Natalie Portman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 28.Aug.2017
Facts of Natalie Portman
Date of Birth: 1981 , June-9
Age:36 years old
Birth Nation: Israel
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
NameNatalie Portman
Birth NameNatalie Hershlag
Nick NameNataliePortman
FatherAvner Hershlag
MotherShelley Hershlag
Nationality Israelis
Birth Place/CityJerusalem, Israel
ProfessionActress, Model
Net Worth$45 Million USD
Eye ColorBrown - Light
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Body Measurements34-27-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size34 B
Waist size27 in
Hip Size32 in
Neck Size8.9
Shoe Size10
Weight in KG58 kg
Famous forActress
Married toBenjamin Millepied (m. 2012)
Online PresenceWikipedia
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Natalie Portman is a famous American-Israeli actress and a director. She made her debut role in the 1994 action thriller, Léon: The Professional. She is the winner of a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for several awards in her career.

Early Life and Education

Natalie Portman is a famous American-Israeli actress and also a director. She was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She has citizenship in both America and Israel.

Natalie is a Golden Globes and Academy awards winner actress who is mostly known for her roles in movies like Stars Wars prequel trilogy, Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World. Portman’s mother Shelly’s family was immigrant to the United States.

Shelly’s family was of Jewish descendants from Russia and Austria who changed their surname from Edelstein to Stevens. Natalie’s father Avner Hershlag is an Israeli Citizen who is fertility Specialist and a gynecologist. As far as education concerns, Natalie Portman has a Bachelors degree in psychology from Harvard University.

Career and Struggle

Portman said in an interview that she was very ambitious, hardworking and serious kid. Her first big screen debut was with the movie Leon: The Professional in 1993. She also did a short Television film named Developing.

Some of Portman’s works during the mid -1990s were films like Heat, Beautiful Girls, Mars Attacks! And Everyone says I love You. She portrayed the character of Anne Frank in the 1997 Broadway adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. The same year she also was cast in the Stars Wars prequel trilogy as Padme Amidala.

Natalie turned down the movie Anywhere But Here initially after learning it involve her in a sex scene but when the script was re-written she did the film. “Where the Heart Is” was her last film of the millennium.

After she took the hiatus from acting in any movie except the Stars Wars prequel trilogy for four years to focus on her University education, she actively started acting for the screen again in 2004 A.D.  

Professional Career

In 2004, she did independent movies like Garden State and Closer. The final Star Wars prequel, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released in 2005 and became a massive success. The other movies she did in the year 2005 were Free Zone and Goya’s Ghosts.

For her 2006 movie V for Vendetta she shaved her head, the issue became the worldwide hot talk. Her other projects that year was Mr. Magorjum’s Wonder Emporium, The Other Boleyn Girl and My Blueberry Nights.

In 2007, Natalie also appeared in Paul McCartney’s music video “Dance Tonight”. She also did a short film Hotel Chevalier. She served as the youngest of members of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury in 2008.

In 2009, she did a drama film called Brothers. She made her directorial debut at the Venice Film Festival with the movie Eve. The 2010 movie Black Swan won her both Golden Globe and Academy Award for the Best Actress category.

She had to face the controversy of not being the full face behind the credited dancing in Black Swan. Some of the other movies she has done till date are: No Strings Attached Your Highness, Thor, Knight of Cups, Jane got a Gun and A Tale of Love and Darkness. The latter one is also her directorial feature debut.

Personal Life

Portman had a short relationship with American folk singer Devendra Banhart which had ended in 2008. Natalie started to date the ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2009. Benjamin was the choreographer for the movie Black Swan.

In the December of 2010, it was announced that the couple was engaged and Portman was pregnant. She gave birth to son Aleph Portman-Millepied in June 2011.

The couple got married in an intimate Jewish ceremony on August 4, 2012. The ceremony took place in Big Sur, California. Natalie plans to relocate to France in 2014 after her spouse  Benjamin’s new job as director of the Paris Opera Ballet starts.

Body Measurements, Net Worth and Salary

Natalie is a gorgeous looking woman. She is 32 years and stands 5’3” tall. Her nationality is Israeli, American and she belongs from multiracial ethnicity. Her measurements are 34-25-34. She has a mole on her face and she has a slim body. She has a net worth of $45 million.