played Queen Amidala in three
Star Wars films. Afterwards, she starred in two critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Anywhere But Here (1999), Where the Heart Is (2000), and Closer (2004), for which she received a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.
Portman graduated from Harvard University with a degree in psychology in 2003.
"I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruined
my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star."
ďItís hard because of my size and the way I look. I could pass
for twelve. Iím probably the first of my friends to get carded when
we go out."
"I've never dated a woman or anything like it. But I think it's
much more the person that you fall in love with and why would you
close yourself off to 50-per-cent of people?"