Natalie Portman

Portman in 2019 Natalie Portman (née Hershlag, ,, also Romanized as ''Neta-Lee Hershlag'') was her birth name in Hebrew, the official language of her native Israel, After she secured a part in her first feature film in 1994, she assumed her paternal grandmother's maiden name, "Portman", as her stage name.}} born ) is an Israeli-born American actress. She has had a prolific film career since her teenage years and has starred in various blockbusters and independent films, receiving multiple accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Portman began her acting career at age twelve, when she starred as the young protégée of a hitman in the action film ''Léon: The Professional'' (1994). While in high school, she made her Broadway debut in a 1998 production of ''The Diary of a Young Girl'' and gained international recognition for starring as Padmé Amidala in ''Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace'' (1999). From 1999 to 2003, Portman attended Harvard University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She reduced her number of acting roles, but continued to act in the ''Star Wars'' prequel trilogy (2002, 2005) and in The Public Theater's 2001 revival of Anton Chekhov's play ''The Seagull''.

In 2004, Portman was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe for playing a mysterious stripper in the romantic drama ''Closer''. Portman's career further advanced with her starring roles as Evey Hammond in ''V for Vendetta'' (2005), Anne Boleyn in ''The Other Boleyn Girl'' (2008), and a troubled ballerina in the psychological thriller ''Black Swan'' (2010), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She starred in the romantic comedy ''No Strings Attached'' (2011) and portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic ''Jackie'' (2016), which earned her a third Academy Award nomination. Portman has also featured as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films ''Thor'' (2011), ''Thor: The Dark World'' (2013), and ''Thor: Love and Thunder'' (2022), which established her as one of the world's highest-paid actresses. Co-founding the production company MountainA in 2021, Portman produced and starred in the drama ''May December'' (2023).

Portman's directorial ventures include the short film ''Eve'' (2008) and the biographical drama ''A Tale of Love and Darkness'' (2015). She is vocal about the politics of the United States and Israel, and is an advocate for animal rights and environmental causes. She is married to dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she has two children. Provided by Wikipedia
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