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Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan).Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very young. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard University. She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting. She was featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut in the movie Léon: The Professional (aka "Léon"). Following this role Natalie won roles in such films as Heat, Beautiful Girls, and Mars Attacks!.It was not until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated US$431 million-grossing prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. She then she starred in two critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Anywhere But Here and Where the Heart Is, followed by Closer, for which she received an Oscar nomination. She reprised her role as Padme Amidala in the last two episodes of the Star Wars prequel trilogy: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. She received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Black Swan.She received a second nomination for Best Actress, for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie.  See full bio on IMDb »

Natalie Portman -- Just Me and My Fetus

Natalie Portman -- Just Me and My Fetus

Natalie Portman showed off her bulging maternal instincts as she left a restaurant in L.A. on Thursday.The 29-year-old Oscar nominee is due this summer. READ MORE >

Natalie Portman -- Flying for Two

Natalie Portman -- Flying for Two

"Black Swan" star Natalie Portman arrived to LAX on Tuesday holding her pup and sporting what could be the first signs of a baby bump ... or just the bulk generated from her shirt and sweater.The… READ MORE >

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LeAnn vs. Natalie vs. Reese: Who'd You Rather?

LeAnn vs. Natalie vs. Reese
Who'd You Rather?

Lovely ladies LeAnn Rimes,28,  Natalie Portman, 29, and Reese Witherspoon, 34, all got engaged last week.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 2311 days ago
Natalie vs. Mila: Who'd You Rather?!

Natalie vs. Mila
Who'd You Rather?

Sexy starlets Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis got chummy at a ballet gala in NYC on Wednesday.Question is ... See Also Bull in a Tiger Shop --Who'd You Rather?! Bethenny vs. Alex: Who'd You Rather?  READ MORE >

- 2760 days ago
"Star Wars" No Longer Portman's Crappiest Role

"Star Wars" No Longer Portman's Crappiest Role

Natalie Portman may need to be hospitalized for exhaustion, because she's really pooped.While in West Hollywood on Thursday, the 27-year-old starlet used leaves to dislodge a dingleberry.That… READ MORE >

- 2962 days ago
Portman's Pooch Makes a Pee Line for the Car

Portman's Pooch Makes a Pee Line for the Car

Natalie Portman's dog must be pissed off -- because after her flight into LAX, she didn't give the little guy any time to find something to piss on. Sad... See Also Natalie Portman: Jew for Jesus  READ MORE >

- 3041 days ago
Robin Williams Goes All Sybil On Us

Robin Williams Goes All Sybil On Us

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- 3246 days ago
Natalie Portman: Jew for Jesus

Natalie Portman: Jew for Jesus

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- 3248 days ago
Portman to Pup: Pee for Vendetta

Portman to Pup: Pee for Vendetta

Natalie Portman found the weather forecast in NYC to be partly cloudy with a chance of golden showers!While walking through a Manhattan park on Sunday, the gorgeous 26-year-old stopped to pet a… READ MORE >

- 3294 days ago
Prince Charles -- Meet Scarlett's Boobs

Prince Charles
Meet Scarlett's Boobs

His Royal Highness Prince Charles greeted Scarlett Johansson at the London premiere of her new film on Tuesday and was clearly enamored by her natural endowment ... as an actress.Johansson's… READ MORE >

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