Occupation : Actress
Birth Date : 9 June 1981
Birth Place : Jerusalem
Nationality : American
Sex : F
Height : 5' 4"
Education : Syosset High School in Syosset, New York
Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts (majored in Psychology)
Relationship : Gael Garcia Bernal (actor; born on November 30, 1978; 2003-2004), Lukas Haas (actor; born on April 16, 1976; dated in 1999)
Father : physician
Mother : Shelley Hershlag (artist)
Claim to fame : as Mathilda in Luc Besson' Leon The Professional (1994)
FAn Mail :
8942 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
Natalie Portman was born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. The daughter of an infertility specialist and an artist, Natalie (who uses her grandmother's maiden name in order to protect her privacy) left Israel at the age of 3 and relocated with her family to Maryland, Connecticut, and finally to Long Island, New York, where her parents still reside.
Her father a Fertility Specialist and she is an only child
Portman isn't her real last name, it's her grandmother's maiden name.
She was discovered by a Revlon representative a pizza parlor in Long Island when she was 10.
Natalie ia a strict vegetarian
Natalie is fluent in Hebrew and knows French and Japanese.
She has been accepted to Yale and Harvard.
Natalie hates the word "coconut". But she likes the way the word "clutter" sounds.
She's into ballet, watching Friends, and listening to Björk.
Was the first choice to play Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996) movie but turned it down because of the scenes, and the age difference, between her and Leonardo DeCaprio
Turned down the title role in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997), due to her feelings for young adult actors/actresses being exposed to sex in films
She almost didn't take the role in Anywhere But Here (1999) because it called for a sex scene. But the director changed the script just for her.
In addition to her acting accolades, Portman graduated with a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard University in 2003.