Natalie Portman is a Jewish American actress born in 1981 in Israel. She moved together with her parents to the United States when she was 3 years old. Natalie was first raised in Washington, DC and Connecticut before her family moved to New York in 1990. She was always a bright student who scored straight As. In 2003, she graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. The actress is multilingual in English, Hebrew, French, Japanese, German as well as a little Arabic.
Natalie was ambitious and knew from an early age that she was good in acting. She spent her school holidays in acting theaters. Her first real acting role came when she was given the lead part in the play, Ruthless. She appeared Leon in 1994 at the tender age of 13. in the 90s, Natalie appeared in various films including Heat, Mars Attacks and Beautiful girls. She also played Anne Frank’s role on Broadway’s The Diary of Anne frank. Natalie received a Golden globe nomination for her supporting role in the 1999 film Anywhere but Here.
In 2002, Natalie made a cameo appearance in Zoolander alongside Nicole Kidman. Two years later, she starred in Garden State and Closer. She acted as Alice in Closer, a role which saw her nominated for an Oscar. The role also earned her a golden Globe award for being the Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sixth, which was a big hit. She has appeared in several other big movies including V for Vendetta and My Blueberry Nights.
Natalie Portman is an animals’ rights advocate and a vegetarian. She is a firm Democrat and campaigned for john Kerry in the 2004 presidential elections and for Barrack Obama during the 2008 general elections.