Natalie Portman Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Facts

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is one of the most popular and versatile actresses who has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, among other accolades. She has starred in several hit films throughout her career spanning more than 25 years.

She has many acclaimed film roles to her credit such as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. Natalie won Academy Award nominations for her role as Alice in the film Closer and as the former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 2016 film Jackie.

Natalie Portman Biography

Natalie Portman was born on the 9th of June 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She’s currently 43 years old.

Birth NameNeta-Lee Hershlag
NicknameNat, Nat Star Wars Queen
Date of BirthJune 9, 1981
Place of BirthJerusalem, Israel
AgeJewish Polish, Romanian, Austrian, and Russian
Sun SignGemini
ProfessionActress, Film Producer, Director
NationalityAmerican, Israeli
EthnicityJewish Polish, Romanian, Austrian and Russian
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.

Family and Education

Natalie Portman is the only child of Shelley (née Stevens), an American homemaker who works as Portman’s agent, and Avner Hershlag, an Israeli fertility specialist and gynecologist. Her parental grandparents were of Jewish ancestry and emigrated to Israel. On the other hand, her Jewish maternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from Austria and Russia.

Natalie attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Washington D. C. She then attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County in New York. Portman graduated from Syosset High School, Syosset, Long Island in 1999.

She got admission to Harvard University in Massachusetts, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in psychology in 2003.

After moving to Israel, she joined graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004. In March 2006, she was a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism.

Natalie Portman Husband

Natalie Portman married French ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied on August 4, 2012, in a Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California. Together, they have two children, son Aleph (born June 2011)and daughter Amalia (born February 2017).

Before her marriage with Millepied, Portman dated many stars including Rodrigo Santoro, Devendra Banhart, Nathan Bogle, Jude Law, Nathan Rothschild, Gael Garcia Bernal, Hayden Christensen, and Lukas Haas.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 3 inches
Centimeters – 160 cm
Meters – 1.6 m
WeightKilograms – 50 kg
Pounds – 110 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements34-25-34
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorDark Brown
Shoe Size8 (US) / 38.5 (EU)
Dress Size4 (US) / 36 (EU)

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Natalie Portman made her onscreen acting debut with the 1994 thriller film, Léon: The Professional, which co-starred Jean Reno and Gary Oldman.  She portrayed a 12-year girl Mathilda who is taken in by a professional hitman after her family is murdered by a corrupt DEA agent.

Television Debut

In 2003, Portman appeared in an episode of the 34th season of Sesame Street, an American children’s television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

Famous For

Having played Padme Amidala in the Star Wars movies.

She earned lots of fame for her roles in films including Closer (2004), V for Vendetta (2006), Goya’s Ghosts (2006), Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Black Swan (2010), No Strings Attached (2011), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Jackie (2016).

Favorite Things

  • Actors – Ben Kingsley and John Turturro
  • Actresses – Julia Roberts, Jennifer Grey, and Susan Sarandon
  • Music – PJ Harvey, Bjork, Radiohead, The Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder
  • Food – Chocolate, Pizza, Tea, and Ice Cream
  • Movies – Dirty Dancing (1987), Schindler’s List (1993)
  • TV Shows – Ellen, Friends, Dawson’s Creek, and Jerry Springer
  • Makeup Items – Kiehl’s lip gloss, Vincent Longo Water Canvas Foundation, powder blush, and beige eyeshadow.

Natalie Portman Net Worth

As of 2024, Natalie Portman has a net worth of $90 million with most of her wealth coming from acting and producing films.

She owns a swanky house worth $3.5 million in Linwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA that is spread over a 4,866 square feet area and is grand in every sense. In addition, she owns some of the finest cars in the world such as Toyota Prius and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, amongst others.

Natalie Portman Facts

Her original given name was Neta-Lee, a Hebrew name.

Portman learned to speak Hebrew while living on Long Island.

She studied ballet and modern dance at the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, New York, and attended the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights, both on Long Island.

In 2005, she won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, Closer.

In 2006, She won the Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role in the film, V for Vendetta.

Natalie turned into a vegan after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals and later produced a documentary on factory farming systems in the U.S. by the same title.

In 2011, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress as well as the Academy Award for Best Actress for her stellar performance in the film Black Swan.

Her first feature film as a director, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was released in 2015.

She was the youngest jury member at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2008.

In September 2017, she was recognized for her work on the film by the Environmental Media Association Awards with the Ongoing Commitment Award.

Portman is known for her trademark brown eyes, sweet voice, and petite figure.

On November 7, 2017, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced that actress Natalie Portman is the 2018 Genesis Prize Laureate.

She is proficient in many languages including  English, Hebrew, French, Japanese, German, and Arabic.

In 2018, Portman starred in the science fiction horror film Annihilation as a biologist and former soldier.

She plays Maddie Schwartz, the lead character in the Apple TV+ miniseries Lady in the Lake, which premieres on July 19, 2024. It is based on Laura Lippman’s novel of the same name and stars Moses Ingram, Y’lan Noel, Mikey Madison, and Sean Ringgold.