With a long list of achievements behind her, Natalie Portman managed to turn her passion into work from a very young age. From her debut in the world of cinema with “Léon”, this is the story of the great actress.
Who is Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman, stage name of Natalie Hershlag, (Jerusalem, June 9, 1981), is a naturalized American actress.
He grows up with his father a doctor of Romanian and Polish origins and a housewife mother of American origins. Just three years old moves to the United States living first in Washington and then near Long Island and staying there for the rest of his youth. In addition to the great ability in the study of languages, she begins to study dance as a child and then enter the world of entertainment as an actress.
She made her debut as an actress in 1994 as protagonist of the well-known film “Léon” by Luc Besson who will help her get other very important parts. He stars in “Heat – The Challenge” alongside Al Pacino and Robert De Niro and later in “Everyone Says I Love You” which sees Woody Allen as director. He still takes part in “Mars Attacks!” by Tim Burton and then for several years he leaves the cinema to study theater working on some very successful shows.
Film career of Natalie Portman
Once back in the world of cinema, his career sees a great turning point. She is chosen to take part in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” with the part of queen amidala obtaining great success. She then also took part in the second episode of the saga and in the same year she also began her humanitarian work as an ambassador for the UN. With “Closer”, a 2004 film made with Julia Roberts and Jude Law also earns its first Oscar nomination.
The following year he reconfirms his presence in the third episode of the Star Wars saga and gets parts in important projects such as “V for Vendetta” and “Free Zone” also nominated for the Cannes Film Festival “. He then participates in the filming of “Thor”, the great success of Kenneth Branagh and “The black Swan”, a film that put her to the test to play the role of a ballet dancer and with whom also gets the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Over the years it continues to obtain extremely valid proposals, thus creating numerous successful projects. Her fame and awards are not limited to the United States, on the contrary she is often invited to cinema events in Europe and her films participate in French and Italian competitions. For example with film “To dream is to live”, in which in addition to being an actress she is director and producer, she participates in the Cannes Film Festival, getting many compliments. Subsequently with “Jackie”, in which she plays President Kennedy’s wife in the days after his death, participates in the Venice International Film Festival.
Natalie Portman between activism and private life
In addition to the endless film projects, Portman is one great activist. In fact, it claims i animal rights also practicing a vegan diet and not buying clothing made with animal skin. Over the years it has also become increasingly closer to environmental issues taking part in movements on the subject. It also actively supports issues related to female world like the “Me Too” movement, also claiming to have received threats of rape in his life.
As for his private life, however, the relations with Mexican actor Gael Gacia Bernal and with Devendra Banhart, folk singer. During the filming of “The Black Swan” he also met the dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied with whom she becomes engaged and with whom she gives birth to her first child, Aleph. After the birth of their first child, the two crown their love with a Jewish marriage and subsequently give life to Amalia, their second child.