Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1981-06-09 (40 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Jerusalem, Israel
79 Movies · 18 TV shows
Also Known As: 나탈리 포트만 · Наталі Портман · Натали Портман · Neta-Lee Hershlag · 納塔莉波曼 · Natalie Hershlag · ناتالي بورتمان · ナタリー・ポートマン · 娜塔莉·波特曼 · นาตาลี พอร์ตแมน · Νάταλι Πόρτμαν · נטע-לי הרשלג
Natalie Portman (née Hershlag, Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג; (1981-06-09)June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-born American actress and director. Prolific in film since a teenager, she has starred in blockbusters and also played psychologically troubled women in independent films, for which she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.Portman began her acting career at age 12 by starring as the young protégée of a hitman in the action drama film Léon: The Professional (1994). While in high school, she made her Broadway theatre debut in a 1998 production of The Diary of a Young Girl and gained international recognition for starring as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). From 1999 to 2003, Portman attended Harvard University for a bachelor's degree in psychology, while continuing to act in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002, 2005) and in The Public Theater's 2001 revival of Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull. In 2004, Portman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for playing a mysterious stripper in the romantic drama Closer.Portman's career progressed with her starring roles as Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta (2005), Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and a troubled ballerina in the psychological horror film Black Swan (2010), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached (2011) and featured as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Thor (2011), and Thor: The Dark World (2013), which established her among the world's highest-paid actresses. She has since portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic Jackie (2016), earning her third Academy Award nomination, and a biologist in the science fiction film Annihilation (2018).Portman's directorial ventures include the short film Eve (2008) and the biographical drama A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015). She is vocal about the politics of America and Israel, and is an advocate for animal rights and environmental causes.
Portman is married to French danseur and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she has two children, son Aleph (b. 2011) and daughter Amalia (b. 2017). The couple began dating in 2009, after having met while working together on the set of Black Swan, and wed in a Jewish ceremony held in Big Sur, California on August 4, 2012. The family lived in Paris for a time, after Millepied accepted the position of director of dance with the Paris Opera Ballet, and Portman expressed a desire to become a French citizen. They currently reside in Los Angeles.In 2006, she commented that she felt more Jewish in Israel and that she would like to raise her children Jewish: "A priority for me is definitely that I'd like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner." In January 2014, her husband Benjamin Millepied said he was in the process of converting to Judaism.In 2010, Portman signed on with Dior and appeared in several of the company's advertising campaigns. In October 2012, Britain's Advertising Standards Authority banned a Dior advertisement that featured Portman wearing Dior mascara after a complaint from Dior's competitor, L'Oreal. The ASA ruled that the photographs of Portman "misleadingly exaggerated the likely effects of the product".
Portman was born in Jerusalem, to parents of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. She is the only child of Shelley (née Stevens), an American homemaker who works as Portman's agent, and Avner Hershlag, an Israeli gynecologist. Her maternal grandparents were American Jews and her paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants to Israel.Portman and her family first lived in Washington, D.C., but relocated to Connecticut in 1988 and then moved to Long Island, in 1990. While living in Washington, Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. She learned to speak Hebrew while living on Long Island and attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County. She studied ballet and modern dance at the American Theater Dance Workshop, and regularly attended the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Describing her early life, Portman has said that she was "different from the other kids. I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked very hard. I was a very serious kid." Portman has professed an interest in foreign languages since childhood and has studied French, Japanese, German, and Arabic.When Portman was 10 years old, a Revlon agent spotted her at a pizza restaurant and asked her to become a child model. She turned down the offer but used the opportunity to get an acting agent. She auditioned for the 1992 off-Broadway musical Ruthless! about a girl who is prepared to commit murder to get the lead in a school play. Portman and Britney Spears were chosen as the understudies for star Laura Bell Bundy.
Movies & TV shows
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Marvel Studios: Legends
In preparation for the stories still to come, revisit the epic heroes, villains, and moments from across the universe. The stage for future events is set by each dynamic segment in the upcoming series...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Mad Titan wreaked havoc in the movie. In order to restore order to the universe, the Avengers must reassemble once more.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh is a comedian, actress, social media sensation, producer and author of "How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life." She hosts celebrity interviews, talks current events, performs music...
Lucy in the Sky
Lucy Cola lost touch with reality in a world that now seems too small after she returned to Earth after a mission to space.
This Changes Everything
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.
In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrop...
The Making of Annihilation
Director Alex Garland, Natalie Portman, and other cast and crew take viewers behind the scenes for a deeper look inside the film's stunts, intricate set design and breathtaking visual effects.
A young person can't decide if it's time to take on new responsibilities or just have fun. The coral reef needs all of its inhabitants to be healthy. It can be difficult to resist the many adventures ...
We look at our diet and food in our bodies.
Nature doesn't apply to a Biologist who signs up for a dangerous expedition.
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.
The Pulitzer At 100
The Pulitzer at 100, by Oscar and Emmy winning director Kirk Simon, is a ninety-minute independent documentary released in conjunction with the Pulitzer Centennial in April 2016. This film is told thr...
From Jackie to Camelot
An intimate documentary charting the production of Jackie, from ideation through execution.
An independent, daring woman challenges her partner to prove his love.
Song to Song
In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples, struggling songwriters and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he seduces, chase success through a rock '...
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Starring Austin Pendleton
A quirky and inspirational documentary film on the philosophical approach to the life and work of character actor, Austin Pendleton.
The murder of a ventriloquist and a rash of baker suicides are the most serious cases.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
A zombie outbreak has hit the land in this remake of Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Mr and Elizabeth are ...
Two American sisters, Laura and Kate, perform public sences in Paris when they meet a French film producer who wants Laura to become a movie star while getting obsessed with discovering the truth behi...
There was an account of the First Lady. Kennedy died in 1963.
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Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.
Knight of Cups
Rick is a writer. Despite being successful in his career, his life feels empty. He finds solace in the excess of Hollywood. He is closer to his place in the world when women distract him from his dail...
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
There is a difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.
The show with hot questions and even hotter wings invites a famous guest over to eat and then interviews them while they're struggling through the heat.
The Seventh Fire
When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Oj...
Jane Got a Gun
After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the t...
A Tale of Love and Darkness
Amos Oz was raised in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood by his parents, Arieh and Fania.
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles, the program was brought back to New York.
Thor: The Dark World
When the ancient race comes back, the universe will be plunged into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Asgard can't protect, and one that will force him to sacrifice everything to save us all, Th...
No Strings Attached
Emma is a busy doctor who sets up a seemingly perfect arrangement when she offers her best friend Adam a relationship with one rule: No strings attached. Sex friends can stay friends if they have a fl...
Black Swan: Metamorphosis
A documentary about the making of 'Black Swan'.
Thor: Assembling the Troupe
A short piece that looks at the casting and subsequent work of Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: From Asgard to Earth
The overview piece looked at the picture's set design, the inspiration from various versions of the comic, and filming locations.
A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.
The mighty THOR is against his father's will. After being cast down to Earth, he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends the dark forces of Asgard to invade ...
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Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics
Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are just a few of the legendary characters that have been created by the comic book publication.
O'Brien hosted the show.
I'm Still Here
I'm Still Here is a movie about a year in the life of an actor. The film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and goes on to becom...
14 Actors Acting
This year's great performers striking some of the classic attitudes of cinema.
A young boy has lost his mother and is not in touch with his father or the world around him. Hesher makes his life even more chaotic.
The Other Woman
Jack is a married man who fell in love with a law-school graduate. Her happiness is turned to grief after the death of her infant daughter. Despite being Devastated, Emilia continues to try to forge a...
A journey through the mind of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.
Star War: The Third Gathers: The Backstroke of the West
The war began! Two squares are fighting. The world is filled with improbity. The alliance's Space General is skillful. The Speaker should be Kidnap the D. The proper alliance troops try. There is a ra...
The Marine is presumed dead when his helicopter goes down. Tommy looks after his family. Sam came back and caused chaos.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Kate is a young woman visiting her grandmother to talk about her mother but instead she ends up as both chauffeur and chaperone on her grandmother's romantic dinner date with a widower named Joe.
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
There is a comedy series on the internet called Between Two Ferns withZach Galifianakis. As the title suggests, the set for the show resembles a low-budget amateur production. He has an awkward demean...
The Other Boleyn Girl
Two beautiful sisters, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII, in a sumptuous tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against t...
New York, I Love You
New York, I Love You focuses on the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. From the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the U...
4 Movies · 1 TV show
The Darjeeling Limited
Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. Their "spiritual quest" is off-cours...
My Blueberry Nights
After a nasty break-up, Elizabeth is leaving her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams. Along the way, Elizabeth gets waitress jobs. Elizabeth's emotional turmoil helps her understand h...
The Graham Norton Show
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Molly is the manager of Mr. The strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world is Magorium's Wonder Emporium. After Mr. A dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-rema...
A man is in a hotel. A woman is going to see him. After she arrives, their relationship develops slowly. Is their relationship over?
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Designing the Near Future
There is a documentary on the making of V for Vendetta.
Paris, Je T'Aime
There are 20 directors who contributed to this collection. Two mimes, a husband trying to choose between his wife and his lover, and a married man who turns to prostitution are some of the colourful c...
An American reality competition show in which chefs compete against each other inculinary challenges and are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry ...
V for Vendetta
In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked man named V conducts guerrilla warfare against the British government. V is able to continue his fight to free the people of Brit...
A monk labeled the muse of Francisco Goya a heretic.
The Armenian Genocide
There is a documentary on the Ottoman Empire killings of more than one million people in World War I. On April 17, 2006 the documentary was broadcast by most PBS stations. PBS attempted to give both s...
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
The Jedi had to choose between Darth Sidious and unlimited power.
10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back
A series of interviews with people in different places, all of them involved in the film are reflected on by the cast and crew.
Natalie Portman: Starting Young
Natalie Portman was cast in the film at a young age.
Rebecca is an American who is living in Jerusalem. She gets into a cab. She is going to Jordan to get money.
The Story of Star Wars
The heart of the Star Wars saga is the Skywalker family. From the characters who witnessed it all, you can hear the inside story of Luke and Anakin. The story of the young man escaping from his daily ...
Thomas remembers the beginning of his relationship with his girlfriend when he received a strange phone call. There is a section of Paris.
Two couples are having sex.
Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that brings him back to his friends. His decision to stop taking his medication coincides with the trip. A chance meeting with S...
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the universe forever.
It's time to clear the runway for the three-time male model of the year. "He's so hot right now, he's going to steal this year's award", says the hippie-chic. The young man could be turned into a kill...
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome
Mockumentary telling the never before told life story of the fictional robot R2-D2 from the Star Wars film series. The movie was made as a fun project by the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode II: Att...
The Concert for New York City
The concert was held in New York. It was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank-you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives o...
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'
The process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is shown in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production, we get to see visual effects meetings, John Williams' music s...
Where the Heart Is
Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee Transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside, and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-...
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
A slave is strong. There is a plan for revenge against the Jedi.
Anywhere But Here
August is bad with money and even worse when it comes to making decisions. A successful high school student with Ivy League ambitions is Ann. Ann grew frustrated with her mother's irresponsible and im...
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On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
'We come in peace' is not what the green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with weapons and a cruel sense of humor. In this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '...
In a small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires during a s...
Everyone Says I Love You
A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.
Neil McCauley is an obsessive master thief who leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles. Even though the cat-and-mouse game may end in violence, each man respects the oth...
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Inside the Actors Studio
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
Léon: The Professional
Léon, the top hit man in New York, has a reputation for being an effective cleaner. He becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a Drug Enfo...
About the relationship between a girl and her single mother, who has breast cancer.
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
1 TV show
The film industry is respected. The various category winners are given a copy of the Oscar statuette. The first awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
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The film begins 20 years after a notorious tabloid romance between Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe and as their twins are to graduate from high school. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry sp...
The Days of Abandonment
When a woman abandons her own dreams for a stable home life, her world is thrown off its axis.
Raylene Jackson is a waitress who dreams of becoming a champion steer rider with the help of an ornery veteran mentor. She is not welcomed as she enters the male-dominated rodeo circuit, but the film ...
The Last Karate Kid
When Jade Reed's parents are killed in a car accident, she is forced to move to China with her grandmother. She learns that it is a brand new world. A martial arts master named Mr.Wang is Jade's next ...
Lady in the Lake
In 1960s Baltimore, an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother Maddie Schwartz to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood, a hard-wor...
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