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Natalie Portman

Updated on August 19, 2013

Natalie Portman

I first took notice of Natalie Portman in her role of Mathilda in Léon  (The Professional). She was so young but she was already an excellent actress. I thought she was a beautiful child and very talented. Her career really got a boost when she was chosen for the part of Queen Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequels.

I later found out that she is an only child. I'm always on the lookout for great only children role models to share with members of a Parents of Only Children board that I host. And is she ever a positive role model. She has always put her education ahead of her career and is a very intelligent and well spoken woman. She is a Harvard graduate, fluent in Hebrew, a political activist and the FINCA Ambassador of Hope.


Natalie Portman at a Glance

Click on the small blue link to be taken to Natalie Portman's page on Wikipedia. Here is the introduction.

Natalie Hershlag (born June 9, 1981), better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 French action film Léon, but major success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed her bachelor's degree in 2003.

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Paul McCartney My Valentine ft. Natalie Portman

No Strings Attached

Lifelong friends Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) take their relationship to the next level. Afraid of ruining their friendship, they make a pact to keep things purely physical, with no fighting, no jealousy and no expectations. Emma and Adam pledge to do whatever they want, wherever they want, as long as they do not fall in love.

Find out more on the official website of No Strings Attached.

Natalie's a Mom!

Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied are the proud parents of a baby boy! Aleph Portman-Millepied was born June 14, 2011.

Natalie, 31, and Benjamin, 35, have been together since the end of 2009 and were married on August 4, 2012. They met on the set of Black Swan.

Black Swan

A thriller that zeros in on the relationship between a veteran ballet dancer and a rival.

Visit the Official website of Black Swan.


Making Of
Making Of

Making Of

MakingOf.com is a website co-founded by Natalie Portman and Christine Aylward. It's a social network of sorts geared toward the love of filmmaking. The site is in Beta right now, but as it develops members will be able to learn from & interact with actors, directors, producers, and screenwriters. There will be behind-the-scenes content, interviews with industry insiders, and an interactive, entertainment-focused community forum.

Brothers

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. Based on Susanne Bier's film, "Brothers".

Visit the Official website of Brothers.


The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

Two sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, are driven by their ambitious Father and Uncle to advance the family's power and status by courting the affections of the King of England. As the Boleyn girls battle for the love of a King, one driven by ambition, the other by true affection, England is torn apart.

Find out more on the official website of The Other Boleyn Girl.

She had a line of fashionable "animal-friendly" footwear in collaboration with Té Casan (tae-ca-sahn), a shoe boutique in NY which sells exclusive limited edition shoes.

All of the shoes were made without the use of animal products, with materials including satin, faux-patent, faux-suede, faux-calf, faux-nappa and faux-snake. Styles included Mary Janes, pumps, sandals and ballet flats and come in red, black, brown, navy, pink, purple, grey, gold, silver, pewter, and platinum.

Prices ranged from $99 to $395. 100% of her proceeds were donated to various non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental preservation and animal rights.

FINCA's Village Banking Campaign
FINCA's Village Banking Campaign

FINCA

Natalie Portman was named FINCA International's first Ambassador of Hope.

In 2004 and 2005 she traveled to Uganda, Guatemala, and Ecuador in her role as Ambassador of Hope, and currently serves as co-chair of FINCA's Village Banking Campaign.

She completed a documentary about FINCA Mexico in April 2007.

Natalie Portman Speaking About FINCA

Great Natalie Portman Movies

Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is

From 2000

Rated PG13

 

Quotes from Natalie

  • "I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star."


  • "I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show."


  • "The moment you buy into the idea you're above anyone else is the moment you need to be slapped in the face."


  • "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


  • "I really hate being self-conscious and being conscious of being self-conscious."


Natalie Portman Clips

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium


Mr. Magorium owns and runs a magical store where everything in it comes to life, including the store itself. When he decides to retire and give the business to his faithful cashier Molly Mahoney (played by Natalie Portman) the store decides to throw a tantrum.

Want to see the trailer? Check it out on the official website at Magorium.com.

Most recent Portman movies on DVD

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      aaxiaa lm 4 years ago

      Smart, beautiful and extremely talented - how can you not love her?

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      theXodus 5 years ago

      Nice overview of her life... a whole lot to cover haha

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      BryanLSC 6 years ago

      She's the sweetest actress ever! Love her!

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      Elric22 6 years ago

      You should add a the spoof rap video she did on SNL. It's a hoot.

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      bhthanks 6 years ago

      yep

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      lolrofljklmfao 7 years ago

      Im named after Natalie Portman !!(: Shes ma role model now <3 :D i love Natalie Portman shes a goot actress.

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      girlfriendfactory 7 years ago

      Great lens! I'm an only child too, no wonder she's my favorite! :)

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      likeapenguin 8 years ago

      I'm a big Natalie Portman fan! I secretly want her to star in a Audrey Hepburn bio-pic :) Great lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Ah, my favorite actress. She's so beautiful, she stars in brilliant movies, and, of course, she's a master of her craft.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great lens - she is one of my favorites. Welcome to the Actresses group!

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Ah, what a talented and beautiful young actress and person Natalie Portman! 5*****

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      Helensmrt 10 years ago

      I love her acting! She is a great actress. I 'm going to watch V for Vendetta, so I'll share my expressions later;)P.S.: Christene, I absolutely love your lenses, thank you!

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      Teacher Adez7 10 years ago

      Hi Christine, I love this lens. 5*'s from me for a job well done.

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      Barkely 10 years ago

      My favorite Natalie Portman movie is Where the Heart Is. Loved the book and the movie.

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      daoine lm 10 years ago

      She's lovely and such a talented actress. I had no idea she was Israeli. ~~o~~

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