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Natalie Portman

Mostly Credited As: Natalie Portman
Birth Name: Natalie Hershlag
Date Of Birth: June 09, 1981 (Age 33)
Country Of Birth: Israel
Birth Place: Jerusalem
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Natalie Portman


Natalie Portman is the only child of Avner, a doctor, and Shelley, an artist. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, she and her family moved into the United States when she was only three. Settling in Syosset, New York, she started to pursue her acting career when she was only eleven. Her film debut was Léon in 1994. Natalie attend and graduated with honors from Syosset High School in June 1999. While she concentrated mostly on her academics, she did make several films during her early high school years, such as Heat (1996), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Beautiful Girl (1996) and Mars Attack (1996). Because of her outstanding academic achievement, Natalie enrolled into Harvard University. She continues to pursue her acting career, while majoring in psychology. It wasn’t until 1999 when she received world-wide fame in playing Queen “Padme” Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace . Natalie went on to reprising her role as Padme in the next two Star Wars sequels, Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2003) and Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She also appeared in several critically acclaimed dramas such as Cold Mountain (2003), Garden State (2004), and Closer (2004). Her role in Closer landed her her first Golden Globe award for Best Actress. She landed her first leading role in the comic-adaption, V For Vendetta. In 2011, Portman tookhome the Academy Award for Best Actress in Black Swan, while pregnant with her first child Aleph with Black Swan co-star and choreaographer Benjamin Millepied. Natalie graduated from Havard University on June 5th, 2003 with a degree in psychology.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Armenian Genocide (2006)As: Aurora Mardiganian (Narrator) -- [Voice]
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Daybreak (2010) 
  October 31, 2013 04x44: (Oct/31/2013) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Katy Perry, James Corden, Paul McCartney 14x02: (Oct/18/2013) As Herself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Moonshine River 24x01: (Sep/30/2012) Voiced  Darcy, [Special Guest Stars]
  Little Big Girl 18x12: (Feb/11/2007) Voiced  Darcy 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 84th Annual Academy Awards 60x01: (Feb/26/2012) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Black Swan') 
  The 77th Annual Academy Awards 53x01: (Feb/27/2005) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 17x01: (Jan/30/2011) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (for 'Black Swan') 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  January 20, 2011 12x20: (Jan/20/2011) As Herself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 82 02x82: (Jan/19/2011) As Herself 

Conan (2010) 
  The Conundrum Enigma 01x35: (Jan/19/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 68x01: (Jan/16/2011) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Black Swan') 
  The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 62x01: (Jan/16/2005) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'Closer') 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Natalie Portman, Jay Pharoah 18x47: (Nov/22/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kid Scientists, Natalie Portman, Kenna 15x75: (Feb/27/2008) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, Al Franken 13x113: (Mar/14/2006) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, John Mayer 12x58: (Nov/25/2004) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, Ambulance LTD 11x183: (Jul/29/2004) As Herself 
  Stupid Human Tricks, Natalie Portman, X-ecutioners, Xzhibit, Biohazard 09x153: (May/16/2002) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, Lennox Lewis 07x131: (Apr/28/2000) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, Travis Pastrana, Ted Alexandro 07x43: (Nov/11/1999) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, Tom Everett Scott, J. Geils Band 06x158: (May/21/1999) As Herself 
  John Cusak, Natalie Portman, Stomp with Bill Irwin 05x52: (Nov/24/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Lea Thompson, Natalie Portman, Stone Temple Pilots 04x58: (Nov/28/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Alec Baldwin, Dwight Yoakam, Natalie Portman 03x92: (Feb/01/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0279 02x60: (Nov/28/1994) As Herself 

Project Runway (2004) 
  Grass is Always Greener 05x02: (Jul/23/2008) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Natalie Portman, Robert Schimmel, James Blunt 15x66: (Feb/28/2008) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, Mark Consuelos, Los Lobos 11x150: (Aug/03/2004) As Herself 
  Natalie Portman, Bill O'Reilly, Patty Loveless 11x51: (Dec/19/2003) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Flooring 57x112: (Feb/12/2008) As Herself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Sara Moulton; Natalie Portman; 26x54: (Nov/15/2007) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Edie Falco, Peter Krause, Natalie Portman, guest co-host Judy Gold 10x163: (May/04/2007) As Herself 
  Judy Gold, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Portman, guest co-host Ricki Lake 10x160: (May/01/2007) As Herself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Natalie Portman 04x66: (May/26/1999) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Natalie Portman 11x34: (Mar/15/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Natalie Portman 09x100: (Aug/05/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Natalie Portman 08x162: (Dec/18/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy 31x13: (Mar/04/2006) As Herself (Host) 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Natalie Portman/Gary Marshall 02x68: (Dec/08/2004) As Herself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Natalie Portman 11x07: (Nov/21/2004) As Herself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Daisy Fuentes; Natalie Portman 03x239: (Aug/05/2004) As Herself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Natalie Portman 03x188: (May/22/2002) As Herself 
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Trivia

Won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, Closer.

Was casted for a role in "The Horse Whisperer", but withdrew because she wanted to do "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Broadway instead. The role was recasted to Scarlett Johansson.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Stih went on to gross $380,270,577 in the U.S. $848,466,829 worldwide.

Got a SAT score of over 1400.

A natural brown colored eyes and hair.

Her first award was the Young Star Award for Best Young Actress in a Drama movie, The Professional, in 1995.

Quote: "I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk moustaches, they're my heroes."

Resided in Maryland and Connecticut before moving to Long Island for long term.

Shaved her hair for her role in V in Vendetta.

Was a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. Her paper is titled, "A Simple Method of Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar".

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