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Israeli American actress


Natalie Portman is an Israeli American actress. Her first role came in the 1994 independent film Léon (known in the United States as The Professional). She achieved wider fame after playing Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Portman, who has said "I'd rather be smart than a movie star," completed a bachelor's degree in psychology at Harvard College while she was working on the Star Wars films.

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Birth nameNatalie Hershlag
Date of BirthJune 9, 1981
Place of BirthJerusalem, Israel
Years active1994–present
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 Thank you so much. This is insane, and I truly, sincerely wish that the prize tonight was to get to work with my fellow nominees. I’m so in awe of you, 
— Natalie Portman while accepting the Academy Award for the best actress in the 83rd Academy Awards / February 27, 2011
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 I made my first movie when I was 11. I’m an old hag. I guess it’s pretty common with actors, to be doing this for 18 years, but it’s extreme. 
— Natalie Portman thinks she is an old hag / February 04, 2011
 I feel like I’m on another planet or something right now. It’s not quite sinking in. 
— Natalie Portman about the oscar buzz for her role in Black Swan / February 04, 2011
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 I feel really lucky. It’s something that’s completely wonderful, and I have a very definite goal I’m working toward with that. 
— Natalie Portman about the oscar buzz for her role in Black Swan / February 04, 2011
 It’s wonderful to be recognized for awards but it is a little mad. I just hope all the screaming (from fans) and stuff isn’t making the little guy or girl crazy. But I’m getting through it and enjoying it. I just need to sit down more than usual! 
— Natalie Portman hopes the awards season doesn't harm her unborn child / February 01, 2011

 I've been working since I was 11 years old, and SAG has taken care of me 
— Natalie Portman after winning the best female lead at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards / January 30, 2011