Natalie Portman was born on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem. When she was three years old, the family moved to the United States. All she spent her holidays in the theater camp. At age 11, Portman offered to become a model agents Revlon, but she refused because she wanted to concentrate on acting.
In 13 years, Natalie appeared in tandem with Jean Reno in Luc Besson's film "Leon" and took the name of her grandmother - Portman. The film was a resounding success and provided a quick career aspiring actress.
In 1995, Portman played in the film "Real" with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, and a year later on the screens came three films featuring Natalie: Romance "Beautiful Girls," a musical Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" and fantastic comedy "Mars Attacks!".
During 1998, Natalie tried his hand as a theater actress. She starred in the Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Parallel to this, the shooting took place a new series of "Star Wars" - "Episode One, The Phantom Menace," which Nathalie won the role of Queen Padmé Amidala.
In September 1999, Natalie appeared in the drama "Anywhere but Here" with Susan Sarandon, and in 2000 - in the movie "Where the Heart Is". After the end of filming the movie "Where the Heart Is" Portman enrolled in the psychology department at Harvard University.
In July 2001, Natalie played Nina in the play by Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" Delacorte Theatre. Portman also played a small role in the war drama Anthony Minghella's "Cold Mountain" with Nicole Kidman and Jude Law.
In 2002, rolling out the picture "Star Wars. Episode II. Attack of the Clones!", Has not received wide recognition from critics. In the same year, Natalie was the co-author of the research work entitled "The activity of the frontal lobe of the brain when the object constancy". In 2003, actress graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
In 2004, Natalie appeared in two independent films: drama Zach Braff, "Garden State" and the drama of Mike Nichols' "closeness". For his role in the latest Portman won the "Golden Globe" and was nominated for many other awards, including the "Oscar" and a BAFTA.
In May 2005, the Cannes Film Festival premiere of the movie "Star Wars. Episode III. Revenge of the Sith". This episode was received by the critics and the public is much warmer than the previous two films. Then came the painting "Free Zone". At the end of the premiere of the film "V - for Vendetta." For this role, the actress performing the female lead, shaved bald.
In 2006, Portman played in one of the fragments of almanac "Paris, je t'aime". In the same year the film came out Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts", where Portman appeared in the role of the muse of the famous Spanish portrait painter Francisco Goya.
In May 2007, Wong Kar Wai's film "My Blueberry Nights" with Portman in one of the supporting roles opened the competition program of the 60th Cannes Film Festival. In September came just two film featuring Portman: adventure comedy "The Darjeeling Limited" and the short film "Hotel" Chevalier, "which is a prelude to this film. In November, saw the light pattern Zach Helm" Tent of Miracles".
February 2008 saw the release of rental historical drama "The Other Boleyn Girl", which has become a partner Portman Scarlett Johansson. Portman has tried himself in the role of director - in September came short film "Eve" and the almanac "New York, I Love You," which Nathalie acted also as an actress.
In October 2009, the premiere of war drama "Brothers," where partners have become Natalie Jake Gillenhol and Tobey Maguire.