Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag, 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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2006: Evey Hammond - V for Vendetta
2000: Novalee Nation - Where the Heart Is
2004: Francine - True
2005: Rebecca - Free Zone
2008: Anne Boleyn - The Other Boleyn Girl
2011: Emma Kurtzman - No Strings Attached
2010: Nina Sayers - Black Swan
2009: Emilia Greenleaf - The Other Woman
2015: Jane Hammond - Jane Got a Gun
2018: Lena - Annihilation
2016: Laura Barlow - Planetarium
2016: Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy - Jackie
2018: Celeste Montgomery - Vox Lux
2019: Lucy Cola - Lucy in the Sky
1994: Mathilda Lando - Léon: The Professional
2004: Sam - Garden State
2011: Jane Foster - Thor
2006: Francine (Faubourg Saint-Denis) - Paris, je t'aime
2007: Molly Mahoney - Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
1999: Ann August - Anywhere But Here
2006: Inés / Alicia - Goya's Ghosts
2007: Jack's Girlfriend - Hotel Chevalier
2010: Nicole - Hesher
1994: Nina - Developing
2013: Jane Foster - Thor: The Dark World
2015: Fania Oz - A Tale of Love and Darkness
2015: Laura - The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
2005: Herself - Natalie Portman: Starting Young
2005: Herself - 'Mathilda' - 10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back
2017: Rhonda - Song to Song
Raylene Jackson - Bronco Belle
2018: Narrator (voice) - Eating Animals
Pauline Friedman / Esther Friedman - Untitled Dear Abby/Ann-Landers Film
2022: Jane Foster / Mighty Thor - Thor: Love and Thunder
2006: Herself - Designing the Near Future
2017: Miss Dior - Miss Dior
2017: Herself - From Jackie to Camelot
2002: Padmé Amidala - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
2005: Padmé Amidala - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2004: Alice Ayres - Closer
2009: Grace Cahill - Brothers
2011: Isabel - Your Highness
1999: Padmé Amidala - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
2015: Elizabeth - Knight of Cups
2001: Herself - The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'
2019: Sam Turner - The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
2011: Herself - Thor: From Asgard to Earth
2011: Herself - Black Swan: Metamorphosis
2019: Herself - This Changes Everything
2011: Herself - Thor: Assembling the Troupe
2008: Rifka Malone (segment Mira Nair) - New York, I Love You
2007: Leslie - My Blueberry Nights
2001: Self - R2-D2: Beneath the Dome
2018: Narrator - Dolphin Reef
2003: Sara - Cold Mountain
2018: The Making of Annihilation
2010: Herself - 14 Actors Acting
1995: Lauren Gustafson - Heat
1996: Laura Dandrige - Everyone Says I Love You
2017: Herself - The Pulitzer At 100
2009: Herself - Miloš Forman: Co tě nezabije…
1996: Taffy Dale - Mars Attacks!
2007: Jack's Ex-Girlfriend - The Darjeeling Limited
1996: Marty - Beautiful Girls
2006: Aurora Mardiganian (voice) - The Armenian Genocide
2015: Herself - מיסטר גאגא
2010: Herself - I'm Still Here
2001: Natalie Portman - Zoolander
2005: Lineker - Barely Legal
2004: Padmé Amidala (archive footage) - The Story of Star Wars
2019: Jane Foster - Avengers: Endgame
2001: Herself - The Concert for New York City
2016: Starring Austin Pendleton

TV CREDITS:
1989: The Simpsons
1969: Sesame Street
2016: Christina Craft - Angie Tribeca
1975: Herself - Host - Saturday Night Live
2019: Herself - A Little Late with Lilly Singh
1997: Herself - The View
1975: Herself - Saturday Night Live
2007: Self - The Graham Norton Show
2003: Herself - The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2015: Self - Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
1953: Herself - The Academy Awards
2015: Herself - Hot Ones
1994: Herself - Inside the Actors Studio
2008: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis