Natalie Portman – Biography and Filmography
Daughter of a doctor, Natalie Portman, born Hershlag, leaves Jerusalem at the age of three years to live with her family in the United States, Connecticut and Long Island. Spotted in a pizzeria by a modeling agent, she began on the stage before getting to 12 years, the female lead role in Luc Besson’s Leon, in which she co-starred in "cleaner" Jean Reno.
A brilliant student (she studied psychology at Harvard), the precocious Natalie Portman still finds time to run with older children: stepdaughter of Al Pacino in Heat by Michael Mann, daughter of the President of the United States Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks! Burton in 1996, the same year she sang in front of the camera by Woody Allen (Everyone Says I Love You). This does not deny this actress demanding number of projects, Lolita in Romeo + Juliet. In 1998, his performance in The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway does not go unnoticed.
In 1999, Natalie Portman makes a comeback on screen in Star Wars – The Phantom Menace. His character, Amidala, queen then falls in love with senator Anakin Skywalker, will also appear in episodes 2 and 3 of the cult of George Lucas saga. If it is found heroin in 2006 SF subversive film V for Vendetta, the actress proves equally at home in contemporary and intimate, like Garden State, the hit indie Zach Braff, Closer Mike Nichols (its composition stripper earned him a nomination for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2005), or even harsh Free Zone, shot in Israel by the intransigent Gitai. Egeria just like a glamorous Scarlett Johansson (her partner in the period film Two Boleyn Girl), Goya’s muse for Milos Forman, she is an icon of American fantasy by Wong Kar-Wai (My Blueberry Nights) before opening the door of Mr Magorium Wonder Store (2008), between dream and reality.
Natalie Portman is taking her first steps in realizing with Eve, a short film she wrote herself and which appear Lauren Bacall and Olivia Thirlby. Her film is opening the Venice film festival for short in 2008. She repeated the experiment by staging one of the short films of the collective film New York, I Love You. She also appears in the sequence of Mira Nair’s film of the same. The same year, she appears on the screen in Jim Sheridan’s Brothers, sharing it shared with Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Her performance both physically and psychologically challenging in Black Swan Darren Aronofsky won him a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. Subsequently, in 2011 stands rather as a sign of popular entertainment for the actress. Evidenced by its participation in the comic book adaptation Thor Kenneth Branagh, the romantic comedy Sex Friends of Ivan Reitman comedy and medieval Your Highness by David Gordon Green.