Natalie Portman (Herschlag)
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Natalie Portman From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Thor 2 cropped.png Portman at the premiere of Thor: The Dark World, October 2013 Native name נטלי הרשלג Born Natalie Hershlag June 9, 1981 (age 32) Jerusalem, Israel Citizenship American Israeli Alma mater Harvard University Occupation Actress Years active 1992–present Agent International Creative Management Spouse(s) Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012) Children 1 Natalie Portman (born Natalie Hershlag; Hebrew: נָטַלִי הֶרְשְלַג; June 9, 1981) is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed her bachelor's degree in 2003.
In 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. In 2005, Portman won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Closer. She won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her starring role in V for Vendetta (2006). She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya's Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). In May 2008, she served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. Portman's directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival's shorts competition in 2008. Portman directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You. Portman is also known for her portrayal as Jane Foster, the love interest of Marvel superhero Thor, in the film adaptation Thor (2011), and its sequel, Thor: The Dark World (2013).
In 2010, Portman starred in the psychological thriller Black Swan. Her performance received critical praise and earned her a second Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the BAFTA Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2011.
Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Education 3 Career 3.1 Early work 3.2 1995–99 3.3 2000–05 3.4 2006–09 3.5 2010–present 4 Social and political causes 5 Personal life 6 Filmography 7 Discography 8 Awards and nominations 9 References 10 External links Early life Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Shelley (née Stevens), an American homemaker who works as Portman's agent, and Avner Hershlag, an Israeli citizen who is a fertility specialist and gynecologist. Portman's maternal ancestors were Jewish immigrants to the United States (from Austria and Russia); her mother's family had changed their surname from "Edelstein" to "Stevens". Her paternal grandparents were Jews from Poland and Romania. Natalie's paternal grandfather, Zvi Yehuda Hershlag, was born in Poland, in 1914, and moved to then-Mandatory Palestine, where he was an economics professor, in 1938; Zvi's parents died at Auschwitz. Natalie's Romanian-born great-grandmother was a spy for British Intelligence during World War II.
Portman's parents met at a Jewish student center at Ohio State University, where her mother was selling tickets. They corresponded after her father returned to Israel and were married when her mother visited a few years later. In 1984, when Portman was three years old, the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training. Portman, a dual citizen of the United States and Israel, has said that although she "really love[s] the States... my heart's in Jerusalem. That's where I feel at home."
Portman and her family first lived in Washington, D.C., but relocated to Connecticut in 1988 and then lived in Jericho, New York, on Long Island, in 1990.
Education In Washington, D.C., Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Portman learned to speak Hebrew and while living on Long Island attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School in Glen Cove, New York. She graduated from Syosset High School in Syosset, Long Island in 1999. She studied ballet and modern dance at the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, New York, and attended the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights, both on Long Island. Portman skipped the premiere of her film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, so she could study for her high school final exams.
In 2003, Portman graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. degree in psychology. "I don't care if [college] ruins my career," she told the New York Post. "I'd rather be smart than a movie star." At Harvard, Portman was Alan Dershowitz's research assistant. While attending Harvard, she was a resident of Lowell House and wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson in response to an essay critical of Israeli actions toward Palestinians.
Portman took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004. In March 2006, she was a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism, where she spoke about her film V for Vendetta. Portman has professed an interest in foreign languages since childhood and has studied French, Japanese, German, and Arabic.
As a student, Portman co-authored two research papers that were published in scientific journals. Her 1998 high school paper, "A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar," co-authored with scientists Ian Hurley and Jonathan Woodward, was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal Lobe Activation during Object Permanence: Data from Near-Infrared Spectroscopy" during her psychology studies at Harvard.
Career Early work Portman started dancing lessons at age four and performed in local troupes. At the age of ten, a Revlon agent asked her to become a child model, but she turned down the offer to focus on acting. In a magazine interview, Portman said that she was "different from the other kids. I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked very hard. I was a very serious kid."
On school holidays, Portman attended theater camps. When she was ten, Portman auditioned for the 1992 Off-Broadway show Ruthless!, a musical about a girl who is prepared to commit murder to get the lead in a school play. Portman and future pop star Britney Spears were chosen as the understudies for star Laura Bell Bundy. In 1993, she auditioned for the role of a child who befriends a middle-aged hit-man (played by Jean Reno) in Luc Besson's film, Léon: The Professional. Soon after getting the part, she took her paternal grandmother's maiden name, "Portman", as her stage name in the interest of privacy and to protect her family's identity. Léon: The Professional opened on November 18, 1994, marking her feature film debut. That same year she appeared in the short film Developing, which aired on television.
1995–99 During the mid-1990s, Portman had roles in the films Heat, Everyone Says I Love You, and Mars Attacks!, as well as a major role in Beautiful Girls. She was the first choice to play Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, but producers felt her age wasn't suitable. In 1997, Portman played the role of Anne Frank in a Broadway adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Also in 1997, Portman was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The first film, The Phantom Menace, began filming in June 1997 and opened in May 1999, featuring alongside her is close friend and fellow actress Keira Knightley. Following production on The Phantom Menace, she initially turned down a lead role in the film Anywhere but Here after learning it would involve a sex scene, but director Wayne Wang and actress Susan Sarandon (who played Portman's mother in the film) demanded a rewrite of the script. Portman was shown a new draft, and she decided to accept the role. The film opened in late 1999, and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ann August. Critic Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon called Portman "astonishing" and said that "[u]nlike any number of actresses her age, she's neither too maudlin nor too plucky." She then signed on to play the lead role of a teenaged mother in Where the Heart Is, which opened in April 2000.
Amos Gitai with Hana Laszlo and Natalie Portman on the set of Free Zone (2005) After filming Where the Heart Is, Portman moved into the dorms of Harvard University to pursue her bachelor's degree in psychology. She said in a 1999 interview that, with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she would not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying. During the summer break from June to September 2000, Portman filmed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in Sydney, along with additional production in London.
In July 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols; she played the role of Nina alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The play opened at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. That same year, she was one of many celebrities who made cameo appearances in the 2001 comedy Zoolander. Portman was cast in a small role in the film Cold Mountain alongside Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.
In 2004, Portman appeared in the independent movies Garden State and Closer. Garden State was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. Her performance as Alice in Closer earned her a Supporting Actress Golden Globe as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
The final Star Wars prequel, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, was released on May 19, 2005. The film was the highest grossing domestic film of the year and was voted Favorite Motion Picture at the People's Choice Awards. Also in 2005, Portman filmed Free Zone and director Miloš Forman's Goya's Ghosts. Forman had not seen any of her work but thought she looked like a Goya painting, so he requested a meeting.
2006–09 Portman hosted Saturday Night Live on March 4, 2006. In a SNL Digital Short, she portrays herself as an angry gangsta rapper (with Andy Samberg as her Flavor Flav-esque partner in Viking garb) during a faux-interview with Chris Parnell, saying she cheated at Harvard University while high on marijuana and cocaine. The song, titled "Natalie's Rap," was released – alongside other sketches from the show – in 2009 on Incredibad, an album by the Lonely Island. In another sketch, she portrays a student named Rebecca Hershlag (her actual surname) attending a Bar Mitzvah, and in an installment of the recurring sketch The Needlers (also known as Sally and Dan, The Couple That Should Be Divorced), plays a fertility specialist (her father's profession).
Portman at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival (jury member) V for Vendetta opened in early 2006. Portman portrayed Evey Hammond, a young woman who is saved from the secret police by the main character, V. Portman worked with a voice coach for the role, learning to speak with an English accent, and she famously had her head shaved.
Portman has commented on V for Vendetta's political relevance and mentioned that the main character, who recruits Evey to join an underground anti-government group, is "often bad and does things that you don't like" and that "being from Israel was a reason I wanted to do this because terrorism and violence are such a daily part of my conversations since I was little." She said the film "doesn't make clear good or bad statements. It respects the audience enough to take away their own opinion".
Both Goya's Ghosts and Free Zone received limited releases in 2006. Portman starred in the children's film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, which began filming in April 2006 and was released in November 2007; she has said that she was "excited to do a kids' movie." In late 2006, Portman filmed The Other Boleyn Girl, a historical drama in which she plays Anne Boleyn; Eric Bana and Scarlett Johansson co-starred. She was named one of the hottest women of film and TV by Blender Magazine.
In 2006, she filmed Wong Kar-wai's road movie My Blueberry Nights. She won acclaim for her role as gambler Leslie, because "[f]or once she's not playing a waif or a child princess but a mature, full-bodied woman... but she's not coasting on her looks... She uses her appeal to simultaneously flirt with and taunt the gambler across the table." Portman voiced Bart Simpson's girlfriend Darcy in the episode "Little Big Girl" of The Simpsons' 18th season.
She appeared in Paul McCartney's music video "Dance Tonight" from his 2007 album Memory Almost Full, directed by Michel Gondry. Portman co-starred in the Wes Anderson short film Hotel Chevalier, opposite Jason Schwartzman. In May 2008, Portman served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury, and in 2009, she starred opposite Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in the drama film Brothers, a remake of the 2004 Danish film of the same name. In 2008, Portman at age 27 made her directorial debut at the Venice Film Festival. Eve, a short film about a young woman who is dragged along on her grandmother's romantic date, was screened out of competition. Portman said she had always had a fascination with the older generation and drew inspiration for the character from her own grandmother.
Portman at the premiere of Black Swan during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival Portman played a young ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's 2010 film Black Swan, a role of which critic Kurt Loder wrote: "Portman gives one of her most compelling performances in this film, which is saying something." To prepare for the role, she went through five to eight hours of dance training each day for six months and lost 20 pounds. In 2011, she won both the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress.
After Portman's Oscar win, controversy arose over who performed the bulk of the on-screen dancing in Black Swan. Sarah Lane, one of Portman's dancing doubles in the film, claimed that Portman performed only about five percent of the full-body shots, adding that she was asked by the film's producers not to speak publicly about it during the Oscar season. Director Aronofsky defended Portman by issuing a statement insisting that Portman performed 80 percent of the on-screen dancing in the movie.
Portman was trained by professional ballerina Mary Helen Bowers for her role in the film and later wrote the foreword to Bowers' book, Ballet Beautiful.
Portman co-starred in the 2011 film No Strings Attached, alongside Ashton Kutcher. She was also an executive producer on the film. She then starred in Your Highness, opposite James Franco and Danny McBride, and also played the role of Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh's superhero film adaptation Thor. In 2010, Portman dropped out of the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet in the novel adaptation, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but she will continue to be the producer of the film.
In 2010, Portman signed on with Dior and appeared in several of the company's advertising campaigns. In October 2012, Britain's Advertising Standards Authority banned a Dior advertisement that featured Portman wearing Dior mascara after a complaint from Dior's competitor, L'Oreal. The ASA ruled that the photographs of Portman "misleadingly exaggerated the likely effects of the product".
By February 2012, Portman had signed on for two Terrence Malick projects, one named Knight of Cups and one yet untitled, both planned for release within two years. In April 2012, Portman starred in Paul McCartney's music video, "My Valentine", alongside Johnny Depp. Portman is scheduled to star in the Western film Jane Got a Gun.
In July 2013, Portman announced she had chosen an adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz's autobiographical novel A Tale of Love and Darkness as her directorial feature debut. Portman will also star in the film and was a co-writer on the script.
Social and political causes Portman, who is an advocate for animal rights, has been a vegetarian since childhood. She became a vegan in 2009 after reading Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals. She does not eat animal products or wear fur, feathers, or leather. "All of my shoes are from Target and Stella McCartney," she has said. In 2007, she launched her own brand of vegan footwear. During her pregnancy in 2011, Portman went off her vegan diet and returned to vegetarianism.
Portman at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival In 2007, Portman traveled to Rwanda with Jack Hanna, to film the documentary Gorillas on the Brink. Later, at a naming ceremony, Portman christened a baby gorilla Gukina, which means "to play." Portman has been an advocate of environmental causes since childhood, when she joined an environmental song and dance troupe known as World Patrol Kids. She is also a member of the One Voice movement.
Portman has also supported antipoverty activities. In 2004 and 2005, she traveled to Uganda, Guatemala, and Ecuador as the Ambassador of Hope for FINCA International, an organization that promotes micro-lending to help finance women-owned businesses in developing countries. In an interview conducted backstage at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia and appearing on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, she discussed microfinance. Host Fareed Zakaria said that he was "generally wary of celebrities with fashionable causes," but included the segment with Portman because "she really knew her stuff."
In the "Voices" segment of the April 29, 2007, episode of the ABC Sunday morning program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Portman discussed her work with FINCA and how it can benefit women and children in Third World countries. In fall 2007, she visited several university campuses, including Harvard, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, New York University, and Columbia, to inspire students with the power of microfinance and to encourage them to join the Village Banking Campaign to help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty. Portman is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and in the 2004 presidential race she campaigned for the Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry. In the 2008 presidential election, Portman supported Senator Hillary Clinton of New York in the Democratic primaries. She later campaigned for the eventual Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, during the general election. In a 2008 interview, she also stated: "I even like John McCain. I disagree with his war stance—which is a really big deal—but I think he's a very moral person."
In 2010, Portman's activist work and popularity with young people earned her a nomination for VH1's Do Something Awards, which is dedicated to honoring individuals who do good. In 2011, Portman and her then fiancé Benjamin Millepied were among the signers of a petition to President Obama in support of same-sex marriage. Portman supported Obama's re-election campaign. In January 2011, Portman became an ambassador of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner, spearheading their Power of a Girl campaign. She hosted a contest challenging girls in North America to fundraise for one of Free The Children’s all-girls schools in Kenya. As incentives for the contest winner, she offered her designer Rodarte dress, worn at the red carpet premier of Black Swan, along with tickets to her next premier.
Free The Children’s all-girls school was also the beneficiary of proceeds from sales of Nude Grege #169, the lipstick Portman designed for Christian Dior. It was announced in May 2012 that Portman would be working with watch designer Richard Mille to develop a limited-edition timepiece with proceeds supporting Free The Children.
A pregnant Portman at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards In 2006, she commented that she felt more Jewish in Israel and that she would like to raise her children Jewish: "A priority for me is definitely that I'd like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner."
After starring in the video for his song "Carmensita", she began a relationship with American folk singer Devendra Banhart, which ended in September 2008.
Portman began dating ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2009. The couple met while she was filming Black Swan, for which he was the choreographer. In December 2010, Portman announced their engagement and confirmed her pregnancy. Portman gave birth to their son Aleph Portman-Millepied in June 2011. In February 2012, Portman and Millepied were photographed wearing wedding rings at the Academy Awards ceremony, but representatives did not respond to requests for comment on the couple's marital status. On August 4, 2012, Portman and Millepied married in an intimate Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California.
In 2013, it was announced that Millepied had accepted the position of director of the Paris Opera Ballet. The couple plan to relocate to Paris when Millepied's new job starts in fall 2014. Portman has said she would like to become a French citizen when they move.
Filmography Main article: Natalie Portman filmography Léon: The Professional (1994) Developing (1994) 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) The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Hotel Chevalier (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) Thor: The Dark World (2013) Untitled Terrence Malick project (2014) Jane Got a Gun (2015) Discography Year Album Song 2009 Incredibad "Natalie's Rap" feat. Chris Parnell Awards and nominations Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Natalie Portman References Jump up ^ Dickerson, James L. 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Retrieved October 30.[dead link] Jump up ^ "Natalie Portman's vegan shoe line". China Daily. December 26, 2007. Jump up ^ "'Why I'm no longer vegan', by pregnant Natalie Portman". Daily Mail (London). April 11, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011. Jump up ^ Ileane Rudolph (October 26, 2007). "Natalie Portman Braves the Jungle's Species". TV Guide. Jump up ^ "CBS Late Show with David Letterman". March 14, 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2008.[dead link] Jump up ^ "Entertainment council". Onevoicemovement.org. Retrieved June 17, 2010. Jump up ^ "Celebrating 20 Years of Village Banking". villagebanking.org. Retrieved May 1, 2006. Jump up ^ "In Focus: Natalie Portman and Microfinance". foreignexchange.tv. Retrieved May 1, 2006.[dead link] Jump up ^ Press, Joy (August 16, 2005). "The Interpreter". The Village Voice. Jump up ^ "Voices, Funnies, and In Memoriam". ABC News. May 3, 2007. Jump up ^ "FINCA in the News". Retrieved January 6, 2008. 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"Richard Mille Partners with Natalie Portman and Free the Children Charity". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 6, 2013. Jump up ^ "Help find Natalie a Jewish man". Ynetnews. July 10, 2006. Jump up ^ "Natalie Portman Dating Devendra Barnhart". TransWorldNews. April 10, 2008. Retrieved April 12, 2008. Jump up ^ "Devendra Barnhart splits with Natalie Portman". NME. September 25, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2009. Jump up ^ "Benjamin Millepied: Lord of the Dance". Details. May 1, 2010. Retrieved May 1, 2010. Jump up ^ Greene, Leonard."Natalie Portman's Tonsil Tango". New York Post. January 11, 2010. Jump up ^ "Natalie Portman is Engaged and Pregnant!". People. December 27, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. Jump up ^ "Pregnant Natalie Portman Talks Baby Names, Due Date". January 16, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2011. Jump up ^ "It's a Boy for Natalie Portman!". People. June 14, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2011. Jump up ^ "Natalie Portman names son Alef" CTV. July 6, 2011. 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Natalie Portman Biography Showing all 264 items Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trade Mark (4) | Trivia (146) | Personal Quotes (107) | Salary (1) Overview (4) Date of Birth 9 June 1981 , Jerusalem, Israel Birth Name Natalie Hershlag Nickname Nat Height 5' 3" (1.6 m) Mini Bio (1) Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of a doctor father (from Israel) and an artist mother (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very young. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard University. She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting. She was featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut in the movie Léon (1994) (aka "Léon"). Following this role Natalie won roles in such films as Heat (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Ha-Plisha M'Ma'adim (1996).
It was not until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated US$431 million-grossing prequel Milhemet ha'kohavim perek 1: eymat ha'phantom (1999). She then she starred in two critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Anywhere But Here (1999) and Where the Heart Is (2000), followed by Closer (2004), for which she received an Oscar nomination. She reprised her role as Padme Amidala in the last two episodes of the Star Wars prequel trilogy: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Barbur shahor (2010). - IMDb Mini Biography By: TrendEkiD@aol.com
Spouse (1) Benjamin Millepied (4 August 2012 - present) (1 child) Trade Mark (4) Often portrays characters that are rather smart, mature and grown up for their age Brown eyes Lisp sweet voice Small petite figure Trivia (146) Turned down a role in Ha-Lohesh La-Sussim (1998) to act in "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Broadway. Graduated from Syosset High School in Syosset, New York. [June 1999] Has taken dance lessons since the age of 4. Still takes ballet classes. Stated in a TV interview that with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she will not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying at Harvard University. Can speak two languages, Hebrew and English (her native languages), fluently. Also knows some conversational French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Originally turned down the role of Ann August in the film Anywhere But Here (1999) because of the love scene between herself and Corbin Allred that required nudity. Susan Sarandon, who had co-star approval, said she couldn't continue the movie without Portman, so the script was re-written without the scene and she accepted the role. Was a member of the environmental song and dance troupe The World Patrol Kids under her real name, Natalie Hershlag. She is an only child. She went to Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp in 1994 and 1995 where she was Anne in "Anne of Green Gables" in 1994 and "Tapestry" in 1995. She was discovered in a pizza parlor and was originally turned down for the role of Mathilda in Léon (1994) because she was too young. David Letterman and Harpers and Queen magazines said that she is "the new Audrey Hepburn". Turned down the title role in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997), due to her feelings about young adult actors/actresses being exposed to sex in films. Before she was cast in Milhemet ha'kohavim perek 1: eymat ha'phantom (1999), she had never seen the original Star Wars trilogy. She admitted to James Lipton on "Inside the Actor's Studio" in 2004 that before being cast she didn't know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek. Moved to the United States when she was 3 years old. Turned down the role of Wendy Hood in The Ice Storm (1997) because she felt the material was "too dark". The role went to Christina Ricci, who has said she often gets the projects Natalie turns down. Said would never be in a horror movie or any other "Jennifer Love Hewitt type" film Has said in interviews that when she gets older, she would like to be a doctor like her father. Was reportedly caught using a fake ID trying to sneak into Boston club called the Roxy. The performer Moby insisted that she was invited by him and refused to perform unless she was admitted. She was admitted, and security watched her as she stood in the back, watched the show, and didn't drink. She later stated in an online interview that the story about sneaking into the Roxy club in Boston was not true and that she and her friends went home after they were denied entrance. Takes pride in the fact that she is a role model for girls and choses roles that are positive so that they will have a positive role model to look up to. Her father is a fertility specialist. Auditioned for Nashim Ktanot (1994). Became interested in acting after spending three summers at the prestigious (and expensive) Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp. Is very close to her parents and says, "The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they always love you." Grew up in Syosset, Long Island, New York, where she still resides. Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002. Natalie was born on her mother's 29th birthday. One of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars under 25 Went to Usdan Camp for the arts as a child. The makeup brand Stila has a lip gloss named after her. As of November 2010, she has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 15 times. Voted the 15th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002. Graduated from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2003 with a Artium Baccalaureus degree in Psychology. Has a passion for travel. In late 2003 and early 2004, she traveled alone to Morocco and Guatemala. Favorite actor is Ben Kingsley. Is trained in ballet, jazz, and tap dancing. She has worked with or appeared with several of her co-stars twice: Ashley Judd in Heat (1995) and Where the Heart Is (2000); Lukas Haas in Ha-Plisha M'Ma'adim (1996) and Kolam Omrim Ani Ohev Otach (1996); Julia Roberts in Kolam Omrim Ani Ohev Otach (1996) and Closer (2004); Philip Seymour Hoffman in the play "The Seagull" and Behazra L'Cold Mountain (2003); John Carroll Lynch in Beautiful Girls (1996) and Anywhere But Here (1999); Stellan Skarsgård in Goya's Ghosts (2006) and Thor (2011); Olivia Thirlby in Ohev otach, New York (2008) and No Strings Attached (2011). She has also worked with director Mike Nichols on two occasions: for the play "The Seagull" and Closer (2004). She has also appeared alongside Jude Law three times in Behazra L'Cold Mountain (2003), Closer (2004) and My Blueberry Nights (2007), and with Hayden Christensen three times in the Star Wars prequels and Ohev otach, New York (2008). As a young girl, she was an understudy for the lead character in the off-Broadway show "Ruthless", alongside Britney Spears. They still keep in touch, and recently threw a party together in New York City. Fashion designer Zac Posen refers to her as his "muse." Both she and Sofia Coppola have played the daughter of a character played by Al Pacino, and also both appeared in a film featuring Pacino and Robert De Niro. Sofia Coppola was in all three Godfather films (though she had only an uncredited part in the second), and Portman was in Heat (1995). Portman and Coppola appeared together in Milhemet ha'kohavim perek 1: eymat ha'phantom (1999). Close friends with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis and Bryce Dallas Howard. Her comedic influences are Lily Tomlin and Diane Keaton. She said in an interview, "I love Lily Tomlin and I love Diane Keaton. They're sort of my heroes. Diane Keaton can do anything. She's just the best there is." Has a song named after her by the band TeamSleep. She and director Tom Tykwer became good friends after working together on True (2004). She spoofed her role in Star Wars before becoming involved in the series. In Ha-Plisha M'Ma'adim (1996), she gives a medal to Lukas Haas in a scene resembling the award ceremony at the end of Star Wars (1977). The medals were given out by Princess Leia, the daughter of Portman's future character, Queen Amidala. In addition, the recipients of those medals, Haas and Harrison Ford, appeared together in Ha-Ed (1985). Was considered for a role in Elizabethtown (2005). Has a CD named after her by Chicago-based DJ Intel One. The CD was done for charity, given away, and titled "Love: A Tribute to Natalie Portman". It featured songs by Shelley Duvall, Common, The Roots and others. She has worked with two Draculas as well as two Frankenstein monsters. In Léon (1994), she worked with Gary Oldman, who played Dracula for Francis Ford Coppola. In Heat (1995), she appeared with Robert De Niro, who played The Creature for Kenneth Branagh. In Star Wars, she works with Christopher Lee, who played both roles for Hammer Film Productions. Had to miss the premiere of Milhemet ha'kohavim perek 1: eymat ha'phantom (1999) so she could study for her high school final exams. Has a song named after her by the band Ozma. Bears a striking resemblance to Keira Knightley. Knightley played Sabé, the Queen's decoy, in Milhemet ha'kohavim perek 1: eymat ha'phantom (1999). When in makeup, not even the mothers of the actresses could tell them apart. She hesitantly shot an explicit nude scene for Closer (2004), in the scene where Alice (Portman) strips for Larry (Clive Owen). Ultimately, Portman and director Mike Nichols agreed not to use it, as the scene was effective enough without it. Shaved her head for Vendetta (2005). Worked with a vocal coach to learn how to speak with an English accent for Vendetta (2005). Learned how to play the piano and conduct for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007). Named #42 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Named #49 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005) Says her performances in Kolam Omrim Ani Ohev Otach (1996) is her worst. Her failure, she believes, is her inability to improvise. Several months after shaving her head, she was traveling through Ireland and stopped for directions at a bed and breakfast. The owners refused to allow her even onto their porch. However, they did give her directions. Voted Peta's Sexiest Female Vegetarian in 2002. A radio station once had a contest to find out where she went to school; Backstreet Boys tickets were the prizes. Natalie is entirely of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Natalie's father was born in Israel and Natalie's mother was born in the United States. Natalie's paternal grandparents, Zvi Yehuda Hershlag and Mania Portman, were from Poland and Romania, respectively. Natalie's maternal grandfather, Arthur Edelstein, was born in New York, to a family of immigrants from Austria and Russia, while Natalie's maternal grandmother, Bernice Hurwitz, was born in Maryland, the granddaughter of immigrants from Lithuania/Russia. In 1999, magazines reported that Portman started a new trend - wearing logo T-shirts - when they snapped photos of her at her 18th birthday wearing a snug Nesquik shirt. (However, logo T-shirts had already been popular since at least the 1970s) She had borrowed the shirt from her best friend's eight-year-old brother; he was appalled. In 2005, she spent a few months in Madrid partying with Javier Bardem and friends. She was mostly unrecognizable to fans because of her Mohawk. Occasionally shelters dogs. Once during an interview, she offered a metaphor for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the David Hare play "Via Dolorosa". It's about a man who jumps out of a burning building and lands on a passerby, breaking the passerby's leg. The passerby says, "You broke my leg", and the man breaks his other leg to shut him up. Said that it was while working on The Seagull (2002) that she became aware that acting is much more about the process than the product. Most helpful was when she would peek over Philip Seymour Hoffman's shoulder at the notebook he kept, in which he wrote questions and then answers about his character's feelings. She became the first client of Artists Management Group to land representation at the powerhouse Creative Artists Agency. CAA refused to work with clients of its former founder Michael Ovitz's AMG; as soon as the one-time super-agent sold out his interest in the management firm, CAA went straight after Portman. Was surprised and amused to discover that her apartment in the heart of Kings Cross, London, was across the street from a brothel. Took diving courses in Eilat, Israel. Diving is one of her favorite hobbies. For her 2003 New Year's party, she wore a Zac Posen dress that had more than $10,000 worth of crystals sewn onto it. She also attended Moby's much-hyped secret Naked NYE party. As the first day of Behazra L'Cold Mountain (2003) filming fell on Halloween, Portman came to set dressed as Dorothy Gale in "The Wizard of Oz", only to realize she was the only one who had dressed up. Her years at Harvard resulted in the phenomenon of The Natalies, in which every underclasswoman with that first name received numerous e-mails and phone messages from fans. When she arrived at a London airport to do reshoots for the third Star Wars prequel, a customs official--going by her size--asked Natalie if she was traveling with a guardian. Is close friends and well-known customer of Zac Posen, friends with Jeanine Lobell and her husband Anthony Edwards, as well as Jonathan Safran Foer. Portman has also been friends with Isaac Mizrahi since she was 14, and friends with Mike Nichols and his wife Diane Sawyer since she was 15. Attended a soccer game in Madrid with Stellan Skarsgård. Afterwards, the team gave her her own jersey. While in northern Iraq in 2004, the 1st Battalion 5th Infantry hung a giant poster of her in their command hanger after discovering that most of the men in the unit were big fans. Was considered for the role of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007), which went to Anne Hathaway. Her parents met at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her father Avner was born on September 12, 1951, and her mother Shelley was born on June 9, 1952. Has a slight indentation on her head that was visible during the time she her head shaved. The indentation was the result of being delivered by vacuum extraction. Named #61 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006). Director Milos Forman sought her out for an audition after seeing her on the cover of Vogue. He said that she looked like a Goya painting. She currently lives on Long Island, New York, and also shares a home in London, England. She has lived on Long Island, New York since she was a child. Listens mostly to R&B, old school hip-hop and 1990s alternative rock. Some of her favorite groups and artists are A Tribe Called Quest, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Portishead, Wu-Tang Clan and Nirvana. Footage of her and Leonardo DiCaprio as Juliet and Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996) was actually shot before executives had her replaced with Claire Danes due to the age difference between Natalie and Leonardo. Unwinds by singing karaoke at Winnie's, a New York City bar in Chinatown. While in Morocco, she lived in a tent and traveled by camel. She visits Morocco regularly. There is a band named after her: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. Named #2 on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars (2007) and was ranked #2 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list (2008). During the royal premiere of Milhemet ha'kohavim perek 1: eymat ha'phantom (1999), she met Prince Charles. The prince asked her whether she had also been in the original Star Wars (1977), which had been released four years before her birth. Was listed as a potential nominee for the 2008 Razzies for Worst Actress, for her performances in Goya's Ghosts (2006) and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007). She didn't make the final ballot. Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Replaced Eva Green in Closer (2004). Sold her 2,088-square-foot house in Sea Cliff, New York for $1.750 million. She had purchased it in 2002 for $1.375 million. Sold her two-bedroom loft in Manhattan's West Village for $6.55 million. She purchased the property in 2005 for $5.7 million. She paid $3.25 million to purchase a four-bedroom, 4,866-sq.-ft. home in Los Angeles's Hollywood Hills area. Previous owners were Dermot Mulroney and Catherine Keener. Was in attendance at the wedding of her Your Highness (2011) co-star Zooey Deschanel to Benjamin Gibbard (13 September 2009). Best friends with Rashida Jones and close friends with Robert Pattinson. Was originally cast as Catherine Earnshaw in Enkat gvahim (2011), but was replaced by Gemma Arterton, who was later replaced by Kaya Scodelario, after dropping out of the project. Was in consideration for the role of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) after Emily Blunt dropped out of the project, but Scarlett Johansson was cast instead. Engaged to Barbur shahor (2010) choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she is expecting their first child [December 28, 2010]. In New York, she led a viewing of A Powerful Noise (2008), a documentary about women fighting adversity. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar held another viewing in Los Angeles, California [6 March 2009]. Was in consideration for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Aliyato shel ha'abir ha'af'el (2012), but Anne Hathaway was cast instead. Is one of 9 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Behazra L'Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for Ha'malka (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Ne'arot ha'khalomot (2006), Kate Winslet for Na'ar kri'a (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009) and Octavia Spencer for Ha'ezra (2011). She has said one of the most difficult challenges of filming Barbur shahor (2010) was her speaking voice. She stated throughout her career, so far, director Mike Nichols has given her consistent criticism on how childish her voice normally sounds and encouraged her to work with vocal coaches to make it sound deeper and more adult. The role of Nina required her to regress backwards to make her voice more child-like. She felt it was taking her back to a point she worked hard to leave behind. Was briefly referenced in Ha'reshet ha'hevratit (2010). Portman was approached by writer Aaron Sorkin when writing the screenplay to the film to get insider information on Harvard University at that time because she was a fellow student of Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, and also Divya Narendra and Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. In spring 2004, she completed one semester of graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Jerusalem, Israel. She entered a project into the Intel Science Talent Search in the late 1990s while at Syosset High School. Her project, titled "A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar", took her to the semi-finals of the Intel contest. She graduated Valedictorian of Syosset High School in 1999 and went on to study Psychology and Neuroscience at Harvard University, graduating in 2003. In 2006, she appeared as a guest lecturer at Columbia University in a political science course titled "Terrorism & Counterterrorism". She led the class in a discussion about politically infused violence referencing her most recent film at the time, Vendetta (2005). Her appearance was part of an MTV short-series, "Stand-Ins", where college professors were replaced with a celebrity instructor for one day. She often broke down and cried offstage while part of the Broadway adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" in 1997, where she portrayed Anne Frank, because of her personal connections to the events. Her grandparents lost most of their family members in the Holocaust including her paternal great grandparents who were killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Was a resident of Lowell House during her first year at Harvard University. Did not have a Bat Mitzvah due to her parents being more secular than religious Jews. She attended a Conservative Jewish day school through seventh grade more to preserve her sense of Israel and her Hebrew than a religious motivation. Is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel. Was voted "Most Likely to be on Jeopardy" in the senior superlatives at Syosset High School. In January 2011, she became the new face of Dior in the Miss Dior Cherie ad campaign. On February 27, 2011, a video of top Dior designer, John Galliano, going on an anti-Semitic rant in Paris surfaced online. Portman released a statement condemning Galliano's actions, specifying she was "shocked and disgusted," and as a proud Jewish woman refused to associate herself with him from that point on. Since the Miss Dior Cherie ad campaign was set to officially launch two days after the video surfaced, Dior was forced to take legal action to work out a settlement in order to keep Portman as a spokesperson. Galliano was fired on March 1, 2011 and the ad campaign launched as originally planned. Paid for all of her own ballet training to prepare for the role of Nina Sayers in Barbur shahor (2010). Where the Heart Is (2000) contains her first on-screen love scene. One month before filming began for The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Portman began taking daily classes to master the English accent under dialect coach Jill McCullough. Was in consideration for the role of Dr. Ryan Stone in Ko'akh meshikha (2013), which went to Sandra Bullock. Was ranked #8 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2011 list. Is a spokeswoman for FINCA, a financial charity who gives and recycles small loans to women in poverty stricken countries so they can start small businesses. FINCA's president Rupert Scofield has spoken about feeling lucky to have Portman as a celebrity spokeswoman because she is, "extremely intelligent and committed." Portman has traveled to several countries as a FINCA ambassador and worked with many of the women FINCA's donations have helped. Was the one who led her Brothers (2009) co-star Bailee Madison to Guillermo del Toro for a role in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010). Portman spoke about her young co-star with Alfonso Cuarón, who is a good friend of Guillermo del Toro, and then recommended Madison for a role. She ultimately was cast as a lead character, Sally Hirst. In July 2011, Guillermo del Toro spoke in an interview about how Bailee Madison was "a miracle" and that they had Portman to thank for it. Was one of the first actresses offered the role of Lisbeth Salander in Na'ara im ka'akua drakon (2011) along with Carey Mulligan and Ellen Page, but Portman declined due to exhaustion. The role ultimately went to Rooney Mara. In September 2011, she traveled to Paris, France with fiancé Benjamin Millepied and their son Aleph to celebrate Millepied's retrieval of an award from the French Minister of Culture. Millepied was awarded the "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres". Owns and operates her own film production company, Handsomecharlie Films, with Annette Savitch. As of 2011, every film produced by the company (except for the short film "Eve", which Portman wrote and directed) has featured Natalie in a lead or supporting role. As well as acting in the films produced by Handsomecharlie Films, she is also credited as an executive producer. Is a huge fan of professional wrestling. On October 18, 2011, she added a fan-voted Spike TV Scream Award for Best Actress in the film Barbur shahor (2010) to the collection of other awards she received for the same film and category. Favorite actresses include Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton. Participated in a live reading of the 1960 film Ha'dira (1960) where she read the part of Fran Kubelik originally portrayed by Shirley MacLaine. The sold out reading directed by Jason Reitman was held on November 17, 2011 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Portman read alongside J.K. Simmons, Ken Jeong, Nick Kroll, and her No Strings Attached (2011) co-star Mindy Kaling. Was a vegetarian from 1989 until 2009 when after reading the book Eating Animals she opted to become a vegan. However she resumed vegetarianism after falling pregnant with her son Aleph to give him the necessary supplements and also due to her insatiable craving for eggs and cheese. Following her son's birth she resumed veganism once again. Served on the jury at the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards alongside Nicole Kidman and Jodie Foster. Voted #21 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012. Returned to work 10 months after giving birth to her son Aleph in order to begin filming Untitled Terrence Malick Project (2015). Gave birth to her first child at age 30, a son Aleph Portman-Millepied on June 14, 2011. Child's father is Benjamin Millepied. (August 4, 2012) Married her boyfriend of three years and father of her 13-month-old son Aleph Benjamin Millepied. It was a private ceremony in Big Sur, California. When Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in September 2009 and awaiting extradition to the United States for having raped a 13-year-old girl back in 1975, Portman (along with Harrison Ford, Monica Bellucci, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and many others) signed a petition to free him, even though Polanski did admit that he did have sex with the 13-year-old, committing statutory rape. Named as one of the "most desirable" famous women for 2013 by Askmen's list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women. She holds the record for second-largest "Best Actress" award sweep (26 wins) for her role as Nina Sayers in Barbur shahor (2010) (2010), following Helen Mirren (27 wins) for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Ha'malka (2006) (2006). Studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. [September 2004] She visited Buenos Aires, Argentina for 2 days. [July 2006] Filming Thor (2011) in New Mexico. [April 2010] Los Angeles, CA, USA: Attended the 83rd annual Academy Awards with fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, and her parents, Avner and Shelley. [February 2011] Humanitarian work with FINCA International/Filming Vendetta (2005). [July 2005] Named after Natalie Wood. Is one of 6 actresses to have been pregnant at the time of winning the Academy Award; the others are Eva Marie Saint, Patricia Neal, Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rachel Weisz. Neal is the only one to have not accepted her award in person as a result of her pregnancy. Portman was 5 months pregnant with her son Aleph when she won the Best Actress Oscar for Barbur shahor (2010). Was the 138th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Barbur shahor (2010) at The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) on February 27, 2011. Personal Quotes (107) On Lolita (1997): "I don't think there needs to be a movie out where a child has sex with an adult." On Lolita (1997): I think there's enough exploitation out there that it's not necessary to do more. Young actors often don't think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarassing family, friends, and even strangers. On acting: "I started to do this at age 11. At age 20, I might say, this is enough." On violence in the media: "We live in a violent world, but since the success of films like Sifrut Zolla (1994), it seems every movie has some violence in it, and it's now being used as a form of comedy: audiences are now being encouraged to laugh when people get their heads blown off. I just don't like hearing people laugh at violence." I also feel I'm a positive role model by not putting my education on hold. I want to use college to explore what other careers I might be interested in. On acting: "I'm taking it day by day. Right now I like acting, but if something else sparks my interest in college, I'll do that. It's so limiting to say, this is it for the rest of my life. There are so many things that interest me: I love math, science, literature, languages." On Lolita (1997): "Let me tell you, this movie's going to be sleaze." I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruined my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star. I don't know if acting is what I want to do for the rest of my life, it's just what I've, you know, ended up doing when I was little, and I've kinda grown up with it. When I'm working they pretty much treat me like an adult, but then when there's a break everyone else goes to their trailers and drinks beer and I like, go to school. There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life. I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults. Danny Aiello told me, "Don't do television". Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them. "I've never tried smoking. I don't drink. I've never tried drugs." (Australian Dolly August 2000) "Politics is easy to segue into from acting. I'm very interested in it, though I would never run for office. But after this, anything I do is going to seem very bizarre to me." (Interview October 1999) "No, but I've been thinking about it a lot. I love acting, but I don't know if there's something out there that I love more. That's what college is going to be about for me - checking things out." (Interview October 1999) When asked by Seventeen magazine what advice she had for teenagers going off to college she said, "I would say practicing laundry it's so hard." (November 1999) "There is a lot lacking on the intellectual side and on the values side when being an actor." (Seventeen, November 1999) Told the November 1999 issue of Mademoiselle magazine that she wished she knew David Letterman because, "He seems to be so smart, but you never get to hang out with him after the show." When asked by German Cosmopolitan (3/00) if she would like having herself as a daughter she replied, "Well of course. I am a good person, nice, smart, witty, trustworthy, know nice people, don't do drugs and earn a lot of money." On what she likes about her parents: "They have made it quite clear that they believe I can be great. Had my parents expected less of me,I would not be the person I am now. And I am very happy with myself." (German Cosmopolitan March 2000) I'm not planning to be an actress as an adult, I'm planning other things for my future. Source: Venice Magazine July 1995. I don't think I'd be able to deal with just acting, because I don't know if you get to use your brain that much. You do, for certain roles, but not most. Acting is more of a hobby for me. There's a big intellectual aspect that's kind of lacking, " she says of acting in films. "Right now I supplement that through being in school. I'm not sure I'd be happy if I was just acting. I haven't explored a lot of other avenues. Hopefully I'll figure it out by the end of school, so I know what I want to do with my life. When asked about her prom dress: "A designer is going to give me something to wear. It's the most amazing perk I have." 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. I don't really know if acting would have ultimately become my passion as an adult, or if there's something else I would have found had I not been in the pizza shop. That's what college is helping me investigate. I'm ready to ditch the movies and keep at the books. There are so many other things, and it would feel limiting to say, 'Acting is it for me.'... I love psychology. That's what I'm studying right now. It would probably be difficult, because of my current occupation, to become a clinical psychologist, but I could certainly do -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Portman
About נטלי פורטמן (עברית)
נטלי פורטמן נטלי פורטמן נטלי פורטמן, 2013 תאריך לידה: 9 ביוני 1981 מקום לידה: ירושלים, ישראל פרסים: 2 פרסי גלובוס הזהב פרס אוסקר לשחקנית הטובה ביותר פרס גילדת שחקני המסך פרופיל ב-IMDb נטלי פורטמן (באנגלית: Natalie Portman; שם הבמה של נטלי הֶרְשְלַג; 9 ביוני 1981), היא שחקנית יהודייה אמריקאית זוכת אוסקר, ילידת ישראל. פורטמן התפרסמה בשנת 1994, כששיחקה לצד ז'אן רנו בסרט לאון. מאז שיחקה בעשרות סרטים, בהם בטרילוגיית מלחמת הכוכבים, "קרוב יותר", ברבור שחור ו"ונדטה". בשנת 2005 הייתה מועמדת לפרס אוסקר וזכתה בפרס גלובוס הזהב עבור תפקידה בסרט "קרוב יותר". ב-2011 זכתה בפרס אוסקר לשחקנית הטובה ביותר, פרס גלובוס הזהב ובפרס גילדת שחקני המסך עבור תפקידה בסרט "ברבור שחור".
תוכן עניינים [הסתרה] 1 קורות חיים 2 חיים אישיים 3 פילמוגרפיה 4 קישורים חיצוניים 5 הערות שוליים קורות חיים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] פורטמן נולדה בירושלים. אביה, אבנר הרשלג נולד במולדובה והוא רופא ישראלי המתמחה ברבייה ובפוריות. אמה, שלי סטיבנס (במקור - אדלשטיין), נולדה בארצות הברית, להורים יהודים שהיגרו לשם מאוסטריה ומרוסיה. היא עובדת כעת כסוכנת של פורטמן. הוריה של פורטמן הכירו במפגש של סטודנטים יהודים באוניברסיטת אוהיו. אביה שב לישראל, וכעבור מספר שנים אמה ביקרה בישראל והשניים התחתנו. בהיותה בת 4, עברה משפחתה להתגורר בארצות הברית. תחילה התגוררו בוושינגטון, בשנת 1988 עברו לקונטיקט, וב-1990 עברו להתגורר בלונג איילנד שבניו יורק, כל זאת בשל עיסוקיו של אביה. פורטמן הוא שם הנעורים של סבתה. על אף שאינה גרה בארץ, פורטמן מדברת עברית ומקיימת קשרים חברתיים בישראל.
כשהייתה פורטמן בת 11 גילתה אותה סוכנת של רבלון בפיצריה. היא התעניינה בה כדוגמנית. אחרי שהוצגה לסוכני שחקנים, היא קנתה את שמה בסרט לאון, בו היא משחקת את תלמידתו של הרוצח המבוגר לאון. הצלחתה של פורטמן נמשכה בסרטיה הבאים, "בחורות יפות" ו"כולם אומרים אני אוהב אותך", שבו גילמה תפקיד משנה. כמו כן שיחקה בתפקיד פאדמה אמידאלה, בסרטי הקדימונים של מלחמת הכוכבים.
מלבד עיסוקה במשחק, פורטמן התחילה לעסוק בבימוי. ב-2008 ביימה סרט קצר בשם "חווה". היה בכוונתה לביים סרט המבוסס על ספרו של עמוס עוז, "סיפור על אהבה וחושך" לאחר שרכשה את הזכויות על הסיפור ב-2007. נכון ל-2013 הסרט עדיין לא הופק.
בינואר 2011 קיבלה את פרס שחקנית השנה בטקס פרסי המבקרים, על תפקידה בסרט "ברבור שחור". לאחר מכן זכתה על תפקידה בסרט גם בפרס גלובוס הזהב, וב-27 בפברואר 2011 זכתה בפרס אוסקר לשחקנית הטובה ביותר.
חיים אישיים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] לפורטמן תואר ראשון בפסיכולוגיה מטעם אוניברסיטת הרווארד. היא למדה חצי שנה באוניברסיטה העברית, במסגרת תוכנית חילופי הסטודנטים של הרווארד. במהלך לימודיה האקדמאיים, השתתפה בכתיבת שני מאמרים מדעיים, ואחד מהם זיכה אותה במספר ארדש 5.
פורטמן פעילה בארגון נשים לתמיכה באפריקה, בעל היקף פעילות קטן. היא השתתפה במסע הבחירות של ג'ון קרי בארצות הברית. היא צמחונית מאז גיל 8, וטבעונית משנת 2009 ופעילה לזכויות בעלי חיים.
בדצמבר 2010 נודע כי היא בהיריון ומאורסת לכוריאוגרף בנג'מין מילפייד, אותו הכירה כשעבדו על סט הסרט "ברבור שחור". ב-14 ביוני 2011 ילדה את בנם הבכור המשותף, אלף, ובאוגוסט 2012 הם התחתנו.
פילמוגרפיה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה]
פורטמן בהקרנת הבכורה של סרטה "ברבור שחור" בפסטיבל הסרטים בטורונטו, 2010 לאון (1994) היט (1995) בחורות יפות (1996) כולם אומרים אני אוהב אותך (1996) הפלישה ממאדים (1996) בכל מקום אחר (1999) מלחמת הכוכבים - פרק 1: אימת הפנטום (1999) מפתח הלב (2000) מלחמת הכוכבים - פרק 2: מתקפת המשובטים (2002) קולד מאונטן (2003) קרוב יותר (2004) גארדן סטייט (2004) מלחמת הכוכבים - פרק 3: נקמת הסית' (2005) אזור חופשי (2005) ונדטה (2006) הרוחות של גויה (2007) לילות בלוברי (2007) חנות הפלאים (2007) נערת בולין האחרת (2008) - בתפקיד אן בוליין, אשתו השנייה של הנרי השמיני, מלך אנגליה. אחים (2009) האשה האחרת (2009) ניו יורק, אני אוהב אותך (2009) השר (2010) ברבור שחור (2010) קשר לא מחייב (2011) הוד מעלתך(2011) תור (2011) תור: העולם האפל (2013) הצגות שהשתתפה בהן 1999- יומנה של אנה פרנק 2001 - השחף תפקידי אורח 2000 - רחוב סומסום 2007 - משפחת סימפסון קישורים חיצוניים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] מיזמי קרן ויקימדיה ויקישיתוף תמונות ומדיה בוויקישיתוף: נטלי פורטמן אתר המעריצים של נטלי פורטמן (באנגלית) נטלי פורטמן, במסד הנתונים הקולנועיים IMDb (באנגלית) נטלי פורטמן, במאגר הידע העברי לקולנוע ישראלי ועולמי "אידיבי" נטלי פורטמן, בפרויקט "אישים" לתיעוד היצירה הישראלית אורי קליין, נטלי פורטמן: האלילה החדשה, באתר עכבר העיר, 18 בספטמבר 2009 שירה בן סימון, פורטמן: "אני לא אוהבת לשחק יהודים", באתר עכבר העיר, 8 בינואר 2009 איתי שטרן, פורטמן תביים את "אהבה וחושך" בעברית, באתר nrg, 15 בספטמבר 2008 איציק שאשו, 6 דרכים להיות נטלי פורטמן, באתר כלכליסט, 20 בינואר 2011 איילה אור-אל ויוני בינרט, הבהלה לזהב: ראיון עם נטלי פורטמן, באתר nrg, 29 בינואר 2011 אמיר בוגן, הצלחה מתפשטת: נטלי פורטמן בת 30, באתר ynet, 9 ביוני 2011 אבנר שביט, בלו נטלי: נטלי פורטמן חוגגת 30 - מהם תפקידיה הגדולים הנשכחים?, באתר וואלה!, 9 ביוני 2011 קרן בר לב, ילדה טובה ירושלים: האבולוציה של נטלי פורטמן, באתר mako, 7 בפברואר 2014 הערות שוליים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ^ איתי שטרן, פורטמן תביים את "אהבה וחושך" בעברית, באתר nrg, 15 בספטמבר 2008 ^ נועה הרשקוביץ, נטלי פורטמן תצלם סרט בישראל: קיבלה תקציב בירושלים, באתר וואלה!, 22 ביולי 2013 ^ סוכנויות הידיעות, נטלי פורטמן בהריון ומאורסת, באתר ynet, 27 בדצמבר 2010 ^ מיקי לוין, נטלי פורטמן התחתנה, מעריב, 5 באוגוסט 2012
[הסתרה] נטלי פורטמן - פרסים [הסתרה] פרס אוסקר לשחקנית הטובה ביותר
1928-1940 ג'נט גיינור (1928) • מרי פיקפורד (1929) • נורמה שירר (1930) • מארי דרסלר (1931) • הלן הייז (1932) • קתרין הפבורן (1933) • קלודט קולבר (1934) • בטי דייוויס (1935) • לואיז ריינר (1936) • לואיז ריינר (1937) • בטי דייוויס (1938) • ויוויאן לי (1940) • ג'ינג'ר רוג'רס 1941-1960 ג'ואן פונטיין (1941) • גריר גרסון (1942) • ג'ניפר ג'ונס (1943) • אינגריד ברגמן (1944) • ג'ואן קרופורד (1945) • אוליביה דה האבילנד (1946) • לורטה יאנג (1947) • ג'יין ויימן (1948) • אוליביה דה האבילנד (1949) • ג'ודי הולידיי (1950) • ויוויאן לי (1951) • שירלי בות' (1952) • אודרי הפבורן (1953) • גרייס קלי (1954) • אנה מניאני (1955) • אינגריד ברגמן (1956) • ג'ואן וודוורד (1957) • סוזן הייוורד (1958) • סימון סיניורה (1959) • אליזבת טיילור (1960) 1961-1980 סופיה לורן (1961) • אן בנקרופט (1962) • פטרישיה ניל (1963) • ג'ולי אנדרוז (1964) • ג'ולי כריסטי (1965) • אליזבת טיילור (1966) • קתרין הפבורן (1967) • קתרין הפבורן/ברברה סטרייסנד (1968) • מגי סמית' (1969) • גלנדה ג'קסון (1970) • ג'יין פונדה (1971) • לייזה מינלי (1972) • גלנדה ג'קסון (1973) • אלן בורסטין (1974) • לואיז פלטשר (1975) • פיי דאנאוויי (1976) • דיאן קיטון (1977) • ג'יין פונדה (1978) • סאלי פילד (1979) • סיסי ספייסק (1980) 1981-2000 קתרין הפבורן (1981) • מריל סטריפ (1982) • שירלי מקליין (1983) • סאלי פילד (1984) • ג'רלדין פייג' (1985) • מרלי מטלין (1986) • שר (1987) • ג'ודי פוסטר (1988) • ג'סיקה טנדי (1989) • קתי בייטס (1990) • ג'ודי פוסטר (1991) • אמה תומפסון (1992) • הולי האנטר (1993) • ג'סיקה לאנג (1994) • סוזן סרנדון (1995) • פרנסס מקדורמנד (1996) • הלן האנט (1997) • גווינת' פאלטרו (1998) • הילרי סוונק (1999) • ג'וליה רוברטס (2000) 2001-היום האלי ברי (2001) • ניקול קידמן (2002) • שרליז ת'רון (2003) • הילרי סוונק (2004) • ריס וית'רספון (2005) • הלן מירן (2006) • מריון קוטיאר (2007) • קייט וינסלט (2008) • סנדרה בולוק (2009) • נטלי פורטמן (2010) • מריל סטריפ (2011) • ג'ניפר לורנס (2012) • קייט בלאנשט (2013)
[הסתרה] פרס גלובוס הזהב לשחקנית הטובה ביותר - סרט דרמה
1943-1960 ג'ניפר ג'ונס (1943) • אינגריד ברגמן (1944) • אינגריד ברגמן (1945) • רוזלינד ראסל (1946) •רוזלינד ראסל (1947) • ג'יין ויימן (1948) • אוליביה דה הבילנד (1949) • גלוריה סוונסון (1950) • ג'יין ויימן (1951) • שירלי בות (1952)• אודרי הפבורן (1953) • גרייס קלי (1954) • אנה מניאני (1955) • אינגריד ברגמן (1956) • ג'ואן וודוורד (1957) • סוזן הייוורד (1958) • אליזבת טיילור (1959) • גריר גרסון (1960) 1961-1980 גריר גרסון (1961) • ג'רלדין פייג' (1962) • לסלי קארון (1963) • אן בנקרופט (1964) • סמנתה אגר (1965) • אנוק איימה (1966) • אדית אוונס (1967) • ג'ואן וודוורד (1968) • ז'נבייב בוז'ולד (1969) • אלי מק'גרו (1970) • ג'יין פונדה (1971) • ליב אולמן (1972) • מרשה מייסון (1973) • ג'ינה רולאנדס (1974) • לואיז פלטשר (1975) • פיי דאנאוויי (1976) • ג'יין פונדה (1977) • ג'יין פונדה (1978) • סאלי פילד (1979) • מרי טיילר מור (1980) 1981-2000 מריל סטריפ (1981) • מריל סטריפ (1982) • שירלי מקליין (1983) • סאלי פילד (1984) • וופי גולדברג (1985) • מרלי מטלין (1986) • סאלי קירקלנד (1987) • ג'ודי פוסטר/שירלי מקליין/סיגורני ויבר (1988) • מישל פייפר (1989) • קתי בייטס (1990) • ג'ודי פוסטר (1991) • אמה תומפסון (1992) • הולי האנטר (1993) • ג'סיקה לאנג (1994) • שרון סטון (1995) • ברנדה בלתין (1996) • ג'ודי דנץ' (1997) • קייט בלאנשט (1998) • הילרי סוונק (1999) • ג'וליה רוברטס (2000) 2001-היום סיסי ספייסק (2001) • ניקול קידמן (2002) • שרליז ת'רון (2003) • הילרי סוונק (2004) • פליסיטי האפמן (2005) הלן מירן (2006) • ג'ולי כריסטי (2007) • קייט וינסלט (2008) • סנדרה בולוק (2009) • נטלי פורטמן (2010) • מריל סטריפ (2011) • ג'סיקה צ'סטיין (2012) • קייט בלאנשט (2013)
[הסתרה] פרס גלובוס הזהב לשחקנית המשנה הטובה ביותר - סרט קולנוע
1943-1960 קאטינה פאקסיניו (1943) • אגנס מורהד (1944) • אנג'לה לאנסברי (1945) • אן בקסטר (1946) • סלסט הולם (1947) • אלן קורבי (1948) • מרצדס מקמבריידג' (1949) • ג'וזפין האל (1950) • קים האנטר (1951) • קייטי טורה ז'ורדו (1952) • גרייס קלי (1953) • יאן סטרלינג (1954) • מריסה פאואן (1955) • איילין הקארט (1956) • אלזה לנקסטר (1957) • הרמיוני גינגולד (1958) • סוזן קוהנר (1959) • ג'נט לי (1960) 1961-1980 ריטה מורנו (1961) • אנג'לה לאנסברי (1962) • מרגרט רתרפורד (1963) • אגנס מורהד (1964) • רות גורדון (1965) • ג'אקלין לגארד (1966) • קרול צ'אנינג (1967) • רות גורדון (1968) • גולדי הון (1969) • מורין סטייפלטון/קארן בלק (1970) • אן מרגרט (1971) • שלי וינטרס (1972) • לינדה בלייר (1973) • קארן בלק (1974) • ברנדה ואקרו (1975) • קתרין רוס (1976) • ונסה רדגרייב (1977) • דיאן קנון (1978) • מריל סטריפ (1979) • מרי סטינבורגן (1980) 1981-2000 ג'ואן האקט (1981) • ג'סיקה לאנג (1982) • שר (1983) • פגי אשקרופט (1984) • מג טילי (1985) • מגי סמית' (1986) • אולימפיה דוקאקיס (1987) • סיגורני ויבר (1988) • ג'וליה רוברטס (1989) • וופי גולדברג (1990) • מרסדס רוהל (1991) • ג'ואן פלורייט (1992) • וינונה ריידר (1993) • דיאן ויסט (1994) • מירה סורבינו (1995) • לורן באקול (1996) • קים בייסינגר (1997) • לין רדגרייב (1998) • אנג'לינה ג'ולי (1999) • קייט הדסון (2000) 2001-היום ג'ניפר קונלי (2001) • מריל סטריפ (2002) • רנה זלווגר (2003) • נטלי פורטמן (2004) • רייצ'ל וייס (2005) ג'ניפר הדסון (2006) • קייט בלאנשט (2007) • קייט וינסלט (2008) • מוניק (2009) • מליסה לאו (2010) • אוקטביה ספנסר (2011) • אן האת'וויי (2012) • ג'ניפר לורנס (2013)
[הסתרה] פרס באפט"א לשחקנית הטובה ביותר
1952-1960 ויוויאן לי (בריטית)/סימון סיניורה (זרה) (1952) • אודרי הפבורן (בריטית)/לסלי קארון (זרה) (1953) • איבון מיטשל (בריטית)/קורנל בורקס (זרה) (1954) • קייטי ג'ונסון (בריטית)/בטסי בלייר (זרה) (1955) • וירג'יניה מק'קנה (בריטית)/אנה מניאני (זרה) (1956) • הת'ר סירס (בריטית)/סימון סיניורה (זרה) (1957) • איירין וורת' (בריטית)/סימון סיניורה (זרה) (1958) • אודרי הפבורן (בריטית)/שירלי מקליין (זרה) (1959) • רייצ'ל רוברטס (בריטית)/שירלי מקליין (זרה) (1960) 1961-1980 דורה בריאן (בריטית)/סופיה לורן (זרה) (1961) • לסלי קארון (בריטית)/אן בנקרופט (זרה) (1962) • רייצ'ל רוברטס (בריטית)/פטרישה ניל (זרה) (1963) • אודרי הפבורן (בריטית)/אן בנקרופט (זרה) (1964) • ג'ולי כריסטי (בריטית)/פטרישה ניל (זרה) (1965) • אליזבת טיילור (בריטית)/ז'אן מורו (זרה) (1966) • אדית אוונס (בריטית)/אנוק איימה (זרה) (1967) • קתרין הפבורן (1968) • מגי סמית' (1969) • קתרין רוס (1970) • גלנדה ג'קסון (1971) • לייזה מינלי (1972) • סטפני הודראן (1973) • ג'ואן וודוורד (1974) • אלן בורסטין (1975) • לואיז פלטשר (1976) • דיאן קיטון (1977) • ג'יין פונדה (1978) • ג'יין פונדה (1979) • ג'ודי דייוויס (1980) 1981-2000 מריל סטריפ (1981) • קתרין הפבורן (1982) • ג'ולי וולטרס (1983) • מגי סמית' (1984) • פגי אשקרופט (1985) • מגי סמית' (1986) • אן בנקרופט (1987) • מגי סמית' (1988) • פולין קולינס (1989) • ג'סיקה טנדי (1990) • ג'ודי פוסטר (1991) • אמה תומפסון (1992) • הולי האנטר (1993) • סוזן סרנדון (1994) • אמה תומפסון (1995) • ברנדה בלתין (1996) • ג'ודי דנץ' (1997) • קייט בלאנשט (1998) • אנט בנינג (1999) • ג'וליה רוברטס (2000) 2001-היום ג'ודי דנץ' (2001) • ניקול קידמן (2002) • סקרלט ג'והנסון (2003) • אימלדה סטאונטון (2004) • ריס וית'רספון (2005) הלן מירן (2006) • מריון קוטיאר (2007) • קייט וינסלט (2008) • קארי מאליגן (2009) • נטלי פורטמן (2010) • מריל סטריפ (2011) • עמנואל ריבה (2012)
[הסתרה] פרס גילדת שחקני המסך לשחקנית הטובה ביותר בסרט קולנוע
1994-2000 ג'ודי פוסטר (1994) • סוזן סרנדון (1995) • פרנסס מקדורמנד (1996) • הלן האנט (1997) • גווינת' פלטרו (1998) • אנט בנינג (1999) • ג'וליה רוברטס (2000) 2001-היום האלי ברי (2001) • רנה זלווגר (2002) • שרליז ת'רון (2003) • הילרי סוונק (2004) • ריס וית'רספון (2005) הלן מירן (2006) • ג'ולי כריסטי (2007) • מריל סטריפ (2008) • סנדרה בולוק (2009) • נטלי פורטמן (2010) • ויולה דייוויס (2011) • ג'ניפר לורנס (2012) • קייט בלאנשט (2013) קטגוריות: שחקני קולנוע וטלוויזיה יהודים אמריקאיםשחקני קולנוע וטלוויזיה אמריקאיםאמנים אמריקאים הידועים בשם במהטבעונים אמריקאיםזוכי פרס גלובוס הזהב - שחקניםזוכי פרס גילדת שחקני המסך - שחקניםזוכי אוסקר: השחקנית הטובהישראלים שהיגרו לארצות הברית