Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Birth Name:

Natalie Hershlag



Body Height:

1.6 m


Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (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: The Professional (1994) (aka "Léon"). Following this role Natalie won roles in such films as Heat (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996).

It was not until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated US$431 million-grossing prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (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 Black Swan (2010).

She received a second nomination for Best Actress, for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie (2016).

Producers Filmography:

Vox Lux (2018)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Eating Animals (2017)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
The Seventh Fire (2015)
Scruples (2012)
No Strings Attached (2011)
Hesher (2010)
The Other Woman (2009)

Directors Filmography:

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
New York, I Love You (2008)
Eve (2008)

Actors Filmography:

Vox Lux (2018)
Pale Blue Dot
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Annihilation (2018)
Natalie's Rap 2.0 (2018)
Angie Tribeca (2017)
Song to Song (2017)
Planetarium (2016)
Jackie (2016)
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2015)
Knight of Cups (2015)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Illusions & Mirrors (2013)
The Simpsons (2012)
Paul McCartney: My Valentine (2012)
Thor (2011)
Your Highness (2011)
No Strings Attached (2011)
I'm Still Here (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
Hesher (2010)
Brothers (2009)
The Other Woman (2009)
Greed, a New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli (2009)
Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones Speak Out (2008)
New York, I Love You (2008)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Hotel Chevalier (2007)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight (2007)
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
The Lonely Island: Natalie's Rap (2006)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Free Zone (2005)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Domino One (2005)
Closer (2004)
True (2004)
Garden State (2004)
Sesame Street (2004)
Cold Mountain (2003)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Zoolander (2001)
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Heat (1995)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
Developing (1994)

Selfs Filmography:

Entertainers with Byron Allen (2018)
Made in Hollywood (2018)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2018)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2018)
Entertainment Tonight Canada (2018)
Saturday Night Live (2018)
Entertainment Tonight (2018)
CBS News Sunday Morning (2018)
The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018)
Amy Adams: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2017)
Eating Animals (2017)
Le journal du Festival (2017)
James Blake: My Willing Heart (2017)
From Jackie to Camelot (2017)
The Oscars (2017)
Film '72 (2017)
The Envelope (2017)
Extra (2017)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2017)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (2017)
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts (2017)
Rencontres de cinéma (2017)
Breakfast (2017)
The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2017)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2016)
Great Performers: L.A. Noir (2016)
Today (2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2016)
Hollywood Film Awards (2016)
The Pulitzer at 100 (2016)
Access Hollywood (2016)
Good Morning America (2016)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2016)
Starring Austin Pendleton (2016)
Mr. Gaga (2015)
The Insider (2015)
A.M.P.A.S. Tribute Film: Jean Claude Carriere (2014)
A Brothers' Journey: Thor & Loki (2014)
Paris dernière (2013)
Fantástico (2013)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2013)
Late Show with David Letterman (2013)
The Graham Norton Show (2013)
Thor: The Dark World Special (2013)
Celebrity Style Story (2013)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)
Episode III: Crew and Cast Interviews (2011)
Thor: Assembling the Troupe (2011)
Thor: From Asgard to Earth (2011)
Thor: Our Fearless Leader (2011)
Film Fiend (2011)
Black Swan: Metamorphosis (2011)
The Role That Changed My Life (2011)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2011)
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards (2011)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2011)
Cinema 3 (2011)
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Conan (2011)
The 7PM Project (2011)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2011)
Six O'Clock News (2011)
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011)
Close Up (2011)
In Search of Ted Demme (2010)
At the Movies (2010)
14 Actors Acting (2010)
Charlie Rose (2010)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols (2010)
Jim Sheridan: Film and Family (2010)
Re-Made in the USA: How Brodre Became Brothers (2010)
The View (2009)
Top Chef (2009)
Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... (2009)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2009)
A Powerful Noise Live (2009)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)
FINCA Mexico: Stories of Hope (2009)
Project Runway (2008)
On Set: Making Boleyn (2008)
To Be a Lady (2008)
Translating History to Screen (2008)
Director's Notebook: Re-imagining a Cult Classic for the 21st Century (2008)
Cartelera (2008)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2008)
Saving a Species: Gorillas on the Brink (2007)
Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2007)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (2007)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)
Vivement dimanche (2006)
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma (2006)
Space Top 10 Countdown (2006)
Movie Rush (2006)
Designing the Near Future (2006)
Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta' (2006)
Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot (2006)
Armenian Genocide (2006)
Getaway (2006)
'V for Vendetta' Unmasked (2006)
The Daily Show (2006)
Corazón de... (2006)
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006)
Live 8 (2005)
Caiga quien caiga (2005)
El Magacine (2005)
Comme au cinéma (2005)
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005)
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope (2005)
10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back (2005)
Natalie Portman: Starting Young (2005)
The Making of 'Garden State' (2004)
This Morning (2004)
Inside the Actors Studio (2004)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (2004)
Hitler's Pawn: The Margaret Lambert Story (2004)
Anatomy of a Scene (2004)
A Journey to 'Cold Mountain' (2003)
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2003)
Sesame Street (2003)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)
Rank (2002)
Episode II: Behind the Scenes (2002)
2002 MTV Movie Awards (2002)
The Early Show (2002)
Troldspejlet (2002)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2002)
Intimate Portrait (2002)
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' (2001)
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)
The Concert for New York City (2001)
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 3 - Toronto (2000)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (2000)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000)
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast (1999)
Mundo VIP (1999)
1999 MTV Video Music Awards (1999)
1996 MTV Movie Awards (1996)
Showbiz Today (1996)
HBO First Look (1994)