Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag, June 9, 1981), is an Israeli-American actress, producer, and director. Portman began film acting in 1994, rising to mainstream prominence for her role as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Portman is also known for her role as Nina Sayers in Black Swan (for which she won an Oscar award), and Dr. Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (namely the Thor films).
Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel to Shelley Stevens and Avner Hershlag in 1981 but she has dual United States and Israeli citizenship because her family relocated to the United States during her childhood.
In 1994, as a child, she starred in the film, Leon (called The Professional in the United States). She played a teenage mother in the 2000 film, Where The Heart Is. She was also in Garden State and most famously, in V for Vendetta, The Other Boleyn Girl and Black Swan.
- Léon: The Professional (1994)
- Developing (1995)
- Heat (1995)
- Beautiful Girls (1996)
- Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
- Mars Attacks! (1996)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Anywhere but Here (1999)
- Where the Heart Is (2000)
- Zoolander (2001)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
- Cold Mountain (2003)
- Garden State (2004)
- Closer (2004)
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- Free Zone (2005)
- V For Vendetta (2006)
- Paris, je t'aime (2006)
- Goya's Ghosts (2006)
- My Blueberry Nights (2007)
- Hotel Chevalier (2007)
- The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
- Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
- The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
- The Other Woman (2009)
- New York, I Love You (2009)
- Brothers (2009)
- Hesher (2010)
- Black Swan (2010)
- No Strings Attached (2011)
- Your Highness (2011)
- Thor (2011)
- Illusions & Mirrors (2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- The Seventh Fire (2015)
- Knight of Cups (2015)
- A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
- Jane Got a Gun (2016)
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
- Jackie (2016)
- Planetarium (2016)
- Song to Song (2017)
- Annihilation (2018)
- The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
- Lucy in the Sky (TBA)
- Moved to the United States when she was three years old
- The makeup brand Stila has a lip gloss named after her
- Has taken dance lessons since the age of 4. Still takes ballet classes.
- "I also feel I'm a positive role model by not putting my education on hold."
- "There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life."
- "I didn't have this undying need to be an actress. I didn't have that fire in me ever -- at any point. And still, I don't think I have that within me."