Natalie Portman – Biography, Early Life, Movies, Awards, Family & Net Worth

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Natalie Portman is one of the leading Hollywood actresses. She also won the prestigious Oscar award for her brilliant performance as a troubled ballerina in the film ‘Black Swan’. Some of the blockbuster films featuring Natalie Portman include ‘Black Swan’, ‘Jackie,’ ‘Thor’, and the ‘Star Wars franchise.

Natalie Portman’s Early Life:

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Natalie Portman was born in Israel in 1981. Soon after giving birth to Natalie, her parents immigrated to the United States and lived in Washington D.C. Later the family moved to Long Island, New York. Natalie pursued her primary education at Syosset High School. She ventured into the modeling career at the young age of 11. She completed her graduation in psychology from Harvard University alongside her modeling career.

Natalie Portman’s Acting Career:

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Natalie Portman ventured into a career in acting with her debut film titled ‘The Professional (1994)’ in which she played the role of a hitman’s apprentice. Her performance in the film was praised by both the critics and the film audience. In the following year, she has delivered a brilliant performance in the film titled Heat (1995) in which she played the role of Al Pacino’s troubled daughter.

In the following years, she worked in a series of successful films like ‘Beautiful Girls,’ ‘Everyone Says I Love You,’ ‘Mars Attacks!’

Natalie Portman’s in ‘Star Wars’:

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Natalie Portman’s in ‘Star Wars’ as Padmé Amidala

The year 1999 was a successful year for Natalie Portman as she garnered internal fame for playing Queen Amidala in George Lucas’ prequel Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace. Her performance in the film was reviewed extremely positively by the critics and later she went on to reprise the role in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). All the films became blockbusters at the box-office and Natalie Portman achieved star status in the Hollywood film industry. 

In the following year, she acted in a series of films and the list includes ‘Garden State,’ ‘Closer,’ ‘V for Vendetta,’ ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’.

Natalie Portman’s Oscar Win for ‘Black Swan’:

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In the year 2010, Natalie portrayed the role of a ballerina who is obsessed with her art in Darren Aronofsky’s film titled ‘Black Swan’. Portman has put a lot of effort into the film both mentally and physically. She had to lose 20 pounds and went through rigorous dance training for the film. Upon its release, the film became a massive hit with critics praising Natalie’s performance. Her brilliant acting performance in the film earned her both Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress. 

Natalie Portman’s ‘Thor’:

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Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in “Thor,”

Natalie ventured into Marvel’s superhero films in the year 2011 when she was cast as the female lead in Thor (2011) and the sequel Thor: The Dark World (2013) opposite Chris Hemsworth. She’s expected to portray the role of a titular goddess for the upcoming film ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.

Natalie Portman’s Family:

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Portman was engaged to Benjamin Millepied who is a ballet dancer in the year 2010. The couple gave birth to their first child on June 14, 2011, whom they named Aleph Portman-Millepied. The couple tied the knot in August 2012 and Portman gave birth to their second child, daughter Amalia, on February 22, 2017.

Natalie Portman’s Net Worth: 

Natalie Portman is expected to have a net worth of $90 million as of 2021. 

 

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