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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman's biography

Neta-Lee Hershlag is 41 years old model born at Jerusalem, Israel. Natalie was born on Tuesday 9th of June 1981. Natalie is often nicknamed as Nat, Neta-Lee Hershlag, Natalie Portman. According to year of birth 1981 she belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 9th of June means she is Gemini. Gemini is a dual sign of Zodiac Belt. One born with this rising sign is very dual and creative in nature with lots of verbosity. They are the most expressive people as they love talking.

Natalie is native english speaker. Natalie is white israeli. Natalie is citizen of United States of America. Natalie is jewish. Her primary profession is to be model. You can know Natalie also as film actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor, actor. She is recently known as manufacturer.

Natalie Portman's family

Natalie Portman's husband

He is known as choreographer. Her husband was born on Friday 10th of June 1977 in Bordeaux.

Natalie Portman's ex husband

Natalie Portman's schools

We found 4 schools Natalie attended. Complete list of schools: Harvard University, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Syosset High School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Detailed informations about Natalie´s schools

  • Graduated from Syosset High School in Syosset, New York in June 1999.
  • Graduated from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2003 with a Artium Baccalaureus degree in Psychology.
  • 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.

Natalie Portman's career

Natalie´s main focus is to be model. Natalie is famous thanks to Anywhere But Here, Novalee in Where the Heart Is, The Black Swan. She is also a member of OneVoice Movement.

Is Natalie Portman gay ?

Natalie is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Natalie Portman's Awards

  • She received award for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Black Swan in 2011
  • She received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for work Closer in 2005
  • Natalie received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for work Black Swan in 2011
  • She received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for work Black Swan in 2011
  • She received award for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for work Black Swan in 2011
  • She received award for Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for work Black Swan in 2011

Natalie Portman's Rankings

  • 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).
  • Was ranked #8 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.

Natalie Portman's Nominations

  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for work Closer in 2005
  • She was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for work Closer in 2005
  • She was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for work Black Swan in 2011
  • She was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for work Anywhere but Here in 2000
  • Natalie was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for work Jackie in 2017
  • Natalie was nominated for Empire Award for Best Actress for work Black Swan in 2011
  • She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Jackie in 2017

What Natalie Portman has done for a first time

  • As the first day of 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.
  • (December 28, 2010) Engaged to Black Swan (2010) choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she is expecting their first child.
  • Was a resident of Lowell House during her first year at Harvard University.
  • Where the Heart Is (2000) contains her first on-screen love scene.
  • Was one of the first actresses offered the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) along with Carey Mulligan and Elliot Page, but Portman declined due to exhaustion. The role ultimately went to Rooney Mara.

Natalie Portman's quotes

  • 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.
  • 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 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.".
  • I'm not planning to be an actress as an adult, I'm planning other things for my future. (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.
  • 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.
  • It's horrible to be a sex object at any age, but at least when you're an adult you can make the decision if you want to degrade yourself.
  • I don't go wagging my boobs around in people's faces. (Rolling Stone (USA), June 2002)
  • I couldn't be anorexic because I like food too much, and I couldn't be bulimic because I hate throwing up too much.
  • I've wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, a vet - these are things I've said in interviews. Before that, I wanted to be a mermaid and a fairy.
  • I was in a relationship recently with someone who yelled at me for being too much in my head, you know? He said "I was thinking too much about everything.".
  • I usually run three or four times a week now. Pretty boring, but it's so worth it. It's done wonders for my mood.
  • I basically have a little boy's body. They tell me, "Okay, this is where we're going to push up your cleavage," and I'm like, "What cleavage?".
  • On traveling through Morocco with a guide and sleeping in tents: They knew that I am Israeli, and yet they still opened the doors of their houses for me, offering me tea. They all were nice and hospitable.
  • As I look back on it, I'm glad that I had this false image. I was who everyone else - my parents, my friends, society - wanted me to be. I was a pleaser, someone who wanted to make everyone happy, to not let anyone down. Now, I'm not like that.
  • My contemporaries in Israel have a love for life that's amazing. There, there is not the luxurious and rich existence of material goods of Hollywood films, every day they struggle to survive, but they still have an enthusiasm difficult to find elsewhere.
  • My grandfather was a Polish Jew and a socialist, and as a youngster he helped to organize special camps to teach agriculture to all the young men that were moving to Israel, where in 1930, they created the first kibbutz.
  • I've been doing like one movie a year so I haven't made that many movies. A lot of girls my age have done 40 already, so I guess I'm a little behind.
  • I get like 400 Holocaust scripts. That's what you get for being the openly Jewish actress!
  • I wanted to be able to form my own sexual identity. If other people have you in their mind as some sort of sex object, you have two choices: either live up to it and become super-sexual or rebel against it and be super-asexual.
  • I had a bad early experience when Leon (1994) came out. I'm really proud of the film, but it was strange for me to be looked at as a sexual object when I was 12.
  • I think it is a really beautiful thing that we have recognition within our industry - but it's not that important.
  • But we have to remember that almost all films are written and directed by men. Female characters are women imagined by men, so it's always this classic figure of a sexy woman with a childish innocence.
  • I see that my girlfriends, already at 23, are thinking, "What career can I choose that will also suit having children?" And it is limiting. Whereas my male friends aren't thinking that way. (Premiere magazine)
  • [about going bald] Some people will think I'm a neo-Nazi or that I have cancer or I'm a lesbian. After all the crazy hairstyles I had to endure for the films, it's quite liberating to have no hair - especially in this heat.
  • I was the precocious one when I was younger, and now I'm the girlish one, which ultimately means I've stayed the same. Which is not a good sign.
  • People think the film industry is going to corrupt me. I wasn't really home when my friends were trying pot for the first time. I was always around adults who wouldn't curse or smoke or do anything like that around me.
  • I began Star Wars when I was 14 and I'm going to be 24 when this final movie comes out, so these movies were 10 years of my life and now I'm just trying to do something different.
  • I get a copy of every action figure from Star Wars. I send them to charity. Some of the really cool ones I keep. Like there's a snow globe thing with one of the spacecrafts in it, which is also a music box, which I really love.
  • The moment you buy into the idea you're above anyone else is the moment you need to be slapped in the face.
  • I actually am starting to feel I should start a revolution against heels, even though that wouldn't be a dramatic revolution. Everyone around me says, "You have to wear heels." It's based on some silly concept that longer legs are more beautiful.
  • There were stories in the house of what had happened to them (her grandparents during the Holocaust), and it wasn't that much talked about. I had to go on a website to read my grandfather's descriptions of what happened to the family.
  • [on shooting the strip-club scene fully nude] You can't do this stuff half-assed, pun intended.
  • [asked how she would like to be remembered] I don't like that question. That question only provides irony if you prematurely die.
  • I aspire to make more comedies because we never see enough good ones.
  • [on regretting doing nudity]: I'm really sorry I didn't listen to my intuition. From now on, I'm going to trust my gut more. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is say no.
  • Overall, to get a real deep, nuanced understanding of human behaviour, art is the best way.
  • I've always tried to stay away from playing Jews. I get, like, 20 Holocaust scripts a month, but I hate the genre.
  • [on Scarlett Johansson] Seriously, I would really want to grab Scarlett's breasts. She's got beautiful ones.
  • There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
  • [on filming sex scenes in movies] - It's hard to have a sex scene, period. It doesn't matter if it's a friend, a male, a female. You're with 100-something crew members, lighting you, repositioning you, there's no comfort whatsoever.
  • [on her role in Black Swan (2010)] - There were some nights that I thought I literally was going to die. It was the first time I understood how you could get so wrapped up in a role that it could sort of take you down.
  • [on her pregnancy and engagement] I have always kept my private life private, but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.
  • [on losing weight for her Black Swan (2010) physique]: I'm a very short person and you're supposed to look very long, and you look longer when you don't have the bulk on you - which is, like, sick. The whole thing. I'm aware that it's sick.
  • [on doing her own dancing for Black Swan (2010)]: I do have a double for the complicated turning stuff, but anything I could do myself saved the budget hundreds of thousands of dollars in special effects.
  • I'm always on the phone because I'm usually not with people I want to be with.
  • Someone told me when I was really young not to touch my eyebrows, and that was a really good idea because it was the time when everybody was making their eyebrows really skinny. I am glad I didn't do that because they don't really come back.
  • I would say my friends and family are a passion, as I spend most of my time with them. I love dancing, not necessarily ballet, and I love watching dance as well. Those are definitely passions of mine.
  • I love being home. My work takes me away so much that it really feels like a vacation being at home and being able to stay in bed all day and not get up. However, I also love traveling and have had amazing trips to many parts of the world.
  • Nicole Kidman gave me the advice to always choose a film by its director. You're never certain how the movie will turn out, but you are always guaranteed an interesting experience.
  • [Terrence Malick's advice for her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)] He kept saying, 'Make films your way and don't let anyone tell you that you need a three-act structure. You just make movies as you experience life.' [2016]
  • [on Ashton Kutcher getting paid three times more than her for their 2011 film No Strings Attached] I wasn't as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy
  • Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.

Natalie Portman's height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color

Lets describe how Natalie Portman looks. We will focus on her height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color and shoe size. Natalie is tall as 5' 3" (160 cm). Natalie weights 115lbs (52 kg). Body build is slim. Natalie´s eyes are tinted brown - light. Natalie´s hair is shade of brown - light. If you are really curious, you may find interesting Natalie´s shoe size is 8.5 (US), 40.5 (EU), 7 (UK), 255 (J).