January 26, 2011 by Post Team
Natalie Portman, Natalie Hershlag (born June 9, 1981), better known by her stage name Natalie Portman is an Israeli-American actress. His first role was as an orphan raised by a hitman in the action film 1994 French Leo. During the 1990s, Natalie Portman has a major role in such films as Beautiful Girls and Anywhere But Here, before being cast in the role of Padme Amidala in the prequel trilogy Star Wars. In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while working on the Star Wars movies. She completed her BA in 2003.
In 2001, Portman opened in New York Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov, The Seagull, alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2005, Natalie Portman was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress as well as winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for the drama Closer. She shaved her head and learned to speak with an English accent for her role in V for Vendetta (2006), for which she won an award for Best Female Performance Constellation, and a Saturn Award for Best Actress. She has played leading roles in historical dramas Goya’s Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). In May 2008 she was the youngest member of the 61st Annual Conference of the Jury at Cannes Film Festival. Portman’s first feature film, Eve, opened the competition at the 65th Venice Film Festival shorts in 2008.
In 2011, Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her performance in The Black Swan. She is engaged to dancer Benjamin Millepied.
Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel. His father, Avner Hershlag is a fertility specialist. Her mother, Shelley Hershlag, an American home is working as her agent. Portman’s maternal ancestors were immigrants Jews of Austria and Russia, and her paternal ancestors were Jews who immigrated to Israel from Poland and Romania. His paternal grandfather, whose parents died in Auschwitz, was professor of economics in Israel, and her Romanian-born grandmother was a spy for British Intelligence during the Second World War.
Portman parents met in a center of Jewish students at Ohio State University, where her mother was selling tickets. They corresponded after her father returned to Israel, and were married when her mother visited a few years later. In 1984, when Portman was three years old, the family moved to the United States, where her father received her medical training. The family first lived in Washington, DC, where Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, but moved to Connecticut in 1988, then moved to Long Island, New York, 1990. She attended Syosset High School in Syosset, Long Island. Portman said that although she “really love [s] the U.S. … my heart to Jerusalem. This is where I feel at home.” Portman is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel. She is an only child and very close to her parents, who are often seen with her at her premieres.
Portman began dancing lessons at age four and performed in local troupes. At age 10, a Revlon agent asked him to become a model child, but she declined the offer to concentrate on acting. In an interview with magazine, Natalie Portman said she was “different from other children. I was more ambitious, I knew what I liked and what I wanted and I worked very hard. I a child was very serious. ”
Portman spent her school holidays attending theater camps. When she was 10, she auditioned for the show off-Broadway Ruthless! A musical about a girl who is prepared to commit murder for the head of a school play. Portman and future pop star Britney Spears have been chosen as lining for the stars Laura Bell Bundy. In 1994, she auditioned for the role of a child who meets a hitman with a mean age in the film by Luc Besson, Léon (aka The Professional). Shortly after getting the part, she took her grandmother’s maiden name “Portman” stage name, in the interest of privacy and to protect the identity of her family. Leon opened November 18, 1994, marking her debut at age 13. That same year she appeared in the short film Developing, which aired on television.
Natalie Portman recently many reasons to be happy. The star, who recently became engaged and soon to be mom, she was thrilled by the news of Oscar nominations for Best Actress. She got her role in “Black Swan”.
Portman, who, in the thriller Darren Aronfsky’ego she played an ambitious ballerina, said: “I am truly honored and grateful to the Academy for this award is the culmination of an extraordinary journey of 10 years with Darren, the fruit. Who is this movie on the worktop? “Black Swan” was the most precious experience in my career passion, which shows that production is the culmination of a process of communication between artists and audience; I share this honor with all. . Cast and crew working on this film, especially with Darren Aronofskym. ”
The role of “Black Swan” also allowed a breakthrough in her private life actress 29 years. In December, the star announced her engagement to the ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepiedem. She met during the filming of this production. Couple expecting a baby, who is ahead in the world in the spring.
Portman was among the actresses nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for Best Actress Annette Bening in society (for her role in “Everything’s fine,” Lisa Cholodenko) Nicole Kidman (“between worlds” by John Cameron Mitchell) Jennifer Lawrence (Bone ‘s Winter “) and Michelle Williams (” Blue Valentine Cianfrance Derek “).
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