American and Israeli actress Natalie Portman (nee Hershlag - Natali Portman) was born in Jerusalem, June 9, 1981. As a stage name Natalie Portman took the maiden name of his Russian-Jewish maternal grandmother. The girl's father - a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before immigrating to Israel, he worked in Chisinau hospital. Mum Natalie was a housewife and a singer at the Chisinau Opera and Ballet Theatre, and now is the agent of his daughter. On the maternal line of ancestors actress - Jews from Austria and Russia, and on his father - Jews from Poland and Romania. At the age of 3 years old Natalie Portman family moved to the United States. There's the father of future celebrity could improve their skills. Hershlagi first lived in Washington. The actress went to a Jewish day school named Charles Smith and studied Hebrew. In 1988 the family moved to Connecticut, and two years later settled in Long Island. By the way, Natalie Portman dual citizenship - American and Israeli. The girl says that loves States, but to truly feel at home in Israel. In four years, Natalie Portman started dancing and performing with local groups. The actress graduated from high school Syosset. In 1998, she became co-author of the research work "The enzymatic generation of hydrogen." Finish the job she helps scientists Ian Hurley and Jonathan Woodward. Scientific work has helped Natalie to take part in academic competitions Intel. She even reached the semifinals.
In 2003, the future actress was released from Harvard and became a bachelor of psychology. By the way, Natalie argues that education is above her film career. "I'll be better educated than a movie star," - he said in an interview with celebrity.
Every summer, Natalie Portman was vacationing in theater camp. The 10-year-old girl took part in the casting for the role of girls in the play «Ruthless!», Which plans to kill to get a job in a school setting. In the title role, Laura Bell Bundy chosen, and Natalie was her understudy. At age 11, Portman representatives movies Revlon offered to become a model, however, the girl refused, as planned to give herself to acting. In 1994, 13-year-old Natalie Portman played her first leading role. Portman has successfully passed the casting for the film "Leon" by Luc Besson and became a girl named Matilda, who is friends with the murderer Leon. By the way, before this role the actress took the pseudonym Portman. However, on a DVD in the credits, she is listed as Hershlag. The film received rave reviews from critics enough. In the same year Natalie starred in the short film "development." The actress played the daughter of women, patients with lung cancer.
The way to worldwide fame
After the success of the picture "Leon" in 1995. Natalie Portman gets the role in the film "Real," which worked Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The film did not win any awards, but it was a commercial success and did not go unnoticed by critics.
In 1996, it appears on the screen three films with Natalie. The actress played Marty in a melodrama about the life of former classmates "Beautiful Girls" and then Laura Dandridge in the musical "Everyone Says I Love You" by Woody Allen. This was followed by work in Tim Burton's fantastic comedy "Mars Attacks!". It was planned that the Portman will get the main role in the film Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet", however, the director considered too young actress and Juliet played Claire Danes. In 1997, Natalie Portman got the starring role in the Broadway play "The Diary of Anne Frank", which was played on the real diary of the Jewish girl who took notes during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Natalie played Padmé Amidala in the movie "Star Wars. Episode I. The Phantom Menace "George Lucas. It is noteworthy that before the shooting in the film Portman had not seen any of the episodes of the saga. In September 1999, she appeared in the drama "Anywhere but Here". For the role of women, whose views differ sharply from plans mother, Natalie was nominated for the award "Golden Globe" and "young actor". A year later, Portman starred in the movie "Where the Heart Is." The heroine of the actress, 17-year-old pregnant woman, was left alone in a strange city, with no money and no friends. For the role, the actress won a Young Star Awards.
After working on the film "Where the Heart Is," has titled actress, she became a student of psychology department at Harvard University. All his attention focused on learning the girl and said that is nowhere to be removed, except in "Star Wars." In 2002, Natalie was the co-author of "The activity of the frontal lobe of the brain in objective constancy." The scientific work done Portman's one of the few actresses of a certain number of Erdos. Polushutochny This method determines the minimum number of connections through the role in the film and scientific work. In 2003, the actress became a certified bachelor of psychology. A year later, Natalie is studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
However, while studying Natalie Portman does not forget about the career as an actress. In 2000, the actress starred in "Star Wars. Episode II. Attack of the Clones, "which goes to rent just two years later. However, the tape or gained success with the critics. And Portman nominated just two prize "Golden Raspberry" as Worst Screen Couple and Worst Supporting Actress. At the same time she won a Teen Choice Awards and was nominated for "Saturn". In 2001, Natalie Portman played in the play "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov Delacorte Theatre. In the same year she was one of many stars who appeared in the comedy "Zoolander," Ben Stiller. As she had a small role in the war drama "Cold Mountain," Anthony Minghella. In 2004, Natalie Portman co-starred in two independent films. The first was a picture of "Garden State," Zach Braff. Natalie appeared as a pathological liar. The film, by the way, won the "independent spirit" and the actress was nominated for four awards Teen Choice Awards and two MTV Movie Awards. After that Nathalie has played a stripper in the film "Closeness" Mike Nichols. Working Girl was awarded the "Golden Globe". In 2005 at the Cannes Film Festival was a presentation of the next film in the series "Star Wars" - "Star Wars. Episode III. Revenge of the Sith. " The movie became the most profitable for the year in the United States. At the same time came the tape "Free Zone", then «V - for Vendetta." A year later, she appeared in the film almanac "Paris, I Love You" and the film "Goya's Ghosts" by Milos Forman.
New year and new pictures. In 2007, appears on the screen painting "My Blueberry Nights," Wong Kar Wai's "The Darjeeling Limited" short film "Hotel" Chevalier "and" Shop Wonderland "Zach Helm with Natalie Portman. 2008 was marked by the release of historical drama about the era of King Henry VIII «Another Boleyn Girl," where she played Anna. In 2009, followed by work in the military drama "Brothers," and a year later a major role in the film "Love and other circumstances." In autumn 2010, the film appeared in theaters Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan", a role which Natalie received the "Golden Globe" and "Oscar". At the beginning of 2011 on the screens out the film "No Strings Attached" with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in the lead roles.
The 8-year-old Natalie Portman completely give up meat. This prompted her to demonstrate surgical laser on the chicken during the conference with the participation of her father. A few years later the girl withdrew totally from any animal products. At the same time, the actress became an avid defender of animal rights and the environment. Natalie does not wear leather, feathers and fur. And in 2007 she released her own line of shoes made of synthetic materials.
Portman has repeatedly participated in the presidential campaign. In 2004, she supported the candidate John Kerry, in 2008, Hillary Clinton. By the way, the current US president Barack Obama also held the actress.
Natalie was loving relationship with the actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Gael Garcia Bernal. In 2002, the actress herself admitted that her close friends is a musician Lukas Haas and Moby. Although at the time she met Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5. But the man himself claimed that he and Natalie just friends. The press has repeatedly appeared information that Portman affair with multimillionaire Nat Rothschild.
However, later it became known that the actress succumbed to the charms of Venezuelan folk singer Devendra Banhart. However, the relationship ended in 2008. Then she meets a dancer from the Ballet Theatre of New York, Benjamin Millepied. The couple met on the set of the film "Black Swan." In late 2010, it was reported that the couple is expecting a baby. The actress confirmed this information in February 2011.
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.