Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag;[a] June 9, 1981) is a film actress, producer, writer, and director with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.
Portman made her feature film debut as Mathilda, the young protégée of a hitman, in Léon: The Professional (1994). While still in high school, she gained international recognition for starring as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and received critical acclaim for playing a precocious teenager in the comedy-drama Anywhere but Here (1999). From 1999 to 2003, Portman attended Harvard University for a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She continued acting while at… Continue Reading