Natalie Portman is an Israeli-American actress who won the Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for “Best Actress” for her role as Nina Sayers in the 2010 thriller Black Swan. She has also starred in such films as Jackie, Thor, Closer, Annihilation, No Strings Attached, Garden State, V for Vendetta, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In 2006, Portman hosted an episode of the television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel, she is the only child of Avner Hershlag and Shelley Stevens. She graduated in 1999 from Syosset High School and earned a degree in psychology from Harvard University. She is married to dancer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she has two children.
Natalie Hershlag Personal Details
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Date of Birth:
9 June 1981
Israeli and American
Race / Ethnicity:
White (Ashkenazi Jewish)
Occupation / Job(s):
Actress, Model, Film producer, Director
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Natalie Hershlag Family Details
Avner Hershlag (Fertility specialist and Gynecologist)
Shelley (nee Stevens) (Homemaker)
Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012)
Amalia Millepied (Daughter) (b. February 22, 2017), Aleph Portman-Millepied (Son) (b. June 14, 2011)
Natalie Hershlag Body Measurements
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34-25-34 in (86-63.5-86 cm)
34 inches (86 cm)
25 inches (63.5 cm)
34 inches (86 cm)
Natalie Hershlag Distinctive Features
Nat has a classic beauty and petite, pear-shaped body structure.
She has moles on her cheeks adding to the charm to her beauty and keeping her different.
Natalie Hershlag Education
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Washington D. C. Solomon Schechter Day School, Nassau County, New York Syosset High School, Syosset, Long Island Harvard University (BA) (1999â€“2003) Hebrew University of JerusalemCharles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Washington D. C. Solomon Schechter Day School, Nassau County, New York Syosset High School, Syosset, Long Island Harvard University (BA) (1999â€“2003) Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Natalie Hershlag Brand Endorsements
Miss Dior Cherie
The North Face, Columbia Sportswear, Theonne, Rough Roses and many more brands add glamor quotient to her life.
Best Known For
Nat is best known for her role of Queen Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005).
Leon: The Professional (1994). An English-language French thriller film, written and directed by Luc Besson. Nat played the role of 12-year-old Mathilda, which was an orphan taken in by a hitman.
First TV Show
Sesame Street (2003). An American childrenâ€™s television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. She appeared in the season 3 of the show in the episode â€œNeeds a Scenery.â€
Mary Helen Bowers, who trained her for â€˜Black Swanâ€™. She also does yoga and workout at the gym to stay healthy.
Favorite Foods – Chocolate, Pizza, Tea and Ice Cream.
Favorite Movies – Dirty Dancing (1987), Schindlerâ€™s List (1993)
Favorite TV Show – Ellen, Friends, Dawsonâ€™s Creek and Jerry Springer
Favorite Makeup Items – Kiehlâ€™s lip gloss, Vincent Longo Water Canvas Foundation, powder blush and beige eyeshadow.
Natalie Hershlag Interesting Facts
*She was born in Jerusalem, Israel and moved to the United States when she was three years old. *Her parents are both of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. *She is an only child. *She was named after Natalie Wood. *She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor. *She began modeling at age 11. *She is trained in jazz, ballet, and tap dancing. *She made her film debut in Luc Besson”s action thriller Leon: The Professional (1994). *One of People magazine”s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2002). *In 2003, she graduated from Harvard University with a degree in psychology. *She is the recipient of various accolades including; an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award. *She is fluent in English, Hebrew and a bit of French, German, Japanese and Spanish Arabic. *Ben Kingsley is her favorite actor. *She is close friends with Mila Kunis, Jake Gyllenhaal and Bryce Dallas Howard. *Visit her official website: www.natalieportman.com