Who is she?
Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag[a] June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual Israeli and American citizenship. 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 (2006), 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 best-paid actresses in the world. She has since portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic Jackie (2016), gaining 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. She is married to dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she has two children.
Natalie Portman Bikini Pics
# Natalie Portman Apologizes After Jessica Simpson Calls Her Out for 'Shaming' Her Over Bikini Photo
Natalie Portman is clarifying her recent comments about Jessica Simpson that caused the fashion mogul to clap back on social media.
Portman said her comments were more about mixed messages from the media than about shaming anyone.
But she also acknowledges that she shouldn't have called out anyone specific.
On Wednesday, Simpson wrote a lengthy response to Portman on Twitter, and pointed out that she isn't always in control of her image.
Portman later left a comment on Simpson's Instagram post and once again explained her initial quote.
# Portman later left a comment on Simpson's Instagram post and once again explained her initial quote.
Natalie Portman squashed any notions that she and Jessica Simpson are feuding, following an exchange between the two on Instagram earlier this month.