Natalie Portman Celebrity Life
Natalie Portman, born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel is a renowned American cinema and theater actress, screenwriter, film director, and producer of Israeli origin. She gained the greatest fame for her roles in the films “Leon: The Professional” and “Closer”.
At the age of four, her mother entered Natali in dance lessons. Since then Natalie began to participate in small plays directed by the local dance companies.
Natalie was visited by a modeling agency in her dance school as they were looking for models for a catalog and selected her for a photo shoot. The pictures caught the notice of the agency Wilhelmina Models, with which Natalie subsequently signed a contract.
During the vacation, Portman attended dance theater camps. At the age of ten, she auditioned for the musical Ruthless, which revolved around a girl committing a murder in order to obtain the leading role in a school drama.
After the audition, she was selected as a replacement actress with singer Britney Spears for the role of Tina Denmark, performed by Laura Bell Bundy.
Portman’s film debut happened with Leon: The Professional at age 13. It was a Luc Besson film released in 1994. Her parents forced to delete a scene from that movie in which she had to appear naked and to rectify the script in the passages in which the girl was fascinated by violence. She shot her scenes during the 1993 summer vacation. This requirement was maintained in subsequent films, which allowed her to finish her career in psychology.
In the following years, Portman starred in Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls, Michael Mann’s Heat in which she starred with Al Pacino, Tim Burton's Mars Attacks starring Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close, and in Everyone Says I Love You by Woody Allen.
In 1997, she played the girl Anne Frank in the theater adoption of The Anne Frank Diary, which was staged on Broadway stages.
Portman starred in the first three episodes of George Lucas' Star Wars. She was hired in 1997 for these three films. She filmed the first episode at age 16 in the summer of 1997; the second, at age 19, in the summer of 2000 in Australia; Tunisia, Spain and Italy and March 2001 in London, and the third at age 22 at Fox Studios in Australia from June 30 to September 2003.
In 2003, busy at the conclusion of her studies in psychology, she appeared in Anthony Minghella’s movie Cold Mountain in the small role of a deserted lady with a small child.
2004 saw Portman taking her career into more grave and adult types pf roles. With the release of Mike Nichols’s Closer, she established herself as a star and a great actress. Her role as Alice won her the Golden Globe Award for the Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Oscar in the kind of Secondary Actress, although this time she could not take the statuette.
In the year 2005, Portman appeared in Amos Gitai’s film Free Zone and V for Vendetta of James McTeigue, in which she portrayed Evey Hammond.
In 2006, she starred in the Miloš Forman’s Goya's Ghosts, together with Javier Bardem and Stellan Skarsgard, playing the muse of the painter Goya.
In 2007, she starred in the first North American-produced film by acclaimed Asian director Wong Kar Wai, the Blueberry Nights, which included a huge cast.
The various other popular works that Portman starred in during this time included The Lonely Island: Natalie's Rap, Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight, The Darjeeling Limited, New York, I Love You, The Other Woman, etc.
The actress starred in Darren Aronofsky’s movie Black Swan. The drama was set in the world of the ballet, an art Portman had trained in childhood. For her performance, Portman won a Golden Globe, a SAG award, and also an Oscar.
This triumph was embroiled in some controversy when Sarah Lane, the dancer who performed as Portman's body double, played down the actress's work, stating that only 5% of the dance scenes were by Natalie.
In 2011 she played Jane Foster in the superhero movie adaptation Thor and repeated it in the Thor: The Dark World. In April 2012, Natalie starred in Paul McCartney's music video, "My Valentine."
In 2016, Portman portrayed the lead role in Jack Larrain's Jackie. It was a biographical movie about Jacqueline Kennedy. The performance earned her nominations for a SAG Award, Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
In 2018, Portman starred in the science fiction film Annihilation, as a biologist and ex-soldier.
Portman has been a non-religious Jew, a vegan since she was fourteen. She was known for her relationships with actors Lukas Haas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Liron Levo, model Nathan Bogle, and singer Devendra Banhart during different times.
In December 2010, the magazine People announced that Portman was engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, whom she met while working in the film Black Swan, and waiting for her first child.
Portman and Millepied married on the 4th of August of 2012 in a Jewish ceremony in California.
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