Natalie Portman


Biography

Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag, Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג‎‎; June 9, 1981) is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno. She was later cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005).

Born in Jerusalem to an Israeli father and American mother, Portman grew up in the eastern United States from the age of three. She studied dancing and acting in New York, and starred in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace while still at high school on Long Island. In 1999, Portman enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology, alongside her work as an actress; she completed a bachelor's degree in 2003. During her studies she starred in a second Star Wars film and opened in New York City's The Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 2001.

Portman won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for starring in the 2004 drama Closer, appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith the following year, and won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her starring role in the political thriller V for Vendetta (2006). She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya's Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and also appeared in Thor (2011) and its 2013 sequel. In 2010, Portman starred in the psychological thriller film Black Swan. Her performance received widespread critical acclaim and she earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress, her second Golden Globe Award, the SAG Award, the BAFTA Award and the BFCA Award in 2011. In 2016, she portrayed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the biographical drama Jackie. She was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and won the BFCA for Best Actress.

In May 2008, Portman served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. The same year she directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You. Her first feature film as a director, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was released in 2015.


2018Annihilation as The Biologist
2018The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Sam Turner
2017The Pulitzer At 100 as Herself
2017Song to Song as Rhonda
2016Jackie as Jacqueline Kennedy
2016Planetarium as Laura Barlow
2016The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards as Laura
2016Angie Tribeca as Christina Craft
2015Jane Got a Gun as Jane Hammond
2015Mr. Gaga as Herself
2015A Tale of Love and Darkness as Fania Oz
2015Knight of Cups as Elizabeth
2013Thor: The Dark World as Jane Foster
2013Illusions & Mirrors as Young Woman
2011Thor: From Asgard to Earth as Herself
2011Thor as Jane Foster
2011Your Highness as Isabel
2011No Strings Attached as Emma Kurtzman
2010Black Swan as Nina Sayers
2010The Other Woman as Emilia Greenleaf
2010Hesher as Nicole
2009Brothers as Grace Cahill
2009GREED as
2008New York, I Love You as Rifka Malone (segment Mira Nair)
2008The Other Boleyn Girl as Anne Boleyn
2007Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium as Molly Mahoney
2007The Darjeeling Limited as Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
2007Hotel Chevalier as Jack's Girlfriend
2007My Blueberry Nights as Leslie
2006Goya's Ghosts as Inés / Alicia
2006Paris, je t'aime as Francine (Faubourg Saint-Denis)
2006The Armenian Genocide as Aurora Mardiganian (voice)
2006V for Vendetta as Evey Hammond
2005The Story of Star Wars as Padme Amidala
2005Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Padmé Amidala
2005Free Zone as Rebecca
2005Natalie Portman: Starting Young as Herself
200510 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back as Herself - 'Mathilda'
2004Closer as Alice Ayres
2004Garden State as Sam
2004True as Francine
2003Cold Mountain as Sara
2002Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Padmé Amidala
2001Zoolander as Herself
2001The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' as Herself
2000Where the Heart Is as Novalee Nation
1999Anywhere But Here as Ann August
1999Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as Padmé Amidala
1996Mars Attacks! as Taffy Dale
1996Everyone Says I Love You as Laura Dandrige
1996Beautiful Girls as Marty
1995Heat as Lauren Gustafson
1994Leon: The Professional as Mathilda Lando
1994Developing as Nina
1989The Simpsons as
1972Great Performances as Herself - Host
1969Sesame Street as
-In the Garden of Beasts as Martha Dodd
2018Annihilation as The Biologist
2018The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Sam Turner
2017The Pulitzer At 100 as Herself
2017Song to Song as Rhonda
2016Jackie as Jacqueline Kennedy
2016Planetarium as Laura Barlow
2016The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards as Laura
2016Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as Producer
2016Angie Tribeca as Christina Craft
2015Jane Got a Gun as Jane Hammond
2015Jane Got a Gun as Producer
2015Mr. Gaga as Herself
2015A Tale of Love and Darkness as Producer
2015A Tale of Love and Darkness as Screenplay
2015A Tale of Love and Darkness as Director
2015A Tale of Love and Darkness as Fania Oz
2015Knight of Cups as Elizabeth
2015The Seventh Fire as Executive Producer
2013Thor: The Dark World as Jane Foster
2013Illusions & Mirrors as Young Woman
2011Thor: From Asgard to Earth as Herself
2011Thor as Jane Foster
2011Your Highness as Isabel
2011No Strings Attached as Emma Kurtzman
2011No Strings Attached as Executive Producer
2010Black Swan as Nina Sayers
2010The Other Woman as Executive Producer
2010The Other Woman as Emilia Greenleaf
2010Hesher as Producer
2010Hesher as Nicole
2009Brothers as Grace Cahill
2009GREED as
2008New York, I Love You as Writer
2008New York, I Love You as Rifka Malone (segment Mira Nair)
2008New York, I Love You as Director
2008Eve as Director
2008Eve as Writer
2008The Other Boleyn Girl as Anne Boleyn
2007Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium as Molly Mahoney
2007The Darjeeling Limited as Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
2007Hotel Chevalier as Jack's Girlfriend
2007My Blueberry Nights as Leslie
2006Goya's Ghosts as Inés / Alicia
2006Paris, je t'aime as Francine (Faubourg Saint-Denis)
2006The Armenian Genocide as Aurora Mardiganian (voice)
2006V for Vendetta as Evey Hammond
2005The Story of Star Wars as Padme Amidala
2005Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Padmé Amidala
2005Free Zone as Rebecca
2005Natalie Portman: Starting Young as Herself
200510 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back as Herself - 'Mathilda'
2004Closer as Alice Ayres
2004Garden State as Sam
2004True as Francine
2003Cold Mountain as Sara
2002Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Padmé Amidala
2001Zoolander as Herself
2001The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' as Herself
2000Where the Heart Is as Novalee Nation
1999Anywhere But Here as Ann August
1999Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as Padmé Amidala
1996Mars Attacks! as Taffy Dale
1996Everyone Says I Love You as Laura Dandrige
1996Beautiful Girls as Marty
1995Heat as Lauren Gustafson
1994Leon: The Professional as Mathilda Lando
1994Developing as Nina
1989The Simpsons as
1972Great Performances as Herself - Host
1969Sesame Street as
-In the Garden of Beasts as Martha Dodd