Natalie Portman, real name Natalie Hershlag, is an Israeli-born American actress. She has had an extensive career in film since her teenage years and starred in various blockbusters and independent films, receiving multiple accolades such as an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
When she was 12, she served as an understudy with Britney Spears for the Laura Bell Bundy’s lead role in the musical ‘Ruthless!’
Portman has won multiple awards for her work including a Golden Globe for ‘Closer’ and an Academy Award and Golden Globe for ‘Black Swan’
Natalie appeared in a music video for Paul McCartney’s ‘My Valentine’ with fellow actor Johnny Depp
Natalie Portman is married to ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied who she met on the set of ‘Black Swan.’ The couple have a son and daughter
Her first movie, “Léon: The Professional” premiered when she was only 12
Natalie admits she struggled in the aftermath of the film’s premiere: “In hindsight, I’m really proud of that film though at the time it was unnerving to find myself being suddenly looked upon as a sexual object when I was still only 12.”