Natalie Portman

Place of birth:
Jerusalem, Israel:
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.


Lucy in the Sky (2019)
as Lucy Cola
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2019)
as Sam Turner
Vox Lux (2018)
as Celeste Montgomery
This Changes Everything (2018)
as Herself
Eating Animals (2018)
as Narrator (voice)
The Making of Annihilation (2018)
Annihilation (2018)
as Lena
The Pulitzer At 100 (2017)
as Herself
Song to Song (2017)
as Rhonda
Jackie (2016)
as Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy
Planetarium (2016)
as Laura Barlow
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2016)
as Laura
Starring Austin Pendleton (2016)
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
as Jane Hammond
מיסטר גאגא (2015)
as Herself
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
as Fania Oz
Knight of Cups (2015)
as Elizabeth
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
as Jane Foster
Illusions & Mirrors (2013)
as Young Woman
Miloš Forman: Co tě nezabije… (2013)
Thor: Assembling the Troupe (2011)
as Herself
Thor: From Asgard to Earth (2011)
as Herself
Thor (2011)
as Jane Foster
Your Highness (2011)
as Isabel
Black Swan: Metamorphosis (2011)
No Strings Attached (2011)
as Emma Kurtzman
14 Actors Acting (2010)
as Herself
Black Swan (2010)
as Nina Sayers
The Other Woman (2010)
as Emilia Greenleaf
I'm Still Here (2010)
as Herself
Hesher (2010)
as Nicole
Brothers (2009)
as Grace Cahill
Greed (2009)
as Woman #1
New York, I Love You (2008)
as Rifka Malone (segment Mira Nair)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
as Anne Boleyn
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
as Leslie
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
as Molly Mahoney
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
as Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
Hotel Chevalier (2007)
as Jack's Girlfriend
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
as Inés / Alicia
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
as Francine (Faubourg Saint-Denis)
The Armenian Genocide (2006)
as Aurora Mardiganian (voice)
V for Vendetta (2006)
as Evey Hammond
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
as Padmé Amidala
Free Zone (2005)
as Rebecca
10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back (2005)
as Herself - 'Mathilda'
Natalie Portman: Starting Young (2005)
as Herself
Closer (2004)
as Alice Ayres
The Story of Star Wars (2004)
as Padme Amidala
Garden State (2004)
as Sam
True (2004)
as Francine
Cold Mountain (2003)
as Sara
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
as Padmé Amidala
The Concert for New York City (2001)
Zoolander (2001)
as Herself
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' (2001)
as Herself
Where the Heart Is (2000)
as Novalee Nation
Anywhere But Here (1999)
as Ann August
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
as Padmé Amidala
Mars Attacks! (1996)
as Taffy Dale
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
as Laura Dandrige
Beautiful Girls (1996)
as Marty
Heat (1995)
as Lauren Gustafson
Léon (1994)
as Mathilda Lando
Developing (1994)
as Nina
Untitled Dear Abby/Ann-Landers Film
as Pauline Friedman / Esther Friedman
Illusions and Mirrors
Bronco Belle
as Raylene Jackson All About Movies © 2019

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